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Join Ms. Hartley in the cafeteria on Friday, February 26th at 8:30am to find out what is going on at Peirce!  She will talk about how Peirce is a Tilt 1 school, and what support that brings us.

Fifth Grade Graduation

Fifth Grade graduation will be held on Friday, June 17th.  Save the date!

Tuesday February 9th – Shop at Wilson Farm Day!

Get all your shopping for Valentine’s Day done in one fell swoop! On Tuesday, February 9th, shop at Wilson Farm and bring the Peirce flyer (print or show on your smartphone,) and Wilson Farm will donate 20% of your pre-tax subtotal to the Peirce PTO! (CSA shares, gift cards, case orders and/or other bulk or custom orders are not eligible.) Wilson Farm is located at 10 Pleasant Street, Lexington, and is open from 9 AM – 7 PM.

Please note that the flyers will not be going home in folders – please print a copy or simply show the flyer on your smartphone – either is fine!

Run a 5k and support the Peirce PTO!

The 5K run/walk, Cause + Event Boston, is coming back to Arlington on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 am. Every participant gets to choose the non-profit they want at least 50% of their registration fee to support – you can select the Peirce PTO or any other charity.

The race includes a free kids fun run for the younger kids. Learn more, visit www.causeandeventboston.com.

Join the Peirce PTO team because biggest team receives an extra $250!
Not a runner?  No problem. Volunteer on race day. If Peirce can provide 10 volunteers, we get an extra $100. If you have more questions or are interested in volunteering contact Taryn Hogan, taryn_hogan@yahoo.com.

Parking Safety Reminder

No parking is allowed in the drop off area.  Please remain with your car as you let your child out.  If you must park, please find a legal spot that does not block intersections or driveways.  The safety of our children is being compromised by lack of visibility and limited access for buses and emergency vehicles.

Updates on Standardized Testing

There will be no testing in March.  All ELA and math tests will be between April 25th and May 27th, 2016.  We still must take the 5th grade science/technology MCAS between May 10th and May 27th.

Individual grade level testing dates will be chosen soon and will be updated once we have them.

Upcoming PTO Dates Added to Calendar

All meetings are held in the library at 6:30pm.

Feb 8th
March 7th
April 11th
May 16th
June 6th – this is the exception, and will be held at Sono Restaurant on Summer Street.

 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.