Peirce Update

May 15, 2022

Los boletines de Smore tienen una nueva función de "traducir". Para acceder a esto, haga clic en traducir en la esquina superior derecha del correo electrónico. Luego, una vez en el boletín, dirá "traduciendo". Haga clic en eso y seleccione el idioma en el que le gustaría leer el boletín. Comuníquese con cualquier pregunta.

CIWP Updates

Peirce's Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) is typically a 2 year document which details the schools plan for improvement.

This plan was written to span the 2020-2022 school years. The school uses this framework to create school priorities as they relate to student achievement, instructional practices and family and community involvement. Due to COVID 19 and the changes in school throughout the pandemic, CPS allowed schools to keep their CIWP for an additional year. The 2020-2022 is still relevant to the needs of the school and the current plan will be active through June 30, 2023.

View the 2020 - 2023 Continuous Improvement Work Plan

Peirce Spring Fling

Peirce Spring Fling - Friday May 20th, 5:00 - 6:30pm

We welcome all Peirce kids and families to join us for our school dance on May 20th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. There will be light snacks, beverages, crafts, music and dancing! The Primary grades will enjoy the Cafeteria while the Middle grades enjoy the Gymnatorium. There will be a $1/kid suggested donation at the door. All children must have an adult responsible for them during the event.

We also need volunteers to help before, after and during the dance. Please sign up to volunteer here: Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Enrolling Now for Next School Year!

Are you a new family to Peirce who lives within the attendance boundary? Now is the time to begin registration!
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Enrollment Forms

The form below is to only be filled out if your child will be entering Peirce School for the first time. Kndg.-7th grade parents that already have their child(ren) attending Peirce do not need to re-register. Someone from the main office will be contacting you via email with enrollment forms.

If your child will be transferring schools...

We are planning for the upcoming school year. If you are planning to move during the summer and need to transfer your child to another school, please fill out this form ASAP, so we may prepare the necessary paperwork. This form is only for students currently enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade.

Pre-School Application Is Open

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Friends of Peirce Upcoming Events

Peirce Day @ Replay

Tuesday, May 17 • 12pm-12am • 5358 North Clark

Enjoy food, beverages, and FREE video arcade games.

Family time from noon- 6:30pm. An adults-only night out 6:30pm - midnight.

Replay is donating 100% of the day’s profit back to Friends of Peirce.
Let’s give them a big turnout!

Peirce's Annual Move-A-Thon is Back!

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21st Annual Peirce Move-A-Thon

Move-a-Thon is back after a 2-year hiatus! On Wednesday, June 1, all Peirce students and staff will engage in a school-wide fundraising walk! Funds raised will support arts partnerships for every grade level.

On Friday, May 13, 2022 Move-A-Thon letters and permission slips went home in backpack mail. Attached below you will also find the CPS Water Policy (which will also go home via backpack mail on Monday).

Attached below you will find the letter that explains everything you need to know about raising funds for Peirce Arts Partnerships and getting involved in the Move-A-Thon!

How to get involved:

To Raise Funds: Go here - - or use the form you received in your child's backpack and turn in funds on Friday, May 20th or 27th before or after school in front of the Field House.

To Volunteer: Go here -

Or choose one of the other ways to get involved listed in the letter attached.


We will have weekly prize drawings leading up to Move-a-Thon. Each student who has participated by submitting donations (either online or through cash/check) will be entered! We have a variety of prizes available to encourage student participation and to help us reach our goals. We have three goals:

  • To have fun moving and celebrating during Move-a-Thon!

  • To have 100% participation, which means all students participate with a donation of ANY size!

  • To reach $30,000 in funds raised for Peirce!

Peirce Staff Shout Outs

Is your child interested in giving a Peirce staff member a shout out? Have them login with their CPS username/password and complete this form.

Shout Outs to Peirce staff are included in our weekly staff bulletin.

COVID Updates

Increase in COVID Positive Cases

The City of Chicago has seen a recent surge in the number of COVID positive cases, the same is true at Peirce. If your child is demonstrating COVID symptoms, they should stay home and be tested. Complete the CPS Self Report form if your child has a positive COVID test result.

Vaccine Rates Added to CPS COVID Dashboard

In order to provide more data to our families and school communities about the pandemic, CPS is now publishing student vaccination rates on our COVID-19 data dashboard. Vaccine numbers will be available at the District level, and families can also search for vaccine rates by their individual school.

As a result of the update to the district COVID dashboard, the internal document will no longer be updated.

Click here for a COVID Protocols FAQ Document

Upcoming Events


17th Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting, 3:15pm

19th Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm

20th Spring Dance sponsored by PSO, 5:00pm

30th No School - Memorial Day


1st Move A Thon

3rd PSO Meeting at 8:15am

3rd New Family Orientation at 9am

7th Friends of Peirce at 6:30pm

8th Move-A-Thon Rain Date

13th 8th Graduation

14th Last Day of School

19th Juneteenth

July 6th-29th Summer Programming

August 18th - Tentative Back to School Festival & New Family Orientation from 3:00 - 5:00pm

August 22nd - First Day of School