Career Day at Peirce is in on April 21, 2017, from 8:15AM-12:15 AM.
Every year parents, guardians, aunts, uncles help educate and inspire Peirce students to consider a range of career opportunities.
Please consider sharing your knowledge about your profession with Peirce students.
Speakers are needed for the following times:
Block 1 - 8:15-9:15 AM
Block 2 - 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Block 3 - 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Block 4 - 11:15 AM- 12:15 PM
Peirce Career Day Speaker Registration
For more information, please contact Dr. Talyia Eve Riemer, Middle Years Programme Coordinator at Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies.
The Annual Spring Concert is Friday, March 31st in the Peirce Auditorium. There are shows at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See below for specific times for grades and classrooms.
Music: Folk Songs from Uganda & Uruguay
Dance: Showcasing Ballet technique
Morning show: Rooms 225 (Alber) & 228 (Bencel/Polk)
Afternoon show: Rooms 223 (Delgado) & 224 (Baumgarten)
Music: Songs of Freedom and Justice
Dance: Jazz and Tap
Morning show: Rooms 323 (Lynn/Wasson) & 324 (Zisook)
Afternoon show: Rooms 321(Schaefer) & 322 (Terzian)
Music: Recorder songs
Dance: The Art of Choreography
Morning show: Rooms 204 (Sweeney/Trad) & 208 (Fane)
Afternoon show: Rooms 203 (Schaper) & 209 (Drase)
Music: Gotta Be Jazz!
Plus...Peirce Performers (advanced choir) With special guests: Peirce Ukulele Club!
Spring Concert Performance Schedule Flyer - 3/21/17
Hello Friends of Peirce!
The Peirce School 18th Annual Move-a-thon will take place Friday May 5, 2017. As a parent, you can help raise more funds for our school!
Our ad sponsor and family 'shout-out' book will be given to the entire student body plus staff.The booklet may have valuable coupons as well encouraging words for your child/children; classmates; teachers; or the entire school that YOU want to share!
The shout-out ads can be for a student from a parent, from a student to another student, from a student/family to a special teacher and more. Everyone can get involved!
The program book offers opportunities to advertise your business or community group through a full, half or quarter page ad. We realize that the point of any advertising is to drive business to the business. With that in mind, feel free to submit a coupon-type ad. Or your company can simply say "We support Peirce School." Join us for this special opportunity to have your company noted in the Ad Sponsor Booklet.
If you have questions, please contact Manini Rao at (312) 218-4342 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All money raised from the Ad Sponsor Booklet and the Move-a-thon will go directly to support our growing athletics programs, educational student field trips and stipends for otherwise teacher-funded classroom supplies. As you can expect, Peirce counts on this event and others like it to provide these resources to ALL our students.
Remember the deadline to submit your Ad/Shout-out is before or by April 21, 2017
Manini Rao & The Friends of Peirce Board
Wednesday, April 5, 2017; 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
(Please note: Peirce Performers will be performing in the Spring Concert, March 31)
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY to see when your child’s classes will be ending.
These classes will end the week of March 20 – March 24, 2017 (THIS week)
Tues: Chess Beginners, Healthy Peirce Kids, Reader’s Theater, Tissue Paper Art,
World Cinema, Yoga Kids
Thurs: Board Games, Bollywood Kids, Bollywood Stars, Chess Advanced, Nature Club,
Spoken Word Poetry, Sports Clinic, Ukulele Club
These classes will end the week of March 27 – March 31, 2017 (NEXT week)
Mon: Dancing with Class
Tues: Peirce Performers
Wed: Animé Club, Coloring Club, Harry Potter Book Club, LEGO Maniacs,
Life Service Action, Peirce Press, Soccer, Jr.
Thurs: Dance Fundamentals (Thurs)
Fri: Acting, African Dance & Culture, Latin Dance
These classes will end during the week of April 4 – April 7, 2016
Mon: Battle of the Books, Bollywood Jr, Cursive Writing, Floor Hockey, Soccer Kids
Tues: Ballet, Cheerleading, Dance Fundamentals (Tues)
These ASAS classes will continue after Spring Break:
Girls on the Run (Mon & Wed) ends June 4
Simply Shakespeare Drama (Tues) – May 24
Student Council (Thurs) – Ends April 28
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Thompson (email@example.com)
***PLEASE NOTE: Some Math and Reading programs will be continuing***
Thank you to Ms. Agustin, Ms. Bencel, Ms. Brugman, Ms Carro, Ms. Cruz, Ms. Ferrand, Ms. Gerhardt, Ms. Graney, Mr. Greenwell, Ms. A. Hopkins, Ms. K. Hopkins, Ms. Jetton, Ms. Kerkstra, Ms. Lawrenz, Ms. Leander, Ms. Moritz, Ms. Muhammad, Ms. Nigh, Mr. Pejavic (Chess volunteer), Ms. Pulgar, Ms. Reyes, Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Schultz, Ms. Shah, Mr. Skvarenina, Ms. Smith, Ms. Tafoya, Mr. Trad and Ms. Zawayta for sharing your time and talents with the students!
ASAS Updates Letter (Spanish) - 3/20/17
ASAS Updates Letter (English) - 3/20/17
Read about the state of IB at Peirce in the March issue of The Communicator.
We're almost there...Thanks to the success and support of our raffles, T-Shirt sales, International Dance night, and GENEROUS donations, we are only $2,867.00 away from meeting our ultimate fundraising goal for the 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. (May 10-12). In order to make sure this awesome experience happens for every one of the 24 students registered to attend, we need a little more help form our Peirce Family, and here are three ways that you can show your support:
Buy a T-Shirt...or TWO, or THREE!
Our newest Peirce T-Shirts are still available in ALL SIZES for $10. Look for order forms in your child's book bag. You can also purchase a T-Shirt anytime by stopping in the main office.
Buy a 50/50 Raffle Ticket
Drawing April 6! We will have one final 50/50 raffle during the week of April 3. Tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5 and 7 for $10. The raffle winner keeps 50% of the money collected. This is a great opportunity to win some extra cash for SPRING BREAK.
Donations are ALWAYS Happily Accepted!
If neither of the options described above appeal to you, you can always make a donation in the Peirce Main Office. No amount is too small and every contribution gets us a little closer to our goal.
Make checks payable to HELEN C. PEIRCE school of International Studies, and on the memo line, indicate "D.C. TRIP".
You can also donate online via Friends of Peirce.
Questions, anyone? For more information about the trip, please contact Dr. Talyia Eve Riemer, Middle Years Programme Coordinator at Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies.
The preschool application for the City of Chicago is set to launch in April 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will be able to apply to over 600 different schools and community-based City administered programs from chicagoearlylearning.org.
Ms. Ferrand is in need of help with general organization of the library along with help daily shelving books.
To volunteer just show up any day between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and stay as long as you like.
Questions? Contact Ms. Ferrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State has been underfunding Chicago students for far too long, and the students, parents and educators deserve better.
Five families and the Board of Education have sued to declare the State’s separate and unequal education funding systems illegal under the Illinois Civil Rights Act.
Chicago students, who are overwhelmingly students of color, are learning in a separate but unequal system. The message from the State is that their educations matter less than children in the rest of Illinois, and that is morally and legally indefensible.
Since the state hasn’t ended its the separate and unequal education system in this State, Chicago is taking matters to the courts. This is a fight worth fighting – for our students, for the parents, teachers and staff that support them.
This isn’t just about fairness. This is about taking back the time, resources and opportunities an unfair system has stolen from Chicago schoolchildren of color.
In the days and weeks to come, we will continue to take the fight to Governor Rauner. But the battle begins with you, and with your family, friends and neighbors.
We need your help. We need your voice. And we’ve included some tools to help get your voice heard.
CPS Equality Toolkit - 3/1/17
March is full of exciting opportunities including the Englewood Community Connect Series, the Annual Power of Parent Conference and Women's History Month activities at the Chicago Public Libraries.
Also, find out where to view the upcoming lunch menu at your child's school and get involved with the CPS Score! program.
We hope you find this month's newsletter to be informative and beneficial.
Dr. Shawn Jackson and the CPS Parent University Team
CPS Parents University Newsletter (Spanish) - 3/8/17
CPS Parents University Newsletter (English) - 3/8/17