Peirce School Family Newsletter
Greetings Peirce Families and Friends,
During the month of November, teachers planned activities around our campaign "United We Stand Against Bullying", teachers implemented lessons from the Second Step Anti-Bullying Kit along with activities which helped support the message of kindness, inclusion and being up-standers. Students participated in a school-wide march on Friday, intended to build unity among our student body - several students said how nice it was for the whole school to be doing the same thing at the same time.
December 3rd-6th is Inclusive Schools Week, Inclusive Schools WeekTM is celebrated annually the first week in December by families, schools and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The Week highlights and celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population. Learn more at www.inclusiveschools.org.
Peirce has worked to develop our Special Education program over the last 3 years to focus on the use of inclusive practices, while we have made much progress, we recognize that we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that every student, every family member, everyday feels included in the Peirce Community. Inclusion at Peirce moves beyond our Special Education Program as we also are beginning our work around Race & Equity, continue our implementation of Restorative Practices and have continue our work with creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth and families.
As we enter the final month of the year, I wish you peace and happiness - with winter break soon upon us, I hope that you will enjoy the break with your children, family and friends.
Welcome to Peirce!
We are close to hiring 1 additional teacher who will support multiple classrooms that have high levels of enrollment and should have someone in place after winter break.
We are still interviewing for the final position.
Clara Imon Pedtke
Our attendance took a huge dive after Thanksgiving Break due to the anticipated snow storm. Current attendance is 96.39% whereas last year at this same time we were at 96.93% - this is a significant dip comparing one year to the next and we have not hit the coldest, wettest time of the year along with flu season.
Please help us with attendance by ensuring that your child is at school everyday unless they are sick. Attendance is 20% of our school rating policy and we have to be above 96% in order to receive full points.
State of the School Presentation
CPS 2019-2020 LOTTERY APPLICATION NOW OPEN
Do you live out of our attendance boundary but would like to enroll another child at Peirce next year? Or do you have a current Pre-K student at Peirce but you live out of the attendance area? We may have space next year for students who live outside the attendance area but you must apply through GoCPS. Applications are due on 12/14/18 for the 2019-2020 school year.https://go.cps.edu/elementary-school …
Due to the unknown number of incoming neighborhood students, all lottery students are waitlisted in two categories: sibling lottery and general lottery. Priority is given to siblings for acceptance to Peirce for out of boundary students. Parents will receive notification of sibling lottery or general lottery waitlist numbers in the spring of 2019.
We do not yet have the application for Pre-School - we will share that information once it is received.
Parent OR Staff Shout Outs
There are always great things happening that often do not go recognized. Send a shout out to a fellow Peirce Parent or Staff Member to be included in upcoming newsletters! Please submit any shout-outs here.
Below are a few of the shout-outs that were submitted over the last month from fellow Peirce Parents:
- Shout out to Cecilia for producing this amazing round up of volunteer opportunities and events and translating it! Thanks Cecilia!
- Sally Suarez is helping parents so much with the volunteer process. She is so patient and helpful! I bet we have the most Level 1s of any school!
- Gina Eshu for all of her help with the book fair!
- Karen McGroarty& Jennifer Ramirez for helping at the Book Fair!
3rd-6th Inclusive Schools Week
5th - Student of the Month Celebration, 8:15am
5th - Race & Culture Parent Resource Meeting, 7:00pm, Fieldhouse
6th - Peirce Day at Edge of Sweetness
6th - Positive Parenting Meeting by Tuesday’s Child, 8:00am, Room 206B
6th - Turf Ribbon Cutting, 10:00am
7th - Parent Date Night - Friends of Peirce Fundraiser
7th - Parent Basketball League - 6:00 -8:00pm
10th - Baby & Toddler Storytime, 8:15am, Library
10th-21st Middle of the Year MAP Testing for 2nd-8th grade students
11th - Friends of Peirce Meeting, 6:30pm, Fieldhouse
12th - 5th Grade Parent Meeting on Exhibition, 5:30pm
13th - LSC Meeting, 6:00pm, Gymnatorium
13th - Race & Culture Parent Resource Meeting, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
14th - Progress Reports Distributed
14th - PSO Meeting, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
14th - 4th Grade Barrel of Monkeys showcase, 10:00am
14th - Parent Basketball League - 6:00 -8:00pm
18th - Band Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
19th - Classroom Spelling Bees
19th - 48th Ward Holiday Showcase at Senn HS, 4:00pm
20th - Winter Concert, 9:00am & 1:30pm
December 24th - January 4th
8th - Friends of Peirce Meeting, 6:30pm, Fieldhouse
9th - Sexual Health Parent Information Session (Grades K-8), 8:00am
10th - School Spelling Bee
11th - Parent Advisory Council Meeting, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
11th - Small Group Parent Tour, 8:15am
11th - Parent Date Night, 6:00pm (FOP Sponsored)
11th - Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm, Lunchroon
12th - Winterfest - Sponsored by Friends of Peirce, 1:00 - 4:00pm
14th - Peirce Day @ Jerry’s on Clark, Friends of Peirce Sponsored
15th - Parent Math Workshop, 8:15am
16th - Student of the Month Celebration, 8:15am
17th - Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm, Gym
18th - Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
18th - Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm, Lunchroom
21st - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day
22nd - 8th Grade Graduation Pictures
22nd - Parent Session: Restorative Approaches to Discipline & Behavioral Health, what this means at Peirce, 8:15am
24th - Box Tops Collected
25th - Peirce Service Organization Meeting, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
25th - Parent Basketball League, 6:00pm, Lunchroom
28th - February 1st Greater Kindness Challenge Week
28th - February 1st Peirce Week @ RAM Art Studio - mention Peirce and 10% goes back to the school
31st - End of Quarter 2
31st - Parent Session: Meet your Middle Years Program, 8:15 -9:45am
Key Contact List
Student Fees - Pay Online/Tarifas para estudiantes - Pagar en línea
Las familias de Peirce ahora tienen la opción de pagar las cuotas de los estudiantes en línea haciendo clic aquí y luego seleccionando la opción de pago por única vez. Los honorarios son de $ 50 por estudiante o de $ 100 como máximo para 2 o más niños.
Cold Weather/Clima frío
El clima cálido del verano ha quedado atrás y los días fríos han encontrado rápidamente Chicago. Asegúrese de que los niños estén vestidos adecuadamente con sombreros, guantes, bufandas y botas, según corresponda. Los estudiantes tendrán receso siempre que el clima sea de 15 grados o más cálido, el frío del viento puede ser considerado a discreción de la administración de la escuela.
No Dogs (Pets) on School Grounds/ No perros (mascotas) en los terrenos de la escuela
Ayúdenos a crear un espacio seguro para nuestros estudiantes al entrar y salir del edificio; no se permiten perros ni mascotas en el recinto escolar.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus/Breakfast & Lunch Menus/Menús de desayuno y almuerzo
El menú de desayuno y almuerzo de CPS se puede encontrar aquí, se actualiza regularmente, así que por favor vuelva a visitarlo con frecuencia. Estos menús están sujetos a cambios. Además, consulte el sitio web de CPS Nutrition Services.
Daily Specials Rotation/Rotación de especiales diarios
Se puede acceder al programa de especiales aquí: esto indica la clase que tendrá su hijo cada día de la semana (Arte, Música, Danza, Educación Física, Español).
Parent-Student Handbook/Manual para padres y alumnos
El manual para padres y alumnos se puede encontrar aquí. Por favor revise para familiarizarse con las políticas y procedimientos de la escuela.
Student Code of Conduct/Código de Conducta Estudiantil
La Escuela Peirce utiliza Prácticas Restaurativas que están alineadas con el Código de Conducta Estudiantil de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago. Esta guía proporciona información sobre cómo se admite el comportamiento de los estudiantes en CPS. Haga clic aquí para acceder al Código de Conducta Estudiantil. Cualquier pregunta relacionada con las Prácticas de Restauración o el Código de Conducta del Estudiante puede dirigirse a Shelton Jackson por correo electrónico email@example.com o por teléfono al 773-534-2440.