Wednesday, April 10, 2019 is “Conference Day” for all Chicago Public Elementary Schools. There is no school for students on this day, however, we encourage parents to bring their child(ren) to the Conferences.
Report cards will be distributed in two conference sessions. The first session will last from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the second session is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. *Please do not come to school from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Teachers will not be available during that time. The information and sign-up sheet will be coming home with your child soon, or it can be found by clicking here.
Parents who are unable to attend either of these two sessions on this day are asked to schedule a separate conference with their child’s teacher.
All students will participate in student-led conferences. As we refine our approach to student-led conferences, we are asking teachers to prepare students to share specific areas of strength and opportunities for growth. In addition, on conference form, parents have the opportunity to share something that they would like their child or teacher to be prepared to address with you during the conference.
In order for this day to run smoothly, you will have the following responsibilities:
While conferences are student led, teachers are also available to meet with parents to discuss individual questions that they may have and to discuss student performance data as needed. If a longer, more private conference is required, please schedule that time with the teacher.
Why should I attend?
Focus Group Options (Please attend one):
Mornings in the Field House: Coffee, bagels, and childcare provided
Evenings in the Peace Room (2nd floor): Pizza & childcare provided
What do you mean by “Parent of Color”? Any parent or caregiver (including grandparents or other adult family members) who self-identifies as a person of color. This includes people who identify as Black or of African descent, Asian, Latino/a or Hispanic, and Native American.
What about white parents of children of color? White parents of children of color will be included in the focus group session on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30-7:00pm, along with any other parents of children of color.
Why only parents of children of color? This is a Racial Equity Impact Assessment and is designed to look at the opportunity gap being experienced by students of color. Parents of all races are welcome and invited to attend our Parent Race & Culture Resource Group meetings on April 25 and May 30.
Do I need to RSVP? No. However, RSVPs are helpful for letting us know how much food we will need. RSVP here.
How can I get more involved? A team of parent volunteers is helping to make this possible. Please contact Megan Brand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-633-8411 to get involved.
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April 10 is the Peirce Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon. If you would like to donate food, beverages or supplies, a list of items needed and instructions can be found @ https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/KNVF7220 . This is a great way to show our teachers and staff a little love. Thank you for your consideration.
If you have questions, please contact Emily DeSanto at email@example.com.
Saludos a las familias y amigos de Peirce,
El 10 de abril es el almuerzo de apreciación de maestros y personal de Peirce. Si desea donar alimentos, bebidas o suministros, una lista de los artículos necesarios e instrucciones en https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/KNVF7220. Esta es una gran manera de mostrar un poco de amor a nuestros maestros y personal. Gracias por su consideración.
Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Emily DeSanto en firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about the state of IB at Peirce in the March issue of The Communicator.
Most ASAS classes are ending this month. Take a look at the files linked here to make note of the last day for your child(ren)'s class(es) - English or Spanish.
The After School All-Stars Showcase will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 between 4:45-6:45 pm as part of Peirce’s Annual Fiesta de Arte . Many classes will have displays and there will be performances by all Bollywood dance groups, Spoken Word Poetry, Drama Club, Flamenco Dance, STOMP the School and Rock Band. See specific performance times for each group in the files attached above.
Career Day at Peirce is rapidly approaching and we need YOU in order for this to be an awesome educational experience for our students. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, personal trainer, engineer, dancer, teacher, attorney, custodian or business owner... Whatever you do, we need you!
We are looking for a WIDE variety of men and women, willing to spend a memorable morning, speaking with our Middle School students about their careers. Many of our students are largely unaware of the boundless career opportunities available to them! This is a fantastic way to provide them with first hand knowledge of various career paths and great way for you to make an impact on our students’ future.
To give you some idea of what this event looks like, on CAREER DAY, students in our Middle Years Programme (grades 6-8) attend 4 separate one-hour presentations given by our guest speakers.These presentations take place in the middle school classrooms, and are given to groups of no more than 30 students at a time. This is the format we follow for the 1 hour presentations:
When possible, we group our guest speakers by career field to broaden students' understanding and provide a more enriching experience. Here are some additional guidelines to help you plan your presentation.
Register here to volunteer your time and expertise!
Peirce School is going through a process to help strengthen our school logo and branding. This is made possible through support from Friends of Peirce and parent Michael McGuire/owner of 88 Brand Partners, a branding and advertising agency in Chicago.
An important step in this process is for members of Michael's team to speak directly with key stakeholders of the school. Michael will be holding three different focus groups (Student Council, Teachers and Parents). During the focus groups, stakeholders will be asked about their impressions of the brand and communications (from visual identity messaging).
Please join us for the Parent Focus Group on Friday, March 29th from 8:15 - 9:45am at Peirce School, exact room to be decided.
Please RSVP on here.
The Senn tour for Peirce Parents has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 4, 9am - 11:15am (originally March 7). The event is being moved for two reasons: Senn Principal Mary Beck would like to greet Peirce families and answer questions during their visit, but will be at Loyola University with their 11th grade cohort on March 7, as part of their week-long March to College. Senn also recognizes that moving the event to April 4 will allow 8th grade parents who have received offers from GoCPS (Mar. 29) to visit the school prior to the acceptance deadline (April 13). We look forward to seeing you soon!
XCURSIÓN DEL PADRE DE PEIRCE
Fecha de la gira del 7 de marzo cancelada El equipo de Senn está reprogramando la gira para padres de la escuela Peirce para el jueves 4 de abril, de 9 am a 11:15 am (originalmente progamada para el 7 de marzo). El evento se estára moviendo por dos razones: a la directora de Senn, Mary Beck, le gustaría saludar a las familias de Peirce y responder preguntas durante su visita, pero estará en la Universidad de Loyola con su cohorte de 11 grado el 7 de marzo, como parte de su semana de Universidad. También reconocemos que moviendo el evento al 4 de abril permitirá a los padres de 8º grado que hayan recibido ofertas de GoCPS (29 de marzo) visitar la escuela antes de la fecha límite de aceptación (13 de abril). ¡Esperamos verte pronto!