Yearly Archives: 2017


Kindernews October 13, 2017


It’s Been a Busy Week In language arts our vocabulary words were compete, hobby, and partner.  Our sight words so far are be, like, am, can, I, a, see, and the along with the color words red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and black. We are now working on lowercase letter formation.  This week we practiced c,o,s, and […]

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Roadrunner Rundown – Russell Lee Celebration


Roadrunner Families, On Thursday night we celebrated our school’s namesake, Russell Lee. We now have more than thirty images in our permanent collection and the celebration featured screenings of the Russell Lee documentary by Ann Mundy as well as Ms. Gilbert’s fantastic photo installation entitled “What is Love?” starring so many of our Roadrunners. Thank […]

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Library Lines


It has been a crazy busy library time so far: We have celebrated our Super Summer Readers, done the library inventory, checked out iPads to K, 1, 2, 3 and Ms. Paula, and Ms. Leifeste, all students 3rd – 6th have Chromebooks, had our first Literary Guest visitor – Mother Goose, had multiple storytimes and […]

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October 6, 2017


It’s Been a Busy Week Our sight word this week was to.  So far we have learned the words like, am, can, I, a, see, go, to and the along with the color words red, blue, green, yellow, and orange.  For handwriting we reviewed all uppercase letters. In math we continued to work on composing […]

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Roadrunner Rundown – Bullying Awareness Month


Roadrunner Families, October is Bullying Awareness Month, so I want to take this opportunity to share some resources that we use to address bullying here at Russell Lee Elementary School. If we have one student who is being bullied, then we have a bullying problem and it needs to be addressed. Like so many things […]

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September 30, 2017


It’s Been a Busy Week Our sight word this week was go.  So far we have learned the words like, am, can, I, a, see, and the along with the color words red, blue, green, yellow, and orange.  For handwriting we continued to practice “magic C”  letters – C,O,Q,G, and S.  After Reading the story […]

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Roadrunner Rundown – Roadrunner Rally


Roadrunner Families, Congratulations to our third graders on a fantastic Hawaii Program! They did an outstanding job and I would like to thank their grade level teachers for all of their hard work that has been going on since the first weeks of school. Thanks also to our Special Areas Team, Ms. Kennedy who produced […]

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Roadrunner Rundown – Hawaii Program


Roadrunner Families, Next week we will have our first grade-level program of the year, The 3rd Grade Hawaii Program. Our Roadrunners are hard at work on rehearsals and there have been some updates courtesy of our new music teacher, Julie Stephens. Through the course of the year, Ms. Stephens is working on revising many of […]

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Roadrunner Rundown – Bond Information


Roadrunner Families, I have been asked to share some additional information about the upcoming bond that will be voted on in November. We received the following from the district about a series of informational open houses: When:  5:30-7:30pm Where:  McCallum – Sept 26; Austin High – October 3; Crockett High – October 5; additional dates are […]

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Kindernews September 15, 2017


It’s Been a Busy Week! We added two new sight words this week – the and like.  We also added the “Yellow” song to our list of color songs.  Watch for these small color booklets to come home at the end of each week.  These are a good way to practice “reading” with your child.  In […]

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