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Greetings parents, teachers, and students! I am so pleased with the great start we have had already! As I announced at Open House on September 4th, we are a distinction campus this year for outstanding academic achievement in Reading / ELA! We are also an exemplary campus under House Bill 5 with the Texas Education Agency, scoring excellence in at least 9 or more categories this past year from parent, administration, and counselor involvement to identification of our students who are identified as gifted and talented!
Only 6 campuses out of 142 schools in FWISD received an exemplary rating under House Bill 5 and Ridglea Hills Elementary was one of them! This is an endless result of continuous dedication from our staff, families, and community! My primary goal is simple: student academic achievement.
There are a few points I would like for each parent to focus on so that we as a team can make this year the best one yet for our children:
1. Read to your child daily, even if only for a few minutes.
2. Encourage them to get a good night’s rest each school night.
3. Use your child’s folders as a way of communicating with your child’s teacher. Emails are also encouraged.
4. If there are any significant changes in the home, please communicate them with your child’s teacher and/or the administration staff.
My doors are open to talk to each and every one of you, about anything. Please contact the school at 817-815-1700 to schedule an appointment time.
P.S. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many, if not all of us, have had a loved one or dear friend touched by this dreadful disease. To support the survivors and provide strength to others, I am asking all teachers, staff, students, and parents in our community to wear pink on next Friday, October 24th. We will send home a dress code policy for our students so they can wear appropriate clothing for school but still wear pink out of support. We plan to go around and take out of our learning community to show our support for real world issues that affects everyone!
Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Ellie Starr, Assistant Principal
This is my 17th year in education. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tarleton State University. I received my Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. I taught 3rd grade for six years, so I will always have a soft spot for third graders. I came to Fort Worth as an Assistant Principal. I spent 6 years at Diamond Hill ES and 4 years at Sam Rosen. I am so happy to be at Ridglea Hills and to be working alongside Mrs. Cotton. I already feel like a part of the family. J
I have been married to my husband Richard for 22 years. Richard teaches 4th grade at Luella Merrett ES. We have two children. Lindsay is 21 and a junior at The University of North Texas. William is 20. He ships out for Air Force basic training on October 1. I also have 3 dogs…Max, Diesel and Romeo. My family is everything to me, and you will see them at school now and then.
Besides spending time with my family, I love to read and travel. I also love to shop and find a good bargain. J
I would love for parents to stop by my office anytime to introduce themselves and just say hi. I am so blessed to work with children. This is by far the best, most rewarding job in the world.
Ridglea Hills PTA is off to a fantastic start. Walkathon was a HUGE success, Mustang Muscle is working hard beautifying the campus, kids are enjoying Popcorn Fridays, and Reading is Fundamental (RIF) distributed wonderful books to all the students. All of these great things are because of the generosity and dedication of our volunteers. We have 318 members and that number could still grow. If you haven’t had a chance to plug in, Carnival is right around the corner, so raise your hand, pitch in and let’s continue to make this a year that we all will remember!
It’s CARNIVAL time!
Please join us on October 24 from 6-9pm for the annual RHE Fall Carnival! There will be awesome carnival games to play, food trucks, cake walk, bounce houses, 3rd grade haunted house, live DJ and much more! We are also excited to announce our newest addition to the festivities - the Photo Wagon! Bring your family and friends for a night of food, games and FALL FUN! Tickets are 50 cents each and will be sold at lunch starting Wednesday the week of carnival, and also at the event. Any questions please contact Gina Archie ginaR.email@example.com, Sara Shaheen firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brooke Mooty email@example.com
See you on the field!
Pumpkin Patch is Here!
Secret Buddies needed!
What is a Secret Buddy, you ask? It’s a great way to treat our wonderful teachers and staff. Here is some information:
**Your identity is a secret! You will reveal yourself at the end of the year.
**You can give your Buddy a treat/gift at anytime--there does not have to be a special occasion to give something to them. (Those surprises are more special anyway, right?)
**You will receive a detailed information sheet about the staff you select, so you can’t go wrong!
**Being a Buddy does not have to break the bank). There are plenty of things you can get for her/him that are inexpensive--it truly is the thought that counts!
If this is something you might be interested in, please contact Lisa Bielss at Lbielss23@gmail.com.
The Not So
Scary Monster Fun Run
Feel free to support your favorite college on Fridays! In addition to being able to wear an RHE spirit shirt, Mrs. Cotton has approved students to wear college shirt on Fridays!
Walkathon was a
We had a hugely successful 10th annual Walkathon this year raising the most money ever, $48,598.11. Mrs. Niehoff's class was the overall winning class. Ava Allan was the overall winning student for the school. We want to thank all of our business sponsors, family sponsors, and the individuals who contributed to our fall fundraiser as well as all those who volunteered their time and effort. Our total was the result of many volunteer hours and financial contributions both big and small.
Special thanks to Frost Bank for providing our water station again this year. Special thanks to Camp Gladiator for providing the warm up before the race. Thank you to Mandy Thigpen and Chad Stewart for providing the snazzy rides for Mrs. Cotton, Mrs. Starr and Mrs. Niehoff, and Officer Salone for providing the police escort. We also want to thank the Real Estate Council for hosting the Dodgeball Tournament in Ridglea Hills’ honor raising $3,000 for Walkathon.
We will put the money to good use in funding all of our activities this year, and we will use the surplus to fund some big ideas the PTA is currently working on. The following is a list of our business and family sponsors this year:
Ramon Roofing, Inc.
Keller Williams Realty
Ridglea Hills Neighborhood Association
Walnut Creek Pet Resort
Texas Health Care-Dr. Cynthia English, Dr. Timothy Jones & Dr. Jennifer Motley
Brants Realty-Amy & Duke Chairez
Mulholland Custom Imprints
Complete Emergency Care
West Auto Sales
Cadence McShane Construction
Art District Dental
Amy Curry, Realtor
Talya Galaganov, Attorney at Law
Bourland Wall & Wenzel, P.C.
Carlton White, CPA
Cantey Hanger LLP
DP Engineering Ltd. Co.
Interim Management Group, Inc.
Total Property Maintenance, LLC
Pediatric Urgent Care Center of Fort Worth
James O'Mary Plumbing
Liewellyn Real Estate
FirstCommand Financial Services
Special Thanks to WW Drywall and Rosa's Cafe.
Firefighter's Finest Moving and Delivery
The Allan Family
The Archie Family
The Brewer Family
The Bublik Family
The Burns Family
The Chipman Family
The Cotton Family
The Harris Family
The Harvey Family
The Henderson Family
The Houston Family
The Howeth Family
The Ikeda Family
The Kirkpatrick Family
The Lampert Family
The Magruder Family
The McCarroll Family
The Moon Family
The Mooty Family
The Murray Family
The Newman Family
The Rodriguez Family
The Family of Ashley Seeley
The Sheffield Family
The Stewart Family
The Stroube Family
The Temples Family
The Thigpen Family
The Sanchez Family
We just can't thank you enough for making our 10th annual Walkathon one for the record books.
What is Accelerated Reader (AR):
Accelerated Reader is software for primary and secondary schools used for monitoring the practice of reading. It was created Renaissance Learning and the web- based version of AR is found at Renaissance Place online.
There are two steps to the AR process: (1) the child or an adult must read a fiction or non-fiction book to the child that is in the AR system; and (2) the child takes a quiz on a school computer. If the child passes the quiz, the child gets credit for the number of questions he or she got correct. After the quiz, the child can see what his or her overall point total is by viewing her progress.
AR books can be found in the Ridglea Hills library (they have a gold star on the spine of the book), teachers have AR books in their rooms and many of the books you have at home are likely AR books. You can find out if a book at home is an AR book by going to www.arbookfind.com to look up the title of the book to see if it has been assigned a quiz number.
How to Give Your Child an AR Quiz:
At school computers, there is usually a desktop shortcut to Renaissance Place that says Renaissance Place. It sometimes looks like a pyramid. Click on the shortcut.
You will see:
I’m a Child or
I’m a Teacher.
Click on I’m a Child.
Then you will see:
Username: Generally, your child’s username is your child’s first initial and last name. If there are other childs in FWISD that have the same first initial and last name, then there will also be a number in the username.
If you need help looking up the username when you are at a school computer, click on the forgot username under the username and password login page. Then enter Ridglea Hills Elementary. Then enter your child’s first and last name and press search (not enter). Then click on your child’s name from the list and the username should appear in the username box. Then enter the password. You can only get the password from your child’s teacher or Ms. Rick.
Password: Your child’s password is your child’s school identification number. The same number your child uses to buy lunch in the cafeteria. It is assigned to your child by the FWISD and will remain the same each year.
Your teacher should have this information and Ms. Rick, the librarian keeps an updated list of all children usernames and passwords in a binder in the library.
Example of how to logon:
Once you are logged onto the AR system, you will see a search window. You can search for the book you want to take a quiz on by entering the title, author or quiz number of the book.
Once you find the book, click on Reading Practice. Upper grades may take vocabulary quizzes but only reading quizzes count toward AR levels. Then click whether your child was read to, read it with someone or read it by himself.
The next screen should be the first question of the quiz. By saying you can give your child a quiz, the idea is that you read the question to your child and the answers and your child chooses the answer. Please do not tell your child the answer or read the book to your child while you are taking the quiz. The point of the quiz is to help with your child’s reading comprehension. Further, it is not fair to other children who take the quiz themselves.
If it’s a kindergarten level book, there are usually 5 questions. When the child reads longer or more advanced books, the quizzes go up to 20 questions. Lower level books (grades K-2nd) usually are worth .5 to 1 point and higher level books are worth higher point totals.
When you finish the quiz, it will tell you how many questions your child answered correctly and how many points your child earned. It will also ask if you want to see the incorrect questions and answers. It is always good to go over what your child missed and what the correct answer was.
When you click on Next, you will see your child’s Reading Page. This will tell you the your child’s average % correct of all quizzes taken this year, the point total, and the book level of the book you just tested. The information for the last quiz your child took should be on the right side of the screen. If you click on View My Bookshelf, you will see all of the books your child has tested on for the school year. If your child has already taken a quiz, he or she cannot retake the quiz. The AR program will inform you that the child has already taken the quiz.
When Can You Give a Child an AR Quiz:
Ms. Rick has hours posted outside the library doors when the library is open. You can give your child a quiz or if your child is able, he or she can take their own quiz. Currently, the library has the following hours:
Computer Lab Room 111: (4th & 5th Grade Hallway)
If you have time during the day to volunteer in your child’s classroom, you may also give children AR quizzes during class at the teacher’s computers. It is a wonderful way to help out in the classroom because many children do not have adults who can give them AR quizzes before or after school. You as a volunteer may be the only person who can help the child reach an AR goal. This generally applies to Kinder-1st grade.
Teachers do not have time to give each child an AR quiz during the school day. This program works due to the efforts of parents and the drive of children to earn rewards for reading.
Rewards for Reaching AR Goals:
We have 4 levels for each grade starting with Kinder at Ridglea Hills. Pre-K and Link is not on the AR system. Last week a handout went home with levels for each grade. The points for each level are different based on the abilities of each grade.
1st level: AR button with 1st ribbon
2nd level: 2nd ribbon
3rd level: 3rd ribbon
4th level: 4th ribbon
AR reports are run on Thursday afternoon of every week to determine if a child has acquired enough points to reach the next level. If she has, then on Monday the child’s name will be called during announcements to go to the library to receive the AR button and 1st ribbon or another ribbon.
Once your child reaches the 4th level, they also receive a free AR t-shirt to wear on Fridays. They will also be able to participate in a 4th level school wide AR party at the end of the year.
At the end of the year, we will have an AR store. Your child will be able to buy small trinkets at the store with the points they have acquired all year. What they can buy depends on the number of points they accumulated during the year. So, even if you reach 4th level, the child will still be able to accumulate additional points for the store by continuing to take quizzes and add to their point total.
Million Word Club:
Ridglea Hills also recognizes those children who read more than one million words in one school year. The AR system tracks the number of words in the books the child takes quizzes over and if the child reads one million or more words, she will receive another AR button with a ribbon for each million words the child reads. The child will also receive recognition on the wall outside the library for million word club. If you want to see how many words your child has read, you can find the number of words on the AR progress page after you logon to AR.
At Home Access: Renaissance Home Connect:
From your home computer, you can determine whether a book is an AR book and the quiz number for the book if you have internet access. You can also see how many points or words your child has accumulated on the child’s Reading page. You cannot take AR quizzes away from the RH school campus.
The home connect link is: https://hosted3.renlearn.com/227565/default.aspx Then enter your child’s username and password as stated above. The first thing you will see is your child’s Reading page. If you look to the bottom right, you will see the link to Find AR books. Click on the Open in New Window. Then you can enter the book name and determine whether you have an AR book.
You can also quickly find out if a book at home is an AR book by going directly to www.arbookfind.com. You do not have to log your child onto the system to search for the book with this link.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Amber Smith. You can also ask Ms. Rick, the librarian.
Jami Lampert Amber Smith
Ridglea Hills Elementary Activity Calendar 2014-2015
FWISD, RHE and RHPTA events
Times and dates are tentatively planned. Any updates will be released on the RHPTA website, RHPTA E-blasts and/or a note sent home with your child. Events not stating a time will be given details closer to the event.
Friday, 22 – Meet the teacher 3:00-5:00pm (come and go)
Monday, 25 – First day of School
Monday, 25 – First day of 1st Six Weeks
Friday, 29 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library (all are welcome)
Monday, 1 – Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
Thursday, 4 – General Membership PTA Meeting – 5:00 and Open House 5:30-7:30pm
Friday, 5 – Walkathon Kickoff rallies
Wednesday, 10 – New Family Welcome to Ridglea Hills Dinner 6:00-7:30pm
Friday, 19 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Tuesday, 23 – Grandparents Day – at grandchild’s lunch time
Thursday 25 – Assistance Fair 8:00-9:00am
Friday, 3 – Walkathon 8:30am
Friday, 3 – End of 1st Six Weeks
Monday, 6 – First day of 2nd Six Weeks
Friday, 10 – Walkathon Awards Rallies
Monday, 13 – Staff Development Day – NO SCHOOL
Music Program – 6:30 in the Auditorium
Friday, 17 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Friday, 24 – Carnival 6:00-9:00 – on RH Track
Monday, 27 – Thursday, 30 – Pumpkin Patch Week
Monday, 3 – Friday, 7 – Canned Food Drive Week
Monday, 10 – Staff Development Day – NO SCHOOL
Music Program – 6:30 in the Auditorium
Friday, 14 – End of 2nd Six Weeks
Friday, 14 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Monday, 17 – First day of 3rd Six Weeks
Monday, 24 – Friday, 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL
Friday, 12 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Music Program – 6:30 in the Auditorium
Friday, 19 – Pajama Reading Day and Classroom Parties
Monday, 22 – January, 2 – Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Monday, 5 – Back to School
Friday, 15 – End of 3rd Six Weeks
Monday, 19 – Martin Luther King Holiday – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 20 – First day of 4th Six Weeks
Friday, 23 – Kindergarten round-up 9:00-11:00
Friday, 23 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Monday, 26 – Friday 30 – Book Fair week
Friday, 30 – Hamburger Supper 6:00-8:00pm
Friday, 6 – Staff Development Day – NO SCHOOL
Friday, 14 – Valentine Class Parties
Music Program – 6:30 in the Auditorium
Friday, 20 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Thursday, 26 – General Membership PTA Meeting and Family Science night
Friday, 27 – End of 4th Six Weeks
Monday, 2 – First day of 5th Six Weeks
Public Schools week
Friday, 6 – Fine Arts Day
Monday, 9 – Friday, 13 – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
Music Program – 6:30 in the Auditorium
Friday, 20 – Donuts with Dad 7:30am
Friday, 20 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Monday, 30 – STARR Testing: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math
Tuesday, 31 – STARR Testing: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Reading
Friday, 3 – Snow Waiver Day – *NO SCHOOL only if snow day wasn’t used
Friday, 10 – Parent Party
Friday, 17 – End of 5th Six Weeks
Monday, 20 – First day of 6th Six Weeks
Tuesday, 21 – STARR Testing: 3rd and 4th Grades Math
Wednesday, 22 – STARR Testing; 3rd and 4th Grades Reading, 5th Grade Science
Friday, 24 – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in the Library
Friday, 1 – Talent Show
Monday, 4 – Friday, 8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Music Program – 6:30 in the Auditorium
Friday, 8 – Muffins with Mom 7:30am
Tuesday, 12 – STARR Retesting: 5th Grade Reading
Friday, 15 – PTA Closing Luncheon
Friday, 22 – Field Day
Monday, 25 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 3 – Pre-K/Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades Awards Programs
Thursday, 4 – 3rd and 4th Grades Awards Programs
Friday, 5 – 5th Grade Award and Promotion Ceremony 9:00am
Friday, 5 – End of 6th Six Weeks and Last Day of School
Attendance at Ridglea Hills Elementary is directly tied to the overall rating of our campus. Our official attendance taking time each day is 10:00. We would encourage you to schedule appointments after that time, so your student is present at 10:00. If you do have an appointment before 10:00, please bring a note from the appointment so we can mark the attendance accordingly.
So, in an effort to reach our goal of no more than 15 absences per day, we are beginning a new Perfect Attendance Award system starting Monday, December 2nd. On Friday of each week we will have a drawing from classes with perfect attendance that week in PPCD through third grade. We have a new “stuffed friend” on campus that will visit and stay for a week in the classroom that has been picked in that drawing. Fourth and fifth grades will also have a drawing and that class will have a trophy they can proudly display in the classroom. Also, every six weeks we will have a drawing to pick one student from each grade level with perfect attendance. Those students will be able to pick a prize from our showcase of prizes.
Educating your children is what we do and we need them in attendance so they get all the valuable information they need to succeed.
Thank you for your help in making our school the best school possible.
The Annual Fundraiser “The Hot Dog Supper” has been renamed “The Hamburger Supper”
Friday, January 31, 2014 Ridglea Hills Elementary
The Hamburger supper is an annual event that is fun for the whole family and is a large fundraiser for the PTA. $5 tickets will be sold in advance for “In and Out” Hamburgers, chips and a drink! We will be selling tickets online, at the school during lunch that week and will send several announcements home. We will have 5th grade reps there selling bottled water and desserts and their profit will go toward their 5th grade trip.
Raffle Baskets. The raffle baskets are comprised of donated items from each class. These baskets appeal to the children and some are full of family activities. Each class will be paired with one or 2 other classes to fill the assigned baskets. You will be in charge of sending a note home requesting the items that you will need to fill your basket. Basket items are due Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Please keep in touch with your teacher and the other room reps to see your progress in the event you need to send a reminder home again.
The items you get contributed for the baskets will be picked up by the committee on Jan. 22nd and we will make sure that all baskets are plentiful- we reserve the right to move donated items from one class basket to another to make sure they all look full and great! The committee will package all the baskets in clear wrap so you won’t have to do that step after all.
Groups for Raffle Baskets:
1. Kindergarten/Pre-K– Brown, Gillaspy and Brubaker/Ramirez: Sports and Outdoor Play
Kindergarten/Linc –Sharp, Goodman and Anderson/Iglesias: Barbie Basket
3. Kindergarten/PPCD- Colston and Will: Gift Card Basket
4. 1st grade – Moreno, Williams and Streiff: Family Picnic
5. 1st grade – Wayland, Maldonado and Tennant: Legos
6. 2nd grade – Allen, Gandarilla and Leschber: TCU Basket
7. 2nd grade – Cureton and Rosenthal: Movie Night
8. 3rd grade – Dutton, Hixon and Perez: Rainy Day Basket
9. 3rd grade – Maxon and Sanchez: Forth Worth Family Fun Basket
10. 4th grade – Hall and Bass: Legos
11. 4th grade – Miller, Powell and Wengert: Summer Fun Basket
12. 5th grade – Myers and Blakely: Gift Card Basket
13. 5th grade - Niehoff and Rossberg: Arts and Crafts Basket (think Rainbow Loom, etc.)
We will sell raffle tickets for $.50 each online, in advance and that night.
We will have party signups for all the children’s parties at the Hamburger Supper. Be sure to tell your class about all the parties. Parents and Teachers donate “parties”, for example: Skating with a teacher/movie night/pump it up party/tea party. Parents sign up their kids for the parties. The parties can be gender or grade specific. Each party has a monetary amount that is paid for each kid to attend the party – a swim party might be $10 and the Skating party might be $15. Typically, the parties have a limit so it is important to sign up early in the night to reserve your child’s spot at the party. All payments go straight to the PTA since the families or teachers donate the parties. Please consider hosting/donating a party – you can sponsor the party individually or as a group with other parents.
All parent parties will be available at the Art Auction on April 4th, 2014.
We will be offering Karaoke at this year’s Hamburger Supper so get your voices warmed up! Make sure to wear your picture perfect outfit because we will also be offering a photo booth!
This is a great evening for RHE students – be sure to buy your tickets in advance and talk the event up to your class. This is a pretty busy night with lots going on and the kids love it!!!
Together For our Children,
Amy Shackelford - 3rd VP Spring Fundraiser
Kinzie Heinrich And Missy Murray - Hamburger Supper Co-Chairs
Greetings and welcome to the start of another year!
Ridglea Hills Elementary is an amazing place to be and your Ridglea Hills PTA has a full year of excitement planned. Our theme this year is “Dive In to Ridglea Hills” and if there is one piece of advice I can offer you it is to get involved. Meet your child’s teacher and ask what you can do to help them as their partner in your child’s education this year. Attend Ridglea Hills events with your family and do everything you can to be a part of the school family. Volunteer where you can. Some parents can volunteer a lot while some can only volunteer a little. Whether you work a short shift at the carnival, walk in the walkathon or volunteer giving accelerated reader tests every week you will be showing your child that their school and their education is important to you.
Ridglea Hills PTA has big plans for the year including many of our old favorites such as Walkathon, Carnival, Fine Arts Day, Hot Dog Supper and so much more. There will be new twists and turns and lots of excitement along the way so stay tuned for the changes! This wonderful website is a great place to stay informed of everything going on. The other way to stay informed is by joining our email list. At least once a week, I send out an “eblast” with information of everything going on in the school. You can join the list right here on the site! We also have a facebook group, which is a great place to get last minute updates as well as see great pictures of school events!
Thanks for being here and joining in on the Ridglea Hills experience. Dive in to Ridglea Hills! You won’t be disappointed!
Parents and Guardians:
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of the carpool process. F.Y.I., Officer Brooks will be present to ensure this process
and violators could possibly be ticketed if the double lines are crossed.
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Ridglea Hills Elementary Calendar 2013-14
FWISD, RHE and RHPTA events for 2013-14
Please note that all dates/times are tentatively planned. Any updates will be released on the RHPTA Website, RHPTA eblasts and/or with a note in your child’s folder. Events that do not have a time next to them will have the time as well as details about the event released via the above ways.
Friday, 23rd – Meet the Principal/Teachers 3:00 – 6:00 (Come and go reception)
Monday, 26th – First Day of School
Monday, 26th - First day of 1st six weeks
Friday, 30th – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Monday, 2nd – Labor Day Holiday – No School
Friday, 6th – Walkathon kickoff rallies
Wednesday, 11th – New Family Welcome to Ridglea Hills Dinner 6:00-7:30
Friday, 20th – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Friday, 4th – Walkathon 8:30 am
Friday, 4th – End of 1st six weeks
Monday, 7th – First Day of 2nd six weeks
Friday, 11th – Walkathon Awards Rally
Monday 14th – Staff Development Day – No School
Thursday, 17th – 4th Grade Music Program – 6:30 in Auditorium
Friday, 18th – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Friday, 25th – Carnival 6:00 – 9:00 at RHE Track
Monday, 28th – Thursday, 31st – Pumpkin Patch Week at Ridglea Hills
Monday, 4th – Friday, 8th – Canned Food Drive Week at Ridglea Hills
Monday, 11th – Staff Development Day – No School
Tuesday, 12th – 3rd Grade Music Program – 6:30 in Auditorium
Friday, 15th – End of 2nd six weeks
Friday, 15th – RH PTA Board meeting @ noon in library
Monday, 18th – First Day of 3rd six weeks
Monday, 25th – Friday, 29th – Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, 13th – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Thursday, 19th – 5th Grade Music Program – 6:30 in Auditorium
Friday, 20th – Pajama Reading Day/Classroom Holiday Parties
Monday, 23rd – Friday, January 3rd – Holiday Break
Friday, 3rd – Holiday Break ends
Monday, 6th – Back to School
Thursday, 16th – End of 3rd six weeks
Friday, 17th – Staff Development Day – No School
Monday, 20th – MLK Holiday – No School
Tuesday, 21st – First day of 4th six weeks
Friday, 24th – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Friday, 24th – Kindergarten Roundup 9:00 – 11:00
Monday, 27th – Friday, 31st – Book fair week
Friday, 31st – Hot Dog Supper at Ridglea Hills 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, 7th – Staff Development Day – No School
Friday, 14th – Valentine Class Parties
Thursday, 20th – 1st Grade Music Program – 6:30 in Auditorium
Friday, 21st – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Thursday, 27th – Family Science Night
Friday, 28th – End of 4th Six Weeks
Monday, 3rd – First Day of 5th Six Weeks
Monday, 3rd – Friday, 7th - Public School Week
Friday, 7th – Fine Arts Day
Monday, 10th – Friday, 14th – Spring Break
Thursday, 20th – 2nd Grade Music Program – 6:30 in Auditorium
Friday, 21st – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Tuesday, 1st – STAAR Testing: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math
Wednesday, 2nd – STAAR Testing: 4th Grade Writing (day 2), 5th Grade Reading
Friday, 4th – Parent Party/Auction
Thursday, 10th – PreK/Kindergarten Music Program – 6:30 in Auditorium
Thursday, 17th – End of 5th Six Weeks
Friday, 18th – Snow Day – No School ONLY if snow day was not used.
Monday, 21st – First Day of 6th Six Weeks
Tuesday, 22nd – STAAR Testing: 3rd Grade Math, 4th Grade Math
Wednesday, 23rd – STAAR Testing: 3rd Grade Reading, 4th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Science
Friday, 25th – RH PTA Board Meeting @ noon in library
Friday, May 2nd – Talent Show
Monday, 5th – Friday, 9th – Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, 9th – Muffins with Moms
Tuesday, 13th – STAAR Re-testing: 5th Grade Math
Wednesday, 14th – STAAR Re-testing: 5th Grade Reading
Friday, 16th – PTA Closing Luncheon
Friday, 23rd – Field Day
Monday, 26th – Memorial Day Holiday – No School
Wednesday, 4th – Pre-K/Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades Awards Programs (times TBA)
Thursday, 5th – 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Programs (times TBA)
Friday, 6th – 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 9:00 am
Friday, 6th – End of 6th Six Weeks; Last Day of School
Our amazing art teacher did a fabulous job last year for our students. She does have a very limited budget and allowance. When you see great deals on some school supplies (or even clearance sales after school starts!) please think of her and pick up a few items on her list. You can drop them off at her room anytime after school starts. Here are the store bought items that she needs: Crayola brand broad line markers in assorted or classic colors; Crayola brand fine line markers in classic colors; Crayola brand crayons - boxes of 24 or 48; Crayola brand colored pencils - boxes of 12 or 24; Elmers school glue - any size; Sharpies - fine or extra fine tips in black; Boxes of Kleenex; quart size Ziploc bags; glue sticks; erasers; clear plastic rulers. You don't have to spend a dime to help out the art room - if you have any of these items in your home, they are welcomed as well: wire hangers, colored plastic lids (with no writing); old Holiday or Birthday cards; magazines; large laundry plastic bottles; cereal boxes; yarn; crochet hooks; knitting needles; trims, rickrack, ball fringe, fabric swatches or old fabrics. Mrs. Michelsen thanks you for anything you send.