Principal's Sunday Message

Good evening Pershing parents and families. This is your principal, Susan Levy, with announcements for the week of October 17th. 

*A serious reminder to all families: Please discuss appropriate cell phone procedures with your students. It is our policy that cell phones must be OFF from the time the student enters the campus in the morning until the last bell rings at the end of the day. We have taken numerous cell phones away from students because they are taking photos or videos of other students with, and without, their permission. On the first offense the student will be reminded and the phone will be returned at the end of the day. After a repeat offense, the parent will have to pick up the cell phone. Continued offenses will meet with more serious consequences. Thank you parents for your support and help in this matter. 

This past Wednesday, our amazing students in ASB provided lunchtime activities that were so much fun!  Games and treats were a terrific way of having everyone participate in the activities. Thank you ASB for a great event!! 

Auditions for "Aladdin Jr." begin this week from Wednesday through next Monday. Please check your email to make sure your student remembers the date and time of the audition. We are excited to know that we can still put on a play, even with mask requirements! Thank you to all the parents for your support. I could really use some help when we start going into the auditorium in December/January. Please let me know if you have any experience with sound systems or lighting. And if you have a high school student in the family who might want to volunteer some hours, that would also be great. 

As you know, progress reports came out and I want to remind you that our counselors are here to help if you have any concerns. Mr. Salazar and Mr. Castro are available so please contact them at either esalazar1@sandi.net  or ccastro2@sandi.net. Teachers are also available for support. Please email your student's teacher to determine next steps. 

Coffee With the Principal will take place this Wednesday, October 20th from 8:30 to 9:30am. The info is:

Topic: Coffee With the Principal
Time: Oct 20, 2021 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/82769967632 

Don't forget the Great Shakeout (earthquake drill) will take place on Thursday, 10/21 at 10:21am. And Pink Panther Day is Friday, October 22nd for Breast Cancer Awareness. Remind your students to wear Pink that day!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Pershing Middle School, I wish you a great evening and a wonderful week ahead. 

 

Last Week's Message:

Good evening Pershing parents and families. This is your principal, Susan Levy, with announcements for the week of October 10th. 

**Important:  Columbus Day is not a school  closure holiday for SDUSD. Although we honor that day, school is still in session. Please make sure your student arrives on time tomorrow. 

We are still seeing cars making U-Turns in front of driveways and getting stuck because of traffic. Additionally, although it is a little better,  others are still blocking driveways. PLEASE be a good neighbor and do not make U-Turns or block driveways and please drive slowly. There are kids crossing the street and we want all of them to be safe. 

Tomorrow, Monday, October 11th, we will have our monthly SSC and Governance meeting at 3:00pm via zoom. The zoom link was already sent out. 

6th grade parents, please remember that on Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30pm we will have a zoom meeting so that our Foundation President and members are able to share all the details you will need to know about fundraising and payments for 6th grade camp. We will be able to share many details with you at that time. The zoom link was already sent out. 

October 13th is the deadline for all students, interested in performing in the Aladdin Jr. musical, to turn in their interest forms. Please make sure your student does so if he or she is interested. Auditions will be scheduled after I receive their forms. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 20th, 21st and 22nd. after school. Your student will know what time they are auditioning by looking at the bulletin board in front of the auditorium. Times will be posted on that board. There is nothing posted right now since I have not received all the forms. 

On Wednesday evening at 6:30pm the Foundation will be meeting outdoors (weather permitting) for the monthly meeting. We hope you can attend. 

Wednesday, October 20th at 8:30am I will be hosting the second Coffee With the Principal.  I look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have. Grab your cup of coffee and join me. 

October 21st we will be participating in the yearly GREAT SHAKEOUT! Students will be practicing duck and cover earthquake readiness at exactly 10:21am. 

Pink Panther Day is our way of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Everyone, including our boys, should wear PINK on Friday , October 22nd. 

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Pershing Middle School, I wish you a great evening and a wonderful week ahead. 

 


Previous Week's Message:

Good evening Pershing parents and families. This is your Principal, Susan Levy, with announcements for the week of October 3rd. 

POSTPONED: Picture Make-Up day will be on Thursday, October 7th . If your student did not have a chance to get his/her photo taken, they will be able to do so on that day.  If you would like a re-take, you can do so on that day as well. First period will be for 6th graders, 2nd period will be for 7th graders and 3rd period will be for 8th graders. We will also be having grade level photos taken next month. And, 8th grade promotion photos will be taken in the spring. 

Report cards will not be mailed out this year. However, you will be able to view your student's grades on the Parent Portal. The Portal will be closed from October 11th through the 15th in order to process the grades. After the 15th you will be able to see your student's grades on Parent Portal. 

6th grade parents and families will be able to meet with the representative from Camp Cuyamaca on Wednesday, October 6th from 6:00-7:00pm in the auditorium. Remember your mask! 

"Aladdin Jr" interest meetings will take place this week on October 7th.  For 7th and 8th graders- meet after school at 300pm on October 7th. For 6th graders - meet after school at 3:00pm on October 8th. The meetings will be no more than 45 minutes. Please plan to pick up your student after the meeting. Parent meetings will take place in a few weeks. Auditions will begin on October 20th, 21st and 22nd. The chosen cast list will be posted on October 27th for the students to see as they enter the campus. And the first rehearsal will be on October 28th from 3:00-4:30.

Back To School Night will be virtual again this year! We would love to have everyone on campus to tour the classrooms and speak directly to teachers, but with COVID restrictions we felt it would be better and safer to continue having Back to School Night virtually. You will be able to view the teacher's information any time on October 7th after school and throughout the evening. A link will be sent out to you. 

  • SSC and Governance will meet virtually on October 11th at 3:00pm. The link will be forthcoming. 
  • The next Foundation meeting will be on Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30pm on the lunch arbor. 
  • The next Coffee With the Principal will be on Wednesday, October 20th at 8:30am virtually

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Pershing Middle School, I wish you a great evening and a wonderful week ahead. 
  

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