Jan. 14, 2018

Reminder: No School On Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 15
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 15. 

Mustang Mall Discounted Items Available Online This Week
Check out Mustang Mall online at My School Anywhere this week for discounted RHE spirit T-shirts, Styrofoam cups and hats for $5 each, yard signs for $7 each and car decals for $2.50 each.

Out-of-Dress Code Days This Week Benefiting 5th Grade Field Trip Fundraising
  • Out-of-dress code wristbands will be sold this Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Wednesday, Jan. 17, benefiting 5th grade field trip fundraising.
  • Those students who purchase them will be allowed to dress out-of-dress code this Thursday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Jan. 19. (Basic dress code guidelines must be followed.)
Pickles and Peppers (Benefiting 5th Grade Field Trip Fundraising) After School This Friday, Jan. 19
  • Pickles and Peppers benefiting the 5th grade field trip fundraising will be after school this Friday, Jan. 19.
  • We’ll have sodas, bottled water, snacks and candy for sale. Each item will be $1!
  • Please send your students with cash.
  • Thank you for supporting our fifth graders!
RHE Chess Tournament was a Big Success!
RHE’s Chess Tournament on Saturday was another big success! RHE hosted more than 150 participants this year.
  • A HUGE thank you to Ms. Hixon and Mr. Tom Crane for leading Chess Club and heading up this annual event benefiting our school.
  • And thanks to all who help with Chess Club throughout the year as well as all who supported the tournament this year.
  • Our RHE students performed very well. The lower elementary team finished in first place in the K-3 division, while the upper elementary team finished second in the 4-6 division! Congratulations to all!
Reminder: Mustang Roundup on Friday, Jan. 26
Mustang Roundup is coming up at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, and we are excited to round up a whole new group of Mustangs for the 2018-2019 year!
  • This event is for ALL incoming students, Pre-K through 5th grade, to be welcomed to our campus!
  • Please share with your fellow Ridglea neighbors who might be bringing a child into our school for the first time.
  • If you would be willing to assist that day with check-in/tours, please email Stephanie Robinson @smrobins12@gmail.com. 
  • Important: ALL specific Pre-K information will follow in April.
Fine Arts Day Volunteer Sign-Up is 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 many volunteer options to choose from depending on your availability:
  • Set-up the day before
  • Various shifts throughout the day of the event
  • All-day volunteers (all-day volunteers receive catered lunch and T-shirt!)
Volunteers Needed!
  • Volunteer sign-ups are available through MySchoolAnywhere or click here
  • Grandparents who have completed a FWISD background check can also volunteer for Fine Arts Day!
  • T-shirts are $12 each and available online by preorder only. 
  • Purchase them at MySchoolAnywhere or click here. 
  • The deadline to order is Friday, Feb. 2. 
Contact: Naomi Gelineau at 
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 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 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!
  • 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.
Reminder: Final History Fair Workshop This Tuesday, Jan. 16, and History Fair Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23
Don’t forget the final History Fair Workshop is this Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the library. The RHE History Fair will be held in the gym starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23. 
  • The theme of this year’s fair is “Conflict and Compromise.” Students may choose a topic that is either about conflict or compromise; it doesn’t have to be about both.
  • The focus of this week’s final workshop is on the finishing touches and creating the exhibit display.
  • It’s not too late to sign up – there are lots of exhibit boards available.
  • Students may participate individually or submit a group project.
  • The first place winners will advance to the District History Fair.
Friday, Feb. 2, is a Waiver Day – No Students
Friday, Feb. 2, is a FWISD Waiver Day. There will not be school for students this day.

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