Sept. 10, 2017

Grandparent and Special Person Day Tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 11

Invite a grandparent or special person to eat lunch with your child in the cafeteria tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 11.
  • Guests are welcome to bring in lunch or purchase a lunch tray in the cafeteria.
  • Grandparents and special people will receive a complimentary photo to commemorate this fun day!
  • Lunch schedules are available on the website under “About the School” at the top left corner of the home page and then click “Class Lunch Times.” If you do not see your child’s class time there, please contact your teacher directly or call the office.
  • Please allow up to 30 minutes for parking and check in.
  • Check in tables will be setup outside.
  • Visitors must have an ID that they will present to staff at the check in table.
  • Visitors must be on the emergency card OR have a note from the parent stating the visitor may have lunch with the student.
  • Parents should make sure the grandparent/special person knows the student’s teacher’s name.
  • Visitors will remain outside until their student’s teacher’s name is called announcing that they may go inside.
  • Background checks are not required for this lunch.
  • Visitors are not allowed to go to the classroom before or after lunch.
 
Thanks for your cooperation and help to make this day special for our RHE mustangs!
 

Run Club Resumes Tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 11
Run Club for participating 2nd through 5th graders resumes tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 11, on the RHE track.
  • Please make sure your runner fills his/her water bottle, is wearing comfortable shoes and change clothes before heading to the track. Runners do not have to change clothes; this is a personal preference.
  • Runners will not be allowed to participate at Run Club, if they come without a completed permission slip – no exceptions. Handwritten notes are not acceptable. The official form is required.
  • Please download all forms from the RHE Run Club Facebook group or the RHPTA website here.
  • Pickup is 4 p.m. Please do not be late.
  • If your child is running the C.A.L.F. Race and does not already have a Run Club T-shirt, their order form is due tomorrow.
  • Please tell your runners to keep their soccer/four square balls in their bags until AFTER Run Club. We will not have enough time for them to play before we start this year.
  • We are excited to get started tomorrow!
 
Class Lunch Times Available on www.RHPTA.com
Class lunch times are available on the RHPTA website.
  • Click under “About the School” at the top left corner of the home page and then click “Class Lunch Times.”
  • If you do not see your child’s class time there, please contact your teacher directly or call the office.
 
Chess Club for 2nd Graders and Above Starts This Wednesday Sept. 13
Chess Club for interested 2nd through 5th graders will begin this Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Rooms 104, 109 and 110.
  • Information/permission slips are available in the office. Completed and signed membership forms MUST be turned in by tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 11, in order for students to attend the first meeting.
  • Chess Club T-shirts are available for purchase for $10. Students may wear them on Wednesdays for Chess Club.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in chess tournaments.
  • Save the Date: RHE will host a chess tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
  • Contact: Laura Hixon at Laura.hixon@fwisd.org
 
Reminder: RHE Newcomer Welcome Event at 6:30 P.M. This Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Calling all new RHE families – join us for our Newcomer Welcome Event at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the cafeteria at RHE.
  • During this event, 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 to Ashley Sanchez at ashleysanchez1215@yahoo.com.
 
Remaining Mustang Mall Inventory Available Online for Purchase This Week
All remaining Mustang Mall items will be made available online for purchase this week to be delivered by this Friday, Sept. 15. Don’t miss this chance to buy!
 

Important Dates for Walkathon 
RHE students kicked off Walkathon last Friday, Sept. 8. Check out all of the exciting things planned leading up to our big day on Friday, Oct. 6.
 
Walkathon Spirit Shop, Kona Ice and RHE Night at Chipotle
  • Monday, Sept. 11 – Walkathon Spirit Shop available during Kindergarten through 5th grade lunch times
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Walkathon Spirit Shop
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 – Walkathon Spirit Shop
  • Friday, Sept. 22 – Kona Ice at RHE at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Walkathon Spirit Shop
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 – Walkathon Spirit Shop
  • Friday, Sept. 29 – Chipotle RHE Night – 50% of proceeds benefit RHE Walkathon
  • Please note that Walkathon Spirit Shop items range in price from $1 to $6.
 
Spirit Days
  • Friday, Sept. 15 – Crazy Sock Day
  • Friday, Sept. 22 – Crazy Hair or Hat Day
  • Friday, Sept. 29 – Dress like a Military or Superhero Day
  • Friday, Oct. 6 – Walkathon T-Shirt and Camo Day
  • Please note that students MUST be in appropriate attire on these alternative dress days. No sleeveless tops, bottoms must be appropriate length, and shoes must be appropriate for PE and recess.
 
Visit the website 
link for online donations, sponsorship information and more.
 
Your Walkathon Committee:
 
Reminder: 2017 Fort Worth ISD Bond Election Tuesday, Nov. 7
Fort Worth School Board is calling for dual November elections on “Penny Swap” authorization and a school bond package. The benefit to the school district would be $23 million annually in additional state funding and a tax rate neutral school bond improvement program. 
Reminder: Enlist in the RHE PTA This Year By Saturday, Sept. 30, and Be Entered into Raffle for a Starbucks Gift Card!
  • Thanks to all of you who have joined so far! We are at 36% membership of our current student enrollment. Our conservative goal for the year is 50%, but it would be amazing to exceed that and have one PTA member for every RHE student – every child, one voice!
  • It’s not too late, the PTA needs you! We welcome parents, grandparents, family and friends to join. Together, we can advocate for and help improve educational and extracurricular opportunities for all of our RHE students.
  • Annual membership dues are only $5 per person.
  • Join by Saturday, Sept. 30, and you will be entered into a raffle for a Starbucks gift card!
  • Click here to buy your PTA membership.
  • If you are new to MySchoolAnywhere, our online directory, you will be prompted to the online store after submitting your contact information for the RHE PTA directory.
  • If you have any questions about joining our PTA, please contact Naomi Gelineau, Vice President of Membership, at naomi0617@gmail.com or 817-879-0765.
 
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!
  • 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 Forget to Join the RHE Directory!
We are using MySchoolAnywhere for our online directory and PTA needs.
  • New & Returning Families: Click here to enter or update your information.
  • Once we have confirmed your family’s information, you will receive an email with login instructions to access the directory. Families will be confirmed once we are able to verify enrollment through class rosters.
 
What’s NEW and IMPROVED?
  • Store…sign up for a RHPTA membership today here!
  • Volunteer Sign-Ups…sign up to volunteer and track your sign-ups here!
  • Go Mobile…install the MySchoolAnywhere App from iTunes or Google Play!
 
Contact: Beth Timmerman, Directory Chair, at 
bethtimmerman@gmail.com
 
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