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2/4/18 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
City BBQ Fundraiser – Take the night off from making dinner while supporting PD! This Thursday February 7th, City BBQ will give 25% of orders placed between 10:30am and 10pm to Pierce Downer!  Simply print or show this flyer on your phone!

 
Pierce Tavern Night – RESCHEDULED!- Help Pierce Downer take over Pierce Tavern! The new date for the fundraiser is February 19th from 6-9 pm. Ten percent of all sales go to our PTA!  Dine in or carry out. Click here for the flyer and click here for more information on future PTA food nights. Contact Nicki Blattner at pattonnicki@hotmail.com with any questions.
 

Service Learning Committee – SLC & Student Council are partnering up! Have you been “tidying up” lately? Did you know cleaning out your closets can HELP OTHERS and SAVE THE EARTH! Willowbrook High School in Villa Park houses a “Warrior Boutique” in their school which provides new or gently used clothes for free to high school students in need. Many students who attend this neighboring high school come from low-income households and often times aren’t able to purchase items they need for important events like interviews, attire for a job, graduation ceremony, etc. The Student Council and Service Learning Committee are collecting professional items for men and women – bags, purses, ties, interview shirts and pants, suits, dress shoes, vocational attire, winter and other seasonal coats, and dresses (casual and formal). Not only can “tidying up” be a random act of kindness, but you will be helping the environment by recycling your clothing! Donations can be dropped off in the boxes at school. We will be collecting donations between February 12 and 22. (If you’re helping at a Valentine’s Day classroom party, bring your donations then!)

 
PTA Meeting– The minutes from our January PTA meeting can be viewed here.



REMINDERS
 
Six Flags Great America “Read to Succeed” Program – Reminder that forms must be turned in to teachers by February 15th.  Any questions, please contact Laima Palubinskas laimapal@yahoo.com or Nancy Deaton nadeaton@gmail.com.
 
SAVE THE DATE–  Pierce Downer’s Trivia Night Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm, at the Downer’s Grove American Legion.  More information coming soon, but for now- put it on your calendars!  We are currently looking for auction items!!  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in donating an item (i.e. sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, vacation options, or any other ideas), please contact Veronica Roche, at veronica.e.roche@gmail.com, or Megan Shoemaker, at meganrinaudo@gmail.com.  Thank you, in advance, for helping to support our kids!


 
Save the Dates-
 
THURSDAY – City BBQ Fundraiser
FRIDAY – 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
2/19 – Pierce Tavern Fundraiser, 6-9pm
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.
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1/22/18 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
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.
REMINDERS
 
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 –  https://fs22.formsite.com/dgforms/xry7aqtkzu/index.html. 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 – https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=2WNE6V
 
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 MattLodding@johngreeneRealtor.com or (630) 301-0492.

Variety Show Application & Permission Slip Link- https://goo.gl/forms/zaR7uYItsy2Tuzzq1

AUDITION AND PERFORMANCE DATE INFORMATION-

  • 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.