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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 6



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There's just one week left in September and it's going to be a great one! It's the last week of the Roadrunner Rally and we can use all thesupport you can spare!!


We're also looking forward to Parent/Teacher Conferences and Loteria Night which are also coming up next week!


Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in Roadie Workday! As you'll see below, we're seeking a landscape designer or plant hobbyist to help take our garden to the next level. If that's you or someone you know then please email us!


 

Roadrunner Rally Spotlight Videos

If you haven't seen them yet, check out some of our teachers discussing how your fundraising dollars directly impact their classrooms and students. Donate: bit.ly/roadrunner23


Ms. Jaz



Coach Dominguez

Mrs. Rolling



 

FINAL WEEK of Roadrunner Rally!!


We're almost there!! We're in the final week of Roadrunner Rally and we're SO CLOSE to our goal. Thank you so much to the families who have donated. We are $10,000 shy of our goal. Help us reach $10,000 by the end of the month. Your donations are critical for helping to sponsor all of the amazing opportunities the PTA offers our staff and students. 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 NOW!!


10% off on all orders before Oct 31st!



Cost $27.80 + tax








 

Lee Live Fundraising Event Dream Team (it won't be a Dream Team if you aren't in it!)




We're looking to recruit a crew of talented folks to join the Lee Live Planning Committee in putting together an amazing one-night event fundraiser on Saturday, March 2nd.


If interested, please contact Anni Knox at leelive@russellleepta.org







 

Gifted & Talented


The Austin ISD Gifted and Talented Referral window for the 2023-2024 school year is September 18 - October 6, 2023. Nomination Link. Learn about the G&T program on the AISD website or by contacting Mr. Peckham directly. You can also access a recorded information session and other materials online here.




 

Marathon Kids Kick-Off


Congratulations to all of the Roadrunners who participated in the Marathon Kids kick-off this week! Our runners logged a total of 423 miles on the first day! See the Marathon kick-off video on Parent Square here.




 

Lee Community News


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



Library Lines (September 8, 2023)


PE Newsletter (September 8, 2023)


Studio Times (August 21, 2023)


 

Volunteers are always welcome!


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!





 

Join 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






 

Upcoming Events of Interest

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




 

September 15 - October 15 | Hispanic Heritage Month


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 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



Be sure you sign up for your parent/teacher conference! Teachers have been posting sign-ups on Parent Square.





 

September 26 | Sonic (receipt share)



Grab an afterschool snack at Sonic on Sept 26 from 4-6pm. We get a whopping 40% of proceeds donated back to the school, so GO GO GO!!! This applies to the 6208 Cameron Rd location only and you'll need to show this image.


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 2 | Torchy's Tacos (receipt share)


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Join us for a receipt share at Torchy's Tacos!


More details coming soon!






 

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





 

EVENT RECAPS

Roadie Rockstars!


Thank you so much to the Roadie crew and volunteers for their hard work on Sunday! The Lee Girl Scout troop also represented and planted some beautiful plant around the portables.


We are seeking the help of a landscape designer or a plant hobbyist to lead up the project for reinvisioning the front beds and meditation walk.


This would entail creating a landscaping plan and budget and submitting to the PTA for approval. Please reach out to president@russellleepta.org with questions or proposals!


 

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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