Nov. 6, 2016

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Live Thankfully!

RHE is partnering once again with Live Thankfully in feeding families this Thanksgiving. 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 were able to give 2,500 bags of groceries along with Thanksgiving dinners to more than 600 families in need! Below are ways you can help us Live Thankfully:


Food Drive Runs Through Thursday, Nov. 17

·      Bring non-perishable goods to RHE. The top grade level will receive an ice cream party!

·      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.


Buy Your Out-of-Dress-Code Wristbands Benefiting Live Thankfully

·      We will sell out-of-dress-code wristbands before school and during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 8 and 9, to be used on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11.

·      The wristbands will be $3 each.

·      Donations for Live Thankfully will also be accepted.


Party with a Purpose at 6:30 P.M. on Sunday, Nov. 20

·      Join our school family at Southwest Christian School’s preparatory campus (6901 Altamesa Blvd., FWTX 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!


Distribution of Groceries and Meals from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, Nov. 22

·      Join us at Christ Chapel Bible Church (3701 Birchman Ave., FWTX 76107) to help us pass out these groceries and Thanksgiving dinners to our adopted families in need.


For more information, check out or call 817-946-6563. Like us on


PTA Executive Board Meeting At Noon This Friday, Nov. 11

Our next PTA Executive Board Meeting will be held at noon this Friday, Nov. 11, in the library.

·      All interested parents are welcome to attend.

·      Boxed lunches catered by Bee’s Dive will be available for $8 each.

·      The options are:

o   Turkey sandwich with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo

o   Ham sandwich with Swiss, lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard

o   Veggie sandwich with carrot, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red onion, avocado and spicy mustard

·      All boxes come with Lays potato chips, cookie and iced tea for $8.

·      Orders need to be turned in to Brooke Mooty (email by Wednesday, Nov. 9. You are welcome to prepay or give cash or check at the meeting.


School Picture Retakes This Tuesday, Nov. 8

Per the flyer sent home in folders, there will be school picture retakes this Tuesday, Nov. 8.


Order Your RHE Wonderful Winter Wear By This Friday, Nov. 11!

RHE’s wonderful winter weather wear is on sale now through this Friday, Nov. 11.

·      The hoodies, jackets and socks are approved for students to wear inside the building on any given day.

·      Long-sleeve T-shirts are approved spirit wear so students may wear them on Fridays.

·      All money from this sale will go to the 5th grade trip in May 2017.

·      Buy your gear here!


Pickles and Peppers (Benefiting 5th Grade Field Trip) After School This Friday, Nov. 11

Our first Pickles and Peppers benefiting the 5th grade field trip will be after school this Friday, Nov. 11. We’ll have sodas, bottled water, snacks and candy for sale. Each item will be $1! Please send your students with cash.

·      Starting at 2:15 p.m., we will have two different stations – one for lower grades by the buses and one for upper grades by the gym.

·      Thank you for supporting our fifth graders!


Eat at Tokyo Joe’s During Taste of Waterside This Saturday, Nov. 12, and Help Support RHE!

Eat at Tokyo Joe’s (dine in or take out) during Taste of Waterside between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 12, and RHE will receive 25% of the sales (before tax) that our supporters generate.

·      Just bring in the flyer that will be sent home in folders this week.

·      Gift cards are not included.

·      The address of the restaurant is 5925 Convair Drive, Suite 501.  

·      Here is the Facebook link with details about the event.

·      See you there!


RHE Yearbooks! Order Your Yearbook Now, and Treasure Your Memories Always!
This year yearbooks will be sold by pre-sale only! Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

·      Sales are now open!

·      Discounts are offered for early orders before Christmas and online orders.

·      Order online (for your discount) at and enter code 09114X.

- Online Price: $20
- Cash/Check Price: $25

·      Prices increase Jan. 1, 2017, so order before Christmas to save!

·      Paper forms are located in the wall pocket outside the front office. Paper forms will also be sent home in folders.

·      Hardback and personalization upgrades (i.e., your name on the front cover) are also available for a small fee, if you'd like!

·      If you have any questions, email Bekah Elizalde at


How to Upload Photos for the Yearbook

Do you have an awesome photo you'd like to see in this year’s RHE Yearbook? Parents – we're counting on you to upload those photos for the yearbook. We would like to have every child in the school featured in the yearbook three times. Upload your photos from Walkathon, field trips, grade level shows, holiday parties and special events!

·      Go to from your computer.

·      Enter the numeric code 09114x (the same yearbook code to use for online ordering).

·      Enter a Category Name. 

·      Select Create Category.

·      Select Browse to select images. 

·      Select Upload Files. 

·      Images have now been sent to the school’s Image Library.

·      If you have any questions, email Bekah Elizalde at


Reminder for 5th Grade Parents – Programs of Choice

·      FWISD is proud to present the Programs of Choice for the 2017-2018 school year! These programs provide opportunities that include a variety of learning experiences and program specific curriculum.

·      The Choices Expo is an opportunity to learn more about the Programs of Choice. This event will be held at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12.

·      Parents and students will be given the opportunity to visit middle school campuses of interest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

·      For more information, visit


Upcoming FWISD Education Summits

You’re invited to attend a FWISD education summit coming to a neighborhood near you!

·      With 20 summit opportunities, share your highest hopes for your children.

·      Click the following link for upcoming summit dates and locations:


Thanks for Your Support!

Thanks to all who helped make our Book Fair a success, and thanks to those who supported our school through our Kona Ice events!


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