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
Vice President: Ann Regan
Treasurer: Erik Schnitger
Asst Treasurer: Tanya Larson
Secretary: Carolyn Gordon
Assistant Secretary: Kate Polgar
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 PSO is a service organization that plans events and activities throughout the school year to support the faculty, students, and parents of Peirce School.
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.
2016 - 2017 Meeting Documents
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.
2016 - 2016 BAC Officers
2016 - 2017 Meeting Documents
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 - 2019 Officers
Anya Kompare, Chair
Beth Shank, Vice-Chair
Matt Pryor, Secretary
Dori Lehman, Outreach Coordinator
Ana Guihan, Outreach Coordinator (bilingual)
PAC 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.
2018 - 2019 Meeting Dates
October 12: (plus Restorative Approaches workshop)
March 8 - Agenda
Meeting documents will be posted when available. To view older documents, visit the Communications Archive.