August 13, 2017

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017
School Starts Monday, Aug. 21!

School starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, for all Ridglea Hills Elementary students. See you soon!

Registration Update:
New Student Registration Now Through Aug. 16
Registration for new students, who have not yet registered with the school, is happening now through this Wednesday, Aug. 16. Please see the office times below.
  • Monday, Aug. 14, and Tuesday, Aug. 15: New Student Registration, Office Hours (8 a.m. - 11 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16: New Student Registration Extended Hours, Office Hours (1:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • All students can first register online.
  • Then print the paperwork and bring to the school with all verifying documents by 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Returning Student Registration Available Online
Registration for returning students is online.  
  • Fill out all registration forms online.
  • Print and return them to school once school starts next week. 
New Parent Information Session at 5 P.M. This Tuesday, Aug. 15
Parents new to RHE are invited to an information session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 15.
  • Come find out about the basics, including drop off/pick up, lunch, visiting the school, parking and more.
  • Please note that class lists will not be available on this night. They will be posted on the front windows of the school this Friday, Aug. 18.
First Grade Parent Meeting with Principal Cotton at 6:15 P.M. This Tuesday, Aug. 15
Principal Cotton would like to meet with first grade parents from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 15, regarding the relocation of first grade classes during the school construction project.
  • She will address logistics, safety and instruction during this meeting.  
Meet the Teacher from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. This Friday, Aug. 18
Please join us at Meet the Teacher from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 18.
  • Class lists will be posted on the front windows of the school, and Mustang Mall will be open in the cafeteria during this time.
  • Bring your school supplies, meet your student’s teacher and get your spirit gear this Friday!
  • See you there!
Enlist in the RHE PTA This Year!
  • Join parents, teachers and community members in improving educational and extracurricular opportunities for all of our Ridglea Hills Elementary students.
  • As a PTA member, you work on behalf of the children you represent by volunteering in the school, supporting the faculty and staff, and staying informed on issues regarding your children and their education.
  • The RHE PTA needs your help, and we hope you will consider Enlisting in RHE PTA this year!
  • We warmly welcome our students’ parents, grandparents, family and friends to join RHE PTA. Together, we can have one voice for every child.
  • Annual membership dues are $5 per member.
  • Click here to buy your PTA membership.
  • If you are new to MySchoolAnywhere, our online directory, you will be prompted to the online store after submitting your contact information for the RHE PTA directory.
  • If you have any questions about joining our PTA, please contact Naomi Gelineau, Vice President of Membership, at or 817-879-0765.
Shop for This Year’s Spirit Items at Mustang Mall This Week!
Come check out this year’s spirit items, including short- and long-sleeved T-shirts, bows and more, at Mustang Mall in the cafeteria.
  • Early Bird Sale: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
  • Meet the Teacher Sale: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18.
  • Please note that spirit shirts purchased from Mustang Mall can be worn on Fridays with uniform-approved bottoms.
  • Check out some of the fabulous items online here before purchasing at Mustang Mall this week.
  • Happy shopping!
Background Check Required for All Volunteers
Don’t forget that all school volunteers must have a background check at the start of every school year. Get it taken care of now so you are ready to volunteer as early as week 1!
  • If you had a background check last year, the process is easier because you are already in the FWISD system.
  • Click the following link to get started: Volunteer
Cafeteria Volunteers Needed
We are in need of cafeteria volunteers. There are shifts available for the first month of school.
  • Lunch is from 10:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
  • This is especially helpful for our younger grades to assist them with opening packages, navigating the cafeteria, etc.
  • The older grades need help with noise control.
  • If you can spare time during lunchtime, please go to this link to sign up. It is a great way to meet your children’s friends and teachers, and get a jump start on earning those volunteer hours.
  • To volunteer, you MUST have your FWISD background check approved beforehand.
Join the RHE Directory!
We are using MySchoolAnywhere for our online directory and PTA needs.
  • New & Returning Families: Click here to enter or update your information.
  • Once we have confirmed your family’s information, you will receive an email with login instructions to access the directory. Families will be confirmed once we are able to verify enrollment through class rosters.
What’s so GREAT about the online directory?
  • You can search…student’s first name, grade, teacher and family last name!
  • You can create…class lists or a custom list of favorite families!
  • You can access…from any Internet connected device: your computer, tablet, mobile device, etc.!
  • It’s secure…staff, faculty and family at RHE have access!
What’s NEW and IMPROVED?
  • Store…sign up for a RHPTA membership today here!
  • Mustang Mall items being added to the store soon!
  • Volunteer Sign-Ups…sign up to volunteer and track your sign-ups here!
  • Go Mobile…install the MySchoolAnywhere App from iTunes or Google Play!
Contact: Beth Timmerman, Directory Chair, at
RHE Newcomer Welcome Event at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Calling all new RHE families – mark your calendars for our Newcomer Welcome Event at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the cafeteria at RHE.
  • During this evening, you will get to hear all about the events and programs that RHE has to offer.
  • Plus, you will be able to ask any questions you may have and meet other new families joining our amazing school!