PTO Newsletter 5/25
The school year has come to a close and summer is finally here. We wanted to say thank you to our teachers, staff and our wonderful Principal and Vice Principal for an unforgettable year! The people who work every day at our school made it a place of learning, kindness, respect, growth, and fun. Our children are fortunate and we are grateful!
We also want to thank all of the parents and caregivers who showed up all year long to make events and fundraisers happen, who came to support their children in their endeavors, and who cheered from the sidelines as milestones were achieved and the days passed by. Parents and caregivers are a critical component of the school, and we hope you know you are appreciated for all the things you have done throughout the school year.
Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to Katie Agnew, our talented, thoughtful, tireless outgoing PTO President. Our school has thrived this year under her leadership and she deserves a huge “thank you” for a job well done. Thank you, Katie! You’re the best!
End of the Year Dress Up Days (chosen by auction winners!)
May 25 – Favorite celebrity or musician
School Events & News
End of Year Teacher Luncheon – this Thursday, May 25
The PTO hosts an end of the year luncheon for our teachers on the last day of school, as one last show of appreciation for their hard work each school year. We could use your help! Please check out our sign-up genius for ways to help make it special!
Lost & Found
The Lost & Found bin is overflowing! All items are in the cafeteria by the stage. Any items left after school dismisses for the summer will be donated to Unicycle, Percy’s Vintage Closet and Goodwill, as appropriate. There are nice items in there so please come find yours!
IT’S BACK! For the second year in a row, Dr. Young and Miss Stuart are challenging ALL Percy Priest Tigers to read 100 books over the ten weeks of summer break!
Challenge sheets went home last Friday. For each book read (chapter books: 50 pgs=1 book), color a paw print on the front and write the title on the back. Recommended summer reading lists went home last Friday and can be found here too.
Students can check out up to 100 books/playaways from the Nashville Public Library. Audiobooks (See Amazon for page counts) and family read alouds are highly encouraged! Be sure to check out the Nashville Public Library’s Libby app for audiobooks. Email Miss Stuart for library card info.
Each student who completes the challenge will receive recognition and a prize in August. Extra 100 Book Challenge sheets will be on the PPE front porch during the summer. See below for a suggested reading timeline:
Suggested Weekly Book Breakdown (rising 3rd -5th grade):
1 chapter book (ex. a 200 pg book counts as 4 books)
2 nonfiction books (can be nonfiction picture books)
4 picture books (you’re NEVER too old for picture books)
Suggested Weekly Book Breakdown (rising K-2nd grade):
8 picture books/early readers/early chapter books
1 family read aloud
1st Day School Supplies – June 30 order deadline
This year if you really want to save money on back-to-school supplies, order your kit from 1st Day school Supplies. First Day School Supplies will be providing school supply kits for Percy Priest Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year.
First Day School Supplies offers competitive pricing for name brand school supplies preferred by teachers. By purchasing through our chosen vendor, you also support the PTO budget as a portion of each sale goes back to the school to support their needs. WIN/WIN!
Please visit the First Day School Supplies link for the most economical pricing, teacher wish lists and free shipping while supporting our school!
Are you looking for ways to get involved with our wonderful school for the 2023-2024 school year? Please check out the many volunteer opportunities below for small and big ways to help out. Fill out the form to indicate opportunities that interest you and we will be in touch with more information!
Our dedicated and engaged parents 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 fill out our form HERE
Many Hands Make Light Work! We need your help with some light lifting of chairs, desks, etc. after the school year is over. On Tuesday, May 30th, please come by the school and help Dr. Young move some furniture around the school. Please sign up HERE for the time slots.
A Message from the Green Team
The Green Tigers parent team will be collecting used school supplies in the bins on the front porch. Instead of throwing out your old school supplies, save them at home for next year, or toss them in the bin to be re-used. You can save crayons, makers that still work, pencils, scissors, even notebooks that still have paper in them. Please check the bins for more ideas on what can be saved. And follow us on Instagram at @PPE_Greentigers!
Small Fundraisers Spotlight
For a list of all of our ongoing small fundraisers, please visit our Small Fundraisers webpage.
Mabel’s Labels will donate 20% of all proceeds generated by label orders for your child’s clothing, accessories and bags, so anything they lose is easily returned to them. Simply go to www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Percy Priest Elementary PTO. Purchase your labels and they will ship directly to your door. This is a perfect way to keep your child’s outwear out of the PPE Lost and Found!
Volunteer: Mary Katherine Bouldin
Children’s names and grades: Rivers (1st), Helen (K), Jane Anne (future Tiger)
Volunteer Role: Tennis Social Co-Chair
Why Percy Priest: From the amazing faculty and staff to the sweet families, we love everything about Percy Priest. We have felt welcome from the first day of Kindergarten. I love to help out when I can because I think that an active community makes a strong, vibrant school. I also love getting to know people through volunteering!
Volunteer: Stacey Wood
Children’s names and grades: Kaeden (K). Jaxson (2nd)
Volunteer Role: Tennis Social Co Chair
Why Percy Priest: The community! We’ve been able to meet so many wonderful families and friends through volunteering and at the many amazing events we have! It truly takes a village… and I’m so grateful to have so many Percy Priest friends as a part of ours!
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).
For Calendar Apps (apple calendar etc), go to: webcal://www.percypriest.org/?post_type=tribe_events&ical=1&eventDisplay=list
For Google Calendar, go to: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=webcal%3A%2F%2Fwww.percypriest.org%2F%3Fpost_type%3Dtribe_events%26tribe-bar-date%3D2022-08-31%26ical%3D1%26eventDisplay%3Dlist