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Support Staff Collection


Each December we say thank you to the support staff (front office staff, custodians, cafe employees, paraprofessionals, workroom assistants, nurse, crossing guard and library clerk) for their tireless work and dedication to Percy Priest Elementary! An envelope went home last Friday in your student's folder. If you would like to join in a school-wide gift for these amazing individuals, please send your donation (cash or checks made out to PPE PTO) in the envelope addressed as “staff gift”. Please return the envelopes by this coming Wednesday, December 12th. Mrs. Williams will distribute this money to our incredible support staff at the staff holiday lunch. Thank you for your kindness [...]

Support Staff Collection2018-12-06T18:15:38+00:00



S.T.E.A.M Club (science, technology, engineering, art & math) -- With Mrs. Lester & Mrs. Strobel Who: Kindergartners & 1 st Graders What: Develop & encourage independent learning, exploration, socialization & SO MUCH MORE! Where: Mrs. Strobel’s kindergarten classroom When: Thursdays (January 24- April 4) Cost: $150 (includes a snack each Thursday for 10 sessions) 4 P.M. Pick up will be in the kindergarten parking lot! Email NOW to save a spot:

STEAM Club2018-12-06T17:25:04+00:00

2nd Grade News!


Ask your 2nd grader: What is a biography?  What is the author’s purpose for writing a biography? Name 3 things you learned about Helen Keller. When should you use a capital letter? Have you practiced your fact fluency with xtramath?  What is your goal? What is a sound wave? Why can’t you hear sound in space? Does sound travel better through wood, string, or aluminum foil? Upcoming Events: 2nd grade Program:  December 14th @ 8:30. Holiday Parties:  December 21st.  Time TBD by room parent. Upcoming Skills: ELA:  Abbreviations Skills: Inferring Grammar: Adjectives Phonics: Compound words Science/Social Studies: Sound/American Cultures Math: Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping Have a great weekend! The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade News!2018-12-06T17:25:21+00:00

3rd Grade News!


Hello families! We hope that you had a wonderful week. Here are some dates to keep in mind: December 21st--Half Day, class parties will be held from 10:00-11:00am; dismissal at 11:30 December 21-January 7--Winter Break Here's what we'll be up to next week: ELA: In ELA we will be working on making inferences in a text.  We'll explore this topic through two stories in our Storyworks magazines: "Saving America's Wolves" and "Brave Chicken".  This week we will also visit the library for a lesson with Ms. Stuart about holidays in Europe.  This is an awesome, interactive lesson and we are so exited [...]

3rd Grade News!2018-12-06T17:25:33+00:00

PPE 4th Grade Girl Scouts Need Your Help!


PPE 4th grade Girl Scout Troop 427 needs your help to help others. They have challenged PPE tigers to help them reach their service project goal. They want to raise $500 worth of gift cards for teens and tweens for The Last Minute Toy Store. The collection boxes for gift cards and items for Open Table Nashville are located in the front lobby.

PPE 4th Grade Girl Scouts Need Your Help!2018-12-06T18:17:11+00:00

Spanish News: Three King’s Day


Upon returning from winter break, my Spanish classes will participate in a cultural activity and celebrate Three King’s Day. I will 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 8-14). 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. [...]

Spanish News: Three King’s Day2018-12-06T17:25:58+00:00

Tech Lab News!


Have you been hearing about the Angry Birds or Dance Parties we've been having in the technology lab? You can find the links to the websites at The last two weeks before break will be full of robotics and coding fun as well as we use our coding skills to program robots. If you have any questions, please email me at

Tech Lab News!2018-12-06T17:26:59+00:00

A Message From Your Principal!


Dear Parents, The holidays are just around the corner and this time of the year presents an excellent opportunity to teach our students about the power and purpose of giving back. When we think of the holidays, we think of love, presents and kindness. Why not use this season to teach our children that they can make a difference and change world, no matter their age! But why teach students about philanthropy and giving? A recent study found that “schools lie at the heart of the bond between young people and charities”.  The study also showed that “school is the second [...]

A Message From Your Principal!2018-11-29T16:55:19+00:00