April 4, 2018

Brought to you by the Shepard Elementary PTA

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From our Principal

Dear Shepard Families,

Our Shepard PTA is sponsoring this Spring’s Color Run on April 13. We are so excited that our campus will directly benefit from the fundraising efforts of the PTA’s Color Run. The teachers have put together a list of instructional materials and technology that we can use to enhance our instructional program. PTA would like to purchase from this list along with a list of supplies we wish to add to our STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) Lab.

Some information about the Color Run has come home in your child’s folder and there is information included below in this newsletter. I hope you will consider supporting the Shepard Elementary PTA and kids by contributing to the Color run.


Kristin Bishop

Elementary Transfer Requests

The On Line Numbering System for ELEMENTARY transfer requests will be available beginning April 9 at 6:30 am.

Parents must log in beginning April 9 to receive a number to hold a place in line for them on the April 16 transfer day.

Click here for more information.

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PTA Meeting, Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.

PTA would love your help in creating a surplus to provide some gifts to school and technology additions to our STREAM lab.

Our budget for the year was provided by the Monster Mash; this is PTA trying to go above and beyond to provide items that have not been able to be purchased until now. More information will come at the General Meeting before the 1st grade program on April 5th.

You’ll also have the chance to meet the slated PTA Board for the 2018-2019 school year. Meeting will start early at 5:30

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PEE WEE Patriots, Friday, April 6, 11:30 a.m.

Your incoming student will learn how to be a Shepard Patriot as they get ready to begin their kindergarten year and meet the kindergarten staff.

You will receive helpful enrollment and curriculum information to prepare you and your child for beginning the kindergarten experience.

Bring a picture ID to check-in.

Friday, April 6


Click here for more information and to complete your form.

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2nd Annual Shepard Color Run + Family Picnic | Friday April 13

Shepard Color Run & Family Picnic | April 13 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM Any classrooms with 100% of their kids registered online will get an extra 15 minutes of recess. It only takes one minute and it's free to do!

We are getting closer to our first school wide award...Once we hit $5,000, we will declare a WEAR YOUR PJs TO SCHOOL DAY!

As a reminder, this year we have paired the Color Run with the Family Picnic so mark your calendars for a fun Friday night at the school. After the run we'll have games, bounce houses and delicious pizza from Domino's.

With your help we hope to raise $20,000 to support teacher driven initiatives that benefit our awesome Shepard kids! A flyer about the event was sent home so please take a moment to review it.

Shepard Color Run & Family Picnic | April 13 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM

You can also visit the Color Run page here.

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Order Your Pizza for the Family Picnic by April 11

Order online through Shepard PTA website

1 Large Dominos Pizza (cheese or pepperoni) = $10

* You must log in to access the order form *

Pick up at Shepard when picnic starts.

Orders will be taken until Wednesday, April 11th!

Kona Ice and Water will be available for purchase on site.

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It's Box Tops Spring Collection Drive!

Start collecting your Box Tops again for the Spring contest!

Place Box Tops in a baggie with your child's name and grade on it.

There will be a popcorn party for the grade level with the most Box Tops!

Box Tops are due May 18.

Thank you for always supporting Shepard and our PTA!

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2018-19 School Supply Packs on Sale Now

The Shepard Elementary PTA is proud to offer parents the opportunity to pre-purchase a complete package of school supplies customized by our Shepard teachers.

Each package includes everything your child will need: agenda books, pencil bags, binders, folders, hand wipes, etc.

Purchase NOW through June 24, 2018.

Your child's school supplies will be waiting for them in their classroom at our Meet the Teacher event in August.

Login to purchase.

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Reserve your Shepard Elementary School yearbook online today!

Click here to reserve a yearbook!

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Free Parenting Classes from Plano ISD

There are many series coming up, including sessions about parenting strong-willed children, parenting children with ADHD, and grandparents raising grandchildren. We will also have four parenting classes here at Shepard this year.

You can find more information and other free classes being offered by the district at: www.pisd.edu/parentworkshops

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the counselor, Mrs. Christenson, at 469-752-3115 or erin.christenson@pisd.edu

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5 1st Grade Program; General PTA Mtg 5:30 pm

6 PTA Executive Board Mtg 9:15 am

6 PEE WEE Patriots 11:30 am

13 PTA Color Run and Family Picnic


3 Choir Musical; General PTA Mtg 6 pm

4 Choir Musical

28 Student and teacher holiday

31 Kinder Graduation; Class End of Year Party Day; 5th Grade Graduation Party


1 Last Day of School; Early Release 12 pm

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Shop and Give Back!

At smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Shepard Elementary.

Here's how:

Login to Amazon via this link https://smile.amazon.com

And then choose PTA Texas Congress 7434 Shepard Elementary PTA

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Tom Thumb's Good Neighbor Program: Another Way to Give Back!

Tom Thumb will pay 1% of our members' total grocery purchases to Shepard Elementary. The amount of the check depends on the amount of our supporters' total purchases.

Click here to sign up give back to Shepard Elementary. Use Shepard Elementary School PTA vendor #: 228023

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Sign up for Text Messages from Shepard Elementary

(standard text message charges apply)

Helpful Online Links

Online Federal Meal Application

Sign Up for Plano ISD eNews

Plano ISD Food and Nutrition Services

Click here for School Menus

Pre-pay here for School Meals at PayPams

Register here for PASAR (Paid After School Care located at Shepard)

To submit content for the Shepard Elementary PTA Patriot Post, email Teresa Thomas at tecthomas1972@gmail.com.

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