June 3, 2022
This past week has to be one of my favorite weeks of the school year - as it felt the most "normal" than any other week and there was a lot of joy experienced throughout the school community. Students participated in Move-A-Thon on Wednesday, PK students began celebrating the year with their annual classroom picnics, New Families were welcomed to the school for an in person orientation and school tour while 8th grade students were able to participate in their annual dance. We also had a team of teachers host a Math Research Lesson, a culmination of their work through a Lesson Study Cycle where a group of teachers observed one lesson and engaged in a discussion of student learning.
All of these events remind me of the joy that was present at Peirce pre-pandemic and that we have missed for so long. This week gives me hope that we will have a wonderful summer and a more normal SY23.
Thank you to all of the staff and families who made everything possible this week!
Cheers to Joy!
This solidarity fund is in no way affiliated with Peirce or CPS. This is an effort put forth by community members for our school community. Solidarity work is rooted in the knowledge that we, as community members, should be working together to support each other while we dismantle institutions and systems of oppression. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/peirce-solidarity-fund-fondo-de-solidaridad-peirce
Free Peirce Led Summer Program Sign Up
Peirce Summer Program Enrollment Form
*A paper application went home with students on Friday, May 27th*
Peirce is offering a free summer program for students entering 1st through 8th grades. Please complete the attached form and send it back to Lynn Carro at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 10th or by giving it to your child's teacher. We have enough staff and budget to accommodate 400 students, and anticipate being able to accept any student who is interested.
Dates: July 6th - 29th
Hours: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Drop Off & Pick Up: Door #4 at Playground
Meals: Students will be offered breakfast and lunch for free, students may bring their own meals from home if preferred.
Water: Please send your child with a water bottle
Students will participate in a rotation of classes with a focus on Academics, Arts, Sports/Movement and Community Building
SY23 Before/After Care Sign Up
Enrolling Now for Next School Year!
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...
Peirce Athletics Corner
Track and Field
Tuesday and Wednesday was an exciting time for all our qualifiers, we are proud of all of them! Being able to watch them put in their best effort was an honor, and I hope they all continue to join Track and Field in the future. So congratulations to all of the student athletes that stayed with the team and everyone that made it to Super Regional.
CITY CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY JUNE 4TH. LANE TECH HS. 9:00AM
5th/6th City Championship Qualifiers.
Oskar M, Caleb K, Rhys A, Micah SM
7th/8th City Championship Qualifiers
Janelle C, Maria S, Isabella B, Delilah W
-4X1200 Spring Medley
Maria S, Clara M, Delilah W, Isabella B
This will be an important event for the student athletes. They will be anxious, and nervous, so please come and show your support Saturday. It will mean the world to them having Peirce fill the bleachers supporting them. We have events in the beginning and the end, so if you cannot make it in the morning please come out to support at the end, and the other way around.
Peirce is a Summer Lunchstop
Peirce has been selected as a LunchStop Site for Summer 2022. Through the LunchStop program, Peirce school will be one of many sites to offer meals at outdoor school locations throughout the summer. The LunchStop summer meal program provides free, healthy meals across Chicago to all children between 1 and 18 years old.
The summer LunchStop schedule is Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm from June 27th-August 12th.
Additional information about Lunchstop will be available at the following URLs (websites are not currently live):
Peirce 5th Grade Exhibition Project
Peirce Staff Shout Outs
Shout Outs to Peirce staff are included in our weekly staff bulletin.
Chicago Get Connected Program
Com Ed Summer STEAM Program
CPS FREE Summer Sports Camps
New | 2022 CPS Summer Sports Skills Camps
The Office of Sports Administration (OSA) is excited to announce our programming for the 2022 CPS Summer Sports Skills Camps for students entering grades 5–12! Summer sports skills camps are an opportunity for current elementary and high school students to develop their skills in their favorite sport and/or learn about new sports FREE OF CHARGE. To learn more about the camps and to register your students, please share this family-facing letter and registration link below with your school community.
Musical Theatre Camp
Free Covid Tests Available
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Authorized for 5-11 Year-Olds
We are excited to share the news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for children aged 5-11. Staying up-to-date with your vaccinations is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, especially as newer strains of the virus emerge.
According to the FDA and the CDC, 5-11 year-olds are now eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot five months after completing their initial two-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. CPS’s regional vaccine clinics, our Elementary School mobile events, and our High School mobile events will begin offering boosters to 5-11 year olds next week; use the links above or visit cps.edu/vaccination and click on “Get Vaccinated With CPS” to make an appointment.
12-17 year olds are also eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot five months after completing their initial two-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
For those 18 and older, a booster of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine is recommended five months after the initial two-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna vaccine, or two months after one dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine.
People over 50 and anyone over the age of 12 who are is immunocompromised should receive a 2nd booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster. Whether it’s your first booster, or your second, if you haven’t had a vaccine dose since the beginning of December 2021 and you are eligible, now is the time to get one.
For complete booster information, visit this page on the CDC’s website.
For all vaccine opportunities through CPS, visit cps.edu/vaccinations. You can also visit vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find an appointment. To request in-home vaccination, which is available to all Chicago households, call the City's COVID-19 hotline at (312) 746-4835. Up to 10 people can be vaccinated at a time, so Chicagoans can invite family, friends, or neighbors to their home to be vaccinated together.
With the recent increase in COVID positive cases, the district contact tracing process is delayed in closing cases within a 24-48 hour period. The school is able to share school-wide notification to the community once the case has been closed. While masking is currently optional, CPS has highly encouraged all students and staff to wear masks while at school. We also encourage families to sign children up for the weekly COVID test in order to know if your child has contracted COVID. Masking and testing are two mitigation strategies that we know can help with the spread of COVID.
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.
7th Friends of Peirce at 6:30pm
8th Move-A-Thon Rain Date
8th Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting at 3:15pm
13th 8th Graduation
14th Last Day of School
July 6th-29th Summer Programming
August 18th - Back to School Festival & New Family Orientation from 3:00 - 5:00pm
August 22nd - First Day of School