Roadrunner Rundown – Counselor’s Coffee and Dot Day


September 8, 2017

Roadrunner Families,
Thanks to everyone who came out for our first PTA Meeting of the year. We had a great turnout and were able to cover a number of important topics, including committee openings, fall events, fundraising efforts and information about the upcoming bond. In November, there will be a vote on whether to approve a bond to improve facilities across AISD. More information about the bond and what it will look like for our school can be found here: https://www.austinisd.org/bond. If you aren’t able to attend any of the PTA meetings through the course of the year, they are available to stream live or view later through the Lee Elementary Facebook page.

On Thursday night we had our annual Parent Forum. Thanks to all who attended to learn more about what to expect during this school year from the grade level teachers. Throughout the year, information will go out through grade level coordinators and our weekly newsletter. You can sign up for both sources of important information here: https://www.lee-elementary.org/resources/newsletter-subscription/

Next week we will have our first Counselor’s Coffee on Thursday morning at 7:50 am in the library. Ms. Gilbert will provide an introduction to her counseling program for the year and we will have our new nurse in attendance to talk about student health, with specific information about how to identify and address concussions. Then on Friday, it is International Dot Day At Lee Elementary. Dot day is a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, is a story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing. Teachers at Lee will use the book to encourage our students to “make their mark”! We encourage all Roadrunners to celebrate by wearing dots!

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Proud Principal
Russell Lee Elementary School
@LeeRoadrunners