April 30, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week is This Week, Tomorrow, Monday, May 1, through This Friday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week starts tomorrow, Monday, May 1, and runs through this Friday, May 5. Check out what is planned to show our fabulous teachers and staff how much we appreciate them!

  • Monday, May 1 – Mediterranean lunch in the library will be provided to all teachers and staff starting at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2 – Cup of Joe and Pearl Snap Kolaches will be served to all teachers and staff in the auditorium at 9 a.m. followed by a visit from the coffee cart to all classrooms for those teachers who aren’t able to swing by the auditorium.
  • Wednesday, May 3 – Students are asked to bring flowers to their teachers to show their appreciation. Teachers will be given vases for the flowers from their students.
  • Thursday, May 4 – Custom Mustang pencil bags made by RHE parent Jennifer Nevitt (mommysew.com) will be given to all teachers and staff in their cubbies.
  • Friday, May 5 – Students are asked to complete the “fun facts” documentattached here and give to their teachers.
If you have questions, please contact 
Blair.Chappell@unthsc.edu or text 817-965-3554.

Reminder: Science Fair This Tuesday, May 2
Don’t forget that Science Fair is this Tuesday, May 2. 

RHE is Participating in Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Drive This Week
We will be collecting NEW teddy bears this week for Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Drive. The collection box is located in the front lobby by the fish tank.
  • These bears are given to patients to cuddle and love while being cared for at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
  • Kay’s Hallmark, the Build-A-Bear Workshop (in Cook Children’s), and Buy Buy Baby are offering a 20% discount for anyone buying a bear for a Cook Children’s patient.  
  • EVERYONE is invited to the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Trailhead at Clearfork on Sunday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is a bear but if you have already given a bear to the RHE Drive, just mention it when you come.
  • Please help us share some cuddles!
Remaining Spots of Parent Parties Still Available for Purchase
The remaining spots of the following Parent Parties from Spring Auction are available to purchase on My School Anywhere (MSA):
  • Cocktails with Cotton on Thursday, May 11 (16 available spots) –
$15 each
  • 1st Grade Parent Party on Friday, May 26 (9 available spots) – $20 each
  • 2nd Grade Parent Party on Saturday, May 20 (15 available spots) –
$20 each
  • 3rd Grade Parent Party on Saturday, Aug. 26 (8 available spots) –
$20 each
They are available to purchase on MSA:

Attention 5th Grade Parents: Mandatory Chaperone Meeting at 6 P.M. Followed by Parent Meeting at 6:30 P.M. This Thursday, May 4
Chaperone Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Please join us to learn about expectations and responsibilities of being a chaperone on the upcoming Austin Field Trip.
  • Group assignments will be provided at this meeting.
  • Please stay on for the General Parent Meeting at 6:30 p.m. so that parents of students in your group will have a chance to meet you.
Parent Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Please join us to learn more details about the upcoming trip, complete necessary forms and meet your child’s chaperone.
  • Any questions will be answered at this time.
Last Day to Take AR Tests is Friday, May 19, by 3:30 P.M.
  • The last day to take AR tests for this school year is Friday, May 19, by 3:30 p.m. The library will be open a little later some days that week for last-minute testing.
  • Please note that the week before (the week of May 8), campus will be closed due to testing so no AR tests will be taken during school hours that week.
  • We will call the last round of ribbons and Million Word Club on Monday, May 22.
  • AR Store will be open Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25.
  • The Million Word Club Pizza Party will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.
  • The Level 4 AR Ice Cream Party will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 26.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Nevitt at 817-739-5399 orjnevitt@sbcglobal.net.
Sign Up to Receive RHPTA Text Updates
  • To sign up to receive RHPTA updates via text, text: @ridgleah to 810-10.