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SEP 28, 2020

Posted on 09/28/2020
 
 
 

The Grizzly Growl 

September 28, 2020 - Vol. VIII

What is happening around Campus?

6th grade working on their roller coasters learning about kinetic and potential energy!

     


2nd graders Rowan, Miriam, Keely and Camille showing off their awesome artistic abilities in Spanish in regard to Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing a local Hispanic artist, Emmanuel Martinez. The iconic mural called “Shades” or “Confluent People” helped shape our young artists’ creative minds into recreating their own version of Shades. Emmanuel Martinez was the first artist to start painting murals in downtown Denver and his murals can be found at Speer Boulevard and Little Raven Street

          


6th grade doing an experiment with weight distribution!  

 

It's Giving Apple Time!

Each fall, the PTO coordinates a campaign for the staff that allows them to ask for items for their learning spaces that are outside of traditional classroom budgets. This year we are putting these requests in a live document sign up. Click on the link above to open the document and explore ways you can contribute to your students classroom and school. Items will be presented to teachers and staff in mid October. 

Our sincerest thanks for participating in our annual Giving Apple campaign.

Every donation is meaningful!

Pictures from last year taken during our Giving Apple presentation.

     

From The Office

We need your help ensuring your contact information is up to date in JeffCo Connect. This is the database that we rely on to contact you for general and emergency purposes. Please ensure that you have provided both parents and/or guardians complete information as well as one emergency contact in the Jeffco connect system. Please see the instruction sheet for detailed information on managing your student information in Jeffco Connect. We appreciate your time to help with this important task!


Attendance for your Child

If you child is going to be out from illness, dental appointments, doctor appointments, etc. please email us at attendance@rmae.org. You may want to also copy your child’s teacher(s) on those emails. If you are going on a planned trip or absence from school for more than one day, please complete this Google form Pre Arranged Absence Form. Email Dyann Bartlett with any questions about absences. Thank you!


MORNING DROP OFF- Please have your students dropped off before the indicated time to allow for temperature checks in the circle. Students are expected to be in class ready to start learning at 7:45 AM for middle school, 7:50 AM for grades 3-5 and 7:55 AM for grades K-2. Students arriving after that time will be marked tardy and need to go to the office for screening.


Please remember to review and sign the following two agreements if you have not already.


Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom Coordinator (CCs)- We are searching for a few more volunteers to fill this important role for K- Clark, 1- Gutierrez, 2- Scheid, 2- Urdahl, 3- Prouty, 4- Vickery, 5- Weiker, 5 - Amen, and 6th Grade. The CCs are much like a room parent to the elementary teachers and liaisons to the families in their class. Duties typically include sending weekly emails to their families with pertinent info from the PTO and the teacher, coordinating classroom volunteers, (not really applicable for the time being), and organizing class parties and fundraising contributions.


Help on Campus- The Facilities Manager, Mr Wellman, has a couple of volunteer opportunities available around campus- pickup trash along the road and filling the sand buckets in preparation for the next snow event. If you are available to help with either of these tasks please call the office to arrange a time.


Join a BOD CommitteeThe Board of Directors is actively recruiting members and chairs for committees. They each meet virtually and are a great way to advise the Board on important matters impacting our school while earning your volunteer hours. Find out more here: Sign up

Parent Teacher Organization News and Information

As with most things, this will be a different year as many of our events are currently cancelled or on hold, making it a good time to ease into a position on the PTO Board! As we stated last week- The PTO Board is currently searching for a volunteer to fill the vacant PTO President position for the 2020-21 school year.  Tiffany Fontaine has taken on a new role at RMAE as the Enrollment Secretary, this exciting move for her has required her to step down as PTO President. Tiffany has filled this role for the last 4 years at RMAE and will remain available to mentor the next president. The main role of the PTO President is to be the the team leader, who keeps the team on track and serves as the liaison to the school office and board of directors. The president makes sure our events and fundraisers run smoothly. Tiffany says " I promise this job is not nearly as daunting as it first may seem and it is beyond rewarding, I will work alongside you for this unique transition."


Opportunity for Sibling Photos!- 

Annie would like to invite all families to an off-site, sibling mini-session, exclusively for RMAE and MSE families (only). Please no pets, no parents. These images are all about the kiddos! Date: Monday, October 12th. Time: 4-5:30pm. To sign up, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4baba823a31-schooltime5     Contact Annie with questions at 303.667.9910.

Can I go to School Today?

COVID-19 GUIDANCE Can I go to school today? If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home/ stay at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

  • Feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4℉ or higher.
  •  New or unexplained persistent cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Loss of taste or smell.
  •  Fatigue.
  •  Muscle aches.
  • Headache.
  • Sore throat.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  •  Diarrhea.
  • Runny nose or congestion.

COVID-19 At-home symptom screening for parents UPDATED 08/10/20

After School Activities & Community News

Online Band Class-Please see the Flyer for more information on Band class for 4th- 8th grade students. Please email Denise Clark directly with interest and/or questions.  


It is the time of year for families to start thinking about baseball! Those kids wanting to play competitive baseball in the 2021 spring season, registration is open for boys and girls in 2nd - 8th grade.  Due to Covid 19, the tryouts are happening differently than past years. The families can register their children at https://www.westjeffbaseball.org/ for the spring season and the tryouts taking place on Saturday, 10/3.


Mountain Backpack Program – If you are in need of a hand up to meet the nutritional needs of your family, this program can help. There are no qualification requirements and only contact information is requested. HERE is the link to contact them directly. 


Need after school care? 

Please CLICK HERE to complete the ACC survey. Details HERE.


Read With MeReading tips and parent resources -- easy-to-use apps, activities, and downloads that are available in English and Spanish from the Colorado Department of Education ReadWithMe.Today


Congregation Beth Evergreen would like to remind you that their parking lot is private. Please refrain from parking there to pick up your students unless you have a child enrolled at the TLC preschool. 

RMAE Board of Directors Updates and Information

The next BOD meeting will be held on October 8. The Zoom link to attend the meeting and the posted agenda will be posted on the RMAE website and school calendar prior to the meeting. View the RMAE calendar for more details

Upcoming Events
OCT 2- Spirit Wear Day!

OCT 8 - Board Meeting

 
 

September Core Virtues:

Respect- treating others with high regard & Responsibility – doing your part for the groups that make us whole. 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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