Roadrunner Rundown – Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

March 23, 2018

Roadrunner Families,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! Students have settled back into what has been an engaging week of learning. Thank you to our participants and presenters for our Maker’s Fair and School-wide Art Show. It was so much fun and a really nice opportunity to see some of the many talents within our school community. Thank you to Jenny Day and Kasi Kennedy for organizing this opportunity for hands on learning and appreciation of the arts.

All parents are invited to join us this Sunday, March 25th at 4:00 pm for an event presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This talk will take place in the library and is geared toward pre-teen parents. It will be a good opportunity to proactively learn about issues that our Roadrunners can face here at Lee and in the subsequent chapters of their life. More information about NAMI can be found here:

Please join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon that will take place between 11:00 and 1:00 next Thursday in the library. Our school would not be the amazing place that it is, if it were not for the thousands of volunteer hours logged each and every year. We are excited to be able to celebrate all of you who help our students in so many ways. Also, please remember there will not be school next Friday as our teachers participate in a day of professional development.

Our first ever Russell Lee Elementary Yearbook is in the works! For years we have been wanting to offer a yearbook for our Roadrunners and this is the year that it is finally happening! We are planning to use individual student photos as well as official class photos, so please let us know if for any reason you do not want your Roadrunner to appear in the yearbook. Follow this link to pre-purchase your yearbook: The cost will be $18.85 for soft cover and $24.85 for hard cover. Yearbooks will go home with students the week of May 21st.

Lastly, many of you may have noticed a large number of safety professionals in front of the school during arrival on Thursday. We are continuing our work with City of Austin, Safe Routes to School, TXDOT and UT to ensure the safety of our students on their way to and from Lee Elementary. A comprehensive plan is being developed for adding necessary sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks, so please let us know if you see an area where we can improve your Roadrunner’s route to school.

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Proud Principal
Russell Lee Elementary School