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A Message from your Principal!

Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

We are less than one week away from closing out the 2017-18 school year.  Time sure does fly by when you are having fun!

Have you heard of the “summer slide”?  We want to help your child avoid it this summer!

While the best predictor of reading success is the actual time students spend inside books, reading achievement is also influenced by the frequency, amount, and diversity of reading.  Avid readers are well acquainted with the joys of a good novel, but they also enjoy reading for a variety of purposes.  For the majority of young children, enthusiastic and habitual reading is the single most predictive personal habit to achieve desirable life outcomes. (Bayless, 2010) 

The MNPS Summer Reading Challenge information will be in your child’s Friday folder today.  We hope you and your PPE tiger will participate as a family in the challenge.  

If you have a rising Kindergarten student or know someone who does, we want to encourage registration as soon as possible at the Overton Enrollment Center located at Robertson Academy.  Hillsboro Enrollment Center located at HHS is closed due to renovation and construction.

New families to PPE are also encourage to register at Robertson Academy.

Your partners in education,

Melinda Williams
Mark Mason

2nd Grade News!

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • What are three things you’ve learned in second grade?
  • What was the best part about second grade?

Upcoming events:

  • Please search your house and car for any overdue library books. Ms. Stuart sent home notices for missing books this week.
  • If you purchased a yearbook for your child, please send it to school on Tuesday, May 22nd. We will have a yearbook signing party on the playground with all of second grade. There are still a few yearbooks available in the office if you’d like to purchase one. 
  • Thursday, May 24th is the last day of school! It is a half day. We will have brunch in the café. If your child does not plan to eat brunch, please send a snack to be eaten during that time.

Upcoming skills:

  • REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!

We have enjoyed watching our second graders grow this year. Thank you for trusting us with your children! Have a wonderful summer!

The  2nd Grade Team 

JT Moore Volleyball Camp

4th

JT Moore Volleyball Camp

:JT Moore’s Volleyball Coach is offering a Volleyball Instructional camp for rising 4th - 8th Grade Girls, this summer - July 23-25th - from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $60 for the entire camp. Attached is a registration form if you are interested. This is open to all girls, whether they will be attending JT Moore or not. The Registration Form is available at http://www.jtmoore.org.

Shop Next Year’s School Supplies Now!

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Shop Next Year’s School Supplies Now!

Now through June 15th you can purchase your child’s school supplies and teacher wish lists. Be sure to look at the Important Notes at the bottom of each page for details about the kits and important information from the teachers.

Cross school supply shopping off your list this summer and spend more time at the pool and less time shopping. We will deliver your child’s supplies and teacher wish list items to their classroom before the first day of school.

In addition, $5 of every kit goes back to Percy Priest Elementary. Everyone wins!

Contact Heather Chapman with questions at heathr13@yahoo.com

Shop Now! PERCY PRIEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: Order Your School Supply Kit Now!

Fatherhood Festival

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Fatherhood Festival

The annual Fatherhood Festival will be held on Saturday, June 9. The event will welcome all MNPS fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, mentors and other men along with their families to spend a day of family fun with their young scholars. We will serve approximately 1,000 participants throughout the day (approximately 400 parents and 600 children). There will be games, activities, music, camaraderie, health screenings and free lunch at the event; with rotating hands-on activities and workshops. Men who have volunteered in the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program will also be honored by the MNPS Department of Family and Community Engagement and the Mayor’s Office.

All men will receive a Call-to-Action to become even more engaged in their local school community. Community vendors are asked to provide display booths, educational materials and giveaway items to participants.

  • Date: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Fieldhouse, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Last Chance! TIGER STORE End-of-the-Year Sale!

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Last Chance! TIGER STORE End-of-the-Year Sale! 

We’re cleaning out the Tiger Store inventory and getting ready for next year.  Shop the sale now - we have great some deals that you don’t want to miss!  

A Message From Your Principal!

Schoolwide

Dear Parents,

We are less than two weeks from the end of another successful school year at Percy Priest ES. The next eight days will be filled with many end-of-the-year fun activities and festivities.

Our last PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday evening @ 6:30 p.m. in the library. PPE “Year in Review” will be shared along with up-to-date information on our SY18-19 Student Based Budget and PTO budget. We hope to see you there.

Our fabulous 4th grade classes will share their musical talents with us on Thursday evening, May 17th @ 6:30 p.m. in the Tiger Gym for their final performance as a PPE tiger. Their artwork will also be on display. Congratulations to the PPE Class of 2018!

Miss Stuart, PPE’s librarian, has a column in BookPage (bookpage.com or @bookpage on Twitter) this month highlighting three nature-themed read alouds. In her new recurring feature, Check It Out, she shares book recommendations for elementary school teachers. Way to go, Miss Stuart! Your PPE family is proud of you! Miss Stuart has also challenged ALL PPE students, faculty and staff to read at least one hour a day during the summer months. Will you and your children accept her challenge?

Your partners in education,

Melinda Williams, Principal
Mark Mason, Assistant Principal

1st Grade Newsletter

1st

Click here to download the 1st grade newsletter. 

Thanks!

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • What are the differences between moths and butterflies?
  • What is the life cycle of the frog and how is it the same/different from that of a butterfly?
  • To count the change in your wallet.
  • In your book, who are the characters? What is the setting? What is the problem? What is a possible solution to the problem?


Upcoming events:

  • The only required homework for next week is to read daily.
  • The PPE library is closed for the school year, so please visit your local library to stock up on those summer books!
  • The 3rd grade teachers will be sending home a list or required summer reading.


Upcoming skills:
REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

Final PTO Meeting Tuesday, May 15th

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Final PTO Meeting of the Year - Tuesday, May 15th @ 6:30

Please join us Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 in the PPE library for the final PTO meeting of the 2017-2018 school year.  Mrs. Williams will update teachers, staff and parents on her final budget for next year and the PTO will present a draft of their budget for next year as well (the final PTO budget will be posted to the Percy Priest website before the end of the PTO fiscal year on June 30, 2018).  

Your feedback from the Town Hall strategic planning session was instrumental as we move into the 2018-2019 school year.  Join us on Tuesday to hear an update on the working draft of the strategic plan, which will be updated in time for the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you to all the parents, teachers and staff for your countless volunteer hours and suggestions for the PTO this year!