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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.

Peirce School Directory Registration

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 2016-2017 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; it contains instructions about how to register online.

Deadline for submitting your information is September 30th. Information received after this date will not be included in this year’s directory. Questions? Contact Jessica Markowitz or Emily Almas.

Flu Clinic Reminder

The Arlington Health Department will offer flu vaccinations to Peirce School students on Thursday October 13, here at the Peirce School.  The Insurance Information Forms will be sent home a week prior to the clinic. Please complete and return the form to your child’s teacher no later than the Monday prior to the clinic date to have your child vaccinated on October 13.  Effective with the 2016 flu season, no flu mist will be available this year, as the CDC has found it to be less efficacious than the vaccine.  For more information regarding the flu vaccination clinic, please visit www.arlingtonma.gov/health or call the Health Department at 781-316-3170.

Library Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist Mrs. T. in the library.  This is a school-year long commitment and it is approximately 40 minutes a week.  Volunteers shelve books, check books in and out, and help Mrs. T. with various tasks as needed.  Click here to sign up..

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.