A Message from Your Principal!

Posted on 4/19/2018 under Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

Countdown is on! One week remains until to the PPE Spring Auction. Have you gotten your tickets yet? 

If not, you still have time to purchase them online at http://www.percypriest.org/parents/auction. This is an event you do not want to miss! Not only will it be a great evening spent with amazing PPE families, it is also one of our largest fundraisers of the year. See old friends, make new ones, and bid on items for PPE. 

Proceeds from this event help fund our interventionists, workroom assistants, field day and Physical Education equipment, library books, technology, musical instruments, art supplies, and various instructional books and materials not provided by our district.

Online bidding begins tonight at 5:00 p.m.  There is something for everyone!

All MNPS parents and guardians are invited to participate in a short online survey to share their perspective on family engagement in the district. We hope this survey will provide useful and actionable feedback for schools.

Here is some information about this new family engagement survey:

  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to complete one survey for each school where they have children enrolled.
  • The survey is anonymous.
  • The survey should take around five minutes to complete.
  • The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Somali, Nepali and Burmese.
  • Parents and guardians can take the survey on any smartphone, computer, or tablet with internet access at bit.ly/MNPSfamilysurvey.
  • The survey is open through Friday, May 25, 2018.
  • For more information, visit www.mnps.org/family-engagement-survey

Have a wonderful weekend,

Melinda Williams, Principal
Mark Mason, Assistant Principal

Don't wait to get your tickets to the PPE PTO Spring Auction!   Second to INVEST, this is the PPE PTO’s biggest fundraiser.  Book your babysitters, buy your tickets, and be ready to bid!  The live auction and silent auction at the event will include items from Yeti, American Girl Doll, Top Golf, Disney, amazing themed baskets and much, much more!

All tickets include dinner.  $75 tickets include unlimited beer and wine.  

The online auction opens for bidding TODAY at 5:00 pm.  https://app.bidcoz.com/percypriest/2018auction

The online auction includes some of your favorite items:

  • No SSA for a day
  • Your own parking spot at PPE for the year
  • Teacher/student outings
  • Grade level parties

In addition, we are so excited to announce the Second PPE PTO Songwriters' Night featuring Chris Tompkins & Friends sponsored by Greylock Partners. Tickets are LIMITED! $100 per person; 100 tickets available. Dinner and drinks are included. Greylock Partners have GENEROUSLY offered to MATCH every ticket sold, dollar for dollar! That’s an extra $10,000 for our amazing Percy Priest Elementary School!

This event was a huge hit last year and we know it will be again! Get your tickets Friday through the online auction beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Hillsboro Cluster Parent Advisory Council Meeting & School Board Candidate Forum:

The last Hillsboro Cluster PAC meeting of the year is on Wednesday, April 25th, 5:30pm at Hillsboro High School.  The PAC business part of the meeting will be shorter so that we can hold the forum for the District 8 School Board Candidates.  The agenda will include:

5:30pm - News/Events from the cluster schools

5:45pm - Election of 2018-19 officers

5:55pm - Quick Update on status of MNPS Budget

6:00 - 7:00pm - Forum of District 8 School Board Candidates

This is a great opportunity to hear from the two candidates running for our School Board position, so please plan to attend!