From the PTO November 14, 2019

PTO/PRINCIPAL COFFEE: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM 
Please join the PTO Presidents, Principal, and other parents in the Art Room at 8:30 for coffee and conversation about topics of interest in our school community, including recent safety drills and our professional learning about Culturally Responsive Teaching.  
A Peirce tradition is that all 5th graders receive a yearbook when they graduate from 5th grade.  Each year, a PTO volunteer photographer attends school-wide events throughout the year and uploads the photos to a Flickr account.  The photos are stored throughout the years so that every year the 5th grade committee parent volunteers can create the yearbook for the graduating 5th grade students. These yearbooks contain photos that span the students’ entire history at Peirce from Kindergarten through 5th grade graduation.  Given the large number of events at school, it is impossible for the school photographer to attend all of them.
If any parent attends events at school (even single-grade or classroom events) and has great photos they would like to share for the PTO to upload into the Flickr account, we have created an email address where you can send your photos.  Please share your Peirce photos!! Thank you.  

100 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460 in Room 217
Newton SEPAC monthly board meeting to discuss special education issues, programs, and concerns. Newton SEPAC board planning meetings are free and open to all people interested in learning more about special education.  

NEWTON ELPAC (ENGLISH LEARNER PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL) MEETING: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30PM – 8PM100 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460 in Room 304
This meeting will include time to socialize with others, an overview of the ELPAC’s purpose, mission, and goals, preparation for this year’s election of board members, a presentation by Allison Levit, Director of ELL Programs and more!  Childcare and interpreters will be provided at the meeting.
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FYI…NO ACTION NEEDED    MOM’S NIGHT OUT – THANK YOU!A huge thank you to Gabriela Kroszynski for hosting Peirce Mom’s Night Out last night. We are grateful to the fantastic team of
Christina Sliwa and Aimee Anderson for organizing this opportunity for mothers to gather and get to know one another.  Thank you to all of the mothers who came!  We hope everyone enjoyed it and we look forward to a second Mom’s Night Out in the Spring. Thank You!  

A big thank you to the fourth grade families who provided this month’s teacher appreciation breakfast held on Tuesday. The teachers and staff enjoyed the delicious spread all day long! Thank you so much for your contributions. Don’t forget to pick up your dishes and serving ware in the teachers’ lounge!

LAST WORDS ON CREATIVE ARTS AND SCIENCES AUTHORFEST 2019 Thank you for supporting our first ever CAS AuthorFest. In all, 87 presentations reached just over 6,100 students throughout Newton. Hundreds of students and parents engaged with the 25 participating authors and illustrators at the Zervas Elementary School Library meet and greet after school event.
As a major contributor to AuthorFest, The Newton Schools Foundation put together the following video; many thanks to Meredith Berg (Burr parent).
Many thanks to Newton Schools Foundation, The Village Bank, Newtonville Books, and Wegmans for their financial support, and to Stephanie Mamis for design and publicity. Thank you for your continued contributions to our school’s PTO!    

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES: 11/15 PTO/Principal Coffee for parents (8:30AM) 11/27 Friendship Walk for students and teachers 11/27 Early Release Day (12PM dismissal) 11/28 and 11/29 No School for Thanksgiving Break 12/4 Early Release Day (12:30PM dismissal) 12/6 Walk to School Day 12/10 Teacher Appreciation Breakfast hosted by 5th Grade families WWW.PEIRCEPTO.COM Have any questions?
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This year’s Peirce PTO Tri-Presidents are: Jennifer Bekarian, Valerie Davisson, and Elsa Janairo