Join the International Club – Sept. 27

All students are welcome to join Pershing’s International Club!

Our first monthly meeting will be Friday, September 27, 2019 in Mrs. Hoey’s Room 233, 8:00-8:25. This year we have plans to raise funds to collaborate with the ESL Dept. and help host the International Thanksgiving Feast. Other planned activities are to invite our Pershing community to share their cultural heritage with our club.
We look forward to meeting you soon!

Uniform Collection through Sept. 30

The Pershing PTO will be accepting donations of slightly used Pershing uniforms. There will be a red bin next to the attendance office for donations from September 9th thru September 30th.

If you have any questions please contact Sonya Guidry VP of Outreach at sonyaguidry@gmail.com.

Meet the Author – P.J. Hoover – Oct. 4

Author Visit & Book Signing

P.J. Hoover, author of “The Hidden Cove”, is slated to visit Pershing on October 4th.
She will give a presentation in the afternoon and sign books for students and faculty.
Please check out this order form to purchase a copy of the book. Order forms will also be given to ELA and Writing teachers to distribute to students.

Thank you for all of your support of the Pershing library.

Buy Your Yearbook Before Oct. 25!

Order a 2019-20 yearbook for only $35 until October 25.

Call 877-767-5217 or go online Jostensyearbooks.com or see Mrs. Bennett in room 232.

NJHS New Inductees

Congratulations to the newest members of Pershing’s National Junior Honor Society. The Induction Ceremony was held last Tuesday, September 3rd.

Joshua Block
Nikhila Kodali
Claire Bradford
Emma Kolah
Francesco Camerlo
Zach Jones
Katherine Citino
Emily Nakata
Annelise Do
Taylor Nguyen
Amina El Kharrazi
Lindsey Levan
Sophie Donalson
Olivia Nagi
Ella Evans
Matthew Prabhu
Kate Griffiths
Caroline Pettigrew
Lola Giwa
Trevor Pham
Matthew James
Emily Vaughan
Camille Lasics
Avery Vondenstein
Susie Lane
Silas White

Gardening Club

If you’re interested in joining the Pershing Garden Club, we’ll be meeting routinely on Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:15 starting Sept. 16th. Contact Virginia Camerlo if you have any questions at camerloclan@gmail.com.

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Want to try a new sport?  Ultimate Frisbee might be what you are looking for! A cross between soccer and football, ultimate Frisbee is sweeping across the nation.

Be a part of one of Pershing’s greatest clubs.  Ultimate Frisbee is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

We play Tuesdays from 4-5 on the baseball field.  Our first practice will be September 17th.

For more information students should come see Mr. Clifton in room 136 after school.

Athletics

Registration is open for Pershing Girls Lacrosse!

Online registration can be done at pershinggirlslacrosse.com.
Open to girls from 5th-8th grade, no experience necessary!

Please join our PTO!

Pershing PTO membership for the 2019-2020 school year is open! Money collected from PTO membership dues goes back into the school to benefit the entire Pershing community.

The membership levels are $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, and $1,000.  In prior years, donation dollars helped upgrade the library, install water bottle fillers at drinking fountains, host several parent education seminars, buy student agendas, support field trips, hold teacher appreciation events, and much more.

Sign up on-line at the Pershing PTO website: http://pershingpto.org/
(select “PTO membership”, then select “Join PTO”).

Thank you for your participation!

Any questions, contact Kyrsten Crawford,
VP Membership at pershingdirectory@gmail.com

School Store

Monday – Thursday

     Morning: 8-8:30 am

     Lunch: 11:15am-12:45pm

Friday

     Lunch: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Grade level uniform colors are Gray for 6th, Red for 7th and Black for 8th.

Click here for more information on the Student Dress Code.

PTO Calendar

There are so many good things going on at school!  Attached is the current PTO calendar.

Here are some upcoming dates in particular that you should SAVE THE DATE for:

1st PTO Meeting: Tuesday, SEP 3  6:30 PM

Open House – All Grades: Tuesday, SEP 10  6 – 8 PM

Fine Arts Showcase & Spaghetti Supper: Thursday, NOV 14  6 – 8 PM

Birthday Marquee

PANDA BIRTHDAY WISHES ON THE MARQUEE!

YOUR STUDENT’S NAME IN LIGHTS!

Have your child’s name in lights on the Pershing Marquee located on Stella Link.  Birthday wishes will be posted the day before, day of and day after for all to celebrate.

$25 per Birthday Wish

Book your Birthday Wish today!

Form must be received one week in advance. All orders are online only!
Please fill out the the request form by clicking on the link!

6th Grade Parents

Join our Panda Parents Class of 2022 group on Facebook.
The group is intended for the parents of Pershing 6th graders to share information.
We will post here for the summer meet-ups!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2314380068809409/

And make sure to join our 6th grade parent email list!
Information will be used exclusively by Pershing PTO to communicate with parents about matters related to 6th graders. https://forms.gle/jNh12jxCQAuABD9t5

To Sign up for the Panda Post (weekly newsletter for entire school) please CLICK HERE!

7th Grade Parents

Join our Panda Parents Class of 2021 group on Facebook. The group is intended for the parents of Pershing 7th graders to share information.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/197670947674515

And make sure to join our 7th grade parent email list

https://goo.gl/forms/F8Lq7xjym9PNmSpy1

Information will be used exclusively by Pershing PTO to communicate with parents about matters related to 7th graders.

8th Grade Parents

Join our Panda Parents Class of 2020 group on Facebook. The group is intended for the parents of Pershing 8th graders to share information.

Join here!

And make sure to join our 8th grade parent email list. If you already joined in 7th grade you do not need to join again. Sign up here!

Information will be used exclusively by Pershing PTO to communicate with parents about matters related to 8th graders.

Community Events

Creative Writing October 5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Vocal Music October 5, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Click here for more information.


Register Today for the West U Halloween Dash!

5K Race and Kids’ Fun Run

Please join us for King & Spalding’s West U Halloween Dash 5k Race and Kids’ Fun Run presented by Texas Children’s Hospital.  Registration is now open for the 9th annual West U Halloween Dash on Saturday, October 26. The event consists of a 5K race through the beautiful streets of West U along with a non-competitive 1 mile fun run for kids followed by a post-race party and costume contest.  To register go to:

 https://westutx.gov/501/West-U-Halloween-Dash-and-Kids-Fun-Run