Weekly PTO Newsletter 4/15

Our inaugural Tennis Fundraiser is next Friday, April 22! Come play tennis with new friends and old, bocce if you prefer that over tennis, or just for lunch if you prefer simple fellowship. We’d love to have you! Details below.

Volunteers are needed to proctor TN Ready for 3rd and 4th graders, supply kits for next year are available for purchase through 1st Day School Supplies, and it’s spring donation time at Unicycle, details for all of which are below. We’ve also included a save the date for the first annual Spring Sing and a listing of the auction party dates for those who purchased tickets, so you’re sure to have the details.

Thank you for your continued support of Percy Priest!

School Events

Proctors Needed for TN Ready

The 3rd and 4th grade teachers are in need of proctors during the TN Ready Exams. Parents will not be able to proctor in the same grade level as their children to avoid any additional distractions. Please note your child’s grade when signing up. Thank you all so much for supporting our students and teachers during this testing window. The sign-up is available here.

Tiger Tennis Social – April 22

Don’t miss the PPE Tennis Social, on April 22.  Sign up now to either play tennis or just come for lunch. It will be a really fun day! Tennis play is from 10-1 but there will be food and good times with friends from 9-2 if you want to make a day of it. All skill levels are welcome. Just bring a racket and come ready to have a good time. See attached Flier for details and sign up below. Rain date is May 6th.

Buy Tennis Social Tickets or Lunch Ticket Here

Parent Party for Kindergarten and First Grade Parents!

Book your babysitter and join Kindergarten and First Grade parents for a night of wine, charcuterie, and socializing. Tickets are $50 and benefit our wonderful school. If you’d like to join, please email Nahed Zehr at

Save the Date for the First Annual Spring Sing! – May 20 at 9:00

Mark your calendars for the first annual Spring Sing for grades 2 – 4 on Friday, May 20 at 9:00. The show will be dedicated to the legendary Mrs. Lolilta Kinnard to celebrate her retirement, as well as Ms. Moe from the Tiger Cafe. There will be singing, dancing and recorder playing. More details to follow!

Upcoming Auction Party Dates

  • Kindergarten BOYS Party! – Sat. May 14
  • Kindergarten GIRLS Party! – Tues. May 24
  • Kindergarten Teacher Outing: Sevier and Slushies – Tues. April 19
  • 1st Grade BOYS Party! – Thurs. April 21
  • 1st Grade GIRLS Party! – Sat. May 21
  • 1st Grade Teacher Outing: Zoo – Mon. May 2 (Rain Date: May 4)
  • Tanners Teacher Outing: Zoo – Fri. April 22 (Rain Date: April 29)
  • 2nd Grade BOYS Party! – Sat. April 30
  • 2nd Grade GIRLS Party! – Wed. May 25
  • 3rd Grade BOYS Party! – Sat. May 21
  • 4th Grade GIRLS Party! – Sun. May 22
  • Sock Wars – Fri. April 29
  • Parent Party: Golf, Bourbon and Bites – Fri. April 22
  • Parent Party: Kindergarten Parents Wine & Charcuterie Party – Sat. April 30
  • Parent Party: The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour – Sat. April 30
  • Parent Party: Private Wine Class at Total Wine & More – Date TBD (late summer/early fall)

Unicyle – Spring Donations

Springtime means warmer weather, a shift back to shorts and skirts, and maybe some spring cleaning! Please help us to keep our school UniCycle Closet full by donating any “outgrown, not worn out” items in the white collection laundry basket at school. You can send things in with your student any day! We’ll keep what we need for our students and send the rest to UniCycle, where they’ll go to students in the Homeless Education Resource Office or to fill other closets at other MNPS schools. Thanks for being a part of our MNPS village! Donation bins are on the front porch.

Small Fundraisers

Flower Power Bulbs – Deadline extended to April 15 deadline to order
Want to spruce up your garden this Spring? Order your spring bulbs and seeds from Flower Power and the school will receive 50% of all proceeds raised. The funds raised from this event will be used to support the PTO budget which provides our school with additional staff, software and supplies. Thank you so much for your support – let’s grow together!!

Visit and place your order today (or before 4/15l). The bulbs and seeds will be delivered straight to your door! Feel free to send the link to friends and family!


1st Day School Supplies – Order Now!
Percy Priest is partnering again this year with 1st Day School Supplies to make purchasing back-to-school supplies easy and affordable, while benefiting the PTO. You’ll be able to order exactly what your child needs for the fall by visiting our dedicated link here. Kits will be delivered directly to the school in August so this is truly hassle-free!


Roar Store Spring Merchandise
New Arrivals have hit the Roar Store and you know they won’t last long!  Visit to check out new t-shirts as well as youth and adult hats.  As always, thank you for shopping at the Roar Store and supporting our wonderful school!

Just Glass – Just Glass will donate $3 per month, per subscription. Subscribe by clicking the link and receive bi-weekly pick-ups of your recycled glass, while supporting our school!

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).

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