Dec. 16, 2018

Last Chance to Take the 2018-2019 FWISD Stakeholder Survey Now Through This Friday, Dec. 21
Please take time to complete the 2018-2019 FWISD Stakeholder Survey now through this Friday, Dec. 21. The District is asking our key stakeholders to share their attitudes and beliefs about FWISD’s climate and culture. 
 
Last year, we had 32,894 total survey participants, a good representation for our pilot year; however, this year, our goal is to significantly increase our response rate from 40% to 65% - especially among our internal stakeholder groups. Please note that all responses are anonymous. 
 
Click the following link to access: 

https://fortworthisd.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HCXsCUJGe78HeB
 
5th Grade Program at 6:30 P.M. This Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Auditorium
Our 5th grade program is at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the auditorium. 
 
No Chess Club This Wednesday, Dec. 19
Please note that we will not be having Chess Club this Wednesday, Dec. 19.
 
Pajama Reading Day This Friday, Dec. 21
This Friday, Dec. 21, RH will be having Pajama Reading Day! We will be reading all day.
  • All students are invited to wear pajamas to school on that day. Pajamas should be suitable for wearing in public.
  • Students may bring slippers to wear but should wear shoes to school.
  • We are looking forward to a fun and exciting day.
  • If you are interested in volunteering to be a “celebrity reader,” please call the office at 817-815-1700 by this Tuesday, Dec. 18, to sign up for the time that best fits your schedule.
  • Pajamas are optional for readers.

Secret Buddies: Check Office for Holiday Gifts from Your Teacher Buddies
There are some holiday gifts for Secret Buddies from the teachers and staff in the office. Please check and take yours home before the break. 
 
Winter Break is Next Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 8 – No School; School Resumes Wednesday, Jan. 9
Winter Break starts next Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 8. No school during this time. Students return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Enjoy this time with your families!
 
RH Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19
RH is hosting our 4th Annual Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Participants will receive medals, and individual and team trophies will be awarded in each of six sections. 
  • Entry fee is $15, if received by 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18; entry fee is $30, if received on-site between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Make check payable to RHPTA.
  • If your child is interested, register online at 2019ridgleahillschess.eventbrite.com or mail entries to Laura Hixon c/o Ridglea Hills Elementary School at 6817 Cumberland Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116. Do not mail registration form and check after Tuesday, Jan. 15.
  • There will be a concession stand available for snacks and lunch – cash only.

Kindergarten Roundup On Friday, Jan. 25
Mark your calendar for our Kindergarten Roundup at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Please invite your friends and neighbors who may be interested in our amazing school!
 
Reminder: History Fair Scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31
It’s time to start preparing for the RH History Fair to be held on Thursday, Jan. 31. 
Here are some details to keep in mind: 
  • Students will choose a topic that interests them and share what they learn with the RH community by preparing a display board, process paper and bibliography.
  • Students may participate individually or submit a group project. 
  • Teachers at each grade level are offering extra credit for participation.
  • The first place winners from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will advance to the District History Fair.
  • You can download detailed information and project requirements at http://www.rhpta.com/academic-fairs
  • If you have any questions, please contact Gina Alexander at ginakayalexander@gmail.com

2018-19 Yearbooks Are in the Works! Have Any Great Photos to Include?            (Please use the folders for grade or event-specific photos.)
Upcoming Dates to Know 
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Spelling Bee
5th Grade Program (6:30 p.m.)


Friday, Dec. 21
End of 3rd Six-Week Period
Pajama Reading Day & Holiday Parties
 
Monday, Dec. 24 - Friday, Jan. 4
Winter Break - No School
 
Monday, Jan. 7 - Tuesday, Jan. 8
Waiver/Teacher Prep Days - No School
 
Wednesday, Jan. 9 
Spring Semester Starts
 
Sunday, Jan. 13
PTA Board Meeting (5 p.m.)
 
Saturday, Jan. 19
RH Chess Club Tournament
 
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: No School
 
Thursday, Jan. 24
Battle of the Books
 
Friday, Jan. 25
RH/Kindergarten Round-Up (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Popcorn Friday
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Group/Club Pictures
 
Thursday, Jan. 31
History Fair


Additional Resources
  • General information regarding Ridglea Hills Elementary School is available online at our PTA-sponsored website – www.rhpta.com. Please get familiar with this website and bookmark it on your browser.
  • For specific questions regarding school-administered matters not addressed on www.rhpta.com, including but not limited to academic affairs, school registration, testing, campus security, school programs, Fort Worth ISD policies and procedures, etc., please contact the school office at 817-815-1700.
  • For non-PTA-related posts (i.e., highlighting scouting opportunities, coordinating sports teams, selling uniforms, looking for a carpool group to join, etc.), please head over to the Ridglea Hills Elementary Parents Facebook group.
  • Other helpful Ridglea Hills Elementary School-related Facebook pages include the following:
  • Ridglea Hills Elementary 
  • Ridglea Hills Elementary School’s Counselor
  • Ridglea Hills Mustang Muscle (for those RHE dads interested in getting involved with school service projects)
  • RHE Run Club

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