September 1, 2017
It has been another active week here at Russell Lee Elementary! We started the week with a two hour delay as a result of the remnants from Hurricane Harvey. We are currently working on ways to support those impacted by the storm, including a diaper drive organized by Lee parents and our 6th Grade Leadership Institute. If you are able to help with this effort, please drop off diapers with our Safety Patrol in the mornings or at the round table in the front hallway. Thank you for your support!
As a reminder there will be no school on Monday in observation of Labor Day.
Then our first PTA Meeting is Tuesday morning in the library following announcements. Through the course of the year, we will be holding our monthly PTA Meetings at a variety of times to meet the differing scheduling needs of our families. Please sign up for the PTA today and be a part of their important work here at Lee. https://www.lee-elementary.org/pta/
We will be holding our Parent Forum, also known as “Back to School Night” on Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm. Parent Forum is a parent/guardian only event where you will learn about what to expect this year from your student’s teachers. Also, our first Campus Advisory Council meeting of the year will be held on the afternoon of September 19th. The CAC meets monthly and serves as an advisory group on campus and district issues. If you are interested in serving on the CAC this year or in the future, please contact me directly. All CAC meetings are open to the public.
In an effort to limit classroom interruptions and allow our office team to focus on student related issues, we are requesting that items not be dropped off at school after the start of the school day. Item drop-offs and calls to the office to relay messages to students should be reserved for emergency situations, so that we are able to address student needs and not interrupt instruction. Also, the school day begins at 7:45 and on-time attendance is required under state law. We want all students to be as successful as possible here at Lee and that begins with on-time arrival each morning.
On Tuesday we were joined by Chris Saldana from KEYE to learn more about our garden partnership with Lettuce. http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/cool-at-school-lettuce-farm-at-lee-elementary. Then on Wednesday, Lettuce won the Austin Chamber of Commerce – Environmentally Friendly Award for their commitment to environmentally sound practices. We are proud to have partnered with this local company started by Lee parent, Yogesh Sharma. Families who sign up for their fresh food delivery service can enter code “Lee” at checkout and 10% of all proceeds will go toward important programming at our school. https://lettuce.fm/
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend,
Russell Lee Elementary School