PTO Newsletter 3/1

Welcome March! The year is flying by but March brings some exciting ways to celebrate, support, and learn within our school community.

Support PPE! The Auction is now OPEN! Studio 24 Spring Auction is TOMORROW night and will be an unforgettable night! Break out your bell bottoms and sequins and get ready to bid on some stellar items.

Don’t forget to secure your ride home after a night of boogying. There are still a few bus tickets available for sale.

Even if you can’t make this party, you can still bid and win remotely! You, your friends, your family can also get in on the bidding action. All they have to do is log in on our trusted auction site and be a bidder as well. Don’t let them miss out on an opportunity to bid on priceless items like our Peyton Manning UT jersey, Nick Saban signed football, Candace Parker jersey, Lane Kiffin signed football, private songwriter night with J. T. Harding, beauty baskets and services, art, lots of local food, attractions, and fun!

Every purchase supports our beloved school.

Percy’s Reading Party is always such a sweet community event and last night saw great attendance and reading fans (and pancake lovers) of all ages. See below for a great resource from this team.

Important Dates

  • NOW-March 4:Read-A-Thon
  • March 1: Pajama Day! Wear your PJs to school.
  • March 2: Spring Auction Party at Loveless Barn
  • March 4: Read-A-Thon ends and reading logs are due
  • March 5: No school
  • March 5: Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Spirit Night
  • March 6: Community Meeting about 3rd Grade Retention Legislation in the PPE Library
  • March 8: Book Character Dress Up Day/Half day of School (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
  • March 11-15: Spring Break
  • March 18-22: Math Madness
  • March 20: Doughbird Spirit Night
  • March 21: Math Night
  • March 21: Papa John’s Spirit Night
  • March 29: No School

Upcoming Events

Support PPE! The Auction is now OPEN!

The auction is now open! This is one of our largest fundraisers for PPE each year. The funds raised through this event are a huge boost to our PTO resources. With these

funds raised, PTO can support interventionists, teacher supplies and other specials needs such as Technology and Spanish.

There is something for everyone!








**Worried you can’t stay up on the bidding war? You can always set your max bid right above the orange “Place Bid” bar on the item page.

The auction closes at 9:30 pm Saturday, March 2nd!

Whether you are attending Studio 24 or not, you, your family and friends can sign up for a CausePilot account to get in on the auction! Scan above or click here!

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow night at Studio 24! Party for ticket holders starts at 6pm at Loveless Barn until 11 pm. Come ready to see PPE friends-old and new, enjoy delicious food from Loveless Cafe, dance the night away and see all the incredible items in person up for our silent auction. Don’t forget to secure your ride home after a night of boogying. There are still a few bus tickets available for sale here.



Thanks for continuing to encourage at home reading as we head into the home stretch of read-a-thon!

  • Monday, March 4th: Read-a-thon ends. Reading logs need to be turned in to your child’s classroom teacher.
  • Friday, March 8th:  CELEBRATION DAY – Favorite Book Character Dress-Up Day

Students who achieve the 100 book (Kindergarten) and 1,500 minute (1st-5th) challenge will be recognized during morning announcements and receive a certificate and prize from the read-a-thon treat cart.

Percy’s Reading Party Wrap Up!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help and to all who joined us for Percy’s Reading Party last night!  If you want more reading recommendations from fellow and former PPE families, check out the attached PPE Young Readers survey. Happy reading!

PPE Young Readers Survey

Math Night – March 21

It’s Math Night at Percy Priest!  Join us on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-7:30 for fun with Mathnasium of Brentwood and Green Hills!  Get ready for multiple tables of fun games, plus great giveaways, too.  Questions?  Email Elizabeth Raggio at for more information.  See you there!

Roar Store

New merch alert! The Roar Store has new spring items for you to check out. Head to to shop spring worthy gear now.

Tiger Tennis Social – April 12

On Friday, April 12th (Rain Date April 26), we’ll gather at Seven Hills Swim & Tennis for tennis, fun, a tasty lunch and light cocktails. You don’t need anything except a racquet! All skill levels are welcome.

Pick a time for tennis drills and play — 9:00 -11:00 or 12:00 – 2:00. Lunch will be served from 11-12.  There will also be a raffle during lunch to win some amazing prizes.

Don’t play tennis but want in on the fun? Purchase a spectator/lunch option and come to socialize, grab a cocktail and lunch, and watch some tennis!

Tickets go on sale NEXT WEEK!

PPE 5th Grade Father Daughter Dance-April 26th

Save the date for the Father Daughter Eras Dance in the PPE Gym from 6:30-8:30 pm.  A special night for PPE 5th grade girls and their fathers or special guests. More information to come!

PPE Talent Show-May 17th SAVE THE DATE

We are excited to announce the first PPE Talent Show!  Please mark your calendars and get ready to be entertained as our students dazzle us with their talent and creativity.  More information to come, but please reach out to Annie Pons ( with any questions or ways you can help out!


Small Fundraisers

Papa John’s Spirit Night – March 21

Our next Papa John’s night is March 21st.  Take a night off cooking and help support the PTO.

General Announcements

Screenings, assessments, and testing…oh my!

It can be confusing with there always seeming to be an assessment, screening, or testing week around each corner. Dr. Young and Mrs. Temple can help! Check out this explainer video where they walk through different assessments and what the information in reports that go home might mean.

Counselor’s Corner – Percy Priest Elementary

Please join us on Thursday, March 7th  for our next PPE Parenting Series talk:

“Making Healthy Choices with Video Games”, led by Gunner Goodlad, PhD, from Southeast Psych. Please see the Teams link below to join at 7:30pm.

Click here to join the meeting | Meeting ID: 281 013 558 35 | Passcode: caEKdr

Clorox Wipes and Lysol Spray Needed

The Cafe and Front Office are in need of some clorox wipes and lysol spray to keep surfaces clean.  If you are interested in dropping some off to the front office, it would be most appreciated.

MNPS Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-25 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

PPE Kindergarten Readiness Camp: July 9-10 REGISTRATION OPEN

Calling all Rising Kindergarten girls and boys for 2024-2025 school year.  Save the Date for July 9-10 for our Kindergarten Readiness Camp.  You can register HERE!

Join Mrs. Murray Dick & Mrs. Amy Patterson 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 coming soon!

For any further questions regarding Kindergarten, please contact

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!

How to Volunteer

We need your help to make next year the best year 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.

Kroger will donate 4% of the total dollars spent in their stores to PPE. To participate, click on this link, create or login to your account and select Percy Priest Elementary PTO as your Community Rewards Organization.

How to Stay Connected

Email Lists

New families – Be sure to sign up for our school newsletter, which includes grade-level information each week. Register today.

Add PPE happenings to your calendar automatically!

You can subscribe to our PTO calendar and have all of our events show up on your calendar, so you never lose track of important dates! Following the links below will prompt you to subscribe to the calendar via your preferred calendar app. Any time the PTO updates an event through the website, it will update on the calendar of all subscribers (how often your calendar pulls updated info will be based on your individual personal settings – every 5 minutes, 1 hour, 1 week, etc).

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