SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of November 8-12

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Looking Ahead...

  • Nov 11 - Veterans Day
  • Nov 12 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • Nov 13 - SGE Turkey Trot and Food Drive, 9-11am, BHS Stadium
  • Nov 17 - 1st Grade Field Trip
  • Nov 19 - Kindergarten PowWow
  • Nov 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 7 - 2nd Grade Christmas Programs
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 9/20/2021)

Catching Kids with Character!

We're starting something new at SGE!

Students are recognized for many reasons, but starting this week, we are making a special effort to catch and recognize our students who show CHARACTER! All teachers and staff will be on the lookout for students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behavior and actions.

One of our biggest tasks as educators is to lead our students to academic achievement. While our teachers work diligently each day to teach your students in school, it's also important that we teach your students how to BE in school. Interactions within our school community play a big part in our campus culture. SGE is spreading the message that character is valued here! We're celebrating courageous students!

Students receiving the certificate will get his/her name announced on the announcements, the award hung in the hallway, and a positive phone call home from the principal!

Academics + Character = Success

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It's almost Turkey Trot time! Mark your calendars now!

It's Turkey Trot time! Come walk 1 lap, 12 laps, or anywhere in between!!

SGE's Turkey Trot will be held at the BHS Bulldog stadium on Saturday, Nov 13th from 9-11am! We hope this scheduling will enable your student to attend and participate with FAMILY! We hope to see you there to help encourage physical activity, to help raise canned goods for the Burnet County Hunger Alliance, and to have some fun with the holiday season!

Incentive offered for the class with the most students participating on Nov 13th!

Incentive offered for the grade level with the most food donated!

Come race a teacher! Races will be held at 9:15, 9:45, 10:15 and 10:45.

Face painting offered too!

Operation Gratitude Candy Collection

Ask and you shall receive! Dr. Henson's office asked for your leftover candy, and our SGE families delivered!! Last year we collected over 400 pounds of candy in BCISD!!! Check out SGE's donations in the picture below!

Dr. Henson will throw a pizza party for the class that collects the most candy (by weight) for each grade at each school. Results coming soon!

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Don't forget to write your name!

The weather is cooler and students are starting to wear outer layers to school. Please write your child's name inside of jackets, hoodies, hats, gloves, etc to help minimize lost belongings.

Student Handbook Reminders on Illness

A few reminders regarding student illnesses...

-The school nurse is available to answer any questions for parents who are concerned about whether or not their child should stay home.

-A child with a fever over 100 degrees must stay out of school until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

-Students with diarrheal illnesses must stay home until they are diarrhea-free without the use of diarrhea-suppressing medications for 24 hours.

(Students with COVID related illnesses/symptoms should follow COVID procedures defined in the BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services document.)

Update to Visitors on Campus!

Visitors to Campus: We are pleased to announce that the district's policy for visitors on campus has been recently updated. Visitors to campus will be limited in the following ways from October 20 - December 1, 2021.

    • Invited or scheduled visitors may volunteer on campus with activities such as reading to a class, helping in the library, assisting teachers with special classroom projects or activities, or assisting with PTO activities.

    • Parents of elementary students may walk their child to the classroom door after checking in at the front desk with their ID per normal visitor procedures.

    • Visitors to elementary and middle school will not be permitted to eat breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria. This will allow the District to continue to monitor case counts and ensure they remain low before lifting this restriction. The campus administration will also spend this time on developing procedures to help address the issues of cafeteria seating capacity for visitors and supply chain challenges for school meals and utensils.

By December 1, BCISD will publish any updates to visitor limitations based upon public health guidance, local health data, and experiences from the first month of school.

Click the link to read the complete document.

BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Car Line Reminders

As a reminder, cars must remain in a single file line on County Road 200. Once in the school's driveway, cars may merge into the appropriate PK/K or 1st/2nd grade lane.

We have observed that some cars are driving past the line of cars on CR 200, turning into the fire lane, and then cutting into their lane in front of all of the cars who are following the appropriate car line procedures. Be kind in line!

Other general reminders:

-Help us keep the line moving as quickly and safely as possible by staying in your car, seating your student on the right side of the vehicle, and giving goodbye hugs and kisses before the drop-off line!

2020-2021 Yearbook Sales

Are you interested in purchasing a yearbook from the 2020-2021 school year? We have some copies remaining. Purchase yours by clicking the link below!

Field Trip Shirts

It's time to order field trip shirts!

Please visit the Bulldog Store by clicking the link:

Shop > Shady Grove Elementary > Click your grade level!

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by clicking here.

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