Panther Press

December 13, 2020

The Pershing Elementary Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Afternoon Pershing Families,

The Pershing Staff and I want to extend a huge thank you for all your support throughout 2020. As we near the end of this tumultuous year, we want you to know how incredibly grateful we are for the opportunity to teach your children. Despite the format and challenges of distance learning, there have been many bright moments. For those who have leaned into the challenges with us, we have grown and learned more than we thought possible in this remote format.

The Golden Ticket: For a little fun, we will randomly place 24 Golden Tickets into student materials on January 6th. In each class there will be one winner and there will be one student who will win the Big Prize! Students can only win if they pick-up materials on January 6th, so be sure to make time to pick-up your materials on the distribution date! To help, pick-up hours begin at 7a.m. and end at 5:30p.m. and you can come anytime. Check your materials before you leave because you may be a winner!

Tonight is the final night of our PTO Family Dinner Nights at Old Spaghetti Factory! Be sure to call in your pick-up order tonight and support our Pershing PTO! For more information, please view the flyer below.

For information regarding San Juan Unified School District's Path to Return In Person, please visit: or visit the Weekly COVID Updates provided by SJUSD.

For a copy of San Juan Unified School District's Campus Safe Re-opening Procedures and Guidance, please visit: San Juan COVID Guidance

Yearbook: Yes, we will have a yearbook this year! They are still $20 each until the end of this month, then the cost increases to $25. To buy your yearbook now, visit Pershing's school code is: 13201221

For more upcoming events and important dates, please see the calendar list below. If you have questions, please call us at 916-979-8076 or email me at


Mrs. Kendra Shelton

Principal, Pershing

Mark Your Calendars

Below are important events:

Click this button and become a Pershing PTO Member!

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

Buy a Yearbook Soon!

Yearbooks are on sale! Yearbooks are $20 each (base price), available online ONLY this year, and will increase to $25 each after 12/31. Visit soon! Pershing's school code is: 13201221

Please help us fill up our 2020-2021 School Yearbook!

Parents: Submit pictures of your Pershing students for specific themed pages of the yearbook by filling out this form! Click this button to learn more!

Check-out Library Books from Pershing

Click this button to be redirected to learn how to check-out library books from Pershing for your child!

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.