PTO Newsletter 6/16

School Events


Back to School – Save the Dates!

Save the date for our many Back to School events! More details will follow in the weeks to come. Please note that dates are subject to change.

  • August 2 – Teachers will send email greetings to their classrooms
  • August 4 – Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party*
    New Families Sneak-a-Peek @ 8:15
    All School Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party @ 9:00
    *Families are invited to come meet their teacher and bring school supplies to the classrooms
  • August 8 – First Day of School (Half Day for Kindergarteners only)
  • August 9 – Half Day for Kindergarteners only
  • August 17 – Open House & Invest Kickoff
    5th, 4th and 3rd Grade: 5:00 p.m.
    2nd, 1st and Kindergarten: 6:00 p.m.
  • September 8 – Fall Picnic
  • September 11 – Tiger Cup Golf Tournament at Old Natchez

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!

Summer Reading Lists from Miss Stuart

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

1 audiobook


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


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 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!

Community Events

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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