Arlington Patriots Parade

If any parents would like to organize a group of Peirce students to march in Arlington’s Patriots Parade, click here.

Peirce Art Show

This year’s ART SHOW will be held on Friday, March 10th from 6-8 PM. The Art Show exhibits works of art from Peirce students, staff, parents, grandparents, siblings and neighbors. We will have a variety of hands-on art activities for everyone to take part in. If you are interested in helping us plan or being a volunteer the night of the show, we would love to have your help! We plan to have the digital shorts festival again this year so… make a movie, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture or whatever gets you excited about art!

We’d love your support in helping make this show happen! Every year, the kids have a great time and we have fun making it happen! You don’t have to be an artist to help, just willing and able in whatever way you can! Sign up here.

Please email Genevieve Oba at viviobaplante@gmail.com or Elizabeth Kostojohn at e.kostojohn@gmail.com if you’d like to be involved or have any questions.

Peirce PTO 80s  Night

Save the date!  April 1st will be our first-ever Peirce PTO 80’s Night party, from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at the Sons of Italy in Arlington.  Get to know your fellow Peirce parents and raise some funds for the PTO in the process!  There’ll be a DJ spinning great 80s tunes, an 80s dress-up contest (come as your favorite 80s character or just throw on two polo shirts and peg your jeans), and snacks that will bring you back to long-ago parties in your friend’s rec room.  There’ll be a cash bar available since we’re old enough to drink if we choose.  We’ll also have a super raffle with great local prizes.  $20 in advance, $25 at the door – save that date and advance registration will be available soon.
We are seeking donations for the raffle, so if you have any services, Sox tickets, or other great prizes to raffle off, please contact Emily Almas or Julie Goff.  Thank you and hope to see you there!

MCAS Final Dates






APRIL 6,7,12

MAY 4,5


APRIL 3,4,5

MAY 8,9


APRIL 13,24,25

MAY 2,3

MAY 23,24

Safe Line Call Information

The number to call, to let us know your child will be out, is 781-316-3298.
If you let us know your child will be out before the start of school, you will NOT receive a phone call.
If you do not report your child as absent you WILL receive a phone call, letting you know they are out, as a safety precaution.  We need to double check that they are homes and safe with you.

 Volunteers Needed to Coordinate International Festival

Cris Martin would love some help organizing Peirce’s International Festival, scheduled for Friday, April 7th. if you’re interested, please contact her at cris.martin@gmail.com.

Family Dance Volunteers

On March 24th we will be hosting our 2nd family Dance for the school year. Our current organizers have decided to pass this role on and we are looking for someone new to help with this event.  Please contact Lori Pescatore at loripescatore@hotmail.com if you are interested.  Thank you!

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

 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.