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
Friends of Peirce Presents ROCK OUT! on Saturday, May 19th from 7-10 p.m. at Fat Cat.
Tickets to this spring fundraiser are on sale now and a limited number are available at an early bird price of $75!
This is a 21+ event.
Ticket prices will increase to $85 on April 19th.
Please also consider purchasing a ticket for a teacher or staff member for $55.
Purchase your tickets HERE.
Event will include:
We would be honored to have your family or company help sponsor Rock Out! Find out more about sponsorship opportunities by e-mailing email@example.com or through the Eventbrite ticket page. Note: sponsorships each include between 2 to 4 complimentary tickets to the event!
Buy tickets at facebook.com/friendsofpeirce or you can pay by check (made out to Friends of Peirce) sent in your child’s folder
Thank you to our sponsors! 88 Brand Partners/ QNA Group, Lakeshore Dental Studio, Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, Sonõ LIFE Susan, and Orange Shoe Personal Fitness - Andersonville
FOP Rock Out! flyer in Spanish and English
Join us Friday May 4th after school (3-5pm) for Playworks Student/Staff/Parent Kickball game! Email Coach Julia (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in playing! If you would like to be involved and not play, we are also looking for coaches and refs, and as many spectators as possible. Hope to see you all there!
Saturday, May 5, 10 am - 5 pm
We're selling mattresses made by top manufacturers at 10-50% off retail prices at this one day event. You can try them out and consult with our Sleep Experts. Delivery and old mattress disposal available. Peirce receives a donation for every mattress sold!
Click HERE for more information!
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
The 2018 Local School Council (LSC) Elections will be held on Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Day,
Raise Your Hand Illinois has compiled voting info on the who, what, when, where, and how on LSC Elections in one place.
Peirce LSC Candidates
The following candidates are running for the Peirce Local School Council. Those who submitted candidate statements can be found in the attachments below.
Parent Representatives (6 to be elected)
Community Representatives (2 to be elected)
Teacher Representatives (2 to be elected)
Non-Teaching Staff (1 to be elected)
*** Update: Main dishes and side dishes are still needed ***
The luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, also known as Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Day.
Notes from Andrea Korte:
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