Fall into Reading! Book Fair (October 13-20)

Mark your calendars — we are excited to announce that we are teaming up with The Book Rack for our fall book fair October 13-20. Hosted by the PTO, this week-long event helps raise money for school-wide enrichment programs while the kids discover great books, find reading inspiration, and have fun all week long! We’ll kick off on Friday, October 13 during the family dance and run through the following week. We will also be open before and after school on select days and will be visited by all students during the week. In order to make this a success for the PTO we need your help. A signup will be coming out shortly to solicit volunteers for set up, during the dance, during regular library hours, and to break down. Also look for a flier coming home in the next several weeks with more information. We look forward to seeing you all there! For any questions, please contact Marian Hanley at hanleymead@comcast.net

Get Added to the Peirce Directory!

The Peirce school directory is published every Fall and contains contact information for parents and guardians. It is a PTO project and its online registration process is separate from official Arlington Public School registration processes. If you entered information for the directory in previous years, your information is still in the online system and you simply need to update it with your child(ren)’s school, new grade & teacher, and add any additional children. ALL Peirce families will receive a 2017-2018 Directory.  To register, go to the PTO Directory site and create or update your family account. Look for the PTO Directory Form in your child’s folder this week; it contains instructions about how to register online.

Deadline for submitting your information is September 29th. Information received after this date will not be included in this year’s directory. Questions? Contact Emily Almas.

Volunteer as a Room Parent or Photocopying Parent

There are several room parent and photocopy volunteer opportunities available for the 2017-2018 school year.   Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4da9a92ca0fe3-room.  For those that volunteer for photocopy, I will send separate note with google doc for specific day/time.   If you do not see your child’s teacher listed for room parent or photocopy, it means one has already been designated. Reminder,  Volunteers

The federal No Child left Behind Act requires that all volunteers submit to a CORI check. The CORI is necessary even for a one-time event. CORI forms are available in the office through Mrs. Costa.Any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Rego- jsteever@gmail.com.

Meet your PTO Co-Presidents!

Lonna Battles and Angela Carlson-Bancroft are our co-presidents for the 2017-2018 school year!

Mrs. T. – Library Volunteers

Mrs. T. is looking for library volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year.  More details can be found on the signup genius:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eafaa2fa0fc1-library1

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