Again, our school is participating in a school supplies program with Yubbler.com this year. When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, our school will receive 50% of the profits!
Last year we raised $1,500 through this program, which went directly to Peirce and its programs.
Remember to order by July 31, 2018so you get your supplies before the 1st day of school.
*There are a few items on the lists which cannot be purchased through Yubbler.com. For thoseitems please consider purchasing through https://smile.amazon.com/ - this allows more money to be donated to the school.
Please note:Issues with your order? Please contact Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Yubbler flyer in English or Spanish.
Dear CPS Parents and Families,
As part of our efforts to strengthen our approach to keeping children safe, we are partnering with the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center to support students and help prevent sexual abuse. Our new partnership will help create safer and more responsive school environments by training Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees on signs of abuse, connecting students with therapeutic resources, and leveraging additional partnerships to help protect Chicago’s students.
Nothing is more important to CPS than keeping your children safe. While we have continuously strengthened critical protections in recent years, we are committed to doing everything possible to create safe and supportive school environments, and providing you with regular updates as we move forward with the comprehensive Plan of Action (bit.ly/cpsplanofaction) to better protect students.
We are also taking a look at the whole system to ensure we’re supporting students effectively. Assistant U.S. Attorney and Illinois Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey is conducting a top-to-bottom review of district policies and procedures to identify any other issues that need to be addressed. We expect that Ms. Hickey will release a preliminary set of recommendations in August, and we will work closely with her to implement them throughout the summer.
We also recently announced additional steps to strengthen investigations, background checks, Board policies, and communication with families:
Frank M. Clark
Chicago Board of Education
Janice K. Jackson, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Public Schools
CPS Letter RE: Protecting Students in Spanish and English
NYC Trip Update: DATE EXTENDED TO 6/15 FOR EARLY REGISTRATION FOR 7TH-8TH GRADE NYC TRIP - View the flyer
GET INVOLVED. SUPPORT STUDENT TRAVEL.
Parents and Middle School Students can join our fundraising committee. This team works hard and plays hard to raise money for travel scholarships.
HELP OUT WITH EVENTS THAT SUPPORT PEIRCE MYP FIELD TRIPS.
PLANNED 2018-2019 ACTIVITIES:
BUILD OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS PROGRAM:
Do you know small business owners who want to be part of our referral program? We are building a directory of business recommended by Peirce Parents so you know where to turn for:
Peirce Partners for Travel Scholarships flyer
Peirce Parent Resource Groups Sign Up
Peirce PAC (Parent Advisory Council) is working on forming Parent Resource Groups around different issues/interests in our Peirce community. We are starting with four areas, but may look to expand into other areas if there is interest.
This is an opportunity for ALL Peirce parents and caregivers as each group will decide on its own meeting schedule or forms of communication, so that all who are interested can be included.
Please go to the SignUp Genius link. You can sign up for as many of the groups as you want to! We are also looking for parents/caregivers who are will to co-lead the groups to provide structure and points of contact.
Peirce PAC (Consejo Asesor de Padres) está trabajando para formar grupos de recursos para padres sobre diferentes asuntos / intereses en nuestra comunidad Peirce. Estamos comenzando con cuatro áreas, pero podemos buscar expandirnos a otras áreas si hay interés.
Esta es una oportunidad para TODOS los padres y cuidadores de Peirce ya que cada grupo decidirá sobre su propio horario de reuniones o formas de comunicación, para que todos los que estén interesados puedan ser incluidos.
Vaya al enlace SignUp Genius. ¡Puedes registrarte para tantos grupos como quieras! También estamos buscando padres / cuidadores que estén dispuestos a codirigir a los grupos para proporcionarles estructura y puntos de contacto.
Hubbard Street offers all incoming CPS 1st grade students the opportunity to audition for our HS First Steps program. This program provides a free dance education for accepted students through age 18. The flyer is attached and the information is available on the website in English and Spanish. Additional information can be found at hubbardstreetdance.com/firststeps
Last week, our Peirce community lost Pascual Gonzalez-Hernandez (the father of four students). Pascual died during an accident at work.
Please consider making a donation to help this family as they navigate life without Pascual. Any amount is welcome. Thank you in advance.
Note: This loss may raise emotions, questions or concerns by some students. Please reach out to Ms. Choe if your child is in need of any additional support in processing the situation.
Make a donation on Go Fund Me.
From Ms. Bencel & Ms. Zisook:
In an effort to help this family during their difficult time, we are arranging a meal train to help provide a meal per day to them for the next two weeks. Sally has spoken to the mom, and she is gratefully willing to accept this support.
If you would like to contribute a meal, simply click here, select your date, and write a brief description of what you'll provide. You can leave the meal labeled in the staff room fridge, but please let Sally, Anne, Ms. Bencel and Ms. Zisook, know that it's there. We will ensure the family receives the meal that day, either by dropping it off to them or sending it home with the students once they return. We will also accept gift cards to nearby establishments.
The Lake View YMCA offers summer day camp from 7am-6pm from June 19- August 31st.
They offer traditional camp for ages 5-15 and specialty camps with STEM, SPORTS, and ARTS for ages 6-11.
Register online or contact Emily Ellison for more information: 773-248-3333.
Youth and Family Director
Lake View YMCA
3333 N Marshfield Ave.
Chicago, Il 60657
(P) Main: 773-248-3333
(F) Main: 773-661-1013
Come on out Friday, May 18 for the annual Move-A-Thon! We need so many grown-ups to help with track and field events, snacks, prize raffle and other fun jobs, like set up and clean up :) Time slots are listed with the classes that will be out. See you there, go Panthers!
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