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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 10



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Teacher Appreciation All Year!



At Lee, the PTA tries to show our teachers all year, in both small and large ways how much we appreciate them. On a monthly basis, our Appreciation Chair has been making a special delivery to help bring some of that appreciation and fun to the teachers.


This month's special delivery was an assortment of Spooktacular Tiff's Treats!


Don't forget, you can show your support by helping to re-stock the Teacher's Lounge using the Amazon Wishlist or by dropping items off in person. If you have questions or ideas on how we can show our teachers how awesome they are, email the Appreciation Chair here: appreciation@russellleepta.org.



 


Spooky Szn is here and Fall Carnival is around the corner!


Fall Carnival is Saturday, Oct 28 from 2-5pm in the school's backyard!!


Come and enjoy our teacher dunk tank, walk through our haunted house, show off your 'fit in our costume contest and enter to win our pumpkin carving contest!!


Oh. And sign up to volunteer an hour of your time!! We can't do this event without the support of our parents.


If you'd like to pre-order a Domino's personal pan pizza, snow cone or teacher dunk tank tickets then click here!






 


Follow the Clues to Your Next Great Read at the Literati Book Fair


BOOK FAIR is a fundraiser for the library. With the funds, I purchase prizes for reading incentives and books for our collection. This year I will focus on foreign language books for our English Language Learners. We will have our Literati Book Fair the week of October 23 - 28.


Book Fair will be open from 7:00am to 5pm Monday -Friday. Thursday is our late night and we'll be open until 7pm. Finally, Book Fair will be open during the Lee Carnival on October 28. Students can shop during their library class time, as they will still come to library that week.


If you are not able to come or want to send a link to relatives to order books online for your student, you can use this link. https://efairs.literati.com/?school=russell-lee-elementary-school-austin-tx


The books ordered will be shipped to the school and I will deliver to your student in class. Don't forget - gift cards, too! Thank you for your support.


Book Fair Hours of Operation:

Monday 10/23 - Preview Day

Tuesday 10/24 - (Sales Begin!!) 7am-5pm

Wednesday 10/25 - 7am-5pm

Thursday 10/26 - 7am-7pm

Friday 10/27 - 7am-5pm

Saturday 10/28 - 2pm-5pm


 

Anti-Bullying Caregiver Workshop


October 30 @ 5:30PM (70 minutes)


While parents enjoy this informative workshop, students will get to hang out and do activities with The UT Math Club!


"Hey Dude, Nice Shoes" is an anti-bullying/pro-kindness workshop presented to over 35,000 students across the country every year! This workshop helps navigate through the delicate and sensitive topics that one encounters growing up. It is an inspiring presentation that empowers students to change the community around them for the better by choosing kindness every day.


Watch the video for more information!



About the speaker:


Carolyn Jennings Brown has been serving public schools in the state of Texas for nearly two decades. She has a unique perspective that spans from being the daughter of an educator, a student, a teacher and a parent. Today, Carolyn travels across the nation and shares her Anti-Bullying/ Pro-Kindness presentation, “Hey Dude, Nice Shoes” with students of all ages and their parents. During this empowering and inspiring workshop, she shares her unique experiences and stories in a passionate and honest way to educate the two separate generations on this sensitive topic and bridge the gap of understanding about growing up. Carolyn is an honorary lifetime member of the Texas PTA and a recipient of the National PTA lifetime achievement award. She brings 'Hey Dude, Nice Shoes' to more than 35,000 students across the United States each year.



 


Coats for Kids Drive Coming Soon!



Lee Elementary has joined The Junior League of Austin’s Coats for Kids Coat Drive Competition! Help us keep Central Texas children warm by dropping off a new or gently used coat (we'll have collection bins) between Nov. 6 and Dec. 2.


Visit jlaustin.org/coats for more information. #coatsforkidsatx







 

Yearbooks on sale NOW!!


10% off on all orders before Oct 31st!



Cost $27.80 + tax









 

Lee Community News


We've collected links to some of the school-wide newsletters that you may have missed in the last few weeks:



Principal Sileo's Campus Based Updates


Library Lines



PE Newsletter 


Studio Times



 

Lee Calendar


Here's a preview of the Lee October Calendar which should show up in your Friday folders soon...






 

October 1-31 | Minted (receipt share)


y'all check out this amazing deal!!

Get an early start on those holiday cards!

Receive 20% OFF Minted cards and gifts, and 15% of the proceeds will be given back to the school.

Use code "FUNDRAISERUSSELLLEE"





 

October 16-20 | Transportation Employees Appreciation Week


More details to come!





 

October 17-20 | PE Cosmic Week


Last year, the students had a blast during Cosmic Throwing, Catching, and Bowling Week. This year, the PE Coaches are also putting up black lights. The students can add to the fun by coming to school wearing white or neon clothes on their designated day in the gym! Below is a schedule of the day your child’s class will be in the gym that week.

I am excited to see everyone in their neon colors



 

October 23-27 | Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign to bring awareness to the risks and dangers of substance abuse. Throughout this week, AISD will educate youth, staff, and the community about the effects of tobacco, alcohol, vaping, and other drugs on our bodies and brains.

We hope that all our students and community will feel the full potential of being healthy and drug free!

For more information, contact Jason Schafer at jason.schafer@austinisd.org or visit the Health and PE page: austinisd.org/pe-health/coordinated-school-health.


 

October 23-28 | Lee Book Fair


BOOK FAIR is a fundraiser for the library. With the funds, I purchase prizes for reading incentives and books for our collection. This year I will focus on foreign language books for our English Language Learners. We will have our Literati Book Fair the week of October 23 - 28.


Book Fair will be open from 7:00am to 5pm Monday -Friday. Thursday is our late night and we'll be open until 7pm. Finally, Book Fair will be open during the Lee Carnival on October 28. Students can shop during their library class time, as they will still come to library that week.


If you are not able to come or want to send a link to relatives to order books online for your student, you can use this link. https://efairs.literati.com/?school=russell-lee-elementary-school-austin-tx


The books ordered will be shipped to the school and I will deliver to your student in class. Don't forget - gift cards, too! Thank you for your support.


Book Fair Hours of Operation:

Monday 10/23 - Preview Day

Tuesday 10/24 - (Sales Begin!!) 7am-5pm

Wednesday 10/25 - 7am-5pm

Thursday 10/26 - 7am-7pm

Friday 10/27 - 7am-5pm

Saturday 10/28 - 2pm-5pm



 


October 28 | Lee Fall Carnival


Lee Fall Carnival | October 28 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM



To volunteer or ask questions please send us an email or fill out our volunteer form! We'd love to have you join the team!




 

October 30 | Anti-Bullying Presentation


October 30 @ 5:30PM (70 minutes)


While parents enjoy this informative workshop, students will get to hang out and do activities with The UT Math Club!


"Hey Dude, Nice Shoes" is an anti-bullying/pro-kindness workshop presented to over 35,000 students across the country every year! This workshop helps navigate through the delicate and sensitive topics that one encounters growing up. It is an inspiring presentation that empowers students to change the community around them for the better by choosing kindness every day.





 


November 1 | El Chilito (receipt share)


Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at El Chilito!


10% of the proceeds will be given back to the school! All you need to do is mention Lee Elementary.


This applies to dine-in, to-go and catering orders!









 

November 3 | Principal's Coffee




Scheduled for the first Friday of the month, these are informal opportunities to discuss current campus topics with Campus Leadership. Specific focuses for these chats will be shared ahead of time if guest presenters are invited.



All guests are required to check in with a photo ID at the front office to participate




 

November 28th | Make-up day for Individual Pictures


 

Weekly Recap

Lee Sings @ the Stars Game


A hearty congratulations to the Lee Sings Choir and Choir Director, Margorie Yankeelov for their performance of the National Anthem at the Texas Stars hockey game!!


After rehearsing for weeks, Lee Sings sang for 6,000+ people in the season opening weekend for the Texas Stars hockey game. If you click on the video, you'll get to enjoy their amazing sound.


The students received lots of compliments from hockey fans and Stars staff! And they of course had a great time cheering and showing support for the team.


You can catch the Lee Sings choir at the Lee Fall Carnival where they will be performing a few spooky songs to help get everyone into the holiday spirit!








 

Thanks for reading this week's Roadrunner Rundown. As always feel free to share your comments or feature suggestions with us at communications@russellleepta.org.


 


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