Weekly Email 10/2/18

Annual Giving Campaign & PTA Membership – Many PD families have already participated in our annual giving campaign – thank you to all those that have contributed! There is still time for us to reach our goal and continue to provide our kids with amazing problems. Please give what you can.  All amounts are appreciated.  The Pierce Downer PTA is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Click here to view the annual giving flyer. 
We encourage everyone to become an active member of our PTA! By joining, you’ll have voting rights on decisions that affect our school. 
  • A Single PTA Membership costs $15 and gives you one login for our Directory Spot App.
  • A Family Membership costs $20 and gives you access to the Directory Spot App for the entire family. 
  • Directory Spot provides easy access on the go for phone numbers and emails for other Pierce Downer families.  Note, we will not be printing a paper directory.

To become and PTA Member and participate in our Annual Giving Campaign click on HERE!

Gifts & Goods Fundraiser – ORDERS DUE TODAY! You can order online (click here) or, with an order form, additional packets are available in the school office!  Our school code is 11468. Great holiday gift ideas, items will be received and distributed before winter break.  50% of all wrapping paper sales and 40% of all kitchen and home items will go directly to Pierce Downer PTA! Please contact Nicki Blattner with any questions at

Classroom Volunteer Sign Up – There are still PLENTY of opportunities in most classes to volunteer! Click on our Sign Up link: to view and sign up for classroom parties & art awareness.  You do not need to be a teacher or artist to run an art awareness lesson…the topics are scripted and include project ideas.

DGN Homecoming Parade – Calling all future DGN students!  Order your shirts with your graduation year to walk in the DGN homecoming parade on September 28th right after school!  Shirts are $12.00/each.  A flyer will be sent home with students soon, and you can click here to order.  ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY! Any questions, please contact Victoria Jacknow at or Veronica Roche at
STEAM – The Language Labs has received several requests to include kindergarten in their classes. GOOD NEWS: Spanish and Chinese are open to kindergarten students!  French will open to Kindergarten if the demand is great enough. If you are interested in enrolling your kindergarten student, please enroll or reach out to Chinni at The Language Labs (see flyer) so that the demand can be determined. Thank you for your interest! Click here for Spanish; click here for Chinese; click here for French.

Save the Dates-

THURSDAY – Half Day – dismissal at 11:40am
9/28 – Fun Lunch – Culvers
10/8 – No School – Columbus Day
10/9 – No School – Teacher Work Day
10/9 – Parent Teacher Conferences
10/11 – Parent Teacher Conferences
10/12 – Fun Lunch – Bertos
10/19 – Fun Lunch – Zazzos Pizza

For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA web site. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.