SGE Family Newsletter

January 23, 2023

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Looking Ahead...

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 - Valentine 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

Check out our MLK Day of Service projects!

(Visit our Facebook page for more pictures! "Shady Grove Elementary School - BCISD")

Our Pre-K students served the elderly in our community on MLK Jr. Day by spreading sunshine! Pre-K students and teachers traveled to Country Oaks Assisted Living. Students sang songs and colored pictures with the residents!

Our Kindergarten students served the elderly in our community on MLK Jr. Day by visiting Wildflower Meadows Independent Living and Pafford Place. Our students painted rocks for the residents' rock garden and loved getting to show off their artwork. Residents then listened as our students sang songs, and then they all enjoyed a picnic lunch together outside in the lawn. The trip was a treat for both the young and old alike (and also for the neighbor's dog who enjoyed all the belly rubs!

Our first grade students chose to serve our Burnet community workers who work so hard to serve US! They mixed up and baked all sorts of treats, decorated and packed goody bags, and then delivered them face-to-face to our Burnet Police Department, our Burnet Fire Department, and our healthcare workers at our hospital, Seton Highland Lakes!

Our 2nd grade students chose to serve on MLK Jr. Day by cleaning up trash at the YMCA parks. Our local YMCA serves the youth of our community in many ways including after-school programs, sports programs, and summer programs. After picking up trash, students placed hand-painted rocks randomly around the park to hopefully brighten somebody's day!

January Gem of Appreciation

Shady Grove Elementary's January Gem of Appreciation is the famed Teresa Mather. Mrs. Mather serves our teachers and students as the Instructional Coach. She is a bright light on our campus and comes to the rescue any time any teammate is in need of problem solving, behavior strategies, modeling, instructional advice, data interpretation, technology assistance... you name it, and she either knows the answer or will find the answer! She is a listener, a positive pick-me-up after hard days, an instructional leader, a teacher to her core, an example to all of us, and to top it all off, she has the best jokes for our daily morning announcements!

Example: Why did the dog cross the road? To get to the barking lot!

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Care Solace

Burnet Consolidated ISD partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students and their family members.

Care Solace navigates the mental health care system to find available providers matched to specific needs - so you don't have to.

If you or a family member are looking for help and would like to use Care Solace to find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in over 50 languages.
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

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

Thank you for your help!! The cafeteria cashier reports that the lines have improved! Continue keeping up with those cards!

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 misplaces the badge, please notify your child's teacher as soon as possible.

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!

ADA - STRIVE for 95, but 98 is GRRRRRRREAT!

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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