Roadrunner Rundown – Look for the Good!

February 29, 2020

Roadrunner Families,
We are officially one week away from Lee Live and the excitement is building for what is going to be an amazing night. We are fortunate enough to have the outstanding White Denim as our music for the evening and the event will be catered by G&M Catering with a delicious menu. Whether it is our Reading Specialist, Math Specialist, Geography Day, Lee Olympics, SEL Night or our Fall Carnival which we are able to offer free of charge, the funds we raise through Lee Live make so many of these excellent educational opportunities possible. Please check out all of the fantastic silent and live auction items and get ready for a wonderful night supporting our school!

Next week, we kick off our two week Look for the Good Project! We are so excited to bring this new program to our school. Thank you to Leah Gilbert for organizing these different gratitude opportunities.

Gratitude Wall
Each day, students will be writing their gratitude on sticky notes to create a beautiful “Gratitude Wall”. The wall is located in the main hallway and accessible to all. Encourage your Roadrunners to write something different each day. There will be extra sticky notes and tape located next to the wall for everyone to participate.

Gratitude Spots
These spots will be located throughout the school starting on Monday. When students stop on the spots, they are encouraged to think and, if they like, share what they are grateful for with those around them. Again, these spots are for everybody, so find one and share your gratitude!

Kindness Cards
To help everyone transform their gratitude into kindness, teachers and students will pass out orange”Kindness Cards” whenever they see the good in someone. Cards will be passed on each day. Roadrunners can make their own cards to pass out too! We ask that they do not take these home until the last day, which is March 13th. 

You Matter Letters
The purpose of these letters is for everyone to practice their gratitude for someone who matters to them. This can be to anyone and letters should be in their own words. Roadrunners will be given the opportunity to read or give the letters to the person they wrote to without sharing with others. Questions to ask with the letters – How has this person made your life better, what have they given up to do that, what’s one thing that they did that really made a difference…

Lastly, as a reminder, there will no school for our spring break from March 16th through March 20th, with students returning to school on Monday, March 23rd. Also, we have put a number of new systems into place to help our Roadrunners keep track of their clothing and other items through the course of the day. Please assist us in our efforts by writing your child’s last name on any and all items that could be taken off or left at school. We appreciate your help.

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School