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Dear Percy Priest Families,

Plans for the 2021-2022 school year are under way and we are thrilled to be together again at our wonderful school and continue our back to school traditions! Below are important dates you’ll want to note on your calendars. Please note that this year’s “sneak a peak” is the All School Popsicle Party and Family Orientation – ALL PPE families are invited (new and returning) to meet their teacher, shop the Roar Store, and socialize on the playground.

It’s going to be a great year and we want to keep you informed. Please see the bottom of this email for important information on how to sign up for the school listserve.

Lastly, the safety for our students, families and the community is our first priority. Please know that the format of these events is subject to change if conditions related to Covid-19 change. If any changes to events are needed, we will communicate those changes closer to the date of the event.


Class Lists – July 30

Class lists will be posted on the PPE front doors Friday, July 30 at 1:00. The Roar Store will also be open with PPE merchandise available.


All School Popsicle Party and New Families Orientation – August 6

New Format This Year for ALL Families!

4:00 – New Families (parents and children) are encouraged to come hear from Dr. Young and his team, as well as the PTO leadership, about the year ahead and some specifics just for new families. Orientation will be outside by the PPE front doors (bring your own chair!). Snap a picture with our school mascot, Percy, and then head on to your child’s classroom to meet your teacher. Then, meet on the playground and enjoy popsicles while socializing with other PPE families. The PTO will be there with kindergarten orange totes and other PPE gear.

Kindergarten Families: Please read this document for instructions on getting your bag monogrammed.

5:00 – 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 July 27th.  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 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 Popsicle Party and New Families Orientation, 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.

First Day of School – August 10

Note: 11:30 dismissal on August 10 and August 11 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 Download the 2021-22 New Families Handbook for complete Transportation information.


Open House – August 19

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 outside by the PPE front doors at (bring your own chair!) and then will go inside to their child’s classroom.

7:00 – 2nd through 4th grade parents will meet outside by the PPE front doors (bring your own chair!) and then will go inside to their child’s classroom.


Download The PPE New Families Handbook

Download the 2021-22 New Families Handbook to get all kinds of Back-to-School information. Check it out!


Email Lists

The Best Way to Stay Connected

New families – Be sure to sign up for our school newsletter, which includes grade-level information each week. Register today at www.percypriest.org/contact-us/newsletter/.