A Message from your Principal

Posted on 8/17/2017 under Schoolwide

Did you know encouraging children to read at home is one of the most powerful ways that parents can support students' learning. Just 15 minutes of reading at home per day can make a difference in students' reading fluency. 

This month's Report to Parents, "The Rewards of Reading", offers families strategies to get children reading more at home. We hope you find the article helpful.  

Please check your child’s Friday folder for their Solar Eclipse glasses.  As a reminder, school will not be in session on Monday, August 21st.  However, school will be in session on Friday, September 1st.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Melinda Williams and Mark Mason

Lead in Schools Report for PPE

Posted on 8/17/2017 under Schoolwide

Metro Public Schools has tested all drinking fountains at Percy Priest ES to ensure they do not contain elevated levels of lead.  The district completed this water sampling to assure our families and employees the drinking water in our schools is safe.  The drinking fountain sampling for lead was a voluntary effort by the school district and was not required by any federal, state or city requirement. 

The drinking water fountain sampling was completed by a consultant and sampling was completed following all required protocols for water quality sampling including analysis by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified laboratory.

There were ‘NO lead in drinking fountain issues’ from the water sampling results for PPE. 

A final report specific to Percy Priest Elementary will be distributed at a later date.

Thank you. 


Celebration Club

Posted on 8/17/2017 under Schoolwide

Time to celebrate with Percy Priest’s Celebration Club!

Celebration Club will be learning the history behind certain holidays, making crafts associated with those holidays, reading books about those holidays, and brainstorming fun ideas and ways people can celebrate! A snack will be provided with the fee.

Holidays Include: Football Party (tailgate fun), Patriot’s Day, Birthdays, sports themed parties, Fall Celebration, Halloween, movie themed parties, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and more!

Who: Offered to all grade levels

When: Mondays during the first semester from 3:00-4:15 pm (September 11th, September 18th, September 25th, October 2nd, October 16th, October 23rd, October 30th, November 6th, November 13th, November 20th, November 27th, December 4th, and December 11th)

Where: Room 1- Ms. Davis’ Room

Fee: $200 (includes snack and supplies)

Number of Students: No more than of 20

Click here to download the flyer.