Jan. 20, 2019

Reminder: No School on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 21
As a reminder, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 21. 
Out-of-Dress Code Days Benefiting 5th Grade Fundraising This Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24
  • Students may purchase out-of-dress code wristbands before school and during lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and before school on Wednesday, Jan. 23, ($3 each for use on both days) to be worn this Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24.
  • All money raised will go to 5th grade fundraising.
  • As always, basic dress code guidelines must be followed.
PTA Membership Drive Continues Through End-of-January
  • We are having a PTA membership drive that runs through the end of the month. Each new member will be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card! 
Reminder: Battle of the Books This Thursday, Jan. 24
This year’s Battle of the Books for participating students in grades 3rd through 5th is this Thursday, Jan. 24, in the gym. Parents are welcome to attend. 
Below are the scheduled times:
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3rd grade students
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4th grade students 
  • 10:30 a.m. – 5th grade students 
Reminder: Mustang Round-Up at 10 a.m. This Friday, Jan. 25
Mustang Round-Up is coming up at 10 a.m. this Friday, Jan. 25, and we are excited to round up a whole new group of Mustangs for the 2019-2020 year! 
  • 10 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction with Principal Crenesha Cotton and PTA President Rachel Harris
  • 10:30 a.m. - Campus Tour
  • 11:15 a.m. - RH Teacher Q&A
  • This event is for ALL incoming students, Pre-K through 5th grade, to be welcomed to our campus!
  • Please share with your friends and neighbors who may be interested in bringing a child into our school for the first time.
  • If new parents plan to register their children the morning of Round-Up, they should bring the following: birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record and proof of residence.
  • If you would be willing to assist with check-in/tours at this special event, please email Haley Tucker at hdmtucker@gmail.com 
  • Important: ALL specific Pre-K information will be provided by FWISD later in the spring.
Reminder: History Fair Scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31
As a reminder, the RH History Fair will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31. 
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
Hot Dog Supper is Friday, Feb. 8!
For those of you who haven’t been before, RH’s Hot Dog Supper is an annual spring FUNdraiser for the whole family hosted by the RHPTA. We raise money in two ways – raffle basket tickets and kid parties. 
Raffle Baskets
  • Room Parents are currently collecting donations for classes’ assigned basket themes. 
  • Please donate an item related to your basket theme or a monetary donation to be used toward the basket items. 
  • Baskets must be completed and turned in no later than Wednesday, Feb. 6. 
  • Below are the basket themes for each class.
  • Cribbs / Hulen / Moreno: G-Rated Movie Night
  • Nevitt / Peterson: Family Game Night Jr.
  • Brown / Sharp: Reading Nook
  • Gillaspy / Raya: Movies
  • Brubaker / Will: Camping
1st Grade
  • Armstrong / Streiff: Glow in the Dark
  • Wayland / Tennant: LOL Dolls
  • Baker / Williams: NERF
2nd Grade
  • Rosenthal / Dowell: Hot Wheels
  • Gandarilla / Leschber: Pizza/Pasta Night
  • Cureton / Maxon: Legos
3rd Grade
  • Bennett / Dutton: Arts & Crafts
  • Harvey / Hixon: Slime!
  • Sanchez / Smith: Sports
4th Grade
  • Bass / Powell: Date Night
  • Hall / Lambert / Myers: Carnival Fun!
5th Grade
  • Blakley / Jimenez: TCU
  • Molder / Poe: Gift Cards
Kid Parties
  • Kid parties are for any grade, can be grade specific, girl only, boy only, or co-ed. Kid parties do not need to be expensive – simple is better! Get creative! 
  • Examples: Popsicles in the Park, Pizza & Soccer, Pool Party, Bingo & Brunch. So, gather several other parents, and plan a fun kid party to host together! 
  • We are in need of kid party hosts. Party hosts incur the cost of the party, and kids pay to attend. 
  • **Kid Parties are only available for purchase at Hot Dog Supper. Parties with leftover spots will be available for purchase the week after HDS. 
  • If interested in hosting, click the following link to complete the online form and return via email to Christa Holbert (christa@leaguere.com) no later than Wednesday, Feb. 6: 
Contact: For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Christa Holbert at 
christa@leaguere.comor at (214) 734-0285.

Winter Wear Extras for Sale on MySchoolAnywhere!
Winter Wear extras are for sale on MySchoolAnywhere –
https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w… There are limited sizes, so don't wait! 
Contact: Naomi Gelineau at naomi0617@gmail.com
Free Field Hockey Clinic for RH Girls in Kindergarten through 5th Grade on Friday, March 29; Sign Up Feb. 1-28
  • There will be a free field hockey clinic for RH girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the RH athletic fields by the track.
  • Girls should come dressed to play in athletic wear, tennis shoes or cleats and shin guards (if available) with a water bottle.
  • There are only 50 spots available. Sign up will be between Feb. 1-28. You'll receive more information about how to register soon. 
  • Girls will learn basic field hockey skills, play games and have fun!
Mustang Stampede is Ready!
Mustang Stampede is ready to thrill your kids with a surprise appearance on their birthday or any special occasion! Your kids will wake up on the day you select to find their front yard "stampeded" with mustang signs displayed by 5th grade families.
  • Your $25 donation (which goes to support the 5th grade field trip) includes 12 mustang signs, two optional birthday signs, and a Ridglea Hills sign.
  • Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. 
  • Reserve your special day now! What a fun way to support your 5th grade families and show the neighborhood your RH spirit!
  • Sign Up Here: http://calendly.com/ridgleahills
Friday, Feb. 1, is a Waiver Day – No Students
Friday, Feb. 1, is a FWISD Waiver Day. There will not be school for students this day.

Upcoming Dates to Know 
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: No School
Thursday, Jan. 24
Battle of the Books
Friday, Jan. 25
Mustang Roundup (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Popcorn Friday
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Group/Club Pictures
Thursday, Jan. 31
History Fair
Friday, Feb. 1
Waiver Day: No School
Monday, Feb. 4 - Friday, Feb. 8
National School Counselor's Week
Friday, Feb. 8
Hot Dog Supper (6 p.m.)
Thursday, Feb. 14
Valentine's Class Parties

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 RHE dads interested in getting involved with school service projects)
  • RHE Run Club