1/22/18 Weekly Email

IMPORTANT- Tonight’s PTA Meeting CANCELLED due to the weather/road conditions.  The meeting will be rescheduled to next Tuesday, 1/29, at 2pm in the Pierce Downer LRC.  Please note the time change!  We will be done with the meeting in time to pick up the kids from school.
STEAM Class – The STEAM committee is proud to offer one last class for winter! TinkRworks is offering their first class at PD – BUILD AND PROGRAM YOUR (RO)BOT on Mondays from 3-4PM in the gym. February 11th-April 22nd.

3rd-6th graders will bring together custom-milled wooden chassis, motors, micro-computers, electronics, 3D-printed parts and other materials to assemble, program and customize robots that they can then bring to life! TinkRers will code motion, tricks, lights and sounds to activate with a push of a button on a remote control. Along the way, they will develop STEAM skills and apply their reasoning and problem-solving skills to solve for many challenges. Click here for the flyer and registration information.

Battle of the Bands – SAVE THE DATES
  • The Battle of the Bands Kid Show is April 6th at the Moose from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
  • The Battle of the Bands Adult Show is April 27th at Ballydoyle from 7:00pm- 1:00am.
Sweetheart Dance – Last Chance to sign up for the Sweetheart Dance! “Boots & Bling” is THIS THURSDAY, January 24th from 6:30-8:30pm at PD!  Here’s the link to RSVP – Hope all the Gals can make it!
SLC- Feed My Starving Children is a fun, hands-on way to volunteer with your kids. We need 15-17 more volunteers to help pack meals for hungry people around the world. We will be packing on Tuesday, 1/29 from 6:00-7:30 at the Aurora location. To register, use the code 2WNE6V or the link –
Variety Show –  TODAY is the last day to sign up! 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 and is due TODAY! If you have any questions, please contact Matt Lodding at or (630) 301-0492.

Variety Show Application & Permission Slip Link-


  • Tuesday, January 22 Application Form & Permission Slip Due
  • Tuesday, January 29- Auditions 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Tuesday, Febuary 12- Rehearsal – 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Friday, Febuary 22 – Dress/Tech Rehearsal (Beginnings/Endings/Bows) – 3:15pm-5:15pm – TIVOLI
  • Saturday, Febuary 23 17th – Tivoli Show – 10:00 am-12:00pm
Save the Dates-
THURSDAY – Sweetheart Dance
FRIDAY – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
1/29 – PTA Meeting, 2pm in the LRC
1/29 – Variety Show Auditions, 3-5pm in the Gym
2/8 – Fun Lunch – Culvers
2/12 – Variety Show Rehearsal 3-5pm in the Gym
2/15 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
2/18 – No School – Presidents Day
2/22 – Fun Lunch – Bertos
2/22 – Variety Show Tech Rehearsal – 3:15-5:15 at the Tivoli
2/23 – Variety Show- 10am-12pm at the Tivoli
3/1 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
3/8 – Fun Lunch – Buona
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.