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Roadrunner Rundown | Week 7



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Y'all this week has been a WEEK! Teachers hosted Caregiver Conferences, last night was the Lee Enrichment Focus Group, tonight is Lee Loteria Night, and tomorrow is the FINAL day of Roadrunner Rally! And this weekend is the 6th Grade parking spot fundraiser during the UT Game!

Now we're already looking ahead to October! Here's a preview of our October calendar which you'll be receiving in Friday folders thanks to the amazing Copy Cats team! There's a month long receipt share for holiday cards that saves you money & gives back to the school plus several other great receipt shares. This month also has Principal's Coffee, The book fair, and the Fall Carnival! And we have two special events with the Texas Stars Hockey team including a campus pep rally and a special choir performance at an upcoming Stars game!

 

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


Mr. Hewlett



Ms. Price

Ms. Jaz

Coach Dominguez

Mrs. Rolling



 

FINAL WEEK of Roadrunner Rally!!


Fami-Lee - We are truly in awe of your generosity throughout September! Roadrunner Rally is in it's final days and we still need $2,000 to reach our goal. Each donation large and small make a difference so if you have the ability, please consider donating today.


We've said it time and time again but the Lee PTA supports over $100,000 worth of needed programs, supplies, teacher professional development, and more each year. Each dollar that is donated to Roadrunner Rally is thoughtfully applied in a way that will benefit our students in an impactful way.


We appreciate your continued generosity. Thank you!


Please Donate: bit.ly/roadrunner23


Roadrunner rally

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




 

Hispanic Heritage Month: Community Spotlight

Hispanic Heritage Month - The remaining weeks of HHM we will be introducing you to Latino/Hispanic members of your Lee Community


The Cruz Family

The Cruz family in full-scale replica samurai warrior armor. From left to right, Diana, Dani (4th grade Roadrunner), Tati (future Roadrunner), and Jim.

Q: What do you love most about your culture?

Diana: I am an American woman of Mexican descent and my husband was born in Peru and raised in Chile (Peruvian dad and Chilean mom). The thing we love most about our cultures is the food; it brings people together and is at the center of celebrations.


Q: How do you keep your cultural traditions alive?

Diana: Although I don’t understand the Spanish spoken in Chile too well (lots of slang and very speedy), one of the simplest ways we keep our cultures alive is by speaking the language.


Q: What makes you feel most connected to Lee?

Diana: The people. We are very grateful for the Lee community. Everyone wants what’s best for the kids, and you can see that manifest itself via the outpour of support from the community orchestrated through the various events and programs that our fantastic PTA supports and coordinates.


 

Yearbooks on sale NOW!!


10% off on all orders before Oct 31st!


Get yours today.


Cost $27.80 + tax









 

Lee Parent Directory

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


Share your contact with other parents

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"






Search for other Parent's Contact Information


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.







 

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

September 22, 2023

September 15, 2023


Library Lines September 8, 2023


PE Newsletter 

September 29, 2023

September 8, 2023


Studio Times

September 24, 2023

August 21, 2023



 

Upcoming Events of Interest

Here's a preview of the Lee October Calendar which should show up in your Friday folders soon...






 

September 15 - October 15 | Hispanic Heritage Month





Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize, honor and celebrate Hispanic Americans’ contributions to our history and culture.












 


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!


This is a family friendly event - all are welcome!












 

September 30 | 6th Grade Fundraiser


Support Lee while cheering for your team!

6th Grade is selling parking spaces in the teacher lots this Saturday for anyone attending the UT V. Kansas game! All proceeds benefit the 6th grade student class and help offset the cost of Camp Champions.


Parking begins at 1:00 PM & costs $20


Questions: email Ms. Price





 

October 1-31 | 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"





 

October 1 | Custodian Appreciation Week


DETAILS TO COME!





 

October 2 | Torchy's Tacos (receipt share)


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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


Mention "Lee Elementary"


MORE RECEIPT SHARES




 

October 3 | Fall Individual Picture Day!

Parents should refer to their child's Friday folder for details. You should have also received an email from Photo Texas with a unique link to pre-order your child's photos.




 

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 4 | Texas Stars Pep Rally @ Lee


details to come about this exciting event!





 

October 6 | Principal's Coffee



Scheduled for the first Friday of the month, these are informal opportunities to discuss current campus topics with Campus Leadership. Specific focuses for these chats will be shared ahead of time if guest presenters are invited.


All guests are required to check in with a photo ID at the front office to participate



 


October 6 | Gifted & Talented deadline



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.




 

October 8 | Principal Appreciation Week







 

October 7-15 | Tea Collection (receipt share)


Get yourself something cute!

Shop at the Tea Collection during this time with a special code and 20% of proceeds will be given back to the school.


Use code "SDF23RUSSELL"


MORE RECEIPT SHARES













 

October 9 | No School (Indigenous People's Day)




Indigenous People's Day is observed to honors the lives and experiences of Indigenous people in the US and is usually celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October. Source: I.C.T. (2021, October 9). Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indian Country Today.





 

October 12 | 2nd Grade Mexico Program


Details to come!




 


October 14 | Lee Sings @ Texas Stars Hockey Game




You're invited to support the Lee Sings Choir as they perform the National Anthem at the Texas Stars hockey game on October 14th.


Texas Stars vs. Tucson Roadrunners

7:00 PM | October 14


Discount ticket link and other details to come.




 

October 15 | Transportation Employees Appreciation Week


More details to come!




 

October 17 | Career Week


More details to come!




 


October 18 | El Chile (receipt share)


Visit El Chile on all day on October 18 and 10% of the proceeds will be given back to the school! All you need to do is mention Lee Elementary.

This applies to dine-in, to-go and catering orders!


MORE RECEIPT SHARES




 

October 22 | Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign to bring awareness to the risks and dangers of substance abuse. Throughout this week, AISD will educate youth, staff, and the community about the effects of tobacco, alcohol, vaping, and other drugs on our bodies and brains.

We hope that all our students and community will feel the full potential of being healthy and drug free!

For more information, contact Jason Schafer at jason.schafer@austinisd.org or visit the Health and PE page: austinisd.org/pe-health/coordinated-school-health.

 

October 23-28 | Lee Book Fair


More details to come!


 


October 28 | Lee Fall Carnival


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


More details to come!


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!




 

October 30 | Anti-Bullying Presentation


More details to come!




 

EVENT RECAPS


Caregiver Conferences - 9/25


Principal Sileo and her team welcomed hundreds of families on Monday for Caregiver Conferences.


Thank you to all of the amazing teachers at Lee who thoughtfully prepared comments and feedback about our children's academic success.











 

Enrichment Program Focus Group - 09/28


Thank you to everyone who was able to show up tonight and share opinions and insights about the future of our enrichment program! Particular thanks to Coach Dominguez and Coach Hilliard for contributing their personal time and for representing one of our most popular clubs and weighing in as club leaders to the conversation. We are so grateful for our teacher participation!


Highlights of tonight's conversation in consideration of our enrichment poll and attendee contribution; Unanimous support for a requested donation for enrichment clubs with clear communication about the actual cost of club participation and the option for additional donation to support other student's registration; Continuing to support as many quality enrichment opportunities for as many students as possible; Discussed club logistics- including club leader reimbursement, club minimum enrollment, and room designations; and Support for the first come, first serve roll out of club registration.


Thank you to all of those who contributed to the conversation! The PTA board sincerely appreciates all of the support and will use it to roll out another semester of successful enrichment opportunities for our kids!

- Your PTA




 

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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