SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of May 2 - 6

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...


  • May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2 - 2nd Grade Visit to RJR
  • May 2 - All About My Child Form due (see below)
  • May 4 - School Nurse Day
  • May 5 - Final PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • May 6 - School Lunch Hero Day
  • 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)

"All About My Child" is due May 2nd!

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Send a Grateful Gram!

This week is a dedicated time to honor our SGE team for the incredible work they do for our students! Send your student's teacher or any staff member a Grateful Gram by clicking the link below. It's a simple, quick, and easy way to show your appreciation!

District's Parent Survey Closes May 2nd!

Dear parents,

Thank you to the many of you who have completed our comprehensive survey! Your feedback will help us tremendously, and it will shape our strategic planning process next fall. If you have not yet participated, there is still time. The link will be active through 5:00 p.m. next Monday, May 2nd. Please consider taking the time to provide your thoughtful feedback by using the link below:

Thank you,

Dr. Rachel Jones

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

End of Year Festivities

Be watching for notes home regarding end-of-year celebrations/awards specific to your child's class/grade level.

Tues 5/17: 1st Grade Spirit, Pride, Honor and Math Challenge

Wed 5/18: 1st Grade Spelling Bee

Thurs 5/19: 2nd Grade Academic Fair and Spirit, Pride, Honor

Tues 5/24: PreK Spirit, Pride Honor

Tues 5/24: Kinder Graduation & Spirit, Pride, Honor

Bulldog & Lady Dawg Summer Camps

The dates for the Bulldog & Lady Dawg summer camps have been released! To sign up for these camps, use the following link and click on "Summer Camps" at the top of the page.

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Our Lost-and-Found racks are full! We have sweaters, hoodies, coats, lunch boxes, and water bottles. If you're missing something, have your child swing by the Lost-and-Found.

The racks are currently placed in our foyer. Be sure to take a quick glance if you're visiting on campus. Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the year.

Behind the scenes at SGE last week...

We have three stars of Shady Grove this week! These "Caught with Character" recipients were recognized for the following:

-He is "exceptional at recognizing the needs of others!"

-A new student needed help getting to the cafeteria and she offered to help her get to the cafeteria and back to her classroom! She made the new student happy!

-When a friend couldn't swim because she didn't have a swimsuit, this student brought her one so she could participate. She is a good friend!

Academics + Character = Success

Spirit • Pride • Honor

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Thank you to our 1st grade families for your support on Tuesday night's musical performance of "The Day the Crayons Quit!"

And a special shout-out to our music teacher, Ms. Perkins, and the activity teachers, Mrs. Jones, Coach Giesenschlag, and Coach Tyler, for coordinating the event!

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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