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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 14

Updated: Nov 27, 2023



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Fami-Lee,


We've got a very short Rundown for you this week but a few important calendar reminders that you'll want to take note of so check them out below! The week after break we've got 3 amazing Lee community events (Family Night at Bookpeople Principal's Coffee, & Movie Night & Clothing swap). There are also some great ways to give back to the community (Coat Drive & MACares Fundraiser).


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



 

Congrats to Ms. Wilborn!


Let's all congratulate Ms. Wilborn on being selected to present at the 2024 NAEA National Convention to take place in April.


On Friday November 17th, Ms. Wilburn also presented the same presentation titled, "Differentiation on the Choice Continuum: Help Children Tell Their Stories Using Culturally Relevant, Contemporary Curriculum at 2023 Annual TAEA Conference this week.


More about her presentation:

Help children tell their stories using relevant, current curriculum. Various pedagogies come together to nurture intrinsically motivated critical thinkers & joyous artists. Attendees leave with new resources & actionable, multimedia Art lessons.


Follow Ms. Wilborn's adventures online here: https://www.instagram.com/studio_born/



 


Mark your calendar! Family Night at Bookpeople on Nov 29.



Join us at Bookpeople from 5-7pm on November 29th, for a special Lee Elementary x Bookpeople event!


Ms Day, Ms Kis, Ms Chacole and Ms Larsen will cameo to read books to our Roadrunners and you'll have the opportunity to shop teacher wishlists + stock up your own holiday wishlists. 20% of proceeds will be donated back to Lee Elementary!


And if you can't make it to the event, the give-back program lasts all Nov 27 - Dec 2 or you can purchase online too. Just mention Lee Elementary before the sale is made.


 

Family Movie Night & Clothing Swap


We're still working out some of these details but this is going to be an evening full of fun family friendly engagement! Please mark your calendar and start saving those clean quality hand me downs!


We'll start with a Lee clothing swap then settle down to enjoy an outdoor movie.





 


Lost & Found Reminders


Consider this your reminder to check Lost and Found in the 2nd grade hallway for any missing items. With sporadic colder temperatures out there, our Roadrunners are misplacing items at a record pace and the Lost and Found area is getting unwieldy.


REMEMBER to always label your Roadrunner's personal items


If something is lost:

  • Remind your Roadrunner to check Lost and Found during the school day,

  • Alert your classroom teacher in case they've seen it

  • Email Lost & Found and ask about the lost item

  • Check in with a photo ID at the front office so you can browse Lost and Found

  • Check the Russell Lee Elementary PTA Facebook Group & Rundown for weekly Lost & Found posts


See the latest Lost & Found items below: (notice that the "to be donated rack is very full right now!)





 

Coats for Kids Drive now-Dec 2!



Lee Elementary is participating in the Coats for Kids coat drive!


There are multiple ways to donate to our Coats for Kids Coat Drive. Between now and Dec. 2, you can:


  • drop off a new or lightly used coat in a collection box located in the school entryway

  • purchase a coat from the Coats for Kids Gift Registry

  • donate via text (text GIVEATX to 243725)

  • or donate online by visiting jlaustin.org/coats and clicking “DONATE.”


Note that just $20 buys a new coat!


Note, we will be offering coats in the donation bin to families at Lee. Please reach out to Mr. Peckham if your child needs a coat!


Sincerely, Lindsey Community Cares Chair




 


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





 

November | Native American Heritage Month



National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States.



See how AISD is celebrating Native American Heritage Month online here.






 

November | 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"





 

November 20-24 | Fall Break


 

November 27-December 1 | Book People Receipt Share


20% of proceeds (in-person)

15% of proceeds (online)

 


November 28 | Make-up day for Individual Pictures

 

November 29 | Family Night @ Book People


Mark your calendar! Family Night at Bookpeople on Nov 29.


Join us at Bookpeople from 5-7pm on November 29th, for a special Lee Elementary x Bookpeople event!


Ms Day, Ms Kis, Ms Chacole and Ms Larsen will cameo to read books to our Roadrunners and you'll have the opportunity to shop teacher wishlists + stock up your own holiday wishlists. 20% of proceeds will be donated back to Lee Elementary!


And if you can't make it to the event, the give-back program lasts all Nov 27 - Dec 2 or you can purchase online too. Just mention Lee Elementary before the sale is made.




 

November 30 | Support MACares


Shop and dine with a purpose. Support MACares. Mention McCallum when ordering in-person, online, or curbside.



Thursday, November 30:


Ten Thousand Villages

4803 Burnet Rd. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Phil's Icehouse

5620 Burnet Rd. 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Amy's Ice Creams

5624 Burnet Rd.

11:00 AM - 10:30 PM


Funds directly support McCallum HS Vertical Team Families in need





Kealing Choir

4:00 PM @ TTV

5:00 PM @ Amy's/Phil's


Lamar Scottie Singers

7:00 PM @ Amy's/Phil's



 

December 1 | Principal's Coffee



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





 


December 1 | Family Movie Night & Clothing Swap


We're still working out some of these details but this is going to be an evening full of fun family friendly engagement! Please mark your calendar and start saving those clean quality hand me downs!


We'll start with a Lee clothing swap then settle down to enjoy an outdoor movie.






 

December 9 | Kendra Scott (receipt share)


On Dec 9 from 2-4pm, Kendra Scott on N Lamar is hosting a special shopping event for us! 20% of all sales in that timeframe will be donated back to the school. This is a great opportunity to find some holiday goodies and support a good cause. We'll see you there!





 


December 12 | PTA General Meeting


This meeting will feature votes on a few key items.


As a reminder only PTA members can participate in voting.









 

December 18 | Celebrations (1:45 PM)


Celebrations is a tradition in which the whole school unites to commemorate festivities from around the world in song, dance, poetry, spoken word, and visual art.


HOW YOU CAN HELP?

There will be some volunteer opportunities posted soon but for now the team of teachers is looking to source traditional children's clothing from India that might fit a 4th grader for our new Diwali dance. If you have something to donate please email elisabeth.wilborn@austinisd.org


 

December 19 | Celebrations (9:00 AM & 6:00 PM)


Celebrations is a tradition in which the whole school unites to commemorate festivities from around the world in song, dance, poetry, spoken word, and visual art.


HOW YOU CAN HELP?

There will be some volunteer opportunities posted soon but for now the team of teachers is looking to source traditional children's clothing from India that might fit a 4th grader for our new Diwali dance. If you have something to donate please email elisabeth.wilborn@austinisd.org


 

December 20 | Grade Level Parties!

***Room parents - it's time to start planning!***

 

Dec 21-Jan 5 | Winter Break


 

January 23 | Celebration of Science


This event always seems to sneak up on us after Winter Break so mark your calendar and plan on some science fair prep at home and/or at school.



 

March 2 | Lee Live


Lee Live is in it's "Clue" era so whether you're a Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock or some other character... you're invited to Lee Live 2024.


Mark your calendar!!


DATE: March 2, 2024!

LOCATION: Austin Public Library downtown location!


Want to Volunteer?

Want to donate to the silent or live auction?

have a question?



We're starting outreach for silent and live auction donation items so keep us in mind when you're thinking of regifting something quirky or something awesome!


We're also looking for a caterer, a band, and a few other things... all suggestions welcome.



 

Enroll in 2024-2025 School Year!



Save your seat in the 2023-2024 academic year! The new Enroll Austin is up and running so please log in to to register your child for the 2024-2025 school year!


Registering helps the school begin to plan for staffing and facilities needs and is mandatory for all students every year so don't delay! Register Today!








 


WEEKLY RECAP


Thanksgiving Lunch


It was lovely to have so many happy members of our Fami-Lee participate in the AISD Thanksgiving Lunch at Lee on Thursday!!




 


Lee Turkey Trot & Fun Run


Y'all this event was so much fun to watch! The Turkey Trot Squad was absolutely festive in their outfits and put together another spectacular event for our Roadrunners to enjoy. The kids looked to be having a great time as the spent some time at each of the Turkey Trot (running, obstacle course, Tug of War, and face painting). There was a trusty crew of 6th grade roadrunners helping out all over the place and the merch table was well stocked.





 

Teacher Appreciation - November


Sending out a huge thank you to our Lee School-Wide Appreciation Chair, Stephanie Lermer for putting together a delicious "build your own trail mix" station in the teacher's lounge!



About Lee School-Wide Appreciation

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 puts together a special delivery to help bring some of that appreciation and fun to the teachers.


How you can help

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.



 

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



 


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