SGE Family Newsletter

November 13, 2023

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Looking Ahead...

Nov 13 - PTO Meeting, SGE Library, 5:30pm

Nov 15 - 1st Grade Trip (Ray, Vaughn, Sanchez, Fowler)

Nov 16 - 2nd Grade Trip

Nov 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

Nov 27 - No School / Professional Development Day for Teachers

Nov 28 - Big Kahuna Order Pick-Ups, 1-4:00pm

Nov 29 - 2nd Grade UIL Meet in Lampasas

Dec 1 - PreK Trip

Dec 11-15 - Marley Christmas

Dec 12 - 2nd Grade Christmas Programs

Dec 21 - Party Day, Early Release

Dec 22 - End of 3rd Six Weeks

Dec 22-Jan 8 - Student Holidays

World Kindness Day

In honor of World Kindness Day on November 13th, we are encouraging educators and students to take a moment to spread kindness intentionally. Each classroom and staff member will have "Kindness Grams" available to write to individuals on campus and at home to spread kindness. The "Kindness Grams" will be distributed on Tuesday, November 14th, allowing everyone time to write them out.

Counselor Franklin

2nd Six Weeks Report Cards

Report cards for the 2nd six weeks posted last Thursday, November 9th. Be sure to view and electronically sign your child's report card if you haven't yet! Directions are posted below.

Thanksgiving Lunch

On Thursday, November 16th, the cafeteria will be serving a Thanksgiving menu. There will not be a second option offered on this day. The menu will consist of:

Turkey / gravy


mashed potatoes / gravy

green beans


fruit / juice



Big Kahuna Fundraiser Information

Big Kahuna plans to deliver orders to campus on Tuesday, November 28th. Parents will need to plan on picking up packages from 1:00-4:00pm that day. Please mark your calendar now and plan on swinging by campus that day to pick up your orders from 1:00-4:00pm. We are not able to send orders home with students.

Big Kahuna schedules the party bus, and once those plans are made, they will be communicated to students and families!

Thank you for your efforts in supporting our school!

Lockdown Drill

This week we completed a lockdown drill at SGE. We practiced securing the building from within. By practicing these skills during drills, students will know what to do and how to do it to keep themselves and others safe. We know that crisis situations are stressful for students, staff, and parents, and we will continue to be proactive in practicing for emergencies or a crisis while keeping students, staff, and parents informed.

Thank you, Veterans!

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The 12 Days of Christmas!

In case you want a head-start on planning for the 12 Days of Christmas, see the calendar below!
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SGE Attendance Tracking

SGE's ADA for this past week was 94.05%.

ADA stands for Average Daily Attendance and is defined as the total days of student attendance divided by the total days of instruction. "98 IS Great!", so 98% is our goal!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures from behind the scenes at SGE! "Shady Grove Elementary School - BCISD"

BCISD Transportation Department and Information

Click this link to view transportation contact information, bus service registration, and an FAQ regarding bus transportation.

Viewing Progress Reports & Report Cards

An important piece in the family-school partnership is staying aware of student performance. It is requested that parents view and electronically sign progress reports and report cards. See the directions below, and be sure to get those signatures in! In addition, parents are encouraged to regularly view grades in Skyward.
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How do I request a change in transportation?

Submit an email on the same day as the transportation change request by 1:30 p.m. to

Include the following details in the email:

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s grade level
  • Student’s homeroom teacher
  • The transportation change you want made for today (bus rider to car rider or car rider to bus rider)

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.

News & Notes from the PTO!

Click here for helpful links shared by the Shady Grove PTO!

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