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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 5


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Welcome to the week 5 Roadrunner Rundown! Today is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month which traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.


We've got lots of things to share with you in this week's Rundown from Roadrunner Rally to details on the first Roadie Workday as well as the Enrichment Survey.


As always we've collected a list of upcoming events of interest and various other community news!


 

Roadrunner Rally needs your support!!


We're halfway through the month and almost halfway to our goal.


Please donate today to help us reach our goal by the end of September!


Roadrunner Rally helps the PTA pay for events like Lee Olympics, Teacher Appreciation, Geography Day, as well as class field trips, guest speakers, classroom expenses, and so much more! We're asking for $100 per student, but we appreciate any amount!



Roadrunner rally

Questions about Roadrunner Rally or any of our fundraising efforts can be sent to fundraising@russellleepta.org.



 

Yearbooks on sale 9/18!!


23-24’ Yearbooks go on sale next week!



Yearbooks go on sale on 9/18

Purchase Yearbooks starting 9/18


Cost $27.80 + tax


10% discount if ordered by Oct 31st



 

How you can help Lee...



Interested in volunteering but don't know how you can help? Or who to connect with? Fill out this form and a Lee PTA board member will reach out to you!





 

Connect with the PTA!


A new school year means new opportunities to come together, learn and grow. Consider connecting with the PTA now!


You belong in the PTA! JOIN THE PTA TODAY!


Questions about PTA membership? ​membership@russellleepta.org




 

Weigh in on the future of our enrichment program!


We have gotten some wonderful and valuable feedback about the future of our enrichment program. Please take a few minutes to complete this form and make your voice heard!




 

Parent Square Contact Information

Have you been wondering how to contact other parents to schedule play dates or to ask questions? We've put together some instructions on how you can make your own information visible and how you can find other people's contact info in Parent Square


Make your contact info "visible"

On your Parent Square home page find your name on the top right-hand corner and click on it.


Then click on "My Account".




On the page that follows, click on "hidden" to toggle it so that your email or phone will be "visible"






Contact Info for other Lee parents/caregivers?



From your Parent Square homepage, hover over "explore" then click on "Directory." From the right-hand navigation, click on the name of a teacher or grade level to find community members associated with that teacher or grade level.








 

Upcoming Events of Interest

September is full of opportunities to engage with the Lee Community!





 

September 15 - October 15 | Hispanic Heritage Month

AISD is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with a monthlong profile series spotlighting Hispanic heroes and path breakers who have influenced Austin ISD in some way.



National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.


The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. (source)

 

September 17 | Roadie Work Day!


On Roadie Work Days, we come together as a community to work on projects that help create a safe and welcoming environment for our students.


Roadie Work Day | September 17 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Projects this week:

-mulching/watering large trees

-clearing vines and brush at back fence line and creek paths

-power-washing bridge over creek


Volunteers are encouraged to bring:

-wheel barrows

-rakes/shovels

-loppers/trimming tools


Past projects have included revamping the garden, power washing the building, painting murals, beautifying the track, etc. All ages are welcome and appreciated! Show up anytime during the Roadie Work Day to help out!


Reach out to our Roadrunner Roadies for more information!


 

September 19 | CAC Meeting


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





 

September 20 | the backspace (receipt share)


the backspace is an Italian restaurant serving wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta.


15% of proceeds will be donated back to the school!


the backspace

1745 West Anderson Lane

September 20


 

September 23 | AISD Showcase



The 2nd Annual Districtwide Austin ISD Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Road) from 9 a.m. to noon. Explore our Pre-K to 12th-grade programs, watch a drone, interact with a robot, explore the Dell Mobile Gaming Station and more! Free Austin ISD shuttle buses! Cap Metro digital bus passes available until Sept. 20 at bit.ly/CapMetroPass

Free shuttle locations and more info: https://www.austinisd.org/showcase

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September 25 | NO SCHOOL - PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

 

September 26 | Sonic (receipt share)


Cool off with an afterschool slush or snack at Sonic, from 4-8pm. 40% of proceeds will be donated back to the school!


Sonic

6208 Cameron Road

September 26 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM




 


September 29 | Loteria Night!



Join us for


Lee Loteria Night! Where Luck Meets Tradition!


September 29, 2023

5:30 PM-7:00 PM


Lee Cafeteria!


We'll have a live DJ, dessert, prizes and more!










 

October 3 | McCallum Orchestra Event


The McCallum Orchestra and The EggMen perform together, in a magical performance, "The Beatles Classically"


Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 PM

AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd 78723


To purchase tickets: bit.ly/MCCEGG23. Event proceeds directly support McCallum Orchestra's music education program.


Facebook Event link: https://fb.me/e/J0EtRWyY



 

October 28 | Lee Fall Carnival



We've got a great group of seasoned volunteers but we're still recruiting for a Fall Carnival Chair to help make this the best carnival yet!


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!


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





 

LEE COMMUNITY NEWS


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


Studio Times (August 21, 2023)


Library Lines (September 8, 2023)

PE Newsletter (September 8, 2023) - A minor correction to the PE Newsletter is that the Marathon kids kick-off was moved to next week due to weather. The marathon miles tracking will start next week.


 

EVENT RECAPS

1st PTA Meeting!

The PTA E-Board was honored to host the first PTA meeting of the year! We covered a variety of topics which you can review in the meeting agenda and slide deck online. As a reminder, we're setting up a PTA member login where you will find PTA meeting minutes and financial reports. We think that will be ready to launch in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for updates.



 

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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