Sept. 4, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016


No School Tomorrow for Labor Day Holiday – See You Tuesday, Sept. 6!

In honor of tomorrow’s Labor Day holiday, there is no school. Enjoy your day off, and see you Tuesday, Sept. 6!


Join Us for Brief General PTA Meeting Followed By Open House This Thursday, Sept. 8, From 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M.

There will be a brief General PTA Meeting at 5:30 p.m. prior to Open House this Thursday, Sept. 8, in the auditorium for all those interested.

·      Join us for our first General PTA Meeting! There will be a vote on Standing Rules as well as information provided about Walkathon, Directory, Membership and more.

·      Visit with your child’s teacher in his/her classroom!

·      Shop for fabulous spirit items at Mustang Mall in the cafeteria!

·      See you there!


PTA Executive Board Meeting At Noon This Friday, Sept. 9

Our next PTA Executive Board Meeting will be held at noon this Friday, Sept. 9, in the library.

·      All interested parents are welcome to attend.

·      Boxed lunches catered by Hurley House will be available for $12 each. If you are interested, please email Brooke Mooty at


Check Out the PTA Welcome Packet Sent Home in Folders Last Week!

The PTA Welcome Packet was sent home in your child’s folder last week. It includes information about the following:

·      PTA Membership

·      Directory

·      Room Parent Interest Form

·      Ways to get involved at RHE

·      Accelerated Reader (AR)

·      Order form for pre-printed school calendar, including all RHE event dates and information about Mustang Stampede


Lead Room Parents and Room Helpers Needed!

We need Lead Room Parents and Room Helpers! It’s a great way to help your child’s teacher with field trips, Walkathon, Carnival, holiday parties, Field Day, Fine Arts Day, lunchroom monitor and more.

·      Responsibilities include:

o   Attending classroom parties, field trips, Fine Arts Day, Field Day, Carnival, etc.

o   Coordinating/delegating helpers and volunteers needed for these events

o   Coordinating donations from other parents for non-PTA funded parties

o   Encouraging and allowing all parents to find a way to get involved

o   Communicating with your child’s teacher prior to each event to help prepare

·      If you are interested in being the Lead Room Parent or Room Helper for your child’s class, please complete the sign-up form included in the PTA Welcome Packet and send back in your child’s folder by this Friday, Sept. 9.

·      If you have any questions, please email Ivy Ellis as


Run With Us – Join the RHE Run Club Starting This Thursday, Sept. 8!

·      Open to all interested RHE students. 

·      Will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on the RHE track starting this Thursday, Sept. 8.  

·      At least one parent must attend the first practice to sign a permission slip and get more information.  

·      K-2nd parents need to attend all practices.  

·      We will train to run four 5k (3.1 mile) races this year as a team:

o   C.A.L.F. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 a.m. at Will Rogers

o   TMS Speedway Candy Cane Classic on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 4:00 p.m. at Texas Motor Speedway

o   Cowtown Cook Children’s 5k on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at Will Rogers

o   Zoo Run on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 8 a.m. at the FW Zoo

o   Parents will need to provide transportation.

·      RHE Run Club flyer went home last Friday or will go home on Tuesday with more information. 

·      Visit our Facebook group – RHE Run Club, to join the group and stay up to date.

·      Click the following link to access more information.

·      If you have any questions, please contact Jami Lampert, 817-368-1983, or Brooke Mooty, 817-891-1233.


Mark Your Calendars: Grandparents’ and Special Person’s Day Is Next Monday, Sept. 12

Grandparents and Special Persons are cordially invited to eat lunch with their favorite mustang during their lunch time on Monday, Sept. 12.

·      Guests may bring lunch for their mustang or purchase lunch in the cafeteria.

·      Everyone will receive two complimentary photos to commemorate this special day.

·      Spread the word!


Reminder: It’s Time to Buddy Up for RHE Secret Buddies!

RHPTA pairs interested parents with teachers to be their Secret Buddies for the year.

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

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


Earn Money for RHE While You Shop!

·      We know that you already shop at Amazon, so be sure to set your bookmarked home page to and select Ridglea Hills Elementary (“PTA Texas Congress 3758 Ridglea Hills Elementary”) as your favorite charitable organization.

·      A portion of your purchases will be donated to our school automatically every time you shop at Amazon (but only if you start at the home page!


Office Depot

·      Next time you stock up on office or school supplies at Office Depot, provide our Ridglea Hills Elementary Back to School Program ID #70096986.  

·      The school will receive 5% back in credit for free supplies!  

·      If you forget the number, just ask the cashier to look up our school to ensure we receive credit for your purchase.


Tom Thumb

·      Tom Thumb will donate 1% of your eligible purchases to Ridglea Hills Elementary through its Good Neighbor program.

·      Already have an organization linked to your Reward Card? No problem, you can have up to three organizations linked to one card.

·      You can also delete old organizations so that your entire donation goes to RHE!

·      Next time you are at Tom Thumb, take your Reward Card and the Account #4610 to the Courtesy Booth and they will set you up.


Box Tops for Education 

·      Don’t forget to find and clip all of those Box Tops off of your participating products!  

·      Every Box Top helps buy books and supplies for our school!  

·      You can collect your box tops in a small Ziploc bag and place them in the collection container in the school library.  

·      In the past years, we have earned $400-700 for our school!

Do you own or work at a local business and want to support our school in an easy way? 

·      Would you be willing to donate a portion of proceeds from our loyal school family shoppers to Ridglea Hills Elementary?  

·      If so, please contact Sara Cox at or 817-734-7032 to discuss setting up a loyalty shopper program or special shopping dates.  

·      These funds are used to support our many programs and events for our students.