March 6, 2018

Brought to you by the Shepard Elementary PTA

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From our Principal

Dear Shepard Families,

Mr. Braden and I have a little principal confession we’d like to make…we don’t like our offices. Sitting in our offices clearing email or filing reports is not why we do this job. Our favorite part of the job is walking into classrooms, seeing the kids and teachers, and being part of that classroom community. The relationships we build with the students during those “walk abouts” are what make the difference when we do need to deal with a situation in our office, like a struggling student or a frustrated child. But in addition to that…walking into a classroom really brings a sense of joy to any visitor. Our kids are so excited to share everything they’ve learned. That’s what also makes Open House so special. You get to share in that excitement.

I hope you will have the opportunity to attend our Open House this Thursday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00. Our Book Fair will be open until 7:30.


Kristin Bishop

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The Book Fair is This Week!

Make plans to visit our Book Fair during these shopping hours.


7:15 - 8 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday (Open House)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


7:15 - 10 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

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Check Lost & Found on March 8

Lost & Found items will set out in the cafeteria during Open House on March 8.

Please be sure to swing by and check for your children's missing items!

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Pride Rally is Friday, March 9 -- Come Celebrate With Us!

It's always a big day so come early for seating!

8 a.m.

Kindergarten through Second Grade

9 a.m.

Third Grade through Fifth Grade

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2018-19 Kindergarten Registration

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is ongoing. No appointment necessary. Please register at Shepard Elementary.

Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held at all elementary schools on March 23, 2018 from 9 - 11 a.m. and again from 1 - 3 p.m.

Please bring to registration

· Original Birth Certificate (or certified copy with certificate number issued by the State)

· Immunization Records

· Social Security Card for the child, if available

· Proof of Residency in Plano ISD (gas, electric bill or a lease)

· Parent's Drivers License

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2018-19 School Year PTA Forming Now

If you are interested in a position on the PTA Board please email President Kaci Lahpor at

Thank you!

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FREE Parenting Class - Social Emotional Health: How You Can Help!

Learn Parenting Strategies to enhance social skills, increase self-esteem, improve decision making and improve peer relationships.

Learn how your child’s level of emotional and social well-being affects their learning.

Tuesday, March 20

7:45 — 8:45 a.m.

Shepard Elementary School

Counselor's Office

Click here for more information.

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PTA Spirit Night: Adventure Landing, Thursday, March 29, 5 - 8 p.m.

Adventure Landing

17717 Coit Road

Dallas, TX 75252

More details to come!

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It's Box Tops Spring Collection Drive!

Start collecting your Box Tops again for the Spring contest!

Place Box Tops in a baggie with your child's name and grade on it.

There will be a popcorn party for the grade level with the most Box Tops!

Box Tops are due May 18.

Thank you for always supporting Shepard and our PTA!

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Free Parenting Classes from Plano ISD

There are many series coming up, including sessions about parenting strong-willed children, parenting children with ADHD, and grandparents raising grandchildren. We will also have four parenting classes here at Shepard this year.

You can find more information and other free classes being offered by the district at:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the counselor, Mrs. Christenson, at 469-752-3115 or

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5-9 Book Fair

8 Open House 5:30-7 pm

9 PRIDE Rally

12-16 Spring Break


2 Student holiday

5 1st Grade Program; General PTA Mtg 6 pm

6 PTA Executive Board Mtg 9:15 am

13 PTA Color Run


3 Choir Musical; General PTA Mtg 6 pm

4 Choir Musical

24 PTA Family Picnic

28 Student and teacher holiday

31 Kinder Graduation; Class End of Year Party Day; 5th Grade Graduation Party


1 Last Day of School; Early Release 12 pm

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Shop and Give Back!

At, you'll find the exact same low prices as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Shepard Elementary.

Here's how:

Login to Amazon via this link

And then choose PTA Texas Congress 7434 Shepard Elementary PTA

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Tom Thumb's Good Neighbor Program: Another Way to Give Back!

Tom Thumb will pay 1% of our members' total grocery purchases to Shepard Elementary. The amount of the check depends on the amount of our supporters' total purchases.

Click here to sign up give back to Shepard Elementary. Use Shepard Elementary School PTA vendor #: 228023

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Sign up for Text Messages from Shepard Elementary

(standard text message charges apply)

Helpful Online Links

Online Federal Meal Application

Sign Up for Plano ISD eNews

Plano ISD Food and Nutrition Services

Click here for School Menus

Pre-pay here for School Meals at PayPams

Register here for PASAR (Paid After School Care located at Shepard)

To submit content for the Shepard Elementary PTA Patriot Post, email Teresa Thomas at

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