Oct. 23, 2017

Pumpkin Patch This Week – Oct. 23-27

RHE students are invited to decorate pumpkin for RHE’s annual Pumpkin Patch and bring them to school for display this week. This can be a fun family project and a great opportunity to spend time together!

·      Pumpkins will be accepted on Monday and Tuesday mornings in the lobby. We will have a table to accept them.

·      Students are encouraged to let their creativity flow with paint, stickers, glitter, markers or any other decorations to make their pumpkins awesome!

·      Remember, this event is meant for student work not parent or professional work.

·      No carved pumpkins will be accepted.

·      Please only bring pumpkins that the students are able to carry by themselves.

·      Students will be able to vote for their favorite pumpkin, and each grade level will have prizes!

o   Students will vote with their class on Wednesday.

o   Winners will be announced on Friday during morning announcements.

·      Pumpkins will remain on display in the lobby, halls and library area until Friday, Oct. 27.

o   Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade pumpkins will be displayed by the library.

o   2nd and 3rd grade pumpkins will be in the lobby.

o   4th and 5th grade pumpkins will be in the 4th and 5th grade hall.


Red Ribbon Week This Week – Oct. 23-27

Red Ribbon Week is this week. Today students wore their college shirts with uniform-approved bottoms since “College is the way.” Check out the rest of this week’s themes and attire options:

·      Tuesday: "I have a bright future without drugs.” Students may wear neon colored shirts.

·      Wednesday: "Put a cap on drugs." Students may wear caps to school.

·      Thursday: "Be all you can be, be drug free." Students may wear camo clothing to school.

·      Friday: "Red day.” Students may wear red to school.


Please note that all clothing must be appropriate and fall within FWISD student dress guidelines.


4th Grade Program at 6:30 P.M. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 24

Please join us for the 4th grade program at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the auditorium.


Book Fair Scheduled for Oct. 30 – Nov. 3; Volunteers Still Needed

As a reminder, our Book Fair will run from Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 3, in the library.

Our librarian, Ms. Rick, still needs volunteers to set up on Thursday, Oct. 26, and assist students with book selection and checkout during Book Fair.


RHE Carnival is This Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the RHE Track! 

It’s one of our most exciting events! It takes the village to make carnival a success so see where you can help!



·      All booths are worked by class volunteers.

·      Ask your room parent for a shift to work so he/she doesn’t have to work all night!

·      Don’t know your room parent? Ask your teacher for his/her name and number!



·      We still need middle/high school volunteers to help out.

·      Contact Michelle at michellehenderson@sbcglobal.net or 817-504-3543 to volunteer your student.

·      Volunteer check-in will be at the ticket table.



·      We will sell tickets during lunchtimes and after school this Wednesday and Thursday. This is for your convenience to get your tickets early so you don’t have to wait in line Friday night. 

·      Tickets are 50 cents each; most games/booths are 1-4 tickets each.

·      Please don’t send large sums of money with your child for the teacher to have to worry about.

·      We will gladly accept cash/credit/checks.


Cake Walk

·      We need DONATIONS to make this booth a success! 

·      Pick up any cake, cookies, sweets, etc., and donate in the carline this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at pickup and drop off.

·      Anything store bought is welcome!


Haunted House

·      The 3rd grade parents are hard at work on the Haunted House! 

·      Due to new construction, the entrance and exit to the Haunted House in the gym are in the BACK this year, which faces the track. 

·      If you are a 3rd grade parent, contact your room parent to help out! 



·      We are working to clear the school of construction materials but may have to rope off areas that have temporary sprinklers.

·      PLEASE help ensure kids’ safety by keeping them out of the zones that are roped off.



·      In past years there were two ticket areas. After construction, the only entrance into this year’s Carnival will be through the teacher lot in the back of the school.

·      There you will be greeted with a multi-line ticket table where we will accept cash, checks and credit cards for tickets. 

·      Please don’t block driveways or park in no-parking zones. 



·      Food trucks make their own money; they do not accept our Carnival tickets.

·      There will be great options for food so come hungry!


Drinks/Candy Concessions

·      This is a 5th grade fundraiser for their trip.

·      They accept tickets OR cash.



·      Students are welcome to wear their costumes, if they want to.

·      Scary masks and weapons are not permitted. 


Get ready for some fun! See you Friday!


Attention Parents of PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Students: Storybook Parade for PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Students Only Next Tuesday, Oct. 31

The PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes will have a Storybook Parade next Tuesday, Oct. 31, after the morning announcements. The parade will be on the RHE track, weather permitting.

·      To help foster a love of quality literature, we are asking our PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students to participate in our Storybook Parade.

·      Please encourage your student to identify a character in one of his or her favorite books.

·      Your child may dress in such a way that will tell us about that character.

·      Your child should also bring the book to the parade.

·      Please read the book with your child the night before the parade so that he or she is able to tell us about the character.

·      Ideas for characters include Clifford from “Clifford, the Big Red Dog,” the mouse from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and a letter of the alphabet from “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.” The costume should be simple. For example, Clifford could be portrayed with big red paper ears and a tail.

·      Please help your child chose a storybook character that is neither a superhero nor scary.

·      Your child will need to bring a change of clothes in accordance with our dress code to change into after the parade.

·      Parents are welcome to stay and watch our parade. Please sign in at the office.


Enlist in the RHE PTA This Year By Monday, Oct. 30, and Be Entered into Raffle for a Chipotle Gift Card!

·      What is PTA? Why join PTA? The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. There is no time commitment in joining the PTA, but you can enjoy substantial benefits: http://www.txpta.org/member-benefits.

·      We welcome parents, grandparents, family and friends to join. Annual membership dues are only $5.

·      Join by next Monday, Oct. 30, and you will be entered into a raffle for a Chipotle Gift Card!

·      Click here to buy your PTA membership: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RidgleaHillsElementary78676)

·      If you are new to MySchoolAnywhere, our online directory, you will be prompted to the online store after submitting your contact information for the RHE PTA directory.

·      If you have any questions about joining our PTA, please contact Naomi Gelineau, Vice President of Membership, at naomi0617@gmail.com or 817-879-0765.


Join Us for RHE Dine Out Night at Olivella’s on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Support RHE 5th Grade Fundraising

·      Please join us for RHE Dine Out Night at Olivella’s at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1; carry-out dining is included.

·      A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to help RHE 5th grade fundraising.

·      See you there! 


Save the Date: Upcoming Literacy Fair at AHHS on Saturday, Nov. 4

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming literacy fair at Arlington Heights High School on Saturday, Nov. 4. Watch for details coming next week.


Save the Date: Invention Convention Planned for Tuesday, Nov. 14, with a Student/Parent Information Session on Thursday, Nov. 2

Invention Convention is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14.

·      Please review and complete the Invention Convention interest form sent home in your child's folder last week, and return to your child's homeroom teacher.

·      Also, please come to the Student/Parent Information Session from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in Mrs. Poe's 5th grade. 

·      For detailed information, see the Invention Convention packet online at http://www.rhpta.com/academic-fairs


Reminder: 2017 Fort Worth ISD Bond Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7

Fort Worth School Board is calling for dual November elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

·      There are two more remaining Town Hall Meetings regarding the 2017 bond election – 6:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, Oct. 23, at the FWISD board room in the administration meeting and one at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, Oct. 30, at OD Wyatt High School.

·      Click the following link for more information: https://www.fwisd.org/domain/3490

·      For bond information, go to 2017 Bond / Commitment to Graduating Students College and Career-Ready

·      Our recently re-elected board representative is Norman Robbins. If you have questions, contact him at Norman.Robbins@fwisd.org.