Shepard Elementary Patriot Post
May 17th, 2016
From Our Principal
I want to take a minute to say how much I appreciate your flexibility in the past weeks. We had the main Spring STAAR testing for grades 3-5 and the students were able to have a quiet and secure testing environment. I appreciate your understanding with the closing of the school to volunteers and visitors.
I also want to thank the staff of Shepard. The testing season brings many obstacles as we plan and our staff is amazing. They were flexible and adjusted to meet with the needs of all students.
I am so excited as we look forward to the many end of year events. This is the time of year where we celebrate our accomplishments and reflect on the year. It has been a great year and I know the teachers are hard at work planning 2016-17.
Thanks for all that you do and your continued 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!
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<---------
Author Visit to Shepard Library
Wednesday, May 18th, 12am
1000 Wilson Drive
On Wednesday, May 18th, we have award winning author Tammi Sauer coming to visit Shepard. If you would like to order an autographed copy of one of her books, please fill out the attached form and return to Mrs. Seward in the library by Friday, April 29th.
A Friendly Reminder From Mrs. Seward
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.
Field Day is Coming!
Choir Concert THIS Week!
Please join the Shepard Chorus for their end of the year performance on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm. The students have worked tirelessly and are sure to put on an amazing show!
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
19 Choir Concert
20 Field Day
23 Pacesetters EOY Party
25 PeeWee Patriots; PTA Family Picnic
26 Library Volunteer Breakfast
27 Student Holiday
30 School Holiday- Memorial Day
2 Class Parties; 5th Grade Graduation; Kinder Graduation 9am
3 Last Day of School (EARLY RELEASE 12 noon); Patriot Pride Rally 8am
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
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Thank You From 2nd Grade
A special thanks also goes out to the many volunteers that have helped throughout the year. We appreciate you Lisa Frizzell, Becca Warner, Jennifer Smith, Rachel Chumney and Kim Erkel!
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