May 27, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019
 
Fantastic Field Day!
HUGE thanks to Ashley and Eric Sanchez for leading this year’s fantastic Field Day! After two postponements due to weather, the third time proved to definitely be the charm! Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out, including Mustang Muscle for prepping the grounds and our 5th graders who helped with each station, and thanks to our teachers and staff for their patience and dedication to our students. It was an unforgettable day for our Mustang family!
 

School Resumes Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28; Last Day This Friday, May 31
  • School resumes tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28. 
  • Please note that the last day of school is this Friday, May 31.
 
Kona Ice is Coming After School This Wednesday, May 29!
  • Kona Ice is coming after school from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Wednesday, May 29. 
  • Students and parents will be able to purchase cool treats. A portion of the sales will benefit our RHPTA.
 
Battle of the Books Teams Excelled at District Competition! 
Our Battle of the Books Teams excelled at the District Competition at TCU last week. 
  • Our 5th grade team took first place for the fourth year in a row, and our 4th grade team finished runner up!
  • Congrats to our teams and coaches! 
 
Our Honor Choir Took Top Prize at 2019 Pride of Texas Music Festival!
Our 4th and 5th Grade Honor Choir received a 1 for their performance and the top prize at the Pride of Texas Music Festival last week. Congrats to our choir students and Choir Director Mandy Holmes! 
 

Announcing Our Newest Texas PTA Honorary Life Members
  • At our RHPTA Closing Luncheon last week, we honored our newest Texas PTA Honorary Life Members – Rachel Harris, William Henderson and Kerri Hove. 
  • The Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award is one of the highest PTA honors that may be bestowed to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. Recipients are people who have contributed significantly to the development of the work of the PTA. Presentations of life memberships are made to publicly recognize individuals who have given in the interest of the young people of Texas.
  • Congratulations to this year’s honorees, and thanks for your outstanding service to and for the students of Ridglea Hills! 
 
Attention 5th Grade Parents: TODAY is Last Day to Send Your Pictures for 5th Grade Slide Show!
We are finishing up 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 today, 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.
 
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 
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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