September 16, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 16th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Over the next month, each grade level will be engaging in activities that align to our school wide theme:
How does culture and identity influence who we are? Thinking about representation, identity, and diversity in the Peirce community.
At the end of the month, teachers will display student learning throughout the school. Classroom showcases will be shared with the community in October. See how your students’ grade level is celebrating/honoring the Hispanic community.
PreK: Who We Are Unit - Preschoolers will explore different Hispanic/LatinX artists
1st: Who We Are Unit - Performance of “De Colores” Create calaveras, class book about our community walk
2nd: How We Express Ourselves: Ofrendas
3rd: Who We Are: Taking collective action based on our values (Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta)
4th: How We Express Ourselves: Poems: Identity, community, and expression
5th: Who We Are: Science/Math: Mayan Sundials
6th: Language and Literature/ Individuals and Society -Loteria Identity Cards
7th: Language and Literature - Hispanic Author Book Tour Presentation
8th: Language and Literature - LGBTIA+ Individuals with neurodiversity, diverse families - Video and exemplars of written letters to a Latino gay man studied in Learning for Justice lessons
Arts: Visual Art -Aztec Sundial - Mixed Media Brazilian Art - Puerto Rican Paintings
Dance: PYP K & 1st - How We Express Ourselves Merengue (Dominican Republic)
Spanish: Esqueletos, Ofrendas, Tissue paper marigolds
Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting
Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
3:15 - 4:00
Learn more about bilingual and ESL programs at Peirce!
Elect this year’s BAC President, Vice President, Secretary, and Reps!
Find out how you can get involved throughout the year!
The meeting will be held in Spanish with English interpretation.
Speakers of all languages are welcome!
Local School Council Meeting
Family Information Sessions
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is committed to supporting the academic progress of all students. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an understanding of how we support individual students through structured intervention, how you can engage in that process, and how you can remain informed about your child’s progress. Many children successfully learn at school with universal instructional practices. However, some children need extra or intensive support in order to succeed. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework that helps schools and teachers give all CPS students the support they need to learn, grow, and succeed.
The MTSS framework helps schools create systems to:
Identify each child’s needs and provide support as early as possible.
Use research-based strategies and provide evidence-based interventions.
Align supports to meet each child’s needs.
Regularly monitor each child’s progress to know if instruction, strategies, and interventions are effectively meeting their needs.
Adjust instruction, strategies, and interventions as needed.
Include parents or guardians while developing and implementing supports.
MTSS has three tiers of instruction/intervention and support:
Tier I includes the instruction and support provided to all children.
Tier II (Supplemental) serves children needing more help. Additional instruction or intervention and support are provided to these children in small groups.
Tier III (Intensive) is for children who need intensive support in order to succeed. Additional instruction, intervention, and support are provided to these children in even smaller groups or in one-on-one settings.
Every child’s progress is assessed multiple times per year to check whether their needs are being met, what additional resources may help them succeed, and then to adjust their supports as needed. Universal screening, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments are administered based on the assessment schedule and/or type of intervention that is being provided. The evidence-based support and instruction children receive within each tier is based on multiple data points and will vary according to each child’s learning levels. If your child is identified as needing Tier II or Tier III support you can request your child’s MTSS data from our school at any time.
When we implement MTSS, it helps us provide each student the support they need to be successful. For additional information, please contact Kristen Munoz, MTSS Coordinator at email@example.com.
GO CPS Application Open
Siblings of current students who do not reside in the attendance area must apply through the lottery.
More information about the Go CPS Process and to complete an application can be found at https://www.cps.edu/gocps/.
Peirce's student fee is $50 per student or $100 per family. School fees are used to purchase supplemental educational supplies and materials that the various classrooms utilize throughout the school year. The Peirce School student fee is a very nominal fee compared to many other Chicago Public Schools. Please help Peirce School by complying with payment of the student fee. Payment can be made online by following these directions:
In ASPEN Parent Portal - aspen.cps.edu
Click the "3-line menu bar" icon at the top left side of the HOME screen
- Click Pay Online
For questions regarding the student fee, please feel free to contact Lynn Carro at (773) 534-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Links & COVID Updates
COVID Testing took place on Thursday, September 15th and all classrooms were able to participate in COVID Testing.
- 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:
- Contact any school administrator - contact information found on the staff directory
- Incident Reporting Form
- Suggestion Box
- Report to CPS directly
22nd Progress Reports Distributed
22nd Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting, 3:00pm
22nd Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm
22nd Friends of Peirce day at Forever Yogurt (3pm-10pm)
23rd No School, Professional Development Day
30th Restorative Practices Information Session, 9:00am
30th Peirce Service Organization Community Mixer, 7:00 - 10:00pm
4th Picture ReTakes
6th Peirce Service Organization Meeting, 8:15am
7th Prospective Family School Tour, 9:00am
10th No School, Indigenous People's Day
11th Virtual Coffee with the Principal, 9:30am
12th Literacy Night, 5:00 - 6:30pm
15th Peirce Service Organization Fall Festival
20th End of Quarter 1
20th Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm
21st No School, Professional Development Day
26th High School Admissions Test for 8th graders
28th Peirce Service Organization Halloween Dance & Movie Night
31st Halloween Parades