Panther Press

August 23, 2021

The Pershing Elementary Newsletter

Principal Message

Hello Pershing Families,

The start of every school year includes many different activities and practices to help everyone learn the same routines and procedures. One fun activity we hold at Pershing is our Playground Assembly for 1st - 3rd, and 4th - 6th grades. This past week we successfully held two sessions of our annual Playground Assembly, which includes eight stations where staff teach students how to play different games and use our playground equipment safely with agreed upon rules. Ensuring students have a shared understanding of how we play together helps to prevent conflict and makes it easier for students to join in on activities. Staff did a great job leading these stations and will continue to review different games periodically throughout the year.

Back-to-School-Night is this Wednesday!

Parents are asked to join our teachers on Zoom this Wednesday, August 25th, to hear important information about classroom routines, expectations, supports, communication and more. Please watch for an email from your child's teacher with the Zoom link for Back-to-School Night.

6p.m. - Kindergarten through 3rd grade

6:45p.m. - 4th through 6th grade


Please remember that Wednesday, is an alternative dismissal time at 12:25p.m. Students who need lunch may pick one up in the cafeteria, and will eat it outside the classroom with supervision. We do not have a regular lunch or lunch recess on Alternative Dismissal days. Students are encouraged to eat lunch when they return home or to their after school programs. Students may always bring a snack for morning recess and are encouraged to do so, especially on alternative dismissal days.

Reminder: Please Label Student Personal Items

Please be sure to label everything with your child's name and room number: lunch boxes, backpacks, inside masks, water bottles, and jackets. When we have a name, we return it quickly!

Please also send your child to school with an extra mask, when possible, as masks often break or need to be swapped out if dirty. Thank you!

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership! If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 916-979-8076. Thank you!


Mrs. Kendra Shelton


Calendar of Upcoming Events

August 25:

Alternative Schedule Day!

  • Dismissal at 12:25p.m. for Kindergarten through 6th grades.
  • Dismissal at 11:30a.m. for TK every day of the school year.

***Limited lunch served for students who request a lunch***

Back-to-School Night

  • 6p.m. - TK/Kindergarten through 3rd grades
  • 6:45p.m. - 4th - 6th grades

* Teachers will send Zoom link information to parents' email accounts. Please be sure your email address is updated on the Parent Portal:

August 27:

School Spirit Day: Wear Your Favorite Character T-Shirt Day! (Thank you, Mrs. Zimbelman's TK class for this school spirit idea!)

September 6: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL