PTO Newsletter 2/10

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Percy Priest is getting ready for a day of love, treats and hearts.  Students, teachers and parents will enjoy Valentine themed classroom parties.  Please reach out to your child’s room parent if you have any questions.  Love is shared in many forms including hugs, kind words, messages and even laughs. We hope each of you has a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

We are days away from our Used Book Sale (Feb 21-23) and the beginning of our Magical Read-A-Thon (February 24-March 9), and only 3 weeks away from this year’s spring auction – Back to the Neon!  Scroll down for information about how to support all these efforts and stay tuned for more details about the events in Friday folders in the next couple of weeks!

Upcoming School Events

  • Feb 14 – Class Valentine’s Parties (*details to come from room parents; attending parents must bring photo ID to check in)
  • Feb 16 – 3rd Grade Parent Party
  • Feb 20- President’s Day- No School
  • Feb 21-23 – Used Book Sale
  • Feb 24-March 8 – Read-a-Thon
  • March 4 – Spring Auction at City Winery
  • March 10-Half day of School-3rd Quarter Ends
  • March 13-17 – Spring Break – No School
  • March 23 – Math Night
  • March 29 – Mr. Lincoln visits PPE
  • April 6 & 7 – Spring Holiday- No School
  • April 21 – Tiger Tennis Social
  • May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 1 – NPL Puppet Truck- Puss in Boots (2nd & 3rd)
  • May 2 – NPL Puppet Truck – Tomas (K & 1st)
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & Field Day (*May 9 Rain Date*)
  • May 7 – Incoming Kindergartener Popsicle Party
  • May 12 – Spring Picnic
  • May 19 – Spring Sing


Spring Field Trips

  • Feb 10 – 1st Grade @ Nashville Zoo
  • Feb 17 – 2nd Grade @ Travellers Rest
  • Feb 21 – 1st Grade @ TPAC
  • Feb 24 – 2nd Grade @ TPAC
  • April 12 – 1st Grade (Acker / Wall) @ Warner Park
  • April 14 – 1st Grade (Brumleve / Faison / Hartsock) @ Warner Park
  • May 11 – 2nd Grade @ Nashville Children’s Theater

School Events

Percy Priest Parenting Series – February 23rd

Interested in learning more about anxiety and perfectionism from our amazing Percy Priest counselors, Mrs. K-B and Mrs. Twitchel? Join them with Dr. Jenn Stewart via Teams on Thursday, February 23rd from 7:30pm – 8:30pm as they talk about “The Endless What Ifs— Parenting an Anxious Child.” This will be the first of several sessions in their new Parenting Series this spring. The Teams link will be sent out through room parents via Teams so check your email for those details!

Coffee and Conversations in the Cafe with Erin O’Hara Block – February 24th 

Bring your travel mug of coffee to the morning drop-off line and stay to mingle with our MNPS School Board Representative, Erin Block, and Percy Priest parents on Friday, February 24th. We’ll be in the Cafe from 8:00-9:00. Join us for all of part of the hour!

Spring Auction – March 4


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Used Book Sale – February 21–23 – Chapter Books and Volunteers Needed!

It’s time to start gathering your used books for the annual used book sale, happening next month! We welcome books that are appropriate for Kindergarteners through 4th graders.  Currently, we have enough picture books, but are still in need of CHAPTER BOOKS.

This event will happen about a week ahead of the Read-A-Thon so the kids will get excited and have “new” books to read. Donation bins are on the PPE front porch!

Please sign up to help make our Used Book Sale happen Here

Read-A-Thon – Feb 24-March 9

The 2023 Read-a-Thon is right around the corner! We want to transform the library into a farmyard/country fair and need some help! If you have decorating or carpentry skills and want to be a part of the read-a-thon magic please let Miss Stuart know (

  • Large Farm Animals (stuffed animals)
  • Hay bales
  • A wooden platform (needed for our barn photo booth)
  • Any other ideas that fit the theme!

Be a Friend of the Read-A-Thon and help make it better than ever! Visit and select your desired level of participation.

*We also have sponsorship opportunities for Field Day (May 5) and Spring Family Picnic (May 12) if you’d like to support those Community Events.*

Moms Thrive will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, with special guest Megan Croft. She’ll talk about developing emotion and power as a mom. Moms Thrive is a non-school-sponsored group put on by fellow PPE moms who want to help develop community and encourage and equip moms with tools that lead to grace-filled parenting. Please note all speakers will be coming from a biblical worldview.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-24 school year will kick off on Monday, January 30th.  If you or someone you know has an incoming kindergartner, please encourage them to complete registration as early as possible.  For information regarding enrollment requirements, please visit

Kindergarten Readiness Camp: July 18-19

Calling all Rising Kindergarten girls and boys for 2023-2024 school year.  Save the Date for July 18-19 for our Kindergarten Readiness Camp.  Join Miss Murray Benson & Mrs. Bitsi Condra to get a “Sneak Peek” at a day in the life of a kindergartner!  Your child will have the opportunity to meet new friends, engage in hands-on learning experiences, Tour the school, playground, visit ‘kinder’ classrooms, and so much more!  Registration HERE!

General Announcements

Green Tip from the PPE Green Team

Check your toilets, faucets and other water-consuming appliances for leaks and pay close attention to your water bill for spikes in use. Finding and fixing leaks prevent you from wasting gallons of water and throwing dollars down the drain.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer: Kristy Reuter

Children’s names and grades: Liv, 3rd grade and Ellie, K

Volunteer Role: Percy’s Vintage Closet, Roar Store, Room Mom

Why Percy Priest: We moved to our school zone when Liv was a baby so that one day she and her sister would be able to attend PPE.  It was one of the best decisions we have ever made!  Everyone you come in contact with has such genuine love for our kids and a passion for helping them be the best person they can be in all facets of life.  And most importantly, they make it FUN to come to school.  I have met so many wonderful momma friends through volunteering.  It is a win win!

If you have any PPE logo attire that your tiger has outgrown, please donate to PVC.  Bin on front porch 🙂

Come Have Lunch!

Parents, grandparents and special friends are welcome to eat lunch with students! To help us with space and accommodating guests, we ask that visitors sign-up to come eat lunch using the bookings link below. Please be sure to select the correct grade level and teacher. When signing-up, we also ask that you only sign-up for one day at this time. Thank you for your help and we hope to see you for lunch soon. Sign up to come eat lunch with your student! Menus can be viewed on the Meal View App or here.

We need your help to make this spring the best yet at Percy Priest! Dedicated and engaged parents are a key ingredient to making our school the great school that it is. There are big and small volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please check out our volunteer form and let us know what things interest you. We’ll be in touch with more information.


If you have questions of any kind, please contact us at Thank you!

Small Fundraisers Spotlight

For a list of all of our ongoing small fundraisers, please visit our Small Fundraisers webpage.

Mabel’s Labels will donate 20% of all proceeds generated by label orders for your child’s clothing, accessories and bags, so anything they lose is easily returned to them. Simply go to and search for Percy Priest Elementary PTO. Purchase your labels and they will ship direct to your door. This is a perfect way to keep your child’s outwear out of the PPE Lost and Found this winter!

How to Stay Connected

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