The Panther Post

Week of February 7-13, 2016

Welcome to the 3rd quarter!

We have some great events happening in February and March at Peirce!

If you missed it, please check out Ms. Zaimi's monthly newsletter to find out even more. You can access it here.

Also, make sure to keep up on the latest Peirce IB news with the monthly Communicator.

If you know of someone who isn't receiving these emails, please ask them to email the PSO at

Please make a note of the following important items in this edition...
1. The CIWP (Continuous Improvement Work Plan) for Peirce. A separate email went out last week containing a parent survey. This survey was also sent home in your child's backpack.

2. Report cards will be distributed to students on February 11th.

3. Friday, February 12th is the all-grades Puente Valentine's Dance/Party from 5:30-7pm. Last year was a lot of fun and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event. You can sign up to volunteer here.

Report cards distributed to students

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 3pm

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

Aramark Student Survey regarding the CPS food program

Please help your kid take this survey. It is being administered by Aramark- our food service provider. Our student council is actively working to get positive changes made in our cafeteria, and so Aramark is asking for direct feedback from all students using this survey.

Spread the word. Feel free to email this to your kids classroom lists.

PYP PK-5th Grade Learning Celebrations

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2pm

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

These learning celebrations are held within the classrooms.

MYP 6th-8th Grade Learning Celebrations

Friday, Feb. 12th, 8am

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

PAC and BAC meetings in the Fieldhouse

Friday, Feb. 12th, 8:15-9:45am

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

PAC Meeting 8:15am
BAC Meeting 9:00am

Puente Valentine's Day Dance

Friday, Feb. 12th, 5:30-7pm

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

This is an all-grades dance and party. More information will be coming home with students this week.

We need volunteers! You can sign up here:

The 48th Ward's The Year of Youth Kickoff Event for Ages 13+

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 6-9pm

5917 North Broadway Street

Chicago, IL

From the 48th Ward:

It's with great excitement Alderman Osterman announces The Year of the Youth, an initiative of the 48th Ward, which strives to enrich the lives of our youth by providing diverse opportunities for young people to work, learn, serve and play across the Uptown, Edgewater, and Andersonville communities.

Empower. Encourage. Engage. Our mantra for the year ahead!

Please join us for our kick-off party on Feb. 13th.

Please visit our website and encourage our young people to follow us on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

All upcoming events and opportunities will be shared.


Monday, Feb. 15th, 8am

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

Upcoming Events

11th Report Cards Distributed
11th PK-5th Grade Learning Celebrations
12th 6-8th Grade Learning Celebrations
12th PAC Meeting, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
12th BAC Meeting, 9:00am, Fieldhouse
12th Valentine's Dance, 5:00pm, Gymnatorium
16th 8th grade Picture Re-Takes
17th Friends of Peirce, 6:00pm, Fieldhouse [PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!]
18th LSC Meeting, 6:00pm, Gymnatorium
18th Peirce Dads Get Together, 8:00pm, Hopleaf Bar (bring a friend!)
19th PSO Meeting, 8:00am, Fieldhouse
19th Box Tops Collected
26th PAC Parent Workshop, 12:30pm, Fieldhouse
28th Friends of Peirce Oscar Party, 2:00-5:00pm, Marty's Martini Bar

4th International Literacy Night (more information will be forthcoming)