Bertram Family Connection

September 13th, 2021

Looking Ahead

  • September 13th-17: Celebrate Freedom Week
  • Friday, September 17th: T-Shirt Orders Due (See Below)
  • Friday, September 24th: End of the 1st 6 Weeks Grading Period
  • Tuesday, September 28th: PTO Board and Committee Interest Meeting (See Below)
  • Tuesday, October 5th: National Night Out hosted at Bertram Elementary 5:30-8:30 pm
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. Be sure to mark your calendars!

A note about Afternoon Car Rider Pickup

Please be sure you enter the parking lot by driving by the blue Car Rider Pro box located at the gym. This allows teachers to see that you are in line and to have your child lined up.

We have had a couple of slower starts because cars are joining the line through the parking lot. If you enter the line this way, teachers will not know you are here and you will have to wait for us to find your student once you get to the line.

We have sent home all requested Car Rider tags so please check your child's backpack. If you need a tag, please email

Think College Thursday & Spirit Day Friday

Every Thursday we promote post-secondary options with Think College Thursday. Students are invited to wear college, military, and trade school t-shirts!

On Fridays, we celebrate being Bertram Bulldogs by wearing green or our Bertram or Burnet t-shirts! PTO is selling Spirit Wear through September 17th. Please order online at and follow the directions on the flier below. Shirts are sold at cost. This is not a fundraiser.

PTO Board & Committee Interest Meeting - Tues. 9/28 6pm

If you are interested in running for a PTO Board position or joining a PTO committee, please join us for a quick information and sign-up session on Tuesday, September 28th at 6 pm in the Bertram Library.

Open Board Positions (elected from members):

  • Vice President
  • Recording Secretary
  • Communications Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Parliamentarian


  • Fundraising
  • Student Enrichment
  • Teacher Appreciation

As a reminder, joining PTO is free. Please email for membership information or questions.

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From Mrs. Wyatt, School Counselor

Title 1 Parent-School Compact Input Opportunty

Each year, we solicit input from families about strengthening the relationship between schools and families to benefit student learning. Please complete the form below to share how you support your child at home. We will use your input to review and revise the Bertram Parent-School Compact. Copies of the completed compact will be shared in a future newsletter and will be available at National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5th.
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DIVA Dawgs start September 18th

Our Dynamic DIVA Dawgs are ready for a GREAT 2021-22 school year!

Attached you will find our lesson topics and meeting dates for September through May of 2022.

This is a great opportunity for our 3rd -6th-grade girls to grow in Courage, Confidence, and Character as they give back to this community and the philanthropic cause that they vote on at the September meeting.

As we stress at our first meeting of the year, this program gives our young ladies a platform to perform community service projects and spread kindness in their families, our schools, community, and across the GREAT State of Texas.

Parents, be looking for a more detailed email pertaining to bus transportation next week.

Free Adult GED & ESL Classes - Community Action’s Adult Education program for Burnet County

We offer Adult ESL classes at the Burnet Library on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Orientation is on Wednesday, September 8 and Monday, September 13 from 9:00-11:00 am. Students only need to attend one orientation. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 15 at 9:00 am. Evening Adult ESL classes are at the Bertram Library on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7:15-8:45 pm. Orientation is on September 13 and 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Again, students need only to attend one orientation. Classes begin on Monday, September 20 at 7:15 pm. GED/HSE classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Bertram Library from 6:00-7:15 pm for any adult wishing to prepare for the GED tests. Orientation times are the same as listed above. GED students need to go to both orientation sessions.
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Bertram Elementary Staff Favorite Things

Teachers & staff have shared a few of their favorite things. If you are looking to celebrate or appreciate your teacher click here. Staff are listed alphabetically by last name.

COVID Self Report Form

Please complete the Self Reporting Form to report a case of COVID-19 or orders to quarantine due to close contact from a medical professional. This form is for both students and campus visitors.

Transportation Changes Information

Our school is growing and it is important that everyone know and follow the transportation change process.

  • If your child has a change in transportation, please email by 1:30 pm. This includes daily changes and permanent changes. Please indicate in your email if the change is just for today or if it is for every day.
  • At 1:30 pm, this email box is checked for a final time and all changes will be made.
  • After 1:30 pm, we print the transportation lists for teachers and dismissal staff.
  • No changes will be accepted after this time.
  • If you have an emergency, you may call and speak to Mrs. Harris about the situation and we will work together to support your student.
  • Voicemails, notes, text messages, phone calls, and emails to any other email address are not acceptable changes of transportation and will not be processed.
  • We do not accept transportation changes from students. Parents and guardians must communicate any changes by using the email address.

Drop Off and Campus Visitors

Starting Thursday, August 19th through September 18th, families and visitors will need to check in with their ID in the office starting at 7:25 am in order to walk to classrooms. Families and visitors will not be able to enter the classroom.

To ensure that all students are adequately supervised, teachers are not available for parent conferences at this time.

Once instruction begins at 7:40 am, families and visitors will not be permitted to walk to classrooms unless they have a prearranged meeting with a teacher or staff member.

Birthday Treats & Forgotten Lunches

Birthday treats are allowed this year. Please send single-serve items. Items can be sent with students or dropped off in the office before 2:30 pm.

Birthday celebrations are reserved for the last 15 minutes of the day. Please communicate with your child's teacher if you intend to send in treats. They will be able to let you know the specific time.

At this time, parents may not visit the classroom for birthday celebrations.

If your child forgets their lunch, you may drop it off at the office. If your child does not have a lunch at lunchtime, they will be served a free hot lunch.

Skyward Family Access

Click here to log into Skyward Family Access to view your student's grades, attendance, progress reports, and report cards.

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 logging here.

Bertram Elementary School

  • 7:15am Student Drop Off/ Breakfast
  • 7:25am Office Opens
  • 7:40am School Begins
  • 7:45am Students arriving after this time are marked tardy
  • 9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent
  • 1:30pm Any transportation changes DUE, please email:
  • 2:30pm All Early Checkouts must be complete - Remember to bring your picture ID to complete early check out
  • 3:20pm Student Dismissal
  • 3:45pm Office/School Closes