Food Drive

Now through Nov 15, drop off food & gift cards for the Arlington Food Pantry.to give local families to help have a plentiful Thanksgiving. Non perishable food, paper goods/personal items and toiletries are appreciated and can be dropped off in the boxes by the front or back school doors. Gift cards of $10 and $20 to Stop & Shop or Market Basket can be given to Ms. Costa. All contributions are greatly appreciate! Any questions, please contact curranbriana@gmail.com.

Arlington EATS:  Snacks Available and Donations Needed

Arlington Public Schools offer free and reduced price lunches that feed more than 500 students on school days.  The Arlington EATS program provides snacks available to all children during the school year. Snacks are located inside the office of the school nurse, Ms. Almquist.   Arlington EATS’ mission is to help our students Eat All Through Summer and the school year. (http://www.arlington-eats.org)

The program at Peirce is currently in need of snack donations.  If you would like to contribute snacks, please contact Natalee Rabinowitz at natdvm@gmail.com

METCO Event – “Bridging Two Communities”

Family and friends coming together to join enjoy good food, fun, and conversation!  Saturday, December 1st, 4-6pm, at Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren St., Roxbury. Please RSVP by November 25th with number of guests, school, and grade to Nikecia Gadson at ngadson@arlington.k12.ma.us and Bill Hayner at bill_hayner@comcast.net.  

Coffee With Principal Hartley

Join us next month on Friday, December 7th from 8:15-9:00am for coffee and treats! It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents from the community and get your questions answered by Ms. Hartley.

Annual Fund Update

Let’s reach a little higher 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 $10,000.00 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!

New Parent Leadership Needed!! Let’s keep the Peirce Green Team Going!

  • New Parent leaders are needed to keep the Peirce Green Team going and engage students who want to make a difference for our planet.

  • In the past, Peirce Green Team students have educated their peers about classroom recycling and lunchroom composting and helped Peirce win the district-wide textile recycling competition two years in a row!

  • Commitment level can be as little as once or twice a month for a before- or after-school meeting time.

  • Arlington’s School Sustainability Coordinator,  Rachel Oliveri, will meet with interested parents to help plan activities and share town-wide ideas and resources. All the Arlington elementary schools have Green Teams! Let’s keep Peirce’s going strong!

  • Please contact Rachel Oliveri if you are interested: roliveri@arlington.k12.ma.us

  • With new leadership there will be new energy and enthusiasm to support our students!

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.