Come meet your teacher on August 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in school’s cafeteria. All staff will be introduced before moving to classrooms. Arrive 15 minutes early and listen to a brief discussion of how Heights PTA money was spent last year and hear plans for the upcoming year.
School begins on 8/20. Students should arrive no later than 7:50 AM.
Incoming Kindergarteners or first time Heights students, to see We Wildcats Tips please Click Here>>
The annual back-to-school Tax Free Holiday begins Friday, Aug. 10 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 12. In Texas, the 2018 event exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (priced under $100) from sales and use taxes. The holiday applies to items purchased from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.
Some exclusions apply; go to www.TexasTaxHoliday.org for more information.
We have some exciting news to share! Coach Sandy, our amazing gym teacher at Heights Elementary, has been named RISD's Region 10 Teacher of the Year!! This award is much deserved!
The new RISD Volunteer Management System (VOLY) is up and running! Every person that desires to volunteer at Heights Elementary must complete an online volunteer account, online orientation and background check.
To access the RISD VOLY platform, Click Here>>
1. Click on the red “Volunteer on Your Campus” button (right hand side of the website)
2. Next, create your volunteer account
3. Follow all prompts as you create your account including agreeing to the background check.
4. Save your volunteer profile
5. Complete the online orientation and sign it electronically.
You will receive an email confirming that you have a registered VOLY account with RISD. You will also receive an email that you have a cleared background check within 24 hours.
After months of budget discussion, and incorporating recommendations from the comprehensive community and staff strategic planning process that began last fall, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees voted to set the district’s operating tax rate at $1.17, triggering a tax ratification election (TRE) that will occur on November 6, asking voters to approve an increased tax rate.
To learn more about the TRE, Click Here>>
Heights PTA decided that our teachers’ lounge was in need of a makeover. The lounge was unorganized, uninviting, and downright dreary. After school had let out for the year, we began brainstorming about how and what we could do to improve the space. After receiving Principal’s blessing on the project, one of our PTA members connected with AtHome Marketing and Design to see if they will help. AtHome teamed up with the Shanty2chic sisters and offered to treat teachers lounge to a complimentary lounge makeover!
Over the summer, our school volunteers painted walls, replaced the worn out cabinetry and installed new backsplash. Heights PTA then purchased and replaced the old refrigerator and the chairs. Numerous people volunteered through out the months of June and July working on the space makeover. Finally, Shanty2chic sisters; D.I.Y. home improvement experts and hosts of HGTV's Open Concept, came in to the prepared space and did the extreme makeover turning the room into an elegant and inviting retreat for our teachers! To check out this exciting and INCREDIBLE transformation, Click Here>>
So far, we have gotten rave reviews from the teachers who have seen it over the summer months. We hope that this project will give the teachers a calm and inviting place to spend their much-needed breaks and will let them know how much we appreciate what they do for our school.
RISD will hold a public hearing on the 2018-19 budget this Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Avenue.
After the hearing, RISD Trustees will formally consider the 2018-19 budget. On June 6, Trustees approved a 2018-19 operating tax rate of $1.17, a 13-cent increase that triggered a tax ratification election (TRE), called for September 4, for RISD voters to consider the increase.
Heights students, from pre-K through 6th grade were thoroughly entertained by performers Slappy & Monday's "Count on Comedy Math Show" yesterday morning. Thank you, Slappy & Monday, for not only clarifying math fundamentals, but doing so in an age appropriate and hilarious way!
The annual end-of-year Heights Student Farmer's Market is coming up this Wednesday, May 23, after school (2:45 - 3:30 or sold out)! The Garden Club is hard at work harvesting their produce of onions, potatoes and a variety of greens and herbs. We will also have transplants for sale at $1 per 4 inch pot, many if which were planted from seed by Garden Club students. All proceeds go directly back to support our school garden. But mainly, the students love the opportunity to show what they've grown, so come check it out!
Some of the items that will be available for sale include:
Next Garden Work Day: Tuesday, May 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
STAAR Testing will be held on Monday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 16. Please no visitors to the school and no eating lunch with students on the following STAAR Test days to minimize noise and distractions:
Richardson Heights Elementary
101 N Floyd Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (469) 593-4400
Fax: (469) 593-4401