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Upcoming Safe Routes to School Dates

Mass Walk to School Day May 3rd – local musicians to perform
National Bike to School Day May 10th

Peirce PTO Silent Auction

Our Peirce teachers have generously donated their time to help the Peirce PTO fundraise for our amazing school.  Please find below the link for our teacher Silent Auction which is open and ready for your bids and will end on Friday April 28th.  If you should have any questions please contact Lori Pescatore at loripescatore@hotmail.com.

HAPPY BIDDING!!!

https://www.32auctions.com/peircepto

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching (it’s the first week in May!) and we want to show our teachers how great we think they are!  We’re going to have an event for our teachers each day.  The schedule is as follows:

Our schedule is:

Monday – Breakfast

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday (catered)

Wednesday – Cupcake Bar

Thursday – Appetizers

Friday – Chilly Cow Ice Cream (catered)

We’re asking parents to help contribute to this great event in any way they can! Please click on the Signup Genius to get involved!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eafaa2fa0fc1-peirce2

 Fourth Grade Fundraiser Dates

Baseball Store and Raffle: April 24-28

The store and raffle will be open in the lobby outside the cafeteria before and after school every day during those two weeks.

Restaurant Nights
Several local restaurants will be supporting our fundraiser.  Not Your Average Joe’s in Arlington every Tuesday in May, Blue Ribbon BBQ in Arlington and Newton on Wednesday, May 3, and Papa Gino’s in Arlington on Thursday, May 25.  We will distribute flyers that are needed for Not Your Average Joe’s and Papa Gino’s.  Feel free to tell friends and family in the area and even spread the news on social media!  The more people we have participating the more money we will raise!

 Bulb donations

We are collecting bulbs again this year!  Please save your holiday/spring bulbs after they have stopped blooming, and bring them to Peirce where they will be planted around the school by students with the school social worker!  This has been a wonderful addition to the program and students from many classes enjoy participating. Donations of perennials or fresh bulbs are also welcome! We look forward to seeing all of the bulbs we planted last year, coming up in the next few weeks.

5th Grade Car Wash Scheduled for May 13th

Come get your vehicle sparkly clean and support the 5th graders! This year’s car wash to raise money for the 5th grade graduation will be Saturday, May 13th from 9-1 in the Newland Road parking lot.

 MCAS Final Dates

Grade

ELA

MATH

SCI/TECH

3

APRIL 6,7,12

MAY 4,5

4

APRIL 3,4,5

MAY 8,9

5

APRIL 13,24,25

MAY 2,3

MAY 23,24

 Reminder – we collect BoxTops!

Peirce School PTO collects Box Tops to raise money for our school. Box Tops coupons are found on packages of hundreds of products that you probably use every day.  Each Box Tops coupon is worth ten cents, so the coupons add up fast! Click here for a link to Box Tops products.  BoxTops can be taped to a collection sheet or sent in in plastic baggie.  Please be sure that they are not expired.

Support Peirce While You Shop!

AmazonSmile is helping to combine your support for the Peirce PTO with your everyday online shopping!  It is a simple and automatic way for you to support the PTO every time you shop, at no extra cost to you.  Peirce PTO will earn 0.5% on eligible purchases!  Shop at http://smile.amazon.com and select Peirce PTO as your charity, or click here: Amazon Smile

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.