Friday, March 3, 2023
4th Grade Playmaker's Lab Arts Partnership
5th Grade Smoothness and Hardness Testing
8th Grade Writer's Theater Arts Partnership
MYP Learning Celebrations - Seeking Career Day Volunteers
Peirce is looking for professionals that are interested in speaking about their profession. We are looking for community members that would like to engage our Middle Years Program students and help raise awareness of the different career paths that are out there in the real world. If you are interested in talking to our students in person or virtual, please contact Mr. Lee - email@example.com and fill out this google form.
6th grade finishing a warm color water bottle sculpture, based on the art of Chihuly.
Peirce STEAM Night - March 15, 2023
STEAM Night is for ALL Ages
This event will take place in the main hallway and cafeteria at the Peirce Main Campus on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 5-6:30pm. All ages are welcome to participate in all of the activities!
This is a free event put on by the staff at Peirce for the families at Peirce.
We hope to see you all there!!
CPS Promotion Policy 2022-2023
Please see the linked promotion policy for SY 23. Below you will find an excerpt.
This year, 3rd, 6th, and 8th are considered benchmark years.
Benchmark grades will shift to 2nd, 5th, and 8th.
Elementary School Promotion Standards for Students in Benchmark Grades
A. School Year 2022-2023
Students in third, sixth, and eighth will be promoted to the next grade level if they possess the knowledge and skills appropriate to their grade levels as demonstrated on multiple measurements by their academic performance as described below.
CPS Policy | 605.2 | 1 of 6
1. Final report card grade in reading “C” or better for the current academic year. A report card
grade of “C” must, at a minimum, reflect satisfactory unit test scores in reading and
consistent completion of assignments during the year.
2. Final report card grade in mathematics “C” or better for the current academic year. A report card grade of “C” must, at a minimum, reflect satisfactory unit test scores in mathematics
and consistent completion of assignments during the year.
In the event that a student does not achieve a final report card grade of “C” or better in the applicable content area for the current academic year, the student will be promoted to the next grade level if there is evidence of intervention implementation and the student is meeting identified goals in response to interventions. Those students who fail to meet all applicable Academic Performance criteria noted above will be promoted to the next grade only upon satisfactory completion of summer school.
E. Promotion of Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities (including English Language Learners with a disability) receiving special education and related services under an Individual Education Program (IEP) are expected to meet the same promotion criteria as their non-disabled peers. For standardized testing, students with disabilities must be provided the accommodations/modifications outlined on their IEP. The designated criteria used to determine promotion as described in this policy shall apply to students with disabilities unless the IEP modifies the promotion criteria in whole or in part. Promotion decisions that are based on standardized test scores can only be made if the student was afforded the accommodations/modifications that are delineated on the student's IEP.
F. Promotion of English Language Learners (“ELL”)
Students that are English Language Learners are expected to meet the same promotion criteria as their peers.
IB Learner Profile of the Month
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
What can you do at home???
1~Model open and accepting behavior for all humans
2~Nurture respect and love for all living things
3~ Expose your child to a variety of cultural experiences
4~ Visit Explore and More Children's Museum to "travel" around the world
5~Read and tell stories from around the world
6~Watch movies that show other countries cultures
7~Listen to a variety of types of music
8~Read and write different forms of poetry
9~Learn about how different cultures celebrate holidays
10~Prepare and taste foods from other countries
REP - Racial Equity Parent Group
Friends of Peirce
T-Shirt Sizes Needed
Move-A-Thon is our annual student-led fundraiser where we walk from school to either the lakefront or a park. Each year students get a free t-shirt to wear for Move-A-Thon Day. This year Move-A-Thon is taking place in May. To get ahead and ensure that we have all of the information that we need, please complete this form indicating your child's t-shirt size, no later than Friday, February 24th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kimberly Lebovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings, Peirce Community! Kindly save the date for Move-a-Thon 2023 ~ it will be held on Friday, May 12th! Kindly consider filling out this form to volunteer!
(Please also save the RAIN DATE which is Friday, May 19th!)
¡Saludos, Comunidad Peirce! Guarde la fecha para Move-a-Thon 2023 ~ ¡se llevará a cabo el viernes 12 de mayo! ¡Considere amablemente completar este formulario para ser voluntario!
(¡Guarde también la FECHA DE LLUVIA que es el viernes 19 de mayo!)
Winter Parent Mixer
PSO Winter Parent Mixer
Friday March 10 • 6-10pm
at Whiskey Girl Tavern : 6318 N Clark St
• Free Pool on 3 tables
• Jazz Music
• Food & Cocktails/Mocktails for purchase
• Signature Peirce Drink (Whiskey Girl will donate 1$ of purchase to Peirce)
Please RSVP at: tinyurl.com/4kpsrhpf
Scholastic Book Fair is back
Save the Date March 27 - 31
Aspen Parent Portal Accounts
Having difficulty paying for field trips or student fees in Aspen? Checking your child's grades?
- Aspen Parent Portal is different from Aspen Student Portal
- Student Fees can only be paid through the Aspen Parent Portal
- If you do not have an ASPEN Parent Portal account please fill out the New ASPEN Parent Portal Account, so that Sally Suarez can start the process for you.
- If you are locked out of your ASPEN Parent Portal due to forgetting password or username please fill out this ASPEN Parent Portal Password Reset.
Attached is a PDF with step by step instructions on how to create your ASPEN Parent Portal account once you receive an invitation from ASPEN. The Services and Supports web page has video resources.
Only one ASPEN Parent Portal account is needed to access information for all of your CPS student(s), you can add multiple students to the same parent account.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Sally Suarez, ESSuarezdeDuran@cps.edu.
- 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:
2nd - Peirce Equity Meeting via Zoom - 6:00pm
3rd - Small Group Parent Tour 9:00am
3rd - IB Informational Workshop In Person - 2:00pm
3rd - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
9th - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
10th - FOP Babysitting Night at Peirce - 6:00pm
10th - PSO Parent Mixer at Whiskey Girl - 6:00-10:00pm
12th - Daylight Savings - Spring Ahead
14th - FOP Meeting via Zoom - 6:30pm
15th - STEAM Night at Peirce - 5:00-6:30pm
16th - LSC Meeting - 6:00pm
17th - No School
24th - Career Day
24th - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
29th - No School - Conference Day
31st - Peirce Parent Basketball - 6:00pm
IAR Assessment - 3rd-8th Grades - March 21-23 & March 27-28