Panther Press

October 6, 2020

The Pershing Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Afternoon Pershing Families!

Student Materials Distribution

October Student Materials Distribution continues today, 7:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. in the multi-purpose room. If you did not pick-up your Kindergartner's materials last week, please come by today, as well. TK, 1st, 2nd, Mrs. Bayliss' combo class, Mrs. Chahal, Mrs. Holland, Mr. Fullmer, Mrs. Allan and 6th grade all have materials for pick-up. If you are not sure, please review messages and updates from your child's teacher. Come anytime in between the hours of 7:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. If you miss the pick-up window today, then please come tomorrow between 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m. when the office is open, or email me to make an arrangement. Thank you!

Trimester 1 Progress Reports on Parent Portal this Friday

The Trimester 1 Progress Reports will be available for parents to review with students this Friday, October 9th on the Parent Portal. For directions, please view the pdfs found below (available in English, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian). If you have questions, or need the Progress Report printed, please contact our school office.

Spirit Week

In 2 weeks we will have a Spirit Week with themes for each day for students to participate. Be on the look out for the schedule coming soon!

If you have questions, please call us at 916-979-8076 or email me at


Mrs. Kendra Shelton

Principal, Pershing

Mark Your Calendars

Below are important events:
  • October 6: Student Materials Pick-Up (TK, 1st - 6th grades in the Multi-Purpose Room) 7:30a.m. - 5:30p.m.
  • October 9: Progress Reports available on Parent Portal for 1st - 6th grades
  • October 12: PTO Meeting, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. on Zoom
  • October 13: School Site Council - 7:15a.m. on Zoom
  • October 20: School Site Council (tentative) - 7:15a.m. on Zoom
  • October 24: PTO Family Dinner Night at Chipotle 4p.m. - 8p.m.
  • November 11: Veterans Day - No School
  • November 12: PTO Meeting, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. on Zoom
  • November 13: No School (Teacher Work-Day)
  • November 16 - 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences Week
  • November 17: School Site Council - 7:15a.m. on Zoom

For the SJUSD School Year Calendar, go to:

Become a Pershing PTO Member Today!

Memberships are only $10 per Family this year! Join today!

Pershing PTO Family Dinner Nights Are Back!

Join us by buying your family dinner at Chipotle (you can order online and eat at home) on October 24th, anytime between 4p.m. - 8p.m. Use the Promo Code: R7CDAV3

Do make it count! Four ways to guarantee your purchases count:

  • Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying
  • Show the cashier a paper flyer prior to paying
  • Order online and pickup Chipotle for our fundraiser by using the Promo Code R7CDAV3 on the Chipotle app or website.
  • Please note that fundraiser online ordering is only valid through pickup during our fundraiser’s scheduled date, time, and assigned restaurant. Ordering delivery for fundraisers is not permitted at this time.

Click the flyer below for more details!

Check-out Library Books from Pershing

Click this button to be redirected to learn how to check-out library books from Pershing for your child!

Need Support for Distance Learning?

For questions specific to the district, visit San Juan's microsite ( designed to provide our community with the latest information about Fall 2020. Here you can find the latest district updates, details about the instructional options available to families, special education services during distance learning, as well as community resources available to support families.

For questions specific to Pershing, please contact our school office at 916-979-8076 or reach out to Principal Kendra Shelton or school secretary Elizabeth Danforth.