Panther Press

February 10, 2021

The Pershing Elementary Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Evening Pershing Families,

It was very good to see so many parents and students who came to pick-up materials last Wednesday. As we like to say, "it fills my bucket" getting to see students and families (even if briefly) in person. Thank you for wearing your mask when you come to campus, asking questions and for taking the time to get the materials your child's teacher has prepared.

The Pershing PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) would like to invite you to join us for our monthly PTO Meeting at 6p.m. on Zoom:

Kendra Shelton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Feb 10, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 4467 2746
Passcode: PTO

New parents are always welcome!

COVID & Hybrid Transition Updates

Every week, the District provides an update here:

As more information becomes available, I will share it out with our families.

The SJUSD February 4th Update is listed on the same site and can also be found here:

This Friday's School Spirit Day is "Bring a Pet or Stuffed Animal to Zoom" Day! Every student who brings one will count towards their class school spirit! If the entire class turns on their camera for more than 5 minutes, the teacher will add 5 "people" to the total count! Go Panthers!

If you have other questions, please call us at 916-979-8076 or email me at


Mrs. Kendra Shelton

Principal, Pershing

Mark Your Calendars

Below are important events:

Don't forget - Buy a Yearbook!

Yearbooks are still available on sale for only $25 each and available ONLY online this year. Visit soon! Be sure to enter the code correctly:

Pershing's school code is: 13201221

Help us by submitting your child's picture for 2 to 3 of the following fun theme pages!

Fill out this form and upload your child's picture here:

  1. Fundraiser Nights (Baskin Robbins, Chipotle, etc.) This weekend Jan. 10
  2. 1st Day of School (holding grade level signs/by front doors) & School Spirit Days
  3. Fall/Halloween
  4. Holiday/Christmas
  5. Quarantine Puppies/Pet Fashion
  6. Covid Fashion-Fun Masks
  7. Cooking/Artsy photos
  8. Hobbies/Interests/Chores
  9. Outdoor Fun
  10. Virtual Leaning at home
  11. Doing Art/Music/PE

Go to this Google Form to upload your child's picture today!

Please only submit 2 to 3 per child total. All pictures must be uploaded soon in order to have them in the yearbook.

Is your child in the yearbook?

Don't delay! Submit pictures of your Pershing students for specific themed pages of the yearbook by filling out this form! Click this button to learn more!

Buy a Pershing Panther Paw Mask!

Masks are available for purchase on

Each mask is black with either metallic gold or metallic green Panther Paw and one set of clips so the mask size can be adjusted

  • Cotton material-cotton provides a comfortable protective layer.
  • Pocket for filter.
  • Washable and reusable.

After purchase, masks are available to pick-up in the school office.
Connect w/ Pershing Parents! Become a PTO member today!

Memberships are only $10 per Family this year! Join today!

Is your child reading enough? Check out a library book!

Click this button to be redirected to learn how to check-out library books from Pershing for your child!

Need Support for Distance Learning?

For questions specific to the district, visit, designed to provide our community with the latest information about school options and resources related to COVID-19. Here you can also find the latest district updates, details about the instructional options available to families, special education services during distance learning, as well as community resources available to support families.

For questions specific to Pershing, please contact our school office at 916-979-8076 or reach out to Principal Kendra Shelton or school secretary Elizabeth Danforth.