Pershing Family Bingo Feb. 28

Date: Friday February 28th, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm FREE ADMISSION
Place: Pershing Cafeteria

Win fabulous prizes such as gift cards, Nintendo Switch, Apple Airpods and more.

Popcorn, ice-cream, pizza and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

BE A SHETZER PRIZE SPONSOR
Please help sponsor a Pershing student, Pershing faculty or Pershing staff member to attend Bingo
Available online pre – sale link below.

SAVE MONEY BY BUYING BINGO BOOKS DURING PRE – SALE 
FEBRUARY 4TH – 27th,2020

Online pre-sales click HERE

Bingo Book:  Value $20
Includes: 10 $1 Bingo cards, 5 $2 Bingo cards, 1 Bingo blotter and 1 free dress day pass   
 
Bingo books pre purchased online will be distributed in the cafeteria from February 17th -27th  

BINGO BOOKS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
IN THE CAFETERIA FROM FEBRUARY 17TH -27TH

To make this event a big success we need your help, please check volunteer opportunities HERE.

All children under the age of 18 years playing bingo, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, per TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION RULES
This is a cash only event.

Contact pershingbingo@gmail.com for questions or to coordinate donations.

Pershing Talent Show – Feb. 27

February 27th during school
6th-7th period and after school at 6:30pm

Pre-sale tickets are on sale
Monday 2/17 through Friday 2/21 for $3

Tickets will be sold for $5
Monday 2/24 through Thursday 2/27.

Please sign up here to help!  Volunteers are needed to sell tickets during lunch.

Thanks to Mr. Dosewell for leading this event!

8th Grade Activities

T-SHIRTS FOR CLASS OF 2020

PRE-SALE ONLY!!  Deadline to order is February 28, 2020
Click Here to Order a Tshirt

Tshirt Design (Front & Back):

       

8TH GRADE CLASS of 2020 UPCOMING EVENTS

· Mar 13th…Staff vs Student Basketball Game (fundraising)
· April 25th…8th Grade Dance
· May 27th…Promotion Ceremony at Butler Stadium

Teacher of the Year – Ms. Beller

Tyesha Beller, 7th Grade ELA teacher, is Pershing’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Ms. Beller!

PTO Calendar

There are so many good things going on at school!  Here is the current PTO calendar.  Some upcoming dates in particular that you should save the date for:

Thursday, Feb 27, Talent Show, 6th&7th period &6:30PM
Friday, February 28, Family Bingo Night, 6-8:30PM

Free Heart Check Feb. 23

Pershing alumni, Sincere Nelson, suffered a heart attack while playing basketball.  As a former Pershing Panda student who was a Chorister, Basketball player and just a nice kid that my son would play hoops with at the YMCA, Sincere seemed to touch many in our community and we wanted to share the opportunity to help him with prayer and a financial donation.  A Go Fund Me was set up to help out with medical expenses.  Please consider chipping in, small and large dontions all make a difference.  EKG’s are thousands of dollars, parking may be $15.  It all helps.

** Please check out this Cameron Juniel Project event on 2/23/20 for a free Heart Check for 11-25 year olds.
https://www.thecameronjunielproject.org/ **

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!

Book Fair & Pop Art Showcase Success

Pershing’s 1st Pop Art Show and Graphic Novel Book Fair was a success and a lot fun!
 Kudos to all of the students who participated in the art displays at the show.
Thanks also to the student band ensemble for the entertaining music enjoyed by our guests stopping by last Wednesday afternoon.
Many thanks to Ms. Davis, Ms. DeMoss and Mr. Davis for this fantastic collaboration.

Pershing Hospitality

Pershing’s 1st Pop Art Show and Graphic Novel Book Fair was a success and a lot fun!
 Kudos to all of the students who participated in the art displays at the show.
Thanks also to the student band ensemble for the entertaining music enjoyed by our guests stopping by last Wednesday afternoon.
Many thanks to Ms. Davis, Ms. DeMoss and Mr. Davis for this fantastic collaboration.

Engineering Competition

Amazing job by our Pershing Pandas at the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering competition this past weekend.  Pershing students took the top awards for the combined Math and Science tests in 6th, 7th and 8th grade!
Thank you to Ms. Bossette for working with our students.
Way to go Pandas!

Panda Athletic Schedules

Come check out your Pandas in February for Home Games!
Boys Basketball
vs West Briar 5:30/6:30, Feb 17th

7th Grade Games at 5:30 followed by 8th Grade at 6:30

Girls Softball
vs Second Baptist, 4:30, Feb 24th
Boys Baseball
vs BriarMeadow, 5:00, Feb 18th
vs Hogg, 5:00, Feb 20th
vs St. Johns, Feb 24th, 5:30
vs AOS, Feb 27th, 5:00
Girls & Boys Soccer
vs. West Briar, Feb 27th
Games will start at 5pm for girls; Boys immediately after (around 5:50-6PM)

Panda Track & Field

Fantastic job by our talented Pershing track athletes this past Saturday at the 2020 Westbury T&F Classic for Middle Schools competition held at Butler Stadium.  Our Pandas are off to a great start to the season!  Next meet will be the Meyerland meet held at Westbury on March 7th.
Thank you to Coach Snook for some awesome photos of our Pandas in action.
Go Pandas!
 

Lamar High School Enrollment Apr. 23

A Message from Lamar Principal, Ms. Rita Graves, for all students planning on attending Lamar HS next school year: 
Students who are zoned to Lamar High School and currently enrolled in an HISD school will not need to complete the enrollment process, but we will ask that they complete course selection.    Lamar High School Academic Deans will host three course selection meetings for incoming zoned 9th graders.  Parents and students only need to attend one of the meetings.  Please bring a copy of your student’s most recent report card.
February 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm- all zoned students and students with an approved transfer
April 23, 2020 6:00 pm – all zoned students and students with an approved transfer
Here is a flyer with all of the dates for Enrollment and Course Selection at Lamar.
If you cannot attend one of the meetings above a schedule will be created for the student based on the 8th grade courses.
All meetings will take place in the Lamar Grand Hall, located on the first floor of the building that faces Eastside St.  Parking will be available in the garage, also on Eastside St.
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Monica Quintero (monica.quintero@houstonisd.org).

Grade Level Groups

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for grade level email lists and Facebook groups.  It is a great way to keep up with all that your class is doing this school year!

6th Grade Facebook group join here!

Still haven’t signed up for 6th Grade email list?  Sign up here!

7th Grade Facebook group join here!

Still haven’t signed up for 7th Grade email list?  Sign up here!

8th Grade Facebook group join here!

Still haven’t signed up for 8th Grade email list?  Sign up here!

School Store

Normal Store Hours:

Monday – Thursday
Morning: 8-8:30 am
Lunch: 11:15am-12:45pm
Friday
Morning: 8-8:30 am
Lunch: 11:00am – 12:20pm

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