SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of March 21-25

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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...

  • March 21 - No School for Students/Staff Development
  • March 22 - April 28 Swim Lesson For 2nd Graders (See Schedule Below)
  • March 25 - Class Picture Day & Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • March 30 - STAAR Parent Information Night (See flyer below)
  • April 1 - ECSE Field Trip
  • April 1 - Kindergarten Rodeo
  • April 6 - PTO Meeting
  • April 8 - PreK Field Trip
  • April 11-22 PreK and Kindergarten Round-Up
  • April 13 & 14 - 1st Grade Field Trip
  • April 14 - End of 5th Six Weeks
  • April 15 & 18 - No School for Students
  • April 25-29 BOGO Book Fair
  • April 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 11/8/2021)

1st Grade Dyslexia Screener

Dear Parents of 1st Graders,

All 1st grade students were screened for dyslexia. A Dyslexia Screening Follow-up letter will be sent to all 1st grade parents after Spring Break.

2nd Grade Swimming Lessons

Parents of 2nd Grade Students,

This is a reminder of the upcoming Safety Around Water and Fundamentals of Swimming program offered by our local YMCA that will take place starting March 22 - April 28.

Daniel & Marvin - March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31

Hart & Bonsall - April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Scott & German - April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Wigington & Glidewell - April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

UIL Awards Ceremony

We held a red carpet event to honor our UIL participants and medalists! Way to seek opportunities for academic growth and competition!

Shout out to our UIL coordinator, Mrs. Lancaster, and our coaches, Mrs. Glidewell, Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. Courtney, and Mr. VanDer Stoep!

Adventure Dash Fun Run Totals!

Your SGE community raised a total amount of $51, 379.60 for the PTO fundraiser That's absolutely incredible!

Top 10 Classes:

1. Sanchez ($3, 685)

2. Marvin (($3, 623.83)

3. Poerner ($2, 891)

4. Hart ($2, 716)

5. Ray ($2,660)

6. Hernandez ($2,610)

7. Courtney ($2,470)

8. Bonsall ($2,405)

9. Pitts ($2,224.77)

10. Fowler ($2,196)

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Behind the scenes at SGE last week...

Congratulations to FIVE new "Caught with Character" recipients from the week before Spring Break! Teachers said the following about these students:

-"When a friend is crying or hurt, she stops to give them a pat."

-She shared her own stickers with kids who ride the bus.

-He "is not afraid to speak up when he sees someone being mistreated by their peers."

-"Her love of learning shows in her academic growth in math and reading!"

This next "Caught with Character" recognition comes from a parent who was an on-campus visitor during the Adventure Dash...

"A parent volunteer noticed his manners at the Adventure Dash Fun Run. He said 'Please' and 'Thank you' and picked up the empty cups that were on the ground."

Way to make SGE proud, kiddos!

Academics + CHARACTER = Success

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Mrs. Sanchez's kindergarten students build 3D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks.
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SGE enjoyed a week of celebrating Dr. Seuss and welcoming guest readers. (Coordinated by Mrs. Darlene Denton)

Shout-out to our guest readers:

Angela Moore, Gina Glaeser, Nancy Allen, Jo Powell, Monica Brandt, Megan Garcia, Keith McBurnett, Dr. Rachel Jones, Caity Clinton, Rachel Denton Spakes, Gina Kiser, Julie Ebeling, Kystal Buck, Sara Ann Luther, Stacy Bennett, Elizabeth Drake, Pat McBurnett, Tori Leggett, Dr. Doug Marvin, Grant Jones, Nancy Richardson, Bill Drake, Kami Lee, Tanner O'Hair, Jennifer Cowfer, and Erin Chaney

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In honor of Texas Public Schools week, SGE held a “School Around the World” family night!

Thank you to all of the families who participated. We finished the evening with 464 students and family members in attendance!

Thank you to our guest speakers and volunteers!

Adnan & Shabina Abassi (Pakistan)

Alvaro & Jill Montoro (Spain)

Berenice Covarrubias (Mexico)

Renea Feller (Japan)

Darlene Denton - Chopstick Expert

Julie Ebeling - Samurai Helmet Expert

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Students learn to use chopsticks with Mrs. Denton as part of SGE's culture night.
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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