Panther Press

May 9, 2021

The Pershing Elementary Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Morning Pershing Families,


Happy Mother's Day to all the Pershing mothers! I hope Mother's Day is filled with appreciation and acknowledgment for all you do.


SJUSD Parent Survey: The Parent Survey has been extended out through Wednesday, May 12th. Please help us by providing feedback today! https://survey.k12insight.com/r/xeKW2F


School Site Council: Are you interested in supporting Pershing by becoming more involved? Please read the message below regarding School Site Council and consider running for a parent position. Deadline is this Wednesday, May 12th.


iReady Diagnostic Assessments Begin Wednesday, May 12th: Parents, please review this letter about the iReady Assessments that will replace state testing this spring. Students will have access to a "Help Desk" via Zoom, or can call the school office, for technical support. Please first direct questions to classroom teachers for assistance.


Pershing PTO Elections: Join us Monday, May 12th, at 6p.m. on Zoom to help plan the 2021-2022 school year! Our PTO Executive Board nominations for positions are open now. To nominate yourself to a position, go to: https://forms.gle/jpM7iwSXZtpP75wB9

  • President
  • Vice-President (President-Elect, begin in the VP role, then become President the year after)
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Those interested in a position are expected to attend the May 12th meeting for the election. For more information, please read the article below.


Parents, thank you again for hanging in there with us. Thank you for helping us to acknowledge our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our PTO did a great job with a special treat each day. We could not do this without your partnership! Have a great rest of your week.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Kendra Shelton

Principal

We Need You! School Site Council Open Positions - Elections Soon!

The Pershing School Site Council has open positions for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in running for a Parent Position on the School Site Council, please submit your information on this form no later than May 12th:

https://forms.gle/LYUqRigvjFk7QXPdA


We have four (4) open Parent Positions for next year.

Elections will run May 13th - 17th


For more information about School Site Council, please visit: https://www.sanjuan.edu/domain/1286 or email Mrs. Shelton at kendra.shelton@sanjuan.edu


The next School Site Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 18th at 7:15a.m. on Zoom.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

May 11: 6:30p.m. - San Juan Unified School Board Meeting


May 12: iReady Diagnostic Testing Begins for 3rd - 6th grade - READING (See information from teachers in your email and in Google Classroom)


May 12: School Site Council Nominations Deadline: https://forms.gle/LYUqRigvjFk7QXPdA


May 12: Pershing Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meets on Zoom at 6p.m.

https://sanjuan.zoom.us/j/83263215689?pwd=SHVJd0ZaaUVxa2lod2E3SEtnenlOUT09
Meeting ID: 832 6321 5689
Passcode: pto


May 13 - 17: School Site Council Elections


May 14: School Spirit Friday - Wear a positive message, bring one to share out loud to your class, or wear Green or Gold/Yellow!


May 16 - 22: Classified Staff Employee Association Appreciation Week!


May 18: School Site Council Meeting 7:15a.m. - 8a.m. on Zoom


May 19: iReady Diagnostic Testing for 3rd - 6th grade - MATH (See information from teachers in your email and in Google Classroom)


May 25: PTO Family Dinner Night at Smashburger, 11a.m. - 9p.m.


May 31: PTO Family Dinner Night at Panda Express - All Day! Just share the flier before you order!


May 31: Memorial Day - No School


June 8: Last Day of School!

Parents: Visit the New Pershing PTO Website, Buy Photos, Get Gear and More!

Please visit the newly designed Pershing PTO website at www.pershingpto.com and learn all about the incredible Pershing PTO!


Join us Monday, May 12th, at 6p.m. on Zoom to help plan the 2021-2022 school year! Our PTO Executive Board nominations for positions are open now. To nominate yourself to a position, go to: https://forms.gle/jpM7iwSXZtpP75wB9

President

Vice-President (President-Elect, begin in the VP role, then become President the year after)

Treasurer

Secretary

Those interested in a position are expected to attend the May 12th meeting for the election.


Earlier this year our amazing PTO Executive Board took pictures of students for our yearbook. If you were interested in purchasing a picture of your child and your child's photo was taken at school, or at Pecan Park, go to www.pershingpto.com to order your child's picture. If you buy a PTO membership, your pictures will be included with the membership!


Lastly, what does the PTO need to be successful? Just a few people willing to help out with different committees and tasks throughout the year. It is never too late to get involved! When you are a member, we can reach out to you for help when needed. You do not have to attend every monthly meeting to be an active PTO member! If you are interested in helping out the PTO, please become a member. We will send out a survey to all parents and PTO members soon asking for new ideas, for skills, interests and availability to help with different tasks to support our school and children. Become a member today!


If you have questions, please email: pershingptoprez@gmail.com

Support our school with a simple PTO membership!

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

Need Panther Gear? Need a Panther Mask?

Go to https://www.pershingpto.com/panther-den/

to order a shirt, hat or mask today!

Is your child reading enough? Check out a library book!

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

Have you signed the Family Compact electronically?

Please click here to sign the Family Compact (page 5 of the Welcome Packet) here.