Dec. 17, 2017


Winter Break is Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 8 – No School
Winter Break starts this Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 9. No school during this time. Students return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Enjoy this time with your families!


Secret Buddies: Check Office for Holiday Gifts from Your Teacher Buddies

There are lots of holiday gifts for Secret Buddies from the teachers and staff in the office. Please check and take yours home.


KidsFit Competition & Fundraiser Sponsored by Fuzzy’s Benefiting RH PTA Starts Continues!

·      The culinary students at South Hills High School working with Medical City Children's Hospital have created “KidsFit” menu items that Fuzzy's has placed on their menu.

·      The students have entered a contest with other culinary programs across the country to see whose menu items sell best over the next four months.

·      In order to help market their menu items, Fuzzy's has created a competition with the PTAs closest to the Fuzzy's on Bryant Irvin (RHE, JT Stevens and Benbrook) going on now through March 18, 2018.

·      Every time someone orders from the KidsFit Menu and mentions the name of their school, $1 will be donated to that school. This includes dine in and take out.

·      The customer will be given a card to put in one of three clear boxes with the school’s logo. This will identify which school they are representing.    

·      The PTA purchasing the most KidsFit menu items during the four-month period will have a complimentary teacher appreciation lunch catered by Fuzzy's. 

·      Everyone wins!

o   Every meal purchased with the designated PTA will result in the PTA receiving $1.

o   The winning school's teachers will receive a free lunch.

o   The students at SHHS will increase their chances to win this national competition.

o   And most importantly, our kids will learn how to make healthier choices.


Pajama Reading Day This Thursday, Dec. 21

This Thursday, Dec. 21, RHE 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. 19, to sign up for the time that best fits your schedule.

·      Pajamas are optional for readers.


Yearbooks Now Available to Order!
Get your yearbook, and treasure your memories! Yearbooks are only available for pre-sale and online sale, which allows us to offer them at the lowest cost ever!

·      Yearbooks will be delivered during the last week of school.

·      A $5 discount is offered for orders made before Jan. 1.

·      Order online at: and enter the school code "23123Q."

·      Soft-back books are only $18. Hardback ($5) and personalization ($1) upgrades are available. 

·      Prices increase Jan. 1. Order now and save!

Parents: We Need Your Photos for This Year’s Yearbook 
You can now upload straight from your phone!

·      Follow this link, and select “photo post”:

·      You’ll create an account, but it’s really easy. Use your email as your user name, and we suggest using “yearbook” as your password. 

·      You can create folders to sort your photos by event or grade or class or even the student’s name, which helps ensure they are put in the right place. 

·      If you have any questions, please contact Bekah Elizalde at


Chess Club Updates: No Chess Club This Wednesday, Dec. 20; Save the Date for RHE Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13

·      As a reminder, we will not have Chess Club this Wednesday, Dec. 20.

·      RHE is hosting our 4th Annual Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.

o   Participants will receive medals, and individual and team trophies will be awarded in each of three sections.

o   Entry fee is $15, if received by 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12; entry fee is $30, if received on-site between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13.

o   Make check payable to RHPTA.

o   If your child is interested, register online at or mail entries to Laura Hixon at 6817 Cumberland Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116, no later than Tuesday, Jan. 9.

o   There will be a concession stand available for snacks and lunch on Jan. 13 – cash only.

·      Contact: Laura Hixon ( / 817-815-1700) and Tom Crane ( / 817-296-4287).


Reminder: History Fair Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
It’s time to start preparing for the RHE History Fair to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. 

·      Students will choose a topic that interests them and share what they learn with the RHE community by preparing a background exhibit, process paper and bibliography.

·      Students may participate individually or submit a group project.

·      The first place winners will advance to the District History Fair.

·      New This Year: We are offering three workshops to help students develop a topic, conduct research and create an exhibit display. All meetings will be held in the RHE library.

·      Here is a breakdown of the timeline for your reference:







3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Workshop #2: Continuing Research and Process Paper



3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Workshop #3: Finishing Touches and Creating Exhibit Display



8:00 a.m.


History Fair Project Due!


·      You can download detailed information and project requirements at

·      If you have any questions, please contact Gina Alexander at  

Sign Up Now to Receive RHPTA Text Updates

To sign up to receive RHPTA updates via text, text: @ridgleah to 810-10.