January

20th - 31st

Principal's Message

We are back in the full swing of things and moving right along! We are well over half of the school year and students are learning and growing. Our sweet teachers have high expectations for themselves and for their students. However, I have also shared with them the word - grace. Often, I don't know that others know how hard this work really is. But, our teachers are working hard to always get it right!


We have been working deeply on learning intentions and success criteria and making the learning meaningful and relevant to students. We have heavily discussed how students can really articulate their learning and needed growth areas. The learning intentions are tied to the actual Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are written in a meaningful form for students in each grade level, and the success criteria can be in the form of various rubrics, checklists, sentence stems, etc. The list goes on. The biggest take away is that we are moving towards having students own their learning and thinking - student ownership.


We are working hard to develop characteristics in students that are defined by the Profile of a Graduate.


I am proud of the work that the teachers have done. We are moving forward in an awesome way.


I also want you to know I deeply care about all of our students here at Pecan Grove Elementary and am proud to be the principal of such a close community. As we don’t send correspondence home for safety drills, I will communicate official safety concerns as appropriate, to assure you know all safety protocols have been followed. As in prior years, our assigned officer will patrol our area and visit our campus regularly to keep us safe!


Lastly, I am excited to announce that the FBISD Board of Trustees Literacy Tour will be held at our beautiful school. There's been a slight adjustment to the start time. See details below.

FBISD Board of Trustees - Literacy Tour

Monday, Feb. 10th, 5pm

Pecan Grove Elementary

Board members will begin the evening in the cafeteria by reading to students and taking their questions. Students will also receive a free book and families can enjoy educational games, as well as refreshments. If time permits, the Board will also speak with parents and community members afterward. Again, attended are welcome to stay for the night’s workshop, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the library.

Happy Birthday to You

If your birthday is in January - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! I hope your year is filled with surprises!

PTO News

Our beyond awesome PTO needs YOU! Please support our school:


www. pgepto.com

Twitter: @pgepto

PTO president: Mrs. Heather Wallace

Email contact information: president@pgepto.com



Volunteer opportunities are always available at the following link.

https://signup.com/group/29701602079396803

Our 2019-2020 PGE PTO Parent Handbook is attached for easy reference. Most information can be found there or on our website, but please feel free to contact us anytime!


PTO is working hard to update a new calendar of events for this semester. We will send out in the next couple of weeks!

Lost and Found

This is the last chance to retrieve some of your items! After today, January 24th, we will be donating.
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Important Dates Coming Up:

January 20 - MLLK Holiday - No School

January 24 - School Store and Spirit Day

January 31 - 100th Day of School


Sun., Feb. 2 - Groundhog Day

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A note from our nurse...

Parents please remember the District policy regarding students with fever states that students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medicine before returning back to school after an illness. Also, students at school with a temperature of 100.0 degrees or above will be sent home from school and may not return for 24 hours. This policy is to prevent the spread of illness in school.

Finally, students are not allowed to transport any kind of medicine to and from school in their backpack. The medicine must be brought to the Nurse by the parent and a form signed.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our Cubs safe and healthy!

Character Trait of the Month - Knowledge

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Safety

Car drop-off: Please make sure you do not get out of your car! Have students exit the passenger side. If they are unable, please park in the visitor parking lot and walk them into the front door. Please ensure that when you drop off your children in the morning, that you only turn right out of the parking lot onto Old. South. It’s causing a long line of traffic and a jam when cars try and turn left. The earlier you arrive (7:35 – 7:50 a.m.) the lighter the morning traffic will be! Please refrain from dropping your children off before 7:35 a.m. There is on supervision in the mornings and we want to make sure our students are safe!


The doors will close at 8:10 a.m. in the car rider drop off line. Please make sure to bring your students around to the front doors and walk them in, thank you!


Parking: Please use the visitor parking lot and walk your child into the front office. The teacher parking lot is not the area to do this as it is unsafe to cross through the car rider line and teachers need to be able to park and get into the building.


Weather Dismissal: We monitor the weather closely and decide at the end of the day if it's safe for our students to exit. We will make last minute weather calls, if needed. You'll be notified via call-out.

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Please remember to send an email and request an absence be excused! You don’t want an invitation from the Truancy Diversion Program!

When is an absence excused?

  • FBISD extracurricular activities
  • Illness and medical appointments
  • Required court appearances
  • Religious holy days
  • Activities related to obtaining United States citizenship

Submitting an Excuse Note

Excuse notes should always include:

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s ID number
  • Today’s date
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence
  • Parent contact information

Stay updated with PGE

Twitter: @PGE_CougarCubs, @TrenaeHill, @FortBendISD


PTO: www.pgepto.com, @pgepto


School Website: https://www.fortbendisd.com/pge


Get the Remind App -


PK - Text @pgepk to 81010

K - Text @pgek to 81010

1st - Text @pgefirst to 81010

2nd - Text @pgesecond to 81010

3rd - Text @pgethird to 81010

4th - Text @pgefourth to 81010

5th - Text @pgefifth to 81010

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