April 18, 2022
Hello Pershing Families!
Welcome back to school after spring break! I hope that your family was able to enjoy some quality time together. While we were away on break, we learned that our Pershing PTO has secured the commitment from Home Depot to purchase materials and help us build our new garden beds! Join us May 1st to help put our new garden beds together. We will then be able to start planning, planting, and building upon the many opportunities a school garden will entail. More information on how to sign-up to help will be coming soon!
We have a little more than 7 weeks of school remaining for the year and many important events coming up. For those with students transitioning to Andrew Carnegie Middle School next year, you are invited to attend an "Articulation" Meeting to sign-up for classes and have questions answered:
Tuesday, 4/19 from 5p.m. - 6p.m. - New incoming 6th Graders (current 5th graders)
Wednesday, 4/20 from 5 - 6p.m. - New incoming 7th Graders (current 6th graders)
5th Graders begin CAASPP testing tomorrow, 4/19, with the California Science Test. Please remember to be on time, to get plenty of rest, and to try your best on the test, Panthers! You've got this!
Thank you to all who participated in the Kids Heart Challenge! Pershing raised at least $8451.37 for the American Heart Association. We will soon share out which class had the highest participation and which students will be blasting Mr. Silberman with the color blast for raising more than $200! Way to go, Pershing Team!
COVID-19 Information: For updated health related safety protocols, please visit the SJUSD District's COVID-19 Guide: https://www.sanjuan.edu/quarantine. We provide free testing for students, staff, and cleared volunteers almost every morning before school. Please arrive by 7:30a.m. to test at our school for free (students, staff, and cleared volunteers only) and be sure the person is registered at www.sanjuan.edu/preregister.
For those who did not sign up for their child to take home the free COVID-19 test kits for screening purposes, we still have them available, 1 per student, for pick-up in the school office by parents only.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please reach out. 916-979-8076, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Kendra Shelton
Calendar of Upcoming Events
7:30am. - 8a.m. - Available Daily: Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for Students/Staff (Register to test at www.sanjuan.edu/preregister)
Yearbook Sales Continue! Go to https://buytheyearbook.com and put in code "705636"
April 19: School Site Council at 7:15a.m. in person in Room 3 and on Zoom (Hybrid option)
Meeting ID: 847 4317 1265 Passcode: SSC
April 20: PTO Meeting - HYBRID format! Join us at 6p.m. in the library, or join us on Zoom! We will be accommodating both formats this month.
Meeting ID: 884 9859 6633 Passcode: PTO
April 25: Mom's Night Out at Kork, 11771 Fair Oaks Blvd. 5 - 8p.m. (Capacity limited to 35 adults at a time & Dad's are welcome, too!) - RSVP on Pershing Facebook page today! 20% of proceeds will go back to the Pershing PTO!
April 29: PTO Bingo Night - Adult Fun Fundraiser!
May 1: Pershing PTO Garden Build Day! Join us Sunday with your gloves and elbow grease to build 4 new large garden beds in two key locations on the Pershing campus. More information will be sent out soon, along with a sign-up to let us know you will be helping.
May 1: Fair Oaks Sun Run "The Chicken Run" - with San Juan Education Foundation: All proceeds will benefit the San Juan Education Foundation & San Juan Unified! Participants can raise money for our school by joining our school's team! Sign up visit FairOaksSunRun.com or call 916-979-8937 if you have questions.
May 13: District-wide Elementary Track and Field Event
for 3rd - 6th grades, 4 - 8p.m.
To learn more, visit https://sites.google.com/sanjuan.edu/elementarytrackmeet/home
Location: 9010 Pershing Avenue, Orangevale, CA, USA