Pershing Elementary News February

Pershing Elementary 2020-2021

Important Dates to Know

  • Valentine Parties will be Friday, February 12th
  • No School, February 15th
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Kindergarten Prep

K-Prep is for children that will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2021. Fun, age-appropriate activities will be provided to focus on Kindergarten readiness. K-prep will provide children an opportunity to get used to the layout of their school, as well as get to know some of their future classmates.


To ensure safety during this event we can only have one adult attend with each upcoming kindergarten child. No siblings at this time. Adults and children are required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer while at school. Thank you for understanding.


Come and join Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. Owensby for some fun, hands-on learning activities to help your child get ready for Kindergarten. Our next K-Prep night is February 23rd from 6-7 PM in Room 247. Come in the north Pershing Elementary doors.


With the challenges of Covid 19 we will offer a Virtual option. If you choose virtual you will need to email a link request to either blfrazier@spsmail.org or Keowensby@spsmail.org and we will send you a zoom link for the event. We will do our best to share the Kindergarten Prep event with you virtually in real time with the seated option. In person is really best for this age child and we have taken extra precautions to keep you and your child safe. We understand that some families may choose the virtual option and we will do our best to keep your child engaged and excited about Kindergarten over the link.

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Pershing Nurse News

  • Please continue to keep your child home if they have any symptoms of illness. If you are not sure in a particular situation, please keep your child home on that day and call the school nurse for guidance on whether you can bring your child to school or not. Call the nurses with any questions: 523-2430

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Library News!

In Pershing’s library, we strive to represent the diversity of our student body. We are determined to ensure that all students have access to high-quality books that can serve as mirrors to our diverse population and that can serve as windows into people’s lives that may not be just like ours. Since February is Black History Month, we hope that you will help us encourage our students to select books from our displays celebrating Black lives.

Library classes for February:

  • K-2 – Students will learn about finding books at their “addresses”.

  • 3-5 – Students will be working on Book Trailer projects.


Angie Cox

Pershing K-8

Library Media Specialist

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Technology Support

Website/apps of the Month

Kid.scholastic.com

This website is a great website for children. On this website you can find book previews and recommendations. On this website you can also find their online games and community in Scholastic Home Base. Home Base is a SAFE, free, 3D interactive world dedicated to keeping kids engaged with favorite stories through book-based games, live author events, and a large community of readers. You can access Home Base through the Scholastic kids website or as an app through your app store.

Megan Ebert

Pershing Elementary

Instructional Technologist

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Why join PTA?

The Pershing PTA advocates for the students and teachers of Pershing Elementary. This organization supports Pershing teachers through classroom grants, back to school gifts, providing meals during back to school and parent-teacher conference times. Our PTA provides funds for class field trips, and hosts many family events.


It costs $10.00 to join PTA. You are not obligated to donate your time just because you sign up. This small amount of money quickly adds up to support our small school. Grandparents and other family members are welcome to join and support the PTA! Each dollar goes toward Pershing Elementary.


Our Pershing PTA would love your involvement as much as you wish to help. This is a great way to show your child you support their school.


If you wish to know more just ask a PTA Board Member!

President.......................................... Michelle Houghton

Vice President................................... Kate Andrews

Treasurer ..........................................Kristy Bork

Secretary.......................................... Heather Johansen

Fundraising....................................... Brandi VanAntwerp

Membership..................................... Lisa Schultheis

Communicate with Middle School...... Jason Steingraber

Teacher Rep...................................... Brandi Frazier

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