School Pictures This Week

School pictures are this week!   On September 26th and 27th we could use volunteers to help with:

  • Grabbing the upcoming class if necessary
  • Ensure that the class teacher name and grade are recorded and photographed ahead of each class
  • Help arrange the children during the class shots
  • Help fix hair/wipe faces and noses for the photos
  • Cross individuals off the class list to ensure everyone is photographed
  • Help run students to enrichment or other classes if needed

If you are willing to volunteer for any length of time on the 26th and/or the 27th between 8:30-11:00am, please contact Angela Carlson-Bancroft at acarlsonbancroft@gmail.com.

For more details on the pictures, click here..

Clothing Donations Needed

Our school nurse is running low on clothing for the small ones and could benefit from clothing from those who are a bit older.  If you have a 2nd grader who has outgrown his/her shorts, track pants, jeans, shirts, we would welcome the donation to the nurse’s office at Peirce Elementary School. Feel free to drop off at the box located near the main office. And thanks in advance.  Every little bit helps!
October 4 Dialogue with Carlos Hoyt

Please join the Peirce Diversity and Inclusion Group for a one-hour dialogue with Carlos Hoyt on October 4 at 6:30pm at Peirce. Dr. Hoyt holds a PhD in social work and serves as a consultant with Arlington Public Schools on diversity and inclusion issues.The goal of the meeting is to start a conversation about how we can make Peirce a more welcoming learning environment for all our children and families. We need you there to hear what’s important to you so please mark your calendars.
Curriculum Night – New Date

Curriculum night has been moved to October 18th, so that 6th grade parents could attend the curriculum night at Gibbs.
There will be two classroom presentations from your child’s teacher(s), one at 6:30pm and one at 7pm.
Room Parent/Photocopying Parent Signups

There are several room parent and photocopy volunteer opportunities available for the 2018-2019 school year.   Please sign up using enclosed link for SignUp Genius.


For those that volunteer for photocopy, I will send separate note with google doc for specific day/time.  Please be sure to include your email address when volunteering.

If you do not see your child’s teacher listed for room parent or photocopy, it means one has already been designated.

Any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Rego- jsteever@gmail.com.

Traffic Safety

Welcome back to school! With lots of new students this year and the middle school bus also stopping at Peirce, we wanted to remind you of some important safety rules if you plan to drive your student to school. Please remember:

no adults getting out of the cars for drop off or pick up
if you need to get out of your car to either pick up or drop off a child, then you must go find a legal street parking space
driveways are strictly drop and roll zones
no parking in the fire lane on Newland Road
no parking in the teacher’s lot

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help keep our students safe and keep the traffic moving at both driveways on Blossom Street and Newland Road. This is a 15-20 minute commitment during morning drop off or afternoon pick up. You can sign-up to help here to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4aa5ae2ca02-peirce2

Traffic rules and parking restrictions are in place to improve everyone’s safety. With your help we can keep the Peirce community safe! Any questions, contact Marian Hanley (hanleymead@comcast.net)

Library Volunteers Needed

This is a school year-long commitment.  Responsibilities include: shelving books, checking books in/out, helping kids select books, and helping with any projects or crafts.

Library lasts approx. 40 minutes.



Arlington Treble Chorus Signup

Registration for the Arlington Public Schools’ ARLINGTON TREBLE CHORUS is now open!

The ARLINGTON TREBLE CHORUS welcomes all students in grades 4 and 5 of the Arlington Public Schools.  This program is offered free of charge through the APS Department of Performing Arts.

For more information and to register your child by Friday, September 28, click here:  ARLINGTON TREBLE CHORUS REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

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


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.