PTO Newsletter: July 8th

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Dear Percy Priest Families,

Plans for the 2022-2023 school year are under way and we are excited about all of the fun that is in store for our children and our parents this year! Below are important dates you’ll want to note on your calendars. We look forward to seeing everyone at the All School Sneak-a-Peek and Popsicle Party, where all PPE families are invited (new and returning) to meet their teacher, shop the Roar Store, enjoy a popsicle and socialize on the playground.

We are also pleased to announce that our new website is live! Our wonderful PPE parent, Chris Bradshaw, has kindly helped us give it a fresh look and after lots of hours of work, we’re proud to direct you to it. Check out to see how it looks!

Enjoy the last month of summer and will see you soon!


Important Dates

August 3 – Class Lists

Teachers will send emails to their new classes to introduce themselves and welcome you to their classrooms. You’ll be able to see your class list beginning that day by logging into our school directory, setting up an account, and choosing your privacy settings. More information will be provided by your teacher about how to do this.

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.

August 8 – First Day of School

Note: 11:30 dismissal on August 8 and August 9 for Kindergarteners

On the first day, many PPE parents choose to walk their children to the school’s front entrance. Parking is encouraged on Priest Road and Willshire Drive, and it gets crowded! During the first week of in-person school, all methods of transportation tend to be slower than normal – please plan accordingly. Check out the 2022-23 School Handbook for complete Transportation information.

Bring a cup of coffee with you and stay a while after drop-off to mingle with other parents at our All School Boo Hoo Party in the front circle, from 8:00-8:30! The Roar Store will be open, too!

August 18 – Open House

Save the date for this year’s Open House, on Thursday, August 19! Hear important information from your child’s classroom teacher, school leadership, and the PTO regarding what’s ahead for the school year.

5:30 – Kindergarten and 1st grade parents will meet in their classrooms
6:30 – 2nd through 4th grade parents will meet in their classrooms

Percy Priest Handbook

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


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!

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://

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