Join us for the Peirce Valentine's Party.
The party has been rescheduled.
Friday, February 16, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:30p.m.
All ages are welcome. *Children must be accompanied by an adult
Suggested donation $1/person at the door
Volunteers are still needed!
To help with this event, email Cecilia Bocanegra: firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit SignUp Genius.
Peirce Valentine's Party - flyer
The Peirce Local School Council is hosting a Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Focus Group on February 15th at 5pm in the school auditorium in order to gather input from parents.
As you may (or may not) be aware, this year is a planning year for the Peirce School CIWP. You should have already received an e-mail survey from Principal Zaimi seeking your input on the CIWP.
The current CIWP can be found here: http://peirce.cps.edu/continuous-improvement-workplan.html
Continuous Improvement Workplan - Helen C. Peirce School .peirce.cps.edu
Peirce's Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) is a 2 year document which details the schools plan for improvement. This plan was written to span the 2016-2018 ...
The areas of focus for the coming work plan, for which we would like input, are:
o Instructional Materials – reinforcement at home/new programs such as Sex Ed., IB
o Rigorous Student Tasks / Homework
o Transitions, College & Career Access & Persistence – 7th /8th Grades
o Culture for Learning
o Student Voice, Engagement, & Civic Life
o Safety & Order/Discipline
o Parent Partnership/Parent –Teacher/Parent-Administration Relationship
We hope to see you on the 15th.
Dear CPS Families and Friends,
Classes for all Chicago Public School Students will resume on Monday, February 12. Please help ensure this important information is heard by forwarding this email on to your friends and family with children in CPS schools.
For the latest information, please consider following @ChiPubSchools on Twitter and Instagram and “Like” our Facebook page.
Thank you and please stay safe.
Estimadas familias y amigos de CPS,
Las clases se reanudarán este lunes 12 de febrero para todos los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago. Por favor, colaboren para que esta información importante sea divulgada, reenviando este correo electrónico a sus amigos y familiares con hijos en las escuelas de CPS.
Por la última información, por favor considere seguir @ChiPubSchools en Twitter e Instagram, y señale "Like" en nuestra página en Facebook.
Gracias y por favor manténganse seguros.
Thank you to those parents who have already taken the School Improvement Survey, if you have not done so yet, please take this brief survey to provide input around your experience at Peirce School. Feedback that is received will be used in creating our school improvement plan for the 2018-2020 school years.
Every 2 years Chicago Public Schools revisit their school improvement plan, making changes to guide the work of the next two years. We are at the beginning stages of developing our school improvement plan for the 2018-2020 school year. Surveys will be administered to parents and students, data that is collected will be used to help inform the plan. In addition, teachers will work during grade level teams and on professional development days to help guide the development of the plan.
Over the last 2 years we have focused on Curriculum, Balanced Assessment & Grading, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Restorative Approaches to Discipline.
Dear Peirce Families,
This year 7th and 8th grade Peirce students are traveling on an exciting trip to Washington DC. History lessons will come to life as they walk in the footsteps of influential past and present leaders and learn about the events that shaped our nation. 25 students have the wonderful opportunity to go on this educational travel program with their classmates. We are requesting contributions to make this trip possible. I hope you will consider sponsoring a student.
6 Full Scholarships and 6 partial scholarships have been awarded to students and we are $4,000 away from our fundraising goal with a deadline of February 28th. The cost of 1 students trip is $1,200. If we are able to surpass our fundraising goal, additional dollars raised will either support an additional student this year or go towards next years scholarship fund.
It is easy to make a donation online! You can give the gift of education. You can Give a Kid a Ticket!
Donations can be made to Friends of Peirce at https://www.paypal.me/FriendsofPeirce
Include the words "Washington DC" in the note line.
As Peirce Parent or community member, you know the value of an enriched curriculum and learning outside the walls of the classroom. Many of our students would never be able to take this trip without your support. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.
Read letters from the students.
Please visit TrueNorth at 5507 N. Clark on February 12th-14th!
They are donating 14 percent of all sales to Friends of Peirce as part of With Love From Andersonville. TrueNorth is open 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and offer treats and drinks for both kids and adults!
What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
We are looking for Peirce families and staff that want come decked out in Peirce gear and be a part of the Argyle Street Lunar New Year Parade on February 24th.
Please RSVP below no later than February 16th to let us know you will be there. An email will go out with details of where to meet.
And we are looking for someone special to be Pickles the Panther! Are you that someone special??? Please send me and email or give me a call!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kimberly Lebovitz, PYP Coordinator at 773-534-2841 or email@example.com.
The festivities begin at 11:00
Line up for the parade will be at 12:30pm
The Parade Route
Parade will kick-off underneath the CTA Argyle red line station at 1:00 PM and will head east along Argyle St., south along Sheridan Rd., west along Ainslie St., and north along Broadway to Argyle St.
What is Influenza (also called Flu)?
The flu is a contagious viral infection of the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
This year’s flu season started early, is widespread, and is expected to last through early April 2018. Experts describe this as a “moderately severe” flu season compared with other recent seasons.
Is Flu vaccine effective?
Yes! Don’t believe the hype that the vaccine does not matter this year. The vaccine is about 30% effective against the most common type of flu circulating right now in the US (and this is typical for Flu vaccines). It may be even more effective against other types of flu viruses that will circulate later this season. Protection begins about 2 weeks after the vaccine has been given. So it’s not too late to play it safe and vaccinate.
Flu vaccine keeps you, your family and community safe. Even if the vaccine does not prevent the illness entirely, it reduces the severity and duration of symptoms. A protected person is also less likely to spread the illness to others. This much is clear: Some protection is far better than no protection at all.
Signs and Symptoms of Flu
Flu symptoms usually start suddenly and include:
How Flu Spreads
Flu viruses spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. Less often, a person could also get flu by contact with a contaminated surface or object, then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. Typically, a person becomes ill about 2 days after being exposed to the germ.
Period of Contagiousness
You can pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. A person is most contagious in the first 3-4 days after the illness begins and for up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. The contagious period for young children may be even longer.
Preventing Seasonal Flu in Schools
The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Practical, everyday actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing) also help slow the spread of the flu virus. Sick students should stay home until their fever has been resolved for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducers like Tylenol or ibuprofen). No letter is required to return to school.
A flu virus is very fragile and lives only 2-8 hours on surfaces. Standard cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces are helpful to kill or remove them to prevent spread of the germ. However, cleaning all surfaces in a school is impossible. If the virus is present in community, it will also always be present in schools. Closing a school is rarely if ever an effective measure to prevent spread of the flu virus and is not helpful according to public health experts.
People at High Risk from Flu
Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes young children, pregnant women, people over 65, and those of any age who are “medically fragile” or have chronic medical conditions (like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or immune deficiencies).
Complications of Flu
Complications of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and worsening of chronic medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes.
There are influenza antiviral drugs that can be used to treat flu illness. These are by prescription only. Their effectiveness is greatest if started within the first 48 hours of the illness. Please follow up with a doctor right away if you think your child has the flu.
For more information see: www.flu.gov or contact the Office of Student Health & Wellness (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Get a Flu Shot at CDPH Fast-Track Immunization clinics.
Flu Clinic Finder: www.ChicagoFluShots.org
CPS Letter Re: The Flu
CPS has formed a committee tasked with making recommendations for removing barriers to equity for all students. Part of this effort includes discussion groups with families on issues of race and equity within the district, hosted by UIC researchers. We are hoping that you are interested in taking part in these discussions.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bernhard Moos Elementary School
1711 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/hdRKJ3
Parent & Guardian Race & Equity Discussion Groups flyer