April 19, 2019
for 2019-04-19 to 2019-05-19
News and Announcements
Librarian Appreciation Week at schoolwas quite good. I feel well loved. Thank you for everything, Roadrunners – the gifts and banners and cards and emails kind words and hugs. My FamiLee is the best!
Parents, our Spring Carnival, Noche Latina, is just around the corner on May 3rd from 5:30-8:00 pm
here at Lee Elementary. We have a fun-filled night planned with tons of activities and entertainment geared for all ages.
We need volunteers in various places to make this successful and numerous opportunities for donations of items to the carnival. Please visit the Noche Latina overall Volunteer link here for areas we need help: https://signup.com/go/kejKhFZ
All proceeds go to supporting our teachers providing Spanish lessons in our own homegrown program at Lee. Should be a fantastic and eventful night for all. Hope to see you there!
Next Friday is our annual field day event, Lee Olympics, which was first started under Joy Reilly, who was the PE Teacher at our school prior to Coach Huff. Coach Reilly, who taught Drew Brees for several years, recognized his athletic talents early on, as he participated in some of the very first Lee Olympics. The tradition now continues with Coach Reyes, who has had an amazing start since joining the Lee Family in January. She has done a remarkable job forming strong relationships with our Roadrunners, and we are extremely excited for her inaugural Lee Olympics.
To prepare for Lee Olympics, we will hold our Roadie Work Day tomorrow Saturday, April 20th. 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 tomorrow morning. Students are encouraged you join us, and we hope to see you there!
As you probably saw in the message on Wednesday, we have had a number of confirmed cases of lice across multiple grade levels. We are requesting that you check your children and treat them if any lice or nits are found. The following recommendations have been provided by our School Health Team: 1. Check your child’s hair daily. If you find lice treat your child and any children who share rooms or beds in the house. In addition, the sheets and clothes must be washed in hot water. Stuffed animals or other items which cannot be washed should be bagged for 48 hours. 2. Please let the school nurse know if you become aware of lice. 3. Follow treatment guidelines, available on the pdf attachment included here.
Lastly, I have been asked by the district to share information about the Human Sexuality and Responsibility Curriculum, which will not be changing until next school year. The following link will provide resources on the topic, including overviews of what is covered at each grade level, as well as the the results of the survey that took place in the fall. https://www.austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education Within the link you will also find a copy of the opt-out letter if you do not want your child to participate in the lessons. A paper copy of this letter is was sent home with your Roadrunner. Should you have additional questions, I will be holding a Principal’s Coffee on the topic from 8:00 until 9:00 next Thursday morning in the library.
Have a wonderful Easter Weekend,
Principal – Russell Lee Elementary School
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512)947-9539.
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 @ email@example.com or (512) 947-9539 for more info or to volunteer.
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.