A Message From Your Principal

Posted on 11/16/2017 under Schoolwide

Dear Percy Priest Families,

It is hard to believe the first semester of the 2017-18 school year is almost over. Many of you met with your child’s teachers during parent conferences earlier this month to learn more about your child’s academic progress and how you can help them this school year.

Our school has completed our first quarter and are half-way through the second nine weeks. There will be three weeks remaining of this quarter following Thanksgiving break!

As we reflect on the many things for which we are  thankful, we want to take this opportunity to share a few of them with you:  We are  thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here.  We are thankful for our parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students.  We are thankful for our PPE faculty and staff who not only care about student achievement, but forming relationships with you and your PPE tiger. We are also thankful for our many parent volunteers who willingly contribute so much to PPE.

We would like to wish all of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Mrs. Melinda Williams, Principal
Mr. Mark Mason, Assistant Principal

Publix Partners Card Program

Posted on 11/16/2017 under Schoolwide

Dear Families,

Publix Super Markets has a great program that will enable our school to make money every time we shop at Publix! PARENTS: Look for your Publix Partners Card today in your Friday folder. Note: 4th graders, yours is coming in the next couple of weeks.

It’s simple: You only need to present the Publix Partners card when you shop and Publix will handle everything else.

For every eligible $37,500* our supporters spend at Publix, $250 will be given to our school at the quarter’s end. If we haven’t reached the $37,500 mark by the end of a quarter, our balance will carry over to the next quarter. So, be sure to carry the enclosed card with you and remember:

  • Let the cashier know you have a Publix Partners card at the beginning of your transaction.
  • Your card is good at participating Publix stores in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Since the program began, Publix has contributed over $32 million to more than 4,000 participating schools! It’s a wonderful opportunity to increase our budget— and to benefit all of our students. Look for periodic updates on Publix Partners in school newsletters, and see how the money is being put to use. Thank you for joining us in supporting this valuable program.

The Percy Priest PTO

Save the date for a Christmas shopping event! Kendra Scott, Monday, December 11th from 6 - 8 pm- Shop, mingle and support PPE! 20% of the proceeds will benefit our school!