Dear PPE families,

I hope today’s e-blast finds you doing well and healthy! Thank you for sharing pictures of your PPE tigers with our teacher Instagram accounts. I sure do miss your boys and girls….their faces, their smiles, their voices, their excitement, basically….all the things that make your children/our children so special! 😀

Tennessee families with children ages birth to 3rd grade now have access to ReadyRosie, short videos and free resources with simple, engaging activities you can do at home. ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families, schools, and communities across the nation deepen and scale their family engagement efforts. Register for free at https://readyrosie.com/en/tn/.

If you are trying to find a balance and structure while working from home, MNPS has a page on the website dedicated to creating a daily routine. A sample daily schedule is also provided for you. You may access this information at https://www.mnps.org/blog/2020/3/31/creatingstructures.

NPT/PBS- Beginning April 6th, PBS will launch statewide instructional programming content daily @ 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned and check out your TV guide for what will be offered.

One place for the many online resources you have been give can be found at www.wideopenschool.org.

IXL – PPE students in grades 1st-4th can explore lessons in IXL or take the diagnostic test for more targeted learning. To take the diagnostic test, students should click on the “Diagnostic” tab at the top (in green) and begin. This helps direct our students to lessons that are most needed. I highly recommend using IXL for 15-20 minutes daily while alternating the subject matter. IXL is aligned to Tennessee State Standards.

Yesterday, I received a temporary log-in and password for our families from Super Teacher Worksheets. Superteacherworksheets.com is a great resource for printable materials.

Here is the log-in information you will need to access the materials:
username: temporaryaccess
password: stayhealthy

Also, printable materials for students can be found at https://mnps.org/printables.

MNPS SHOW & TELL for students – Share your story, your art, your music, your thoughts! Submissions online at www.mnps.org.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Families can now apply online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11, 2020 and they’ve lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic.

Learn more here.

Follow us on Instagram @ppetigers & @percypriestlibrary, FaceBook and the PPE website @percypriest.org.

 

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong!

We are in this together,
Melinda Williams