Roadrunner Rundown – 4/7/19

Roadrunner Rundown

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for 2019-04-07 to 2019-05-07

News and Announcements

Roadrunner Rundown – Librarian Appreciation Week

Roadrunner Families,
This coming week is a busy one as we will be celebrating our amazing Jenny Day during Librarian Appreciation Week. Whether it is the Book Fair, the Maker’s Fair or all of the other things that Ms. Day does to bring learning to life for our Roadrunners, we are very fortunate to have such a dedicated educator as our librarian. Please help us celebrate Ms. Day and all she does for our school.

This week also marks the beginning of our STAAR testing, which means we will not have any visitors on campus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as students in 4th and 5th grades are testing. Tuesday is our 5th Grade Math STAAR and 4th Grade Writing STAAR, Wednesday is our 5th Grade Reading STAAR Test and Thursday is our make up day for all testing. Thank you for your patience and understanding as work to create the best possible environment for our students during this state required testing.

I want to make you aware of some important events coming up in the remaining weeks of this school year. This Tuesday night, Amigos de Russell Lee will host their second JuLEEo’s Night at Julio’s restaurant at 4230 Duval Street. Portions of the proceeds from sales that night will go to provide Spanish instruction at our school. Amigos will also be hosting their biggest event of the year, Noche Latina – the spring festival – on the evening of May 3rd. On Saturday, May 4th, we will have our annual Bike Rodeo fro 9:30 until 11:30am in preparation for Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8th. Both of these events are being organized by Tina Bui, the head of our Bike and Pedestrian Safety Committee. Tina has also been instrumental in the new crosswalk that is currently being constructed on Red River to provide safe passage for some of our Roadrunners on their way to school each day.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone that there will be no school on 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. This will be the inaugural Lee Olympics for our outstanding new PE Teacher, Alyssa Reyes, and we want to make it a great one. We hope to see you all at these important Russell Lee Elementary events.

Go Hoos!!

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.


Ju-LEE-O’s Nights: April 1 and 9

Join Amigos de Russell Lee and Julio’s Cafe for Ju-LEE-o’s nights! Monday, April 1st & Tuesday, April 9th. It’s a fun Lee community event and no cooking dinner! All proceeds help pay for Spanish instruction at Lee.

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.