PTO Newsletter 5/12


The countdown is on for the last day of school, but we still have a lot of fun things to do before we say hello to Summer.  Today is our Spring Movie Night and Picnic!  Dj Louis, Bounce House, Encanto and Gelato…need we say more?  If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to volunteer, please click  HERE.

Spring Sing is less than a week away and please remember that the week of May 22 is the week of dressing up to close out the school year!  We will have “Back to School” dates out soon, so stay tuned!

We hope you all enjoy this weekend and celebrate all the wonderful mom’s in our lives!  Happy Mother’s Day!

Upcoming School Events

  • May 12 – Spring Movie Night and Picnic @ 5:30
  • May 19 – Spring Sing @ 9:00

End of the Year Dress Up Days (chosen by auction winners!)

  • May 22 – Wacky Hair Day
  • May 23 – Favorite Jersey Day
  • May 24 – Medieval Day- Kings, Queens, Knights and Squires (no swords/weapons)
  • May 25 – Favorite celebrity or musician

School Events

Spring Movie Night and Picnic – May 12th

Percy Priest’s First Spring Movie Night is Friday, May 12th! Bring your lawn chairs or a large blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie, DJ Louie, a bounce house, food and more! The fun will begin at 5:30pm, with the movie, Encanto, starting at dusk. Get ready to sing and dance along with the Madrigal family!

You can pack your own picnic for your family or grab your favorite take out.

Zio Matto Gelato and Retro Sno will both be on-site selling their cool, sweet treats, and we will have a concession stand selling bags of popcorn for the movie. Please bring your own water bottles.

Thank you to our Friends of the Spring Picnic: The Hauck Family and the Vidalakis Family

Retirement Party for Mrs. Rollins – May 22

We are excited to announce a retirement gathering for the wonderful Catherine Rollins who runs the GATE program (formerly known as Encore). We will meet from 3:30 – 4:00pm on May 22nd in the small courtyard in front of Percy Priest (PPE Café if it rains). The Friends Life Treat Truck will be serving treats to families to honor Mrs. Rollins. We encourage siblings to attend! We would love for current and former students of Mrs. Rollins to create a card for her and/or say a few words. If you are unable to attend please have your child drop their card off in the main office. We hope you can join us and have some ice cream to celebrate Mrs. Rollins’ retirement!

Upcoming Auction Party Dates

If you purchased tickets to a grade-level auction party, see below for all of dates and for parties with spots still available!

Class Date Host
Kindergarten BOYS Party!

Spots still available here!

May 20 Jennifer Simmons
Kindergarten GIRLS Party!

Spots still available here!

May 20 Rebecca Kain
1st Grade BOYS Party! April 30 Dr. Patrick & Julia Saitta
1st Grade GIRLS Party! May 5 Megan Gesell
2nd Grade BOYS Party! May 13 KC Hutchinson
2nd Grade GIRLS Party! May 20 Jennifer Simmons
3rd Grade GIRLS Party! May 25 Kristy Reuter

School Fundraisers

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!

General Announcements

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.

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

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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