SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of April 4 - 8

Estimados Padres,

Queríamos hacerles saber que, cuando necesitan ponerse en contacto con la escuela, y no hay ninguna emergencia, vamos a tener a una de las maestras ayudantes que puede hablar español en la oficina entre la 1:35 y las 2:35 p.m. Seguro que puedan llamar en cualquier momento si tiene alguna emergencia y es urgente hablar con el personal de la escuela.


Mrs. O’Hair

Directora de la Escuela Elemental de Shady Grove

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Looking Ahead...


  • April 6 - PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • April 8 - PreK Field Trip
  • April 11-22 PreK and Kindergarten Round-Up (See flyer below)
  • April 13 - 1st Grade Field Trip (Bailey, Fowler, Hafley, Ray)
  • April 14 - 1st Grade Field Trip (Vaughn, Medrano, Hernandez, White)
  • April 14 - Easter Parties (See note from classroom teacher regarding details)
  • April 14 - End of 5th Six Weeks
  • April 15 & 18 - No School for Students
  • April 21 - Coffee with the Superintendent, 7:30am, Parent Resource Center
  • April 25-29 BOGO Book Fair
  • April 26 - 1st Grade Music Program (6:00 Bailey, Fowler, Medrano, Ray; 7:00 Hafley, Hernandez, Vaughn, White)
  • April 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip


  • May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2 - 2nd Grade Visit to RJR
  • May 5 - Final PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • May 16 - No School for Students / Staff Development
  • May 20 - Field Day
  • May 24 - Kindergarten Graduation
  • May 25 - Early Release & Last Day of School for Students
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 11/8/2021)

National Assistant Principal Week

April 4-8 is National Assistant Principal week! Shady Grove Elementary students and teachers are fortunate to have Mrs. Mendy Barrow as our Assistant Principal! Rain or shine, Mrs. Barrow starts each day with a positive, upbeat approach. She is seen all over campus, helping with numerous things. She has a heart for SGE, and it shows!
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2nd Grade Swimming Lessons

Parents of 2nd Grade Students,

This is a reminder of the upcoming Safety Around Water and Fundamentals of Swimming program offered by our local YMCA that will take place starting March 22 - April 28.

Hart & Bonsall - April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Scott & German - April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Wigington & Glidewell - April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Calling all 2022-2023 Pre-K and Kindergarten students!

Click the link below for information on the Pre-K & Kindergarten Round-up that will be held April 11-April 22!
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Behind the scenes at SGE last week...

We had FIVE students recognized last week for their outstanding character! The "Caught with Character" recipients were celebrated for the following:

-He congratulated a classmate after he received two tickets for doing the right thing. "Now, other students have started congratulating each other when they do something great!"

-"Another student lost his snack and was upset. She comforted the student and gave her extra snack to him."

-He "noticed that another classmate was having a rough morning... He walked with us down the hall and helped calm her down."

-She "is a great leader who is always willing to help. She uses her manners and is respectful to everyone."

-He "is an all around star student! He is a great leader is class. He works hard, and is always willing to help others."

Academics + CHARACTER = Success

SPIRIT, PRIDE, and HONOR are recognized at Shady Grove Elementary!

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Kindergarten held its annual RODEO!
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Pre-K Self Portraits...

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Kindergarten Self Portraits...
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1st Grade Self Portraits...
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2nd Grade Self Portraits...
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Ongoing Reminders and Quick Links


Is your child celebrating a birthday? Feel free to send individually wrapped birthday treats for your child's class. The teacher will serve them at an appropriate time according to each class's end-of-day schedule.

Please keep in mind the "individually wrapped" condition when planning the treat to send with your student. Individually wrapped treats minimize exposure to extra handling.

Car Line Reminders

-Are you parking on Harvey St. by the grove of trees to drop-off in the morning? If so, please walk your child to a staff member in the front of the building rather than sending him/her to walk alone. Please also avoid blocking residential driveways and bus traffic.

-As a reminder, cars must remain in a single file line on County Road 200. Once in the school's driveway, cars may merge into the appropriate PK/K or 1st/2nd grade lane. (We have observed that some cars are driving past the line of cars on CR 200, turning into the fire lane, and then cutting into their lane in front of all of the cars who are following the appropriate car line procedures. Be kind in line!)

-No in-person pick-up after 3:00pm until the car line is finished. As we work to dismiss our students in a timely and orderly fashion, we must keep the front entry/exit doors uncrowded. As a result, parents needing to check their students out must do so before 3:00pm or after the car line is finished.

Other general reminders:

-Help us keep the line moving as quickly and safely as possible by staying in your car, seating your student on the right side of the vehicle, and giving goodbye hugs and kisses before the drop-off line!

-If adults need to exit the car for any reason (to walk student in, to help student unbuckle, etc), please park in a parking space and walk your child across the crosswalk.


How do I request a change in transportation?

-student's full name

-student's grade level

-student's homeroom teacher

-the transportation change you want made for today (bus to car, car to bus, etc)

In order to ensure a smooth dismissal process for all students, requests made after 1:30pm will not be processed. Notes, phone calls, text messages and emails sent to any other email will not be processed.

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by clicking here.

Shady Grove Elementary School

7:15am Office Opens

7:15am Student Drop Off/Breakfast

7:40am School Begins

7:45am Tardy Bell

9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30pm Transportation changes due, please email:

3:20pm Student Dismissal

4:00pm Office/School Closes