2/27/18 Weekly Email

School Assembly – This Thursday, March 1st, Historical Perspectives will visit Pierce Downer for a student assembly about Benjamin Franklin – Statesman & Inventor.  Be sure to ask your students what they learned!
Doughnut Day! – Kindergarten – 3rd grade students, bring your positive MALE role model (Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, etc.) to school for doughnuts, coffee and conversation! Come to the Pierce Downer Gym on Thursday, March 8th at 7:40am. Everyone will be dismissed at 8:10am to line up outside with their class. If you have any questions, please email Jennie Amidei at (Grades 4-6, mark your calendar – Doughnut Day will be March 15.)
SLC March Event: Salvation Army Food Pantry in Oak Brook Terrace – THIS SATURDAY March 10, 8am-11am you can come and volunteer! Bring your entire family or just yourself!! (If you have older children that have a volunteer form that needs a signature, bring the form.) Some of the tasks you may be assigned include: unloading trucks of food and clothing, “shopping” with clients moving around to tables and choosing items needed (amounts are posted in each category), replenishing food on tables, carrying items to clients’ cars. Assignments will be based on volunteer preferences and needs of areas. Donations of food that is within the use by date and clean lightly used clothing are always welcomed but not necessary to bring. To sign up, please email Jennie Amidei by Thursday, March 8th.

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
Save the Dates-
FRIDAY – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
3/7 – Variety Show Rehearsal, 3:00-5:00pm, PD Gym
3/8 – Fun Lunch
3/15 – Disney Day
3/16 – Variety Show Tech Rehearsal, 3:15-5:15, Tivoli
3/17 – Variety Show, 10am-12pm, Tivoli
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.