PTO Newsletter 3/8

We made it to Spring Break! After a very eventful week including the dazzling Studio 24 Auction Party, always amazing 3rd Grade Wax Museum, and wrapping up with the Read-A-Thon Celebration Day today, it is hard to believe a week off school starts in just a few hours.

Have a great break with lots of relaxation and we will see you back for the last quarter of the year!

Important Dates

  • March 8: Book Character Dress Up Day/Half day of School (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
  • March 11-15: Spring Break (No School)
  • March 18-22: March MATHness Week
  • March 20: Doughbird Spirit Night
  • March 21: Math Night
  • March 21: Papa John’s Spirit Night
  • March 26: Report Cards issued
  • March 28: Navigator Day
  • March 29: No School
  • April 12: Tiger Tennis Social (Rain Date April 26)
  • April 16: Progress Reports
  • April 17: Tzatziki’s Spirit Day
  • April 26: 5th Grade Father/Daughter Dance
  • April 29: Science Night
  • May 3: Field Day (Rain Date May 10)
  • May 14: PTO Meeting at 6:00 pm in PPE Library
  • May 17: Talent Show
  • May 23: Half Day of School (dismissal at 11:30 am)
  • May 24: Summer Break

Upcoming Events

March MATHness Week: March 18 – 22

As another successful Read-A-Thon comes to an end, Percy Priest mathematicians are gearing up for our Second Annual “March MATHness!” Our teams are ready for fun challenges and hands-on activities that will increase motivation and celebrate our love of problem solving. This will be a friendly and fun competition that will allow students to play games that reinforce math concepts, work as classes to complete grade level challenges, and cheer on teammates in other grades throughout the week! Activities for March MATHness will be school-based, but families will have access to a variety of games to play with your children at home. The challenge tips off when we return from Spring Break on March 18!

Math Night – March 21

It’s Math Night at Percy Priest!  Join us on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-7:00 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!

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!

Grab your tickets NOW!

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!

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.

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

3rd Grade Retention Legislation

If you missed the informational community meeting this week, an explanatory video and more information about the law can be found on this webpage. This webpage has the most up to date information including meeting information and a frequently asked questions section.

Brain Blast – March 23

In honor of Brain Awareness Month, every March Vanderbilt Brain Institute neuroscientists gather at the Nashville Public Library’s main downtown branch to join in on the worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. We aim to have fun and inspire future scientists young and old!

Green Tip from the PPE Green Team

Traveling for spring break? Set your thermostat and water heater on vacation mode and unplug your appliances to conserve energy while you’re gone. Bring your reusable water bottle to hydrate while you’re on the go while cutting down on use of single use plastics.


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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