Jan. 6, 2019

School Starts Back This Wednesday, Jan. 9 
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful winter break with your families! Students return to school this Wednesday, Jan. 9. 

PTA Board Meeting At 5 P.M. Sunday, Jan. 13
Our next PTA Board Meeting is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in the cafeteria.
All interested parents are welcome to attend.

Battle of the Books T-Shirts 
If anyone missed out on ordering a Battle of the Books T-shirt for the upcoming Battle of the Books on Thursday, Jan. 24, please contact Jenn Nevitt at Jennifer.nevitt@fwisd.org
Reminder: RH Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19
As a reminder, RH is hosting our 5th Annual Chess Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Participants will receive medals, and individual and team trophies will be awarded in each of six sections. 
  • Entry fee is $15, if received by 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18; entry fee is $30, if received on-site between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Make check payable to RHPTA.
  • If your child is interested, register online at 2019ridgleahillschess.eventbrite.com or mail entries to Laura Hixon c/o Ridglea Hills Elementary School at 6817 Cumberland Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116. Do not mail registration form and check after Tuesday, Jan. 15.
  • There will be a concession stand available for snacks and lunch – cash only.
No School on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 21
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no school on Monday, Jan. 21. 
Mustang Round-Up at 10 A.M. on Friday, Jan. 25
Mark your calendar for our Mustang Round-Up at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Please invite your friends and neighbors who may be interested in our amazing school!
If anyone is interested and available in volunteering to assist at this special event, please contact Haley Tucker at 
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
Order 2018-19 Yearbook by This Tuesday, Jan. 8, to Receive a $5 Discount!            (Please use the folders for grade or event-specific photos.) 
Upcoming Dates to Know 
Wednesday, Jan. 9 
Spring Semester Starts
Sunday, Jan. 13
PTA Board Meeting (5 p.m.)

Saturday, Jan. 19
RH Chess Club Tournament
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

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