SGE Family Newsletter

August 28, 2023

Para traducir esta carta al espanol, haga clic en "Translate/Traducir" a la derecha de la pantalla. Haga clic en el menu despegable para seleccionar el idioma preferido.

To translate this letter to a different language, click "Translate" on the right side of the screen. Click on the drop-down menu to select the preferred language.

Looking Ahead...

August 26 - Women's Independence Day

August 29 - POP Night (Parent Orientation Program & Title I Night, see flyer below)

September - Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

September 4 - Student & Staff Holiday

September 5 - No School / Professional Development Day for Teachers

September 11-15 - Book Fair

September 12 - Reading Under the Stars

September 13 - Books & Cookies with GRANDS

Sept 18 - PTO Meeting, 5:30pm, SGE Library

September 18-22 - Homecoming Week

September 18-22 - Start with Hello Week

September 22 - SMART Smiles Screener Day

September 22 - End of the 1st Six Weeks

September 25 - No School / Professional Development Day for Teachers

September 26 - Fall Individual Pictures

Big picture
Big picture

Leader of the Pack

We have THREE leaders to recognize this week!

-On the first week of school "at the bus line, Culley helped a new student who was crying because he was scared. Culley sat by the new student and told him that he would be his friend and help him on the bus."

-Piper "is always picking up trash on her way to school. Every morning, she comes to school with both hands full!"

-"A new student came to our class and Emmy took initiative and helped her log on her Chromebook without me asking."

Way to lead with spirit, pride, and honor, kiddos! This type of character makes the world we live in a better place for everyone, and teachers just happened to catch these demonstrations of character which are definitely worth a shout-out to the students and their families!

Academics + Character = Successful Leaders!!!!!!!!

Big picture

The School-Parent Compact

As a campus receiving Title I funds, we are required to develop a school-parent compact. "The compact serves as a clear reminder of all stakeholders’ responsibility to take action at school and at home so that children can attain the state’s academic achievement standards. It is a written commitment indicating how all members of a school community – parents, teachers, principals, students, and concerned community members – agree to share responsibility for improved student achievement. The underlying assumption is that a student’s academic success will improve when the home and school work together." (

Our compact was developed in collaboration with stakeholders and currently reads:

As a school, we will:

  • Provide a high-quality effective learning environment that is safe and that enables the student to meet the state’s student academic achievement standards

  • Provide ongoing two-way communication between teachers and parents through parent-teacher-student conferences with frequent reports to parents

  • Provide reasonable access to staff through an “open door” policy

  • Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child’s school activities

  • Provide a mutually respectful relationship between all parties (students, parents, teachers, and volunteers)

As a parent, I will:

  • Support my child’s learning by ensuring that he/she has proper rest and nutrition and attends school on time and on a regular basis

  • Support my child’s learning by reading with him/her at least Monday through Thursday nights

  • Help set a positive tone for learning with my child

  • Participate in decisions relating to the education of my child through a mutually respectful relationship with school staff

  • Provide a mutually respectful relationship between all parties (students, parents, teachers, and volunteers)

  • Support my child’s class/school (i.e. communicating with my child’s teachers, helping in class/school, attending school events when possible, etc.)

If you have ideas to contribute to this compact, we want to hear your thoughts! Please email your suggestions to Feedback received before August 29th's parent night will be considered for the 2023/2024 compact!

Literati Book Fair coming soon!

SGE will be hosting a Literati Book Fair on September 11-15th! Click here to for more information!
Big picture

Attendance Incentives for SGE!

SGE's ADA for the first week of school was 97.07%!

We're going to "STRIVE FOR 95!", but we also know 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 toward 98%!

BCISD information related to attendance can be found by clicking here. To recognize students and families who make responsible attendance a top priority, a committee of SGE teachers have created the following plan:

  • Attendance Leader = student with no more than one absence OR one tardy for the six weeks (excused or unexcused)
  • Attendance Leaders will receive an attendance Brag Tag for each six week period the designation was earned.
  • Each six weeks is a clean slate and a new opportunity to earn the Attendance Leader recognition.
  • Attendance Leaders will be recognized at 6-week assemblies held at school. A special reward (such as extra recess or picnic lunch) will be planned to follow each assembly.
  • A glow Atten-DANCE will be held at the end of the school year for students with six or fewer absences or tardies for the whole year.
  • Students with Perfect Attendance for the entire school year will go on a trip to McDonalds for lunch!
  • Classrooms will track days of whole-class perfect attendance for classroom rewards!

Parents, please know that we emphasize attendance for numerous reasons with the most important being that regular attendance has a direct correlation to higher achievement. Check out some school attendance facts from

  • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence.
  • Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
  • When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
Big picture
Big picture

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.

Big picture

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