One of the things that makes Peirce a great school are the amount of volunteer opportunities to support our kids’ school. There are two parent-run organizations that provide a plethora of opportunities and support for the school. Friends of Peirce, or FOP, is responsible for fundraising activities throughout the year. Peirce Service Organization, or PSO, provides activities for the kids and parents. To best support their work, FOP and PSO have a parent volunteer who is responsible for coordinating volunteers. In order to start the process, please fill out this interest form and we will reach out to you and get you on your way to volunteering.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEVEL 1 & LEVEL II
All individuals who are interested in volunteering (which includes chaperoning field trips) must be approved by CPS. Depending on the level of volunteering you plan to do, you will be asked to complete an application for either a “Level I” volunteer or a “Level II” volunteer.
LEVEL I & LEVEL II VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS
CPS has new requirements around volunteering and two levels. Level I is the most thorough and we recommend that anyone considering volunteering at Peirce complete this level. It requires a fingerprint, background check and TB test. We are working on how to streamline this and make it a simpler process. I will list the steps below. Please note: It is a CPS requirement that you are in one of these two levels to volunteer.
Step 1: Complete the volunteer form for CPS
This form is necessary for CPS to verify you have students in the system and that they are at the school.
Step 2: Bring an government issued ID to Sally Suarez in the Peirce staff office or send a picture of one.
If you do not do this step, the process will not move forward. Sally needs to verify in the system, otherwise CPS will not send the follow up email until she verifies.
FOR LEVEL II, THIS IS WHERE THE PROCESS ENDS. FOR LEVEL I, YOU MUST ALSO DO THE FOLLOWING.
Step 3: After to bring your ID to Sally, you will receive an email from CPS which will contain links and information for fingerprinting, background check and TB test.
For fingerprinting, you can find the form here. This form can be taken to any Accurate Biometrics location. You should know we are also trying to organize a group fingerprinting at Peirce on one day.
For the TB test, please use this form here. You can get these tests completed at MercyWorks locations. Please note, this is a $20 TB test.
Step 4: Email copies of both the fingerprints and TB test to CPS.
The sooner they receive these forms, the faster you can be processed. We are hearing that the fingerprints can take 2-5 weeks to process. You can email these forms to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach the volunteer coordinator here.
DOCUMENTS TO HELP YOU WITH VOLUNTEERING
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
What’s going on?
Family Reading Night flyer
PEIRCE LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
Friday, September 28, 2018
NOTE: Please Enter at Door #1
Please spread the word! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held during the week of Veteran's day - November 13, 2018 - November 16, 2018.
Peirce School Book Fair will sell books where kids are reading about real-life experiences, fun facts, and friendship.
November 13 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
November 14 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
November 15 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
November 16 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed!We need you to help us make the book fair successful! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about volunteering.
You asked for it! We made it happen! Wear your #PeircePride.
The Peirce Gear shop is open through October 15th! Get your Peirce hoodies and yoga pants now.
Thursday, September 27
Peirce School Auditorium
6th, 7th & 8th Grade Families Invited
6 - 6:30 p.m. -Information Session
6:30 - 7 p.m. - Former Parent/Student Panel Q&A
Tuesday, October 9
Senn High School Auditorium
5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Families Invited
5 - 5:45 p.m. - Information Session
5:45 - 7:15 p.m. - High School Fair
There are two Parent Advisory Council Meetings this Friday, 9/21.
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a federally funded parent program under Title I. PAC exists to provide a meaningful opportunity for parents and guardians to work with their school principal and staff in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of the Parent Involvement aspect of a school's CWIP. At Peirce the PAC primarily focuses on organizing workshops and activities for parents and discussing issues of importance to parents.
For more information, email Anya Kompare at: email@example.com.
Please join Principal Zaimi for the Annual Title I Informational Meeting
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Organizational Meeting
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 8:45 a.m.
At the Organizational Meeting of the Peirce School Title I PAC, parents will elect Title I PAC Officers and set monthly meeting dates and times for the school year. The officers of the PAC are as follows: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Outreach Coordinator.
Please remember that in order to run for a position and vote, you must be present at the meeting. Peirce School receives Title I Parent Involvement Funds for parental involvement activities so please join us for this meeting.
Chicago Public School students are making historic academic progress. By holding true to the guiding principles of our three-year vision: academic progress, financial stability, equity, and integrity, we will continue to ensure every CPS student in every neighborhood receives a high-quality education.
The data contained in the 2018 Academic Report Card demonstrates why Chicago has become a national leader in urban education. This historic academic progress shows that the investments we’re making in schools are paying off. Below is a snapshot of landmark progress that we have made since Mayor Emanuel took office in 2011.
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The monthly Parent Advisory Council / Parent Leadership Network (PAC/PLN) Meetings are being re-located to our Parent University sites.
These meetings are OPEN to parents and community members in all Network 2 schools, including ISP and High Schools within the N2 boundaries.
Please SHARE with your parent community that we will be hosting the Kick-Off meeting this Thursday, September 13th, 10:00am - 12:00pm (lunch served).
We will be providing a workshop on updates from the Office of Student Health and Wellness on:
Peirce parent Martie Sanders is inviting Peirce families to see Green Scene's FREE pageant -- Helianthus! -- in a garden full of sunflowers where children are invited to help act the story of sunflower's amazing journey!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Shows: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden
4919 N. Winthrop, Chicago, 60640
Bring blankets. Seating is picnic style. Reserve groups of 10 or more firstname.lastname@example.org
For more informtaion view the event flyer or the Green Scene website.