Nov. 11, 2018

Live Thankfully Campaign Continues Through This Thursday, Nov. 15
Our Live Thankfully Campaign continues through this Thursday, Nov. 15. Thanks to all who have already contributed. There’s still time for those who haven’t yet. With your help, we will give Thanksgiving dinners and groceries to families in need. These families are adopted through our school and other Fort Worth schools. Last year we donated a record 5,447 items to the Live Thankfully program, and the Student Council raised an additional $1,500 to help pay for Thanksgiving meals! Our goal this year is 7,000 items.
Below are ways you can help us Live Thankfully:
Food Drive Runs Through Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Bring non-perishable goods to RH. Please do not bring glass jars. 
  • Food items to consider: all canned veggies, canned soups, canned meat, boxed potatoes, bagged rice, dry pasta, boxed macaroni and cheese, paper goods, peanut butter.
Out-of-Dress Code Days Benefiting Live Thankfully Campaign Tomorrow, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Students who purchased out-of-dress code wristbands last week should use them tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13. 
  • Students who haven’t yet purchased them can do so before school tomorrow, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13 ($3 each. Bracelets are good for use both days).
  • All money raised will go to Live Thankfully.
  • As always, basic dress code guidelines must be followed.
Challenge from Mrs. Cotton
  • The grade level that brings in the most items by this Thursday, Nov. 15, will win the chance to duct tape Mrs. Cotton to the wall!
Party with a Purpose at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday, Nov. 18
  • Join our school family at Southwest Christian School’s preparatory campus (6901 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76123) to bag these groceries to give to our adopted families.
  • Fort Worth food trucks will be present for dinner.
  • Face painting, clowns and music provided!
For more information, check out or call 817-946-6563. Like us on

Join Us for Our PTA General Meeting and 3rd Grade Program This Tuesday, Nov. 13
Please join us this Tuesday, Nov. 13, for our PTA General Meeting at 6:15 p.m. followed by our 3rd Grade Program at 6:30 p.m.

FWISD Programs of Choice Middle School Open Houses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Tuesday, Nov. 13
FWISD’s Programs of Choice Middle School Open Houses are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Tuesday, Nov. 13. Find more information on the FWISD website under Gold Seal or click the following link:
Winter Wear Orders to Go Home This Week
If you ordered Winter Wear, it will go home with your child Tuesday, Nov. 13 or Wednesday, Nov. 14, unless you paid for it to be shipped. Don't worry if you missed this first order because we will be opening up our second round of online sales soon! Stay tuned for more details.
  • Shirts are approved to wear on Fridays and the hoodies and jackets are RH approved winter wear and can be worn anytime
  • Contact Naomi Gelineau with any questions at
  • Thank you for supporting Fifth Grade Fundraising benefitting fifth grade trips!
FWISD Thanksgiving Break Next Week
FWISD Thanksgiving Break is next week starting Monday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 23, which means there will be no school next week. Enjoy your holiday break!

Reminder: Career Day Scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16
Career Day is a time for students to learn about different types of careers that exist in the world today. Our goal is to expose students to a wide variety of careers with the hope that their interest will be piqued in one or more of them. 
We Need Your Help!
  • RH Career Day will be held this Friday, Nov. 16. 
  • We would like to know what parents/volunteers will be available that day to present their career to our students. 
  • We also want you to think of friends/contacts you know who would be willing to share their time with us. Thank you for your help and cooperation!
  • Recently, a purple interest form was sent home in student folders. There are morning (8:30 a.m. – noon), afternoon (noon – 2:30 p.m.) and all-day shifts available.
  • If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 
Contact: Your child’s teacher 

“Feast for 5thFundraising on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pearl Snap Kolaches
  • Please join us for our “Feast for 5th” Fundraising dinner date at Pearl Snap Kolaches at 2743 S. Hulen, ALL DAY this Saturday, Nov. 17.
  • 20% of the proceeds will be donated to help RH 5th grade fundraising.
  • See you there!
2018-19 Yearbooks Are in the Works! Have Any Great Fall Photos to Include? (Please use the folders for grade or event-specific photos.) 
Upcoming Dates to Know
Tuesday, Nov. 13
General PTA Meeting (6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
3rd Grade Program (6:30 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 16
Career Day
Saturday, Nov. 17
“Feasting for 5th Grade” Fundraising Dinner Date at Pearl Snap Kolaches on Hulen (ALL DAY) 
Monday, Nov. 19 
“Feasting for 5th Grade” Fundraising Dinner Date at Tommy's on Camp Bowie (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Monday, Nov. 19 – Friday, Nov. 23
No School: Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, Nov. 29
“Feasting for 5th Grade” Fundraising Dinner Date at R Taco on Camp Bowie (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Additional Resources
  • General information regarding Ridglea Hills Elementary School is available online at our PTA-sponsored website – Please get familiar with this website and bookmark it on your browser.
  • For specific questions regarding school-administered matters not addressed on, 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