A Message From Your Principal

Posted on 2/22/2018 under Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

Percy Priest Elementary School’s Read-a-Thon (RAT) starts today! This is an exciting event where all 535 PPE tigers can participate and share the love of reading and books with one another. Choose a book and read together as a family. Ready, Set, READ!

I want to thank you very much for your positive comments in support of our increased security measures at Percy Priest. Many of you have asked how to talk to your children about the recent school shooting and tragedies. Mr. Burgess found an article we want to share with you and hope you find it helpful. You can locate the article at this link https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Talking-To-Children-About-Tragedies.

Your partner in education,
Melinda Williams, Principal


Posted on 2/22/2018 under Schoolwide


Ready, Set, READ! Percy Priest students...are you ready? Do you have a list of books you want to read? A plan in place? What are your goals? Today kicks off the 2018 READ-A-THON! A reading marathon...ten days of intense reading...what could be better? Join your friends and Paddington Bear and make this your best ten days of reading ever!

Reading logs, FAQ's, BINGO cards, and Parnassus coupons are in today's Friday folders. Important dates, extra documents, and everything else you need can be found here.


Friday, February 23rd: At 3:00 PM, Read-A-Thon begins. Start reading! Reading Logs, BINGO cards, and Parnassus Treat Coupon come home in Friday folders.

Tuesday, February 27th:

  • Percy Priest Night at Parnassus Bookstore 4:30-6:30. Come pick out some great new books at Parnassus Bookstore. 20% of proceeds go to PPE!
  • Storytime with Miss Stuart at 5:00 - she will available for book recommendations all evening.

Friday, March 2nd:

  • Pajama Dress-Up Day – Wear your pajamas to school for a day of cozy reading.

Wednesday, March 7th:

  • Read-A-Thon ends at 8:00 AM
  • Return all Kindergarten and 1st grade logs to your child’s teacher by 8:00 AM
  • 2nd – 4th grade – AR tests submitted by 3:00 PM
  • All BINGO cards turned into Miss Stuart in the library by 3:00 PM

Friday, March 9th:

  • CELEBRATION DAY – Favorite Book Character Dress-Up Day! 9:00 school-wide assembly - class and individual Read-A-Thon winners will be announced. Children’s music extraordinaire, Emily Arrow (emilyarrow.com) will be performing at our ceremony.

Summer Art Camp with Mrs. A

Posted on 2/22/2018 under Schoolwide


Join Mrs. Atkinson June 4-8 for one amazing week of exploring, discovering and creating ART at Percy Priest Elementary! This unique camp offers a variety of hands on art experiences designed especially for artists ages 5-11 years (rising K through rising 4th graders). Every year the activities are different so your child can attend year after year!

Camp will take place in the Percy Priest Art Room from 9:00-12:00, June 4-8, 2018.

The cost is $195 per child for the week, which includes a sketchbook, all art supplies and a snack each day.

Class size is limited, so sign up today!