Roadrunner Rundown – 4/12/19

Roadrunner Rundown

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for 2019-04-12 to 2019-05-12

News and Announcements

Roadrunner Rundown – Roadie Work Day – Saturday, April 20th

Roadrunner Families,
I want to start by reminding everyone that there is no school next Friday, April 19th, as our teachers take part in important professional development. We will hold our spring Roadie Work Day the next day on Saturday, April 20th to prepare for Lee Olympics, which will take place the following Friday, April 26th. We will be planting trees and native plants, repairing our track after the recent rains, installing the eagerly anticipated GAGA Pit and working on other campus improvement projects. Things kick off at 9:00 that morning and we can use all the assistance we can get. We hope to see you next Saturday!

Tonight – Join us for a free screening of Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse in the cafeteria starting at 6:30. The screening is presented by LEAP (Lee Equity in Action Programming) and pizza will be provided by Amigos de Russell Lee. Everyone is invited to bring a potluck dish as well as blankets and pillows to relax and watch this exciting movie!

Lastly, next Tuesday night is our monthly PTA Meeting where we will be voting on next year’s PTA Executive Board. The meeting will begin at 7:00 and childcare will be provided. I want to share the following message from the the PTA Nominating Committee – We would like to thank everyone who expressed interest in being on the slate to serve on the PTA Board next year. The Nominating Committee’s recommended slate is:
President: Sara Bircher, 2nd and 5th
Vice President: Paola Bueche, 2nd
Secretary: Tina Bui, K
Treasurer: Melanie Tolen, 3rd
Membership Vice President: Raven Brown, 3rd and 6th
Fundraising: Medwyn Price, 2nd
Enrichment: Susannah Hollinger, 2nd and 6th
Communications: Elizabeth Bangs, 2nd and K

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School

May 8 is Bike to School Day!

May 8 is Bike to School Day! Bike to school to get your day off to a great start! And get a treat when you arrive! Volunteers are needed to help with bike trains — a bike-pool version of a carpool. Ideally we’d have parent riders in the front, side and rear. Let Tina Bui know if you can help with the bike train or hand out treats at school: or (512)947-9539.

Bike Rodeo on May 4

Yee haw! Join us at the BIKE RODEO on Saturday, MAY 4, and get your bike in tip-top shape for Bike to School Day on May 8. We’ll conduct bike safety checks and helmet fittings, learn some helpful bike safety tips, play some fun bike games, and of course have snacks! Bring your bike and helmet. If you don’t have one, no worries: we’ll have a few spare bikes around so everyone can participate. All welcome!

  • WHAT: Bike Rodeo
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30AM
  • WHERE: At school (exact location pending)

Contact Tina Bui @ or (512) 947-9539 for more info or to volunteer.


Movie screening: Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse

Join us for a screening of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE in the cafeteria on Friday, April 12 at 6:30pm!! Come chill out in front of the “big screen” after a long week of STAAR testing. You can either bring a potluck dish OR just bring yourselves and enjoy tacos provided by Amigos! Event and dinner are FREE. Hosted by LEAP and Amigos de Russell Lee.

Submit your Budget Priorities

The PTA’s budget process is underway for the 2019-20 school year. Please let us know what your priorities are for PTA spending by filling out the form. Submissions will be accepted through April. We will have a special budget meeting – date yet to be determined.