Dec. 9, 2018

Take the 2018-2019 FWISD Stakeholder Survey Now Through Friday, Dec. 21
Please take time to complete the 2018-2019 FWISD Stakeholder Survey now through 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 Rescheduled for 6:30 P.M. Next Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Auditorium
Please help us spread the word that our 5th grade program has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the auditorium. 
 

Two Out-of-Dress Code Days Benefiting 5th Grade Fundraising This Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13
  • Students may purchase out-of-dress code wristbands before school and at lunch tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11, and before school on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, ($3 for a 2-day wristband) to be worn this Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13.
  • All money raised will go to 5th grade fundraising.
  • As always, basic dress code guidelines must be followed.
History Fair Scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
It’s time to start preparing for the RH History Fair to be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. 
To get more details about the fair in person, come to the informational workshop at 3:15 p.m. this Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Mrs. Molder's classroom on the 5th grade hallway.
 
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 
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Book Distribution This Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14
  • Each year our PTA participates in the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Program and makes sure each student comes home with a book to call their very own. 
  • Thanks to all of our volunteers who have signed up to help with the distribution in the library this Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14!
  • Contact: Sara Shaheen at mamashaheen@gmail.com
Pajama Reading Day On Friday, Dec. 21
On 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 Tuesday, Dec. 18, to sign up for the time that best fits your schedule.
  • Pajamas are optional for readers.
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. 11
History Fair informational workshop at 3:15 p.m. in Mrs. Molder’s room on 5th grade hallway
 
Thursday, Dec. 13 - Friday, Dec. 14
RIF Book Distribution
 
Tuesday, Dec. 18
5th Grade Program (6:30 p.m.)
Spelling Bee

Friday, Dec. 21
End of 3rd Six-Week Period
Pajama Reading Day & Holiday Parties
 
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 RH dads interested in getting involved with school service projects)
  • RHE Run Club

#SaddleUp
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