Panther Press

November 8, 2021

Principal Message

Hello Pershing Families!

A few quick reminders this week, which has several things to note:

1. Be sure you turned back those clocks one hour (fall back 1 hour!) on Sunday!

2. We have NO SCHOOL this Thursday (11/11/2021) for Veteran's Day, and

3. We have NO SCHOOL this Friday (11/12/2021) due to it being a Teacher Work Day.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week, November 15 - 19. Please be sure to reach out to your child's teacher if you have not yet scheduled a parent-teacher conference. Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade dismiss at 11:25a.m. Monday through Friday the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences, and Transitional-Kindergarten still dismisses at 11:35a.m. because they are already a half-day program all year.

For some tips on how to make the most of Parent-Teacher Conferences, please consider reviewing this quick and valuable resource on

The Annual Pershing PTO Fall Festival is back! And it is coming up quickly on November 20th, 1 - 4p.m. Thank you to all of the families who have signed-up to help the day of the event, or who have signed up to donate items to for the event. Be sure to get your tickets in advance here:

To sign-up to help at the event, please sign-up here:

Lastly, please always contact us if your child will be out from school for any reason. Doing so assists us to clear absences and helps ensure your child is able to get quickly to class the day he or she returns to school. If your child needs a COVID test, free antigen rapid tests are provided at Pershing if you register at and call the office to make arrangements. Please call our office at 916-979-8076 if you have questions. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership!


Mrs. Kendra Shelton


Calendar of Upcoming Events

November 11: Deadline to order Pies through the Pershing PTO!

November 11: Veteran's Day - No School

November 12: Teacher Work Day - No School

November 15 - 19: Parent-Teacher Conference Week

Kinder - 6th grade Dismisses at 11:25a.m. daily

November 19: PTO Pie Fundraiser Pick-up at school starting at 11a.m.

November 20: Pershing PTO Fall Festival!

November 22 - 26: No School, Thanksgiving Week

Are you a Pershing PTO member? Join for $10!

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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