Aug. 21, 2016

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

Happy First Day of School Tomorrow – Join Us for a Cup of Joe After Drop-Off!

School starts tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 22, at 8 a.m.

Parents: After you drop off your students, head to the area outside the library for a cup of coffee, a snack and some time with your fellow parents to kick off the new school year.


Mustang Monday Tomorrow Night at Mexican Inn on Camp Bowie!

Come see your friends and catch up on your first day of school at Mustang Monday at Mexican Inn, 5716 Camp Bowie! All proceeds benefit our RHE plus you don’t have to cook!

·      As one of our 5th grade fundraising efforts this year, we are partnering with Camp Bowie area restaurants.

·      Mexican Inn will give back 10% of all sales from our RHE families and friends dining tomorrow night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, if you say the phrase that pays – “WE LOVE MUSTANG MONDAYS!” All students and families are encouraged to attend.

·      Hope to see you there!


Join the Herd – Become an RHE PTA Member This Year!

·      Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state, who have an interest in children, families and schools.

·      Our RHE PTA takes great pride in having an active organization that allows you to join other interested parents, teachers and community members in improving educational and extracurricular opportunities for all of our RHE students. We warmly welcome our students’ parents and grandparents to join our PTA.

·      Our PTA needs your help, and we hope you will consider JOINING THE HERD this year. Together, we can make a difference for our students. Annual membership dues are $5 per member.

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


Check Out My School Anywhere for Online Directory, PTA Membership & Volunteer Membership!

My School Anywhere is now LIVE and serves as the new “go to” for many RHE opportunities, including:

·      Online school directory – sign up now!

o   Parents enter/update information, search for teacher/faculty, class lists, grade level or family, and have the option to print.

o   When registration is completed and the information is verified, parents will have access to the Ridglea Hills Directory.

·      Online Annual PTA membership available through online store – join us for only $5 per member!

·      Volunteer opportunities, including cafeteria volunteer opportunities available starting this week –

·      Our online store for spirit gear – coming soon!

·      Get the app through iTunes or Google Play and also access through their website –

o   Mobile App Installation: ITunes

o   Mobile App Installation: Google Play

·      Contact Naomi Gelineau at with any questions.


Reminder: Background Check Required For All Volunteers

Don’t forget that all school volunteers must have a background check at the start of every school year. Get it taken care of now so you are ready to volunteer right away!

·      If you had a background check last year, the process is easier because you are already in the FWISD system.

·      Click the following link to get started: Volunteer


Don’t Miss RHE Newcomer Welcome Dinner from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, Sept. 1

·      Calling all new RHE families – mark your calendars for our Newcomer Welcome Dinner from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the cafeteria at RHE.

·      During this dinner, you will get to hear all about the events and programs that RHE has to offer. Plus, you will be able to ask any questions you may have and meet other new families joining our amazing school!

·      Please RSVP by this Wednesday, Aug. 24, to Ashley Sanchez at


Reminder: Construction Alert!

As a reminder, many Ridglea Hills neighborhood streets leading to the school are currently under construction. Here are some tips for your consideration:

·      Find alternative routes for possible closures during the first few weeks of school.

·      Allow extra time to get to school.

·      Be patient with carpool and traffic related to the construction.

·      The city has informed the school that Clayton Road West construction should be complete by the end of October, weather permitting. Some portions may be finished as early as mid-September.


Thank you, and drive carefully!