When local schools are closed for Spring Break, working parents can turn to the Lake View YMCA's School Days Out program, which provides children with quality, supervised activities in a safe and structured environment filled with games, crafts, and more! Please pack a nut-free lunch and snacks.
School Days Out is open to all families, though priority will be given to Y members.
Due to high demand, please call the center ahead of time to ensure spots are available.
Lake View YMCA
3333 N. Marshfield
Chicago, IL 60657
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $60 members; $70 non-members
Registration: Register in person, online, or over the phone.
Activities: Group games, art activities, swimming, sports and enrichment activities
Please bring: Water bottle, towel, swimsuit, lunch, and snacks (nut free)
JOIN US FOR FUN COOKING CLASSES!
iCOOK is a really fun, hands-on after-school cooking program for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food – cooking, eating delicious and healthful dishes (of course!) and learning about nutrition, different cultures and stories behind the food.
WHERE: Peirce Elementary
WHEN: Every Wednesday
TIME: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
DATES: April 4 – May 30
NO CLASS: April 18
REGISTRATION IS OPEN AT: www.iCookAfterSchool.com
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1
GRADES: K-5 grade
PRICE: $136 for an 8 -week session
(includes all materials & ingredients for two recipes for each class)
MIN/MAX: Min enrollment 7 students, Max enrollment 20 students/2 instructors
iCook After School Cooking Class - flyer
Friends of Peirce Presents ROCK OUT! on Saturday, May 19th from 7-10 p.m. at Fat Cat.
Tickets to this spring fundraiser are on sale now and a limited number are available at an early bird price of $75!
This is a 21+ event.
Ticket prices will increase to $85 on April 19th.
Please also consider purchasing a ticket for a teacher or staff member for $55.
Event will include:
We would be honored to have your family or company help sponsor Rock Out! Find out more about sponsorship opportunities by e-mailing email@example.com or through the Eventbrite ticket page. Note: sponsorships each include between 2 to 4 complimentary tickets to the event!
Buy tickets at facebook.com/friendsofpeirce or you can pay by check (made out to Friends of Peirce) sent in your child’s folder
Thank you to our sponsors! 88 Brand Partners/ QNA Group, Lakeshore Dental Studio, Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, Sonõ LIFE Susan, and Orange Shoe Personal Fitness - Andersonville
FOP Rock Out! flyer in Spanish and English
CPS has extended the deadline for LSC applications. The new deadline is Friday, March 9th - applications should be turned into the main office by 3pm.
Applications along with additional information can be found here.
As of Friday, March 2nd there were 4 parents who submitted applications, with a total of 6 spots available and 1 community member who submitted with 2 spots available.
Dear CPS Families,
We are writing to let you know that PARCC testing begins Monday, March 5, 2018. At Peirce, 6th-8th grade students will take the test on March 6th-9th and 3rd-5th grade students will take the test on March 12th & March 14th-16th.
The PARCC assessment is administered to students in grades 3-8 each spring to evaluate how well we are preparing CPS students for success in college and career. We know there is some debate about the value of standardized tests, so we want to share why CPS believes this assessment is a critical component of your child’s education.
PARCC was developed to align with the Common Core State Standards and more accurately gauge student understanding of the crucial concepts that students need in order to be successful in the 21st Century. In addition to assessing math and reading skills, PARCC also evaluates students’ writing, problem-solving and critical thinking. According to five independent studies, PARCC is rigorous, grade-level appropriate and aligned to best practices in teaching.
In accordance with state requirements, PARCC testing is mandatory for CPS students in grades 3-8. Although you may hear people talk about not participating, please know that refusing to participate in PARCC may have a real impact on your child’s school and the District as a whole. If 95% of CPS students do not take the exam, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the U.S. Department of Education can withhold millions of dollars in funding from CPS. This could mean even fewer resources for the schools that need them most, which would be especially devastating given our already insufficient state funding.
As we near the beginning of testing, we want you to know there are resources online to provide you with additional information on the assessment and how it’s used in our schools. For additional information, please visit our PARCC website at www.cps.edu/parcc and national-level resources at www.illinoistestguide.org and www.bealearninghero.org.
As always, we thank you for your active involvement in your child’s education. No assessment can fully capture the talents, skills and potential of your child, but by utilizing the best tools at our disposal we can shed new light on our students and schools to better understand their needs and advance the education of every child in Chicago.
Dr. Janice K. Jackson
Chief Education Officer
CPS Parent Letter Re: PARCC Testing in Spanish
Choosing the right preschool is important!
With over 600 preschool sites across the city, Chicago Early Learning can help.
Children who will be 3 or 4 on September 1, 2018 can easily access quality no-cost or low-cost preschool options online at chicagoearlylearning.org.
APPLICATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS THIS SPRING
Subscribe to the newsletter online and be the first to receive updates about the preschool application!
For more information about services for infants and toddlers visit the Chicago Early Learning website or call 312-229-1690.
Chicago Early Learning Pre-School Flyer in Spanish and English
Are you interested in learning more about the opportunities that Peirce Students have when choosing Senn as their high school? Join the Peirce Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, March 7th to tour Senn High School, hear from the school Administration, IB Coordinators and Students about Senn’s IB & Arts Programming!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at Senn High School
5900 N. Glenwood
Send High School Parent Tour - flyer
Join us for Friends of Peirce Family Night with the Chicago Wolves on Saturday, April 7th at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be sold not a first-come-first served basis and are subject to availability. Please choose one of the following ways to purchase tickets:
Complete and send this order form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or buy fax to 847-724-1652.
Order by phone by calling Stephanie Evans - 847-832-1939
FOP Night @ Chicago Wolves - flyer/order form
The 2018 Local School Council (LSC) Election will be held during the Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Day, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (for elementary schools) and Thursday, April 19, 2018 (for high schools).
Learn more about the LSC, the election and procedures for candidates/applications in English or Spanish.
All LSC applications must be turned in to Peirce School by 3pm on March 2nd.
The Local School Council holds 3 major responsibilities and meets once a month.