Things to Do This Week:

  • Sign up to favor your friends with a flock of flamingos
  • Check the lost and found area near the music room – items will be donated to charity in June

Volunteers/Supplies Needed

  • We need volunteers to work for an hour at the Electronics Recycling Collection on May 10. Please contact Dorothy Schuette if you can help.
  • The first grade classes need clean half-gallon paper cartons (milk or juice) for their windmill project. Please bring cartons to the office or the first-grade classrooms. Thank you!

Flamingo Flocking in the Month of May!

It’s spring and there’s a flock of flamingos looking for local lawns on which to roost. For a donation of $15, you can surprise a Peirce family with a front yard full of bright pink flamingos. Our flockers, under the cloak of darkness, will deliver the birds to the yard; after 24 hours, the birds will migrate to a different yard.

Orders are due by April 30th – look for the order form in your child’s folder or download and print it. Flocking will begin on May 1st and continue on weekdays until May 30th.

Support 4th Grade Fundraising by Dining at Not Your Average Joe’s on Tuesdays

Dine at Not Your Average Joe’s in Arlington and bring this flyer on 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, or 5/27 and 15% of your total purchase (excluding alcohol/tax/gratuity) will be donated to Pitching in for Kids and The Alanna and Joshua Foundation, in memory of third-grade teaching assistant Alanna DeMella.

May 10 9 AM-1 PM – 5th Grade Car Wash and Bake Sale

Bring your dirty car through the 5th grade car wash on Saturday, May 10th! The cost is $5 per vehicle and we will also have yummy baked goods available for sale. Proceeds go toward the 5th grade graduation. The car wash will be held in the Newland Road parking lot, rain or shine.

May 10 9 AM-1 PM – Spring Greening Day

On Saturday, May 10, we will be doing an electronics recycling collection, a children’s items collection, and a book drive. The collection area will be in the front of the school at the Blossom Street entrance.

Electronics Recycling Collection

We are sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Collection. Please discard your unwanted electronics and household appliances through our school program. Let your neighbors know about the event, too.

How it works? You come by with your unwanted, old electronics and appliances that you should not just throw into your trash barrel.  We charge you a fee for the disposal.  CRTR, Inc loads the items onto their truck to recycle and discard sustainably.  We pay CRTR, Inc for their service, but the Peirce PTO gets to keep the additional amount earned.

Prices this year:

  • all TVs : $20
  • large appliances (including air conditioners and microwaves): $10
  • computer monitors: $10
  • other electronic items (including phones, printers, cd players): $5

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Electronics Recycling Collection.  It merely requires that you are present for an hour shift on May 10th.  As people come by the school with electronics to recycle, you will need to help carry items to the CRTR truck and to collect the payment.  Please contact Dorothy Schuette if you can help with this PTO fund-raising event. We really need and appreciate your help!  Thanks!

Cradles to Crayons Collection

We are collecting donations of new and gently-used goods for children ages newborn to 12 for Cradles to Crayons, which partners with social-service organizations to provide children with clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. Cradles to Crayons is most in need of:

  • Clothes for both boys and girls
  • Baby board books
  • Sneakers up to size 5 youth/adult

See their web site for more details about items they need. Please ensure that your donations are high-quality: not ripped, stained, broken, or missing pieces.

More than Words Collection

We are collecting books, audio books, CDs, movies, and video games for More Than Words, which empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. More than Words needs the following good condition (gently used or better) items:

  • Fiction and Non-fiction: Hardcover or Trade Paperback
  • Specific Genres:
    • Current Textbooks
    • Cookbooks
    • History Books
    • Art Books
    • Religion Books
    • Philosophy Books
    • Children’s Books
    • Coffee Table Picture Books
  • Antiquarian, Unusual or Collectable books
  • Audio Books (CD or Cassette)
  • University Publishers (Harvard Press, etc.)
  • Music CD’s
  • Movies on DVD (no VHS)
  • Video Games

More than Words does not accept:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Periodicals or Magazines
  • Music Cassettes
  • Fiction Mass Market Books (classics are an exception):  Mass market books are small paperbacks that you can typically fit into your purse or pocket.  Some people call them “Airport Books”.  They are about the size of an index card.

BBBSMB Enrollment for Boys 7-12 Years Old

Spring is here and so is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. We are now enrolling boys ages 7-12 in Arlington! Do you know an Arlington boy who can benefit from a mentor? We have over 60 years of experience fostering professionally supported one-on-one friendships between young people and adult mentors. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. To enroll a child from Arlington in the free program, please call 617-956-0282 or visit the web site.