Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! The LHE PTA Board is here to help you learn about LHE and make sure our students, teachers and school have the support they need to succeed and have a great year. 


To stay up to date on all things LHE - please make sure you subscribe to our calendar and to "The Paw Print," Principal Gruninger’s weekly email update. Check back here for updates as we do our best to keep you informed.


LHE Office: 469-593-2100

LHE Nurse: 469-593-2048 

LHE Cafeteria: 469-593-2078  




To date, our 65th Anniversary Campaign has raised $3750 in donations!!  Thank you to all who have donated thus far!   Last month we were able to install the large shade structure and six picnic tables on the intermediate playground.  In the past two years we have completed two Wildcat Walkways providing our students, staff and community a safe walking trail around our campus.  
In celebration of our 65th Year Anniversary we are asking for parents, grandparents, businesses and community members to consider making a $65 donation (or any monetary amount) to the LHE PTA. With these donations, the PTA will be able to provide more improvements on our LHE Campus. 
To donate, please click HERE












The Book Fair is finally here! This year our Book Fair will be virtual and everything will ship

directly to your home! The best news? Our LHE Book Fair will run for two weeks (10/19 - 11/1). See the flyer for more details!


Link to Book Fair HERE!







The LHE 65th Anniversary Student Challenge: READ 65 BOOKS or RUN 65 LAPS!


In honor of the 65th Anniversary of Lake Highlands Elementary, we thought it best to offer some very special challenges to the amazing students of LHE!
1. Complete one OR both challenges! Take your time, you have until February!
2. Have your parent/guardian check your form for authenticity (honesty is important) and have your parent/guardian sign the form at the bottom.
3. Mail (or walk) the challenge form to: 9535 Aldwick Drive Dallas, TX 75238
Wait patiently until 2-5-21 (the date of the ’20-21 LHE Auction) and WE WILL PICK 6 WINNERS WHO WILL RECEIVE A $65 BARNES AND NOBLE GIFT CARD!

65 Aniversario de Lake Highlands Elementary ¡LEE 65 LIBROS! ¡CORRE 65 VUELTAS!


En honor del 65 Aniversario de Lake Highlands Elementary, hemos querido ofrecer unos desafíos muy especiales a nuestros maravillosos estudiantes de LHE.
1. ¡Completa uno O varios desafíos! Tomate tu tiempo, tienes de plazo hasta febrero.
2. Pide a tu padre/responsable que verifique la autenticidad de tu formulario (honestidad es importante). Se necesitara la firma del padre/responsable en la parte de debajo.
3. Envía por correo (o en mano) el formulario del desafío a: 9535 Aldwick Drive Dallas, TX 75238
¡Ten paciencia! hasta el 5-Febrero-21 (día de la Subasta LHE ’20-21). ELEGIREMOS 6 GANADORES QUE RECIBIRAN UNA TARJETA REGALO DE BARNES AND NOBLE POR VALOR DE 65$.




The RISD Clothes Closet is now open and needs our help!The closet provides much needed shoes, clothing,  toiletries and much more for students in need!

For the 2020-2021 school year, LHE is responsible for filling 10 volunteer spots.  4 Monday morning spots are for sorting and restocking donations and 6 Tuesday afternoon spots are for packing and delivering items to various RISD schools for specific students.

Please consider signing up for a spot or two. We can't do this without you!  Help spread the love by signing in the sign up genius below!


For more information on the Clothes Closet or for questions, please contact our PTA rep Kelly Horner at kellychorner@yahoo.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/RISDCC/



Its Reflections Time! 

National PTA's Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through 12th grade to explore and be involved in the arts. Thousands of students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. Ms. Sexton and Mrs. Bullard created an announcement to encourage students to think about entering:

Reflections Video Announcement  


Entry Forms and category information can be found HERE


Es hora de las reflexiones!

El programa de reflexiones de la PTA Nacional anima a los estudiantes de prekínder a 12º grado a explorar y participar en las artes. Miles de estudiantes reflexionarán sobre el tema y crearán obras de arte originales en las categorías de coreografía de danza, producción cinematográfica, composición musical, literatura, fotografía y artes visuales. La Sra. Sexton y la Sra. Bullard crearon un anuncio para animar a los estudiantes a pensar en ingresar:

Anuncio en video de Reflections


Los formularios de inscripción y la información de la categoría se pueden encontrar AQUÍ



The Weekly Student Health Screener is available for students and their parents to complete on a weekly basis for both face-to-face and virtual learners. The screener may be accessed on any web-enabled device (computer, cell phone, iPad, etc.) by going to https://student.risd.org and logging in with the student Google account information. Once completed, their screener data will be recorded and shared with our school administrators. The screener must be completed weekly (each Tuesday) beginning Tuesday, September 8th. 

Please follow these links for step-by-step instructions on how families may access and use the screener.  



General PTA Meeting

The LHE PTA held its first general meeting via zoom on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:30PM. To view the meeting or download the powerpoint presentation, click below.  






Parent Contact information

Fill out this google link with your contact information. It will be shared with your child's teacher, the PTA Room Parent Coordinator, and your child's class Room Parent Representative. By completing this form you are agreeing to your info being shared. If you have more than one child attending LHE, you must fill it out separately for each child.




The LHE 65 Years Strong Anniversary Banner is now hanging in the front of the school! As you are out walking this first week of school stop by and see the banner, it has a built-in photo op! Make sure you show us how LHE STRONG you are! Don't forget to post to social media with #LHE65Strong




Go here to learn more about our new librarian Gabby Brown!





Marquee sales are sold out!  

Thank you to everyone who placed an order!







iPad insurance must be purchased for the student devices this year. Click here to purchase.

For iPads that went missing or were broken over the summer, please contact the front office to find out the procedure for payment at 469-593-2100.

Families in need of a Hotspot: If you are in need of a hotspot due to a lack of internet availibility, please contact the front office. Please remember that hotspots are for those who are in dire need of internet service. Please do not request a hotspot if you already have internet. 

If you need support with technology, please contact Michael Zimmerman at michael.zimmerman@risd.org.




 Welcome, Mr. Bell!


Hi, LHE community! My name is Mark Bell, and I am so excited to be a part of the LHE team! I grew up in McKinney and attended college at TCU, but I have lived and worked in Louisiana for the last 9 years. I taught second and third grades and was an elementary school master teacher.  For 

the last two years, I was the assistant principal of a middle school.

My fiancée and I got engaged in December and decided that this summer was a good time to move closer to family (She will be teaching 6th grade ELA at Richardson Terrace.).

I am super excited to be back in Texas, back working in an elementary school, and to be at LHE! I have heard great things about the staff, students, and community.

I look forward to meeting and working with each of you!


Mr. Bell






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If you or a family member would like to volunteer at the school or chaperone field trips, this background check needs to be completed ANNUALLY. Please note, it takes two weeks to process. 

Go here to fill out.





Pay Pams is used to fund your student's lunch money!

To set up an account and add to your child's cafeteria funds go here.





RISD Academic Calendar 2020-2021

The RISD calendar for next year has been officially published! Please see below for important dates concerning next year!  Here is a PDF printable version of the calendar as well.








Please contact Jennifer Allen, PTA President with questions.  jmallen94@gmail.com



Help Our 5th Graders

Please consider making a donation to help our 5th Graders attend Sky Ranch Science Camp which has been moved to January 2021. 

Donate Here


RISD Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application

Thank you LHE Families for your donation to the 65th Anniversary campaign!


Amber & Jacob Gipson

Caroline & Brian Smiley

Christina & David Georgen

Chad & Kristen Przano

Amanda & Neil Harris

Jennifer Rosales & Michael Leal

Katherine & Geoff Blaine

Veronica & Sam Bullard

Katy & Stephen Smith

Mary & David Stewart

Lori & David Kjeldgaard

Ali & Ben Jackson

Amanda & Christopher Baker

Chris & Lecia Mavros

Sara & Vince Houk

Jennifer & Reed Wilcox

Jennifer & Patrick Allen

John White & Naixa Franquiz

Megan & Brad Bean

Jill & Mike Valachovic

Laura & James Frye

Bibiana & Rich Miller

Amy & Matt Tuggle

Christina & Travis Whitton

Jason & Jill Cook

Jose & Jennifer Reyes

Robyn & Chris Slye

Michelle & Brad Miller

Hilaree Casada & Byron Ebelt

Katherine & Barr Black

Dan & Jason Sherman

Melissa & Cody Reed

Meredith & Matt Rooker

Heather & Andrew Offer

Andrea Holmgreen

Huyen & Phillip Carboni

Lindsay & Casey Robertson

Kimberly & Mar Wagliardo

Alice & Andrew Macey

Lynsey & James Purl

Kimberly & Bren Spivey

Katie & Dave Anderson

Audrey & Samuel Sequenzia

Carl Hasler & M.Pete Carroll-Hasler

Lauren & Joshua Ellison

Elizabeth & Justin Vaughan

Elizabeth & Jason Fenimore

Andrea & Toby Newham

Michele & Chris Zupa

Katy & Jeff Ragsdale

Elizabeth & Jeff Ryan

Lauren & Jeffrey Scott

Kristen & Michael Petrini

Remberto Navarro

Bethany & Dave Wittenburg

Sarah & Dietrich Knabe