Dec. 11, 2016

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Winter Wear Update
Thanks to all who purchased winter wear, which will support our fifth grade end-of-the-year field trip!
  • Most of the winter wear has arrived and was sent home last Friday.
  • We are still waiting on backordered items, including socks, navy leggings and navy dry-fit shirts, and expect them to arrive before the upcoming holiday break. We will distribute them as soon as they come in.
  • If you received a wrong size or a wrong item in your partial/completed order, please email Amy Shackelford
Battle of the Books This Friday, Dec. 16
This Friday, Dec. 16, is our school-wide Battle of the Books competition. Good luck to all of our contestants!

Pajama Reading Day On 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.
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 the 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.