10/17/17 Weekly Email


CALLING ALL BAD MOMS!! – It’s going to be a night you don’t want to miss! Grab your friends, neighbors and acquaintances and join your fellow PD Moms at a special screening of A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS!  All proceeds benefit Pierce Downer PTA. Join us Monday Nov. 13th, 7:00pm at the Hollywood Blvd. Theatre. Doors will open at 6pm, seating is first come, first served. There is a 1 item purchase per person, that includes popcorn, water, etc. There will also be a drink special for the night.  Click here to register and view specials. Once the theatre sells out, there will be a waiting list for cancellation, so gather your fellow Bad Moms and buy your tickets TODAY!!
STEAM CLASS: Chess Club – It’s time to sign up for the 2nd round of Chess Club at PD. Chess Scholars will be offering classes from Monday, November 13th-December 18th.  Please note the time change: 4pm-5pm in the gym and it will run for 5 weeks. 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 and registration.
Dads Night Out – Dads Night out was such a success last year we want to do it again!  At this point, we are looking for a chair or co-chairs to run this event.  We are looking to do the event in February.  Please reach out to Bethany Keown at if you would like to run this event!



Inside Out Club – LAST CHANCE – Inside Out Club is coming to Pierce Downer! Inside Out Club is an extension of iSupportCommunity’s mission is to develop kids with character inside and out. They believe individuals with a foundation in character and volunteerism will make a better future for everyone. The club will meet monthly in the gymnasium from 3pm – 4:15pm, and members will be taught lessons that will focus on the issues in the community (i.e., how it feels to have different disabilities), the charities addressing those issues and provide volunteer and learning activities. You can find more information about Inside Out Clubs here
There will be two clubs based on grades. Kindergarten- 3rd grade will meet on the following Tuesdays – Oct 24th, Nov 28th and Dec 12th; 4th- 6th grade will meet on the following Thursdays – Oct 26th, Nov 30th and Dec 14th. There will be 25 spots available for K-3rd and 25 spots for 4th-6th. If your child is interested in joining the Inside Out Club, register him/her by clicking on this link: Parents will be emailed if their child made it in to the club and parent volunteers will be contacted if they are needed. If you have any further questions, please contact Jennie Amidei
Reflections – The Reflections program is back again for the 2017-18 school year and there is only just over a week left to get in your entries! We met with each classroom to discuss the program and gain excitement from the students!  Reflections is a national PTA art program where each student is encouraged to submit an entry in one or more of 6 creative categories (listed below, along with the general rules and special artist links).  This year’s Reflections theme is:  Within Reach. Click on the links below for detailed guidelines/rules per category from the Illinois PTA.  Please review the rules carefully before your student begins his/her project. Also, please note that NO 3D entries will be allowed this year in the Visual Arts category.
We have provided the required student entry forms to the students and you can find the same form link here.  All projects will be due to the students’ teachers by Friday, October 27th.  Please contact Jennifer Klemz or Donna Miller with any questions.
Save the Dates-

THURSDAY – Superhero Day
10/23 – Red Ribbon Week- Wear Red
10/24 – Red Ribbon Week- Hat Day
10/25 – Red Ribbon Week – Sports Day
10/26 – Red Ribbon Week- Stuffed Animal Day
10/26 – Picture Retakes
10/27 – Red Ribbon Week- Western Day
11/2 – Fun Lunch
11/14 – Pajama Day
11/15 – Fun Lunch
11/15 – Parent Teacher Conferences
11/16 – Parent Teacher Conferences
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.