Coats for Kids

Now that Winter is here and you are taking out your family’s winter coats, please consider donating any outgrown WINTER COATS.
We will be collecting winter coats in all sizes for both KIDS and ADULTS at Peirce as part of the Coats for Kids effort sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners. Coats will be collected from November 19 until January 8.
A collection bin is in the lower lobby by the cafeteria.
All the coats collected will be brought to Anton’s Cleaners to be cleaned and distributed to local social service agencies who will get the coats to those in need.
Coats that are accepted:
  • Warm, winter jackets
  • Gently used
  • Good quality (coats that you would give a friend)
  • All sizes needed – youth and adult
Not accepted:
  • Coats with rips, broken zippers, or permanent stains
  • Vests
  • Spring coats
  • Raincoats
  • Sweatshirts
Any questions, please email Jessica Callaghan at ojcallaghan@comcast.net.

Turkey Trot

Peirce School will be participating in our annual Safe Routes to School “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving week!  A turkey will be in the stairwell wall heading towards the cafeteria.  The children can help decorate this large turkey by walking to school each day Thanksgiving week.  Each morning, the teachers will offer each student who walks all or part of the way to school a “feather” on which to write their name and something for which they are thankful.  These feathers will become the tail for the turkey.  How big can we make this turkey’s tail by Wednesday morning?  Please remember, you don’t need to walk the entire route to school in order to participate.  You can park nearby and walk a block or two.  Or even, you can run around the playground.  Please don’t feel pressured to walk every day, if your goal is to walk one day out of the three, that’s great!

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!

 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.