12/5/17 Weekly Email

Crossing Guard Collection – If you would like contribute to the Crossing Guards Gift please drop off your donation in the box marked “Crossing Guards” in the front office at school.  If you would like your name listed on the cards please make sure to add your name on your envelope.  No checks please, as the money is going directly to the crossing guards. Please drop off your contribution by the end of school on Wednesday, December 19th. Any questions, please contact Kelly Henrikson at
Reflections – We are so proud of our Pierce Downer students.  We had 19 entries in this year’s PTA Reflections contest, “Within Reach”.  The entries are an amazing display of our school’s creativity and talent.  Here are our participants:

  • Visual Arts:  K-2nd grade: Greyson Miller, Cassidy Moss, and Priya Fisher; 3rd-5th grade: Ingrid Dombrowski, Micah Principe, Meili Fleener, Avery Miller and Mackenzie Wells; 6th grade: Cara Fleming
  • Film Production:  3rd– 5th grade: Sajan Komanduri and Hannah Klemz; 6th grade: Rajan Fisher
  • Photography:   3rd– 5th grade: Gabe Deaton; 6th grade: Sarah Lampsa and Malini Fisher
  • Dance:  6th grade: Malini Fisher
  • Literature:  K- 2nd grade: Arya Komanduri
  • Music Composition:  3rd-5th grade: Maddie Fleener; 6th grade: Pallavi Fisher

Thank you to all of our participants.  They have recently been judged at Pierce Downer, and then many will proceed to compete at the District level. Those selected will be honored this Wednesday night at a ceremony at Herrick Middle School, with our very own Mrs. Clavenna presenting.  All participants have earned themselves a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream from Everyday’s A Sundae that they will receive in the next couple of weeks.  Great work, students!


Yorktown Bucks –  If you shopped at Yorktown, save your receipts! You can drop off your receipts at the guest services desk (below the eatery), drop your receipts off in a box the school office or you can drop your receipts off with Lora Dominow at 4925 Saratoga. You can place receipts in the mailbox anytime day or night! Receipts may be dropped off in bulk so feel free to save a few before you drop off! Any receipt can be returned if needed. For every dollar spent, Pierce Downer will receive one point. First place wins $10,000! This is a very easy way to raise money for our school! For more information visit Any shopping or eating you do at Yorktown Center counts- that includes AMC movies, Target and HomeGoods!

Save the Dates-
12/13 – Winter Wear Day
12/14 – Fun Lunch
12/21 – Fun Lunch
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.