Patriot Post 08.10.2022

Brought to You by Shepard Elementary and the Shepard PTA

In this week's edition...

  • Message from Mrs. Bishop
  • Calendar
  • How to find your teacher's name in Parent Portal
  • Family To Do List
  • What to expect for the 2022-23 School Year
  • Enrollment info for new students- tell your neighbors!
  • Who is my teacher?????
  • Registration Forms to be completed before school starts- all students, returning and new!
  • Meet the Teacher Event!
  • Parent Information Meeting Nights
  • Plano ISD Back to School Event
  • What's for lunch?
  • Shepard Sock Hop- our favorite family event is back!
  • PTA Updates

Message from Mrs. Bishop

Hi, Shepard Families!


We had a great first day of school! Lots of smiles and laughter- it was so great to have kids back in the building!


Thank you all for your patience at dismissal today. We are working on teaching the kids our new carpool process, but things will be all smoothed out in a couple of days.


Your children may have mentioned that we are closing and locking all grade level and classroom doors this year. This allows us to provide the most secure learning environment for your child. With our bathrooms located outside our grade levels, we are teaching students the process to return to the grade level safely. Please check out the Plano ISD Back to School Plan at https://www.pisd.edu/backtoschoolplan The Back to School Plan includes safety measures, including locked instructional areas as well as Covid-19 protocols.


Please see the schedule below for Parent Information Meetings.


We are looking forward to a great Day 2 tomorrow!


Sincerely,

Kristin Bishop

Shepard Elementary Principal

469.752.3110

kristin.bishop@pisd.edu

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

August

11| 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades Parent Information Night- see details below

12| PTA General Meeting 8:00 AM in the Cafeteria

15| 4th, and 5th Grades Parent Information Night- see details below


September

2| Student Holiday- No School

5| Labor Day/ Student and Staff Holiday- No School

8| Shepard PTA Sock Hop- Family Event! 6 - 7:30 pm

29| School Picture Day


October

10| Student and Staff Holiday- No School

11| Parent Teacher Conference Day/Student Holiday- No School

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Parent Information Meeting Nights

As a parent, you will have an opportunity to attend a face to face Parent Information Night Meeting where the teachers share information about procedures and processes in your child's grade level. If you cannot attend, the teachers will make all information available virtually.


This year, each grade level will offer a single information session, but none of the grade levels will overlap!


Thursday, August 11- Cafeteria

1st Grade will meet at 5:30 pm

2nd Grade will meet at 6:15 pm

3rd Grade will meet at 7:00 pm


Monday, August 15- Cafeteria

4th Grade will meet at 6:00 pm

5th Grade will meet at 6:45 pm

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School Supply Lists!

Please visit the Shepard Elementary webpage here to view and print your child's School Supply List: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/27837
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School Lunch Prices

2022-2023 Meal Prices


Effective August 10, 2022


  • The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the last school year has expired.
  • Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits.



Student Breakfast for elementary students is $1.75

Student Lunch for elementary students is $2.85

Adult lunch costs have not been determined.


We will post a link to menus once they are available. Man, I miss those chicken nuggets!


Click here to see information about the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program Eligibility for 2022. School breakfast and lunches are no longer free for all students. https://www.pisd.edu/Page/3848

Printable August Lunch Menu

*Note menus will possibly need to be updated periodically to account for supply shortages. You can see any menu updates and manage your child's account at School Cafe. Download the current lunch calendar below.
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First General PTA Meeting Friday, 8/12 at 8am

We'd love for you to join us at the first PTA Meeting of the year! It will be this Friday, Aug.12th at 8am in the school cafeteria. We will go over what we have planned for the new school year and you can meet the new officers and committee chairs. This would be a great time to make introductions as well if you'd like to start getting more involved. Hope to see you there!

Join Shepard PTA

It’s that time again to JOIN THE SHEPARD PTA. Just CLICK HERE. By being a PTA member, you're helping to support all the PTA sponsored events (field trips, sock hop, field day, etc.), teachers, and students at Shepard. You can volunteer as little or as much as you want. If you sign up by the end of August, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some Shepard swag! We will do our best to keep you updated here on how and when you can get involved. *Note* your membership must be renewed each year.

P.S. You can even get amazing discounts at Great Wolf Lodge, Walt Disney and car rentals!

Calling All Volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering for anything at school this year (field trip chaperone, library volunteer, special events, etc), please go ahead and complete the PISD volunteer application and background check now. Register at Plano.Voly.org.


You can email our VP of Volunteers, Lauren Roberson at Roberson.lauren@gmail.com to let her know you are/might be interested in volunteering.

Annual Shepard Sock Hop

It's back!! Please mark your calendars September 8th at 6pm for the first PTA sponsored family event of the year. This family event will be in the school gym for all students accompanied by a parent. Kids enjoy dressing up in '50s style clothing at school that day and at the party. There will be a photo booth, dancing and popsicles. We will also be hosting a supply drive that night for all grades if you would like to donate a school supply at the door (list of supplies needed coming soon).
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New '22-'23 Shepard Merch

The Shepard PTA Merch Team has outdone themselves this year! We have brand new school shirts, yard signs, and even Croc jibitz for sale at all grade level parent information sessions. Below you can see the images that will be on the two different shirts. Later this week they will be on our website for sale so don't worry if you can't snag one in person.
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Patriot Dads and Watch D.O.G.S.

Patriot Dads is a group that is focused on building community, motivating one another, strengthening families, and encouraging student engagement. You will often see us on Friday mornings at drop off cheering on the kids, but we also have other social events and opportunities in which to get involved. To learn more, email shepardpatriotdads@gmail.com


We are in the process of kickstarting the Watch D.O.G.S. program and are looking for male volunteers who would be willing to spend a full day at the school once or twice a year. Volunteers would serve in their child's class, help with specials, and assist teachers and administration. If you are interested or would like to know more, please fill out this form.

PISD School Events

There Are So Many Ways to Support Shepard Elementary:


  • Love Your Shepard PTA?: Make it official by joining today!
  • Add AmazonSmile to your mobile Amazon App!
  • Drop Donations in the World Wear Project. For a list of accepted donations click here.
  • Support Shepard Elementary through Box Tops and the Coca-Cola Give program.
  • Connect your Tom Thumb loyalty card to Shepard Elementary
  • PTA membership, spirit wear and yard signs can be purchased all in one place, at the same time: at the Shepard PTA website.
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