SGE Family Newsletter

March 27, 2023

Individual and Group Pictures are Monday, March 27th!

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Looking Ahead...

March - Texas History Month

March - Women's History Month

Mar 21-Apr 27 - 2nd Grade Swim Lessons (see info below)

Mar 27 - Group and Individual Pictures

Mar 29 - Play it Safe (Wednesday PE classes will attend)

Mar 29 - PTO Meeting, 5:00pm, SGE Library

Mar 31 - Kinder Rodeo

Apr 3-7 - Assistant Principal Week

Apr 4 - School Librarian Day

Apr 4 - Play it Safe (Tuesday PE classes will attend)

Apr 5 - PTO Adventure Dash Fundraiser Begins

Apr 6 - Easter Parties

Apr 6 - Paraprofessionals' Day

Apr 6 - End of 5th Six Weeks

Apr 7 - Staff & Student Holiday

Apr 10 - No School / Staff Development Day

Apr 10-28 - Pre-K / Kindergarten Round-Up

Apr 12 & 13 - 1st Grade Field Trips

Apr 14 - PTO Adventure Dash Fundraiser Fun Run

Apr 19 - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

Apr 21 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

Apr 21 - PreK Field Trip

Apr 24-28 - BOGO Book Fair

Apr 25 - 1st Grade Program

Apr 26 - Administrative Professionals Day

Apr 28 - SGE Field Day

May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week


Each month, our students complete ISIP. "ISIP™ (Istation's Indicators of Progress) is a sophisticated, web- delivered Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) system that provides Continuous Progress Monitoring (CPM) by frequently assessing and reporting student ability in critical domains of reading throughout the academic years."

In the month of March, our SGE earned 6,309 growth points in Reading!!!

We recognize and celebrate growth, no matter if students are working on grade level, below grade level, or above grade level. Continuously growing and improving is the important piece! Students set goals and track their progress at school so that they are aware and can take ownership of their growth.

Teachers send a copy of their ISIP progress home each month. Be sure to watch for your child's monthly reports in reading and math, discuss them, and keep encouraging your learner at home!

The April ISIP window opens on April 1st! Let's keep working and finish the year off strong!

Easter Party Procedures

Classroom Easter parties will be held on Thursday, April 6th.

An "Easter Party Event Ticket" will be sent home with your child. The event ticket, to be completed by parents/guardians, authorizes and expedites check-in procedures for guests attending the party.

*If the ticket is forgotten, the visitor/visitors will need to check-in at the front desk with a photo ID. Please know in advance that this is a slower check-in procedure.

*All guests must be prepared to show a photo ID if requested during signing-out procedures.

Take Time to Read!

Shady Grove is partnering with Scottish Rite for Children AND the Texas Masonic Lodge in the TAKE TIME TO READ program!

To celebrate and encourage reading, we challenge your student to TAKE TIME TO READ every day in the month of March.

Your child brought a TAKE TIME TO READ calendar home on March 1st. Be sure to check the box for every day your child reads.

Students will return calendars to their teachers on April 3rd - 7th. Scottish Rite for Children will return a prize for every participant who turns in the calendar. Happy reading!

Play it Safe

Play it Safe will be on campus soon. Presentations will be during PE.

March 29 (Wednesday PE classes will attend)

April 4 (Tuesday PE classes will attend)

If you would like to learn more about the Play it Safe program, you can go to this site to see a previously recorded parent meeting or go to the link for Play it Safe information linked below.

Permission Slip - English

Play it Safe information - English

Permission Slip - Spanish

Play it Safe information - Spanish

Yearbook Pre-Sales are Open! Order Yours Today!

Yearbook pre-sales are open! Pre-sales details:

  • March 1 - April 8
  • Purchase online at
  • Yearbook ID Code 14634523

After April 8, the price goes up to $20.00.

Lifetouch yearbooks include a sturdy softcover with protective coating, all-color pages that capture your memories throughout the school year, and durable, saddle-stitched binding that keeps the yearbook intact through wear and tear.

Safety Around Water and Fundamentals of Swimming - FOR 2nd GRADE STUDENTS

BCISD, in conjunction with the YMCA, is pleased to offer all 2nd grade students a Safety Around Water and Fundamentals of Swimming program. The lessons teach students about safe behavior around the water and will orient students to the aquatic environment to create a sound foundation for water safety skills.

All lessons will be under the direction of the YMCA of the Highland Lakes staff members. All personnel are certified and have a vast array of aquatic experience in water safety courses and Lifeguard Training.

Each 2nd grade student will have the opportunity to travel to the YMCA over a 2-week period, 3 days each week for a total of 6 lessons. Each 2nd grade student must have a permission slip signed and returned in order to participate.

March 28, 29, 30 - Pitts, Myers, Ochoa, Scott

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 - Barnes, Cook, Calhoun, German

Caught with Character

Our Caught with Character recipient this week was nominated by her teacher because "she takes the time to encourage other students when they do something well! She cares for others and is always willing to help a classmate in need." Keep on shining!

Academics + CHARACTER = Success

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As an initiative of the Strategic Planning Process, Burnet CISD is excited to unveil Staff Shout Outs! Have you experienced great customer service from a Burnet CISD employee? Has a Burnet CISD co-worker gone the extra mile in supporting you in some way? If so, we want to hear about it! A Shout Out is a special recognition that acknowledges a District staff member who has demonstrated a special effort, an outstanding job, caring customer service, a project of high-quality workmanship, a team mentality, and/or is helping students CRAFT the FUTURE. Anyone can submit a Staff Shout Out recognizing one of our outstanding staff members. The Staff Shout Out form can be found at the following link:

Shout Outs!

Staff Shouts Outs will be posted online and shared with staff each week.

Average Daily Attendance for SGE

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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%!

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