Roadrunner Rundown – Great Kindness Challenge

January 19, 2018

Roadrunner Families,
Thank you for your patience during what has been a wild week of student holidays, snow days and late starts. We have rescheduled the PTA Meeting for next Tuesday the 23rd at 7:50 am in the cafeteria and our monthly CAC Meeting has been rescheduled for the afternoon of January 30th. Wednesday is the Science Fair and students who would like some assistance with their projects can attend Science Fair Sunday in the Lee Library this Sunday at 2:00. Next week is The Great Kindness Challenge when we celebrate kindness and have “theme” days to show our commitment to spreading kindness through our school and community.
Monday – “Spread Love” – Wear red or pink
Tuesday – “Powered by Kindness” – Dress like a superhero
Wednesday – “Kick into Gear and Help Someone Near” – Wear crazy socks or mismatched shoes
Thursday – “Dream of Kindness” – Wear Pajamas
Friday – “Crazy for Kindness” – Crazy Hair
Each student will also receive a Great Kindness Challenge Checklist. They can finish what they can and return it to their teacher by next Friday. The class that completes the most challenges will win a donut party!

We are working to identify all families who are interested in a sibling transfer for the 2018/2019 school year. Although we are frozen to transfers, I will be collaborating with the associate superintendent’s office to make our school accessible to siblings of current Roadrunners. If you are interested in a sibling transfer at any grade level or know of a family in need of this type of transfer, please get in touch with me soon.

Because of the seriousness of this year’s influenza, I want to share these resources again this week in an effort to help prevent a widespread flu outbreak here at Lee:
Everyday Preventive Actions
CDC Flu Guide for Parents
CDC Spanish Flu Guide for Parents

Please save the date for this year’s Lee Live, which will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 3rd! Lee Live is our festive annual fundraiser that features music, merriment, and both live and silent auctions. More information will be forthcoming. Anyone who can help with a related filmmaking project or donation of auction items is encouraged to contact our Lee Live Committee.

Lastly, I want to wish good luck to our ATX Roadrunners for Parkinson’s who are running the 3M Half Marathon this Sunday. This team, who is made up of school staff, Lee parents and others is running in support of our friend and former PTA President, Allan Cole. Allan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease this past year and has taken the lead on many important programs to combat the effects of Parkinson’s. If you are interested in supporting Allan’s team and the Fox Foundation in any way, please click this link:

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Proud Principal
Russell Lee Elementary School