Dear PPE Families,
Today is the last day for our Food Drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank. It is not too late to donate!
As you know, report cards were issued on Monday. This year, MNPS is using a new Student Management System (Infinite Campus) to generate student report cards. The most significant change you probably noticed is the way that attendance is reported. Instead of listing the number of student excused absences, unexcused absences, tardies, and early dismissals, the attendance is listed as total time present and total time absent.
For example, we had 40 days in the first nine weeks of school. If a student missed one day of school, and came in one hour late on one day, the student's attendance would be listed as 38.8 days present and 1.2 days absent.
If you have specific questions regarding your child's attendance, please contact the school office or your child's teacher.
Although 86 percent of parents say attendance plays a big role in helping their child graduate, nearly half believe missing three or more days of school per month won't have a significant impact on academic performance.
This month's Report to Parents, "Make Every Day Count: Boost School Attendance," will help families ensure their children do not miss school and lose precious instructional time.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the annual Tiger Cup Golf Tournament on Monday and to the families who supported PPE by eating out at CPK on Wednesdaynight. Your ongoing support of Percy Priest is very much appreciated.
Save the dates for Rising Stars, Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll and Principal’s List recognition in the PPE library @ 8:05 a.m.
Wednesday, October 26th – 4th grade
Thursday, October 27th – 3rd grade
Friday, October 28th – 2nd grade
Monday, October 31st – Harvest Celebrations/Parties – Details will be provided by room parents and classroom teachers.
Your partners in education,
Melinda Williams and Mark Mason