Jan. 27, 2019

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

Congrats to Battle of the Books Winning Teams!
  • Congratulations to the winning teams for Battle of the Books!
  • 3rd Grade: Jordan Grimsley, Oliver Watson, Luke Plumbley, Gracielle Yu
  • 4th Grade: Dane Franco, Kennedy Crymes, Alex Woller, Ardasija Inglehart, Carson Yarborough
  • 5th Grade: Max Stewart, Helen Shaheen, Charlie Bradshaw, Norah Sasser
  • These students move on to the district competition, which will be held at TCU on May 22. 
  • Thank you to all of our coaches and parents who helped and encouraged their kiddos!

Reminder: This Friday, Feb. 1, is a Waiver Day – No Students
As a reminder, this Friday, Feb. 1, is a FWISD Waiver Day. There will not be school for students this day.

RH Proudly Presents “A Night In Hollywood” First Parent/Sponsor Talent Show Registration Meeting Tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 28, and This Wednesday, Jan. 30
This week we kick off the Talent Show – “A Night In Hollywood!” The theme is old Hollywood. All are welcome to attend our first parent/sponsor meetings to learn about Talent Show and get your early registration and requests in. 
  • Tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 28, and this Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium is first call/first registration – first chance to register your acts and secure your songs and theme.
  • There are usually a few popular songs that are in high demand. Song choices must be registered and approved first come, first serve.
  • All information will be shared about the entire Talent Show experience, including rules and important dates leading up to the big show.
  • All that is needed for first registration is: 
  • Primary Sponsor name/contact info
  • Child’s Name/Group Name
  • Grade(s)
  • Song(s) 
  • Theme
Contact: Karina Gonzales at 817-583-4478 or email Kmartzgon26@gmail.com
Spring Pictures, Including Class and Group/Club Pictures, Scheduled for This Tuesday, Jan. 29
  • There will be spring pictures, including class and group/club pictures, taken this Tuesday, Jan. 29.
  • Students may be out of dress code for these pictures. Clothing must still fall within the FWISD-approved dress code parameters. 
  • Please send any related group/club T-shirts (i.e., Chess Club, Run Club, Student Council, Safety Patrol, Honor Choir, etc.) with your student to change into for the pictures.
  • An order form for these pictures was sent home in student folders last week.
Reminder: History Fair This Thursday, Jan. 31!
  • As a reminder, the RH History Fair will be held this Thursday, Jan. 31. 
  • Participating students need to bring trifold poster board, process paper and bibliography without their names on any of the materials directly to the gym first thing on Thursday morning. 
  • At 7:30 a.m., we will be ready to receive materials and provide a code number for all. 
  • As students finalize their projects, please keep the following in mind: 
  • You can download detailed information and project requirements at http://www.rhpta.com/academic-fairs
  • 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.
PTA Membership Drive Ends This Thursday, Jan. 31!
  • This is the last week of our PTA membership drive; it ends this Thursday, Jan. 31! Each new member will be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card! 
Hot Dog Supper On Friday, Feb. 8, is a Super FUNdraiser!
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. This year’s event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, and features the following:
  • Hot dog and Chick-Fil-A sandwich meals available for $5!
  • Raffle Tickets $.50 each!
  • DJ Rick spinning music!
  • Grand Prize Raffle Drawing (ex. iPad, Chromebook, TV, etc.)!
  • 5th grade Sundae Bar available for purchase!
Food & Raffle Ticket Sales Now Available for Purchase!
  • Hot Dog Supper food and raffle tickets are now available for sale online on BidPal! Click the following link to purchase yours: https://one.bidpal.net/hotdogsupper/welcome
  • Food and raffle tickets will also be available for purchase (via cash/check) in the school lobby on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30
  • Thursday, Jan. 31
  • Monday, Feb. 4
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5
  • All food sales end Tuesday, Feb. 5. Raffle ticket sales end Thursday, Feb. 7. 
  • Links to BidPal are also on the RHPTA and Parents Facebook pages. 
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.com or 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 
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 between Feb. 1-28 by completing the form posted on the RHPTA website and returning it to Principal Cotton.·     
  • 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
Upcoming Dates to Know 
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Spring Pictures, including Class, 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