Saturday, February 25, 2023
African American History Showcase
Friday, February 24, 2023
Thank you Peirce Students, Staff and Families for celebrating Black History Month. Today's showcase was filled with live and recorded performances along with displays throughout both buildings hallways.
Click here to see a variety of pictures from AAHS, and here are some of the video presentations from the showcase and this week.
Your Support is Needed if You are Able
Peirce community members are seeking donations to help students and their families during this time of increased need. 100% of funds will go directly to support Peirce families in need of support.
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.
This is NOT a tax-deductible contribution, and recipients decide the best way to use the funds.
IB Informational Workshop
Friday, March 3, 2023 @ 2:00pm
Kim and Sam
La Sra. Kimberly Lebovitz (coordinadora de PYP) y el Sr. Sam Lee (coordinador de MYP) organizarán un taller informativo de IB en persona el viernes 3 de marzo de 2023 a las 2:00 pm. Esta sesión será interactiva y le brindará información adicional sobre qué es el Bachillerato Internacional y cómo se ve en Peirce. Si está interesado en asistir, complete este formulario a más tardar el viernes, 24 de febrero. Se proporcionarán servicios de traducción. Comuníquese si tiene alguna pregunta.
kim y sam
MYP Learning Celebrations - Seeking Career Day Volunteers
Peirce is looking for professionals that are interested in speaking about their profession. We are looking for community members that would like to engage our Middle Years Program students and help raise awareness of the different career paths that are out there in the real world. If you are interested in talking to our students in person or virtual, please contact Mr. Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out this google form.
Peirce STEAM Night - March 15, 2023
CPS Promotion Policy 2022-2023
Please see the linked promotion policy for SY 23. Below you will find an excerpt.
This year, 3rd, 6th, and 8th are considered benchmark years.
Benchmark grades will shift to 2nd, 5th, and 8th.
Elementary School Promotion Standards for Students in Benchmark Grades
A. School Year 2022-2023
Students in third, sixth, and eighth will be promoted to the next grade level if they possess the knowledge and skills appropriate to their grade levels as demonstrated on multiple measurements by their academic performance as described below.
CPS Policy | 605.2 | 1 of 6
1. Final report card grade in reading “C” or better for the current academic year. A report card
grade of “C” must, at a minimum, reflect satisfactory unit test scores in reading and
consistent completion of assignments during the year.
2. Final report card grade in mathematics “C” or better for the current academic year. A report card grade of “C” must, at a minimum, reflect satisfactory unit test scores in mathematics
and consistent completion of assignments during the year.
In the event that a student does not achieve a final report card grade of “C” or better in the applicable content area for the current academic year, the student will be promoted to the next grade level if there is evidence of intervention implementation and the student is meeting identified goals in response to interventions. Those students who fail to meet all applicable Academic Performance criteria noted above will be promoted to the next grade only upon satisfactory completion of summer school.
E. Promotion of Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities (including English Language Learners with a disability) receiving special education and related services under an Individual Education Program (IEP) are expected to meet the same promotion criteria as their non-disabled peers. For standardized testing, students with disabilities must be provided the accommodations/modifications outlined on their IEP. The designated criteria used to determine promotion as described in this policy shall apply to students with disabilities unless the IEP modifies the promotion criteria in whole or in part. Promotion decisions that are based on standardized test scores can only be made if the student was afforded the accommodations/modifications that are delineated on the student's IEP.
F. Promotion of English Language Learners (“ELL”)
Students that are English Language Learners are expected to meet the same promotion criteria as their peers.
IB Learner Profile of the Month
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
What can you do at home???
- Involve your child in deciding on the rules for a game or activity and then ensure that they stick to the ones that have been decided upon.
- Encourage your child to play games that involve teams. Discuss with your child the qualities of a team player. What sort of person would they want on their team?
- When your child wins a game insist that he or she is a well- mannered winner. They might thank their opponent or shake hands with them if it’s appropriate.
- When playing a game, don’t change the rules to let your child win. Being a gracious loser is just as important as being a good winner.
- Connect behavior to character.
- Provide opportunities for your child to make their own decisions, discuss the consequences of their decisions.
- Read and tell stories in which the story characters demonstrate making principled decisions
- Discuss how being principled is life long commitment and well sought after as a characteristic to have
Friends of Peirce
T-Shirt Sizes Needed
Move-A-Thon is our annual student-led fundraiser where we walk from school to either the lakefront or a park. Each year students get a free t-shirt to wear for Move-A-Thon Day. This year Move-A-Thon is taking place in May. To get ahead and ensure that we have all of the information that we need, please complete this form indicating your child's t-shirt size, no later than Friday, February 24th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kimberly Lebovitz at email@example.com.
Greetings, Peirce Community! Kindly save the date for Move-a-Thon 2023 ~ it will be held on Friday, May 12th! Kindly consider filling out this form to volunteer!
(Please also save the RAIN DATE which is Friday, May 19th!)
¡Saludos, Comunidad Peirce! Guarde la fecha para Move-a-Thon 2023 ~ ¡se llevará a cabo el viernes 12 de mayo! ¡Considere amablemente completar este formulario para ser voluntario!
(¡Guarde también la FECHA DE LLUVIA que es el viernes 19 de mayo!)
Winter Parent Mixer
PSO Winter Parent Mixer
Friday March 10 • 6-10pm
at Whiskey Girl Tavern : 6318 N Clark St
• Free Pool on 3 tables
• Jazz Music
• Food & Cocktails/Mocktails for purchase
• Signature Peirce Drink (Whiskey Girl will donate 1$ of purchase to Peirce)
Please RSVP at: tinyurl.com/4kpsrhpf
Scholastic Book Fair is back
Save the Date March 27 - 31
Please Join Us at Our Next PSO Meeting
Thursday, March 2 • 8:15am in the Fieldhouse
Coffee will be provided, we look forward to seeing you!
ON THE AGENDA:
• Career Day - Friday, March 24. The PSO will be providing food/beverages for the day of the event.
• Spring Scholastic Book : week of March 27-31.
• Parent/Teacher Conference Lunch : Wednesday, March 29. The PSO will be organizing a potluck and providing food/beverages for the Peirce teachers and staff.
• Celebracion de Arte : Wednesday, April 26. A Peirce Community Event celebrating children through art! Find out ways to be a part of this amazing school tradition.
Crossing Guard Appreciation Month
Aspen Parent Portal Accounts
Having difficulty paying for field trips or student fees in Aspen? Checking your child's grades?
- Aspen Parent Portal is different from Aspen Student Portal
- Student Fees can only be paid through the Aspen Parent Portal
- If you do not have an ASPEN Parent Portal account please fill out the New ASPEN Parent Portal Account, so that Sally Suarez can start the process for you.
- If you are locked out of your ASPEN Parent Portal due to forgetting password or username please fill out this ASPEN Parent Portal Password Reset.
Attached is a PDF with step by step instructions on how to create your ASPEN Parent Portal account once you receive an invitation from ASPEN. The Services and Supports web page has video resources.
Only one ASPEN Parent Portal account is needed to access information for all of your CPS student(s), you can add multiple students to the same parent account.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Sally Suarez, ESSuarezdeDuran@cps.edu.
- 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)
- Submit Student Vaccinations
- Report a COVID Positive Case
- COVID Testing Sign Up, enter student ID number
If you hear about harm that has happened in the school community, you can report in a variety of ways:
2nd - Peirce Equity Meeting via Zoom - 6:00pm
3rd - Small Group Parent Tour 9:00am
3rd - IB Informational Workshop In Person - 2:00pm
3rd - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
9th - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
10th - FOP Babysitting Night at Peirce - 6:00pm
10th - PSO Parent Mixer at Whiskey Girl - 6:00-10:00pm
12th - Daylight Savings - Spring Ahead
14th - FOP Meeting via Zoom - 6:30pm
15th - STEAM Night at Peirce - 5:00-6:30pm
16th - LSC Meeting - 6:00pm
17th - No School
24th - Career Day
24th - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
29th - No School - Conference Day
31st - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
IAR Assessment - 3rd-8th Grades - March 21-23 & March 27-28