Roadrunner Rundown – Lee Olympics!

April 21, 2020

Roadrunner Families,
It was great to see so many of you and your kiddos at our first Roadrunner Dance Party. If you weren’t able to make it, no need to worry, we will be having more of them between now and the end of the year, including one to celebrate students graduating from our 6th Grade Leadership Institute. All of us are feeling the sense of loss associated with many of the beloved events that take place during this spring semester. We are working with different grade levels to replicate some of those events and this week, Coach Rangel (formerly Reyes) is putting together a virtual Lee Olympics for our Roadrunners to participate in and enjoy. Please see this message from her:

Lee Olympics would have been this Friday, April 24th and we are not going to let the current circumstances stop us from celebrating one of our favorite traditions. Please join us in the first ever virtual Lee Olympics. I have shared a list of the events students K-6 would typically participate in. If you are able to, please send in short clips of your student(s) participating in the events of their choosing. You can participate in one event or all events but please send in separate clips for each event they participate in. You can email the short clips to me at: I will take all of the clips and put them into one big video for everyone to watch on the date of Lee Olympics (Friday, April 24th). Some of the events require equipment – I challenge you to get as creative with what you have at home to make your events possible. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Please send your clips in to me no later than noon on Thursday, April 23rd!
Events for Grades K-2
Jump rope
Bean bag throw
Hula hoop
Tug of war
Sac race
3-legged race
50 m dash

Events for Grades 3-6
Jump rope
Tug of war
Long jump
Obstacle course
Baton Relay
50 m dash
Distance run
Sac race
3-legged race

Thank you all for taking this time to come together as a famiLEE and make some history with this favorite tradition! – Coach Rangel

Beginning next week, work packets will be mailed out to families who request them and no longer be distributed at campuses. This is being done as a precautionary measure to make sure we are doing our part to protect the safety of all students and staff. More information about how to sign up for the new work packet delivery will be sent out by AISD in the coming days and will be shared here:

I also want to share this important information about device repair and renewal. “AISD Chromebook Curbside” – Chromebook Repair Begins Tuesday, April 21 Families may drop off non-working Austin ISD Chromebooks at:
· Anderson High School
· Austin High School
· Crockett High School
· The AISD Performing Arts Center (closest to Lee)
Families will drive through, safely leave their broken Chromebook, and receive a working device. Families can also get replacement Lenovo or Samsung chargers. Dell chargers will be available after about May 1. Please note: This is not a help desk, and no repairs will be done while families wait. Students will receive a replacement device that might be different from the one they had. Students whose devices are working but who need technical support, or students who need a Chromebook issued to them, should call the student help desk at 512-414-4357.

Lastly, this week we are celebrating Office Team Appreciation Week. Throughout the course of the year, Erica, Stephanie and Gloria are the engine that makes our school run so well. They work are an amazing team who work so hard on behalf of our students, staff and families. Please join us in celebrating them during this week.

Have a wonderful day,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School