Roadrunner Rundown – 3/23/19

Roadrunner Rundown

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for 2019-03-23 to 2019-04-23

News and Announcements

Library Lines

Great turnout for out Spring Book Fair!  Thank you!!!

In addition to your children getting great books to read, your support is providing more than 180 books for the library and almost $1200.00 for the Library budget in the PTA.  That is a little less than what we usually get from Scholastic, but I think the quality of the books, both story and physically seemed to be better.  AND there were not as many toys attached to books.  I’m leaning toward contracting with them (Follett) for next year’s book fair.  If you have an opinion one way or the other please let me know –

Well, now onto the next thing.  Thursday, March 28th will be our School-wide Art Show and MakerFair!  We will have Maker activities in the cafeteria, Student Art displayed down the main hall, and tables for you to show us What You Make.  If you or your child are interested in Showing us What You Make.  Please contact me at  In the past we’ve had kids make Slime, sew pouches, show us family trees, sketchbooks, make stuff on 3d printers, show off their robot skills.  We’ve had parents and grandparents show us thier handmade pillows and wooden toys.  Good time to Network or let your kids show off their genius skills.

I hope to email overdue notices this weekend so you have enough time to look for them over the break.

Thank you for all your support and have a fantastic Spring Break!!!


Roadrunner Rundown – Spring Break!

Roadrunner Families,
I hope everyone has successfully weathered the combination of daylight saving, crazy weather, and SXSW this week. Next week is our long awaited spring break and there will be no school until students return on Monday, March 25th. That Tuesday, we will host a Principal’s Coffee about our new addition and the ways we are addressing the high number of students anticipated across several grade levels. Our new project manager, David Knapp will be in attendance at the coffee as well as at our CAC meeting that afternoon to share more details about the construction project. On the evening of Thursday, March 28th we will be hosting our school-wide Art Show and MakerFair. We will have Maker activities in the cafeteria, student art displayed down the main hall, and tables to display projects. If you or your child are interested in participating and displaying your work, please contact Ms. Day at

Speaking of Ms. Day, I want to congratulate her on a fantastic Spring Book Fair! In addition to your students getting great books to read, your support is providing more than 180 books for the library and almost $1200 for the Library budget. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our book fair and thank you to Ms. Day for all of her tireless work on behalf of our Roadrunners. We are lucky to have her at Lee.

As we are preparing for another break, it is a good reminder that time away from school can be difficult for some of our students who deal with food insecurity. To help address these challenges within our Lee community, we have partnered with the PTA to establish our own food bank, which is located in The Bettie Mann Kindergarten Wing. There are individual items in the top half of the food bank cabinet and pre-bagged items in the lower drawers. The cabinet is unlocked and families are welcome to take whatever they need.

Have a wonderful spring break,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School