Oct. 29, 2017

Book Fair This Week; Volunteers Still Needed

As a reminder, our Book Fair will run this week from 7:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 3, in the library. There will be additional afternoon hours until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.

·      On Tuesday, Oct. 31, anyone who comes with an adult family member and says “Trick or Treat,” will get a ticket for a door prize.

·      All proceeds help to buy new books for our library.

·      Volunteers are needed to assist students with book selection and checkout each day. Please follow the link to sign up: MySchoolAnywhere


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

The PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes will have a Storybook Parade this 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 Tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, 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.


Live Thankfully Campaign Starts Next Week; T-Shirt Orders Due This Tuesday, Oct. 31

The Live Thankfully Campaign starts next week. T-shirt order forms were sent home in student folders last week. Orders are due this Tuesday, Oct. 31.


Join Us for RHE Dine Out Night at Olivella’s This 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. this 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!


Popcorn Friday This Friday, Nov. 3

We’re having another Popcorn Friday this Friday, Nov. 3, and we need volunteers to make it happen!

Follow the link to sign up: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/volunteer-new.a5w?vol=RidgleaHillsElementary78676


Meet the Jackets Night at 7 P.M. This Friday, Nov. 3

Come meet the AHHS Jacket basketball team with special guests Monnig and Stripling 8th grade players at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 3, in front of the outside gym.

There will be contests, games, live basketball scrimmages and food for purchase. 


AHHS Repertory Dance Company Performance at 7 P.M. This Thursday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 3, at W.E. Scott Theatre

You’re invited to the AHHS Repertory Dance Company performance at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 3, the W.E. Scott Theatre. Click the following link for tickets: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL DANCE DEPARTMENT


Reminder: Upcoming Literacy Fair at AHHS This Saturday, Nov. 4

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming literacy fair at Arlington Heights High School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 4.

Admission, activities and select books are free to all students and families in the AHHS community.


Reminder: Invention Convention Planned for Tuesday, Nov. 14, with a Student/Parent Information Session This 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. this 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 is one more Town Hall Meeting regarding the 2017 bond election – 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, 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.


Yearbooks Now Available to Order!

Get your yearbook, and treasure your memories! Yearbooks are only available for pre-sale and online sale, which allows us to offer them at the lowest cost ever!

·      Yearbooks will be delivered during the last week of school.

·      A $5 discount is offered for orders made before Jan. 1.

·      Order online at: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter the school code "23123Q."

·      Soft-back books are only $18. Hardback ($5) and personalization ($1) upgrades are available. 

·      Prices increase Jan. 1. Order now and save!


Parents: We Need Your Photos for This Year’s Yearbook 

You can now upload straight from your phone!

·      Follow this link, and select “photo post”: http://interstate.pixami.com/ISSMaster/home3/Public.jsp


·      You’ll create an account, but it’s really easy. Use your email as your user name, and we suggest using “yearbook” as your password. 

·      You can create folders to sort your photos by event or grade or class or even the student’s name, which helps ensure they are put in the right place. 

·      If you have any questions, please contact Bekah Elizalde at elizaldes@mac.com.