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A Message From Your Principal

Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

We hope you are surrounded by love and warmth this holiday season. May the holidays bring you many reasons to smile and may they be merry and bright. May this season bring you the gifts of peace, hope and joy.

Glad tidings for the holidays and a Happy New Year. We will see you on January 3rd, 2018!

Wishing you a festive holiday season,
Percy Priest Elementary School Faculty and Staff

 

1st Grade News

1st

Please click here to download the 1st grade newsletter. 

Thank you!

Second Grade News

2nd

Upcoming events:
• Winter break is December 18-January 2!
• There will be no homework or spelling words the week we return from winter break because it is a short week. During that week, we will be reviewing skills and setting goals for the second semester.
• Report cards will be issued on Tuesday, January 9th.

Have a wonderful winter break! Enjoy the holidays with your family. We will see you on January 3, 2018!

The 2nd Grade Team

Third Grade News

3rd

Happy holidays from the third grade team! We are thankful for you and hope you have a special, relaxing and fun break with loved ones! We will see you back on January 3rd!

Staff Gift Thank You!

Schoolwide

Thank you to all the Percy Priest families who sent contributions for this year’s gifts for our fabulous support staff. We raised over $5000 to divide between the staff! They will receive their gifts at the staff luncheon on Friday. Thank you for your generous gifts!

Three King's Day Celebrations!

Schoolwide

Upon returning from winter break, my Spanish classes will participate in a cultural activity and celebrate Three King's Day. I need 1 volunteer from each classroom to make special cupcakes for the activity. The celebrations will take place during Spanish class the week we return from winter break (January 3-9).

Please bake white or yellow cupcakes. After baking the cupcakes, hide a small piece of candy inside one of the cupcakes. Then top with your child's favorite icing! The candy represents one of the king's jewels, so please use something colorful like a Skittle, a Jolly Rancher, a peppermint, etc. The student who discovers the jewel inside their cupcake, will be crowned king or queen for the day! 

Please mark the cupcake that has the treat in it with a toothpick or sticky note, however, do not let your child know which one it is! Lastly, please check the food labels of all the ingredients, as well as the candy you use to make sure that the cupcakes are nut/peanut free!

Please click the following link to sign up to make the cupcakes for your child's class! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at lisa.trujillo@mnps.org.

I wish you all the happiest of holidays!
 

A Message From Your Principal

Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

As the first semester comes to an end next Friday, we want to thank you for supporting PPE’s service projects during this holiday season. Many of you donated leggings for homeless students in MNPS served by Uni-cycle, toys for the Salvation Army’s “Forgotten Angel” program and monetary donations for our PPE support staff. Each year, we recognize our front office employees, nurse, crossing guard, general school assistants, custodial and cafeteria staff at our holiday luncheon. Donations for these amazing staff members are due by Tuesday, December 12th.

Unfortunately, flu season is here. Routine cleaning and disinfecting are keys to protecting our students. Please read the “When to Stay Home” letter that provides guidelines to parents as to when students should remain home. 

Next week, we will celebrate the holiday season at PPE. On Wednesday, students may wear their favorite festive holiday attire or a tacky sweater/sweatshirt. Percy Priest spirit wear is Thursday and students may wear their pajamas on Friday. Dismissal will be at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, December 15th.

Be joyful,

Melinda Williams
Mark Mason

1st Grade News

1st

Please click here for the 1st grade newsletter. 

Thank you!

Third Grade News

3rd

Hi, parents!
Hard to believe it is almost holiday break! Reminder that students will report for a half day on Friday, Dec. 15th. Third grade holiday parties will take place on that Friday from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Dismissal is at 11:30 AM. If your child is going to be absent at all next week, please let your child’s teacher know.
Our third grade performance is this Friday, December 8th at 8:30 AM in the café. Please have your child wear khaki bottoms (pants or skirt) with his or her field trip shirt.
On Monday, December 11th Mrs. Ramsey will be working on robotics with all third graders. She will have each class for thirty minutes. Ms. Stuart will also be teaching a lesson on European holidays on Tuesday, December 12th. We think these will be fun, engaging lessons for the kids!
In addition to finishing up the second nine-weeks, teachers will also be testing each child’s reading level and students, per Metro, will be taking mid-year performance tasks in ELA and math.
It will be a fun, yet busy, week!

4th Grade Father/Daughter/Special Friend Dance

4th

Save the Date!

Save the date for the 4th grade Father / Daughter / Special Friend dance on Friday, Jan. 5th from 6-8 with DJ Louie!

$10 per couple. Looking for volunteers to bring snacks, set up, and clean up. Email me, Stephanie O'Keefe if you can help!

Thank you!