Ms. Zawayta has a new Donor's Choose project. Her project - Peirce Panther Media: Paw-Worthy Student News - will fund the creation of a news station where students deliver important events, community initiatives, athletic games, and world news. All station activities will be exclusively student led.
Money donated in the next seven days will be doubled using the code LIFTOFF.
Peirce administration, students, and staff appreciate the time that our parent and community volunteers give to our school. Join us in a volunteer celebration to celebrate you—Friday, June 2 at 8:15 am in the lunchroom!
Volunteer Celebration Flyer
Due to the expected rain and possible storms, we are going to postpone Paint the Path until Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-1pm. The event will now land on the same Saturday as the Edgewater Garage Sale and we hope this will bring even more activity to both events.
Yearbooks are available for purchase online at TreeRing.
Order online by May 23rd, and shipping and delivery is absolutely free! I
If you order between May 23rd and June 13th a small shipping and handling fee will apply.
This summer the Chicago Park District will be offering Arts XIII – a camp for 12-14 year old Chicago residents. The camp runs from Jun 26, 2017 to Aug 11, 10-4pm, Monday through Friday, and will be offered at 3 park centers around the city including Clarendon Park. In addition to outdoor activities like swimming, camps will include art making, field trips to different cultural organizations in the city and a final gallery exhibit! Participants will dance, sing, play, paint, sculpt, draw, create, choreograph, write, and perform alongside resident artists and art groups. It should be a very inspiring and engaging camp, is wildly affordable, and would be perfect for teens who want to do less sports and more arts ;)
There are still have spots available for 12-14 year olds! The cost is $130 for the entire 6 weeks for residents but scholarship are available for students who qualify for reduced lunch. Get information or register.
The application to sign up for preschool opens on Monday, May 15th.
If you have a child who will turn three years old on or before September 1st of 2017, they are eligible to start preschool in September.
Go to www.chicagoearlylearning.org to apply.
Please spread the word to other families that have children that are ready for preschool. We hope to see your child at Peirce preschool in the fall.
Dear Peirce Parent/Guardian,
The teachers at Peirce work hard every day to ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in high school and beyond. Chicago Public Schools uses the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) computerized adaptive assessment as a district-wide assessment.
The end of year (EOY) MAP assessment is set to begin soon. EOY MAP is important as it gives teachers valuable information to show how our students have reached their end of year academic growth target.
The EOY MAP assessment for students in 2n d to 8t h grade will begin on May 17th and be completed by June 9th. Students will have two test sessions total - one for Math and the other for Reading. As we prepare for this, we wanted to inform you that we are scheduling the testing to ensure maximized time for instruction. The following will be the testing dates for each grade level:
2nd: June 6-7 for 223, 224, 228 and June 8-9 for 225
4th-5th: June 6-7 3rd: May 17-18 6th-8th: May 22-25
We ask that you please have your children to school on time and well rested, so that they are ready to do their best for this assessment.
We recognize that you may have additional questions about MAP Assessments. You can locate information about this assessment by visiting
http://www.cps.edu/SchoolData/Pages/Assessment.aspx or by visiting http://www.nwea.org.
Also, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We have another fundraising opportunity coming up that is always fun: serving beer at the Midsommarfest tents on June 11th!
As we've had in the past, we have 44 slots to fill in 3 different time slots (10am-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 6pm-10pm). Yes, you can split shifts with friends, family, etc. Also, if you want to be paired with other people in the tent, please note your preferences in the comments. We will do the best we can to accommodate.
Please fill out the Signup Genius using the link here. You will receive free admission to the festival and a free T-Shirt! We typically raise $4000-6000 during this day so its a great opportunity!
Please let Dave Tilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions.
What a great day Peirce Day at Hopleaf was!
It's was so good to see our Peirce Village and Andersonville/Edgewater community come together to raise money for our wonderful school. We learned from Michael and Louise at Hopleaf that we raised just over $21,000! These funds will be instrumental for our arts and afterschool programs next year.
Thank you to Michael, Louise and the Hopleaf staff for their generosity and passion for our school.
Greetings CPS families and community members,
As we approach Summer, check out the many activities around Chicago, including online registrations for Chicago Park Districts Summer Camp and Chicago Farmer’s Markets all over the city.
In addition, on May 20, checkout Expungement Preparation Panel Discussion and Resource Fair from 10am-1pm at Lindblom Math & Science Academy on 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. There will be free legal resources for adults and juveniles, raffle prizes and refreshments!
Be sure to check out the resources and activities this month in the attached Parent University newsletter.
Dr. Shawn Jackson and the Parent University Team
CPS May Parent University Newsletter (Spanish)
CPS May Parent University Newsletter (English)