Roadrunner Rundown – 4/14/17

Roadrunner Rundown

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for 2017-04-14 to 2017-05-14
AISD Holiday for Students/ Staff Development Day 14 Apr 2017 Add to GCal
Lee Creates Meeting 17 Apr 2017 3:00pm, Lee LibraryAdd to GCal
CAC Meeting 18 Apr 2017 3:00pm, Lee LibraryAdd to GCal
Lee Olympics 21 Apr 2017 Lee ElementaryAdd to GCal
Office Team Appreciation Week 24 Apr - 28 Apr, 2017 Add to GCal
Lee Olympics Make-up Day 28 Apr 2017 Add to GCal
Teacher Appreciation Week 1 May - 5 May, 2017 Add to GCal
Mexico Program- 2nd Grade 4 May 2017 7:00pm, Lee AuditoriumAdd to GCal
Fitness Night 5 May 2017 Lee ElementaryAdd to GCal
Noche Latina 5 May 2017 5:30pm, Lee ElementaryAdd to GCal
School Nurse Appreciation Week 8 May - 12 May, 2017 Add to GCal
STAAR Math- Grades 3, 4, & 6 8 May 2017 Add to GCal
STAAR Reading- Grades 3, 4, & 6 9 May 2017 Add to GCal
STAAR Science- Grade 5 10 May 2017 Add to GCal

News and Announcements

Lee Olympics Schedule & Volunteer Sign Up

Lee Olympics is Friday! It’s a full day of activities. (Check out the schedule below.) To keep the games running smoothly and the athletes hydrated and fueled, we need your help. Please volunteer to help prep — chop fruits and veggies, make healhty shish kobabs — and to serve, especailly Kinder through 2nd grade.

Please contact Shannon Cavanagh – – to sign up. Thank you!

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Principal’s Newsletter – Easter Weekend

Roadrunner Families,

I would like to start by sharing news of the joyful arrival of Addison Charles Muehling, who was born on Thursday, April 13th! He weighed in at nine pounds, three ounces and is 22 inches long. Congratulations to Kris and Adam! We are so excited to welcome Addison to the Lee Family.

Each year we partner with Austin Partners In Education or APIE to recognize some of the many people who make Lee such a special place through their volunteer efforts. This year, our Parent Volunteer of the Year is Bonnie Brantley. Bonnie is the parent of a member of our 6th Grade Leadership Institute and has logged an impressive 235 volunteer hours through the course of the year. Bonnie works tirelessly to make Lee feel like home, whether she is making copies or spreading the word about great things at our school. Our Ambassador of the Year is Allan Cole. Allan has a 5th grader and a 3rd grader and has made a tremendous contribution to Lee as our PTA President. He also works closely with Ms. Gilbert on a highly beneficial mentoring program that pairs our students with students from The University of Texas. Mentor of the Year is awarded to Julie Delarosa. Julie is a UT student and member of our collaborative mentoring program. She has mentored 5 students at Lee this year. Congratulations to these three and THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who make our school such a special place.

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Librarian Appreciation Week this past week. It was nice to see such an outpouring of love for Ms. Day throughout the week. I also want to thank those who came out for our Roadie Work Day last Saturday. It was a small group, but we were able to accomplish quite a bit thanks to all of their hard work. Specifically I’d like to thank Mac Redmon, the Bishop Family, the Stewart Family, the Rocha Family, the Young Family, and as always, Tom Manning who rarely misses an opportunity to lend a hand in making our campus a better place.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone that Lee Olympics is coming up this next Friday. Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades will compete in the morning following our Opening Ceremonies. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades will compete in the afternoon. More information on the schedule can be found on the Lee website. We hope to see you all there!

Have a wonderful weekend,

John Hewlett
Proud Principal
Russell Lee Elementary School

Uniform Drive

The Student Council at Lee is holding a uniform drive for the students at Widen Elementary. Please help us provide new or gently used clothing to these students by bringing an item listed below.

When: Month of April

Location: Boxes outside Mrs. Gilbert’s Door

 Items needed:

  1. Blue polo shirts or blue shirts with a collar, sizes 3 to 12
  2. Yellow polo shirts or yellow shirts with a collar, sizes 3 to 12
  3. Khaki pants, sizes 3 to 12
  4. Blue jeans, sizes 3 to 12
  5. NEW Underwear for ages 3 to 7
  6. Other pants for ages 3 to 10
  7. Belts for ages 3 to 12


1st Day School Supplies

On-line school supply kits are now available to purchase for the 2017-2018 year. Set as a fundraising initiative, every kit purchased gives money back to Lee PTA.  We have a new collaboration with 1st Day School Supplies and their on-line ordering process couldn’t be easier (no forms – yea!).  Each grade’s kit reflects exactly what your child’s teacher has specified with name brand and a la carte items like backpacks, flash drives, and water bottles, etc. So, if you want to avoid the hassle of hunting for each item at the store AND support Lee PTA, check it out. Plus, the prices are competitive!
You can make your purchase right now, just click the link below: