Volunteering

The PTO offers Peirce students many activities, projects, and programs that add to their learning experience. We count on our many volunteers to contribute their efforts! Feel free to contact the officers or committee chairs at any time if you have an idea for a new program or want to work on an existing activity, and please attend PTO meetings every month to hear more about what’s going on in the school.

If you want to volunteer in the school, the Federal No Child Left Behind Act requires you to have a CORI check. Forms are available in the school office.

If you are interested in planning an event at Peirce, please read the How to Put on an Event at Peirce document.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer at Peirce: you can join a committee, commit to an ongoing activity, or help with a one-time event. Check out the descriptions below to find something of interest to you!

Committees

Community Outreach: Organize and coordinate fundraising efforts for non-school organizations; for example, Pennies for Peace and Cradles to Crayons clothing collections. Contact: Jessica Callaghan

Enrichment: Plan theater/music/dance/art events, author visits, and math- and science-oriented events. Contact: Jocelyn Willett

Fundraising: Plan fundraising events for the school, including bake sales, silent auction, yard sale, Spring Fair, electronics drives.

Hospitality: Plan Popcorn Fridays, movie nights, ice cream socials, Talent Show, Spring Fair. Contact: Erin Whalen

Safe Routes: Organize Walk to School days and help increase safety, health, and physical activity of students. Contact: Mary Alice Vallarino, Flynn Monks

Web site: Maintain the Peirce web site. Contact: Peirce web team

Ongoing Activities

Room parent: Plan room parties, help with events. Contact: Krissie Delaney

Photocopying: Make copies once a week for approximately 30 minutes. Contact: Krissie Delaney

Office help: Sort mail, make copies, and do miscellaneous tasks for the school secretary once a week for approximately an hour. Contact: Ms. Costa

Library: Help check in, check out, and shelve books. Contact: Jane Torregrossa (Mrs. T)

Grant writing: Help write grants to pay for enrichment, technology, and other initiatives. Contact: Janice Weinberg

Science garden: Work with students on the garden. Contact: Dorothy Schuette

Landscaping: Plant and clean up the grounds. Contact: Dorothy Schuette

METCO host families: We are looking for families to host the METCO children for afterschool activities. Host families have a METCO student stay with you after school until the event at the school starts/finishes, when they will be picked up by their parents. If you are interested in becoming a host family, please e-mail Ms. Costa or call 781-316-3736.

One-Time Events

Town Day (September): Help with Peirce’s booth. Contact: Andrea Canty, Amy Elder

Book fair (fall and spring): Help with setup, cleanup, or sales. Contact: Jessica Callaghan

Read Across America (every odd-numbered year in March): Help coordinate activities. Contact: Dorothy Schuette

International Night (every even-numbered year in the spring): Help coordinate potluck dinner, activities.

Art Show (spring): Help plan, set up, run an art activity, or clean up. Contact: Emily Crandall, Emo Orrell

3rd grade Colonial Day (spring): Help with activities. Contact: 3rd grade teachers

Spring Fair (June): Help plan, set up, run an activity, or clean up. Contact: Lori Pescatore