May 5, 2019

RH UIL Team Rocked Saturday’s UIL Competition!
Our RH UIL Team rocked Saturday’s UIL Competition! Congrats to all of our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who competed, and big thanks to Ms. Hixon for her leadership and coordination of this effort, and all of our teachers who served along with her as coaches, including Ms. Bass, Ms. Bennett, Ms. Blakley, Ms. Chapman, Ms. Dutton, Ms. Hall, Ms. Harvey, Ms. Holmes, Ms. Maxon, Ms. Molder, Ms. Poe, Ms. Reynolds and Ms. Sanchez, and spending their Saturday with our team!
All RH UIL participants are encouraged to wear their RH UIL T-shirts with FWISD-approved bottoms tomorrow, Monday, May 6.
 

Last Chance to Enter Your RHPTA Volunteer Hours for This School Year!
Today is your last chance to enter your RHPTA volunteer hours for this school year! Click the following link to access: http://www.rhpta.com/pta/volunteer-hours
  • Volunteer hours include: PTA meetings, work at the school, PTA-related work from home, fundraising, special school programs (Field Day, Fine Arts Day, etc.), cafeteria duty, copying, errands for PTA, etc.
  • Please contact Ashley Sanchez (ashleysanchez1215@yahoo.com), if you have any questions or would prefer to submit them directly to her.
 
Reminder: Field Day Rescheduled for Friday, May 24 – Rain or Shine; Order T-Shirts Online Through This Wednesday, May 8
  • 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. 
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we are trying to make this a great day for the kids!
 

Muffins with Mom This Friday, May 10
All RH moms are invited to Muffins with Mom before school this Friday, May 10.
 

Closed Campus Due to STAAR Testing Next Week (Week of May 13)
We will have a closed campus next week (week of May 13) due to STAAR Testing. No parents, volunteers or lunch visitors will be allowed to visit the campus next week. We want to create an environment that is conducive for our students to be successful.
 

Last Day to Take AR Tests is Next Friday, May 17, Before 3:30 P.M.
  • The last day to take AR tests for this school year is next 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. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact Reagan Henderson at rhenderson@paynehenderson.com
Teacher for a Day on Thursday, May 23
Teacher for a Day will be on Thursday, May 23, for the students who won that opportunity at the Spring Auction. If you have questions, ask your teacher for additional information.
 

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
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
  • 1st Grade Awards (9 a.m.)
  • PPCD and Pre-K Awards (12:30 p.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 
Friday, May 10
Muffins with Mom (7:30 a.m.)
 
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17
STAAR Testing, Closed Campus
  • Monday, May 13: 3rd & 4th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, May 14: 3rd & 4th Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, May 15: 5th Grade Science
Thursday, May 23
Teacher for a Day
PTA Board Closing Luncheon
 
Friday, May 24 
Field Day – rain or shine!
 
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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