Patriot Post 11.29.2022
Brought to You by Shepard Elementary and the Shepard PTA
In this week's edition...
- Message from Mrs. Bishop
- Families In Need
- Shepard Science Fair
- Family Story Night
- PTA General Meeting
- Submit Pictures for Yearbook
- Spirit Night at Little Rome
- Watch DOGS
- Volunteer Opportunities/Application
- Join PTA
- Lunch Visitor Sign Up
- What's for lunch?
- PISD Events
Message from Mrs. Bishop
Hi, Shepard Families!
We are headed into a busy time of year! Please check the calendar for all our upcoming events!
Our Winter Parties will be on December 15 and room parents will be reaching out with information. Parents are welcome to visit the parties, but visitors must have a badge issued through the Raptor system in the front office, so you will need your driver's license. If you are a volunteer for the party, you must have a background check approved through the Voly system at plano.voly.org
If you plan to attend the party, please fill out this Google form, and we will have your badge printed ahead of time if you have already had your driver's license scanned this year. https://forms.gle/nGMJpwqbaQBAxY198
Shepard Elementary Principal
School Cafe For Cafeteria Payments/Menu
PISD offers an online payment system for cafeteria purchases and you can also view the menu. You can download the School Cafe App or go to https://www.pisd.edu/Page/3841
School Cafe For Cafeteria Payments/Menu
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Nov 30-Dec 2| 5th Grade Adventure Camp
6| PTA General Meeting, 5pm
6| Bedtime Story Night, 5:30-6:30pm
9| Wear Green/Slime Day
12| Shepard Choir Concert at Shepard, 6pm
14| Spirit Night at Little Rome, 11am-12pm
15| Grade Level Winter Parties- visitors welcome! (Must bring Driver's License)
Kindergarten: 12:30 pm
1st Grade: 10:00 am
2nd Grade: 10:45 am
3rd Grade: 1:30 pm
4th Grade: 1:30 pm
5th Grade: 1:00 pm
16| Shepard Pride Rallies- by invitiation only
3rd, 4th, and 5th 8:00 am
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd 9:00 am
16| Shepard Choir Concert at Heritage Farmstead, 6pm
5| 5th Grade to 6th Grade info meeting at Wilson Middle School 6 pm- see flyer!
Shepard Science Fair
Join us at the Next PTA General Meeting Dec. 6th
The next general meeting will be Tuesday, December 6th at 5pm in the school cafeteria. We will vote to approve our updated versions of our PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules, available here, for you to look over now. They can only be viewed on the website and approved at the meeting by PTA Members. Shepard PTA must update or amend their Standing Rules and Bylaws with Texas PTA at least once every 3 years.
Bylaws govern an organization’s operations and contain the basic rules relating principally to itself as an association.
Standing rules contain details about the day-to-day operations of a PTA.
Send Your Pictures In for the School Yearbook
Spirit Night at Little Rome on 12/14, 11am-10pm
A Watch DOGS t-shirt is required to be worn on your volunteer day. There will be a few extra shirts in the front office for you to borrow for the day (Sizes L-XXL) or you can purchase your own t-shirt at https://store.dadsofgreatstudents.com/shop.
Information about what to expect during the day you are on campus will be provided by our school counselor, Erin Christenson, once you've signed up. For more information you can also head over to the Shepard PTA's Watch DOG page here.
Calling All Volunteers!
You can email our VP of Volunteers, Lauren Roberson at Roberson.email@example.com to let her know you are/might want to volunteer this year and what you are interested in doing.
Current & Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Watch D.O.G.S. - Men can sign up on Voly.
Library, Ongoing - contact Katy Brannen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue to Join the PTA
Thank you to all that have joined our PTA so far and we hope if you haven't joined yet that you will still consider doing so. Just CLICK HERE to join our PTA. Parents and guardians of Shepard Patriots aren't the only ones who are able to join the PTA. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends can also join and in doing so financially support all the wonderful programs the PTA puts on for the school. PTA financially sponsors events like the Sock Hop, field trips, field day, 5th grade party, and more! You can volunteer as little or as much as you want as a member. *Note* your membership must be renewed each year.
P.S. You can even get amazing discounts at places like Great Wolf Lodge, Hotels.com, Budget, and more. Check out all the PTA Membership perks/discounts at https://www.txpta.org/member-perks
The Patriot Patio is open for lunch! Sign Up Here!
Click here to sign up:
Printable November Lunch Menu
Shepard Shirts Still On Sale!
Help treat our teachers!
The Shepard PTA provides lunches, snacks and treats for Shepard staff and teachers throughout the year. Help us keep them fueled this school year. Click here to donate! If you would like to treat a teacher or staff member personally and need ideas, you can find their birthdays as well as their favorite snacks and treats by going to Shepard's teacher directory.
Follow Shepard PTA on Facebook!
PTA Teacher Supply Closet
We are still accepting school supply donations. There is a marked bin in the front foyer for your child to put them in when they come to school. We appreciate your help in creating a supply closet for teachers to grab necessary supplies for our students throughout the year when items run low. You can find the list of items below.
There Are So Many Ways to Support Shepard Elementary
These are On-Going Fundraisers:
- Love Your Shepard PTA?: Make it official by joining today!
- Add AmazonSmile to your mobile Amazon App or shop at Smile.Amazon.com and choose Shepard as your charity of choice!
- Drop Donations in the World Wear Blue Bin. For a list of accepted donations click here.
- Support Shepard Elementary through Box Tops and the Coca-Cola Give program.
- Connect your Tom Thumb loyalty card to Shepard Elementary.
- Spirit wear, yard signs, and PTA Membership can be purchased all in one place, at the same time: at the Shepard PTA website.