Bottle Rockets

Our annual bottle rockets program is a student favorite (the kids get to decorate a plastic bottle and then launch it into the air) and we are looking for people to help out at the event!

If you can help out, please contact Matt Cooke at mgcooke@rcn.com.

Peirce Directory Registration

The Peirce school directory is published every fall and contains contact information for parents and guardians. It is a PTO project and its online registration process is separate from official Arlington Public School registration processes. If you entered information for the directory in previous years, your information is still in the online system and you simply need to update it with your child(ren)’s school, new grade & teacher, and add any additional children. ALL Peirce families will receive a 2015-2016 Directory.

To register, go to the PTO Directory site and create or update your family account. Look for the PTO Directory Instructions in your child’s folder this week; it contains instructions about how to register online.

Deadline for submitting your information is October16, 2015. Information received after this date will not be included in this year’s directory. Questions? Contact Jessica Markowitz or Emily Almas.

Peirce Annual Fund

Let’s pull together for the Peirce PTO Annual Fund!  The Peirce PTO Annual Fund is dedicated to expanding the possibilities of our children’s education through creative resource enrichment, community building, and sustained growth. The Annual Fund subsidizes the PTO’s Annual Operating Budget, which supplements school resources and funds community events.  We ask each family to make a minimum one-time donation of $50 to the Annual Fund to achieve our annual goal of $6,000.00 and 100% family participation.  For more information or to donate online, visit: http://peirceschool.info/pto-annual-fund Please contact Molly Gillis at:339.707.0691 or peirceannualfund@gmail.com with any questions. We truly appreciate your support!

Chaperones Needed for 5th Grade Science Camp

If you’re interested, please contact Julia at jplunkett@arlington.k12.ma.us.

Kindergarten Playground Project

The Kindergarten teachers, with the help of the PTO, have launched a fundraising effort to update the Kindergarten Playground! The Kindergarten teachers approached the PTO about this project early in the 2014-2015 school year, proposing the addition of musical instruments or art space to the playground to give children a creative alternative when waiting in line for the two swings, and seating so kids are not sitting in the dirt to eat snack.

If you would like to support our Kindergarten Teachers in their effort to give our youngest students a play space that allows them to spend more time outside, and develop their sensory play, please consider donating to the Go Fund Me Campaign at: GoFundMe.com/peirceplayground. Please also consider sharing this link far and wide.  We also have a sign that you can print and hang up in your neighborhood (click here to download).  Many neighborhood families who do not yet have children at Peirce use the playground and might be interested in helping out.