August 26, 2021
Family Meeting Video & Slide Deck
Back to School Information
School Supply Lists
Can be found at the top of the Peirce Website
***Please do NOT bring all of your classroom supplies on the first day of school - students should only bring what they are able to carry and can bring materials in over the course of multiple days.***
Click here for where students should meet their teachers on the first day of school.
PK Branch - Berwyn side of the building
PK Main - Door #4
Kinder 126 & 128 - Door #4
Kinder 101 & 110 - Door #10
1st Room 102 - Door #10
1st 103,104,105 - Door #8
2nd - Door #5
3rd - Door #9
4th - Door #7
5th - Door #6
6th - Door #6
7th - Door #9
8th - Door #7
Pay your student fees here:
*Peirce lost $300,000 in funding as a result of our decrease in poverty rate. Funds collected from school fees go towards the purchasing of classroom materials along with other school-wide needs to keep our school operational. We understand that some families are unable to pay the fee while others may be able to pay more than what we ask for - if you are able to contribute more, please consider doing so. If you are unable to pay the fee, we understand. If you are able to pay part of the fee, please consider making a partial payment.
Tuesday, September 21st at 5:00pm. We will keep families informed on the format of this meeting (virtual or in person) by September 14th.
Free After School Programs
Peirce received Out of School Time funds to provide free after school programs from 3:00 - 4:00pm for students in Kinder through 8th grades. Brooke Thompson organizes this program and will share program sign up information in the middle of September.
Morning Entry Detail
This document indicates where teachers will meet students on the first day of school.
While we love family pets, Dogs and Animals in general are not allowed on school grounds - please help us keep our students safe!
Students are the only ones that will enter the building through the Gregory side of the building, Visitors to the school will enter at door #1. Due to COVID 19, most inquiries will be handled at the door and not in the school building.
First Day of School: All teachers will meet students in their designated exterior location at 8:00am.
All other days: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade teachers will meet students in their designated exterior location at 8:00am. 2nd through 8th grade students will walk up on their own beginning at 7:58am. On days where there is extreme rain or cold, students will be able to enter the building at 7:50am through their same entry door, but will wait in the Inclement Weather Entry Location.
Peirce Pre-Kindergarten Branch, 5300 N. Broadway
Entry: Families are able to drop students off at 7:45am for early entry. An early entry time is available for families who will have children at both the Branch Location and the Main Campus. At 8:00am teachers will meet students on the Berwyn side of the building to bring students in who did not arrive early.
Dismissal: Teachers will line students up on the Berwyn side of the building for dismissal for families to pick up their child.
Accommodations for Families
Accommodations for School Meetings
Peirce strives to make meetings as accessible as possible. For this reason, we routinely include the following accommodations for meetings:
- Video and chat functions optional for participants
- Live transcript is on (for English)
- YouTube streaming for those who prefer that platform (during LSC Meetings only)
- Spanish-English interpretation
- Closed captioning
In Person Meetings
- Spanish-English interpretation
- Use of microphones as appropriate
- Printed copies of materials as appropriate
If you need accommodations beyond those specified here, please contact the Principal, Lori Zaimi, in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you would like to attend. Please know that the school will work to fulfill accommodations as they are able to, but cannot guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled. Requests submitted as far in advance as possible will help with this process.
*Please note Chicago Public Schools Americans with Disability Act Policy
Sports Program Registration for 5th-8th Grade Students
Any other questions or concerns, please email email@example.com. We look forward to having sports back at Peirce!
CirquesExperience After School Programs
CirquesExperience offers after school programming Monday-Friday from 3:00PM - 5:30PM at their gym at Thorndale and Magnolia, including pick-up from Peirce. After care until 6:00PM is also available.
Parents can enroll their children in the Circus Play Only program or the Homework and Circus Play program, where children will receive tutoring and homework help for a portion of their time.
Children in both programs will be introduced to a variety of circus activities including aerial silks, static trapeze, trampoline, partner acrobatics, juggling, and the amazing Gym Wheel. These programs are open to all students - no previous experience is needed.
To find out more, visit their website, www.cirquesexperience.org, or stop by their Back to School Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 29th from 2PM-4PM (see flyer below).
Upcoming Calendar Dates
30th First Day of School, 8:00am - 3:00pm
14th Friends of Peirce Meeting, 6:30pm
21st Open House, 5:00 - 6:30pm
23rd Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm
24th Restorative Practices Information Session, 9:00am