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5/22/18 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION

End of Year Party – Don’t miss the End of the Year party on Thursday, May 31st from 5-8pm on the Pierce Downer playground. We are bringing back a Pierce Downer tradition after a 2 year hiatus. Come and mingle with your friends and let the kids play as we celebrate the end of another school year. A DJ will be mixing tunes and the Skuttlebutts food truck will be there with pizza , drinks and a treat for the kids. Please bring cash with you as Skuttlebutts will be charging for food ($3 slices and $1 drinks). The PTA will be providing kids with a free treat.
 

Teacher Wish Lists – The PTA voted at our general meeting on Friday to pay for the year-end wish lists of 15 individual teachers, plus a request for a Cricut machine, supplies and an annual subscription to Cricut online for the entire staff. The collective total was $8,346 of the money fundraised at Trivia night, Battle of the Bands and the various other smaller fundraisers. Thank you to EVERY FAMILY who has contributed to the PTA this year, as you have made these wishes come true! Gifts teachers requested include: pencil sharpeners, clipboards, new kindergarten chairs, staplers, magnetic white boards in the 1st grade break out rooms, new intervention curriculum for K-3, benchmark assessment kit, a new field day parachute, agility training kit, hokki stools, LRC display shelving, idea paint, wobble stools, book bins, new 1st grade area rug, plastic storage, bins for art, ball chairs, pod seats and ‘sculpture in a box’ kits. So many amazing gifts – thank you PD!

 
PTA Meeting Minutes – The meeting minutes from last week’s PTA Meeting can be viewed here.


Staff Goodbye Party– Please join us on Monday, June 1st immediately after school in the gym for a going away party for Mrs. Clavenna, Ms. Sawisch, Mrs. O’Brien, Mrs. Kehm and Ms. Kettlehut. Join us for cake and light refreshments and wishing our staff members well.

 
Crossing Guard Collection – If you would like contribute to the Crossing Guards End of Year Gift please drop off your donation in the box marked “Crossing Guards” in the front office at school.
If you would like your name added on the cards please make sure to add your name on your envelope.  No checks please, as the money is going directly to the crossing guards. Please drop off your contribution by the end of school on Thursday, May 31st. Please contact Kelly Henrikson at kel624@gmail.com.

 

STEAM Survey – The STEAM Committee is looking for feedback as they plan for next year STEAM activities. Please click here to fill out the survey. 

 
Reading Games – The 2019 Reading Games will be hosted at O’Neill Middle school on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Just like this year, we will include all interested teams. Team registration is currently set for any time between Monday, October 8th at 10am, through Sunday, October 14th at 9pm. Updates will be posted throughout the summer at our website, https://www.readinggamesdg58.com/. We look forward to seeing everyone next year! May the books be in your favor!

REMINDERS
School Supply Kits – DEADLINE EXTENDED – 

Orders need to be placed by THIS THURSDAY, May 24th, for 

your student’s school supply kit for the 2018/2019 school year.  Order & pay ONLINE ONLY via www.carlsonschoolkits.com.  For complete ordering information click on  2018 Supply Kit Flyer .  

Field Day – Field day is Monday, June 4th. We are still in need of activity chaperones and face painters in the afternoon. Click this link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/DOaeljO Any questions contact Sara Purgatorio at sarapurgatorio1@gmail.com

Thank you to Teri Bonk and Joanna Matthies for organizing Teacher Appreciation Week! We also want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all who helped to make Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 the best that it could be!  Thank you to all who donated time, tasty baked goods, pretty paper products, beautiful center pieces, supplies, generous gift cards and so much more to make the week so special! The teachers and staff from Pierce Downer definitely felt very appreciated! If you donated a baked good item on a plate or platter and did not stop in the lounge at the end of the day to pick it up, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you again to all who so generously donated to make Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 so wonderful!

Save the Dates-
TOMORROW – Kickbowl, 6:00-8:30pm
5/28 – No School- Memorial Day
5/29 – Spirit Week – USA Day
5/30 – Spirit Week – Chicago Day
5/31 – Spirit Week – Hat & Wacky Hair Day
5/31- Last Fun Lunch
5/31- End of Year Party at the PD Playground, 5-8pm
6/1 – Spirit Week- Beach Day
6/1 – 6th Grade Breakfast, 9-11am
6/4 – Field Day
6/5 – 6th grade clapout, right before dismissal
6/5 – Last Day of School (half day), dismissal at 11:40am
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.
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5/15/18 Weekly Email

PTA Volunteer Luncheon –  TODAY is the LAST DAY to RSVP! Please RSVP here! The Luncheon is at RBK at 12:30 this Friday, May 18th! All are welcome!

 
REMINDERS
School Supply Kits – 

Orders need to be placed by THIS FRIDAY, May 18th, for 

your student’s school supply kit for the 2018/2019 school year.  Order & pay ONLINE ONLY via www.carlsonschoolkits.com.  For complete ordering information click on  2018 Supply Kit Flyer .  

Trivia Night Teacher Experience Winners – Money for the teacher experiences is due TOMORROW! Please contact Lora Dominow if you have any questions!

 
Field Day – Field day is Monday, June 4th. This is a fun filled day for the kids, but can not happen without the help of volunteers.  Please consider volunteering as a game chaperone or a face painter.  We look forward to another wonderful field day! Click this link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/DOaeljO.  Any questions contact Sara Purgatorio at sarapurgatorio1@gmail.com
 
Kickbowl 2018 – Calling all PD Boys for the annual kickball tournament with your favorite lady!  The date is May 23rd from 6-8:30pm and pizza will be served! Print the attached form, send it to the office with money and then we will be in touch with your team!
Panther Pacers- Panthers Pacers is in need of volunteers during lunch recess 11:30am-12:30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays in May. Sign up here asap. Please contact Ziba Irvin at zibascott@sbcglobal.net or Kelly Henrikson at kel624@gmail.com with any questions.
Save the Dates-
WEDNESDAY – Fancy/Going to work Day
THURSDAY – Fun Lunch
FRIDAY – PTA Luncheon at RBK, 12:30pm
5/23 – Kickbowl, 6:00-8:30pm
5/28 – No School- Memorial Day
5/29 – Spirit Week – USA Day
5/30 – Spirit Week – Chicago Day
5/31 – Spirit Week – Hat & Wacky Hair Day
5/31- Last Fun Lunch
5/31- End of Year Party at the PD Playground, 6-8pm
6/1 – Spirit Week- Beach Day
6/4 – Field Day
6/5 – Last Day of School (half day)
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.