From the Principal October 29, 2018

Dear Peirce Families,

I hope that everyone is awake on this rainy morning after a thrilling conclusion to the World Series!  Adding to the week’s excitement, Halloween is only two days away.  We will start that day with our annual Kindergarten Costume Parade!  (Please note that only Kindergartners bring costumes to school on that day).  Thank you to everyone who supported our Peirce Book Fair last week, and a special thanks to the Book Fair Leadership Team of Ayse Ayanoglu, Cindy Chew, Jaime Mason, Kelly Salem, and Patricia White.  I look forward to seeing many of you as you come to this final week of Parent-Teacher Conferences and at the Mystery Dinner on Saturday.  Many thanks to Renata Butterfield, Erica Chamberlain, and Tara Fitzgerald for all of their work to plan this annual event! 

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.  Also, please be sure that teachers have accurate information about dismissal routines for your child.

Photo Retakes:  Our school portrait retake day is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th.

Early Release Dates: Please note that the following Wednesdays and Thursdays will have dismissal at 12:30 for the purpose of professional development and conferences:   November 1st, December 5th, February 6th, March 21st, and May 9th.

Parent Coffees:  Our next PTO/Principal Coffee will be held on Friday, November 16th.  Please join the PTO Presidents, Principal, Math Coach, and other parents in the Art Room at 8:30 for coffee and conversation about topics of interest in our school community.  Future coffees will be held on January 11th, February 1st, March 15th, and May 10th.

Winter Concert Date:  Please mark your calendars for the Fifth Grade Band/Strings/Chorus Winter Concert.  The concert will be held on January 29th  (snow date: February 6th).   There will be 10:00 a.m. (for students and staff only) and 7:00 p.m. (for families) performances. 

Spring Concert Dates:  Please mark your calendars for the Fourth and Fifth Grade Band/Strings/Chorus Spring Concerts.  The Fourth Grade concert will be held on May 22nd. The Fifth Grade concert will be held on May 29th.   There will be 10:00 a.m. (for students and staff only) and 7:00 p.m. (for families) performances.

With best wishes,

Mark Chitty