The 2018 Local School Council (LSC) Election will be held during the Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Day, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (for elementary schools) and Thursday, April 19, 2018 (for high schools).
Learn more about the LSC, the election and procedures for candidates/applications in English or Spanish.
All LSC applications must be turned in to Peirce School by 3pm on March 2nd.
The Local School Council holds 3 major responsibilities and meets once a month.
Parents and Guardians:
Every year, the LSC must evaluate how well the principal is performing her job. One tool that we use in our evaluation is to ask you, the parents and guardians of the students of Peirce School, to share your opinion of how well she is doing. Enclosed is a link to an on-line survey. We ask that you spend a few minutes and complete the survey. It is completely confidential and will be seen only by the LSC and will be used in performing our duty of evaluating the principal.
Please complete the survey by Saturday, March 15th.
Padres y Guardianes:
Cada año, el LSC debe evaluar qué tan bien el director está desempeñando su trabajo. Una herramienta que utilizamos en nuestra evaluación es pedirle a usted, los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de Peirce School, que compartan su opinión sobre como esta desempenando su trabajo. Adjunto hay un enlace a una encuesta en línea. Le pedimos que dedique unos minutos y complete la encuesta. Es completamente confidencial y solo será visto por el LSC y se utilizará para realizar nuestro deber de evaluar al director.
Por favor complete la encuesta antes del sábado, 15 de marzo.
Our school is slowly but, surely getting a makeover! Come help paint; clean; use your woodworking skills; and maybe even your masonry skills in helping make a beautiful transformation happen during our Service Day on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Kids will be welcome as well. We will have some pre-drawn canvases that need to be painted and we can have some adults and all the kids who come create installations! We will be painting and/or installing almost all around the school. There will be room for as many as would like to come and help out.
Date: 03/28/2018 (Wed.)
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm CST
Location: Helen C Peirce Elementary School
Sign up now:
Jerry's Sandwiches in Andersonville is donating 20 percent of all proceeds to Friends of Peirce on March 8th! Visit for lunch, get carry out or go for dinner before/after STEAM night to help our school! https://www.facebook.com/events/1993038470979011/
Mom's Night at Bar Roma is back! Join us on March 19th from 6-8 pm for this fundraiser for Friends of Peirce. Tickets are available here and are expected to sell out early.
Early Bird tickets for Friends of Peirce's spring fundraiser, Rock Out for Peirce, go on sale on March 1st! Rock Out will be held on May 19th from 7-10 pm at Fat Cat Chicago. The event will feature appetizers by Fat Cat, an open bar, an auction and raffle as well as a rockin' good time! Save $10 per ticket by purchasing before April 19th! Tickets can be purchased here!
Endeavour Chicago is offering free STEM + Sailing camps to 5th-8th graders this spring and summer 2018. The participation feedback last year was resounding, and with your help, we would like to select new students from Chicago to participate. The camp is free and serves inner city students who have not had the opportunity to experience science-based labs + sport on Lake Michigan.
As it can be difficult to reach students who'd benefit most from free programming, please forward to other CPS and city teachers that would find this beneficial.
The Spring program is Saturdays in May - 9am-12pm.
The Summer program runs all-day for one week, from June 25th - August 10th.
Endeavour Boathouse is located at 31st Street Harbor.
All interested students can submit their form directly. See attached.Feel free to direct any program related questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you kindly,
Endeavour Chicago - Spring 2018 Interest Form
Endeavour Chicago - Summer 2018 Interest Form
Dear Peirce parents and guardians,
By now, you are probably aware of the news of last Wednesday’s shootings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by this tragic incident.
I want you to know that safety is our top priority at Peirce. To help ensure the safest possible school environment, we have worked to implement the following safety measures, which are already in place at our school:
Strengthening our safety procedures is an ongoing process, and we continue to work with the CPS Office of Safety and Security to help ensure we are doing everything possible to support a safe and healthy school environment.
The recent school shooting in Florida has spurred conversations and calls for student-led days of action nationally. We respect and support our students’ desire to voice their opinions and participate in the wider conversations taking place. Students are part of the larger social fabric and it is critical that young people are informed and active participants in our democracy. However, we must ensure that students are safe and that there are minimal disruptions to classroom learning.
Our primary concern is that our students are safe, that’s why we are encouraging our teachers to create opportunities for these conversations to take place in the classroom, or through school-wide activities designed specifically to support our students’ desire for civic action.
In the coming weeks, there will be national days of action devoted to the issue of gun violence. While we respect our students’ right to share their views, we will consider these days to be regular attendance days. Students who are not in school, or who do not come back to class after walking out, will receive an unexcused absence.
We support student expression so if an event is planned, we will work with students to find positive opportunities for civic action, all while collaborating with our security staff to ensure things remain safe and orderly.
We thank you for your support and encourage you to speak with your children about civic participation.
We're pleased to announce ZUMBA is coming back to Rogers Park Parent University at Sullivan - "Where It Happens!"
One-day per week:
Tuesday, February 27 - through Tuesday March 20
Four (4) sessions only!
Tell us more - what would you like to see at Parent University! Click on the links below to submit your responses...
Parent University Needs Assessment - English
Parent University Needs Assessment - Spanish
Join us for our new Nutrition Education Services Monday evening workshop series, provided by Loyola University Chicago. Beginning Monday, March 5, with "Mindful Eating, Planning, & Prep", 7:00-8:00pm
We continue our series Robotics Parent Style as we dive deeper into coding and STEM.
Watch for the PAC Officers Training on Thursday, March 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
new Riveredge Hospital provides workshops on Stress Management (3/8) and Mental Health 101 (3/22)
new Join us for the U of I Extension Informational meeting on Wednesday, March 14,
12:00pm - 1:00pm
More information from the Office of Diverse Learners Support Services on Thursday, March 22, 10:00am-12:00pm
The calendar and fliers are attached. We look forward to seeing you at Parent University!
Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth
Les Kniskern, M.A.C.D.
Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2)
Network 2, K-12
CPS Parent University - March Calendar of Events
CPS Parent University - Nutrition Education Series flyer
CPS Parent University - Behavioral Support for Your Diverse Learner flyer in Spanish and English
CPS Parent University - Adult Robotics Class flyer in Spanish and English
Public Inquiry into Special Education Services and Policies
All Are Invited
Mandarin, Cantonese, and English (Monday), English (Tuesday), Spanish and English (Wednesday)
Share your experiences with:
If you are not able to attend, you may submit an affidavit, available at www.isbe.net/Pages/OfficeGeneralCounsel.aspx.
ISBE Share Your Experience With CPS Special Education - flyer
Come Join us for the First Annual African American History Showcase:
The Fight for Justice, Yesterday and Today
When: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:30am and 1:00pm
Where: in the Gymnatorium
What: Perice Students from ALL grade levels will be showcasing their knowledge and understanding of the African American struggle for Justice. There will be video, spoken word, song, dance, and much more!
Participate in our Social Justice Silent Auction!
There will be Social Justice themed, student created artwork up for auction. Bidding starting at $15. Proceeds will be put towards next year’s Showcase.
Ven y únete a nosotros para la primera publicación anual
Muestra de la historia afroamericana: La lucha por la justicia, ayer y hoy
Cuándo: jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018 - 8:30 a.m. y 1:00 p.m.
Donde: en el Gymnatorium
Qué: Perice Los estudiantes de TODOS los grados mostrarán su conocimiento y comprensión de la lucha afroamericana por la justicia. Habrá video, palabra hablada, canción, baile y mucho más.
¡Participe en nuestra Subasta Silenciosa de Justicia Social!
Habrá una temática de Justicia Social, ilustraciones creadas por estudiantes para la subasta. Las ofertas comienzan en $ 15. Las ganancias se destinarán a la muestra del próximo año.
African American History Showcase - 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.