Shepard Fifth Grade Senior - College Scholarship Application

In honor of Becky Washington, for the many years she devoted to Shepard Elementary students, the Shepard PTA has established a college scholarship in her name in the amount of $500 to be awarded each spring.

Please read the scholarship requirements, rules and limitations and complete the application.

All applications must be turned into the Shepard Front Desk by Friday, May 12 at noon.


Food Group Week (Feb 6-10) & Friendship Week (Feb 13-17)

As we focus on the "whole" child, during these two weeks we will be discussing different ways our students can experience nourishment and balance in their everyday lives.

Click here to read more and for dress-up day information during Food Group Week!


Jazzercise Spirit Class, Saturday, February 11th

Calling all Shepard parents and friends!

Save the date for Shepard's Jazzercise Spirit class at Plano Jazzercise Center Saturday, February 11th at noon for a great workout, fun, laughter and prizes. It's a $20 donation either online ahead of time or cash at the door.

$1 per raffle ticket for door prizes that will be awarded while dancing with friends...what could be better???? Let's have fun, exercise, be healthy, and support our school. See you there!



Book Fair Coming Soon!  February 27 through March 3


Collect Box Tops for the Spring Popcorn Contest

Start collecting your Box Tops again for the Spring Popcorn contest!
This semester, we will also have an Individual Contest, with the prize being a gift card (yet to be determined).
Place your Box Tops in a ziplock baggie with your child's name and grade on it.

Thank you for always supporting Shepard and our PTA!



Tom Thumb's Good Neighbor Program: Another Way to Give Back!

Tom Thumb will pay 1% of our members' total grocery purchases to Shepard Elementary. The amount of the check depends on the amount of our supporters' total purchases.
Click here to sign up give back to Shepard Elementary. Use Shepard Elementary School PTA vendor #: 228023


At, you'll find the exact same low prices as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Shepard Elementary.

Login to Amazon via this link
And then choose PTA Texas Congress 7434 Shepard Elementary PTA




Please consider donating to Shepard's STREAM Lab

Shepard has been working towards creating, improving and granting access to Shepard Students for our STREAM Lab located in the Library. We have made amazing strides to provide students with many hands on learning activities and opportunities but there is so much more we'd like to do! Please consider donating to help us reach our goals of providing Shepard Students nothing but the best in STREAM education.

Donate here:


  Benefits available for PTA Members!


Upcoming Events

February 2017
2 PTA Earthsavers MEETING CANCELLED - All grades to come on Feb 9
4 SAGE Summer Expo
6-10 Food Group Week
7 Principals’ Roundtable, 7:30-8:30 am
9 PTA Earthsavers (K-5th)
11 Jazzercise Spirit Class, 12 noon
13-17 Friendship Week
14 Valentine's Party Day
20 Student Holiday
27-March 3 Book Fair


March 2017
2 Shepard Open House
2 PTA Earthsavers (3rd-5th)
6-10 Spring Break
13 Picture Day
14 Pee Wee Patriots
16 PTA Earthsavers (K-2nd)
17 Color Run, 5-7 pm
24 Pride Rally (K-2nd) 8 am
24 Pride Rally (3rd-5th) 9 am




Please update your child's information from last year.  Log into your account and update this information or remove your student from the directory if they have moved on to middle school. The directory is only available to PTA members, so join today!!!

     Click the picture to:

      - Join PTA

      - Sign-up to volunteer

      - Purchase spirit wear

      - Make a donation



Meal Assistance

PISD's Free and Reduced Priced Federal Meal Application will be available online at

2015-16 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

The enrollment method parents can use to enroll students for voluntary accident insurance has changed.  Parents can enroll online utilizing the internet instead of submitting a paper application.  The company (Markel) has dedicated a secure enrollment website.  The website address is

Shepard Elementary School

Principal:  Tricia Lancaster

School Hours:  7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Motto:  "We put our children first"

Mission Statement:  To create a welcoming and nurturing environment where parents and school staff partner together with the community to ensure student success and enjoyment of learning.

Mascot:  Patriots

School Colors:  Red, White & Blue

State Accountability Rating:  Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2008