Bertram Family Connection
December 5, 2022
November 30-December 15: 12 Days of Christmas Dress Up (see below)
December 8: Christmas Program (1st & 2nd Grades perform) 5:30-6:30pm - Cafeteria
December 15: Class Party Day - (See times below)
December 16-January 3: Student Holidays for Christmas Break
January 6: 3rd 6 Weeks Bulldog Boogie, 8:30am
12 Days of Christmas Dress Up Days
Class Parties - December 15
Our December class parties will be on Thursday, December 15th. Party times are set by grade level. Parents are invited and will need to check in at the office with the event ticket that will be sent home on Monday, December 12th. Family members arriving without an event ticket will need to check in at the office with photo ID.
8:30am-9:30am - 2nd
9am-10 am - 4th
9:30-10:30 am - 1st
10am-11am - Pre K
12:30-1:30pm - Kinder
1pm-2pm - 5th grade
1:30-2:30pm - 3rd
No Cell Phones, Smart Watches or Other Personal Technology
As a reminder, students are not permitted to use personal cell phones, smart watches, or other technology at school. All personal student devices are expected to be put away and in backpacks while student are on campus. BCISD has provided device for every child that we use for learning purposes. If technology is on your child's holiday wish list, please be sure that they understand that it may not be used at school.
YMCA After School Care Available
If you are looking for after school care, the YMCA of the Highland Lakes hosts Y Afterschool in the Bertram Cafeteria from 3:20pm-6pm on all school days. Families who are interested in applying can get an application from the office. The monthly fee is $160 per child but financial assistance is available for families in need. If you have any questions, please call YMCA of the Highland Lakes at 512-756-6180 or visit their website at ymcactx.org.
1st Grade Dyslexia Screening
Texas Education Code (§38.003) mandates that all first grade students be screened for dyslexia and related disorders no later than January 31, 2023. The screening is designed to ensure that all students are appropriately screened, and if necessary, are evaluated further so that reading difficulties will be addressed in a timely manner. The results from the screening will be used to guide instruction at the classroom level, shared with you, and used to determine if additional interventions are required for your student.
If you have any questions about the screening process, please contact Cole Davis, Ph.D. at 512-715-5107.
Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
**Kindergarten will be screened at the end of the year.**
Due to 1st Grade screenings, Ms. McKinzey's dyslexia classes will be cancelled the week of December 5th.
5th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook
Fifth Grade Parents,
It’s your child’s last year here at Bertram Elementary! For the yearbook
we would like a baby picture of all the fifth graders!
WE ARE ASKING YOU TO SEND IN:
1. ONE baby picture of your child. This picture should be only of your child.
2. Choose a file that is at least 300 DPI.
3. Email the digital file to Bertrambulldogpto@gmail.com Please include the child’s first
and last name in the email, along with the child’s Homeroom teacher’s name.
4. Name the file with child’s LastName.FirstName
5. If you are not able to email a digital file please send an original photo to school with
your child. Have their name and teacher’s name written on the back. They will turn it
into their teacher. We will return the original to you!
PLEASE SEND ASAP! We would really like every 5th grader to be a part of this page!
PTO Vice President / Yearbook Chair
Georgetown Church of Christ - Christmas Pantry Boxes
The Georgetown Church of Christ will be giving out boxes of pantry staples for the holidays. There will be 50 boxes available on a first come, first serve basis. The boxes can be claimed by coming through the pavillion car lane on Monday, December 12th from 11am-1pm. Please stay in your car. The volunteers will load the food into your trunk. This opportunity is available for our local community. If you know someone in need, feel free to share this information with them.
Need a transportation change? Email email@example.com by 1:30pm!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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