Updates for 09/13-17

Updated: Jan 10

Happy Fall!


★ This week ★


9/14 @ 7 PM - PTA Membership Meeting


Huge thank you to the 130 individuals who have joined our PTA which includes membership to the Texas and National PTA networks advocating for public schools. Make sure you join this week to ensure your voice counts at our first membership meeting of the year. All are welcome to attend meetings, but only members may vote. It only takes $8 and 5 minutes of your time at joinpta.org . Please see attached document for additional membership benefits through Texas PTA


  • 9/13 - Beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month - Virtual Kickoff Celebration (See attached flyer)


  • 9/17 - Stock the Lounge - What better way to show our support than to stock the staff lounge with snacks and drinks? There are two ways you can help: 1) a monetary donation, please contact our hospitality chair, Kelly Fountain OR 2) please sign up to bring an item. Please drop off your item by Friday September 17 and label it "STOCK THE LOUNGE". There will be a large bin outside the front of the school labels "PTA HOSPITALITY". As always, thank you so much for your help!


★ Coming up ★

Stay “In the know” for all things Lee & PTA related with the LivingTree calendar!


  • 9/21 - Campus Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting

CAC is a committee of parents, students, businesses and community representatives, teachers, principals and other campus staff. Specific functions of CAC include providing input on Campus Educational Programs, Campus Performance, Campus Improvement Plan, Campus Staff Development Plan, Campus Budget and other important topics pertaining to our school.


  • 9/27 - 10/01 Custodian Appreciation Week


  • 9/30 - Papa John’s receipt share! PIZZA NIGHT! If you're tired of cooking by Thursday night, we've got a plan. When you order pizza from Papa John's Thursday, September 30, mention Lee and they will donate 20% of sales to our school! We'll be sending out a promo code for online orders soon. Mark your calendars!


★ News & Announcements ★


  • Stay Connected with LivingTree: Please “OPT IN” for the LivingTree Directory so that all families can stay connected! Share as much or little information as you’d like. See attached pdf for guidance OR reach out to VP of Communications, Jillian DeLaTorre Copeland for assistance.


  • Lee Lil' Pantry: Please help us restock Lee's Lil' Pantry with items on this list https://bit.ly/LeePantry. This pantry was set up to help our students and families who might be experiencing food insecurity and often provides easy to make meals for students to tie them over for the weekends. The Lee Lil' Pantry is located near the entrance to the school's library. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Lee Community Cares chair, Lauren Ross. Take what you need, leave what you can….


  • ROADRUNNER RALLY We're almost halfway through our fundraising drive and still need help from YOU! Roadrunner Rally is our easy annual campaign that helps us pay for events such as Geography Day, Lee Olympics, and the Fall Carnival, as well as professional development for teachers, help with classroom expenses, and educational enrichment opportunities. We are hoping to achieve 100% participation, so if you haven't donated yet, now is your chance! Help us reach our goal of $20,000 and be a part of the success of Russell Lee Elementary! https://bit.ly/roadrunnerrally2021


  • After School Enrichment Opportunities: In order to maintain the amazing safety protocols that are so eloquently enforced by our staff, additional after school activities are on hold for now. Please know that when COVID rates decline and it feels safe, we have many options ready to roll including new vendors and no-cost options (and volunteer opportunities!). In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!


  • Looking for volunteers! Our Fami-Lee is a community of incredible folks who support our school in a variety of ways usually through time, talent and/or treasure. In fact, many of our beloved school activities would not be possible without the involvement of our parents, grandparents, caregivers and our extended Fami-Lee. If you think you might be interested in volunteering in any capacity with your talents, time, or treasure, please fill out this form and let us know how you would like to be involved. Filling this form out does not obligate you to anything. It just gives us an idea of the skill sets and interests we have within our school community https://bit.ly/LeeVolunteers2021 Reach out to vicepresident@russellleepta.org if you have any questions.


★ Points of Contact

President, Medwyn Price, Carlos and Pearl (5th and 2nd)

Vice President, Snow White, Kennedy (5th)

VP of Communications, Jillian DeLaTorre Copeland, Kylie and Quinn (3rd and Kinder)

VP of Membership, Ashley Aarons, Emily and Adelynn (3rd and Kinder)

VP of Educational Enrichment, Adrienne Dula, Cadence (5th) and Juniper (2nd)

VP of Fundraising, Katie Pierce, Lily and Bowie (3rd and 1st)

VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Devon Donald, Maisie (1st)

Treasurer, Lily Alstein, Gigi (4th) and Margaret (2nd)

Secretary, Annelise Bretch, Jude (4th)


★ Facebook pages ★

Russell Lee Elementary PTA Announcements

Russell Lee Elementary PTA***

Lee Caregivers of Dyslexic Children

Lee Parent Support Special Needs

Russell Lee Elementary 3rd Grade Class 2021

Russell Lee Elementary 1st Grade 2021

Russell Lee Elementary Kinder Class 2021