The lost and found at Peirce is beginning to grow again and we ask that you come on by and see if you have lost a sweatshirt/jacket/waterbottle.  There are really nice items with some fancy names like Gap, North Face etc., and we are sure that you might want them back.   The lost and found is located around the corner from the gym on the bottom floor.  We will give a few warnings before we donate these items but please take a look at drop off or pickup.

Holiday Party – Volunteer Needed to Coordinated

The Peirce PTO is in need of someone to take on our holiday cookie decorating and craft party.  The event is held after school on Friday, December 16th and has been a wonderful tradition at Peirce.  It would be very disappointing if we needed to end this tradition so if you are interested please contact Lori Pescatore at loripescatore@hotmail.com to find out what needs to be done for this event.

Pajama Drive

The Kindergarten kids would like to invite you to join our pajama drive.  We are collecting NEW pajamas for kids in need.  Each pair of pajamas will be matched with a book.  Let’s help some kids have sweet dreams this winter! Collection Dates: November 21st-December 16th.  There is a box outside of the main office.  Feel free to drop the pajamas off there, or have your child give the pajamas to his/her classroom teacher.  Thanks in advance for your donations!

Coat Drive

Drop off coats starting November 21st through January 5th at either entrance at school. Your donation will make this winter warmer for local children and families. All coats are professionally cleaned by Anton’s Cleaners before distribution.
Anton’s will accept winter coats for children and adults that are gently used, in good quality and all sizes are needed (especially XL & Pre-K sizes).

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.

Spare Change Collection

Mrs. Lloyd’s class is hosting a spare change collection to buy holiday presents for a local family in need. Please send in your spare change to Room 118. We will have a blue bucket under the students mailboxes just inside the classroom door where you can put your bag of change. We will be accepting donations until Friday, December 9th.

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

 PTO Volunteer Positions Available

The following positions are available for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Bottle Rocket Coordinator  – someone is needed to coordinate and run the bottle rocket program.  This is single event, typically run in the Fall.  Contact Sherri Bulmer or Julie Goff if you are interested.
  • Science Garden – Handle the maintenance of the science garden, which is used by the school for various educational programs.  Contact Lori Pescatore.

 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.