PTO Newsletter 5/17

One more week down and it is the FINAL COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER BREAK! While there may only be a handful of days of school left, we still have some great reminders below, including our FINAL Community Event of the school year.

Talent Show is tonight! Don’t miss the hard work and exciting acts from our very own students. See you there at 5pm TONIGHT in the PPE Cafe!

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, parking on Priest Road is making traffic difficult because it is a narrow street. If the school parking lots are full, we ask that you park along Otter Creek or Willshire (and NOT on Priest Road) and walk towards school.

Do you know a Rising Kindergartner headed to PPE? Please forward them this email so they can sign up for the newsletter now and be totally in the loop for back to school in August.

Finally, wish a 5th Grader Congrats as they embark on their journeys to middle school!

Important Dates

  • May 17: Talent Show TONIGHT
  • May 22: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9 am)
  • May 23: Half Day of School (dismissal at 11:30 am)
  • May 24: Summer Break Begins
  • June 15: Last day to order 1st Day School Supplies

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

  • May 20: Barbie and Ken Day
  • May 21: Hero/Heroine Day
  • May 22: Favorite Superstar Day
  • May 23: Favorite Sports Team Day


School Fundraisers

1st Day School Supplies – June 15 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!

“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


We know summer can create all kinds of childcare problems. Wyndy is here to help!

Book a summer part-time or full-time, background-checked, college nanny and Wyndy will give back $50 to the PPE PTO.

Post your nanny job on the app, or learn more at Just mention our code: PPES on your call.

General Announcements

PPE Summer Reading Challenge – Starts Thursday, May 23!


Vintage attire needed – drop off before school ends!

For all the tiger alumni who want to pass on your Percy priest attire to future tigers, there will be a bin at the front of the school to donate to “Percy’s Vintage Closet” for next year. Thank you!

JT Moore Rising 6th Graders – Related Arts Info

Check out this brief, informative deck that gives and overview about JT Moore’s related arts options and sports/clubs available.

MNPS Visual and Performing Arts – Summer Clinics

Space is still available for students to attend summer clinics in orchestra, band, choir, and visual arts. The clinics will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their skills and deepen their knowledge of their respective art forms. Please find the dates and links to more information below:

2024-2025 School Year Volunteers Needed

Our incredible school runs and thrives on Parent, Caregiver, Grandparent, and Friends volunteering their precious time and skills. We have so many ways throughout the year to lend a hand and it is so rewarding to be involved in this awesome community and activities of our children and grandchildren.

Check out the immediate opportunities here and choose what interests you. There will be more opportunities throughout the year (this event list focuses on immediate needs)!

Dedicated and engaged parents and friends help make Percy Priest Elementary the great school that it is. Thank you for joining us next year as we make it another special year!

Please note: even if you have filled out this form in previous years, please submit again. We are starting with a clean slate this school year!

Percy Priest parents, who’s ready for pooltime?! We know you are, and our young friends throughout Nashville are, too! UniCycle works with neighborhood-based community centers throughout the city, and were recently called upon to help ensure that kids who come to community pools this summer have proper swimwear. We can do this! Let’s clean out last year’s gear and drop any swimsuits you won’t need this year into the UniCycle basket. Tiny tots through adult sizes – we’ll take them all, and they’ll all have a great summer with another swimmer!


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

Small Fundraisers Spotlight

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

Box Tops 4 Education will donate $0.10 per label to the Percy Priest Elementary PTO for each qualifying box top that is turned in. To participate, download the “Box Tops for Education” app and then simply scan your receipt and the app will identify any box tops you may have purchased. These will automatically go towards our school’s total.

Earn additional money for the PTO by shopping online at the Box Tops Marketplace, with over 70 participating vendors, including Lands’ EndTargetGap, and Pottery Barn. See the Box Tops website for details.

If you shop for groceries online or have e-receipts, you can now submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your School. Visit the app or website for more details and to see a full list of participating retailers.

Look at this progress!!

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).

For Calendar Apps (apple calendar etc), click here.

For Google Calendar, click here.


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