Weekly PTO Newsletter: 2/11

Spring Fun for Everyone!

We are days away from our Used Book Sale (Feb 22-24) and the beginning of our Magical Read-A-Thon (February 25-March 9), and only 3 weeks away from this year’s spring auction – Glitter Ball! Scroll down for information about how to support all these efforts and stay tuned for more details about the events in Friday folders in the next couple of weeks!

You’ll also want to be sure to scroll down for information about our Elan Skin fundraiser, details about community happenings, and for an easy way to add PPE events to your digital calendar!

Kindergarten Registration

Calling all future Percy Priest Tigers! Kindergarten registration opens on February 14! Details can be found here.

Possip Surveys

Be sure to respond each week to the Possip survey and include specific recognition for classroom and specials teachers who deserve an extra pat on the back! Dr. Young reads all survey results and shares them with the teachers each week, so your feedback is important and appreciated!

Elan Skin Medical Spa Fundraiser – Feb. 12-March 12

Freshen up your look in the New Year with a visit to Elan Skin, and support Percy Priest while you’re there! From February 1 to March 1, Elan Skin will donate to the PTO 10% of any sales made with the mention of Percy Priest Elementary. All purchases must be made in person. Elan is located at 3750 Hillsboro Pike.

Help bring the MAGIC to the 2022 PPE Read-A-Thon!

The PPE Library is transformed during the two weeks of Read-A-Thon. This year we’ll need some help making the magic happen. We’re looking to borrow about 8-10 fur coats, 10-15 artificial Christmas trees, and refrigerator sized cardboard boxes. And our wild card/dream prop: A wooden wardrobe or large armoire. We hope to have these collected by February 23rd and will return them on the Friday before Spring Break, March 11th.  If you can temporarily lend any of these items to the library, please contact Tabitha Witherow ( or Emmie Stuart (

Used Book Sale – February 22–24

Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to make the used book sale happen! Sign up here to volunteer.

Donations Needed!
It’s time to start gathering your used books for the annual used book sale, happening early next semester! We welcome books, games and even unused art and craft sets that are appropriate for Kindergarteners through 4th graders. This event will happen about a week ahead of the Read-A-Thon so the kids will get excited and have “new” books to read. Donation bins are on the PPE front porch!

Glitter Ball Tickets On Sale Now!!

We’re just three weeks away from Glitter Ball, a dazzling night of dinner, dancing and bidding to raise big dollars for our stellar school! Book that sitter and buy your tickets now for the can’t-miss event on March 5 from 6-10 p.m. at Richland Country Club. Come dressed in your chicest black and white and ready to party like the glitterati!

Tickets are $100 and additional drink packages are also available online. Buy your tickets here!

Bring Your Best Bids to Glitter Ball!

Ready to snag some self-care steals like Botox and hydrafacials, or perfect that smile with invisible aligners and Zoom whitening treatments? How about a session with a coveted portrait artist or photographer, or some music, jiu-jitsu and tennis lessons for the kids? Perhaps you’re long overdue for a luxury cabin stay, ballgame in St. Louis or … drum roll, please … the white sands of Aruba!? All this and much, much more up for grabs at Glitter Ball’s silent auction!

How do you use technology?

Mrs. Ramsey is looking for PPE Families who would like to tell and show our students how they use technology in their everyday lives. If you would like to share a very short video with us of how you use technology at home or at work, please complete this form and attach a 5-10 second video (cell phones are fine) of how you use technology. The videos will be made into a larger video and will be posted on the website once it is completed. Please submit your videos by February 25th. Thank you!

Mom’s Thrive Event – Friday, February 25th at 9:30

All PPE Moms are invited to attend this non-school-sponsored parenting talk and coffee. Mom’s Thrive is put on by fellow PPE moms who want to help develop community and encourage and equip moms with tools that lead to grace-filled parenting. This month we will be hearing from Laura Deneen from Anchored Counseling about Parenting with Boundaries. Please note all speakers are from a biblical world view.

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

For Google Calendar, go to

Amazon will donate .5% of all money spent on their site to Percy Priest! Here’s how to get started:

  • Visit on your browser or activate it on your Amazon app.
  • Login with your existing account or create an account.
  • Select Percy Priest Elementary as your charitable organization.
  • Shop for all of your needs using in order to give Percy Priest the .5%. Once activated, the site and app will automatically credit purchases to Percy Priest.
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