Peirce Panther Post

Updates, Events, Volunteer Opportunities

Happy Spring! There is a lot going on at Peirce and in our community!

Due to some issues with our email system, we have not been able to send out our usual weekly updates lately, but we are back! You can always check the Peirce PSO Facebook page and the Peirce school website to get the most up-to-date information. So, let's catch up!

TODAY: MARCH 22nd: PYP Student-Led Conferences Information Session

Tuesday, March 22nd, 5pm

1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Chicago, IL

PYP Parents:
Want to know more about Student Led Conferences? Come to an informational session on Tuesday, March 22nd at 5:00pm in the Auditorium at Peirce.

A flyer was sent home in backpacks last week. Several classrooms will be piloting this for the 3rd quarter report card pickup.

LSC Regular Meeting: Gymnatorium 6:00pm (Enter at Door #8)

Thursday, March 24th, 6pm

1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Chicago, IL

Please note that State Senator Heather Steans will be attending the beginning of the meeting to respond to the LSC's letter concerning the federal grant for charter school expansion.

You can find Peirce LSC agendas here:


Friday, March 25th, 8am

1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Chicago, IL

Education Funding: Inequities in Illinois: Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, March 30th, 7-9pm

1032 West Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL

Loyola University • Sullivan Center • Galvin Auditorium
6339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

Sponsored by:
State Senator Heather Steans
State Senator Andy Manar
State Representative Kelly Cassidy
Alderman Harry Osterman

Updates: Final dates for After School All Stars Programs

(Please note: Peirce Performers Choir will be performing in May’s Spring Concert)

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY to see when your child’s classes will be ending

These classes will end the week March 21 – March 25, 2016 (next week)

Tues: Nature Club, Soccer, Jr.

These classes will end the week March 28 – April 1, 2016

Mon: Chess, Floor Hockey, Math Counts, Tissue Paper Arts, World Cinema

Wed: Art Club, Ceramics ID, Hip Hop, LEGO Maniacs, Reader’s Theater, Sports Clinic

Fri: Animé Club, Ceramics IIIB, Cursive Writing, Fit Club, Handwriting

These classes will end during the week of April 4 – April 7, 2016

Mon: Bollywood Dance,

Thurs: Ceramics IID, Cheerleading, Chess (Adv), History Fair, Popsicle Stick Art, Yoga Kids

These ASAS classes will continue after Spring Break:

Girls on the Run (Mon & Wed) ends June 4
Healthy Peirce Club (Fri) – ends May 20
Life Service Action (5th-8th) - ends April 27
Peirce Performers (Tues) – May 10
Simply Shakespeare Drama (Tues) – May 31
Student Council (Thurs) – Ends April 28
Yearbook (Tues) – Ends

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Thompson (

***PLEASE NOTE: Some Math and Reading programs will be continuing***

Thank you to Ms. Bencel, Bollywood Groove Chicago, Ms. Brugman, Ms Carro, Mr. Casanovas, Ms. Cruz, Ms. Estanich, Ms. Ferrand, Ms. Graney, Mr. Greenwell, Ms. K. Hopkins, Ms. Lawrenz, Ms. McGowan, Ms. Mendoza, Ms. Miller, Ms. Muhammad, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Pejavic (Chess volunteer),Mr. Pulgar, Mr. Richie, Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Scharenbrock, Ms. Scheller, Ms. Schultz, Mr. Skvarenina, Mr. Soto, Ms. Tafoya and Ms. Zisook for sharing your time and talents with the students!

After School All Stars Showcase: 9:30am and 1:30pm

Thursday, April 7th, 9:30am

1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Chicago, IL

PARCC Updates (3rd-8th grade)

Letters have been sent home regarding this year's PARCC schedule. You can find copies of these on the Peirce school website under Parent Communications/Backpack Mail. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Zaimi at

Loyola Partnership: Clean and Green Volunteer Day: April 16

Clean and Green Volunteer Day! Saturday April 16, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 48th Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard 5853 N. Broadway

Come and celebrate our community with the 48th ward, Loyola University Chicago and the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project (EESP)! We will sweep, paint, and plant our way throughout the 48th Ward and improve our schools, gardens, parks, and storefronts. After, we will celebrate at the Streets and Sanitation Yard with free refreshments. With the help of AT&T, we are also sponsoring a paper shredding event at the Streets and Sanitation Yard. This is a great opportunity to dispose of unecessary or outdated documents. Volunteers can sign up with Cecilia at or by calling 773-784-5277. Visit our website at for more information!

Friends of Amundsen: Track and Field Event: April 10th

Junior Viking Track Meet Hosted By Friends Of Amundsen

Mission Statement

Friends of Amundsen is a non-profit group of vested parents and community
members that has partnered with school administrators, staff, and teachers to assist,
support, and enhance our local neighborhood high school. We provide private,
supplemental support in the form of volunteers, public relations, marketing, and
fundraising for the benefit of Amundsen High School. Our goal is to raise awareness
in order to build a K-12 education.

It is our intention to hold an elementary school track and field meet for all
Amundsen elementary feeder schools. Our goal is three fold: to promote Amundsen
High School, to connect the in boundary elementary schools with their local high
school, and to offer an athletic and social event for the community families rooted in
health and wellbeing.

Date: Sunday April 10th, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm (FOA access 8 am – 1 pm)

Where: Jorndt field, Amundsen High School

Who: Feeder schools – 14 schools; grades 6th – 8th

Max. participation per kid: 2 Running , 1 Field

How: 5 Events Track & Field Day

Running: 100 yd dash; 400 meter; 1600 relay

Field Events: Standing long jump & softball throw

* If you have any questions you can reach Stephen Reynolds at or Margaret O’Connor at