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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

4th Grade News


Click here to download the 4th grade newsletter for this week's news. 

Thank you!

Third Grade News


Hi, parents!

Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, August 21st because of the eclipse. Also, MNPS has decided that students WILL report on Friday, September 1st.

Here is what we will be focusing on next week:
Reading: We will use the text Roberto Clemente to analyze character traits.
Grammar: We will focus on plural nouns.
Writing: Students will complete teacher-led quick writes to prepare for our upcoming narrative piece.
Math: We will focus on three-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.
Social Studies: We will wrap up our unit with continents and oceans and move on to map skills (focusing on map legends/keys and cardinal/intermediate directions).

Second Grade News


Ask your second grader:
• To retell the important parts (beginning, middle, and end) of the story, Henry and Mudge.
• What part of a sentence is the subject? What part is the predicate?
• What will happen during the solar eclipse? What is the path of totality?
• What is your favorite thing about second grade so far?

Upcoming events:
• No school August 21st. Happy National Eclipse Day! Eclipse glasses as well as safety instructions will be sent home in the Friday folder.
• Please remember to pay your supply fee online. The web address is:

Upcoming skills:
ELA: Beginning, Middle, End; subjects and predicates; sequence of events; infer/predict; short vowels /a/ & /i/; narrative writing
Math: Place value, number sense
Science: The Eclipse/Changes
Social Studies: Social Studies Weekly

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

1st Grade News


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Thank you!

Origami fun at home!


This week in Art, 1st grade has started their Vacation Self portraits by learning how to fold origami shirts. We had so much fun, they asked me to post the video so they can make more at home. The best three ways to become a more skilled and more creative artist are 1-Practice, 2-Practice, 3-Practice!! I hope you enjoy making these at home. You can use a square piece of 12x12 scrap book paper or a regular rectangular piece of printer paper, either will work just fine!

Here is the link!

Lead in Schools Report for PPE


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. 


Mr. Tanner's Game Club


Game Club

When: Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm, begins September 7th

Where: Room 18

Who: K-4th grades

Cost: $15 per child, per day (fee includes all supplies & snack) 

Game Club will be a time for Mr. Tanner to teach your child both indoor and outdoor games. The games taught will be a variety of types, including individual and team games/sports, board games, video games, athletic sports, card games, and
more. This time will be used to encourage your child to improve social skills and learn the value of good sportsmanship.

(maximum of 20 students per day)

Click here to download the flyer. 

After School Earth Club


Join up this school year to help take care of our community and Earth!

Kids for a Clean Environment (FACE) is a kids club teaching kids about the environment and leadership. We’ll have lots of activities focused on outdoor fun and building leadership skills. Our activities will include planting in the Percy Priest gardens and trees around the school, making recycled paper and learning about recycling, creek exploration and clean up, and much more!

Kids FACE is open to 1st  through 4th graders, we’ll meet rain or shine on Thursday’s after school until 4:15. We have 15 slots so join now! Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 7th . The cost for joining is $20 to help pay for snacks, drinks and other club supplies.

Email Melissa Hood at to sign up and for more information.

Celebration Club


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.