September 21, 2021
President's Message

Hello friends and families of Pershing Middle School! This is a busy week as we have our first General PTO Meeting tonight and Open House tomorrow night! Please join us tonight on Zoom to learn what’s going on at our school. See below the schedule for the Open House on Teams. This is a virtual event and a chance to meet your child’s teachers. Have a great week!
Rachel Green
Pershing PTO President 2021-2022
Missed a Principal's message from
Dr. Shetzer?
Past emails are available here.

Need to see a recent Panda Post?
They are accessible on the PTO website.

Missed a PTO meeting?
Check out minutes from previous meetings here on the Pershing PTO website.

Virtual Pershing PTO Meeting tonight at 6:30PM.
Please join us via Zoom:

Link to PTO Meeting here.
Meeting ID: 851 6871 5010
Passcode: 253833

Agenda for meeting is here.

General PTO minutes up for a vote this evening can be found here.
Important Open House Information
Greetings Pershing Pandas!

Our Virtual Open House will be Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Each teacher has created a MS TEAMS link (see attached PDF for links). Based on the “bell schedule” below, parents will click on the MS TEAMS link in the document to join their child’s class at the designated time (i.e., Your child has Ms. Burroughs at 3rd period. Between 6:36 and 6:39 you will click on Ms. Burroughs’ MS TEAMS link to join the meeting for 3rd period). Please keep in mind that all teachers have created one link, which means that teacher’s team will be open for the entire two hours. If you join during the wrong class time, you may hear information that does not pertain to your child’s class. Once it is time to join the next class, you will leave the meeting with the current teacher, return to the document with the links, and click on the link for your child’s next teacher.

6:00 – 6:10 Homeroom (welcome video from Dr. Shetzer)
6:13 – 6:23 1st Period
6:26 – 6:36. 2nd Period
6:39 – 6:49 3rd Period
6:52 – 7:02 4th Period
7:05 – 7:15 5th Period
7:18 – 7:28 6th Period
7:31- 7:41 7th Period
7:44 – 7:54 8th Period

For your convenience, we have also posted the MS TEAMS link document on our website. You may access it here.

We hope to “see” you at Open House!

Have a great day!

Steven Shetzer, Principal 
Kona Ice Wednesday

September 22nd

4:00- 5:00 pm

Pershing’s small lot off of Braes Blvd.

Prices range for $4-$6

Kona Ice will donate a portion of its sales to the PTO.
The New PTO Member "Panda" Yard Sign is here! 

Join now at Principal Level to receive this amazing sign. Also, everyone member gets a Free Dress Pass which is coming up on November 15th.

Click here to view membership levels and join today!

Thank you to everyone that has already joined your support is very much appreciated! 
Are You Interested In Helping PTO?

Pershing PTO has many opportunities for you to get involved.
Please complete this form so we know how you would like to help.

Remember you need to complete your VIPS training to be able to help at Pershing.
School Store Update

8th grade shirts, Retro shirts,
Spirit shirts...of my! 

We've restocked our shelves and are ready for shoppers. 

Please send students with cash or credit cards to shop, as adults are no longer allowed in the store due to Covid protocols. 

Adults may view merchandise on the PTO website store tab;
images and prices listed here.
Shop and Earn Rewards for Pershing
Now that you’re a Pershing Panda family, make sure you have changed your designated school to the Pershing PTO with our retail partners, including AmazonSmile, Kroger, Randall’s, Coca Cola, and Office Depot. We also participate in Box Tops for Education. Visit our Fundraising webpage for more info about all of these rewards programs.
Pershing Boys' Lacrosse Club

Practice started September 20th

Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 on the Pershing Fields

Equipment will be available if players do not have their own.

Questions? Ask the new coach, Ethan McQuerry. Greg Besmehn is the new President.
Pershing 2021 Football Schedule

9/21 - 7:00 pm- Pershing vs Lanier @ Butler Stadium
9/28 - 5:00 pm - Pershing vs Welch @ Butler Stadium
10/12 - 5:00 pm - Pershing vs Lawson @ Butler Stadium
10/20 - 7:00 pm - Pershing vs West Briar @ Delmar Stadium
10/26 - 7:00 pm - Pershing vs. Pin Oak @ Butler Stadium
Pershing 2021 Volleyball Schedule

9/23 - 5:30/6:30 - Pershing vs West Briar @ Pershing
9/30 - 5:30/6:30 - Pershing vs Rice @ Rice
10/2 - TBA - 8th Grade Tournament @ Lamar HS
10/7 - 5:00/6:00 - Pershing vs Briarmeadow/St Francis Episcopal @ Pershing
10/14 - 5:30-6:30 - Pershing vs Lanier @ Lanier
10/21 - 5:30/6:30 - Pershing vs Welch @ Welch

Know someone who needs to receive the Panda Post for this school year? 
Please share this link to get signed up.

Learn more about Corporate Partners on the PTO Website.