A Message from your Principal!

Posted on 5/17/2018 under Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

We are less than one week away from closing out the 2017-18 school year.  Time sure does fly by when you are having fun!

Have you heard of the “summer slide”?  We want to help your child avoid it this summer!

While the best predictor of reading success is the actual time students spend inside books, reading achievement is also influenced by the frequency, amount, and diversity of reading.  Avid readers are well acquainted with the joys of a good novel, but they also enjoy reading for a variety of purposes.  For the majority of young children, enthusiastic and habitual reading is the single most predictive personal habit to achieve desirable life outcomes. (Bayless, 2010) 

The MNPS Summer Reading Challenge information will be in your child’s Friday folder today.  We hope you and your PPE tiger will participate as a family in the challenge.  

If you have a rising Kindergarten student or know someone who does, we want to encourage registration as soon as possible at the Overton Enrollment Center located at Robertson Academy.  Hillsboro Enrollment Center located at HHS is closed due to renovation and construction.

New families to PPE are also encourage to register at Robertson Academy.

Your partners in education,

Melinda Williams
Mark Mason

Shop Next Year’s School Supplies Now!

Now through June 15th you can purchase your child’s school supplies and teacher wish lists. Be sure to look at the Important Notes at the bottom of each page for details about the kits and important information from the teachers.

Cross school supply shopping off your list this summer and spend more time at the pool and less time shopping. We will deliver your child’s supplies and teacher wish list items to their classroom before the first day of school.

In addition, $5 of every kit goes back to Percy Priest Elementary. Everyone wins!

Contact Heather Chapman with questions at heathr13@yahoo.com


Fatherhood Festival

Posted on 5/17/2018 under Schoolwide

Fatherhood Festival

The annual Fatherhood Festival will be held on Saturday, June 9. The event will welcome all MNPS fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, mentors and other men along with their families to spend a day of family fun with their young scholars. We will serve approximately 1,000 participants throughout the day (approximately 400 parents and 600 children). There will be games, activities, music, camaraderie, health screenings and free lunch at the event; with rotating hands-on activities and workshops. Men who have volunteered in the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program will also be honored by the MNPS Department of Family and Community Engagement and the Mayor’s Office.

All men will receive a Call-to-Action to become even more engaged in their local school community. Community vendors are asked to provide display booths, educational materials and giveaway items to participants.

  • Date: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Fieldhouse, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37212