Originally delivered on 11/9/2020 11:51 am

SUBJECT: Shepton PTSA November 9 eNews


                Important Upcoming Dates:            

     Monday, November 9 – Reflections Due
Tuesday, November 17 – Shepton PTSA Board Meeting, 11:30 a.m.
Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 11 – Gift Card Donation Period
Monday, December 21 - Monday, January 4 – Winter Break

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If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Grimm at grimmklg@gmail.com or Angie Novak at angie.novak@pisd.edu.


A Texas PTA Life Member Award is a high honor bestowed upon an individual who has made a worthwhile contribution to the well-being of children and youth. He or she (while usually a member of the PTA) does not have to be a member of the PTA, nor must the service for this honor being bestowed be connected with PTA.

Texas PTA Extended Service Award is the highest honor that can be presented to an individual who has been actively involved in the Texas PTA for at least 10 years and has previously been honored with the Texas PTA Life Member Award noted above. 

To nominate a Shepton parent, teacher, or staff member, please complete thisform.

Completed forms should be submitted by Tuesday, December 1 to Kara Grimes, VP of Membership Shepton PTSA, atmembership@sheptonptsa.org.


Attention Blue Nation!

This is your chance to represent the BLUE NATION and own an official 2020 Blue Nation T-shirt!  Each year, the Wolf Den PTSA provides the official Blue Nation t-shirt to all 2600+ students and 250 staff members at Plano West Sr. High School free of charge in an effort to promote our "Blue Nation" community. This year, the Wolf Den PTSA is excited to offer the official 2020 Blue Nation T-shirt for purchase to all our Plano West feeder schools!  A portion of the sale of each 2020 Blue Nation t-shirt will be donated directly back to your feeder school PTA as designated when ordering your shirt.  Blue Nation shirts are $10 for Youth Small to Adult XL, $12.50 for Adult 2XL and $13.50 for Adult 3XL with sales tax included and $2 of every shirt purchased will be donated back to the PTA of your choice.  Our hope is to increase our Blue Nation visibility, promote a sense of community among all the Plano West feeder school families & staff, as well as supporting our feeder school PTA programs and campuses because together we are all part of the BLUE NATION!


To order your 2020 Blue Nation shirt,click hereor visit our website atwww.wolfdenptsa.orgIf you have questions, please contact Venetia Robertson at programs@wolfdenptsa.org.  Go Wolfpack!


Shepton Fundraising Opportunity

Free Food for a Great Cause!

A national restaurant chain is conducting a taste test on November 17-19, and they would like our help.  For every adult (parent, teacher, staff, and/or community member) who participates, they will donate $40 to Shepton PTSA.  You eat great food and Shepton gets paid! Forty-five minute sessions will be held all day on November 17, 18 and 19 in Addison. 

Please click here to apply. If you qualify, you will be contacted to schedule a time slot.

There is limited seating, so please apply for this opportunity soon.  Please contact Vanessa Eckroat atwaysandmeans@sheptonptsa.orgwith questions or comments.

 Thank you for supporting the Shepton PTSA!


Peanut Butter Drive: 2nd Place Winner!

Congratulations to Shepton PTSA! Thanks to the hard work of our Community Outreach Chair, Kimberly Grimm, Shepton PTSA took second place in the Peanut Butter Drive!

 Click here for a message from the officers. 


Clickherefor more information.


After conferring again with the Campus and District Administration, the Lee Dee Sachs College Presentation has been POSTPONED at this time.

We are looking forward to rescheduling this event in the Spring where we can receive some expert guidance that will be directly beneficial to our Sophomores as they begin planning for the important Junior year of high school.

For the time being, we are fortunate to be able to provide some resources for you to start the college discussion with your student. Please see the Shepton PTSA website for the information. Stay tuned for more updates to come!  


The Shepton 2020-2021 Yearbook is on sale now! Order onlinehere. The price starts at $55 and accessories and personalization are available.



Plano West Hockey

  • Plano West vs. Denton County; Thursday, Nov. 12th at 8:15pm @Farmer’sBranch (Gaglardi rink)
  • Flower Mound at Plano West; Thursday,Nov.19th at 8:15pm  @Plano Starcenter (US rink)
  • Plano West vs.Mansfield; Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00pm @ Mansfield (Morrow rink)
  • Plano West vs. Denton Country; Sunday, Nov. 15th at 8:00pm @ Richardson Starcenter  (Blue rink)
  • Plano West vs. Mansfield; Sunday, Nov. 29th at 4:30pm @Mansfield (Morrow rink)
  • Northwest at Plano West; Sunday, Dec. 6th at 5:00pm @Starcenter Plano (World rink)

Check out the Plano PISD website for information about planning for the 2020-2021 school year.  Guidance from the State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pivotal in that planning. 

Plano ISD 2020-21 School Year Planning Update Presentation

Plano ISD Return to School Plan

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Curbside Meal Info

Back to School Resources

Back to School Fairs


Visit our websitewww.SheptonPTSA.orgfor Shepton PTSA Registration and to order the following:

  • Spirit wear
  • PTA membership
  • Car decals

Get all of your shopping done online and don't miss out!


Shepton Spirit Wear is on sale now on our website www.SheptonPTSA.org.

White Shepton Hoodie | Sizes S-XXL |$24

Tie Dye T-shirt with logo | Sizes S-XXL | $17

Dark Heather Grey Ring Spun T-shirt with logo | Sizes S-XXL | $12


The Shepton Bravo Club invites any student interested in theatre to join. While the 2020-21 school year is a little crazy, we are still hoping to do stretch our theatre muscles in some way and even in a virtual world, we need to raise funds.  Join us and purchase a fun theatre mask.


Plano Council of PTAs 25th Annual Vendor Fair

The Digital Vendor Fair is open and has businesses anxious to help you meet your goals during the coming school year. Many vendors have offers specific to our current situation. Check them out!


Shepton Stallion Athletic Booster Club

Welcome to the Team! To stay informed of our Sports Teams and Booster Club events and activities, please visit our website atwww.SheptonStallionClub.com. Please create an account and/or LOG-IN first. Please update your Family Information and Student Form indicating your child’s grade and sport. Then, follow the tabs to the services offered by your Shepton Stallion Athletic Booster Club. Our Booster Communication comes from your association with us. We hope you will find our resources helpful.  We welcome your involvement and hope you will continue to be your child's greatest fan!

Laura White, Shepton Stallion Club President                 President@SheptonStallionClub.com


Plano ISD is excited to announce the launch of our new volunteer management system, VOLY, which will be used for the 2020-2021 school year. The new system is now live and can be accessed at pisd.edu/volunteer. While Plano ISD is not able to host volunteers onsite at this time, logging in now will allow you to get a head start on completing your volunteer application, online orientation and criminal history check. These three requirements must be completed annually to be eligible to volunteer in Plano ISD. 

Legislative News

Governor Abbott has waived the grade promotion requirements for 2020-21 STAAR testing.  Your Texas State PTA is advocating for a complete waiver of STAAR for this school year given all the additional issues related to Covid-19. If you’d like to share your opinions on this, contact your state legislator via this link

See more information HERE 



Shepton eNews

November 9-13 Shepton HS Smore

  • Morning Arrival
  • Shepton Canned Food Drive
  • COVID Daily Screening Reminders
  • MLK Jr. Diversity Celebration
  • Grades and GPA Reminders
  • SEL at Shepton
  • Counselors Corner
  • On-going Reminders


Shepton PTSA will receive a donation of 0.5% of all eligible sales purchased through our Amazon Smile account! You can link your account to the Shepton PTSA charity and help our PTSA earn money for events and programs that benefit all students! In order to learn more about setting up your account, click here.


The Kroger Community Rewards program links your Kroger Plus card to Shepton High School. To link your Kroger Plus card, visit Kroger. Click on the l"Edit Kroger Community Rewards" link and enter Shepton's school number: XA417. You must go online to link your Kroger Plus card to Shepton High School every year. This cannot be done in store. 



The Tom Thumb Good Neighbor program links your Reward Card to Shepton High School. Stop by the Customer Service desk and pick up the form for  registration. Shepton's number is 6657. This cannot be done online, and it must be done every year.


Shepton High School PTSA
5505 Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093