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Rachel Cook

I am very proud to begin my second year with the Bertram Elementary family!  I have been working in education for more than 21 years. I am returning to first grade.

I am blessed to be married to my husband, James, for 11 years.  He is an amazing support to me as a teacher. Our miracle, Olivia, is a strong 10 year old, who loves unconditionally.  Olivia and I are mermaid at heart- We LOVE the beach!

We live in our “forever home” out in the country of Bertram.  We have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 16 chickens, and recently have a new horse, Hollywood. I hope to continue growing our small ranch.

My mission as a teacher is to help each and every student realize that through learning, they can enhance their life in a positive way. I will do my best each day to give my students relevant knowledge, the courage to try new things, the curiosity to seek new answers, the persistence to succeed, and the ability to be the best they can be.
 
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Upcoming Dates

Looking Ahead

    • April 2nd: Staff & Student Holiday
    • April 6th: 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test
    • April 9th: End of the 5th 6 Weeks Grading Period
    • April 12th: Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • May 28th Early Release 

           and Last Day of School

Upcoming Dates

Looking Ahead

  • March 8th-12th: Texas Public Schools Week
  • March 15th-19th: Spring Break
  • Monday, March 22nd: Group Picture Day!
  • March 29th-31st: Play It Safe Presentations During Library Rotation - Information will be sent home on Friday, 3/12 and Opt-Out Forms will be due by Thursday 3/25
  • April 2nd: Staff & Student Holiday
  • April 6th: 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test
  • April 9th: End of the 5th 6 Weeks Grading Period
  • April 12th: Student Holiday/Staff Development

Upcoming Dates

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Monday, 2/22: Valentine's Day Parties (see below) - Rescheduled due to weather!
  • Monday, 2/22: Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Monday, 2/22: BCISD PreK Adoption Parent Night, 5:30 pm (see below)
  • Tuesday, 2/23: End of the Fourth Six Weeks- all student work due at 3:30 pm - Extended due to weather!
  • Tuesday, 2/23: UIL Contests for students in 2nd-5th Grade who are signed up
  • March 8th-12th: Texas Public Schools Week
  • March 15th-19th: Spring Break

February Newsletter
 
Upcoming Dates:
February 10th- 100th day of SChool
February 12th- Valentines Friendship card/gift exchange

Upcoming Dates

Looking Ahead

Monday, 1/18: Student Holiday

Friday, 2/12: End of the Fourth Six Weeks- all student work due at 3:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 10: 100th Day of School

Friday, Feb 12: Valentines/ Friendship Celebration and exchange

Monday, 2/15: Student Holiday

Upcoming Dates

11/6: 2nd 6 Weeks Reports Cards available in Skyward

11/9-11/20: Canned Food Drive Benefiting the Bertram Food Pantry

11/11: Veteran's Day - No Assembly this year, look forward to a special digital presentation!

11/13: Student Holiday

11/17: Family Coding Night -7pm (see Principal’s Parent Connection)

11/23-11/27: Thanksgiving Break - Campus Closed

Red Ribbon 2020

Monday, October 26 “RED-Y” to make healthy choices- Please wear RED
clothing to kick off our Red Ribbon Week.
Pledge bracelets handed out in homeroom
Names will be randomly drawn daily all week and prizes awarded for those
students wearing the pledge bracelet!! Please help your child remember to
wear his/her bracelet daily!
Tuesday, October 27 Shine Bright- Please wear neon colored clothing,
bows, hats, socks, etc…
Wednesday, October 28 Keep the Lid on Drugs - please wear your favorite
hat
Thursday, October 29 Imagine My Dreams- Please wear your favorite
school appropriate, non-scary costume *Covid safe masks will be required
Friday, October 30 No School for students Enjoy family time
discussing safe choices and healthy fun

Upcoming Dates

  • October 21st: Fire Drill and Lockdown drill
  • October 26th-30th: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 29th: Halloween Parade
  • October 19-30th: Parent-Teacher Conference
  • October 30th: Student Holiday - Staff Work Day
  • November 13th: Student Holiday: Staff Work Day
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break

Upcoming Dates

10/5-10/9: Fire Prevention Week

10/12: Student Holiday

10/16: Fall Picture Retakes & Remote-Learner Picture Appointments

10/26-10/29: Red Ribbon Week

10/30: Student Holiday & End of the 2nd Grading Period

11/11: Veteran's Day - No Assembly this year, look forward to a special digital presentation!

11/13: Student Holiday