PTO Newsletter 7/29

Hip hip hooray for the start of school! We are so excited about next week’s back to school kick-off events and look forward to seeing everyone there!

Next Week’s Back to School Events

August 3 – Class Lists

Teachers will send emails to their new classes at 2:30 to introduce themselves and welcome you to their classrooms, and class lists will be posted on Membership Toolkit at 2:30 as well.

To see your class list on August 3, please update / register for our online school directory by August 1! Please take a few minutes to sign into the directory through the website or by downloading the Membership Toolkit app. Returning families will be prompted to confirm/update your contact information. New families will create a login/password, and then you can input family contact information as well as provide consent for your child’s name or photograph to be included on the PPE website or social media.

August 5 – All School Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party

8:15am – New Families (parents and children) are encouraged to come snap a picture with our school mascot, Percy, and then head on to your child’s classroom to meet your teacher. Dr. Young and members of his team will be in the Café for families to stop by and say hello. Then, meet on the playground and enjoy popsicles while socializing with other PPE families. The PTO will be there with kindergarten orange totes and the Roar Store will be open.

Kindergarten Families: Please read this document for instructions on getting your bag monogrammed.

9:00am – ALL returning families are invited to stop by the school to meet teachers and visit classrooms. Then, meet on the playground and enjoy popsicles while picking up some new PPE gear from the Roar Store.

School Supplies Note: If you have purchased items through First Day School Supplies, they will be shipped to the school the week of August 1st.  Boxes will be delivered to each classroom, so you’re all set! If you did not purchase items through First Day School Supplies, school supplies lists by grade can be found here. Parents are encouraged to bring all school supplies to their child’s classroom during the All School Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party, or otherwise on the first day of school.

Car Rider Numbers Note: Car rider tags will be distributed to new families at the All School Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party, as well as on the first day of school. Returning families will continue to use the same number. Please work with your child to learn his or her Car Rider Number before school starts, or even consider writing it on their tote bag/tag.

A huge THANK YOU to Osborne State Farm for sponsoring all of our Back to School activities. Sponsorships help us underwrite the costs associated with things like kindergarten totes, new family yard signs, the popsicle party and the Family Picnic, and we are so grateful for the support of Osborne State Farm!

If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring the PTO event or fundraiser, please contact Margaret Crane (

Other Back to School Information

Calling All New Percy Priest Tigers!

Please let us know if you are new to Percy Priest and are interested in having a returning family serve as a “buddy” to help you get acclimated at the school by filling out our Buddy Request Form. Buddies serve as friendly faces, resources for questions you may have, and connectors as you begin at our school. Tell us about yourself and we’ll match you with someone who would love to know you!

Pre-loved PPE Attire Needed!

It is that time of year- time to clean out your Tiger’s closet before school starts! We will be accepting gently used clothing items or accessories that have PPE’s logo for our inaugural “Percy’s Vintage Closet” sale this fall! More details to come, but anything you’d like to pass on to another Tiger, please drop off on the school’s front porch. Any tops, bottoms, accessories with PPE logos on them that are gently worn, are all accepted! Look for the marked plastic bins that say “Pre-loved PPE attire” and we’ll take it from there. Thank you!

How to Volunteer

We need your help to make next year the best year 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.

We particularly need returning parents who are willing to be “buddies” for new Percy Priest families, simply serving as a friendly face and a point of contact.

If you have questions of any kind, please contact us at Thank you!

Percy Priest Handbook

View the 2022-23 Handbook to get all kinds of Back-to-School information. Check it out!

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), go to: webcal://

For Google Calendar, go to:

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