September 29, 2018
This week, I was fortunate enough to accompany our 6th Grade Leaders to the Outdoor School at Camp Champions. This annual overnight trip kicks off a year of leadership and group goal-setting for our entire 6th grade class. To say that this is a transformative event for many of our Roadrunners, is an understatement. While some of them have already spent the night away from home, few of them have participated in the series of outdoor activities that await them on this outing. Rock climbing, kayaking, high ropes course, and a giant swing known affectionately as the “Screaming Eagle” are all part of the team building experience that makes this trip so special. Several of them declared that it was the greatest experience of their lives and none of it would be possible without the caring guidance of their teachers, Julie Brown and Alex Hubbard, who lead this trip every year.
Congratulations to our 3rd graders and their teachers on a fantastic Hawaii program! The performances were great and Ms. Stephen’s ukulele skills have gotten even better than last year, when she first learned to play the instrument for this program. Each of these grade level programs takes such a level of dedication from everyone involved, so congratulations to all of them.
As a reminder, our students will not have school next Friday, October 5th or on Monday, October 8th. Friday is a professional development day for our teachers and then on Monday, we will be hosting one our fall conference days. Please contact us in the office if you have any questions or concerns.
Lastly, on behalf of the teachers and staff, I want to thank the team of volunteers who helped make the PTA makeover of our teacher’s lounge a reality. Last Sunday a group of parents descended on the school to put together furniture and install new cabinetry and counter tops. Then on Wednesday, a new fridge was installed to fulfill the longtime wish of a working ice maker. A huge roadrunner round of applause for everyone who helped make it all happen. We appreciate it.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School