Pershing Elementary News March

Pershing Elementary 2020-2021

Important Dates to Know

  • Reading Challenges - Now until March 11th! Encourage your child to be reading!
  • Dr. Seuss Spirit Week - March 1-March 5!
  • Explore Registration begins in March!
  • STEAM ENGINE Fundraiser begins March 1!
  • No School, March 12- 19 SPRING BREAK!
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Spirit Week

  • March 1: Cat in the Hat, Wear a hat to school!
  • March 2: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, Wear a shirt you can read!
  • March 3: If I Ran The Zoo!, Bring your favorite stuffed animal to your Zoom! If you do not have Zoom that day, send a picture of you reading to your favorite stuffed animal to your teacher!
  • March 4: Sleep Book, Wear your pajamas to school!
  • March 5: My Many Colored Days, Wear as many colors as you can!
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STEAM ENGINE Fundraiser begins March 1!

Our school is thrilled to partner with STEAM Engine! presented by Power of Purpose (Pop!)

STEAM Engine! is all about equality, positive vibes, and helping students believe in themselves and their ability to help others. We also reward them with some incredible prizes and a bunch of amazing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math supplies for our kids! 🙌 😃 #pop #powerofpurpose #steamengine #STEAM #STEM #empoweredkidschangetheworld #schoolsrule #makeadifference


  • This fundraiser supports our Pershing PTA, Classroom needs, Family events, and Field Trips!
  • There is no selling of product, it is a donation based fundraiser!
  • We love our students! We love our school! We want to do wonderful things here at Pershing Elementary. We hope you can help us by participating in this fundraiser!
  • Golden Tickets will come home on Monday, they are due back on Tuesday. This is super easy, only takes 10 minutes!
  • Prizes for returning the Golden Ticket and completing the Online Form are: High 5 Phone Holder + Monster Hat + Glow-In-The-Dark Squish Ball!
  • On Tuesday a random participating student will win an IPAD!!!!
  • On Thursday a random participating student will win a Mini Fridge stuffed with cash!
  • On Friday another random participating student will win a Mini Fridge stuffed with cash!
  • This fundraiser ends on March 11th.
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Explore Summer School

This summer, Explore will offer students exciting opportunities to pursue their unique interests and passions. Each day will be packed with engaging, relevant and personal learning opportunities, including free Artworks classes.


There will be two sessions of Explore. Session I is scheduled for June 7-30. Session II will be held July 7-30.


Students in grades 3 through 8 have the opportunity to enroll in free Artworks classes at two locations—Cowden Elementary School or Sequiota Elementary School.


Elementary students will attend Explore classes Monday through Friday from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (except Pershing, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Registration for elementary students begins March 4.


Middle school students will attend Explore classes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration for middle school students begins March 3.


High school students may register for Explore classes beginning March 1.


Register for Explore classes at www.sps.org/Explore.

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Pershing Nurse News

  • Please continue to keep your child home if they have any symptoms of illness. If you are not sure in a particular situation, please keep your child home on that day and call the school nurse for guidance on whether you can bring your child to school or not. Call the nurses with any questions: 523-2430

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Library News!

Genre Race!

Pershing students grades 3-8 will be letting us know which genre is the best by reading books and turning in forms to “fuel” their racecar. The race ends on March 11. Participants who back the winning genre will get special checkout privileges for the rest of March and their choice of a scratch-n-sniff bookmark. The winning genre will be showcased throughout April.


Angie Cox

Pershing K-8

Library Media Specialist

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Technology Support

Website/apps of the Month:


Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on our website or download the app. There are three Teach Your Monster to Read games to play, covering 2 years of the reading journey.

Megan Ebert

Pershing Elementary

Instructional Technologist

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Why join PTA?

The Pershing PTA advocates for the students and teachers of Pershing Elementary. This organization supports Pershing teachers through classroom grants, back to school gifts, providing meals during back to school and parent-teacher conference times. Our PTA provides funds for class field trips, and hosts many family events.


It costs $10.00 to join PTA. You are not obligated to donate your time just because you sign up. This small amount of money quickly adds up to support our small school. Grandparents and other family members are welcome to join and support the PTA! Each dollar goes toward Pershing Elementary.


Our Pershing PTA would love your involvement as much as you wish to help. This is a great way to show your child you support their school.


If you wish to know more just ask a PTA Board Member!

President.......................................... Michelle Houghton

Vice President................................... Kate Andrews

Treasurer ..........................................Kristy Bork

Secretary.......................................... Heather Johansen

Fundraising....................................... Brandi VanAntwerp

Membership..................................... Lisa Schultheis

Communicate with Middle School...... Jason Steingraber

Teacher Rep...................................... Brandi Frazier

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