Jan. 7, 2018

School Starts Back This Tuesday, Jan. 9 

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

PTA General Meeting at 6:15 P.M. Followed by Executive Board Meeting At 6:30 P.M. This Thursday, Jan. 11
Our next PTA General Meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. followed by the Executive Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 11, in the library.
All interested parents are welcome to attend.

Reminder: RHE Chess Tournament This Saturday, Jan. 13
RHE is hosting our 4th Annual Chess Tournament this Saturday, Jan. 13, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.
  • Participants will receive medals, and individual and team trophies will be awarded in each of three sections.
  • Entry fee is $15, if received by 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12; entry fee is $30, if received on-site between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13.
  • Make check payable to RHPTA.
  • If your child is interested, register online at https://2018ridgleahillschess.eventbrite.com or mail entries to Laura Hixon at 6817 Cumberland Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116, no later than Tuesday, Jan. 9.
  • There will be a concession stand available for snacks and lunch on Jan. 13 – cash only.
Contact: Laura Hixon (
laura.hixon@fwisd.org / 817-815-1700) and Tom Crane (tcrane5000@gmail.com / 817-296-4287).

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

Mustang Roundup On Friday, Jan. 26
Mark your calendar for our Mustang Roundup at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. Please invite your friends and neighbors who may be interested in our amazing school!

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 four 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: History Fair Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23
Don’t forget the RHE History Fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23. 
  • Students choose a topic that interests them and share what they learn with the RHE community by preparing a background exhibit, process paper and bibliography.
  • Students may participate individually or submit a group project.
  • The first place winners will advance to the District History Fair.
  • New This Year: We are offering workshops to help students develop a topic, conduct research and create an exhibit display. All meetings will be held in the RHE library.
  • Here is a breakdown of the rest of the timeline for your reference:
1/163:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Workshop #3: Finishing Touches and Creating Exhibit DisplayLibrary
1/238:00 a.m. 
History Fair Project Due!
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