SGE Family Newsletter
January 29, 2024
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Jan 29 - No School for Students / Professional Development Day for Staff
February - Black History Month
Feb 5-9 - National School Counselors' Week
Feb 6-7 - Play it Safe
Feb 7 - 100th Day of School, Kindergarten 100th Day Parade
Feb 9 - Valentine Parties
Feb 15 - National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day
Feb 15 - Bilingual & ESL Family Night
Feb 16 - Class Picture Day
Feb 16 - End of the 4th Six Weeks
Feb 19 - No School for Students / Professional Development Day for Staff
Feb 19 - State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance
Feb 22 - 4th Six Weeks Report Cards Post to Family Access
January Red Cape Winners
A student earns the Red Cape when he/she INDIVIDUALLY scores the most monthly growth points in either reading or math in the entire grade level!
PreK - Declan E. (Reading), Azul P. (Math)
Kinder - Gael G. (Reading), Cal I. (Math)
1st - Kane L. (Reading), Damian L. (Math)
2nd - Lain J. (Reading), Elliot H. (Math)
Who will our February Red Cape Winners be?!?!
Top Classes for the Month of January!
BRAVO to the following classes for earning the top growth-point averages in their grade levels for the month of January! These classes will have the trophy signs hanging outside of their classrooms for the whole month!
Pre-K Reading - Buller's Class
Pre-K Math - Wagner's Class
Kinder Reading - Poerner's Class
Kinder Math - Backus's Class
1st Reading - McGinty's Class
1st Math - Vaughn's Class
2nd Reading - Ochoa's Class
2nd Math - Calhoun's Class
Spirit, Pride, and Honor
Spirit, Pride, and Honor have been a mantra for Burnet CISD since around the 1950s. These words embody who we are as a district, the values for which we stand, and the characteristics we desire for every student within BCISD. Each semester, SGE teachers select one Spirit, one Pride, and one Honor recipient from their class to be celebrated. Congratulations to the 1st semester recipients!
Spirit - shows kindness to others and expresses positivity in everything he/she does
Pride - hardworking, goal oriented, and takes ownership of his/her work
Honor - star student who is high achieving and who strives for excellence
View our Facebook page to see each class's recipients!
Custodian Becky is Retiring!
During the 4th six weeks, Shady Grove teachers will be looking for students who exhibit Steven Covey's Habit #4, Think Win-Win! This habit focuses on collaboration for mutual benefit! I win and YOU win!
Play it Safe
Play It Safe is a child safety program that educates children how to identify and prevent abuse and empowers children in grades Kinder-2 to practice safe behavior. This program also offers resources to help parents, caregivers and teachers protect children by teaching and practicing the 3-part rule of personal safety. Play It Safe was created by The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. This program has been presented to thousands of children in the Texas Hill Country since 2013. This information is presented through videos, workbook activities and classroom discussion.
What to Expect
Through age-appropriate stories elementary school students learn to recognize the three kinds of touch and are empowered with tools to respond using the 3-part safety rule if they are ever in an uncomfortable situation. This safety rule can be applied to many circumstances that students may encounter, such as bullying, online situations, peer pressure or exploitation by friends/family. The safety rule encourages assertive responses, whether it is used with strangers or someone the child knows and loves. The presentation format is classroom-based so that children are in a familiar environment and able to focus and interact freely. Each presentation lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes an age-appropriate interactive conversation with a 10-20-minute movie.
Families can also view more information at www.playitsafe.org.
Play it Safe presentations will be made on February 6th and 7th at SGE. Your child brought home an information sheet and permission form for the “Play it Safe” Program. Please sign and return this form as soon as possible. Contact the school counselor, Shannon Franklin, with any questions. email@example.com or 512.756.2126
Play it Safe is presented by:
Leaders of the Pack
Introducing two new Leaders of the Pack...
Jerome coached a classmate on calming down and helped the student get back on track!
Emily saw a classmate nearby who was off task and gently reminded him of what they were supposed to be doing!
Way to be leaders and positive examples to others around you! Keep up the great work!
Academics + CHARACTER = Success
SGE Attendance Tracking
SGE's ADA for this past week was 93.04%.
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!
Notification of Student Absence
A parent must provide an explanation for any absence within 5 days of the student’s arrival or return to school. The student must submit a note signed by the parent. The campus may accept an email from the parent sent to the school’s attendance clerk, but reserves the right to require a written note. The form below will send an email to SGE's Attendance Clerk and then the campus will determine whether to classify the absence as excused or unexcused.
This information may also be found on the BCISD website:
Viewing Report Cards and Progress Reports
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.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures from behind the scenes at SGE! "Shady Grove Elementary School - BCISD"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Shady Grove Elementary School
7:15am Office Opens
7:40am School Begins
7:45am Tardy Bell
9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent
1:30pm Transportation changes due, please email: email@example.com
3:20pm Student Dismissal
4:00pm Office/School Closes