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PYP and MYP Update

The Current State of IB at Peirce

Primary Years Programme (PYP) - IB World School

Middle Years Programme (MYP) - IB World School

The Learner Profile

FEBRUARY: Principled

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.


Did you place an order, but did not receive your merchandise? If so, please email Dr. Talyia Eve Riemer at A few items arrived without any name indicated and therefore have not been delivered.

Inquiry in the PYP

Behind the Scenes Tours

Do you have a child in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Grade? Come to the Behind the Scenes Tour on February 28th at 8:30am in the Library. Learn more about the way they learn by exploring Inquiry in Content Areas, see it in action, and then learn about ways to support your children at home. Also come and learn how to access the online libraries at home.

Have Questions - Contact Mrs. Lebovitz, PYP Coordinator

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How We Organize Ourselves in PK

Kindness Week 2019

Door Decorating

A Dance Party with Pickles the Panther

Where We Are in Place and Time - 3rd Grade

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A Publishing Party for their Explorer's Books

Celebrating the 100th Day in Kindergarten

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10 of 10 different excercises - squats to arm circles, to toe touches!

How We Organize Ourselves in 4th Grade

Inquiring into Government

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How can you support inquiry at home?

Ask about what your child is learning in class - "Here are 30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of How Was Your Day."
  • Support and encourage interest and curiosity by following up with activities at home.
  • Encourage and practice good communication skills such as starting conversations and debates about current events.
  • Help your kids develop research skills online and from text.
  • Enjoy building projects together in the home.

Here are "50 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking"

Have you looked at the Peirce PYP Documents lately?

Check them out on the Peirce Website!

You will find:

PYP Assessment Policy

PYP Language Policy

Peirce PYP Programme of Inquiry

Peirce Specialists Programmes of Inquiry

...And Much More!

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On Wednesday, February 13, Peirce students presented their 2nd Annual African American Heritage Showcase. Here are a few of the highlights from the show:

The MYP at Peirce

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MYP Year 3 students were asked "What is your CALL TO ACTION? What will YOU do to promote SOCIAL JUSTICE?"

Jonah Samuels

My call to action is to prevent the human trafficking and drug smuggling that happens everyday on our southern border.

William Molina

My call to action is to encourage people to follow their dreams and believe in themselves no matter what. If I can do it, so can you. Your race makes no difference.


My call to action is to be more tolerant. I need to make sure my actions reflect Pierce values and what we are taught as IB students.
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Love is in the AIR...MYP Teachers share their Literary "Crushes"

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Parent Morning: Meet your MYP

Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 8:15-10am

Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies, West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA AUDITORIUM

Are you interested in learning more about our Middle Years Programme? Would you like to know what your child should expect when he/she gets MYP Year 1 (6th grade)? If so, join us for a “behind the scenes” look at what the MYP Program is all about. Come in to hear from MYP teachers about the curriculum, talk to MYP students about their experience, tour our MYP “Wing” and see MYP classes in action!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Tuesday, March 5th, 5-6:30pm

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

  • Enjoy “Red Velvet Refreshments” as you mix and mingle with other Middle Years Program Parents

  • Learn more about the IB Programme, IB Assessment and the IB Report Card

  • Give your input and feedback regarding the current implementation of the International Baccalaureate Program at Peirce.

Come for the sweet treats. Stay to have your say!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies

Kimberly Lebovitz - PYP Coordinator


Dr. Talyia Eve Riemer - MYP Coordinator


For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit