RES' 2nd Grade Newsletter

Week 3: September 4th- September 11th, 2015

Student Birthdays

Due to the amount of allergies, we will not have birthday celebrations with food. If you would like to send your child with pencils, bookmarks, trinkets, etc. to hand out to the class you are more than welcome to do so. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
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Teachers LOVE rule followers!


Please adhere to the procedures that we have put into place throughout our campus. They are set with your child's safety being the TOP priority :)

  • If you are picking your child up in a car, please wait in the car line.
  • If you do not have your child's car sign, you will be asked to go to the office and show your ID before we can release your child to you. (Check before you get in line!)
  • If you are walking to pick up your child, please wait at the designated area.

These simple procedures will ensure effective and safe dismissal throughout the year. Thank you for your cooperation.

Second Grade Team

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Calling ALL parents!!

It's time to renew your Ridgeview PTA Membership! Everything is digital this year, no forms or checks! One of our goals this year is to increase memberships of our dads! When you buy 2 PTA memberships, you will get a free adult shirt!

Here's how to do it... Go to: Register for our new PTA portal and then selected "PTA Membership" under new forms. Make sure you follow the directions all the way through to check out. Thank you for your support of RES!

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FREE Spiritwear!

This year, the Ridgeview PTA is providing FREE spiritwear t-shirts to every RES student. The PTA wants to ensure that every student receives the right t-shrit size, so they are asking parents to create a free account at You will fill out your family information, directory and publish information and the "New Form" titled FREE Student T-shirt. It only takes a few minutes and we will use our spiritwear shirts for multiple events throughout the school year, such as field trips, field day and much more. If you have any questions about the website or the RES PTA, please contact Kristin at and she will be happy to help you.

2nd Grade Orientation Night

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 5:30pm

1601 Marshal Ridge Dr

Keller, TX

Meet in your child's classroom for Orientation night!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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TCHS Homecoming

Homecoming Parade – Wednesday, September 9 (will result in local road closure)

Homecoming Game – Friday, September 11

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Run In The Dark

Saturday, Sep. 19th, 7pm

9550 Sage Meadow Trail

Fort Worth, TX

Run to Brighten a Kids Future!

As a participant of Run in the Dark, you are making a difference in the life of a child in crisis. Now more than ever, local children need our help. All money raised for this event supports Community Storehouse Children’s Programs.

Click here to Register

Register online by September 11



Dear Parents,

We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating again in the Apex Fun Run this year as our major fundraiser! The Apex program will be with our students from September 21st to October 2nd teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. Please look in your child’s folder and for e-mails that will be sent to you from your teachers as the fun run gets nearer.

Please feel free to visit to learn about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness. This year's character theme is Apex Dream Team, where students will join Johnny Dreamer and the Apex team in an exciting journey to learn what it means to become a Dream Team Leader:

    • Dive In!

    • Resourceful!

    • Elevate Others!

    • Attitude Check!

    • Make A Difference!

During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Fun Run day to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and will run an average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1/lap, $2/lap, $5/lap, or any other amount for students. All students will receive their own pledge kit with an individual access code that allows you to enter pledges online. All students will receive Apex wrist bands, Apex race-day jerseys, and team awards. We will need your help in the following four ways:

  • Help connect your child to potential sponsors and help them acquire pledges from family, friends and contacts.

  • Ask your child about the “Apex Dream Team” character lessons, and download the FREE “Apex Fun Run” App!

  • Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event.

  • Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact Lianne Rice at

Thank you again for your continued support of Ridgeview Elementary and we are excited to begin this journey with you!

This Week's Units of Study:

Reading: Thinking about Text

Writing: Persuasive Statement

Grammar:Capital letters and end punctuation

Spelling: e,o,u, Study for your Spelling test for Thursday!

Science: Communicable Diseases

Math: Building our math classrooms & Place Value

September Birthday Wall of Fame:

Mrs. Fite's Class:

Lyla 9/7

Vaghinishri 9/20

Mrs. Hord's Class:

Sophia R. 9/26

Damian P. 9/13

Jaidaly R. 9/13

Mrs. Martinez's Class:

No Birthday's this month

Mrs. Miller's Class:

Emma M. 9/4

Keira 9/7

Akshar G. 9/13

Joshua W. 9/17
Mrs. Ripple's Class:

Sydney H. 9/18

Ms. Sanderson's Class:

Noah G.9/10

Reese G. 9/12

Rylan M. 9/21

Mrs. Wolen's Class:

Violet H.9/5

Shlay K. 9/5

Upcoming Events in Second Grade:

September 7th:

  • Labor Day- No School

September 9th:

  • 2nd Grade Orientation
  • TCHS Homecoming Parade
  • Spring Creek Night!

September 11th:

  • Texas 1st Responders' Day
  • TCHS Homecoming Game

September 15th:

  • Coffee with Principal

September 17th:

  • Constitution Day

September 21st:

  • FIRST day of Running Club

September 22nd:

  • APEX Fun Run Pep Rally

September 23rd:

  • First Day of Autumn

October 1st:

  • APEX Fun Run

October 2nd:

  • Early Release @12
  • End of 1st 6 Weeks
  • Parent Conferences

November 19th:

  • 2nd Grade Theatre Performance @6:00 PM

Ridgeview Elementary's 2nd Grade Teachers:

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