Peirce School Family Newsletter
Greetings Peirce Families,
We are in the final stretch of the year with 13 days of school remaining and each year I wonder where the time went! It is a pleasure to be given the opportunity to work with your children each and every day. I hope that during the summer months, you have the opportunity to connect with your children in a special way, making memories and appreciating all of the qualities that make them who they are. While a teacher at Sabin, I had a colleague, Carmen Maldonado, who told me to never kill the spirit of my daughter - to allow her to explore, be free and nurture the energy that she put out there (and boy was it a ton - often difficult to manage). Those words stuck with me and to this day I hold on to them as I raise my daughter and as I work with your children. Each of our children have their own unique ways - I hope that together we can continue to nurture their spirit so that they are given the opportunity to grow and flourish.
The last weeks of the school year are often when we experience the lowest attendance days of the year - as we wind down, please continue to send your children to school each day - these final days are crucial in helping us reach the 96% goal. Our Year-To-Date attendance is 95.91% and we are so close to making it above 96% - we can do it! Please make sure to send your school each day and on time, and only keep students home when they are sick. Please remember that attendance is 20% of our overall school rating and in order to receive all points we need to be above 96%.
Gust Foundation Partnership
Donations Requested - Board Games & Plastic Bins
- Chutes & Ladders
- Connect Four
- Go Fish
- Pick Up Sticks
- Battle Ship
- Guess Who
- Children's Trivia Pursuit
- & MORE!
If you are interested in making a donation, please drop off games to Sally Suarez or Lynn Carro in the main office.
Kindergarten-8th GradeSpread the word - we are now enrolling for next school year! Encourage any family that you know of in the neighborhood to begin the registration process. More information can be found on the school website by visiting here.
There pre-school application is now live and can be found by visiting chicagoearlylearning.org more information can also be found by visiting here.
2018-2019 Classroom Placements
The three areas of focus in our school improvement plan for the 2018-2020 school years are:
- Instruction: delivering high quality instruction for all learners
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: ensuring academic and behavioral supports are in place for all students, along with appropriate tools to monitor student progress.
- Restorative Approaches to Discipline: Implementation and monitoring of school-wide social emotional learning and community building through through second step, the IB learner profile and restorative practices.
Jun 1 - New Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 9:15am, Gymnatorium
Jun 5 - Box Tops Collected
Jun 6 - Student of the Month, 8:15am
Jun 6 - 5th Grade PYP Exhibition
Jun 8 - PAC & BAC Meetings, 8:15am, Fieldhouse
Jun 12 - Friends of Peirce Meeting, 6:30pm, Fieldhouse
Jun 13 - Parent Mixer @ Cescas, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Jun 14 - 8th Grade Graduation @ Senn HS
Jun 14 - Local School Council Meeting, 6:00pm, Gymnatorium
Jun 15 - 5th to 6th Parent-Student transition meeting, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Jun 15 - Peirce Service Organization Meeting, 8:00am, Fieldhouse
Jun 15 - Kindergarten Sign, 9:00am
Jun 19 - Last Day of School, Report Cards Distributed
Save the Date!
August 24th - Classroom Placements updated in Parent Portal (still tentative)
August 30th - Back to School Meet the teacher/drop off supplies from 3:00 - 4:00pm, PSO Back to School Festival from 4:00 - 6:00pm
August 30th - New Family Orientation, 3:00pm (If Kindergarten families missed the June 1st session, this is an opportunity to have a condensed version, and new families to grades other than Kindergarten are welcome to attend)
September 4th - First Day of School for the 2018-2019 School Year!