As the summer winds down and we begin the new school year, I wanted to take this time to recount the many successes of our fundraising work together last school year. As many of you know, Friends of Peirce is a parent-led 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to raising funds to broaden and enrich the educational experience of students at the Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies.
In the 2018-2019 school year, Friends of Peirce was able to bring our mission to life as we funded almost $100,000 worth of programming at Peirce School, including:
We are working with Principal Zaimi to finalize funding priorities for the coming school year and know that these priorities will continue to include the enrichment programming listed above. We are also excited about our new initiatives, including refillable water bottle stations throughout the school, a new floor in the dance room, and more.
Every family in our school is a member of Friends of Peirce! Whether you contribute through a donation of time or money, your support is equally important to our success. We are proud of the support we have received from the Peirce community and our sponsors – including the Hopleaf Bar and 88 Brand Partners/QNA Group – and hope that we can rely on your continued support over the coming school year.
We are currently planning for Harbor Night which is our annual parent fundraiser that will occur on October 4th. Please save the date! If you are willing to volunteer, please use this link to sign up.
At the Back to School Festival on Thursday, August 29, stop by our table to talk with Friends of Peirce and Parent Service Organization volunteers who can assist in answering questions you have regarding the parent experience at Peirce and how you can get involved. Learn about the important volunteering and fundraising work we do, including supporting Arts Partnerships, Technology Enhancements, and building community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friends of Peirce
Come celebrate and prepare for the new school year!
Live entertainment, face painting, games, school supplies, and more!
Senn High School - Front Lawn 5900 N. Glenwood Ave
Click here for the flyer
August 23rd - Classroom Placements updated in Aspen (all placements are tentative - some changes may need to be made the first week of school)
August 29th - Back to School Festival - Meet the teacher/drop off supplies from 3:00 - 4:00pm, PSO Picnic from 4:00 - 6:00pm
August 29th - New Family Orientation, 3:00pm (If Kindergarten families missed the May 31st session, this is an opportunity to have a condensed version, and new families to grades other than Kindergarten are welcome to attend)
September 3rd - First Day of School for the 2019-2020 School Year!
WHO: Network 2 & 14 families
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, 2-5pm
WHERE: Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln Avenue (enter from California Ave.)
Please join us and enjoy music, food, games, and performances. Students will receive school supplies, meet new classmates, and reconnect with their school community.
CPS staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions regarding the upcoming school year. Medical professionals will be on-site to answer questions and provide information about school physicals, vaccinations, and dental care.
Additionally, there will be a medical van providing FREE VACINATIONS. Please bring required paperwork for your child to receive vaccinations. Please note that physicals will not be offered.
For additional questions, families should contact the CPS Office of Family and Community Engagement in Education email@example.com
QUIÉNES: Familias de las redes 2 & 14
CUÁNDO: Miércoles, 31 de Julio, 2-5pm
DÓNDE: Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave. (Ingrese desde la avenida California)
Por favor únase a nosotros y disfrute de la música, la comida, los juegos y los espectáculos. Los estudiantes recibirán útiles escolares, conocerán nuevos compañeros e interactuarán nuevamente con su comunidad escolar.
Estarán disponibles el personal y los voluntarios de CPS para responder dudas relacionadas al nuevo año escolar. También estarán presentes los profesionales médicos para responder dudas y proveer información acerca de los exámenes físicos escolares, las vacunas y el cuidado dental.
The CPS LunchStop summer meal program will provide free lunch to children ages 1-18 at nearly 100 outdoor community sites throughout Chicago. The CPS LunchStop Program serves free, healthy meals in a fun and familiar environment to help make nutritious meals more accessible to students and the community during the summer.
LunchStop locations operate from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at locations across the city. To find a location, parents can visit the 2019 summer meal map at cps.edu/summermealsmap, call the Illinois Hunger Hotline at (800) 359-2163or text FOODIL to 877877.
CPS’ free summer meals are funded through the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. In addition to LunchStop locations, free meals are also available this summer through programming at hundreds of locations throughout Chicago.
DETAILS FOR PARENTS:
WHAT: CPS LunchStop Free Lunch Program
WHO: Open to ALL children ages 1-18 – children do NOT need to be CPS students in order to receive a free lunch.
48TH WARD LOCATIONS:
June 26, 2019
Dear CPS Families,
Following the 2016 Presidential Election, CPS was the first large school district in the country to make it clear that we would do everything in our power to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from accessing our schools.
In light of recent statements from President Trump about potential ICE activity in Chicago and other large cities, we want to reaffirm to you our full commitment to serving as a Welcoming District that embraces, celebrates and protects every student regardless of their race, ethnicity or country of origin.
Some of you have inquired about the protections in place to safeguard your children at school during summer programming. Protecting our students is the district’s greatest priority, and we will do everything in our power to prevent ICE from accessing CPS facilities, collecting student and family information, and using CPS personnel to assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law.
We know this may be a very challenging time for you, your family, and school community, and we want to highlight a set of resources that you can reference in regard to potential immigration questions. Attached you will find:
Our schools are safe, supportive, and nurturing environments for all students, and if your children are scheduled to participate in summer programming at our schools, we strongly encourage you to continue with those plans so your children can benefit from the services and supports our staff has planned from them.
The strength of our district lies in its diversity, and we are proud that you are part of our school community. We hope that the attached resources will be useful in addressing some of the concerns you may have, and we encourage you to reach out to your school’s principal or network office for additional information, resources and guidance.
Janice K. Jackson, EdD Miguel del Valle Chief Executive Officer President Chicago Public Schools Chicago Board of Education
Please join us in the Peirce Gym on Friday, May 31 at 8:15 am, as we celebrate YOU and all that you do for Peirce School! A full breakfast with juices and coffee will be served, compliment of the Peirce Staff. We will also have expressions for appreciation from PYP and MYP students. Please RSVP so that we can make sure there's plenty of good food and gratitude to go around!
Celebración de padres voluntarios viernes 31 de mayo de 2019¡Únase a nosotros en el gimnasio de la escuela Peirce, donde lo celebramos a USTED y todo lo que hace por la Escuela Peirce! Se servirá un desayuno con jugos y café, complemento del personal de la escuela Peirce. También tendremos expresiones de agradecimiento por parte de los alumnos del PYP y el MYP. ¡Por favor confirme su asistencia para que podamos asegurarnos de que haya mucha comida y gratitud para todos!
We are so lucky to have so many talented photographers in our parent community! Check out the link's below for all the move-a-thon fun!
Steve & Kate's Camp will be in residence @ Peirce this summer June 24-August 23. Check out the schedule below for the chance to meet the Andersonville location director, Hannah Potts, and to learn more!