April 23, 2017

Field Day was Fun!
Thanks to everyone who helped make Friday’s Field Day so fun!

  • Huge thanks to Rachel and Kevin West for coordinating this year!
  • Shout out to our fifth graders who helped with each station and to our teachers and staff for their patience and dedication to our kids.
  • Thanks also to Mario Flores, Drew Harris, Robert McCarroll, Chad Stewart and the rest of our wonderful parents who helped Friday.
Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award Nominations Due Today, April 23
Do you know an outstanding volunteer, teacher or community member who should be recognized for his/her service to Ridglea Hills Elementary?  Today is the last day to nominate him/her for the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award! This honorary award is presented to individuals who have given outstanding service to and for the students of our school. 
  • The Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award is one of the highest PTA honors that may be bestowed to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. Recipients are people who have contributed significantly to the development of the work of the PTA. Presentations of life memberships are made to publicly recognize individuals who have given in the interest of the young people of Texas.
  • Additional information is included online here.
  • Please use the following link to submit your nomination for the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/29W9VLN
  • Today is the last day to submit your nomination.
  • If you have questions, please contact Sheri Chipman atsherichipman@gmail.com.
Talent Show DVDs are Ready!
Talent Show DVDs are ready!
  • If you paid for shipping, they were mailed out last Friday.
  • Noel Rodriguez will be in the lobby tomorrow morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for DVD pickup.
  • Remaining DVDs will be sent home in backpacks tomorrow afternoon.
  • There is a very limited supply of extra DVDs for purchase ($30 each) tomorrow morning – first come, first served.
  • If you would like to order directly through Westside Production House to have the DVS shipped to you, please complete the file here.
  • Group photos are not yet ready. More to come!
PTA General Meeting and Kindergarten Program This Tuesday, April 25
The PTA General Meeting with General Elections is at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, April 25, prior to the Kindergarten Program at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. 

Important: Carpool Guidelines
  • We have had an increasing number of people parking along the curb on the school side of Cumberland during carpool hours. This is a no parking zone during carpool hours even if past the carpool lane. The daycare buses pick up and drop off here and the lane needs to be clear.  
  • Remember that there is no parking along Stonedale between the intersection and the gym.
  • Also, as spring events are becoming more frequent, please remember if you park in the carpool lane during the day, you must move your car by 2 p.m. 
  • There have also been more people crossing in the middle of the street. Please only use designated crosswalks. Do not cross in the middle of the street.  
  • Please do not pass carpool once it is moving or during carpool time. Even if you are parking, you must wait until you turn onto Cumberland to pass carpool line.
  • Please pull all the way forward as directed by Safety Patrol when dropping off or picking up. Stopping prior to the directed point slows carpool down because less kids are being unloaded or loaded at a time.  

No Popcorn Friday This Friday, April 28
Please note that we will not be having Popcorn Friday this Friday, April 28.

Mark Your Calendar for Teacher Appreciation Week from Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 5
Please mark your calendar for Teacher Appreciation Week from Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 5. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Science Fair On Tuesday, May 2
Please note that Science Fair is coming soon on Tuesday, May 2. 

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