2/20/18 Weekly Email

Six Flags Great America “Read to Succeed” Program –  LAST CALL!!!  Turn in your reading log of six hours by Friday, February 23, 2018 to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Great America!  Click herefor the form.  Forms must be turned in to teachers.  Any questions, please contact Laima Palubinskas ( or Jen VanHoutan (  
School Supply Kits – Volunteer Needed –  The supply kits chairperson organizes the school supply orders and the PTA Board helped distribute the boxes to each classroom.  We need to find a second person to help this year and become the chair in the future.  This is an easy/low time commitment – but a very important position to our school – and it’s a great way to get involved with the PTA.  If you need more info or are interested in the position, please contact Stephanie Vroman (  Would prefer someone that will be at PD for many years to continue this great service to our families.  Thank you for your consideration!
Parent Education Night – The Downers Grove Area Council of PTAs will be sponsoring a Parent Education Night on March 6, 2018.  Detective Rich Wistocki, 30 year veteran of the Naperville Police Department (Internet Crimes Unit) will be presenting on the issues of cyber-bullying, and internet safety as they relate to our students. Click here for more information and the RSVP link.  RSVP’s are required, as space is limited.  If you have any questions, please contact Karoline Kellam at

Open PTA Executive Board Positions for 2018/2019 – If you have a desire to serve on our PTA Executive Board, please let us know!  The following positions are opening up:  Co-President (this will be filled by a current member on our Executive Board), VP of Fundraising, VP of Social Activities, VP of Academic Enrichment, Co-Treasurer and Secretary. We are also always looking for new Chairpersons for many other positions on our PTA. The sign up for chairpersons will be sent out after Spring Break.  Please contact by Friday, February 20th if you are interested in serving on the executive board.

PD All School Yearbooks- LAST CHANCE! – 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  Today is the last day to order! Click here to: BUY A YEARBOOK!

Save the Dates-
THURSDAY – Fun Lunch
3/2 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
3/8 – Fun Lunch
3/15 – Disney Day
3/22 – 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.