Roadrunner Rundown – Lee Live!

February 23, 2018

Roadrunner Families,

We are just a week away from this year’s Lee Live! As the items are pouring in, we are shaping up for an amazing silent and live auction and an awesome night of dancing to everyone’s favorite hits from the 80’s. This year Lee Live is taking place next Saturday, March 3rd at Saengerrunde Hall – 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Get your tickets here: and join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year that makes SO many things possible at our great school!

This week we have continued to address school safety concerns with our students. Many of you have asked for resources on how to address these concerns when they come up at home. This information from NASP can be helpful when talking to your children: Talking_to_Children_About_Violence_

Childcare Appreciation Week is next week. Even if your student is not in our childcare program, they still work closely with our wonderful CC Team during lunch and other times throughout the day. Please help us show our appreciation for all they do to help our Roadrunners!

We are hosting our next Principal’s Coffee at 8:00 am next Thursday, March 1st. We will be discussing the upcoming summer construction projects and plans for next year with AISD project manager, Andrew Miller. We have also established two new joint subcommittees to address campus and safety issues. The first will be working on improving safe routes to school for our students and families. The second will address necessary improvements to our outdoor space, which will be even more important during the upcoming renovations. Both of these committees will be meeting in early March, so please let us know if you are interested in participating.

I want to dedicate the remainder of this week’s newsletter to sharing this message from the 2018 Lee PTA Executive Nominating Committee:

Hello Roadrunners.

Do you know a born leader in our community?  Are you ready to work with fellow leaders in our school community to tackle the big issues our school faces?

We need you!

The 2018 PTA Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the PTA Executive Committee for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:
• President
• Vice President
• Vice President, Operations
• Vice President, Fundraising
• Vice President, Membership
• Vice President, Education Enrichment
• Treasurer
• Secretary

Details on the positions (taken from the by-laws) can be found in this week’s general newsletter or by contacting Chris Doran.

You can nominate yourself or someone else in the PTA.

Upon nomination (and acceptance of the nomination) all candidates will be evaluated through interviews and other means using the guiding principles which were developed by the nominating committee to ensure we recommend the best candidate for each position.

Please submit all nominations via email to  No nominations will be accepted via Facebook or any other channel.

Nominations will be accepted through March 19th.


Christopher, Chris & Wren

Full details about the positions and the operations of the PTA can be found here:

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Proud Principal
Russell Lee Elementary School