Shetland Express

2601 Shady Brook Dr. Bedford, TX 76021

"Celebrating Superheroes!"

January 31, 2016

Shady Brook Vision Statement:

Knowledge Informs and Determines Success for Students

Shady Brook Mission Statement:

The mission of Shady Brook Elementary is to educate all students for success today and tomorrow.

HEB ISD Parent and Community Survey - We Need Your Feedback!

Now Available: The NEW HEB ISD Parent and Community Survey- We want to hear from you on our new, shorter survey this year! Your feedback helps us improve education for all students! Please take a few minutes to give us your input. You can find the link at the bottom left corner of the main page of the HEBISD website or click on this link:

Shannon Gauntt, Principal, Shady Brook Elementary

Please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you for your support!

Clarence Scott, Assistant Principal, Shady Brook Elementary

Please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you for your support!

Important Dates. . .

Feb. 1 - 5 is National School Counselor Appreciation Week - We celebrate our counselor, Lisa Evans.

2/2 - 100th Day of School! Help us celebrate by dressing as a 100 year old or a person from 100 years ago.

2/2 - Talent Show Rehearsal in Cafeteria 3 - 4 p.m.

2/2 - PTA Board Meeting in the Library at 6:30 p.m.

2/4 - PEAK Parent Meeting in the Computer Lab at 6 p.m.

2/8 - Progress reports go home

2/9 - Talent Show at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

2/12 - Last Day to turn in Box Tops

2/12 Valentine's Day Parties begin at 2 p.m. in the classrooms - You must use your Photo ID in the office to obtain a badge to go to the classroom for the party.

2/14 - Valentine's Day

Transfer Window

2016 - 2017 Transfer Window Open January 4 - February 29

Forms are available in the front office

Schools of Choice Application Window

Date: January 04, 2016 – February 29, 2016

Applications for our Schools of Choice programs must be submitted during the Transfer Window (January 4 - February 29, 2016).

If you are applying for a SOC program at a campus other than your home campus, a Transfer Application must also be completed for that campus.

Shady Brook is one of HEB ISD’s Schools of Choice offering the Suzuki Strings Program in Kindergarten through 6th grade to prepare students for the secondary orchestra program. If you are interested in this program, please see Mrs. Campbell in the office for an application.

The Suzuki Method is an internationally renowned method for teaching young children to play an instrument. It is modeled on the Mother Tongue approach of language acquisition, and parents are integral to the process. For students to participate, a parent (or grandparent) must be available to attend a weekly lesson during the school day (during the FA/PE time) and practice daily with the child at home.

HEBISD Family Support Services

Are you in a transitional living situation due to financial hardship or loss of housing?

  • Doubled-up with friends or family

  • Living in a hotel or motel

  • Living in a shelter

  • Living in a car or unsheltered

There are services to help you! Call HEBISD Family Support Services 817-399-3470!


KAB club talked about random acts of kindness in our last meeting. We want to encourage students at Shady Brook to show kindness and cooperation with others not because you will get a Brook Buck or a prize, but because it is the right thing to do. It feels good to show others around us that we care about them.

KAB club will meet again Tuesday, February 2nd in Mrs. VanKleef’s room after school until 4:00 p.m.



Do you have pictures from school or PTA events of the students and staff? We are looking for pictures to use in this year’s yearbook.

1. You can send the photos directly via email:
2. You can go and upload the photos to School code: shadybrook
3. You can also use the mobile app for both Android and iPhone. Search the app for Herff Jones eShare , school code: shadybrook.
Edina Peterson, Yearbook Chair

Box Tops

We hope you have been saving your Box Tops! The next turn in date is Friday, February 12. The PTA received over $650 from our fall collection. Let’s try to beat it in the spring!

Lindsey Lopez, Box Top Coordinator

Notes from our Nurse...

6th grade scoliosis screening will be conducted February 8-12 in the Health Clinic. The screening will be done privately in the Health Clinic by a Registered Professional Nurse.

All students must remove their shirt for this exam. Therefore, we ask that the girls bring a tube top, sports bra, or a 2 piece swimsuit. They will be allowed to change.

You will be notified ONLY IF professional follow-up is required.


Something to think about...

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

Charles M. Schulz


February is Black History Month in the United States.