Sept. 18, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016


Full Speed Ahead – Walkathon Is Oct. 7!

We are excited to announce our Week 1 donations are $9,594! Way to go, Mustangs! We have a very busy week ahead of us!

·      ALL sponsors that want to be included on the T-shirt and banner need to turn in their sponsorship forms by this Friday, Sept. 23! These sponsorships bring GREAT publicity from our 668 students and their families – you don't want to miss out! Here are the levels:

o   Gold: $1,000 donation – Includes a large business logo on the top of the T-shirt and banner, one T-shirt and acknowledgment and thanks along the route, in our newsletter, emails and Facebook posts and so much more!

o   Silver: $500 donation – Includes a small business logo on the T-shirt and banner, and all other benefits mentioned above.

o   Bronze: $250 donation – Includes your name on the T-shirt and banner, recognition along the route, in our newsletter, emails and Facebook posts.  

o   Family Sponsor: $250 donation – Includes your family name on the T-shirt and the banner and a special recognition along the route.  

·      Last call for T-shirts! If you want to pay for a T-shirt for yourself or another family member, please go to the link on our website and you can pay online now ONLY through this Thursday, Sept. 22! Students still have to complete and fill out their order form, if they haven't already. The online link is just for additional T-shirts.  

·      All donations are welcome – every penny matters in this fundraiser! If the Walkathon is successful, we will NOT have any "sales" fundraisers for the PTA! No wrapping paper or cookie dough – just an amazing Walkathon where 100% of your donation goes right back into the school.  

·      Prizes!

o   All students who raise a combined total of $100 will receive a Walkathon string bag.

o   All students who raise a combined total of $250 will be invited to the Walkathon celebration. You don't want to miss this amazing #horsepower event!

·      Each week – the FIVE classes that bring in the most donations will receive a SWEET surprise from Marty the Mustang!

·      The overall winning class for the entire Walkathon will receive a pizza lunch party with Marty the Mustang and lots of other fun surprises! Plus, they will carry the banner at the front of Walkathon and their teacher will be riding in style!

·      Friday is Collection Day/Spirit Day! This Friday, Sept. 23 is CRAZY Hair/Hat Day! Students should be in dress code but can wear regular Friday attire – spirit shirts or college shirts. For this day ONLY they can have a crazy hairdo or wear a crazy hat! I wonder what Marty the Mustang will show up in? Bring those donations in on Friday. If we raise at least $20,000 by Friday, there will be a special reward the following week!

·      Have you lost a form? All forms are available on the RHPTA website!  

·      Do you have friends or family members far away who would like to donate? Please direct them to our website where they will find a link to make credit card donations online. 

·      Questions about Walkathon? Please contact


Our RHE PTA Earned the Head Start Award!

We just found out that our PTA is one of 452 that earned the Head Start Award by recruiting 75% of last year’s total membership. The other milestone that we made possible is unprecedented – TEXAS PTA membership growth in August!

·      Our next goal is to recruit 100% of last year’s total membership by Friday, Sept. 30.

·      If you haven’t already joined our amazing PTA, please do so today! Online Annual PTA membership is now available through Online Store – join us for only $5 per member:

·      And help spread the word to encourage others to join, too!

·      If you have any questions about joining our PTA, please contact Sheri Chipman at or 817-797-2560.


Career Day is Coming – Friday, Nov. 18!

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 they may be interested in pursuing one or more of them. Career Day will be held at RHE on Friday, Nov. 18.

·      A flyer went home in folders last week with all of the details, including a section to complete and return by Thursday, Nov. 10, for those interested in participating.

·      If you have any questions, please contact School Counselor Matrail Rogers at


Save the Date: RHE Carnival is Friday, Oct. 14!

In less than a month, students, families, teachers and staff will all be outside gathered in and around our track having a blast playing games and winning prizes during our annual Carnival on Friday, Oct. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

·      We are excited to have the Crazy Burger and Salsa Limon food trucks to provide eats and drinks.

·      More information, including how to volunteer at this fun event, will be coming home soon in folders. Keep a look out!

·      If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Robinson at


We Need RHE Secret Buddies!

RHPTA pairs interested parents with teachers and staff members to be their Secret Buddies for the year. Currently we have 49 teachers and staff members who do not yet have Secret Buddies.

·      Throughout the year, the Secret Buddy treats his/her teacher/staff member with notes and tokens of appreciation to let him/her know how much we love our RHE teachers and staff.

·      If you are interested in being a Secret Buddy, please email Tonya Leininger at


Still Looking for 3rd Grade Parent to Chair Haunted House for This Year’s School Carnival

We are still looking for an eager third grade parent to chair the Haunted House for this year’s RHE Carnival on Friday, Oct. 14.

If you’re interested, please contact Mandy Wright at


2016 Junior Yellow Jacket Cheer Clinic – Learn to Cheer with the Arlington Heights High School (AHHS) Cheerleaders!

·      WHO: Kindergarteners through 8th graders (groups divided by grade)

·      WHAT: Junior Yellow Jacket Cheer Clinic

·      WHERE: AHHS outside the gym next to the tennis courts

·      WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24

o   K-3rd: 9 a.m. to Noon

o   4th-8th: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Parent Show Off at 11:40 a.m. for morning session and 3:40 p.m. for afternoon session

·      HOW: Complete and mail in the sign-up form available on our website by clicking here.

·      COST: $40 per child, includes clinic instruction, T-shirt and snack

·      All participants will get to cheer with the AHHS cheerleaders during the 2nd quarter of the varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 7. Please arrive by 7:30 p.m. They will also welcome the football players back on the field after halftime.

·      See you there!