3/5/19 Weekly Email


All School Assembly – This Thursday, March 7th, Culture Shock will visit Pierce Downer for a student assembly. Culture Shock’s performances allow them to share their art form through dance and music-exposing audience members to the rich history of hip hop and its many cultural influences.  Culture Shock Chicago creates and produces innovative pieces from a street point of view, taking inspiration and snapshots from our great city and reflecting that back as works of art that personify humanity and urban diversity. Culture Shock challenges the unfamiliar, breaks down attitudes and views on life and culture and finds direction in the midst of social chaos. Culture Shock ® Chicago continues to strive for excellence through community outreach programming and by raising the bar for hip hop dance performance in Chicago and beyond.

Save the Date – Cubs Game – April 10th – Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburg Pirates at 7:05pm. Information will be given to students next week about ordering tickets.  Limited seats available.

Pierce Tavern Fundraiser – Thanks to everyone who came out to Pierce Tavern last week! We raised $514 for Pierce Downer!

Chipotle Fundraiser – TODAY AT THE WESTMONT LOCATION! – Take the night off from making dinner while supporting PD! Chipotle will give 33% of orders placed between 4pm and 8pm to Pierce Downer!  Simply print this flyer or show it on your phone!
Open PTA Executive Board Positions for 2019/2020 – 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 Operations and Co-Treasurer . 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 Wednesday, March 13th if you are interested in serving on the executive board.

Variety Show – The 2019 Variety Show was a huge success! Thanks to Matt & Jolene Lodding and the Variety Show Committee for all of your hard work. We are extending the Variety Show DVD and Pictures order until Wednesday March 6th so get them in now. Please fill out attached form and bring it to the front office.attached form or pay online using Any questions please email Sara at


Dads’ Night Out – March Madness Challenge – Mark your calendars for March 7th! Dads come out to Alter Brewing Company at 6:30 and enjoy (2) craft beers and some pizza for the price of $25.00. We will be having a March Madness Challenge so bring your cash!  You can pre-pay using or you can pay at the door.
Save the Dates-
TODAY – Chipotle Fundraiser – WESTMONT- 4-8pm
FRIDAY – Fun Lunch – Buona
3/22 – Fun Lunch – Zazzos
3/25-3/29 – Spring Break
4/5 – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
4/6 – Battle of the Bands Kid Show – 6:30-8:30 at the Moose
4/9 – PTA Meeting, 7pm in the Library
4/13 – Trivia Night, 7:30 at the American Legion
4/18 – McDonald’s McTeacher Night – 4-7pm
4/19 – No School – Good Friday
4/27 – Battle of the Bands Adult Show- 7pm-1am at Ballydoyle
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.