2/6/18 Weekly Email


PD All School Yearbooks on sale NOW! – Please click on the link to purchase your 2017/2018 Pierce Downer All School Yearbook for $16.00.  This year we are ordering directly through Jostens website, for details click here.  If this is a problem or if anyone has any questions – please contact Leah Thulin at  Yearbooks will be on sale until February 20th. Click here to: BUY A YEARBOOK!

PTA Meeting Minutes – The meeting minutes from last week’s PTA Meeting can be viewed here.

Variety Show –  APPLICATIONS & PERMISSION SLIP DUE BY FRIDAY, February 9th.   Please find the link below to “Variety Show Application & Permission Slip” for all audition/rehearsal and sign up information.  The form must be completed for all participants including 6th-grade Emcees and Stage Crew.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Lodding at or (630) 301-0492.

Variety Show Application & Permission Slip Link-


  • Wednesday, February 21st– Auditions 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Wednesday, March 7th– Rehearsal – 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Friday, March 16th – Dress/Tech Rehearsal (Beginnings/Endings/Bows) – 3:15pm-5:15pm – TIVOLI
  • Saturday, March 17th – Tivoli Show – 10:00 am-12:00pm

Science Olympiad – Mark your calendars for Pierce Downer’s fun-filled Science Olympiad on the evening of Friday, April 13th from 6:00-8:00pm. There will be activities for all K-6 PD students. Right now, we are looking for adult volunteers to present activities, and for others that can help in a variety of ways. This exciting event takes place every other year at PD.  Please email Mike Schaefer if you or someone you know can present or volunteer.

Box Tops for Education Race for Recess – Rev Up Your Engines…. It’s Box Top Time! Support our school and participate in a friendly Box Top grade level competition! The competition will run Tuesday, February 20th-23rd. Send box tops into school with your child in a ziploc bag labeled with the teacher’s name and amount of box tops included. Please make sure the box tops are not expired. Each day, the box tops will be counted as the classes race to win an EXTRA RECESS this spring! Due to the different number of students in each grade, it will be computed by percentage. Totals will be given daily to keep the competitive spirit alive with a winning class announced on Friday, February 23rd!

Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Kleenex, Hefty, etc. A complete list can be found at Remember to ask family, friends, and neighbors to clip them as well and then be ready to submit them the week of February 20th!

Save the Dates-
TOMORROW – Parent Teacher Conferences
THURSDAY – Fun Lunch
THURSDAY – Parent Teacher Conferences
2/13 – Grade Level Color Day
2/19 – No School – Presidents Day
2/22 – Fun Lunch
3/2 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
3/8 – 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.