October 20, 2020
This update contains information on:
- Parent Advisory Council Meetings
- Quarter 2 meeting on Remote Learning & Return to School for PK Students
- Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting
- Local School Council - Welcome Nicole Granacki
- October 29th Family Meeting
- IB Behind the Scenes Family Workshop
- Library Tutorial English
- Library Tutorial Spanish
- Halloween Spirit Week
- 8th Grade High School Application Updates
- Next Years Lottery Process
Parent Advisory Council Meetings
Please join us for the Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Organizational Meeting.
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 9a - 9:45a
At the Organizational Meeting of the Peirce Title I PAC, parents will elect Title I PAC Officers and set monthly meeting dates and times for the school year.
The officers of the PAC are as follows: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Outreach Coordinator.
Please remember that in order to run for a position and vote, you must be present at the meeting. Peirce receives Title I Parent Involvement Funds for parental involvement activities so please join us for this meeting.
The agenda can be found here.
Quarter 2 Meeting on Remote Learning & Return to School for PK Students
Last Friday, CPS announced that Pre-School students would have the option to return to in-person learning for Quarter 2. Join Principal Zaimi on Friday, October 23rd at 4:45pm to learn more about the districts plans and what this would mean for your child.
Please know that this meeting will be recorded and shared back to families for those who are unable to attend. Interpretation in Spanish will also be available.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting
(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 400 136 906 0155#
Local School Council Update
October 29th Family Meeting
IB Behind the Scenes Family Workshop
Halloween Spirit Week
Join the Peirce community in celebrating Halloween with this year's Halloween Spirit Week - October 26-30, 2020. Remember to use the #peircestrong if posting to social media.
Monday, October 26th: Magic Monday, Hat Day (Silly or other)
Tuesday, October 27th: Take It Easy Tuesday, Comfiest Clothes/PJs
Wednesday, October 28th: Wacky Wednesday, Dress in mismatched clothes
Thursday, October 29th: Team Spirit Thursday, Wear your favorite team or Peirce gear
Friday, October 30th: Freaky Friday, Wear your Halloween Costume
8th Grade High School Application Updates
High School Flyers
Check Here regularly for flyers on upcoming open houses
The 8th Grade high school application is now open until December 1. Please watch the HS Presentation and review the slides before completing your application on GoCPS. Detailed information can be found on Ms. Choe's website at https://counselingwithannechoe.weebly.com/high-schools.html or at go.cps.edu.
Senn High School Tuesday Talks
For prospective families to meet with our program coordinators. We will have representatives present from our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Senn Arts Fine & Performing Arts Magnet program, and our Major Studies program to give overviews and answer questions. All talks will include a brief informational followed by a personal Q/A. Prospective parents/guardians and students welcome. Times are 9AM-9:45AM. To register, click HERE. Alternately, all the information, including dates and registration can be found HERE.
The upcoming dates are:
October 20, 2020
November 3, 2020
November 18, 2020 (Wednesday)
December 1, 2020
December 8, 2020
Selective Enrollment High School Exam Dates
The Selective Enrollment High School exams will be offered on the following dates:
November 14, 2020
November 21, 2020
December 5, 2020
December 19, 2020
After families apply to Selective Enrollment schools, they can schedule their exam. Students who test in November will receive their scores by mid-February. Students who test on all other dates will receive their scores in spring 2021, when the application results are released.
SIS ID Error Message on the GoCPS Application
Generally, when a family receives an error message about the SIS ID, this means that the family is incorrectly answering a question asked when they are trying to perform the Add Student function. You will need to return to the Sign Up page and start the process again. When asked if the student is new to CPS, you should click NO. When asked if the student is applying to 9th grade, you should click YES. This should get you to the page that asks for the student's Activation Code. Once entered, the student's information will be automatically entered, including the CPS ID number. If a student does not have an Activation Code, it's usually because they've already been added to an existing account opened in a previous year. They simply need to go to go.cps.edu, click 'Log In,' and enter the username and password that they created for the account.
https://go.cps.edu/dates-and-events and detailed information can also be found on the high school’s website as well.
Next Years Lottery Enrollment & High School Applications
The Go CPS Application Period for the 2021-2022 school year opens at 9 a.m. on October 12, 2020, and closes on December 11, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. During this period, families can submit an application, select and rank programs and schools, and schedule any required admissions screenings, if applicable (i.e., admissions exams, auditions, information sessions, and interviews).
- Students who do not live within Peirce's attendance area must apply through the Go CPS Process, this includes siblings.
- Current PK students who do not live within Peirce's attendance area must apply through the Go CPS Process.
- 8th graders who are interested in applying to specialty programs must apply through the Go CPS Process.
Upcoming Calendar Dates
23rd Parent Advisory Council Annual Meeting, 8:30am
23rd Parent Advisory Council Organizational Meeting, 9:00am
23rd Quarter 2 Remote Learning and Return to School for PK, 4:45pm
27th Bilingual Advisory Council Meeting, 3:00pm
29th Family Meeting with school admin, 8:00am
29th IB Behind the Scenes Tour, 2:00pm
October 26th-30th Spirit Week
Please note the updated CPS Calendar
November 3rd, Election day - no school for students
November 11th, Veterans day - students will have school
Update on Peirce Solidarity Fund
Please see this article about the wave of solidarity funds started by educators and community members across the city this summer. Peirce's fund flyer is featured at the top along with flyers from other school communities.
Thank you to the staff and community members who have helped out with the Solidarity Fund in various ways. We are continuing to accept contributions as well as requests for assistance. You can find us on Venmo @PeirceSolidarityFund and on PayPal, at PeirceSolidarityFund@gmail.com. If you are in need, please email us at PeirceSolidarityFund@gmail.com (Spanish or English).