Roadrunner Rundown – MLK Weekend


January 12, 2018

Roadrunner Families,
It has been a busy full week back at school for our Roadrunners and next week is shaping up to be a busy one as well. There will be no school on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Then on Tuesday we will have our monthly PTA Meeting in the library at 7:50 am. Our PTA Meeting will be preceded by a live recital of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963. We are excited to have my friend, Wendell Hosey with us again this year to deliver the speech for all of our students. That afternoon we will hold our monthly CAC Meeting at 3:00 in the library to address upcoming construction projects and updates related to student transfers. We are continuing to work with the district to secure transfers for all incoming siblings. On Wednesday our students in grades 3rd through 6th will take their middle of year benchmark test in the area of reading. Then on Thursday they will take their math benchmark test. On Friday afternoon I will be joining our 1st Graders for a movie party to celebrate their successful performance during our 2nd annual Roadrunner Fun Run.

Flu season is in full swing and there are a number of districts who are facing serious health concerns and student absences as a result. Our Health Team is working hard to keep all of our students healthy and prevent the spread of a variety of illnesses that our students are encountering. To that end, please see the following links about the flu and preventative measures to help prevent a widespread flu outbreak here at Lee:
Everyday Preventive Actions
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q1Ccri-O_RhwpLJHSO_YNIgAZh-LESjT
CDC Flu Guide for Parents
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YX9p7LFAmf6IQI3O3QAzvmLD5zS5w9gp
CDC Spanish Flu Guide for Parents
https://drive.google.com/open?id=13janowX4e8m0XRqT4fiTFPQ9JqIXghp6

Lastly, I want to take this thank Lee parents, David Lujan and Singer Mayberry for leading the effort to purchase and outfit a bicycle for our crossing guard Mable. We had the opportunity to see Mable over the holidays and she was still in shock about her new bike, which was even personalized with her name! Mable does a lot for our students and goes well beyond the crossing guard role to make sure that everyone stays safe at Lee. Thank you to to David, Singer, and everyone who contributed to this effort.

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Proud Principal
Russell Lee Elementary School
@LeeRoadrunners