College Week is January 9-13

Monday - Hats Off to College
Wear a college hat OR graduation hat.

Tuesday - College is Not Just a Dream
Wear your favorite pajamas.

Wednesday - Don't Sweat It...College is Possible for Everyone!
Wear warm-ups/sweats.

Thursday  - College Makes Your Future Bright!
Wear your favorite college shirt and shades.

Friday - Spirit Day
Wear Shepard spirit-wear or colors.


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 (link to be shared soon for online registration) 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




Brainopolis-Metropolis:  January 12—February 23
Brainopolis STEAM After-School Program for K-5 sponsored by Shepard PTA

We are approaching the year 2050, there are 9 billion people and there is just little room left on land. We must get creative and design a new hydro city on ocean platforms. Your child will have to think about sustainability, effective transportation, best use of resources, alternative energy and vertical agriculture and think how to implement these concepts into a city model.


More information


And, while you're at it...


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

January 2017
9-13 College Week
12 PTA Brainopolis-Metropolis begins
12 PTA Earthsavers (K-2nd)
16 Student Holiday


February 2017
2 PTA Earthsavers (3rd-5th)
4 SAGE Summer Expo
7 Principals’ Roundtable, 7:30-8:30 am
9 PTA Earthsavers (K-2nd)
11 Jazzercise Spirit Class, 12 noon
14 Valentine's Party Day
20 Student Holiday
27-March 3 Book Fair




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