PTO Newsletter 4/26

Happy Friday PPE family! Can you believe there are only 4 weeks until school breaks for summer?! We still have lots in store for the community in these last few weeks, including a 5th Grade Dance tonight, incoming Kindergarten Popsicle Party Sunday, Science Night Monday…and more!

Don’t forget to reserve your spot for an incredible Science Night this coming Monday. Entries are timed so that our guest scientists can give proper instruction. Check out the activity line up and grab your spot now for this free community event.

Field Day is coming fast and we need your help, parents, to run this event! See below for the volunteer sign-up.

Finally, do you have an incoming Kindergartner? Do you have a friend who does? Have them reach out to our Kindergarten Liaison Hayden Wilson ( to get in the loop on our popsicle party this Sunday!

Important Dates

April 26: 5th Grade Father/Daughter Dance (Tonight!)

April 28: Incoming Kindergarten Popsicle Party *2:00 pm new start time*

April 29: Science Night

May 1: Storytellers Series – Mexican Culture

May 3: Field Day (Rain Date May 10)

May 5: Tiger Dash (Rain Date May 19)

May 9-10: School Play: Matilda Jr., The Musical

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

Popsicle Party for Incoming Kindergarteners – April 28 at 2:00 (earlier start time!)

Rising Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to come meet each other and enjoy a popsicle on the PPE playground Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm. It’s a great way to start getting connected! Also, please go ahead and register for Kindergarten so our planning for the fall can begin! Details can be found here.

April 28 | 2:00 pm | PPE Playground

Science Night – April 29th

Reserve your entry time NOW for Science Night!

We are excited to host so many amazing scientists at PPE Science Night! To ensure they can perform their demonstrations properly, admission is limited and entries are timed. Please sign up each participating student (PPE students and their age-appropriate siblings are welcome) for a time slot to participate in the fun! Reserve your entry time here.

Can you help on Science Night? Looking for parents and caretakers to move our Tigers to each activity station and help our brilliant scientists complete their demonstrations. Thank you for helping to make this an epic night of science! Science Night Parent Volunteer Sign Up

April 29 | 5:30 pm | PPE Cafe

Field Day 2024 – May 3 9:30 am -12:30 pm

Get ready to lace up those sneakers and sport your Navigator or House shirt because Field Day 2024 is just around the corner! Join us for a day packed with fun and fitness as students embark on exciting activities like the 40-yard dash, can smash, and a climbing wall.

We need your help with running events for our students! Please sign-up here to bring a case of water or to help run an event. Make sure to sign-up for both the 3rd and the rain date of the 10th.  Even if you are not able to help with an event, we invite all families to join us on Field Day just remember parking will be limited and on the street. Please park towards our neighbors at 5844 Robert E. Lee and walk towards school.

Field Day Volunteer Sign-Up

May 3 (rain date May 10) | 9:30-12:30 (Volunteer check-in at 9:00) | PPE Front Circle

2024 Tiger Dash on May 5th – 2:30

Registration is OPEN!  Please click HERE to sign up for this new and fun event!

Come enjoy our 1 mile COLOR run from Percy Priest down the Forest Hills Pathway and back up Otter Creek Road.  This is a FREE event and we hope the whole family can join us that afternoon as we celebrate another great school year at PPE. We are partnering with the Forest Hills Pathway Project’s Spring Lemonade Walk, so plan to browse the tables that will be setup on Priest Road. Bring a towel and clothes you can get messy! Come at 2:30 and the run starts at 3:00 pm (we will have “flights” starting every 4 minutes)!

May 5 | 2:30 pm | PPE and Forest Hills Pathway

School Play “Matilda Jr., The Musical” – May 9-10

Come one, come all!  The 4th and 5th graders in Drama Club have been working tirelessly and are excited to present…Matilda, Jr. The Musical!  As seats are limited for each performance, please sign up here for which show you’d like to attend.  We will be doing a performance during the school day for students in grades 3-5 (unless we have Field Day due to rain on the 3rd). Tickets are free!

PPE Talent Show – May 17th

Get ready to be dazzled at PPE’s inaugural talent show! With over 30 acts showcasing the incredible skills and talents of our students, this event promises an evening filled with entertainment and delight. From mesmerizing musical performances to jaw-dropping dance routines and captivating acts of all kinds, come join us for a night of talent, fun, and community spirit. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable showcase of creativity and skill!

Can you help with the Talent Show? Volunteers and Sponsors Needed!  Looking for parents to make this night possible. Many jobs are available including set-up, decorating, food, and clean-up. Sign up PARENTS to be volunteers here. If you are interested in sponsoring the food to feed all participants and other costs email Annie for more information.

May 17 | 5:30 pm | PPE Cafe

Join the 24-25 Songwriters Night Committee!

Help us plan an unforgettable night of Songs Under the Stars! We are already starting planning and as a committee member, you’ll play a role in creating this autumn fundraising event. We need wordsmiths, marketing gurus, and fundraising wizards who can help plan and execute both in advance and the day of! All profits from this event support our amazing school! Email Rachel Schultz at

School Fundraisers

Elan Month of Giving – April 1- 30

During the month of April, Elan Skin will be donating 10% of all in-person sales for treatments, products and/or gift cards back to the PTO with the mention of PPE! This is a great opportunity to take advantage of your favorite products or treatments. And Mother’s Day is just around the corner if you need gift cards! Thank you!!

1st Day School Supplies – June 30 order deadline

Percy Priest is partnering again this year with 1st Day School Supplies to make purchasing back-to-school supplies easy and affordable, while benefiting the PTO. You’ll be able to order exactly what your child needs for the fall by visiting our dedicated link here. Kits will be delivered directly to the school in August so this is truly hassle-free. Order before June 30!

“I order from 1st Day School Supplies every year. I love the convenience – rather than running frantically through the school supply aisle at Target, the supplies are delivered to the classroom and they are the exact supplies that the teachers requested. I get to take my children school supply shopping for a few fun items (rather than folders and pencils) and we both enjoy the experience. The cherry on top is that a portion of my order gets donated back to the school! It’s a win-win-win.”

Nahed, 5th and 2nd Grade PPE Parent

Signature Nail PPE Day – May 2nd

Visit Signature Nail (3900 Hillsboro Pike) on May 2nd and take advantage of any of their various nail service offerings. 10% will go back to the PPE PTO with the mention of our school.

General Announcements

Builders Club – New May Session Starting April 30

Last call! Laura Faison and Terri Wall are offering a Maymester Builders Club.  They will have 3 sessions of BC for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.  Sessions will be each Tuesday starting April 30.  If your child would like to join, please fill out the permission form and return to Ms. Faison by Monday, April 29. Sign up now!

Storytellers Series – Mexican Culture – May 1

Artists from the Global Education Center will share Aztec drum and dance with ceremonial set-up and cultural information, followed by a demonstration of Mexican folkloric dance from the region of Puebla to tie in with Cinco de Mayo.  Artists will also explain the difference between Mexican Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, since so many people confuse the two.

PTO Meeting – May 14

Join us for our last PTO meeting of the year where we will present and vote on the 2024-2025 PTO budget and 2024-2025 PTO Executive Board slate for next year. We will also have special guests to cover all things summer reading!

Ms. Stuart and Mrs. Tanner will offer simple literacy habits that will make summer reading fun and memorable for the entire family. We’ll discuss innovative (and easy) ways to keep children’s hearts and minds engaged in story and books, ensuring a strong foundation for the upcoming school year. The 411 on audiobooks, 100 BOOK CHALLENGE details, family read aloud recommendations…we’ll cover it all!

We look forward to seeing you on May 14th!

When: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: PPE Library

Vote for Dr. A for Educator of the Month

Our own Dr. A was also nominated for statewide Educator of the Month but she needs your votes! Follow the link and click on Dr. A’s photo to cast your vote. And come back often – you can vote once every day! Educator of the Month – Tennessee Lottery

More updates!

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

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!

Small Fundraisers Spotlight

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

Just Glass will donate $3 per month, per subscription, to the Percy Priest Elementary PTO. Subscribe by clicking the link and receive bi-weekly pick-ups of your recycled glass, while supporting our school!

How to Stay Connected

Email Lists

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