April 14, 2023
This Sunday, April 16th
It’s BACK!! Peirce Day at Hopleaf is back!! April 16th All Day!
WHAT IS PEIRCE DAY AT HOPLEAF?
On Sunday April 16th, from 12pm to 11pm, 100% of net profits from the Hopleaf (5418 N. Clark) will be donated to Friends of Peirce to support various activities, including: arts and dance programming, school assemblies, field trip support, and teacher stipends for Peirce School. This event is for those over 21 and is open to the general public, so invite your friends and neighbors!
Enjoy Hopleaf’s great food and outstanding drink selection with all of the profits after expenses coming back to support the programming at Peirce.
This is the first Peirce Day at Hopleaf since 2019 due to COVID-19.
Let’s make this year’s Hopleaf Day one to remember!
This will be the fifth Peirce Day at Hopleaf and we are grateful for the continued support and generosity of Michael and Louise. Fun fact: this annual event has raised over a total of $125,000 for Friends of Peirce.
NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT BUT WANT TO SUPPORT FRIENDS OF PEIRCE?
Sorry to hear you can’t make it, but you can still give to Friends of Peirce and support this amazing school, its students, and faculty. Did you know that for $10 a month, we are able to cover programming costs for one student and enrich their learning experience at Peirce? You can become a sustaining member through our Family Subscription Program or make a one-time donation. Sponsor one or more students today! DONATE HERE.
PSO - Yard Sale
2nd Annual Peirce Yard Sale sponsored by the PSO!
3 ways you can HELP make this event successful:
1. Donate items to the sale
Clothes, books, toys, furniture, etc. We will take all your stuff!!
(Please no broken or damaged items!)
DROP OFF INFO:
St. Greg’s Parking Lot
Fri. April 21 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sat. April 22 - 7:00am to 9:00am
2. SHOP the Sale
For more info or questions email Michelle Platts at email@example.com
3. Volunteer or lend us a table at the event sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4EA5A92EA3F85-peirce24
Sexual Health Presentation
4th grade scientists explore what is magnetic with the force of attraction and what is the force of repulsion.
Kindergarten tours Wrigley Field and Firehouse 78!
3rd grade room 201 did an inquiry into climate zones around the world
7th & 8th Grade Take On Washington, DC!
IB Learner Profile of the Month
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
What can you do at home???
- If your child is feeling uneasy about trying something, encourage them to attempt it and have them reflect on how it felt.
- Set short term goals. Consider activities that push your child out of their comfort zone. Encourage them to offer their opinion, spend time learning a new activity, try a different food, learn a new game or even to spend time with someone they don't usually spend time with.
- Explain the difference between being a risk-taker (trying new things) and engaging in dangerous activities.
- Ask, "What's the hard part?" to identify the challenge and brainstorm ways to fix it.
- Click on the link for more suggestions https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/activities-grit-resilience-children
Animated Short Films to watch together
Animated short films are an excellent resource for discussing risk-taking with your child. Short films are found to increase motivation through their engaging topics, visual nature and ability to evoke emotion. They make you want to laugh and cry which provides an unique opportunity for thoughtful discussion and reflection. The lack of spoken language allows these films to be accessible to all learners.
Below are three short films that allow for powerful conversation and thinking. Start with these questions to provoke thinking before viewing:
- What is the connection between risk-taking and creativity?
- How do we know we are really taking a risk?
- What's the difference between positive and negative risk-taking?
The Potter by Josh Burton
Soar by Alyce Tzue via The CGBros
Peirce Counseling Corner
Elected School Board
Celebración de Arte is a Peirce Community Event that showcases student-made art. The first-floor hallways are bursting with beautiful visual art made by Peirce students from every grade level. In addition, we will have student music and dance performances, a silent auction, and food. Along with arts and crafts activities for all ages we will also be holding an Artisan Craft Market open to parents, students, and community members
to sell their arts, crafts, and homemade items.
Calling all Creatives for Celebración de ARTE Artisan Market
Artist • Crafters • Vendors
Do YOU or Your Peirce Student want to sell crafts, original art, homemade items, jewelry at the Artisan Craft Market?
See flyer for more info on how to rent table space OR sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yvck79dm
REP Community Meet Up
- Family Handbook
- PK Handbook
- Specials Schedule - see when your child will have Art, Dance, Drama, Music, PE & Spanish
- Meal Viewer (English | Spanish)
- Accommodations for Meetings (Right side)
If you hear about harm that has happened in the school community, you can report in a variety of ways:
16th Peirce Day at Hopleaf
19th-21st Illinois Science Assessment for 5th & 8th Grades
20th Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm
21st Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
22nd Peirce Service Organization Yard Sale at St. Gregory
22nd Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Resource Fair at Peirce
26th Celebracion de Arte, 4:00 - 6:00pm
27th Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
28th Dia del Nino School Wide Celebration
1st-5th Teacher Appreciation Week
2nd Racial Equity Parent Group Meeting, 7:45pm
4th After School Musical Performance, 6:30pm
4th Equity Team Meeting, 7:00pm
5th After School Musical Performance, 4:00pm
5th Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
9th Friends of Peirce Meeting, 6:30pm
11th Peirce Service Organization Meeting, 8:15am
12th Move A Thon
12th Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
19th Move A Thon Rain Date
19th Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
23rd New Family Orientation, 9:00am
23rd 5th/6th Sports Banquet, 5:00pm
24th 7th/8th Sports Banquet, 5:00pm
25th Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm
26th Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30am
26th Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
29th No School - Memorial Day
1st Equity Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
2nd Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm
2nd 8th Grade Graduation
6th Racial Equity Parent Group Meeting, 7:45pm
7th Last Day of School
7th Kindergarten Sing, 9:00am
June 26th - July 28th Summer Program, TBA
17th Back to School Festival & Meet your teacher, 3:00 - 5:00pm
17th New Family Orientation, 3:00pm
21st First Day of School, 8:00am