SGE Family Newsletter

November 6, 2023

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Looking Ahead...

Nov 7 - 1st Grade Trip (Medrano, White, Lusinger, McGinty)

Nov 9 - Report Cards Post to Family Access

Nov 11 - Veterans Day

Nov 11 - Turkey Trot & Fall Carnival

Nov 13 - PTO Meeting, SGE Library, 5:30pm

Nov 15 - 1st Grade Trip (Ray, Vaughn, Sanchez, Fowler)

Nov 16 - 2nd Grade Trip

Nov 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

Nov 27 - No School / Professional Development Day for Teachers

Nov 28 - Big Kahuna Order Pick-Ups, 1-4:00pm

Nov 29 - 2nd Grade UIL Meet in Lampasas

Dec 1 - PreK Trip

2nd Six Weeks Report Cards

Report cards for the 2nd six weeks will post this Thursday, November 9th. Be sure to view and electronically sign your child's report card. Directions are posted below.

Big Kahuna Fundraiser Information

Big Kahuna plans to deliver orders to campus on Tuesday, November 28th. Parents will need to plan on picking up packages from 1:00-4:00pm that day. Please mark your calendar now and plan on swinging by campus that day to pick up your orders from 1:00-4:00pm. We are not able to send orders home with students.

Big Kahuna schedules the party bus, and once those plans are made, they will be communicated to students and families!

Thank you for your efforts in supporting our school!

Cake Walk Request!

We are planning a mini-cake walk for our Fall Carnival on November 11th! The cake walk will be open as long as we have cakes to serve! If you'd like to contribute, please send individual servings of cakes, cookies, or sweet treats on Friday, November 10th. Prepackaged treats like Little Debbie Snacks would also work!

The Turkey Trot and Fall Carnival are next weekend! Rain or shine, plan to join the fun!

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The 12 Days of Christmas!

In case you want a head-start on planning for the 12 Days of Christmas, see the calendar below!
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November Gem of Appreciation

Shady Grove Elementary's November Gem of Appreciation is Ashton Medrano! Mrs. Medrano serves as a 1st grade teacher. She is receiving the Gem because of her positive leadership. Mrs. Medrano demonstrates professionalism in her role as an educator and as a team player. She demonstrates an interest in growing in her craft and takes initiative to expand her own thinking and that of others. Mrs. Medrano is as dedicated to students' social-emotional and behavioral growth as she is to their academic progress. Ms. Medrano is positive and proactive, always willing to try new strategies to help children who are struggling with behavior. We are grateful for you, Mrs. Medrano, and we're proud to have you at SGE!
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SGE Attendance Tracking

SGE's ADA for this past week was 93.17%.

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!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures from behind the scenes at SGE! "Shady Grove Elementary School - BCISD"

BCISD Transportation Department and Information

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

Viewing Progress Reports & Report Cards

An important piece in the family-school partnership is staying aware of student performance. It is requested that parents view and electronically sign progress reports and report cards. See the directions below, and be sure to get those signatures in! In addition, parents are encouraged to regularly view grades in Skyward.
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How do I request a change in transportation?

Submit an email on the same day as the transportation change request by 1:30 p.m. to

Include the following details in the email:

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s grade level
  • Student’s homeroom teacher
  • The transportation change you want made for today (bus rider to car rider or car rider to bus rider)

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.

News & Notes from the PTO!

Click here for helpful links shared by the Shady Grove PTO!

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