Roadrunner Rundown – Full Moon Friday the 13th

September 15, 2019

Roadrunner Families,

Today we held our first assembly of the year to celebrate Dot Day, the culmination of Coordinated School Health Week, the kick off of our Marathon Kids program and the very rare, full moon Friday the 13th. The last of these will not occur for another thirty years! We also shared some fun details about how we will be celebrating the 80th birthday of our school. We will be holding a daytime celebration on Friday, October 25th; and then that night, we will celebrate more at our annual PTA Fall Carnival. In addition to being a homecoming birthday celebration for Roadrunners of all ages, this year’s Carnival will feature the popular costume contest and will be free to attend. We are excited to offer more free opportunities for our families to get together. Stay tuned for other fun events that will be announced soon!

One of the reasons we are able offer so many of the fantastic programs that take place on our campus is because of the steadfast support of our PTA. Whether it is funding important staff positions at our school, providing school supplies for all of our Roadrunners, or sending our teachers to innovative professional development, none of it would be possible without fundraising efforts like the Roadrunner Rally that is going on right now. If you are able to donate any amount, please do so today.

During our assembly we reviewed our school-wide expectations with all of our Roadrunners. This is part of our ongoing efforts to utilize a common language across all grade levels. We will be sharing more ways to encourage reflective practice with your Roadrunner and emphasize the importance of a growth mindset, but we want to share these campus expectations so you are able to reinforce them at home.

Lastly, I wanted to pass along the following request from our outstanding art teacher, Ms. Wilborn:

Hello Parents! I am really enjoying getting to know your children in the art room and look forward to meeting all of you as well. We are currently seeking donations of fresh flowers so that the students can practice drawing from life. If you have any bouquets on their last legs, please think of us.

Thank you so much – Elisabeth Wilborn

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School