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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 11



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Fall Carnival is TOMORROW!!


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


Check out the carnival website for all the day of updates: https://www.russellleepta.org/carnival


WHERE TO PARK: We have secured parking at St Paul Lutheran Church (on Red River). There’s parking lots on both sides of the church and people can cross using the protected cross walk on Red River.


Due to recent rain storms we recommend you and your Roadrunner wear some insect repellent!


REMINDER to check the Friday folder for Free Popcorn/Free Cotton Candy wristband!



 


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




BOOK FAIR is a fundraiser for the library. With the funds, the library will purchase prizes for reading incentives and books for our collection. This year Ms. Day will focus on foreign language books for our English Language Learners.


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:

Friday 10/27 - 7am-5pm

Saturday 10/28 - 2pm-5pm



 

CALL for YEARBOOKS! FINAL week to receive a discount!!!


Hard and soft covers available

HARD: $27.80 (before discount)

SOFT: $20.74 (before discount)

+ you get 2 FREE customizable pages included in every book!!


Follow the link to create an account to purchase. https://www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=1015066231443557


**CUSTOM PAGES are not due until 4/1....purchase your books today, create custom pages later**


All books will be delivered to LEE and distributed the last week of the school year MAY 2024


In the coming weeks there will be a CALL for ART from our students to help make our yearbook extra special, keep an eye out!


If you have any other yearbook related questions please contact Selena Melancon at historian@russellleepta.org


 

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes!


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.



 

Volunteer Opportunity and New items in Lost & Found

As the cooler weather approaches the Lost & Found is full of items we will have all items available to be claimed at the Fall Festival!! If you are interested in helping the Lost & Found Team, please contact Saundra at lostandfound@russellleepta.org.




 

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







 

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


Swipe for an early look at the November calendar!




 

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 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:

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


Check out the carnival website for all the day of updates: https://www.russellleepta.org/carnival




 

October 30 | Anti-Bullying Caregiver Workshop


Hey Dude, Nice Shoes!


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.



 

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 2 | 3rd Grade Program



HerStory


8:45 AM - School Performance (students only)


6:00 PM - Community performance












 

November 3 | Principal's Coffee


This meeting will focus on the scheduled AISD Human Sexuality and Responsibility Curriculum.


Scheduled for the first Friday of the month, these are informal opportunities to discuss current campus topics with Campus Leadership.


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



 

November 4 | Terra Toys + KidOShoes


You don't want to miss this! Terra Toys and KidOShoes Go shop at Terra Toys and KidOShoes on November 4th (all day) and the school will receive 10% of proceeds. All you need to do is mention LEE ELEMENTARY.

 

November 10 | Veterans Day Ceremony



Veterans Day Ceremony

Honoring all who served


November 10 @ 8:30 AM at the Lee flagpole


Caregivers and veterans are welcome to attend.




 

November 10 | Native American Program

 

November 28th | Make-up day for Individual Pictures


 

Weekly Recap

Running Club - 1st Race Complete


Let's celebrate all Roadrunners in the Lee Running Club who participated in the 46th running of the Daisy Dash on October 22, 2023.


We had runners complete both the 5k and the 1 mile races with the support of both Coach Dominguez and Coach Hilliard.


Check out Parent Square for an awesome highlight video from the race.






 

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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