Families with children ages 3 - 4 from all Chicago neighborhoods can easily access quality no-cost or low-cost early education options while building a strong foundation for the future.
CPS Preschool Enrollment Info - flyer
The Local School Council will hold a Special Meeting on May 2nd at 5:30 pm for the purpose of approving the 2018-2019 school budget and Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP).
The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Peirce Gymnatorium.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Special Budget Meeting - agenda
Understanding Round 1 Waitlists
Students who applied in Round 1 were automatically waitlisted for each Non-Selective Enrollment program they were eligible for and ranked higher than the one they received an offer from. Beginning on April 18, 2018, schools that still had available seats began issuing Round 1 waitlist offers. Here are a few important things to understand about this process:
Only for Non-Selective Enrollment Programs
Waitlists only apply to Non-Selective Enrollment programs. Selective Enrollment schools do not have waitlists. You can find out if your student is on a waitlist by logging into your GoCPS account and reviewing the Non-Selective Enrollment section of your high school offer page.
48 Hours to Accept or Decline
When a school issues a waitlist offer, they will mark it in the system and contact the family via phone and/or email. The following morning at 8 a.m., the offer will be displayed in the student’s GoCPS account and they will receive a robocall, email, and text, if applicable. Families have 48 business hours from the time the waitlist offer posts in their account to accept or decline it, or it will be forfeited. For example, if your waitlist offer posts at 8 a.m. on Friday, you would have until 8 a.m. the following Tuesday to accept or decline.
Each Non-Selective Enrollment program has different waitlist categories that correspond with the program’s admissions process. There are nine possible waitlist categories. Waitlisted students are offered a seat based on the category in which the seat is available. For example, if an offer was declined in the first round by a student in a program’s proximity category, the seat will be offered to the students in the proximity category on the waitlist, beginning with the student who is first on that waitlist and continuing in chronological order until the seat is filled. Login to your online account or see your notification letter to view your student’s category for each waitlisted program.
Within each waitlist category, students are given a waitlist number based on that program’s admissions process and priority preferences, and offers are extended in the order of the waitlist numbers, from lowest to highest. If the program uses a lottery-based admissions process, students were randomly assigned a waitlist number. If the program uses a points-based admissions process, students were assigned a waitlist number based on their total point score. Login to your online account or see your notification letter to view the number that your student has been assigned for each waitlisted program.
If a student receives a waitlist offer for a program, the student will automatically be removed from the waitlists for any programs that were ranked lower than the offered program, but will remain on the waitlists for any programs that were ranked higher than the offered program. For example, if a student is waitlisted for five programs and receives an offer from his/her second-ranked program, the student will automatically be removed from the waitlists of programs ranked 3-5. However, the student will remain waitlisted for the program ranked number 1, and can still possibly receive an offer for that program.
Students will remain on the Round 1 waitlist for any given program until the end of their freshman year unless they (1) receive a Round 1 waitlist offer for a program, (2) receive a Round 1 waitlist offer from a higher-ranked program on their application, or (3) remove themselves from a Round 1 waitlist. Waitlists are automatically generated for each school in real time as students across the system accept or decline offers and schools can only issue offers in the order the waitlist displays them. Because of this, there is no guarantee that a student will receive a waitlist offer or that a waitlist offer will be received by a certain time.
If you have additional questions about Round 1 waitlists or how to accept or decline an offer, please watch this video.
48 Hrs after Offer Posts
Waitlist Accept/Decline Deadline
April 30, 2018
Round 2 Application Process Opens
May 4, 2018
Round 2 Application Deadline
June 1, 2018
Round 2 Application Results Released
June 8, 2018
Round 2 – Accept/Decline Deadline
June 13, 2018
Round 2 Waitlist Process Opens
48 Hrs after Offer Posts
Waitlist Accept/Decline Deadline
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If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at this month's Parent University newsletter. In it, you will find details about LSC Elections, our Safe Haven Spring Break recap, and dates and times for April parent and community meetings. We hope that this will be a useful resource for you. Please contact us if you have any questions and be sure to check out our social media pages for updates.
The Parent University Team
Parent University April Newsletter in English
Mira el boletín informativo de la Universidad para padres del próximo mes. En él, encontrará detalles sobre las elecciones de LSC, nuestro resumen de Safe Haven Spring Break, y las fechas y horarios para las reuniones de padres y de la comunidad de abril. Esperamos que este sea un recurso útil para usted. Póngase en contacto con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta y asegúrese de consultar nuestras páginas de redes sociales para obtener actualizaciones.
El equipo de la Universidad de Padres
Parent University will be offering FREE HSE (High School Equivalency) Preparation classes (GED & HiSET), beginning May 15th. Classes are provided by Truman College, on-site at Sullivan.
Parent University FREE High School Equivalency Preparation Classes for Adults flyer
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm 8 hrs/week
Early Registration (highly encouraged)
April 24th, 10:00am
May 8th, 10:00am
May 15th, 10:30am
May 17th, 10:30am
May 22nd, 10:30am
If you know of any parent candidates for a GED, please share the information, or send them my way.
Les Kniskern, M.A.C.D.
Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2)
Network 2, K-12
The Summer in Chicago Children and Youth Resource Fair offers students, and families the opportunity to navigate enrichment and employment programs across the city of Chicago. Youth workshops, camps, and sports programs are only a few of the offerings attendees can explore at the fair.
Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5917 N. Broadway Street.
Summer in Chicago Children and Youth Resource Fair flyer in Spanish and English
On April 29, 2018, Hopleaf Bar will be donating 100% of gross sales to Friends of Peirce! Every Single Dollar! Thanks to this amazing partnership, Hopleaf has funded so manyof the arts partnerships, school travel scholarships and assemblies that improve the educational experience for each Peirce student. Come support Peirce by dining and drinking all day at Hopleaf on April 29.
Hopleaf is 21+, so book your sitter!
If you can't make it to Peirce Day, you can support Peirce every day by purchasing a beer from Hopleaf's Kegs for Kids, with 100% going to FOP.
Please join us for the Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies – Fiesta de Arte
Kids Pop-Up Art Gallery in Andersonville on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
ANDERSONVILLE (CHICAGO) – Thursday, April 26, 2018, Helen C. Peirce will become the largest children’s art exhibition in Andersonville. The pop-up gallery is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Students from all grade levels will display their works within the school which will be open to the community. Adults and kids can also make art through a variety of hands on activities including print making and spin art.
Admission is free and some artwork will be available for purchase through a silent auction. Local artisans will participate selling handmade jewelry, painting, photography and other crafts. The Peirce Bollywood Dance group will also be performing. This year’s food truck vendors will be JB Alberto’s and A Sweets Girl.
VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED: SIGN UP HERE
About Friends of Peirce
Friends of Peirce, a 501(c)(3), is made up of dedicated parents, merchants and residents who are passionate about improving and fundraising for the neighborhood school, Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies, which educates pre-K thru 8th grade students at 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago Illinois 60660.
Friends of Peirce ·1423 West Bryn Mawr · Chicago Illinois 60660 www.friendsofpeirce.org
Senn is hosting a great science camp called Camp Invention June 25 - 29 for students in grades 1-6.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Principal Lori Zaimi to let her know you are interested.
Camp Invention flyer
Camp Invention also includes a leadership internship program for high school and college students. Leadership Interns would closely with Camp Invention participants to help them learn, innovate, and create a brighter tomorrow.
Camp Invention Internship program flyer
Dear Parents / LSC members,
Today, we are excited to announce that we have provided principals with their school budgets for the 2018-19 school year. To build on the record-seIng educational progress that has earned CPS schools national recognition, the District is investing $3.1 billion in school funding, an increase of more than $60 million compared to the current school year.
Thanks to the parents, educators, and courageous elected officials who worked to pass historic education funding reform passed last August, we have stabilized our finances and are able to make significant investments that will continue to raise the bar for academic excellence.
Here’s what that means for our schools:
First, the funding principals receive for each student in their school will increase by 2.5 percent so that schools can support high quality academic programming and higher teacher salaries.
Second, we are investing in neighborhood schools by expanding access to International Baccalaureate, STEM, Magnet and Classical schools for more than 5,000 students. Specifically:
And finally, for the first time in recent memory, we can guarantee that the funding your principal receives today will not decrease in the fall — even if enrollment declines. This means they can plan with confidence and families can take comfort in knowing who will be teaching their children next year.
While the key investments announced today will accelerate the district’s unprecedented academic success, they only represent the first part of the FY19 budget process. We look forward to releasing a full operating budget in the coming months that not only outlines all of our funding priorities for the coming school year, but also promotes long-term financial stability for the district.
Janice K. Jackson, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Public Schools
CPS School Budget Update letter in Spanish and English