The collaboration between school and home is extremely important for students to be successful. Peirce is fortunate to have parents who are engaged, supportive, and active. The FOP, PSO, BAC, and PAC have all contributed tremendously to our success. Moreover, parent organizations model for our students what activism is - a small act of playground cleanup by PSO inspired our students to lead a school recycling project. Similarly, the FOP has worked tirelessly to generate funds and support Peirce in continuing programs. We invite you to join these organizations, we welcome you into our building and our classrooms to volunteer, and we look forward to working with you to support our students.
FRIENDS OF PEIRCE (FOP)
Friends of Peirce is the parent-led fundraising organization. We're a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to maximize the potential of Peirce students to achieve their dreams by experiencing a world class primary education within the Chicago Public School system. Friends of Peirce works in partnership with the Peirce Local School Council (LSC), Parent Service Organization (PSO), Parent Advisory Council (PAC)/Bi-lingual Action Committee (BAC) and provides parent-led fundraising capabilities.
President: Joe Dunne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Ann Regan
Treasurer: Tanya Larson
Secretary: Becky Radoszewski
Communications Secretary: Kate Polgar
Volunteer Coordinator: Chad Curry
Directors: Laura Meyer, Kim Lebowitz, Selene Gill, Michael Jurado, Kevin McGroarty
FOP meetings are typically held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, however please check the school calendar for changes to the schedule.
PEIRCE SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
The mission of the Peirce Service Organization (PSO) is to foster connection and collaboration amongst the members of the Peirce community. To this end, the PSO plans events and activities throughout the school year to support the faculty, students, and families of Peirce. We are comprised of parent volunteers and welcome any Peirce parent to join our meetings and become a PSO member.
The PSO solicits volunteers to carry out numerous activities for Peirce families to enjoy. We encourage all Peirce parents/guardians to get involved with the school and ask that parents volunteer service hours throughout the year.
For more information, email Cecilia Bocanegra at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Cecilia Bocanegra
Treasurer: Molly R.
Secretary: Lacey Mizell
PSO meetings are typically held in the field house at 8:15 a.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month, however please check the school calendar for changes to the schedule.
BILINGUAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (BAC)
BAC (Bilingual Advisory Council) The Bilingual Advisory Council is open to all parents/guardians of children who are enrolled in the bilingual program. BAC has informative meetings regarding academic improvement of bilingual students and work to increase parental involvement at Peirce School. BAC members attend meetings that take place in other schools throughout the year regarding important updates in bilingual education. Elections of officers are held each year.
2019-2020 BAC Officers
BAC meetings are typically held in the field house at 9:15 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of every month, however please check the school calendar for changes to the schedule.
PARENT ADVISORY Council (PAC)
PAC is tasked with providing support to parents through workshops, resources, communications, and other training/education opportunities. It is open to all parents/caregivers at Peirce; elections for the four officer positions are held each year (currently in September) as part of the Title I Principal Update and PAC Organizational meetings. The PAC aims to be a safe, inclusive space for parents. There is Spanish real-time translation provided at all PAC meetings and workshops.
Parent Advisory Councils are federally-mandated for all schools who receive Title I funds. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. Peirce receives Title I funds based on the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. One-percent of a school’s Title I funds are then designated for use by the PAC.
Below are examples of workshops and initiatives that the Peirce PAC has organized and/or supported in recent years:
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2019-2020 PAC Officers