Things to Do This Week

  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
  • Enter the iPad Mini or 50/50 raffle
  • Give to the Annual Fund
  • Donate new pajamas to The Great Bedtime Story collection
  • Send in your spare change for the kindergarten’s Annual Change Collection

Registration Open for Parent-Teacher Conferences

To sign up, visit the Arlington Public Schools Parent-Teacher Conference web page. Parents can schedule only one conference time for each child. Available conference times for elementary teachers:

  • 12/9 12-3:30 PM
  • 12/11 6-8 PM
  • 12/17 12-3:30 PM (note that some kindergarten teachers will not be available on this date because of out-of-district training; these teachers will be available for conferences on 12/12)

Students will be dismissed at 11:15 AM on December 9th and 17th. Mrs. T’s is open on these days but signup is required.

12/3 PTO Meeting

Please join us for the monthly PTO meeting on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM in the library. School Committee Member Jud Pierce will attend and discuss the priorities of the Arlington School Committee and answer questions from the Peirce community. Jud attended the last meeting of the 2013-2014 school year and was tremendously informative.

12/4 and 12/5 Support Peirce PTO with Shopping Small Business

We have two great opportunities to shop at two great Arlington shops for your holiday season.

  • On December 4th Firefly Moon (1305 Mass Ave) will be open for Peirce families to shop between 2-7 PM with wine and cheese being served. Firefly Moon will donate 15% of total sales to the Peirce PTO.
  • Then on December 5th Coyote Impressions (721 Mass Ave) will be open for Peirce shopping from 10 AM – 8 PM and they will donate 10% of total sales to the Peirce PTO.

This is a win win for everyone so please mark these dates in your calendar.  If you have never visited either store feel free to visit their websites for locations: www.fireflymoongifts.com and www.coyoteimpressions.com.

Peirce PTO Raffle – through December 5

We are raffling an iPad Mini for $5.00 a ticket or 5 for $20.00; and doing a 50/50 raffle for only $1.00 a ticket. If you are interested please send a check made payable to Peirce PTO with your choice of raffle addressed to Lori Pescatore and put it in the PTO mailbox. The drawing will be held on Friday, December 5th.

The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Collection – through December 5

We are collecting NEW pajamas for kids in need. Each pair of pajamas will be matched with a book. Our goal is to collect 75 pairs of pajamas. If we reach our goal, we will celebrate with an All School Pajama Day. Let’s help some kids have sweet dreams this winter! The collection deadline has been extended until Friday, December 5th! There is a box outside of the main office. Feel free to drop the pajamas off there, or have your child give the pajamas to his/her classroom teacher. Thanks in advance for your donations! Feel free to contact Mrs. Lamont with any questions.

Annual Change Collection – through December 12

The kindergarten is hosting their annual change collection to buy holiday presents for local less fortunate families-last year we raised $170 and are hoping to top that this year with everyone’s help! Please send any spare change down to Mrs. Lloyd’s room, Room 118 (or you can just dump your change into the blue bucket with the sign on it right inside our classroom under the mailbox table). We will be collecting change up until Friday, December 12th-Thank you!

Peirce Pride Savings Bank

The Peirce Pride Savings Bank is open on Fridays at 7:45 until 8:15 and we welcome all new customers. If you would like to open an account, please download this form and bring it in. The Peirce Pride Savings Bank is in affiliation with the Cambridge Savings Bank and our employees are the Peirce School 5th Grade students. Any questions please email Lori Pescatore.

Peirce Holiday Fair Thanks

Thank you to all those that helped volunteer their time to the Holiday Craft Fair.  Thank you also to all the bakers, we sold out of the pies in 2 hours, also to those that made chili and hot cider.  The day was filled with wonderful crafters and it was great to see folks from the Peirce community come out and support them.

Thanks from the PTO

The PTO would like to thank everyone who came out for the first annual Peirce Lantern Walk!  The walk was a wonderful success, and the 100+ lanterns trailing down Summer St. and into McClennen Park were beautiful to watch. We would also like to thank everyone who has donated to the Peirce Annual Fund. These donations allow us to offer free community events like the lantern walk, as well as support our children’s teachers with additional technology and materials for their classrooms. If you have not yet had an opportunity to donate to the annual fund, there is still time!  Visit the Annual Fund web page for more information.