Roadrunner Rundown – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3, 2019

Roadrunner Families,
Join us tonight as Amigos de Russell Lee bring you Noche Latina, from 5:30 to 8pm, rain or shine. We have moved all the exciting events inside and entry is free! Delicious, homemade Mexican food and desserts will be available for purchase. Skip the line by purchasing food tickets at the round table or through @AmigosDRL. $7/plate for adults and $5/plate for kids, $1 for drinks. All proceeds will support the teachers providing Spanish lessons in our own homegrown language program at Lee. We are proud to present a stellar lineup.
In the Auditorium (no food or drinks, please):
5:30 McCallum Classical Guitar
6:15 Genevieve Guinn of Austin Flamenco Academy
7:00 Grupo Massa, winner of Best World Music at the 2019 Austin Music Awards
Please consider sponsoring the musicians via Venmo @AmigosDRL
In the Gym:

5:30-7:00 Fitness Night with Coach Reyes and Roots & Rhythms Drum Circle
Piñatas by age group:
7:00 Pre-K to 1st graders
7:15 2nd and 3rd graders
7:30 4th through 6th graders
The Dunk Tank and Piñatas will be under the big oak tree out front if the weather clears. Volunteers are needed for easy half-hour shifts to make this event a success sign up, come and have fun!

On Saturday morning we will be holding our annual Bike Rodeo from 9:00 until 12:00 on the covered blacktop. Bicycle Sport Shop will be there to lead our Roadrunners in fun activities and help with bicycle maintenance. The Bike Rodeo is organized by our fantastic Tina Bui in the lead up to Bike To School Day on Wednesday, May 8th.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We have a number of surprises in store for our amazing teachers, so please join us in celebrating the outstanding educators who teach our Roadrunners each and every day. In the lead up to Teacher Appreciation Week a team will be decorating classroom doors on Sunday from 11:00-3:00.

On Monday we will be holding our Blood Drive hosted by the 6th Grade Leadership Institute from 9:00-1:00. The Blood Drive will be in honor of Trey Soto, husband of our special education teacher, Paula Soto. The Bloodmobile will be parked on Hampton Road Monday morning, so please sign up to donate blood here, or call Craig at (512) 206-1316 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Then on Tuesday morning we will host our final PTA Meeting of the year in library at 7:50. We will be voting on the budget for next school year, so please join us for this important meeting. That afternoon we will be celebrating the retirement of our beloved teaching assistant, Bev Brown. Bev has been an important part of our Lee Family for many years with her welcoming spirit and considerate approach to working with students across all grade levels. We will miss her tremendously and look forward to celebrating with her Tuesday afternoon in the library immediately after school. Hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School