Roadrunner Rundown – 10/6/19

Roadrunner Rundown

lee roadrunner


for 2019-10-06 to 2019-11-06

News and Announcements

Library Happenings

Good-bye Sweat-ember!  Hello Hotober   :-)  (saw that on Facebook and love it)

Just want to let you know that we will not be having a Book Fair this Fall.  We have one scheduled the week before Spring Break, instead.

3rd-5th grades:  We have signed up to participate in Penguin books “Who Was History Bee” –  The Bee is based on the Who Was books and will take place in the first week of December.

Interested students picked up permission forms during library time this week.  Please remind your interested student to return it next week.

More 3rd-5th grade: We have also signed up to participate in the first AISD Battle of the Bluebonnet Books, which will take place the first week of February.  Interested students picked up permission forms during library time this week.  Please remind your interested student to return it next week.

Kindergarten kiddos started checking out books this week.  They are not taking them home, yet.  We will have a few weeks of checking out, keeping up with them in the classroom and returning them every week, before we start sending them home.

Next Friday – no school – means no library on Friday.  Please make note of day changes.

Rollings – Tuesday at 8:00
Nokes – Tuesday at 8:50
Stanfield – Wednesday at 11:45
6th Wednesday at 1:30
Hull – Thursday at 2:15.
*Stay tuned for changes for the following Monday holiday.
Have a Read-a-lot Weekend!


5th grade Girl Scouts book drive

The 5th grade Girl Scouts (Troop 1160) are requesting donations of gently used children and young adult books for their book drive, in association with Book Spring. Collection boxes are near the round table and will be in place through Friday, October 11.

Hyde Park Fire Station Festival

Student T-Shirt Competition

Hello All: It’s time for the school wide student t-shirt competition! This year’s theme is Lee’s 80th Anniversary. Students K-5 will have some time to work on these in class, but you may want extra time. Designs should be in black and white only. Please submit your amazing ideas to Ms. Wilborn by Thursday, October 10th. Can’t wait to see them!

Roadrunner Rundown – Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Roadrunner Families,
As a reminder, there will be no school this Friday or the following Monday as we are working on professional development and holding parent teacher conferences. This week we will be celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a number of fun events. On Thursday we will be having an assembly featuring Rancho Allegre Conjunto. Later that evening, Amigos de Russell Lee and the PTA will be co-hosting a community Loteria night for students and families from 6:00 until 8:00. Come relax with friends before the long weekend begins for a fun evening of paletas, popcorn, loteria, and board games! The event is free of charge. Please feel free to bring a favorite board game to share in the fun. We hope to see you there!

Monday is the first day of Pride Week. Each October Austin ISD hosts its own Pride Week, a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ students, staff and families and showcase the district’s commitment to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. It is also Cafeteria Team Appreciation Week, so please join us in showing Loren Wyatt, Claudia Valencia and Lateasha Washington how much we appreciate all they do for our Roadrunners.

Living Tree is now being used by all grade levels and will be utilized as our primary form of communication. There have been some issues related to receiving notifications when a new message has been sent. Updating the app, or reinstalling it should take care of this issue. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or issues with this new communication platform. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tara and Greg Baker who have made such significant updates to our school website –

Lastly, we underwent an attendance audit on Friday, which focused on tardies. We will be implementing some new systems to cut down on late arrivals. Please remember that students need to be in class before the sound of the bell at 7:45 am.

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School