Panther Press

September 13, 2020

The Pershing Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Evening Pershing Families!

Tomorrow evening, September 14th, at 6p.m. we will have our first PTO Meeting of the year, via Zoom. If you have not yet become a member of the PTO, please consider becoming a member today! Membership is now $10 per family. Visit the PTO store online to purchase a membership. Go to .

To join the PTO meeting on Zoom, either visit the PTO Facebook Page (you can be added to the private group once you are a paying member) or email Mrs. Shelton at anytime up to 1 hour before the meeting to have the Zoom link and password emailed to you. Parents must have a Zoom account to join any SJUSD Zoom meetings. Zoom accounts are free if you have your own email account.

School Site Council elections were postponed to this week. We have 3 open positions and 2 parents have been nominated. Parents, please vote as soon as possible by clicking this link: . Please vote for up to 3 candidates for the Pershing School Site Council. For more information about School Site Council, please visit: Voting takes place from Sunday, September 13th through Wednesday, September 16th ending at 8p.m.

If you have questions about PTO, School Site Council, or anything related to Distance Learning, please call us at 916-979-8076 or email me at


Mrs. Kendra Shelton

Principal, Pershing

Vote and Elect New School Site Council Parents

School Site Council elections were postponed to this week. We have 3 open positions and 2 parents who have been nominated. Parents, please vote as soon as possible by clicking this link:

Mark Your Calendars

Below are important events:

  • September 7: Labor Day (No School)
  • September 8: Student Materials Pick-Up for Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th/5th combo (no material pick-up for TK, K, 4th RL, 5th or 6th grades) (see schedule below)
  • September 13 - 16: School Site Council Elections (see form above to vote)
  • September 14: PTO Meeting, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. on Zoom
  • September 21: English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting at 6p.m. on Zoom
  • September 22: School Site Council Meeting at 7:15a.m. on Zoom
  • October 5: Non-Instructional Day (No School)
  • October 6 - 9: Progress Reports sent home for 1st - 6th grades
  • October 12: PTO Meeting, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. on Zoom
  • November 11: Veterans Day (No School)
  • November 13: No School (Teacher Work-Day)
  • November 16 - 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences Week

For the SJUSD School Year Calendar, go to:

Become a Pershing PTO Member Today!

Memberships are only $10 per Family this year! Join today!

View the Pershing PTO Newsletter here!

View the Pershing PTO Newsletter by clicking this button or the image below:

Want another way to follow SJUSD News?

Search in your mobile device’s app store for “San Juan Unified” to download the district app. You’ll be able to select Pershing, and with your parent pin and password, access student attendance, grades, report an absence and more!

SJUSD College and Career Week begins Sept. 14th!

For those families with older students, please check out the SJUSD College and Career Readiness resources and the upcoming College and Career Week information. It is never too soon to start thinking about what the future may hold!

Need Support for Distance Learning?

For questions specific to the district, visit San Juan's microsite ( designed to provide our community with the latest information about Fall 2020. Here you can find the latest district updates, details about the instructional options available to families, special education services during distance learning, as well as community resources available to support families.

For questions specific to Pershing, please contact our school office at 916-979-8076 or reach out to Principal Kendra Shelton or school secretary Elizabeth Danforth.