May 12, 2019

Closed Campus Due to STAAR Testing This Week (Week of May 13)
Due to STAAR testing, we will have closed campus May 13-17. 
  • We will be closed to all visitors and volunteers. 
  • If your child is testing, please make sure they get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast on testing days. 
  • Our students will be testing as follows:
    • Monday, May 13 – 3rd/4th Math, 5th Math Retest
    • Tuesday, May 14 – 3rd/4th Reading, 5th Reading Retest
    • Wednesday, May 15 – 5th Science
    • Thursday, May 16-Friday, May 17 – Makeup Testing
Thank you so much for your support of our students! 
 

Last Day to Take AR Tests is This Friday, May 17, before 3:30 P.M.
  • The last day to take AR tests for this school year is this Friday, May 17, before 3:30 p.m. 
    • The Final AR Report will be run at 3:30 p.m. 
    • The points each student has at this point will be used for awarding of final AR awards as well as points to be used in the AR Store later in the month. 
    • All AR tests must be taken prior to the 3:30 p.m. deadline to be counted in students’ point totals for the year.
  • Morning announcements on Tuesday, May 21, will include the final AR recipients for the year. 
  • The Level 4 AR Ice Cream Party will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.
  • AR Store will be open Tuesday, May 21, through Thursday, May 23.
    • 4th and 5th shop on Tuesday, May 21
    • 2nd and 3rd shop on Wednesday, May 22 
    • 1st and Kinder shop on Thursday, May 23
  • The Million Word Club Pizza Party will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 23.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Reagan Henderson at reaganjh7682@gmail.com
 
Teacher for a Day Next Thursday, May 23
Teacher for a Day will be Thursday, May 23, for the students who won that opportunity at the Spring Auction. If you have questions, ask your teacher for additional information.
 

Reminder: Field Day Rescheduled for Friday, May 24 – Rain or Shine
As a reminder, Field Day has been rescheduled for Friday, May 24 – rain or shine! 
  • If the weather is clear and the field is dry on Friday, May 24, we will have the Field Day events on the field as planned. 
  • If it is raining, we will adjust our Field Day plans and move some of the events inside, including the inflatable jump house and tug of war. 
  • Contact: Ashley Sanchez at ashleysanchez1215@yahoo.com
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we are trying to make this a great day for the kids!
 

Attn: 5th Grade Parents  We Need Your Pictures for 5th Grade Slide Show at Graduation on May 31
It’s time to start creating the 5th grade slide show for graduation! 
  • Please send a picture from the year your student started at RH AND their 5th grade year to Bekah Elizalde.
  • We would love to have all students represented.
  • Pictures from your camera or camera phone are great.
  • Send to Bekah at elizaldes@mac.com with subject “Graduation Slideshow.”
  • The deadline is graduation week – Monday, May 27.
  • Photos can be of individuals or group photos. 
  • Contact: Bekah Elizalde at elizaldes@mac.com
 
Attn: 5th Grade Parents – 5th Grade Promotion DVD Available to Order from Westside Production House
  • If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the upcoming 5th Grade Promotion DVD, please click the following link below: https://www.wphvideo.com/order-discs/
  • This DVD will include the clap out, ceremony and slide show
  • It is $35.00, which includes shipping.  
  • These DVDs will be mailed out directly from Westside after school has ended.
  • It is a wonderful treasure to have!

2019 Talent Show DVD Still Available to Order Online from Westside Production House
  • If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2019 “A Night in Hollywood” Talent Show DVD, please click the following link: https://www.wphvideo.com/order-discs/
  • It will be mailed to you directly from Westside.
Some Hot Dog Supper Party Spots Still Available!  
There are still some kid parties with leftover spots available for purchase. Click here to sign up!

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
 
End-of-Year Awards Schedule
Please see below for this year’s end-of-year awards schedule by grade. 
 
Tuesday, May 28
  • PPCD and Pre-K Awards (8:15 a.m.)
  • 1st Grade Awards (9 a.m.)
 
Wednesday, May 29
  • Kindergarten Awards (8:15 a.m.)
  • 2nd Grade Awards (10:30 a.m.)
 
Thursday, May 30
  • 3rd Grade Awards (8:30 a.m.)
  • 4th Grade Awards (10 a.m.)
  • LINC Awards (11:30 a.m.)
 
Friday, May 31
  • 5th Grade Promotion (8:30 a.m.)
  • Last Day of School
 
Please note the following:
  • If you are coming to Awards Day or Promotion and not going to the classroom, you will sign in and then you may go directly into the Auditorium.
  • If you plan on going to your student’s classroom, having lunch with your student, or getting an early dismissal, you must follow these procedures:
  1. Stop at the table in the lobby—worker will check your ID against the student’s emergency card. Your name must be on the emergency card to go to the classroom, have lunch or attend class parties.
  2. Receive a sticker, and then you may proceed to the classroom or the lunchroom.
  3. If you are signing out a student, your name must be on the emergency card. Sign the child out at the table in the lobby.
 
Upcoming Dates to Know 
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17
STAAR Testing, Closed Campus
  • Monday, May 13: 3rd/4th Grade Math, 5th Math Retest
  • Tuesday, May 14: 3rd/4th Grade Reading, 5th Reading Retest
  • Wednesday, May 15: 5th Grade Science
  • Thursday, May 16-Friday, May 17: Makeup Testing
 
Thursday, May 23
Teacher for a Day
PTA Board Closing Luncheon
 
Friday, May 24 
Field Day – rain or shine!
 
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday, No School
 
Tuesday, May 28
PPCD & Pre-K Awards (8:15 a.m.)
1st Grade Awards (9 a.m.)
 
Wednesday, May 29
Kindergarten Awards (8:15 a.m.)
2nd Grade Awards (10:30 a.m.)
 
Thursday, May 30
3rd Grade Awards (8:30 a.m.)
4th Grade Awards (10 a.m.)
LINC Awards (11:30 a.m.)
 
Friday, May 31
5th Grade Awards & Promotion (8:30 a.m.)
End of 6th Six Weeks
Last Day of School
 

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

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