Pershing Updates

May 10, 2020

Good Evening Pershing Families,

Happy Mother's Day to all! I hope this Sunday evening finds each of you healthy and safe.

Thank you for all the support and help in making Teacher Appreciation Week special for our staff. Thank you, especially to our PTO members, Amy Stockett, Krystal Roraback and Elizabeth Danforth, who helped to deliver flowers, messages and gifts to our 40 instructional team members! If you didn't see the link on Facebook to the message from our students and families, it is posted below. Thank you to everyone who tried to send in their message. Technology can be quite a challenge! I received over 130 messages, pictures, cards, videos and audio messages and tried to make sure they were all included. The teachers have expressed that your kind words, cards, flowers and messages mean the world to them. Working with your children each day in person was the reward before shelter-in-place... Your kindness has helped them to see they continue to make a difference!

Distance Learning Continues

As a staff, we are working together to monitor and track who may need extra support, whether that means a phone call to talk through a process, technology support, an adjustment in assignments or a connection to a resource. We highly value flexibility during this time as we know that every situation is unique. If you need a phone call, a check-in, someone to problem solve with you, I’m here, along with our office staff, instructional assistants and your child’s teacher, to try to provide the support you need. Reach out to me at when or if you need your team! If I haven’t responded in a timely manner, please email again and be sure to “cc” your child’s teacher on the email.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are being mailed to my home first. When they arrive, we will work with the District to see if they are ready with an update for pick-up of student's personal classroom items so we may coordinate both to occur at the same time. We have a little more than 50 yearbooks that will be available for purchase for $20 each for those who did not preorder. We hope to use an online store through the District so please do not attempt to send in requests at this time. I will email out an update this week.

Countdown to summer! Keep Trying! The end is in sight! We have (according to the Kindergarten Team), letters F through Z in the ABC Countdown to Summer to get through until the last day of school! We can do it, Pershing! As one of my student-mentors tells me, tell yourself, "I can do hard things!" Keep reading, keep getting on those Zoom meetings, keep writing and keep trying! When you need a break, take one, but remember, you got this!

Have a great start to the week!


Mrs. Kendra Shelton, Pershing Principal

Pershing Teacher Appreciation 2020

District COVID-19 Updates & Educational Resources

Don't forget about the following resources:

SJUSD Family Resource Hub:

For more information, click the link below or visit the SJUSD Family Hub Tour video below this letter. The Family Hub and COVID-19 webpages are updated regularly.

Need internet access so your child can participate in learning? Click here

Visit the San Juan Unified School District website for up-to-date resources.

Pershing Teacher Contact Information: Click Here