Family Connects

Family Newsletter Published by Bastrop ISD Communications

In This Issue ~ April 20, 2022

  • ICYMI ~ Bastrop ISD's Norma Mercado Featured in New York Times
  • #BISDProud! Fernanda Torres' inspiration story (video)
  • Youth Advisory Council Applications Open
  • Bastrop ISD Job Fair This Saturday!
  • Springfest ~ Saturday in Fisherman's Park
  • Gifted & Talented Showcase
  • Día del Niño
  • Reading Together! Literacy Series Big Success
  • Sign Up for Summer Hoopstars
  • Community Resources
  • Mark Your Calendar!

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Journalist Jason DeParle of The New York Times recently flew to Austin to visit with Bastrop ISD's Norma Mercado, the district's Family and Social Services Coordinator about the unique set of services the district provides to students experiencing homelessness. Click the link to read the full story. (The article is free but an account may be required.)


Fernanda Torres has worked for Bastrop ISD since 2000, first as a custodian, then as a paraprofessional and now as a first grade classroom teacher at Bluebonnet Elementary. Join us as she shares her inspirational story and makes us all #BISDProud!
The City of Bastrop invites students who are currently in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 to apply for a seat on the Bastrop Youth Advisory Council. Students must reside in the BISD boundaries, have a 3.0 GPA (or middle school equivalent). Several seats are open for the new term (which begins this summer). The Bastrop YAC helps to provide input to the mayor and city council on issues important to teens in our community. Download your application here: Applications are due April 26 and can be emailed to Dr. Kristi Lee at or delivered to the BISD Service Center at 906 Farm Street.

Bastrop ISD Job Fair This Saturday!

Bastrop ISD is hosting a job fair on April 23 beginning at 9:30 am at Cedar Creek High School. This job fair is open to teacher candidates, paraprofessionals, child nutrition staff, bus drivers, maintenance staff and after-school program applicants (ACE/STARS).

Check out the flyer for more information.

Springfest This Saturday

The Children's Advocacy Center and CASA invite you to SPRINGFEST, a family-friendly festival in Fisherman's Park, celebrating National Child Abuse Prevention Month this Saturday, April 23! You'll enjoy a kid's play zone, food trucks, live music, games and much more!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Visit to sign up.

Gifted & Talented Showcase

Please join us for this come-and-go event to explore the learning of our GT students. The showcase will take place on April 27 from 6-7:30 pm at the Bastrop High School cafeteria.

More information available by clicking on the downloadable flyer.

Día del Niño

Join us at Cedar Creek Middle School on April 30 to celebrate the 'Day of the Child'. The event will feature entertainment, food, music, and games.

For more information, check out the flyer.

Reading Together! Literacy Series Big Success

The Bilingual/ESL department held a Literacy Series at Cedar Creek Elementary and Red Rock Elementary. We partnered up with BookSpring, who gave our families great tips and strategies to encourage reading at home. Families took home amazing books and information!

Sign Up for Summer Hoopstars

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Community Resources

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FREE Sports Camp

Register for a free sports camp June 6-10 at Bob Bryant Park by visiting

Click the flyer for the QR code to register.

Mark Your Calendar!

April 23: BISD Job Fair at Cedar Creek High School Cafeteria

April 23: SpringFest @ Fisherman's Park

April 25-29: After-school Professionals Appreciation Week

April 27: Early Release

April 30: Day of the Child @ CCMS from 10 am - Noon