Back to School!

August 14, 2018/ Week One at Shepard Elementary

A Message from Mrs. Bishop

Dear Shepard Families,

We have had a GREAT first two days of school! Your kids are excited and happy, and our teachers are enjoying their new students. I hope that you will join us for our parent information nights coming soon!

A few reminders for the beginning of the year. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:00 am at Shepard. The cafeteria serves breakfast and children are supervised in the gym or cafeteria starting at 7:00. School starts at 7:45 am. Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 7:45. I always tell parents that targeting 7:30 as a drop off time is great because it gives kids just enough time to walk to class, empty their backpacks, and take their seats before announcements begin.

Lastly, we email out this newsletter- The Patriot Post- every Tuesday that school is in session. (Sometimes it is on Wednesdays if I get really busy...) The Patriot Post is a service of the Shepard PTA. I'm only able to send out the newsletter the PTA members do all the hard work of drafting and compiling the newsletter. Nicole Bowman is our newsletter editor this year and she has done a great job of getting us up and running. Each week the newsletter will contain information about upcoming school events and often contains information to help build a school to home connection for our families. I hope you will take a few minutes each week to look it over.

It's going to be a great year at Shepard Elementary!


Kristin Bishop

Flex Your Volunteer Muscle with Tuesday Packets

We are a finely tuned machine at Shepard Elementary! We are looking for 4 AWESOME parent helpers to assist Kathy Sanavong in distributing Tuesday Packets each week.

Helpers will meet each Tuesday at 7:45 AM in the PTA room or Library to count, collate and staple packets to then be delivered to each classroom. If you are interested, please email Kathy at

3rd Grade Parent Info Night

Thursday, Aug. 16th, 6-7pm

Shepard Elementary Gym

Get your 3rd grade house in order!

4th Grade Parent Info Night

Thursday, Aug. 16th, 7-8pm

Shepard Elementary Gym

Learn about all things 4th grade!

PTA General Meeting

Friday, Aug. 17th, 7:45-8:15am

Shepard Elementary Cafeteria

Join your 2018-2019 PTA to learn about the great things we have planned for Shepard this school year!

Donuts and coffee will be provided.

2nd Grade Parent Info Night

Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 6-7pm

Shepard Elementary Library

Learn all the things about 2nd grade!

No school on September 3

There will be no school on September 3 so that we may all celebrate Labor Day and enjoy the long weekend!