Shepard Elementary Patriot Post
May 24th, 2016
From Our Principal
Thanks for an amazing 2015-16 school year. We are wrapping up this school year and I wanted to share a few things.
· We have a few school holidays in May (May 27 and May 30.)
· The last day of school is June 3 and it is an early release day (12:00).
· The class party information is listed in this newsletter.
· Summer reading lists will be on the website for you to prepare for next year.
· Our summer office hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:00-5:30.
· The building will be closed from June 24 to July 18th
Thank-you to all the volunteers that made our STAR WARS Field Day a smashing success. We could not have done that event without you. As we plan for next year, please remember to wait until late July or August to complete the 2016-17 background check.
I look forward to the many celebrations in the upcoming days and acknowledging our students’ successes. As always, thanks for your support.
From Our PTA President
Thank You from the PTA
Thank you so much for supporting the Shepard PTA this year. Through your membership dues, fundraising dollars, and donations, we were able to fund many programs and purchase needed items for staff and students.
Your donations funded...
Splash Back to School at the Texas Pool
Dennis Lee - Red Ribbon Week Program
High Tech High Touch science programs for all grade levels
Supplies for teachers
Time Magazine For Kids
Teacher Appreciation Week
Poetry books for all fifth graders
College scholarship and reception for graduating Shepard alumni
Thank you for supporting the Shepard PTA. We look forward to your continued support in the future!
From Mrs. B with Love!
Dear Shepard family,
A few weeks ago I was in the first grade hall and a sweet little patriot stopped me and said “my mom told me you are “tiring” I laughed, hugged her and told her that her mom was right. I am “tiring.” These past 23 years have been a very important part of my life and my family’s as well. I want to thank the Shepard Community for allowing me to be a part of your families. I am humbled by all the well wishes and kind words. It has truly been a pleasure and Shepard Elementary will always hold a special place in my heart.
A quick message from Nurse Sue
Please pick up your child’s unused medication from the school clinic on or before June 3, 2016. Unused medicine will not be sent home with a student.
Shepard Genius- Donate to Shepard's STREAM Lab NOW!
Click the link to donate!------->DONATE HERE<---------
Amazon Smile Account for Shepard Elementary
You can also find us by going to smile.amazon.com and searching us on the “Or pick your own charitable organization: Shepard Elementary PTA”.
Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price for all eligible items to Shepard Elementary PTA.
End of the Year Party Schedule for June 2nd
1st Grade- 9:30-10:30am at the Pavilion
2nd Grade- 10-11am on the North Playground
3rd Grade- 1:30-2:30pm in 3rd grade wing
4th Grade- 1:15-2:15 Inside 4th grade wing and outside on playground
5th Grade- 1:30-2:30 in the Cafeteria
School Supply Sale for 2016-2017
REMINDER: In order to purchase school supply packs, you must login to your account on Shepardpta.org. Click the new link to order school supplies on the main page and it should pull up each child's name you have registered at Shepard. Click each name and order the grade level they will need next year.
Help Girl Scout Troop 2457
Cub Scout Information Meeting 5/24 @ 7pm
Questions? Please contact our Cub Master at Dbshipp@gmail.com
Calendar of Events
25 PeeWee Patriots; PTA Family Picnic
26 Library Volunteer Breakfast
27 Student Holiday
30 School Holiday- Memorial Day
2 Class Parties; 5th Grade Student Only Party in Gym 5:30-7:30pm;
Kinder Graduation 9am
3 Last Day of School (EARLY RELEASE 12 noon); Patriot Pride Rally K-2 @ 8am; Gr 3-5 @ 9am
A Look at Next Year...
18 Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Night 6pm; 5th Grade Camp Meeting 7pm; Children Receive Phone Calls for Class Placement
19 Meet the Teacher 8-9am
22 First Day of School
Spiritwear Available Online!
Visit Shepardpta.org to purchase Spirit Wear and it will be delivered to your child's classroom! We have two fantastic t-shirt designs and 2 sweatshirts in stock. Check it out!
Change in Routine Pick Up?
Parents, Mrs. B would like to remind everyone that if a change occurs in the way your child will be picked up from school on any given day, please call the office by 2:15 pm so the message can be relayed. We know emergencies happen but it makes for less confusion for both your child and the staff if everyone has advanced notice if there is a change in the normal routine.
Correction- Child Safe # is 469-752-3100 option #3