Sept. 25, 2016

Full Speed Ahead – Walkathon Update!

Thanks for all of the Walkathon support we've received so far! Currently we have raised $26,361 toward our $45,000 goal – way to go Mustangs!  



We are excited to announce the following sponsors for Walkathon this year:


Gold Sponsors

·      City Doc Urgent Care

·      R4 Foundation

·      Law Office of Gil Daley

·      Baylor Family Medicine at Southwest


Silver Sponsors  

·      Swordfish Healthcare

·      Ridglea Hills Neighborhood Association

·      B Smart Builders

·      Molyneaux Charitable Foundation

·      Archie's Gardenland

·      West Auto Sales

·      Mulholland

·      Walmart Neighborhood Market

·      Walnut Creek Pet Resort

·      Averett Financial, LLC

·      Bourland, Wall & Wenzel PC

·      FWFCD Nikki Green DDS

·      Brown Fitness

·      The Kim Family


Bronze Sponsors

·      Jonathan P Woller DMD PC

·      James O'Mary Plumbing

·      Defender Outdoors Shooting Center

·      Krista Holbert Real Estate

·      Law Office of Taylor Ferguson

·      Bonnette Elite Physical Therapy

·      WW Drywall

·      Logical Solutions, Inc.

·      Fort Worth Children's Dentistry

·      Goldwaves Salon

·      Potbelly Sandwich Shop

·      konstrukcio studio

·      Pearl Snap Kolaches

·      Ol’ South Pancake House

·      Matt Poston State Farm

·      Arts District Dental

·      Blackmon Mooring Cleaning


Family Sponsors

·      Alexander

·      Allan

·      Barragan-Hernandez

·      Blackerby

·      Bradshaw

·      Brewer

·      Chipman

·      Cox

·      Deiterman

·      Ellis

·      English

·      Fackel

·      Fitzhugh

·      Flores

·      Galaganov

·      Gonzales

·      Harris

·      Henderson

·      Henderson

·      Houston

·      Howeth

·      Huddleston


·      Jaramillo

·      Jaramillo

·      Kirkpatrick

·      Lampert

·      Leininger

·      McCarroll

·      McHenry

·      Mooty

·      Murray

·      Myers

·      Newman

·      Parker

·      Rodriguez

·      Royal

·      Sanchez

·      Schuessler

·      Sheffield

·      Smith

·      Stewart

·      Stilley

·      Szostek

·      Timmons

·      Wright


·      Please Note: If there are any changes or if your name/business are missing from the list, please contact immediately so we can get everything correct.



·      T-shirt orders are complete and will be delivered to classrooms 1-2 days prior to Walkathon. A few additional T-shirts may be available to sell on Walkathon morning on the porch. Sizes and quantities will be limited.  

·      Students enjoyed a fun dance with Marty the Mustang and a Dancing Hot Dog and Taco last Friday. A huge thanks to Mrs. Cotton and Mrs. Starr for being such good sports!  

·      Speaking of being a good sport, this week we have a special challenge! If the coin bucket in the lobby is filled to the top – the students will get to duct tape Mrs. Cotton to the wall during lunch one day! If it's filled TWICE – they also get to tape up Mrs. Starr! How fun is that?! Bring those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and let's watch how fast they add up to some duct tape fun!

·      Walkathon Spirit Store opens this week! Every day during lunches, the Walkathon Spirit Store will be open for business! Students will be allowed to stop and shop either before or after their lunch – depending on their teacher and the time they have. This year we have:

o   Cool neon sunglasses with the #HorsePower logo for $3 each

o   Red/white sweatbands for $2 each

o   Silicone bracelets for $1 each

·      Friday is Collection Day/Spirit Day! This Friday, Sept. 30, is Superhero Day! Show your support by wearing your favorite superhero T-shirt or cape today! No masks or full costumes, please.

·      Questions about Walkathon? Please contact


Kona Ice Available for Purchase After School This Wednesday, Sept. 28!

The Kona Ice truck will be at RHE after school this Wednesday, Sept. 28. Treat your student(s) and yourself to a cool treat and support RHE! Our PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds from all shaved ice sold.


We Still Need RHE Secret Buddies!

RHPTA pairs interested parents with teachers and staff members to be their Secret Buddies for the year. Currently we have 40 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


Don’t Forget – Career Day is 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 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


Reminder: RHE Carnival is Friday, Oct. 14!

Next 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 9 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