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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 29


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There is a lot going on this week! If you have an incoming Kindergartener - check out Early Learning Day. If you want face time with Principal Sileo and other caregivers, join us for Principal's Coffee. If you just want to have a good time and pass along or pick up some gently used books and clothes while your kid gets their kite flying energy out, stop by the Spring Fling.


 

Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Day


On a personal note, my mom sometimes told stories about life as a migrant farm worker with her family when she was younger. Although some of the imagery can be beautiful and the simplicity of a community coming together to survive is iconic, the life itself could be brutal on the mind, body, and spirit. So for me, people like Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, who use their voice to help others who cannot are champions.


In 2014 President Obama announced March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day. Although this day is not a formal federal holiday, many cities across the nation, such as Phoenix and Los Angeles treat it as such. In 2019, Fort Worth ISD became the first district in Texas to honor Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta with a school holiday. Austin ISD similarly followed suit, providing students with opportunities to engage in learning and a day of action.


If you would like to learn more about this important holiday, please review these resources:

5 Ways to Build Character and Skill- This resource from PBS Kids provides families with interactive ways to reflect and learn about Cesar Chavez and his legacy.

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day- This resource from Colorin Colorado provides books and resources related to migrant farm workers and Cesar Chavez.

Dolores Huerta and the United Farmworkers Movement- This resource from TeachRock provides a variety of visual resources as well as reading activities.





 

April 1-5 is Assistant Principal & School Librarian Appreciation Week


Reminder that the week of April 1-5 is both Assistant Principal Appreciation week and School Librarian Appreciation Week. Check out the favorites documents four our very own Assistant Principal, Chandria Ridgeway & Librarian, Jenny Day online here.





 

One Month to order 2023-2024 Lee Yearbooks!


One month left to order 23-24 LEE YEARBOOKS! Order here! You can easily customize your own pages with user friendly Treering guide.


Deadline for custom pages is 4/16. Yearbooks will be delivered and distributed before the last day of school in May.


Deadline to submit child’s artwork and/or photographs of the school year to possibly be added is this week, 3/29



Please send all art submissions and photos to our historian, Selena Melancon as well as any questions; historian@russellleepta.org





 

Early Learning Day - April 3 @ 8:30 AM

Wednesday April 3, 2024 @ 8:30 AM


Students/families of incoming Kinder families encouraged to attend!! Meet school staff, visit campus, learn about Kindergarten.


Pleas share this information with anyone who will be joining Lee at the Kinder grade level in 2024-2025!


Don't forget to stop by the PTA table for a FREE Lee Car Magnet. We will also have information about the PTA's annual events as well as merch for sale.



 

Spring Fling - April 5th!


We're excited to see you all at this brand new Lee PTA sponsored family friendly event that will feature a clothing swap, a book exchange, and a Kite Festival!


April 5 @ 5-8PM

Lee Elementary School











 

Bluebonnet Readers Log is due April 5th



Reminder: 3rd -6th grade readers who have taken on the Bluebonnet Book Challenge.


Your Reading Log is due no later than Friday, April 5th.


For students in 3rd - 6th grade. You have to have read at least 10 books to go to the Bluebonnet Party (date to be determined, but will be the 30 minutes of school.)






2023-2024 Book Chart with Covers - Jenny Day
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Download PDF • 7.60MB


 

Best Selling Author, Ernest Cline visits 6th grade.



Best Selling Author of Ready Player 1, Ernest Cline will visit with 6th grade on Monday, April 8 (Eclipse Day) at 11:00. BookPeople is sponsoring his talk regarding his newest book, Bridge to Bat City.


You can order a copy of the book from BookPeople at this website. https://www.bookpeople.com/school-events/spring-24/event/var/ernest-cline







 


Lost & Found week of March 27


Please come and take a look at the Lost and Found rack as it's full of jackets and sweaters!for the week of March 27




 

Still need your Lee Live winnings?



Hi, Lee Live winners. If you have not picked up a gift certificate or are in need of being connected to a donor for an Airbnb or experience, please email Leelive@russellleepta.org






 

Join the PTA Exec Board!


A Message from the PTA President, Jessica Hoffman:


It's hard to believe but we are already starting to look ahead for next school year. 😳 We elected a Nomination Committee at the last PTA meeting to secure our nominees. We have three vacant positions on our Executive Board team for the 2024-2025 school year. Please see below for brief descriptions of each role and reach out to Kristy our Parliamentarian (parliamentarian@russellleepta.org) or me, Jessica (president@russellleepta.org) to express your interest or to gather more information. We would love to have you join the team!


Secretary:

Duties include; Attend all executive board meetings (monthly), attend all general meetings (5 or 6 per year), take thorough minutes at each meeting, organize the agenda for each meeting.

Time Commitment: Low


Membership:

Duties include: Attend all executive board and general PTA meetings, recruiting new PTA members, and managing communication of agendas and budget to PTA members.

Time Commitment: Medium


Treasurer:

Duties include: Attend all executive board and general PTA meetings, maintaining the budget throughout the year, receiving check requests and distributing reimbursement checks, working closely with the president to develop budget and budget amendments, use quickbooks to record all spending and revenue, administrative management of insurance, taxes, etc.

Time Commitment: High



 



AISD CLIMATE SURVEY


AISD is collecting feedback via the annual climate survey from March 25-April 12 so make your voice count and submit your responses today! 




 

RAVE about Lee!!


The Recognizing All Valuable Employees or RAVE Program was created to honor those who take the extra steps to provide equitable and exceptional experiences. If you had an exceptional experience interacting with an Austin ISD employee , please nominate that staff member by following the link here: https://www.austinisd.org/hc/aisd-employee-experience/rave 



 

Lee Calendar

Swipe for March & April calendars





March 1-31 | Women's History Month

Mar 29 | No School (Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Day)

April 1-5 | Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

April 1-5 | School Librarian Appreciation Week

April 5 | Principal's Coffee (Solar Eclipse discussion)

April 5 | Spring Fling

April 9 | STAAR 5th & 6th, ELA

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



April 10 | No School - Staff Development Day / Eid al-Fitr


April 11 | Morris Brothers - grades k-2 Character building Assembly


April 11 | Morris Brothers - grades 3-6 State Wide Testing Assembly


April 11 | Lee Art Show & Maker Faire


April 16 | STAAR 3rd & 4th, ELA

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



April 16 | CAC Meeting

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Lee Library


A total of eight meetings held throughout year, on a variety of topics including school improvement goals and planning. Members may apply to serve on council and all meetings are open to the public.


Membership applications can be found here: https://www.austinisd.org/advisory-bodies/cac/application 


Questions can be sent to Principal Sileo caitlin.sileo@austinisd.org 



April 16 | PTA Membership Meeting (Elections PTA Exec Board)


PTA Meeting

April 16, 2024

5:00 PM @ Lee Library


REMINDER PLEASE join the PTA to vote in the PTA elections.


JOIN PTA HERE




April 17 | STAAR 5th Science; ELA make-ups

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



April 18 | STAAR 5th Science make-ups; Add'l 5th ELA makeups

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



April 21 | Roadie Work Day

Volunteer to help work on projects that will beautify and improve Lee for everyone!


Questions or ready to volunteer, Email roadies@russellleepta.org


April 22-26 | Admin Professionals Appreciation Week


April 22-26 | School Volunteer Appreciation Week


April 23 | STAAR 3rd & 4th, Math

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



April 24 | STAAR 5th & 6th, Math

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



April 25 | STAAR Math make-ups

Reminder - no campus visitors/volunteers on STAAR testing days!



May 2 | Kinder Program


May 14 | PTA Membership Meeting (PTA 24-25 Budget Vote)




 

Call for Photos from Lee Events!


Send photos from any Lee events to showcase here in the Rundown or on ParentSquare to the PTA here: https://forms.gle/AzUd5RJEZFJLSZLu5 or email directly to communications@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 or online here. Join our caregiver Facebook group!







 


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