Weekly PTO Newsletter 4/22

We can hardly believe that there are only 5 weeks of school left until the end of the school year! There is still plenty of fun to be had, from ongoing auction parties to grade-level parties, and Field Day to the Spring Sing. Don’t miss out on any of the fun, and be on the lookout below and in future communications about bite-sized ways you can volunteer. We can’t do it without our wonderful parents and caregivers!

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.

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

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!!!  
May is just around the corner, and that means it is time to celebrate! Thursday, May 5, Percy Priest students will have a 5 de mayo celebration at school! We will have Música Latina playing during lunch. The café will serve tacos, cheese enchiladas, beans and corn, and all students will be served chips and salsa regardless of whether or not they get lunch from the Tiger Café. Students are allowed to wear traditional Latino outfits. Students may wear traditional Mexican clothing such as festive or brightly colored skirts or dresses, ponchos, Mexican shirts, Mexican soccer jerseys and sombreros. Students who choose to not dress up must wear standard school attire. If they are wearing standard school attire, they are encouraged to wear the colors of the Mexican flag: red, white, or green!

Save the Date for Field Day! – May 18 (rain date May 20)
Field Day is returning and volunteers will be needed to make it happen! Volunteers will need to arrive at 9:30 and all events will run from 10:00-12:00. Details about how to volunteer will be sent out in Dr. Young’s Saturday morning callout tomorrow!

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
  • 1st Grade GIRLS Party! – Sat. May 21
  • 1st Grade Teacher Outing: Zoo – Mon. May 2 (Rain Date: May 4)
  • 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: 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



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

Mom’s Thrive Event

Friday, April 29 from 9:30am-11am. All PPE Moms are invited to attend this non-school-sponsored parenting talk. 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. Please note all speakers will be coming from a biblical worldview. This month we will be hearing from Shannon Hillenmeyer from Rooted Counseling about “The Comparison Trap” Contact with any questions.

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