From the PTO – September 20, 2018

ACTIONS, REMINDERS & UPCOMING DEADLINES:

PEIRCE BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAMILY PICNIC:
Thank you to all who attended the back to school picnic. It was great visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. A HUGE thank you to our volunteers, and planning committee, who in combination helped make the picnic a success. Special thanks to Maggie DeMont, Missy Manis, Holly Umina, and Danielle WIlliams!

CURRICULUM NIGHT — Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 PM: We hope to see everyone at this year’s Curriculum Night. Come hear presentations by Mr. Chitty, members of the staff, the PTO, and visit the classrooms to hear an overview of the coming year from your student’s teacher.
6:30-7:10 Grades K-2 with teachers in classrooms

7:15-7:45 General Session in Auditorium: Principal and PTO Presidents

7:50-8:30 Grades 3-5 with teachers in classrooms

7:00-8:15 Specialists in the Gym

*Please take time to meet with our specialists

OPEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: There are still some open positions if you’d like to get involved at Peirce! Please check our Sign Up Genius for the remaining open positions if you are interested. Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAEA928A6F58-peirce7 ​​​​​
Please email the PTO Presidents at peircepresidents@gmail.com if you have any questions.

SCHOOL DIRECTORY: The school directory has been completed and printed, and will be coming home with your child soon (one per family) in their folders. There is also an online directory. Parents that have accessed it before should be able to access it using their emails as username and their old passwords. An email with a temporary password was sent to all new parents. If you haven’t received, please check your spam and trash folders. The website is https://www.myschoolanywhere.com
In case you have any questions or need a new password, please feel free to send an email to Renata Butterfield at renatatzb@gmail.com

Thank you to Renata for working so hard and getting this directory completed!

FLU CLINIC:

The Peirce Elementary School clinic will be on October 5, 2018. Each student to be vaccinated must have a parent/guardian complete two forms which are due October 3, 2018.

1 Consent/Screening form

2 Vaccine administration record/Insurance form.

Forms may be downloaded at www.newtonma.gov/flu. You may electronically complete the form, print, sign and return. Forms are due to the School Nurse by October 3, 2018.

2018 Flu Student Packet – English.pdf

Only the flu shot (no nasal spray) will be offered at school this year. The Vaccine Information Statement about the flu shot, and additional information for families, including tips on preparing kids for a shot, is available at www.newtonma.gov/flu or in the school nurse’s office. There is no cost to receive the vaccine, but insurance information is requested. All students, regardless of insurance status, are invited to receive the vaccine with parent permission.

Students are not required to receive flu vaccine. However the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu vaccine for all people ages 6 months and up. There are many places to get a flu vaccine including at school, your primary health care provider or community clinics. For additional clinic dates for the whole family, visit www.newtonma.gov/flu.

Absences: If your child will be absent from school for any reason, please call the Student Absence Line at 617-559-9650 before 8:00 AM. Also, please be sure that your teachers have accurate information about dismissal routines for your child.

Thank you from PEDP: The Peirce Extended Day Program would like to thank everyone who supported our Bake Sale last Friday. The weather was especially beautiful and there was a terrific turnout at the Peirce Picnic. Many of you baked and/or bought some delicious treats and for that, we are very grateful. We raised $621 for Tom McLaren, our friend and colleague, who is recovering from a horrific motor vehicle accident. Very impressive results especially considering the competition from the ice cream truck! The good news is that Tom came home from the hospital on Friday and can now continue his recovery at home surrounded by his family and friends.

What a lovely community service effort you all were part of and a great example for our children. We thank you.

SAVE THE DATE — PEIRCE ANNUAL BOOK FAIR: Mark your calendar for the Book Fair on Wednesday October 24 & Thursday October 25. More information in the coming weeks!
SAVE THE DATE — PEIRCE MYSTERY DINNER: Please put Saturday, November 3, on your calendar! We hope you can join us for this annual, community-building event that is always a fun adult night out. Cocktails begin at 6PM — more information and ticket sales to follow. We have started recruiting for dinner hosts. Please let us know if you are interested in opening your home for a dinner for 8 – 12 or have any questions by contacting Tara Fitzgerald (fitzgeraldclan@mac.com), Erica Chamberlain (Erica.s.chamberlain@gmail.com) or Renata Butterfield (renatatzb@gmail.com. Thank you!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

9/27 Early Release @12:30
9/28 Principal Coffee @8:30
10/1 First full day Kindergarten Group A
10/4 First full day Kindergarten Group B
10/5 Flu Clinic
10/5 First Walk to School Day
10/8 No School (Columbus Day)
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Have any questions?
Reach out to the Peirce PTO Tri-Presidents anytime at:
peircepresidents@gmail.com