Dec. 18, 2016

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016
Holiday Out-of-Dress Code Opportunity This Tuesday, Dec. 20, and Wednesday, Dec. 21
Students may wear their favorite festive holiday attire this Tuesday, Dec. 20, and Wednesday, Dec. 21, while helping support the upcoming fifth grade field trip.

  • Acceptable attire includes holiday sweaters, socks or hats; no pajamas – save those for Pajama Reading Day on Thursday, Dec. 22.
  • Students are also welcome to wear regular clothing rather than holiday wear. No athletic shorts.
  • The cost is $3 for both days. Wristbands will be sold tomorrow morning before school and again at lunch.
You’re Invited to the Fifth Grade Program at 6:30 P.M. This Tuesday, Dec. 20
Please join us for the fifth grade program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the auditorium.
Note: Fifth grade parents are encouraged to attend a meeting regarding the upcoming field trip at 6:10 p.m. before the class program in the auditorium.

Chess Club Updates: No Chess Club This Wednesday, Dec. 21; Save the Date for RHE Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14
  • Chess Club will not meet this Wednesday, Dec. 21.
  • RHE is hosting its 3rd Annual Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 9 a.m.
  • Participants will receive medals, and individual and team trophies will be awarded.
  • Entry fee is $15, if received by 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13; entry fee is $20, if received on-site between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 14. Make check payable to RHPTA.
  • 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. 10.
  • There will be a concession stand available for snacks and lunch on Jan. 14 – cash only.
Winter Break is Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 9 – No School
Winter Break starts this Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 9. No school during this time. Students return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Enjoy this time with your families!

Reminder: Pajama Reading Day This Thursday, Dec. 22
On Thursday, Dec. 22, we will celebrate reading with Pajama Reading Day at RHE!
  • If you are interested in reading a book to your child’s class, please call the school at 817-815-1700 by Tuesday, Dec. 20, to sign up for the time that best fits your schedule.
  • Pajamas are optional for readers.
Reminder: Earn Money for RHE While You Do Your Holiday Shopping!
  • We know that you already shop at Amazon, so be sure to set your bookmarked home page to and select Ridglea Hills Elementary (“PTA Texas Congress 3758 Ridglea Hills Elementary”) as your favorite charitable organization.
  • A portion of your purchases will be donated to our school automatically every time you shop at Amazon (but only if you start at the home page!
Office Depot
  • Next time you stock up on office or school supplies at Office Depot, provide our Ridglea Hills Elementary Back to School Program ID #70096986.  
  • The school will receive 5% back in credit for free supplies!  
  • If you forget the number, just ask the cashier to look up our school to ensure we receive credit for your purchase.
Tom Thumb
  • Tom Thumb will donate 1% of your eligible purchases to Ridglea Hills Elementary through its Good Neighbor Program.
  • Already have an organization linked to your Reward Card? No problem, you can have up to three organizations linked to one card.
  • You can also delete old organizations so that your entire donation goes to RHE!
  • Next time you are at Tom Thumb, take your Reward Card and the Account #4610 to the Courtesy Booth, and they will set you up.
Box Tops for Education 
  • Don’t forget to find and clip all of those Box Tops off of your participating products!  
  • Every Box Top helps buy books and supplies for our school!  
  • You can collect your box tops in a small Ziploc bag, and place them in the collection container in the school library.  
  • In past years, we have earned $400-$700 for our school!
Do you own or work at a local business and want to support our school in an easy way? 
  • Would you be willing to donate a portion of proceeds from our loyal school family shoppers to Ridglea Hills Elementary?  
  • If so, please contact Sara Cox at or 817-734-7032 to discuss setting up a loyalty shopper program or special shopping dates.  
  • These funds are used to support our many programs and events for our students. 
RHE Yearbook Reminder! Order Your Yearbook Now, and Treasure Your Memories Always!
This year, yearbooks will be sold by pre-sale only! Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.
- Online Price: $20
- Cash/Check Price: $25
  • Discounts are offered for early orders before Christmas and online orders.
  • Prices increase Jan. 1, 2017, so order before Christmas to save!
  • Paper forms are located in the wall pocket outside the front office. Paper forms will also be sent home in folders.
  • Hardback and personalization upgrades (i.e., your name on the front cover) are also available for a small fee, if you'd like!
  • If you have any questions, email Bekah Elizalde at
How to Upload Photos for the Yearbook
Do you have an awesome photo you'd like to see in this year’s RHE Yearbook? Parents – we're counting on you to upload those photos for the yearbook. We would like to have every child in the school featured in the yearbook three times. Upload your photos from Walkathon, field trips, grade level shows, holiday parties and special events!
  • Go to from your computer.
  • Enter the numeric code 09114x (the same yearbook code to use for online ordering).
  • Enter a Category Name. 
  • Select Create Category.
  • Select Browse to select images. 
  • Select Upload Files. 
  • Images have now been sent to the school’s Image Library.
  • If you have any questions, email Bekah Elizalde at

Sign Up Now to Receive RHPTA Text Updates
To sign up to receive RHPTA updates via text, text: @ridgleah to 810-10.