Hello July and the summer heat! We hope everyone is staying cool and finding ways to enjoy their time away from school. Please take a moment to read about creating/updating your profile with our online directory, Membership Toolkit. This will be your way to view the class list on August 2nd.
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. You can also find our PTO calendar for the school year here. 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
Online School Directory
It’s time to update our online school directory! 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 and 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. If you have any issues or questions at all, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Access Class Lists
To see your class list on August 2, please update / register for our online school directory by July 31st! You can 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 and 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. Once your information is updated, you’ll be all set to see your class list on August 2. Your new teacher will email you and lists will be posted later that day. If you have any issues or questions at all, please reach out to email@example.com.
The Roar Store is a wonderful way to show Percy Priest Spirit. Students can wear Percy Priest Spirit wear shirts any day to school in place of collared shirts. They can wear the spirit shorts/skorts on Fridays. This gear, along with PPE accessories, can be purchased through the Roar Store. The Roar Store shop will be open on the following back to school days:
- August 4 – All School Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party
- August 8 – First Day of School
- August 17 – Open House
- September 8 – Fall Picnic
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 with students 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
Updated Standard School Attire
PPE has revised our SSA standards. Our website has all of the details about Standard School Attire. Check it out before back to school shopping!
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.
Lands’ End will donate 3% of all qualifying Standard School Attire (SSA) purchases to Percy Priest. Its catalog has a large selection of SSA and PPE logo clothing. Visit Lands’ End to place your order! Be sure to link to Percy Priest by linking your account to our Preferred School Number: 900121294
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