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4th Grade Fine Arts Night

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I just want to thank everyone who came out early to the 4th grade music program to enjoy the amazing work our 4th Grade Artists have created in Art this year!! Every year they amaze me! I would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped prep and hang the work as well as all the bakers who baked and bagged cookies for the families to enjoy after the show!

It has been my honor and pleasure to work with your children during their time here at PPE and I hope that you will continue to support the Visual Arts in your future schools. Fight to make sure you child has Visual Arts every school year. The visual arts teach children how to observe, analyze and innovate. It helps to keep them stay grounded as the world changes around them. Art affects our lives everyday, every time we turn on a computer, navigate a roadway or glance at a menu. It will shape our children's future because every career in our society requires creative thinkers. It is just that important.

Art Portfolios!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Art portfolios have been coming home for the last week or so and the children are very excited! I hope they have been doing their homework by having an Art Show for their families! It is such an exciting and visual way to see how your child has grown this year in so many ways. Their art skills have improved, ideas have become more complex, and even the way they write their name has changed from August until now! Please take a moment to enjoy the creative adventures your child has experienced this year and the amazing artwork created along the way!

Summer Art Camp at PPE!!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Join Mrs. Atkinson June 5-9 for one amazing week of exploring, discovering and creating ART at Percy Priest Elementary! This unique camp offers a variety of hands on art experiences designed especially for artists ages 5-11 years (rising K through rising 4th graders). Camp will take place in the Percy Priest Art Room from 9:00-12:00, June 5-9, 2017. The cost is $190 per child for the week, which includes a sketchbook, all art supplies and a snack each day. Class size is limited, so sign up online today!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45adaa2ba31-mrs

Contact Mrs. Atkinson at tina.atkinson@mnps.org for more questions.

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4th Grade Fine Arts Night- Coming Soon!

4th, Schoolwide

Mark your calendar for the first ever PPE Fine Arts Night for 4th grade! On May 18th, 4th grade students will have artwork on display in the hallways near the Gym that will showcase some of the amazing artwork created this school year. The Art show will open at 5:30 for your viewing pleasure as you make your way to the Gym for an outstanding musical performance at 6:30!

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TNReady Updates

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TNReady Updates

Tennessee public school districts are required to include TNReady test scores in student course grade calculations unless test scores are not returned before the final five instructional days of the school year. TNReady achievement test scores for grades three through eight and for high school End of Course (EOC) Exams will count as 10 percent of a student’s final grade in the tested subjects.  This is a change for the EOC exams, as test scores previously counted as 25 percent of the semester grade.  TNReady test scores will not factor into Social Studies grades in 3-8, since this subject is being field tested this spring.

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) will provide Quick Score reports with students’ raw (number correct) scores.  However, unlike past years, Quick Score reports will not include numerical grades.  Each public school district will now determine its own conversion of raw scores to numeric grades, so the Research, Assessment and Evaluation Department will provide schools a conversion chart for each tested subject.

Students who are absent with an unexcused absence and unable to make up any portion of TNReady will receive the minimum exam grade on our numerical grading scale (50 for the achievement test in grades 3-8 or 0 for End of Course exams).  Students who miss the achievement test in grades 3-8 with an excused absence will not be penalized. 

The Tennessee Department of Education does not allow students to opt out of state mandated assessments.  If a student attends school on the day of test administration, the student will be expected to take the test.  Alternative activities cannot be provided during the test administration.  In the event of a test refusal, the student will receive the minimum exam grade (50). 

Mrs. Melinda Williams

Principal

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Lunch for Teachers

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Please sign up to bring food/supplies for the teachers' lunch on Monday, March 27th. 
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090844AAAB2FA2F85-4thgrade/19250083

Science Night

3rd, 4th

Calling All Budding Scientists!!!!

The Percy Priest PTO is hosting a Science Night.  This special event will include a Science Show, followed by visits to individual stations, where our students can experience the wonders of science in a hands-on way.

What: Percy Priest Science Night led by “Mr. Science” Jason Lindsey from Hooked on Science, an award winning program!

When: Friday, March 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: PPE’s Gymnasium

Who: The first 120 3rd and 4th graders to sign up

Cost: FREE!!!!  (There will not be any food provided, so please feed your children in advance.)

***A sign-up genius will be sent to all 3rd and 4th grade families via email at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February, 27th.  This sign up will be first come, first serve, absolutely no exceptions.  Siblings not in 3rd or 4th grade may not sign up.  We are also asking for 20 parent volunteers to help during the event.  There will be a place to sign up to volunteer on the sign-up genius as well.  However, being a volunteer does not mean your child can attend without signing up so please sign up your child first and then you can sign up as a volunteer if you wish.***

***This is not a drop off event. However, we request that the 3rd and 4th graders who sign up are accompanied by only one parent, as we want to keep the crowd to a minimum.  It is also fine if one parent escorts their child and their child’s friend(s) who have also signed up, as long as that parent is responsible for all of the children they bring throughout the event and then takes the same children home at the end of the evening.***

Questions???  Contact Katie Cameron at kcameron80@gmail.com