A Makerspace is a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. The Kickstarter to fund Peirce's Makerspace will purchase all kinds of fun things designed to spark our kids' creativity - materials such as electrical paint, inventor kits, squishy circuits - and provide them with opportunities to develop the STEM skills needed to meet the evolving needs of the job market or succeed as a startup.
We are fortunate to be part of a national program with MakerEd and Google to bring maker education to schools. Thanks to the help from the Digital Youth Network at DePaul University, we have been able to work on a strategy to bring making to our students at Peirce.
The Makerspace is building on the existing student interest in Robots.
The original goal of $1,500 to fund this Kickstarter was met by a very generous donor. The campaign goal has been updated and we are now aiming for $3,000 to fund all of Phase 1.
This is an All-or-Nothing fundraiser, meaning we only receive the funds if we reach our fundraising goal by the deadline of August 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm CST.
Friends of Peirce researched several companies that offer school supply fundraisers and found that Yubbler offers the winning combination of low prices for parents and donates 50% of their profits directly to Peirce.
Even better, when you purchase your supplies between July 10-July 24, you can receive an additional 10% savings when you use the coupon code SUMMER and use their link to post to Facebook.
Yubbler is super easy to use - select your child's grade for the 2017-2018 school year, and you'll see the items Peirce teachers put on the school supply list for the grade.
Items from the list of Supplies Sent Home are shipped directly to your home.
Additional List Items include items which you may or may not need if you already own them. This includes items such as scissors, but it also includes the option to donate supplies for students who may not be able to afford them.
Items from the list of Classroom Supplies are shipped directly to Peirce, so you don't have to lug them to school on the first day; and you can also pay your child's Student Fee on the Buy Separately list.
For many category you have options of style and color.
The deadline for purchasing supplies on Yubbler is July 31, 2017.
Beginning this week, 7th grade families will receive the first critical piece of high school application material when we deliver Activation Codes (previously called PINs) to schools. These Activation Codes will be used to create your GoCPS high school application accounts and access your student’s high school program eligibility information in August 2017. This will give you as much as a two month early start on the application process!
Activation Codes will be delivered to school counselors between June 8 and June 14, and they will be distributed to students to bring home. Delivery date ranges for Activation Code letters are estimated based on the schedule of the CPS Warehouse and actual delivery dates will vary by school. Please save this Activation Code in an easy-to-find location until August.
In the meantime, make sure to visit go.cps.edu and subscribe to the site today!
By subscribing, you will receive notices and reminders when key functions of the application process are opened to the public, including a notice in August 2017 to use your Activation Code to create your GoCPS account.
If you have additional questions, please contact Chicago Public Schools at:
CPS Office of Access & Enrollment
42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Session 1: June 26th-June 29th
Session 2: July 10th-13th
Lane Tech Gymnasium (2501 W. Addison)
4th-8th graders: 8:00-10:00am
9th graders: 10:30-12:30pm
$80.00 (includes camp shirt) $150 for both sessions
*Note: Session 1 and Session 2 are different camps. You can choose to do one session or both sessions.
Details and sign-up info in the Lane Tech Basketball Camp flyer.
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.
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.
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.
The America's Cup Endeavour Chicago program is a subsidized STEM + sailing program held at 31st Street Harbor from July 10 - August 14th.
Chicago Parks Foundation, Chicago Park District & Chicago Match Race Center are hoping to reach underserved Chicagoans between 4th and 8th grade. We hope you will share the information as space is limited.
Please direct parents to: www.endeavourchicago.org
Attached is a flyer for students to take home, an Interest Form to fill out for registration, and a postcard with program information.
Endeavor Program Information
Endeavor Interest Form