PTO Newsletter 5/5

It MAY be the last month of the school year, but it will be a non-stop exciting month for our community.  From Field Day, to Spring Picnic, to Spring Sing.  Buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride!  This week was our Teacher Appreciation Week where we showed the teachers and staff just how much we care about them and all that they do for our school.  A big thank you to Hattie B’s for providing lunch for the entire staff.  Thank you to all the families who brought in cards, flowers, treats, etc. to show our appreciation.

May is also a time we say farewells to certain teachers.  Mr. Mott, Coach Nash and Ms. Rollins will be saying goodbye to us, but let’s show them how much we care.  If you haven’t done it, please look at your email from your Classroom parent.

Lastly, we are sorry to report that we aren’t ready to present a spending plan for changes to our new building at Tuesday’s PTO meeting. The agenda will be simply to approve next year’s slate and our budget (links below). We are still working on pricing with MNPS and will schedule another PTO meeting soon to tell you all about it and ask for approval to spend PTO funds. Please watch for future announcements about this!


Upcoming School Events

  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & Field Day (*May 9 Rain Date*)
  • May 7 – Incoming Kindergartener Popsicle Party
  • May 9 – Cinco de Mayo lunch
  • May 9 – PTO General Meeting
  • May 12 – Spring Movie Night and Picnic @ 5:30
  • May 19 – Spring Sing @ 9:00

Spring Field Trips

  • May 11 – 2nd Grade @ Nashville Children’s Theater

School Events

Field Day – May 5th (*Rain Date – May 9*)

Field Day 2023 is just around the corner and 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. Please sign-up for both the 5th and the rain date of Tuesday, May 9th.  Even if you are not able to help with an event, we invite all families to join us on Field Day.

Thank you to our Friends of Field Day: The Hauck Family, the Vidalakis Family and the Wolanski Family

Popsicle Party for Incoming Kindergarteners – May 7th at 3:00

Rising Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to come meet each other and enjoy a popsicle on the PPE playground Sunday, May 7 at 3:00. 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.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Tuesday, May 9 will be Taco Tuesday in the café! Tacos and other Mexican food will be served for students who would like a school lunch. If you would like to join your child on Taco Tuesday, please remember to sign up by using the booking link.

Please encourage your child to wear the colors of the Mexican flag on Taco Tuesday; green, white and/or red!

Thanks so much for your support!

Señora Trujillo

PTO General Meeting – May 9

Our last PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, May 9th, at 6pm in the library. We will recap the year and present and vote on the PTO budget and Executive Board slate for next year.

Parenting Series – May 11

Please join Ms. K-B on Teams next Thursday, May 11th from 7:30- 8:30pm for our final Parenting Series of the school year: Talking to Your Children about Grief & Loss. We’ll discuss common childhood events such as the loss of a pet or a grandparent.  We’ll provide tips on how to talk about, honor, and support these losses and emotions in developmentally appropriate ways.  Click here to join the meeting

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 Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is available to pre-order for pick-up at the event. The deadline to pre-order is Wednesday, May 10th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order now.

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

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

Be a Friend of the Event for $150 and help make our Community Events this spring better than ever! Visit and select your desired level of participation for the events listed below.  We really couldn’t do it without the generous contributions and in-kind donations of our sponsors. Thank you to all our sponsors!

  • Field Day (May 5)
  • Spring Movie Night and Picnic (May 12)

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

Moore’s Moore Theatrics presents “The Addams Family – student edition” on May 4th-6th. Get your tickets today!

Students and teachers: $8
General Admission: $10
Premium Seating: $15

Friends of Forest Hills Pathways invite you to our inaugural Forest Hills Lemon Walk, Sunday, May 7, 1-3pm on Otter Creek Rd. (Parking at PPE.) Enjoy lemonade and treats for sale by neighborhood children, with 50% of proceeds benefiting advocacy and upkeep of our community’s connector.

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).

For Calendar Apps (apple calendar etc), go to: webcal://

For Google Calendar, go to:

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