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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 16



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DUE TODAY: Celebrations Ticket Response forms


REMINDER, On November 30th Principal Sileo announced some very important details about the return of Celebrations! She also asked that you submit your ticketing response forms by TODAY, December 8th.


Access the ParentSquare post with form link here: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/26659720





 

TODAY: Lost & Found will be outside at Friday pickup!


Parents and caregivers please remember to label your kids' jackets and sweaters with both first and last names.


We are running low on space for all the lost clothing!


The Lost & Found rack will be outside this Friday at pickup, so please swing by if your child is missing something. Thank you!




You can also claim items by visiting the L&F display in the 2nd grade hallway near the nurse's office or email lostandfound@russellleepta.org. (FYI L&F items are posted in the Lee Facebook group regularly!)



 

Kendra Scott shopping event this weekend!



This Saturday, from 2-4pm, Lee Elementary is invading the Kendra Scott store on N Lamar. We'd love to see you there and help support our school.


20% of sales will be donated back to the school.


Address: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

Or use online shopping code: GIVEBACK-FKSKW


 


Seeking photos from Lee events


I was so sad to miss last week's Movie Night & Clothing swap but I've heard that it was a great success! This means I didn't take any photos to share today which got me thinking...


If you have photos from Lee events that can be shared with the Lee community and/or that the Historian can use in the Lee Yearbook -- WE WANT THEM!


Feel free to send anything to communications@russellleepta.org


 

Lee Live wants you!


We're building our Lee Live fundraising team and would love to have a few more parents/caregivers as part of the team to help us with outreach soliciting donations to the Silent and Live auctions.



If fundraising isn't for you, let us know how you want to help.








 



End of Semester Holiday Gifts - Teachers/Staff

Lee PTA has set up a school-wide GiftCrowd which allows you to show your gratitude to the Lee teachers and staff by making a confidential contribution online. This free / easy service was a great success last year. Your participation is entirely optional but highly appreciated.



Need to know:

  • Deadline to contribute: 12/20/23 at 12:00 PM (last day of school)

  • Your contribution amounts are entirely confidential

  • You can include a personal greeting!

  • Participate is optional

  • Join as many pools as you like! Zero fees!!

  • Teachers/Staff can choose to receive their gift in the format of one or more gift cards from over 400 different brands



 

Lee Calendar

Scroll for the December calendar!




 

ALL YEAR | 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"





 

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!





 

Human Sexuality and Responsibility (HSR) begins


Parents/caregivers can review the AISD lessons online here: https://www.austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education/hsr


 


December 12 | PTA General Meeting


This meeting is open to all Lee Parents / Caregivers however 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 8 | 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!




 

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


Movie Night & Clothing Swap



Photo courtesy, Simone Harlow, PTA Enrichment Chair

Since I wasn't able to attend myself, I asked around for some thoughts...


PTA Parliamentarian, Kristy Orr said "We cleaned out so many things from the kids’ closets and got a few awesome items in return. And the movie on the lawn was really fun. All around super enjoyable and successful event in my opinion!"


So far I've only heard good things and the PTA Executive Board is already looking forward to hosting future community-centric events. If you have ideas for future events and a little bit of time to help coordinate, we'd love to hear from you!


Thank you to everyone who participated in any part of the event whether small or large. As always, community volunteers make these events run smoothly but we can't have a community event without everyone who comes to enjoy it!



 

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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