A Message From Your Principal

Posted on 10/19/2017 under Schoolwide

Dear PPE Families,

The next nine weeks, please help your child get into the habit of coming to school on time every day.  Studies show that missing school regularly - especially in the early grades – can hurt both the students who miss class AND their classmates.

When students miss school, they miss out on learning.  When they return, they have to work hard to catch up.  And since most subject matter builds on previous lessons, it doesn’t take long for students to fall behind.

As a result, students who frequently miss school have lower levels of achievement throughout their school careers. Research shows that, by sixth grade, students who miss an average of just one day a week are more likely to drop out of high school.  

(Source: “Strengthening Schools by Strengthening Families”)  

Let’s work together so your child doesn’t miss out on learning! 

Our 2017-18 Invest in Your Child campaign is coming to an end, and we hope everyone who participated and pledged has satisfied their commitment.  All pledges should be fulfilled by Monday, November 13th, so we can continue providing professional development for our teachers, purchase supplemental books and materials, and continue updating our STEAM labs.  To pay your Invest pledge, please visit our Invest payment page. Thank you for your continued support of PPE!

The Hillsboro Players (drama) would like to share an exciting event in conjunction with their production of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up!  There will be a special matinee on Saturday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. for PPE students and siblings to wear Halloween costumes to the show and join the cast immediately afterwards for Trick or Treating and a photo op event with the cast.  The performance will also be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  We hope you will support Hillsboro High School, our cluster high school. To download the flyer for more information, click here

Your partner in education,

Mrs. Melinda Williams

PPE Voted Best Elementary School!

Posted on 10/19/2017 under Schoolwide

Congrats to Percy Priest Elementary School!!! We were voted the BEST elementary school in Nashville by the Nashville Scene. 

We are so proud of this accomplishment. Way to go teachers, staff, kids, parents, and all of us who make PPE such a wonderful school!

Go Tigers!

Whitney Conyers & Courtney Evans
PTO Presidents


Mark your calendars and plan to share lunch with your student(s) in the Tiger Café followed by a fun shopping trip to the Book Fair in the PPE Library. 


Dates and times are as follows:


Thursday, November 16th: Kindergarten (12:05) 4th Grade (12:35)

Friday, November 17th: 1st Grade (11:35) 2nd Grade (10:35) 3rd Grade (11:05)


Due to limited space we ask only Grandparents or Special Friends plan to attend.  

Look for forms in Friday folders in early November.


Please contact Katie Cameron kcameron80@gmail.com or Eileen Wright eileen.wright@earthlink.net with questions.