Bertram Family Connection

September 8th, 2020

Looking Ahead

9/7 - Labor Day - No School

9/8 - Remote Student Help Desk Closed

9/8 - Student Progress Reports Available in Skyward After School

9/11 - First Responders Day - Special Announcement to Recognize 9/11

9/14-9/18 Celebrate Freedom Week

9/14 - Remote Student Help Desk Closed

9/17 - Constitution Day - Dress Up in Red, White, and Blue

9/18 - Yearbook orders are due for a 2019-2020 Bertram Yearbook

9/24 - Yearbooks delivered to classrooms for student attending Bertram ES, for remote and Middle School Pick Up 4pm-6pm in front parking lot

9/25 - Teacher Staff Development OR Student Make Up Day

9/25 - End of the 1st 6 Weeks

9/28 - 1st Day of the 2nd 6 Weeks

10/1 - 1st 6 Weeks Report Cards Go Home

10/16 - Fall Picture Retakes & Remote Learner Picture Appointments

Daily In-Person Checklist

  1. Complete AT HOME self screening before getting on the bus or coming to school.
  2. Face coverings for all bus riders, and students in grades 1st-5th. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for PreK and Kinder. Remember wearing a face mask reduces your child's chance of having to quarantine for close contact.
  3. Bring your backpack including water bottle, snack, and lunchbox (if bringing lunch).

Bertram Little Library

Student's selected the gym as the location for the little library!

19-20 Yearbook Sales

We will be selling our 2019-2020 Yearbook through the BCISD School Store. Each book is $12. Sales are available now and will continue through September 18th. Yearbooks will be delivered to students attending in-person on Thursday, September 24th.


For students, learning remotely and students who now attend Middle School, we will have an evening pick up from 4pm-6pm on Thursday, September 24th. The person claiming the book will need to show ID that matches the online order in order to claim the book.

Skyward Email Settings

Some families have been experiences difficulty with receiving emails from Skyward. Below are the steps to adjust your settings.


1. Go to Skyward Family Access

2. Click My Messages

3. Click the Settings icon

4. Click Subscribe to all emails


Teachers frequently send classroom communication through Skyward. As a campus, if we need to communicate with a small student group such as only Remote Learners, we will use Skyward email for these communications.

Constitution Day - 9/17

Join us in celebrating Constitution Day by dressing up in red, white, and blue!

A Message from the Parent Resouce Center

Happy Fall! Even though the temperatures don't feel like fall, I believe it's coming and looking forward to those first cooler days! I have purposefully waited to send this note out, trying to give parents and students a chance to get their feet on the ground, before offering "one" more opportunity.


The Parent Resource Center is a comfortable place to come for resources to help parents become more engaged in the education of their children. You are invited and always welcome to schedule a visit to check out materials, storytime for our virtual learners, and other opportunities to help you become more involved in the education and development of your child/children. Due to CV19, we not only have new office hours, but encourage you to email me to schedule a visit. New hours are:

Monday 1-6:00 pm

Tuesday 11-4:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday's as needed


What is Parent Involvement? Parent/family involvement is the participation of parents and/or families in every facet of the education and development of children from birth to adulthood, recognizing that parents are the primary influence in their children's lives. Effective parent involvement takes many forms including communication, parenting, student learning, volunteering, school decision making, advocacy and collaborating with the community.


Even though our role during this CV19 year will look differently, our mission remains the same. We have set up Google Classrooms for you to join, if interested in any of the programs we offer here at the Parent Resource Center. I am still learning this new avenue of virtual teaching, but am firmly committed to bringing you the same great lessons and service opportunities you have come to expect!


Our Google Classroom "assignments" will include Character Lessons, Cooking Classes/lessons, Community Service Projects, and Challenges for you and your children to Grow! Presently, there are minimal "assignments" but, beginning next week, more will be added for you to browse through! We welcome you to add pictures of you and your children participating in the classroom assignments. Even though our BROS and DIVA Dawgs won't be able to meet, until permission is granted, we can still be in the business of doing good, and spreading our message of community service.


Here are the Links you need to join a Google Classroom:


Bulldog BROS - c7zzcz6

Bulldog BROS is a program for our 3rd - 6th grade boys to receive educational programs and take part in community projects and take part in state wide philanthropic opportunities.

BROS stands for BRAVE, RESPECTFUL, OPTIMISTIC and STRONG MINDED. We will upload lessons, messages from our mentors, and leaders; 7th - 12th grade young men are invited to participate as student mentors.


Dynamic DIVA Dawgs - jbhfplj

The Dynamic DIVA Dawgs program empowers 3rd-6th grade young ladies with Courage, Confidence, and Character through Community Service. This is our 6th year for this program and it has gained strength and momentum through the years. These young ladies are eager to serve with a smile. DIVA Stands for DEVOTED, INSPIRED, VIRTUOUS, and AUTHENTIC.


Family Book Club - 4kcz5tu

We all know the benefits of reading for our children's educational success. There are so many statistics to support reading with your children. If you enjoy reading books as a family, or would like to give it a try, please join us as we restart the Family Book Club. Let us know if we can answer any questions or assist you with this classroom assignment. And, feel free to add a book suggestion!


Parent University 101 - 0zdpd7s

This will be a format to offer resources and information for parents who are struggling with situations at home dealing with bullying, discipline, cell phone abuse, and so much more.

We will offer support and offer some question and answer exchanges for issues you wish to see addressed.


You can also LIKE us on Facebook:

BCISD Parent Resource Center.


As our Administration has been saying since last spring, we are building the plane as we are flying it! I am an "old dog, learning new tricks" and have joked that I feel like my plane has crashed.

A friend reminded me: "Every landing is a crash landing. A good one is the one you walk away from. And a GREAT one means they can use the plane again."


So, if you will "fly" with me, we will figure this out together!

--

Darlene Denton

Parent-Volunteer Coordinator

Burnet CISD Burnet, TX

(512) 715-3668 ~ Direct Line

Meals for Remote Learners

Remote Learners can receive meals from BCISD Food Service each Monday from 9:30am-10:30 at the Food Service Warehouse in Burnet.


Reservation form for Curbside Meals

Food Service Letter

Map for Food Service Warehouse

Curbside Meal Menus

General Reminders

  1. Visits to the school are by appointment. We will attempt to address situations by phone or Google Meet. In-person appointments can be scheduled if the situation requires. When visiting campus, please be prepared to show a valid photo ID.

  2. If you do visit the school, face coverings are required for all adults at all times. This includes the office foyer area.

  3. Due to COVID-19, we will not have any on campus volunteers at this time.

  4. We are not accepting deliveries including forgotten lunches (hot meal will be provided by the cafeteria), birthday treats, and food order.

  5. If you need to make an occasional change to your child's transportation home, please use the Bertram Transportation Change email: ber-transportation@burnetcisd.net . Transportation changes must be emailed in no later than 1:30pm. Teachers will not be able to accept transportation changes.

  6. Be familiar with the Arrival & Dismissal Map.

2020-2021 BCISD School Calendar

Days marked in blue are Staff & Student Holiday OR Make-Up Day for Staff & Students. Students should be available to attend school. This applies to both in-person and remote learners.

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 logging here.

Skyward Family Access

Click here to log into Skyward Family Access to complete your student registration!

Bertram Elementary School

  • 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
  • 7:30am Office Opens by Appointment Only - Please call ahead
  • 7:40am School Begins
  • 7:45am Students arriving after this time are marked tardy
  • 9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent
  • 1:30pm Any transportation changes DUE, please email: ber-transportation@burnetcisd.net
  • 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
  • 3:25pm Student Dismissal
  • 3:45pm Office/School Closes