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4/17/18 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION

Battle of the Bands Adult Show – Please join us at Ballydole THIS SATURDAY, April 21st at 7pm for an evening of entertainment by our PD parent bands.  There is a $10 suggested donation/cover charge at the door. Here is the lineup for the show-

  • 7:00-7:30pm – Exile on Grant Street:  John Doyle, Allen Dougherty, Jeff Kuchta, Aaron Modica, Sarah Scholz & Mike Riske
  • 7:40-8:10pm – Hip Replacements:  Chris Degiorgio, Frank Hurst, Ed Larson, Mike Cummins, Todd Schenk and Ben Tombaugh
  • 8:20-8:50pm – Heavy Petters: Missy Hansen, Tim Heverin, Dan Karrow, Hilary McElligot and Lou Reina
  • 9:00-9:30pm- Uncommon Core: Janie Cross, Marty Gallwas, Luke Henrikson, Allison Heverin, Tim Heverin, Pete Hopkins and Liz Werthman
  • 9:40-10:10pm – No Sudden MovementsMariah Cameron, Chris Digiorgio, Amy Goray, Brian Hecht, Janet Hecht, Chuck Melau and Cara Knutson
  • 10:20-10:50pm – Pierce This:  Theresa Arnold, Sean Boze Casten, Tom Civitanova, Brian Gaetto, Brian Moore and Robin Rutkowski, and Maggie Sluzas
  • 11:00-11:30pm – Charlemagne’s Revenge:   Bob Blair-Smith, Mariah Cameron, Kristen France, Rob France, Tim Heverin, Paul Kinealy and Jeff Kuchta.
  • 11:40pm-12:10am – Covfefe: Luke Henrikson, Paul Kinealy, Aaron Modica and Paul Rowley

Earth Week Activities – Earth Week is coming up next week (April 23rd – 27th)!  The PTA’s Healthy Kids Committee has the following activities planned for our students:

  • Monday – After-school Pollinator Party in the gym
  • Tuesday – Pollinator Power Snack Challenge during lunch
  • Wednesday – Morning Yoga from 7:45-8:15am in the gym and waste-free lunch raffle
  • Thursday – Waste free demo table at Open House
  • Friday – Walk/Bike to School

For complete details (times, locations) click on our Earth Week Flyer.

SLC’s Chemo Kit Packing Party & End of Year Participant Party – Service Learning Committee is hosting one last volunteer event, Tuesday May 1st from 3-4pm in PD gym. Let’s brighten the day for a child going through chemo. Join us in packing chemo kits with some fun and handy items. These Chemo Kits will be given to children being treated at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Send in $5 with your child to cover cost of supplies – there will be an envelope in the front office to drop your money or send it to school with your child and label envelope “SLC Chemo Kits.”  At this SAME event we would like to thank all those who volunteered at any SLC event or donated to any of the organizations SLC supported this 2017-18 school year. We will have snacks and popsicles for all participants! Sign up here. Please respond by Friday, April 27th.If you have questions, contact Jennie Amidei at jenamidei@gmail.com.

Author Fest at PD – Get ready for the 2018 Author Fest!  This week, Pierce Downer will host authors Michelle Schaub, Troy Cummings, Allan Woodrow, Kate Hannigan, and Brianna DuMont.  The authors will present and interact with students as they discuss their books and what it’s like to be a real author.  All students are invited to participate in an author trivia contest for the chance to win a book from one of these authors.  This wonderful event is designed to help foster a love of reading and writing!

District 58 PTA Council Author Fest Book Sale & Signing – Author Fest concludes with a book sale and author signing at the Downers Grove Public Library on Friday, April 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Families are invited to come by and meet the authors in person!  Please note that you need not purchase a book at the event to participate, and you may bring your own copy of the book to have signed.

REMINDERS

Battle of the Bands Raffle – LAST CHANCE! Enter for your chance to win priority seating at the Battle Of The Bands show at Ballydoyle on Saturday, April 21st! Look for raffle forms in your child’s folder or click hereForms are DUE TOMORROW! Winners will be drawn on Thursday, April 19th at lunch! Good Luck and see you at the show!

Fun Run – Fun Run is coming up on Thursday, May 3rd.  We have received 270 registrations so far.  The Paw sock order has been turned in, but you can still register for the run.

Please fill out the Fun Run Registration and turn into the office with cash or check made out to Pierce Downer PTA.  The entry fee is $5 per person or $20 per family and preschoolers are free.

Cubs Ticket Holders – As you heard, the game has been postponed due to inclement weather. This game will be made-up on Saturday, July 21st 12:05 p.m. CT.  Please maintain possession of your tickets for the game. The April 16 ticket will grant access to the make-up game on July 21 at 12:05 p.m. CT.  Note, on this day the Cubs will be playing a doubleheader. Your ticket is only good for the first game (12:05 p.m.) of the doubleheader.  Our Cubs tickets are sold out.  Have fun!

Thank you to Mike Schaefer and his team of parents who made Science Olympiad last Friday a HUGE success!

Save the Dates-

THURSDAY – Fun Lunch

SATURDAY – Battle of the Bands Adult Show, Ballydoyle, 7pm

4/25 – Wacky Hair Day

4/27 – VIP Day (1st & 5th grade), 9:30-11:30am

4/27 – Half Day

5/3 – Fun Lunch

5/3 – Fun Run

5/5 – Trivia Night at American Legion, 8:00-10:30pm

5/17 – Fun Lunch

For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA web site. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page at District e-fliers.

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3/10/18 Weekly Email

PTA Meeting TONIGHT at 7pm–  Please join us in the LRC for the PTA meeting tonight for updates on all the end of year activities. We will also be announcing the PTA Executive Board nominees for the 2018-2019 Board. Babysitting will be provided.

 
NEW INFORMATION

Battle of the Bands Kids Show –  Our family friendly show is THIS FRIDAY April 6th at 6:00pm in the upstairs room at the Moose, 1030 Warren Ave. Bring the family! Invite your neighbors!  This show is open to the public and we want to fill the house! We will have finger lights for all of the kids, face painting, door prizes and the kids will also be voting for their favorite band.  The winning band will be announced at the end of the show.
 
This year’s bands include:
  • Charlemagne’s Revenge:   Bob Blair-Smith, Mariah Cameron, Kristen France, Rob France, Tim Heverin, Paul Kinealy and Jeff Kuchta.
  • Exile on Grant Street:  John Doyle, Allen Dougherty, Bob Kane, Jeff Kuchta, Aaron Modica, Sarah Scholz & Mike Riske
  • Hip Replacements:  Chris Degiorgio, Frank Hurst, Ed Larson, Mike Cummins, Todd Schenk and Ben Tombaugh
  • No Sudden Movements:  Mariah Cameron, Chris Digiorgio, Amy Goray, Brian Hecht, Janet Hecht, Chuck Melau, Bob Kane and Cara Knutson
  • Pierce This:  Theresa Arnold, Sean Boze Casten, Tom Civitanova, Brian Gaetto, Brian Moore and Robin Rutkowski, and Maggie Sluzas
  • Uncommon Core: Janie Cross, Marty Gallwas, Luke Henrikson, Allison Heverin, Tim Heverin, Pete Hopkins and Liz Werthman
 

STEAM – Chess Club – It’s time to sign up for spring Chess Club at PD. Chess Scholars will be offering classes from Monday, April 23rd-May 21st. It runs from 3pm-4pm in the gym and it will run for 5 sessions. No experience necessary; the class is open to all students (K-6). Children will be taught the game and have guided practice time. Click here for flyer.


Fun Run – The PD Fun Run is coming up right after school at 3:15pm on Thursday, May 3rd.  We hope you will join us for this one mile walk or run.  Please fill out the Fun Run Registration and turn into the office with cash or check made out to Pierce Downer PTA.  The entry fee is $5 per person or $20 per family and preschoolers are free.  Please return your registration by April 13th to guarantee Paw printed socks.

We need your help with the PD Fun Run on Thursday, May 3rd.  Please consider volunteering for this fun event.  Call or text Carla Lampsa at (312) 218-1551 or email clampsa@comcast.net if you can help.


 
REMINDERS
 
Trivia Night – Dust off your jelly shoes, roll up your jeans and pop your collar! Click here for information and to register for The Totally Tubular 80’s Trivia Night! Please contact Lora Dominow at Ldominow@yahoo.com with any questions.
Science Olympiad – Last chance to register for Science Olympiad! Register by this Friday (4/6). Teams will be announced early next week. See the Science Olympiad Flyer 2018 for more information. You can register online using this link: Science Olympiad 2018 Registration. If you have questions, contact Mike Schaefer at masmike8@gmail.com.

Dads’ Night Out – Just a reminder for all of you Dads to go out to Alter Brewery April 12 from 7pm-10pm!  A great chance to meet new friends or hang with old…Pizza will be served too! If you are planning on going please sign up here!  You will be paying at the door – cash only. Hope to see you there!  

 
Cubs Night Out – We still have some available!  The date is April 16th for a 6:05pm game.  The tickets are on a first come first serve basis. The tickets are $10 each! Click here to fill our the form and return it to the office. Any questions or concerns please email Bethany Keown at bsk_bab@msn.com.

Fun Lunch Survey – LAST CHANCE! The PTA is doing a survey of our Fun Lunch program. Please click here and complete the survey to give us feedback about this PTA sponsored program.


 
STEAM- Language Labs- 
  • FRENCH: French Classes are being extended at PD. Class is during lunch. The Language Labs wants to continue further enriching young minds by offering FRENCH! Madame Marie-Colette a native from Normandy, France is ready to teach her lessons in fun and engaging ways! Classes will be on Fridays during lunch/recess from April 6-June 1 for all students (K-6). Click here for flyer and registration. 
  • SPANISH (Extended spring session): The Language Labs is extending their lunchtime lessons through the spring. Classes will be on Mondays during lunch/recess from April 9-May 21 for all students (K-6). Click here for flyer and registration. 
Save the Dates-
TONIGHT- PTA Meeting, 7pm in the LRC
THURSDAY – Fun Lunch
FRIDAY – Battle of the Bands Family Friendly Show, 6pm at the Moose
4/11 – Wacky Hair Day
4/12 – Dads’ Night Out, Alter Brewery, 7:00pm
4/13 – Science Olympiad, 6:15-8:00pm
4/16 – Cubs Night Out, 6:05pm
4/19 – Fun Lunch
4/21 – Battle of the Bands Adult Show, Ballydoyle, 7pm
4/27 – VIP Day (1st & 5th grade), 9:30-11:30am
5/3 – Fun Lunch
5/3 – Fun Run
5/5 – Trivia Night at American Legion, 8:00-10:30pm
For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA web siteFor even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page at District e-fliers.