Welcome! 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. 


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LHE Office: 469-593-2100

LHE Nurse: 469-593-2048 

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The Nominating Committee, composed of Melissa Reed, Megan Bean, Jill Valachovic, Anna Cobbs and Mary Virginia Grandle propose the following nominations for the 2021-2022 Executive Committee.  
This committee also proposes the following amendments to the bylaws/ standing rules. 
Under Rule I: Committee Chair- Standing Committee.  The committee proposes the addition of a Diversity and Inclusion Chair.  This chair will be the liaison for the bilingual teachers and oversee creating at least 2 programs for year for students, parents and/or staff pertaining to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.

Under Rule II- Special Committees.  The committee proposes the addition of a Library Co-Chair, Reflections Co-Chair and a Treasurer Co-Chair to share in the workload of these positions and to use as a mentoring year. 






Congratulations to Ellie B! She will be representing Richardson ISD at the State Level PTA Reflections Competition with her beautiful poem Differently Specially Imperfectly Perfect. Click on the link to see the last Reflections Video Update and Ellie’s beautiful work. Thank you again to all of our students who participated this year.





Your PTA at Work!  

Lunch was catered on Friday, 2/5 for our teachers in celebration of the LHE Virtual Auction! 
CN Catering was orginally booked to cater our in-person LHE Auction.  Because we switched to Virtual, we decided to pay-it-forward and feed our staff making this a win-win situation for both LHE and the catering company.  Check out CN Catering at www.CNcatering.com.




Click here for a list of all of the teacher favorites!







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 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/





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.  





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




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 & Barry Black

Dana & 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

Christina & David Georgen

Anna & Hector Teran

Leeanne & Jason Seely

Brooke & Christian Berger

Sarah & Dietrich Knabe

Mary Virginia & Reid Grandle

Laura & Scott Stead