Weekly PTO Newsletter 5/6

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this week! Our school is as special as it is because of the teachers and staff who do so much for our children every day. We are grateful for them and we are grateful for the parents and caregivers who helped us celebrate them!

Don’t forget to order your 1st Day School Supplies, peruse Breathless Paper for gifts while benefitting Percy Priest, and stock up on Roar Store merch. Links to order are below.

Parents of rising kindergarteners – mark your calendars for a popsicle party on May 22 and please be sure to register your kiddos for school as soon as possible. Details about the party, registration and the Kindergarten Readiness Camp are below.

Just 3 weeks go to until we wrap up a truly wonderful school year. Join us for all of the fun between now and then!

School Events

PTO General Meeting – May 10

Our last PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, May 10th, at 6pm via Teams. Join us to hear our very own Ms. Stuart present on tactics for keeping your children on track this summer. We will also present and vote on the PTO budget and Executive Board slate for next year!  The budget can be accessed HERE.
We look forward to seeing you via Teams on May 10th at this link!

Join us to celebrate Ms. Lolita as she retires after 36 years of loving service to the students and families of PPE.

“Love You Mean It” Picnic & Parade

Percy Priest Playground – Upper Field
Saturday, May 14
5 p.m.-Until

Parade at 5:30 (Participants are invited to dress festively in Ms. Lolita’s favorite colors — purple, turquoise and royal blue — and be in line by 5:15. Bikes and decorated wagons welcome! No pets, please.)

  • · BYO blankets and chairs
  • · Picnic baskets welcome
  • · Food trucks onsite
  • · No alcohol

To donate to Ms. Lolita’s retirement gift, please Venmo Katie Agnew (@katie-agnew). Last 4 digits are 4316.

To leave a video message for Ms. Lolita, please visit

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. Sign up to volunteer here!


First Annual Spring Sing! – May 20 from 9:00-9:30

PPE’s first annual Spring Sing is presented by Mr. Mott and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students. The show will be dedicated to the legendary Mrs. Lolita Kinnard to celebrate her retirement, as well as Ms. Moe from the Tiger Cafe. There will be singing, dancing and recorder playing.

Where: The front steps of Percy Priest Elementary
Details: Parents of 2nd – 4th grade students are welcome to attend our Spring Sing performance on Friday, May 20th. Please bring your own seating to sit in the driveway and/or on the grass at the front of the building to watch the performance. We hope you can join us!

Popsicle Party for Incoming Kindergarteners – May 22 at 2:00

Rising Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to come meet each other and enjoy a popsicle on the PPE playground Sunday, May 22 at 2:00. It’s a great way to start getting connected! Also, please go ahead and register for Kindergarten so our planning for the fall can begin! Details can be found here.

Kindergarten Readiness 2022 – July 19 & 20

Summer days are fading fast, Kindergarten is here at last!
Come one and all to see & learn…everyone will take a turn!
Sign up fast ~ don’t delay! Chase those “butterflies” away!

Who: Kindergarten Teachers- Miss Murray Benson & Mrs. Bitsi Condra
What: Kindergarten Readiness Camp
Where: Percy Priest Kindergarten Wing
When: July 19 & 20 from 9 a.m.-noon (Tuesday and Wednesday)
-Get a “Sneak Peek” at a day in the life of a kindergartner!
-Meet new friends!
-Engage in hands-on learning experiences!
-Tour the school, playground, visit ‘kinder’ classrooms, and so much more!

Register here today, as space is limited!


Come have lunch with your student!

We are excited to announce that we have begun welcoming parent visitors to eat lunch with students! To help us with space and accommodating guests, we ask that visitors sign-up to come eat lunch using the bookings link below. Please be sure to select the correct grade level and teacher. When signing-up, we also ask that you only sign-up for one day at this time. Thank you for your help and we hope to see you for lunch soon. Sign up to come eat lunch with your student!

Grade-Level Events


Small Fundraisers

Breathless Paper
PPE Families – Are you looking for one of a kind or custom stationary?  Go to and enter the code ILOVEPPE as you check out and 30%of your order will be donated back to our school.  The code is good through the end of this academic year so think about your thank you notes, birthday cards, holiday cards, baby announcements and all your paper needs!

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!



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).

For Calendar Apps (apple calendar etc), go to webcal://

For Google Calendar, go to


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