Panther Press

March 9, 2022

Principal Message

Good Afternoon Pershing Families!

We are halfway through this week, and more than two-thirds through this school year! One final trimester to go! I have many updates for you below, so please read this week's Panther Press carefully.

The weather continues to provide cold mornings and warm recesses in the afternoon. The lost and found has become a large mound and will be donated away if items are left after next week. Please come look through it with your child, and remind your child to put his or her name in the label so we can assist in returning items to children. Thank you!

Tonight we have our monthly PTO meeting. Thank you to the families who have brought by donations for the Garden Committee, and for donations for classroom baskets for the PTO Bingo Night. The PTO Bingo Night has moved to April 29th. A new flyer will be shared very soon and ticket sales will begin.

Please carefully review the information in the Calendar of Upcoming Events below. We have no school Friday, March 18th, and no school Monday, March 21st. We have a virtual Family Night on March 23rd. Information about how to sign-up and participate with your children will be sent home next week. Yearbooks go on sale today and will be at a discounted price until April 1st, so please see the flyer and link below.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need for clarification, please reach out. 916-979-8076, or


Mrs. Kendra Shelton


Calendar of Upcoming Events

7:30am. - 8a.m. - Available Daily: Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for Students/Staff (Register to test at

March 9: PTO Meeting on Zoom at 6p.m.
Meeting ID: 884 9859 6633
Passcode: PTO

March 9: Yearbook Sales Begin! Go to and put in code "705636"

March 11: School Spirit Friday:

Pajama Day, or Panther Colors Day! Get cozy in PJs for Friday, or wear Green & Gold, or Panther Gear.

March 15: School Site Council Meeting on Zoom at 7:15a.m.

Meeting ID: 847 4317 1265

Passcode: SSC

March 17: PTO Fundraiser at Nekter Juice Bar, 5442 Hazel Ave., 2p.m. - 6p.m. Mention Pershing and 50% of sales will go to the Pershing PTO!

Friday, March 18th - NO SCHOOL in SJUSD Schools

Monday, March 21st - NO SCHOOL in SJUSD Schools. Enjoy a 4 day weekend with your children!

March 23: Alternative Schedule Day - Students dismissed at 12:25p.m. for Kinder through 6th grade (TK dismissed at 11:35a.m. as usual)

March 23: Pershing Virtual Family Night, 6 - 7:30p.m. (more info to be sent home soon!)

March 28 - April 1: Pershing College & Career Week

April 11 - 15: Spring Break (No School)

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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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