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Math Information Night Committee

Peirce Math Coach Carolyn Shediac is looking for 2-4 parent volunteers to serve on The Math Information Night Commitee.  The initial meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 2:30 – right after school.  At the initial meeting, we will determine the most convenient time for the rest of the meetings.  The committee will meet 4-6 times to:Create a needs survey,  plan topics and activities, prepare materials , assist on Math Information Night, followup/feedback meeting.  Contact Carolyn Shediac if interested.

PTO Volunteer Positions Available

The following positions are available for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Bottle Rocket Coordinator  – someone is needed to coordinate and run the bottle rocket program.  This is single event, typically run in the Fall.  Contact Sherri Bulmer or Julie Goff if you are interested.
  • Science Garden – Handle the maintenance of the science garden, which is used by the school for various educational programs.  Contact Lori Pescatore.

Arlington Orthodontics Candy Buyback

Arlington Orthodontics is hosting their annual Halloween candy buyback.  This event benefits the Peirce PTO.  Children will be invited to drop off their leftover Halloween Candy at our office November 4th and 5th.We will give the child or parent $2 / lb (max $10).  We will then make a matching donation to the child’s school PTO. Please click here for more details.

Cradles to Crayons Arlington/Winchester Collect and Sort event:

Looking for a place to donate your kids outgrown clothes, shoes and books?  Looking for a way to volunteer with your kids?  Cradles to Crayons is collecting new and nearly-new essential children’s items that will help local children living in homeless or low-income situations have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued.  Here is how you can help: COLLECT: Clean out your closets and drop off new and like-new children’s items at the Cradles to Crayons collection unit in the rear parking lot of St. Eulalia’s Parish, 50 Ridge St., Winchester from October 10 – October 29. COMMUNITY SORTING EVENT: On October 29 from 10am-12pm in St. Eulalia’s Manion Hall, bring your family and join volunteers of all ages, as we come together to sort, inspect, and organize donations collected as a community. Please register to volunteer by contacting Katy DeMoura: kdemoura@cradlestocrayons.org.  For more information, email Jessica Callaghan at ojcallaghan@comcast.net

Pumpkin Decorating

Our yearly tradition of pumpkin decorating will be held Friday October 28th after school in the cafeteria. The cost is $3 per pumpkin and all are welcome to participate. Stay tuned for a flyer coming home with instructions on how to RSVP for the event. We are looking for some volunteers to help out. Please consider volunteering by signing up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f44aeae2ea57-pumpkin

Let’s pull together for the Peirce PTO Annual Fund! 

The Peirce PTO 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 annual donation of $60 to the Annual Fund to achieve our annual goal of $7,000.00 and 100% family participation.  For more information or to donate online, visit: https://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!

Safe Routes Volunteer Needed

The Safe Routes to School proram is looking for another volunteer.  Responsibilities include assisting with walk to school events, safety patrol, pedestrian and bicycle trainings and one monthly meeting a month.   Contact Mary Alice Vallerino for more info. Click here for more info on Safe Routes to School.

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.