IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FILLED OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION, YOU MUST GO INTO THE MAIN OFFICE AND SHOW YOUR ID TO SALLY! THE APPROVAL PROCESS DOES NOT BEGIN UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE THIS STEP!
Peirce really needs parents to go through the approval process. With the updated requirements (put into place by CPS to ensure the safety of our children), we can no longer let a parent chaperone a field trip or volunteer at events unless they have been approved! We are having a tough time with getting enough parents for field trips and Fall PSO events due to these new requirements.
If you are able, we are asking you to go ahead and become a Level 1 volunteer with a background check. Level 1 volunteers are needed for field trips where students are broken up into small groups, as well as any events that might include unsupervised time with students.
THANK YOU to all parents/grandparents/guardians who have been working to get their approvals!
Visit the CPS Volunteer website
The art department is in need of the following recycled materials for organization and art making. We will be looking at and responding to art created from recyclables during the second and third quarters. Students will create collaborative sculptures made out of recycled materials this year for temporary and permanent installations in the building. If you are able to, please donate any of the materials below. Please wash and empty all donations before sending them to school. Donations can be dropped off to either the PYP or MYP art rooms.
● Plastic water bottles
● Plastic caps/tops of any kind
● Paper towel rolls
● Laundry detergent containers
● Milk or water gallon containers
● Liter plastic soda containers.
● Discarded CDs or DVDs
● Egg cartons
● Plastic containers of any kind-sour cream, yogurt, etc.
Thank you in advance for your help.
PYP Art Teacher
MYP Art Teacher
In this fun and interactive workshop, parents and families will learn powerful strategies for helping their children master the addition facts. We will also review some fun math games and activities that families can use at home to make practicing fun and effective. Ideal for parents of children in grades K–2. Spanish interpretation provided.
Sponsored by PAC.
October 16, 2018
8:05 – 9:30 a.m.
La escuela Peirce presentaTaller de Sumas Básicas
En un taller divertido e interactivo, las familias aprenderán estrategias para ayudar a sus hijos a aprender las sumas básicas. Repasamos algunos juegos de matemáticas divertidos y actividades que las familias pueden usar como práctica divertida y efectiva. Este taller es ideal para padres de niños en grados K–2. La traducción en español será disponible. Organizada por PAC (comite asesor de padres)
October 16, 2018
8:05 – 9:30 a.m.
Math Workshop Flyer
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 IN THE FIELD HOUSE
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Peirce PAC monthly meeting: Come meet our new PAC officers and hear updates on what parent groups are doing this year!
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
RESTORATIVE APPROACHES TO DISCIPLINE WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
Come learn about the Peirce restorative approach and have your questions answered!
VIERNES 12 DE OCTUBRE DE 2018 EN LA CASA DE CAMPO.
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Reunión mensual de Peirce PAC: ¡Venga a conocer a nuestros nuevos oficiales de PAC y escuchar las actualizaciones sobre lo que los grupos de padres están haciendo este año!
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
ENFOQUES RESTAURADORES DEL TALLER DE DISCIPLINA PARA PADRES
¡Venga y aprenda sobre el enfoque restaurativo de Peirce y sus preguntas serán respondidas!
PAC Restorative Practices Workshop flyer
Picture Day will take place over two days, October 9th and 10th, with re-takes taking place on Monday, November 5th. Please note the following timelines as it relates to pictures:
Students will have the opportunity to re-take picture son Monday, November 5th. After re-takes are taken, students will receive proofs 3-4 days later and will then have 1 week to complete purchases. Pictures will then be delivered by the 2ndweek of December.
View the Picture Day Schedule by grade
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.