SGE Family Newsletter

January 9, 2023

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Looking Ahead...

Jan 9 - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Jan 16 - MLK Day of Service (watch for permission slip)

Jan 18 - PTO Meeting, SGE Library, 6pm

Jan 23-27 - Holocaust Remembrance Week

Jan 30 - No School / Staff Development Day

Feb 6-10 - School Counselor Week

Feb 7 - 100th Day of School

Feb 10 - Valentines Parties

Feb 17 - End of the 4th Six Weeks

Feb 20 - No School / Staff Development Day

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School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month. Please join us in showing appreciation for their dedication and hard work. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing our school district. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. They play a crucial role in CRAFTING the FUTURE in Burnet CISD.

Andy Feild- President

Angela Moore- Vice President

Earl Foster- Secretary

Robby Robertson- Trustee

Mark Kincaid- Trustee

Ross Behrens- Trustee

Suzanne Brown- Trustee

MLK Day of Service

January 16, 2023 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and for BCISD students, it is also a school day. Traditionally, BCISD has held school on MLK day to educate students about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that "life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?'" The district’s goal is for "students to learn about the contributions and sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in service projects on their campus and around the community."

Be watching for a letter describing your child's classroom service project and the permission slip! Great things are planned to take place within our little community, and most importantly, our students are learning through MLK Jr.'s example that service and sacrifice make this world in which we live a better place!

Morning Drop Off Reminder!

Parents / Guardians,

Teachers and staff are not on duty until 7:15. If your child comes to school via car:

  • the student should remain in the car until the 7:15 bell.
  • the parent / guardian should not leave the child before the 7:15 bell.

Allowing students to stand at the doors without supervision presents opportunities for conflict and injury. Thank you for your cooperation!

Student ID Badges

Students need their ID badges each day at school! Please help us!

Please help your student remember his/her backpack each morning. Children eating breakfast at school report directly to the cafeteria in the mornings and use the badge attached to their backpack as they go through the cafeteria line. When a student does not have his/her badge, he/she is required to leave the line in order to locate a temporary paper badge which is time consuming.

If your child changes out his/her backpack, please be sure to move the badge too!

If your child is missing this badge, teachers and office staff are working to replace lost badges, and the list is quite lengthy. Please know we're working to replace them.

Little Dawg Cheer Camp, K-6th Grade

The Burnet HS Cheer program will be hosting a Little Bulldog Cheer Camp on 1/21/23. Visit to view the brochure and for registration!

Calling All Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

Shady Grove Elementary is starting up a Watch D.O.G.S. program!


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

To learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, go to .

If you are interested in being a part of this program, please email Mendy Barrow at or call 512.756.2126 and let us know! As we kickoff this new program, we are hoping to begin by getting dads in the mornings at 7:15am-7:45am, lunch times (11:00am-1:15pm), and/or on Fridays for the Ticket Store.

We are so excited about the positive impact this program can have on our school!

Spirit, Pride, Honor Awards

A first-semester awards ceremony was held to recognize three students from each class for SPIRIT, PRIDE, and HONOR!

SPIRIT - shows kindness to others and expresses positivity in everything he/she does.

PRIDE - hard working, goal oriented, and takes ownership of his/her work.

HONOR - Star student, high achiever, and strives for excellence.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to view more pictures!

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ADA - STRIVE for 95, but 98 is GRRRRRRREAT!

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Let's start the new semester off strong! The 2nd semester brings a new opportunity to crush attendance goals!

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%!

3rd Six Weeks Report Cards are Out!

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