Panther Press

October 31, 2021

Principal Message

Hello Pershing Families!

First, the Pershing Staff wants to thank you for your incredible support this year with pledges during this year's Jog-a-thon. This year, the donation total was over $38,000 and those funds will go right back to classrooms to enhance learning opportunities for students. This level of support is unprecedented at Pershing and means so very much to our team, especially during such a challenging time.

Below are several important announcements and reminders of important events:

Tomorrow, Monday, November 1st is PJ Day! Please make sure your continues to follow dress code guidelines and wears appropriate shoes for school (no slippers).

We are in need of 2 Rec Aides to work at Pershing 5 days a week for about 2 to 4 hours. Rec Aides support our students by providing supervision during recess and lunch, assist with problem-solving and conflict management, and help to teach students fun games. Helping students to enjoy recess, connect with peers and then transition safely back to class for learning is a very important job! If you are interested or have questions, please email me at and apply online by 11/4:

We have no school on Thursday, November 11th, as it is Veteran's Day, and we have no school on Friday, November 12th, as it is a Teacher Work Day.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are right around the corner! Please be sure to contact your child's teacher to sign-up for your student's Parent-Teacher Conference for the week of November 15- 19. School will be dismissed early at 11:25a.m. daily during that week, so please plan ahead. TK students continue to have dismissal at 11:35a.m., so please plan ahead.

Want to be involved in the school and provide parent input?

School Site Council elections for two open positions will take place next week. Please email me at if you would like to run for one of our open positions. We would greatly appreciate this dedication of time from two interested parents to represent parents and share your voice through School Site Council. Please consider sending an email to me to express your interest!

The Fall Festival is ON! Come to this week's PTO meeting to learn how you can help with the event. The Fall Festival will be 11/20 from 1- 4p.m. at Pershing.

One last thing! A great way to support our school is to become a member of the PTO - tonight!!! Please remember to help with our PTO Membership Drive this month by becoming a member today as the Membership Drive ends tonight! Go to and make that membership official! It is only $10 per family. If we hit 200 memberships, the school will win an ice cream party for all students!

Lastly, please always contact us if your child will be out from school to clear absences and to ensure your child is able to get quickly to class the day he or she returns to school. Please call our office at 916-979-8076 if you have questions. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership! Have a safe and wonderful Halloween, for those celebrating, and see you bright and early tomorrow morning at school.


Mrs. Kendra Shelton


Calendar of Upcoming Events

November 1: School-wide Pajama Day!

November 3, at 6p.m. : PTO Meeting on Zoom
Meeting ID: 884 9095 6212 Passcode: PTO

November 11: No School Veterans Day

November 12: No School - Teacher Work Day

November 15 - 19: Parent-Teacher-Conference Week (conferences on Zoom)

November 15-19: Early Dismissal at 11:25a.m. for Kinder through 6th grade

(TK dismisses at 11:35a.m. every day all year)

November 16, at 7:15a.m.: School Site Council meeting on Zoom

November 22-26 - No School - Thanksgiving Week

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One way to support Pershing Elementary is to become an official member of the Pershing PTO. You don't have to attend meetings, but the Pershing PTO will keep you in the loop! Join for $10 today!

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