Week At a Glance

~ Pershing Elementary ~

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May 2-6, 2016

Morning Duty - Perez/Lozano-Auditorium, J. Cea-Pena-Main Hall

Announcements - 4C


Monday, May2, 2016

  • STAAR Testing Meeting, 3:00 Library 3rd-4th grade teachers and support staff
  • Kinder SST Meeting - Review Retentions and updates from SST roster, 3:00 front office

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Istation EOY
  • 1st Grade SST Meeting - Review Retentions and updates from SST roster, 3:00 front office

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Coffee with the Principal, 8:00
  • Istation EOY
  • 2nd Grade SST Meeting - Review Retentions and updates from SST roster, 3:00 front office

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Istation EOY
  • Baylor Dentist, 8:30 am-2 pm Auditorium

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Free Jean Days in May with a School/College shirts for Staff!!
  • Baylor Dentist, 8:30 am-2 pm Auditorium

Pershing Pride Thanks!!

Juana Martinez for her professionalism, patience and her caring attitude. She is the first impression people have of us and our school, and she never disappoints. We could not function without her, literally!

Lilia Ross for her Pershing Pride! She advocates for all of us and goes above and beyond in getting donates for our school. She single handedly got all the donations for teacher appreciation week.

Angel Sitiriche for his commitment and his dedication to his students and to the team. He never says never and is always willing to lend a hand. We all are grateful that he handles textbooks and LPAC, as well as coaching our boys in soccer.

Sharonda Skelton for taking over the leadership of the cafeteria in the absence of a Café Manager. She has done an excellent job leading her team to feed our students and us.

Please email me anyone you want to acknowledge with a "SHOUT OUT" in the Month of May.

2016-2017 CONTRACTS

DISD-HCM will disseminate email notification for 2016-2017 contracts for eligible employees via Oracle Employee Self Service in May. Please make sure to:

  • electronically sign your contract within 2 weeks of when you receive it
  • contracts not signed within that time period will have employment offer from the district expire.

Also, if you are planning on resigning, please note that the last day to resign is July 8, 2016. After that the district will not release any employee from their 2016-2017 contact.

Teachers with expiring certification will receive a hold and will not be eligible to acknowledge their contract until certification is renewed.

  • to renew certification you must access your TEA TEAL account and follow the renewal process

Frequently asked questions and instructions can be found on the contracts home page


You may also email questions to contracts@dallasisd.org

I will be happy to help you with any questions too, :)

STAAR Countdown

Our 3rd-5th graders are beginning the last academic push before the STAAR test the second week of May. Teachers are maximizing every spare minute with reviews and small group instruction.

Ms. White and Ms. Totsuka will meet with teachers tomorrow for the required STAAR testing meeting in the library.

SST - EOY Meetings

This week and next I will be meeting with all grade levels to review students who have been discussed at SST meeting this school year.

  • Kinder-2nd this week
  • 3rd-5th next week

We will review progress, discuss retention and summer school. Please bring a copy of the 5th marking period report cards.

DISD policy states that a student must pass 3 of the 4 core content subjects in order to be promoted to the next grade level. Students who do not meet this criteria will be either retained or attend summer school, which we will host here at Pershing.

EOY Istation

PrK-2nd grade students will take the end-of-year Istation reading online this week. Classroom teachers are asked to complete this in class during your reading time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you have any questions please see Ms. Ray.

2nd -3rd Grade ONLY

We are happy to have Texas A&M-Baylor College of Dentistry on campus this week to provide our 2nd-3rd grade students with sealants thanks to our school nurse, Jawanna Hicks. Please know that this is the only opportunity our students have of getting any dental care. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

School Excellence Study

Pershing is one school that DISD has selected to participate in a study conducted by UPenn and the Wharton School. This is a confidential, voluntary, on-line survey and a follow-up to the survey they conducted with us last fall. Remember that this is the survey that gave each participant a $5 Starbucks gift card.

I will pass them out tomorrow at our meeting afterschool.

Spa Hand Treatment - For Your Working Hands!

Mi Cocina - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon


11 - Max Quiroz

19 - Linda Wells

19 - Mauricio Barragan