Continued literacy is important throughout the summer. Below are some guides from MNPS to aid you this summer.
Dear PPE Families,
I want to thank you so much for another successful school year. Working together, we have accomplished many of our goals.
To those of you who will not be returning to PPE in August, I wish you much happiness and success at your new school. But don't forget, once a tiger....always a tiger!
If you are returning to PPE for 2014-15, your child has summer bridge work to complete before August 6. The assignments and supply lists should be in their Friday folders.
I hope you have a safe and fun summer. School begins on August 6.
All the best,
Dear Percy Priest Families,
We have enjoyed many culminating activities with you and your children in the past few weeks. From field day and a visit from Abe Lincoln, to the third grade’s version of The Three Little Pigs, our PPE tigers have been very busy! It is hard to believe this school year is coming to an end next Friday. The students have grown so much in one year, and we are very proud of their academic growth.
Reading during the summer months makes a critical difference in your child’s success in the fall. Reading aloud to students of all ages is a great practice that builds vocabulary and comprehension. Talking with your child about what he or she has read also improves comprehension. Your child should participate in some type of reading program during June and July. The Nashville Public Library offers a summer program and your child will receive information about it in their Friday folder.
Please look for the 2014-15 supply lists, summer reading activities, and math assignments in Friday folders. These lists and assignments can also be found on our website. A Treasury of Titles….Summer Books for Elementary School Readers can be found in this newsletter and on our website.
We have a few changes at PPE for the 2014-15 school year. Ms. Virginia Webb (first grade) and Ms. Marilyn Jordan (librarian) will be retiring in a few days. Please join me in wishing them a happy retirement.
Mrs. Laurie Perry (kindergarten) and husband have moved, and she will be teaching in Tullahoma, Tennessee where she attended elementary school. Mrs. Meg Johnson (science lab facilitator) has accepted a full-time position teaching Pre-K at SBA. On behalf of the entire PPE family, we wish these wonderful ladies best wishes in their new positions.
Ms. Christie Brumleve (fourth grade) will move down the hall to teach first grade at PPE. Ms. Caroline Dwight will transfer within MNPS to teach third grade and Ms. Emmie Stuart will assume the duties as librarian of Percy Priest. Emmie is a former Percy Priest tiger and is moving back to Nashville from Chattanooga to fulfill her dream job.
As you may already be aware, the Tennessee Department of Education has communicated that there will be a delay in the scoring of TCAP Achievement Tests until the end of next week. With TCAP numerical grades not available in time to be entered while teachers and students are in school, we have received a waiver for this school year from the state requirement that TCAP test scores be a portion of student final grades in grades 3-8. With the TCAP excluded from the numerical grade calculation, each student’s final grade will be determined strictly from the nine weeks averages. This is the same calculation normally used when a student misses TCAP with an excused absence.
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day! School resumes on Tuesday.
Your partner in education,