Oct. 7, 2018

WOW, What a Walkathon!

WOW, what a Walkathon that was thanks to these trail bosses - Jodi EnglishTwila Allan and Kerri Hove - leading the way! Thanks to their husbands and kiddos, too. And thanks, of course, to all of our RH families, friends, volunteers, teachers, staff and sponsors for their support! It all added up to an unforgettable day for our Mustang family that will have lasting impact for our special school! 


We have raised a record-setting almost $88,000 – the most ever! We’ll announce our final total as soon as we have it. Thanks, Mustangs!

·     Congrats to Ms. Gillaspy’s class who raised the most money last week and were treated to sweet treats compliments of Coty Browne!

·     Congrats to the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers who won the Prickly Pear Challenge and will receive a catered lunch by Rusty Taco!

·     Thanks to all who participated in the Take It to the Bank Challenge last week! We are still tallying the money and will report the winning class as soon as we know. 

·       Congrats to the Harms and Sheffield families who won the two Jeeps for the weekend of Oct. 5-7 – compliments of Frank Kent! 


Shop Tea Collection Online for 15% Off Children’s Clothing with Free Shipping Oct. 8-15 & RH Gets 15% of Sales!

Shop TeaSchoolDays.com online for 15% off children’s clothing with free shipping tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 8, through next Monday, Oct. 15, and Ridglea Hills Elementary School PTA will receive 15% of sales. Happy shopping!


Reminder: No School Tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 8, for Waiver Day
Please note that tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 8, is a Waiver Day so there is no school for students.


PTA Board Meeting at Noon This Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Library
We will have our next PTA Board Meeting at noon this Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the library. All are welcome to attend.


Reminder: Monnig Middle School VPA Theatre’s Fairytale Breakfast Fundraiser This Saturday, Oct. 13

·     Children ages 10 and under are invited to this special breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. thisSaturday, Oct. 13, at Monnig Middle School (3136 Bigham Blvd.). Parents must attend with their children.

·     Tickets are $10 each, which includes breakfast, storytime and photo session. 

·     Contact: Bethany.Plummer@fwisd.org or Hayley.Yates@fwisd.org   


Reminder: Holiday Assistance Fair on Monday, Oct. 15, in Cafeteria

Our Student Aid Committee helps organize events for our school community to give back to families who need a helping hand. The identity of the students and families participating will be kept confidential by using a code number through the counselor’s office; names will not be used. 


Our Assistance Fair will run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in the cafeteria, and will include our Angel Tree Sign-Up and our School Uniform Store. 


Angel Tree Sign-Up

Gifts will be purchased by individual volunteers and/or donations received to purchase gifts. There is no guarantee that a child will receive a specific item.


School Uniform Store

Select from available new and gently used school-approved uniforms and accessories. Boys’ and girls’ styles will be available.


·     Families needing assistance can pickup uniforms, and apply for the Angel Tree and free/reduced lunch at our Assistance Fair. 

·     What do families needing assistance need to bring? (Criteria based on Salvation Army guidelines.)

o   Identification

o   Income statement

o   Utility bill with address confirmation

o   Birth certificate for each child under the age of 14

o   Medicaid/TANF card

·     We need two volunteers to assist at the fair; please email Laura Patton at laurajonespatton@gmail.com, if you’re interested.

·     If you have any questions about how to quality for this assistance, please contact Mrs. Rogers, our school counselor, via email at matrail.rogers@fwisd.orgor phone at 817-815-1715. 


AHHS Literacy Rally from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Oct. 20

The AHHS Literacy Rally will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20, in front of AHHS. 

·     Free admission!

·     Free books!

·     Free family event for all students and families in the AHHS community and all of Fort Worth!

·     Fun activities, performances and books for everyone!


Upcoming Dates to Know

Monday, Oct. 8

FWISD Waiver Day; no school for students


Wednesday, Oct. 10

PTA Board Meeting at noon in library

Chess Club (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. for registered students in grades 2-5)


Saturday, Oct. 13

MMS VPA Theatre’s Fairytale Breakfast Fundraiser at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Saturday, Oct. 20

AHHS Literacy Rally


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:

o  Ridglea Hills Elementary 

o  Ridglea Hills Elementary School’s Counselor

o  Ridglea Hills Mustang Muscle (for those RHE dads interested in getting involved with school service projects)

o   RHE Run Club