Panther Press

January 5, 2021

The Pershing Elementary Newsletter

Principal Message

Good Evening Pershing Families,

Happy New Year! As we near the middle of the school year, this is a great opportunity to reflect on our progress, set new goals and adjust our efforts. I shared a welcome back letter with students in the student materials that are available for pick-up tomorrow. Parents, for our students who are not quite independent readers just yet, please share this letter with your child.

January 6th, TOMORROW, Student Materials Pick-Up & The Golden Ticket!

We have randomly placed 24 Golden Tickets into student materials for the material pick-up, which takes place tomorrow, January 6th. In each class there will be one winner and there will be one student who will win the Big Prize! Students can only win if they pick-up materials on January 6th, so be sure to make time to pick-up your materials on the distribution date! To help provide flexibility, pick-up hours begin at 7a.m. and end at 5:30p.m. Check your materials before you leave because you may be a winner! The tickets are bright, bright yellow!


Tomorrow, January 6th, our PTO will be taking pictures of students and staff (waist up) if students come to materials pick-up. Get fancy, dress up and wear a mask! Masks will only be off very briefly for the photo. Pictures will be taken outside near the materials pick-up door under cover of the breezeway, socially distanced and non-contact, rain or shine!

If you or anyone in your household are not feeling well, have symptoms, or you or someone you have been exposed to has COVID, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS. If you have recently been tested for COVID and are waiting on results, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS. Instead, please contact our school office for support and we will work with you to get the student materials to your child. We will also work with you to get pictures taken on another date.

Yearbook: Yearbooks are on sale for $25 each. Reserve your yearbook now before they are not available! Visit Pershing's school code is: 13201221

For more upcoming events and important dates, please see the calendar list below. 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:

  • January 5: School resumes through Distance Learning
  • January 6: Student Materials Pick-Up, 7a.m. - 5:30p.m.
  • January 22: Progress Reports post online
  • January 18: No School, MLK Day
  • February 3: Student Materials Pick-Up, 7a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Buy a Yearbook Soon!

Yearbooks are on sale! Yearbooks are $20 each (base price), available online ONLY this year, and will increase to $25 each after 12/31. Visit soon! Pershing's school code is: 13201221

Please help us fill up our 2020-2021 School Yearbook!

Parents: Submit pictures of your Pershing students for specific themed pages of the yearbook by filling out this form! Click this button to learn more!

Click this button and become a Pershing PTO Member!

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

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.