April 8, 2018

Closed Campus This Week
  • Due to STAAR Testing, our campus will be closed, including lunch, to volunteers and parents from Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13. This means no visitors will be allowed on campus in classrooms or during lunch all week for all grades.
  • Fourth and fifth grades will be testing this week. For more information regarding your child’s testing, please email your classroom teachers.
  • Please make sure your children are on time this week, whether they are testing or not.
  • We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to ensure the best testing environment for our students.
  • Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!
“No Parking” Signs Being Installed on Both Sides of Chickering Road Between Angus and Culver
  • It has taken several long months of hard work, but “no parking” signs are being installed on both sides of Chickering Road between Angus and Culver.
  • This should improve the safety of both our walking and carpool families during carpool.
  • Thank you to Chris Holbert, Ridglea Hills Neighborhood Association President, Officer Pennington, RH Neighborhood Police Officer, and Brandon Brewer.
Nominations for 2018-19 PTA Board Still Open
Interested in serving on the PTA Board next school year?
  • All of the many events at Ridglea Hills could not happen without parental involvement. The RHTPA board consists of 42 positions held by PTA general members.
  • There are eight elected positions, elected by the general PTA membership, and 34 appointed positions. The appointed positions are appointed by the incoming president.
  • These positions together make up the RHPTA board. While each position has a specific job, the board as a whole makes administrative and financial decisions of the PTA.
  • In addition to the specific jobs outlined, each board member should be able to regularly attend board meetings.
  • A list of duties, along with the nomination form, is available here. If you need further explanation, please contact mandyawright@yahoo.com.
Run Club Resumes Tomorrow, Monday, April 9
Run Club resumes tomorrow, Monday, April 9. Please send your kids with their water bottles. 

Field Day Schedule for Friday, April 20
Please see the schedule below for Field Day on Friday, April 20:
·      8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Parade for All Grade Levels
  • 8:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.: PPCD, Pre-K-2nd Rotations 
  • 12:00 p.m.: Kinder-2nd Tug of War (Pre-K will not be doing Tug of War.)
  • 10:30 a.m. – off/on until 2:00 p.m.: LINC, 3rd-5th Rotations 
  • 1:30 p.m.: 3rd-5th Tug of War 
  • Lunch will follow the normal schedule.
  • If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Thomas Ledesma at tledes1@yahoo.com or 817-932-5653.
Attention 5th Grade Parents: We Need Your Pictures for 5th Grade Slide Show at Graduation by May 25
It’s time to start creating the 5th grade slide show for graduation!
  • Please send pictures from all the years your students attended Ridglea Hills to Mandy Perez.
  • We would love to have all students represented.
  • Pictures from your camera or camera phone are great!
  • Please email them to Mandy Perez at Mandyperez2379@gmail.com
  • The deadline is Friday, May 25.
RHE Science Fair Evaluation/Judging Rubrics Available Online
As a reminder, RHE Science Fair is on Tuesday, May 8. The judging rubrics for requirements of each type of investigation are available on the RHPTA website. Please note the following information provided by FWISD:
  • 2nd – 4th grade projects should be a Descriptive or Comparative investigation only. (Experimental projects entered for these grade levels will be displayed, but not judged.)
  • 5th grade projects can be a Descriptive, Comparative or Experimental investigation.
  • 2nd – 5th grade may work on individual or team projects (with a maximum of five team members).
  • Pre-K – 1st grade may enter class projects for display, but they will not be judged.
  • Plan to come to a Science Fair parent/student information session this Friday, April 13, after school in Mrs. Poe's room at the end of the 5th grade hall.
  • Additional information on the Science Fair, including the information packet, is on the RHPTA website: http://www.rhpta.com/academic-fairs
Calling for Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award Nominations
Do you know an outstanding volunteer, teacher or community member who should be recognized for his/her service to Ridglea Hills Elementary? 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.