A Note from your PPE Librarian


Percy Priest Elementary Library

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.Love of books is the best of all.”   ~Jacqueline Kennedy

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

I apologize for not communicating with you earlier in the school year. Know that I have enjoyed getting to know your children over the past few months!  I attended PPE K-4th grade and am incredibly honored, humbled, and happy to have the privilege to return as the librarian. A few quick notes for you:

  • "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."  ~Kate DiCamillo
  • Kindergarten classes come to the library once a week. Due to district policy, we are not on a fixed schedule. Therefore, the day your child comes to the library might change each week. I apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this causes.   
  • Kindergarteners may check out one book at a time. Books can remain checked out for 2 weeks, but students may return books and choose another at any time. This is subject to individual teacher discretion.
  • Emails and phone calls about overdue library books are done through the district and are out of my control. I know these can be a bit annoying – my apologies.
  • Lost and damaged books are the responsibility of the student. A replacement form will be sent home if needed.

I hope the library becomes a place of discovery, learning, and happiness for your child.  Sharing stories, recommending books, dishing out hugs, and helping your students as they continue to develop a love of reading and learning is such a joy. AND, PPE’s team of Kindergarten teachers is the best in the country. They are truly phenomenal. Do not hesitate to call/email me with any questions.


Emmie Stuart
Ann Greer 

Internet Safety

1st, 2nd, K

Should you give your name, address, or phone number to people online?

Ask your students for the answer. (Hint: The answer is 'NO!')

You can view the music video we watched in class here.

Wonderful Wednesday is FULL!

1st, K

Thank you to all those who have signed up for Wonderful Wednesday. Unfortunately, all our spots are filled up and it is full. Thank you!

Fine Motor and STEM Club

1st, K

Who: Kindergartners & 1st Graders

What: Develop & encourage independent learning, investigation, socialization, shoe tying, buttoning, snapping, drawing, handwriting exercises & SO much more!

Where: Mrs. Lester & Mrs. Strobel’s kindergarten classrooms

When: Thursdays, 3-4:15 (September 7 - November 30)

Cost: $125 (includes a snack each Thursday for 11 sessions)

Pick up will be in the kindergarten parking lot!

Email NOW to save a spot:

(40 spots available)

Download the flyer here.

Wonderful Wednesdays

1st, K

Calling all kindergarten and first grade students to join in on the afternoon fun! Wonderful Wednesday begins SOON with Ms. Benson and Ms. Condra.

Mark your calendars: September 6-November 29

Fun with stories, “Recycled” Art, Legos, Painting, Loft, Group Games, Building, & MORE! Develop new friendships, learn new skills through fun and interactive “play”, & develop a sense of confidence!

WHERE? Kindergarten Hall: Ms. Benson /Mrs. Condra’s classrooms
WHEN? Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm. September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 18, 25 November 8, 15, 19
PICK UP? Kindergarten Porch/front left parking lot @ 4:00
COST? $125 for Fall session (checks payable to Bitsi Condra, please)

Download the flyer here.

Art Portfolios!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Art portfolios have been coming home for the last week or so and the children are very excited! I hope they have been doing their homework by having an Art Show for their families! It is such an exciting and visual way to see how your child has grown this year in so many ways. Their art skills have improved, ideas have become more complex, and even the way they write their name has changed from August until now! Please take a moment to enjoy the creative adventures your child has experienced this year and the amazing artwork created along the way!

Summer Art Camp at PPE!!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Join Mrs. Atkinson June 5-9 for one amazing week of exploring, discovering and creating ART at Percy Priest Elementary! This unique camp offers a variety of hands on art experiences designed especially for artists ages 5-11 years (rising K through rising 4th graders). Camp will take place in the Percy Priest Art Room from 9:00-12:00, June 5-9, 2017. The cost is $190 per child for the week, which includes a sketchbook, all art supplies and a snack each day. Class size is limited, so sign up online today!

Contact Mrs. Atkinson at for more questions.

Green Hills Girls Softball League

1st, 2nd, K


Grades K – 2

Green Hills Girls Softball League needs a few more players to complete a coach pitch team  (k-2) that is coached by a Percy Priest dad.  If you are interested in playing softball this spring and having fun with some of your classmates, please respond quickly by emailing the league commissioner, David Shoemaker, at

For more information about GHGSL you may visit our website at  

Kindergarten News


Mark your calendars:

  • Take home readers begin on January 23!
  • Thursday, Jan. 26  100th day of Kindergarten

           Children are asked to dress like they are 100 years old!

Kindergarten News


*Please send in a long sleeve t-shirt for snowman painting.  The children will wear their shirts while we decorate our gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 15 at 9:15. 

 White, gray and light blue shirts  work best (the shirts need to be words or decals, please). 

Shirts need to be turned in by Friday, December 9.  Thanks:) 

*Friday,December 16 will be our PJ, popcorn  & hot cocoa day in Kindergarten!  The children come to school in their pajamas and we cozy up for some winter fun with books and a movie.