SGE Family Newsletter

March 6, 2023

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Looking Ahead...

March - Texas History Month

March - Women's History Month

Mar 6 - 10 Diagnostician Week

Mar 9 - SGE Open House, Come & Go, 5:30-6:30pm

Mar 10 - Unclaimed items in Lost & Found will be donated

Mar 10 - Dawg House Trailer Order Forms Due

Mar 13-17 - Spring Break

Mar 20 - No School / Staff Development Day

Mar 21-Apr 27 - 2nd Grade Swim Lessons (see info below)

Mar 27 - Group and Individual Pictures

Mar 28-29 - Play it Safe

Mar 31 - Kinder Rodeo

Apr 4 - School Librarian Day

Apr 5 - PTO Adventure Dash Fundraiser Begins

Apr 6 - Easter Parties

Apr 6 - Paraprofessionals' Day

Apr 7 - Staff & Student Holiday

Apr 10 - No School / Staff Development Day

Apr 10-28 - Pre-K / Kindergarten Round-Up

Apr 14 - PTO Adventure Dash Fundraiser Fun Run

Apr 19 - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

Apr 24-28 - BOGO Book Fair

Apr 25 - 1st Grade Program

Apr 28 - SGE Field Day

Burnet Bulldogs Athletic Booster Club - Dawg House Trailer

Order forms for the Dawg House Trailer are coming home! This is an opportunity for your students/family to purchase any and all things BULLDOGS!

10% of all sales will be donated to SGE. All remaining profit will go to supporting the Burnet High School athletic programs.

Order forms are due March 10th.

Take Time to Read!

Shady Grove is partnering with Scottish Rite for Children AND the Texas Masonic Lodge in the TAKE TIME TO READ program!

To celebrate and encourage reading, we challenge your student to TAKE TIME TO READ every day in the month of March.

Your child brought a TAKE TIME TO READ calendar home on March 1st. Be sure to check the box for every day your child reads.

Students will return calendars to their teachers on April 3rd - 7th. Scottish Rite for Children will return a prize for every participant who turns in the calendar. Happy reading!

Play it Safe

Play it Safe will be on campus March 28th and 29th. Presentations will be during PE. Your child will be coming home with a paper copy of the permission slip that is linked below. Please return your child's permission slip by Friday, March 24th. If we do not receive a permission slip, we will reference the selection you made in Skyward Family Access during student registration.

If you would like to learn more about the Play it Safe program, you can go to this site to see a previously recorded parent meeting or go to the link for Play it Safe information linked below.

Permission Slip - English

Play it Safe information - English

Permission Slip - Spanish

Play it Safe information - Spanish

Yearbook Pre-Sales are Open! Order Yours Today!

Yearbook pre-sales are open! Pre-sales details:

  • March 1 - April 8
  • Purchase online at
  • Yearbook ID Code 14634523

After April 8, the price goes up to $20.00.

Lifetouch yearbooks include a sturdy softcover with protective coating, all-color pages that capture your memories throughout the school year, and durable, saddle-stitched binding that keeps the yearbook intact through wear and tear.

Dr. Seuss Days!

This past week, we celebrated Dr. Seuss, his contributions to children’s literature, and Read Across America day! Mrs. Darlene Denton, from BCISD’s Parent Resource Center, coordinated three days of guest readers and Quest High School volunteers so that every class in the building listened to a Dr. Seuss read-aloud!

Thank you to our guest readers and QHS volunteers who altered their schedules to help share in the fun of reading with our growing and impressionable readers!

QHS: Camyle, Julie, Megan, & Caden

Guest Readers: Nancy Allen, Julie Ebeling, Lainey Rye, Grace Gates, Brenda Locklear, Lisa Whitehead, Angela Moore, Elizabeth Drake, Jo Powell, Tim Denton, Addie Grace Hernandez, Tanner O’Hair, Colleen Davis, Bill Drake, Jennifer Cowfer, Lisa Bullock, Debbie Livingston, Nancy Cranfill, Monica Brandt, Lupita Blasienz, Megan Garcia, Hallie Price, Brent Guenter, Krystal Winkler, Dr. Rachel Jones, Paige Bailey, Reed Bailey, Sarah Ann Luther, Caity Clinton, Meredith Burkhart, Gina Glaeser, Amber Hagen, Bill Spakes, Autumn Renae Feller, & Angie Beyer

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Safety Around Water and Fundamentals of Swimming - FOR 2nd GRADE STUDENTS

BCISD, in conjunction with the YMCA, is pleased to offer all 2nd grade students a Safety Around Water and Fundamentals of Swimming program. The lessons teach students about safe behavior around the water and will orient students to the aquatic environment to create a sound foundation for water safety skills.

All lessons will be under the direction of the YMCA of the Highland Lakes staff members. All personnel are certified and have a vast array of aquatic experience in water safety courses and Lifeguard Training.

Each 2nd grade student will have the opportunity to travel to the YMCA over a 2-week period, 3 days each week for a total of 6 lessons. Each 2nd grade student must have a permission slip signed and returned in order to participate.

March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 - Pitts, Myers, Ochoa, Scott

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 - Barnes, Cook, Calhoun, German

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As an initiative of the Strategic Planning Process, Burnet CISD is excited to unveil Staff Shout Outs! Have you experienced great customer service from a Burnet CISD employee? Has a Burnet CISD co-worker gone the extra mile in supporting you in some way? If so, we want to hear about it! A Shout Out is a special recognition that acknowledges a District staff member who has demonstrated a special effort, an outstanding job, caring customer service, a project of high-quality workmanship, a team mentality, and/or is helping students CRAFT the FUTURE. Anyone can submit a Staff Shout Out recognizing one of our outstanding staff members. The Staff Shout Out form can be found at the following link:

Shout Outs!

Staff Shouts Outs will be posted online and shared with staff each week.

Last Call for Claiming Items in the Lost & Found!

Unclaimed items will be donated on the week of Spring Break.

Be sure to have your students check the Lost & Found racks at the front of the school.

The racks will be displayed during Open House on Thursday night. So, Parents, swing by!

Average Daily Attendance for SGE

ADA stands for Average Daily Attendance. Average Daily Attendance is defined as the total days of student attendance divided by the total days of instruction. Check out SGE's ADA trends in the chart above.

We're going to "STRIVE FOR 95!" while also knowing that "98 IS Great!" We recognize that illnesses and events take place that necesitate absences, however, we do encourage every student to be in school every day he/she is able. Let's work for 98%!

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Viewing Progress Reports and Report Cards

Please look at how your child is progressing. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.

See directions below, and be sure to electronically sign each report.

BCISD Transportation Department and Information

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

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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