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Call for Vendors: Holiday Craft Fair

Our third annual Holiday Craft Fair is coming up on November 15th! If you would like to register for a table, please download the registration form and return the form and payment to the PTO mailbox in the office. All forms and payment must be received by November 1. Registration for adult vendors is $35 and for 1/2 tables for student vendors is $10.

Family Dance Thanks

Thank you so much to Liz Katzman and Jessica Markowitz for another great family dance. Thank you also to all those that helped volunteer, especially DJ Adam!!

Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

The Peirce PTO is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair October 17 – 24. We need your help to make the Book Fair a success – it is easy and fun!  Please consider giving just an hour of your time by volunteering.

If you would like to contribute to All for Books, a program that helps put more books in our library, please download this flyer, fill it out, and send it and your donation back to school in your child’s folder (each $1 donation gets you a raffle ticket for your child to win a free book!).

The Book Fair will be open Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 2-3 PM and from 6-7:45 PM. The students will also visit the Book Fair during their class library time on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. In order to save paper, we are not sending out the Scholastic flyer, but you can preview books by visiting our Scholastic homepage and scrolling down to the orange “See a Preview”. Any questions, please email Jessica Callaghan.

Pumpkin Decorating – Volunteers Needed

Join us after school on Friday, October 24th in the cafeteria to decorate pumpkins! Please return the flyer sent home in your student’s folder so we know how many pumpkins to order; each pumpkin is $3, payable at the door. Snacks will be available to purchase. Please help us out by signing up to volunteer for setup/cleanup, selling snacks, or general assistance.

Fall School Grounds Clean-Up – Volunteers Needed

As the days become shorter, the cool air moves in, and crunchy leaves collect along fences and walls,  we all become aware it’s time for the School Grounds Clean-Up.  Please join us, this Friday, October 24 after school beginning at 3:30 and running until 5!  We will start in the Science Garden and move out from there.  Bring rakes, pruning shears, shovels, and work gloves. Children are invited and encouraged to join in the effort, too.  Questions? Contact Dorothy Schuette by email or at 781.648.0034!  We really can use the help, so please lend a hand!

Bottle Rockets

Our annual bottle rockets program is a student favorite – bring a plastic bottle to decorate, and then launch it into the air! Bottle Rockets will take place on Saturday, October 25th from 2-4 PM at the Summer Street field, 422 Summer Street (on the Forest Street side of the ice rink).

Lantern Walk

On Friday, November 7, 2014 we would like to invite each Peirce family to join us after sunset for a moonlit lantern walk! Families will assemble at the Peirce basketball courts at 6:00pm and begin a lantern lit procession toward McClennen Park. Once at McClennen, we will follow the path around the pond before heading back toward Peirce or home.

More information will be distributed by room parents in the coming weeks, and each student will be provided with a basic lantern kit including a white paper bag and an LED tea light. Simply put the the LED tea light into the paper bag provided and fold the bag closed. We encourage you to help your child decorate the lantern further, and make lanterns for the rest of your family.