Feb. 4, 2018

National School Counselor Week is This Week, Feb. 5-9!

This week is National School Counselor Week from Monday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 9. Students are invited to participate in the following daily activities:
  • Monday, Feb. 5 – My School Counselor Is On My Team!
Students may wear a sports team shirt/jersey to school.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 – My School Counselor Knows I Have a Bright Future!
Students may wear neon-colored shirts to school.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7 – My School Counselor Knows I’m College Bound!
Students may wear a college shirt or college colors to school.
  • Thursday, Feb. 8 – My School Counselor Loves School Spirit!
Students may wear school spirit shirts to school.
  • Friday, Feb. 9 – My School Counselor is Crazy About Me!
Student may wear crazy hats to school.
Our School Counselor Mrs. Matrail Rogers thanks you for supporting the Guidance and Counseling Program at RHE!

New Copy Paper Drive Feb. 5-16
We are more than halfway through the year, and we are in need of copy paper. We use about 50,000 sheets of paper a week. We are hosting a new copy paper drive from Monday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Bring as many reams of new copy paper as you would like to your child’s homeroom.
  • The teacher will keep a tally of total reams donated.
  • The winning classroom will get a pizza party as a reward.
  • Thanks in advance for your support!
Candy Grams for Sale Tuesday, Feb. 6, Through Friday, Feb. 9
Want to send a Candy Gram to wish someone special a Happy Valentine’s Day? 
$1 Candy Grams will be for sale before school and during lunch Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 9, to be delivered on Valentine’s on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Send Your Valentine a Special Message in Mustang Manuscript; Deadline to Buy Ad is This Friday, Feb. 9
Attention: Parents
Staff members of Mustang Manuscript, our school newspaper written and published by our very own 5th graders, are now selling advertisements for our February issue to be delivered on Wednesday, Feb. 14. If you would like to send a special message to your child, teacher, staff or secret buddy, the cost is listed below. Deadline for all ads will be this Friday, Feb. 9.
  • 1/8 page ad: $10
  • 1/4 page ad: $20
  • 1/2 page ad: $35
  • Full page ad: $70
  • Single lines: $1 per line (five words = one line)
Complete the order form that was sent home in folders last week and return with payment to Mustang Manuscript, c/o Mrs. Wengert. Make checks payable to RHPTA.
Attention: Students
Students will also be able to buy special ads for $1 per Valentine to include in the newsletter. This one-time offer is available for all grades, Pre-K through 5th, to purchase during lunch time from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Thursday, Feb. 8. 

Family Museum Night is from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. This Tuesday, Feb. 6 
Family Museum Night for RHE is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Tuesday, Feb. 6. Admission is free. Students must be accompanied by an adult. All activities end promptly at 8 p.m.
  • Bus transportation will be provided for families who request it. Buses will begin loading at 5:15 p.m. at the front entrance of RHE and will depart from the school promptly at 5:30 p.m. Buses will return to RHE at approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • If your family will be riding the bus, the form that was sent home in folders last week should have been turned in to the school no later than last Thursday, Feb. 1.
  • Children under 5 years old are not permitted to ride the bus. Also, strollers are not permitted on the bus.
PTA Board Meeting This Friday, Feb. 9
We will have a PTA Board Meeting at noon this Friday, Feb. 9, in the library. All are welcome to attend the meeting.

Hot Dog Supper is This Friday, Feb. 9!
RHE’s Hot Dog Supper is an annual spring fundraiser hosted by the RHPTA. Hot Dog Supper features raffle item baskets as well as a chance to sign up for parent-sponsored parties for your kids to attend. It’s a fun evening for the whole family!
This year's Hot Dog Supper is set for this Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kid Parties
  • Kid Parties are for any grade, can be grade specific, girl only, boy only, or co-ed.
  • This year’s parties include swimming, flag football, escape room, tennis, food fight and many more.
  • Sign up your student at Hot Dog Supper this Friday night!
  • To preview the parties, click here.
Raffle Baskets
  • Classes sponsor different themed baskets that are raffled off at Hot Dog Supper. These baskets are a great way to raise money and are very popular!
  • To see a list of the class baskets, click here.
Contact: For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Christa Holbert at 
christa@leaguere.com or at (214) 734-0285.

Fine Arts Day Volunteer Sign-Up is Still Open!
Mark your calendars for Fine Arts Day on Friday, March 2. It is an extraordinary day where our students experience art in many forms with more than 40 local artists, musicians and performers at Ridglea Hills! The theme this year is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
This magical event would not be possible without enormous volunteer help from RHE parents. Help transform Ridglea Hills into “A World of Pure Imagination!” 
There are volunteer options to choose from depending on your availability:
  • Morning check-in
  • Class lunch times
  • All-day volunteers (all-day volunteers receive catered lunch and T-shirt!)
Volunteers Still Needed! 
We are still in need of volunteers for the following:
  • Morning check-in
  • Class lunch - Pre-K: Brubaker, Hulen and Peterson
  • Class lunch - Kinder: Brown, Cribbs, Raya and Sharp
  • Class lunch - 1st: Streiff
  • Class lunch - 2nd: Cureton, Gandarilla and Harvey
  • All-Day - Kinder
  • All-Day - 2nd
  • All-Day - 5th
  • Volunteer sign-ups are still available through MySchoolAnywhere or click here.
  • Grandparents who have completed a FWISD background check can also volunteer for Fine Arts Day!
  • Please remember, all volunteers must complete a background check, which is available on the FWISD websitat: https://volunteer.fwisd.org/
T-Shirt Order Deadline Extended to Tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 5
  • T-shirts are $12 each and available online by preorder only. 
  • Purchase them at MySchoolAnywhere or click here. 
  • The deadline to order is tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 5. 
Contact: Naomi Gelineau at 
Spring Pictures on Tuesday, Feb. 13
Spring pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13. 

Mark Your Calendars for Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Family Reading Day on Saturday, Feb. 17
Mark your calendars for Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Family Reading Day on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to close.
  • Stop by for celebrity readers, buy a book from your teacher’s wish list and pick out some things for yourself! A portion of the day’s proceeds go back to our Ridglea Hills Library so Ms. Rick can buy more books for your students to read!
  • We are still looking for guest readers so if you’d like to read, please email Jenn Nevitt at jennifer.nevitt@fwisd.org. Be sure to give a preferred window of time.
  • Mark your calendars!
KidsFit Competition & Fundraiser Sponsored by Fuzzy’s Benefiting RHPTA 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 two 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 Sunday, March 18.
  • 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!
  • Every meal purchased with the designated PTA will result in the PTA receiving $1.
  • The winning school's teachers will receive a free lunch.
  • The students at SHHS will increase their chances to win this national competition.
  • And most importantly, our kids will learn how to make healthier choices.
Sign Up to Receive RHPTA Text Updates        
To sign up to receive RHPTA updates via text, text: @ridgleah to 810-10.