May 19, 2019

AR End-of-Year Event Information; Volunteers Needed This Week
  • Morning announcements this 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, and we need assistance on the following days.
    • 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 or would like to volunteer, please contact Reagan Henderson at reaganjh7682@gmail.com
 
Battle of the Books District Competition This Wednesday, May 22, at TCU
Our Battle of the Books Teams are competing at the District Competition at TCU this Wednesday, May 22. Good luck to our teams, and thanks to our coaches!
 

Teacher for a Day This Thursday, May 23
Teacher for a Day will be this Thursday, May 23, for the students who won that opportunity at the Spring Auction. If you have questions, ask your teacher for additional information.
 

Field Day This Friday, May 24 – Rain or Shine!
As a reminder, Field Day is this 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. 

You’re Invited to Monnig Middle School’s Musical Performance – The Music Man Jr. – This Friday, May 24 & Saturday, May 25; Book Drive Supports Our Library! 
  • The Music Man Jr. musical performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.
  • Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children five and under.
  • MMS is hosting a Book Drive to stock their feeder elementary schools’ libraries. If you donate a gently used or new children’s story book, you may get into the musical for free. One book equals one free ticket. 
  • This Book Drive benefits their feeder school libraries including ours at Ridglea Hills Elementary as well as M.L. Phillips Elementary and Leadership Academy at Como.
  • Big thanks to our friends at MMS! 
 
No School Next Monday, May 27, in Observance of Memorial Day
  • There’s no school next Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. 
  • School will resume on Tuesday, May 28. 
  • Please note that the last day of school is Friday, May 31.
 
Attention 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 hereto 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 
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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