Bertram Family Connection

November 12, 2023

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Looking Ahead

Nov. 10-17 - Fall Book Fair

Nov. 14 - Book Fair open until 6 pm

Nov. 16 - PTO Meeting 5-6 pm @ Bertram Cafeteria

Nov. 16 - Turkey Trot

Nov. 17 - Academy 4 for 4th Grade

Nov. 17 - Fall Picture Retakes

Nov 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

Nov 27 - No School / Professional Development Day for Teachers

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair is open!

The Fair will be open late from 4pm-6pm on Tuesday, November 14th for parents to shop. Families can also check in at the office to shop the fair during the school day from 7:30-2:30pm. We will close at 12pm Friday, November 17th. Please have your ID ready when checking in at the office.

Thanksgiving Lunch - Nov. 16th

Parents are welcome to attend the Thanksgiving lunch with their student(s) on Thursday, November 16th. The only meal option on this day is sliced turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a roll, and desert.

Please note that this meal is provided for students and staff only. Parents will not be permitted to go through the line to purchase a meal.

Also, as a reminder, only your student is allowed to join you at the guest table.

Turkey Trot

The annual Bertram Elementary Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th.

Families are encouraged to trot with their student(s). Families will check in at the track and are invited to run/walk/jog the course with their students. Families wishing to visit the Book Fair before or after the Trot will need to sign in at the front office with their IDs.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for our family, health, friends, and all the blessings we have. We hope you will consider making a “Donation of Thanks”. Please bring non perishable food item(s) you’d like to donate to the local food bank to the gym during PE between Monday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 15th.

Students will trot during their regular Activity time:

  • 5th - 7:45-8:35
  • 3rd - 8:40-9:30
  • 4th - 9:30-10:20
  • 2nd - 10:20-11:10
  • PreK - 12:35-1:25
  • Kinder - 1:25-2:15
  • 1st - 2:15-3:05
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From the Counselor

Red Ribbon week was so much fun and such a success! The Key’s your students colored will continue to light up the wall for at least another week. I am very proud of all that participated!

WORLD KINDNESS DAY is celebrated on Monday, November 13. As quoted by Houston Kraft, Author of Deep Kindness, “The kind of kindness the world needs is practiced, it’s habitual, it’s regimented. It’s not random acts, it’s thoughtful consistent acts over time. Nice is just a reaction. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. If nice is reactive, kindness is proactive.” To practice kindness, your students will have the opportunity to write Kindness Grams to anyone they choose to. I hope you will join them in practicing KINDNESS, and maybe send your child’s teacher a kind email or even a hand-written note.

Play It Safe is coming up on Wednesday. This is an age-appropriate child safety program that educates children how to identify and prevent abuse and empowers children to practice safe behavior. If you opted for your child not to participate, they will have an alternate activity during the presentation.

Unfortunately, I have had to cancel my Lunch Bunch groups the past several weeks due to several different circumstances. I will resume these groups the week after Thanksgiving break. If your child returned the permission slip, they will get to participate at some point this school year! I love sitting and visiting with your children. You have some very kind, witty, intelligent kiddos!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Brandy Wood


Attendance Matters

Bertram's Attendance Tracking

Bertram's ADA for this past week was 95.42%

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! 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 toward 98%!

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12 Days of Christmas

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Skyward Family Access

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Bertram Elementary School

  • 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
  • 7:25am Office Opens
  • 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:
  • 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
  • 3:20pm Student Dismissal
  • 3:45pm Office/School Closes

Location: 315 Main Street, Bertram, TX, USA
Phone: 512-355-2111
Twitter: @BurnetCISD

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