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11/12/19 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
PTA Meeting & Presentation TONIGHT – The PTA is sponsoring a short presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kevin Russell, superintendent of DG58 TONIGHT at 7pm in the PD Library after a brief PTA meeting. Dr. Russell is excited to meet a lot of our PD parents!  Please note after Dr. Russell’s presentation, we will be voting on a few items that will impact the PTA budget.  The school has approached the PTA to purchase a new laminating machine to replace the old laminating machine from 2002.  The cost of the machine is $1,039.00.  Secondly, we will be voting to increase the teacher/staff supplies allowance from $75.00 to $150.00. Please plan on attending this informative meeting!  Babysitting will be provided.
 
Trivia Night – Registration is now open for Pierce Downer Trivia Night: College Edition, which will be held on February 8, 2020 at the Moose Lodge! Register your team of ten, or register as an individual, and we can help you form a team.  Advance pizza orders from Aurelio’s will be available. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best table decorations, trivia knowledge, and more. Don’t miss this amazing and entertaining evening that directly benefits your kids! Please contact Veronica Roche at veronica.e.roche@gmail.com or Megan Shoemaker at meganrinaudo@gmail.com with any questions and Register Here today!
 

Service Learning Committee’s (SLC) “Minute of Empathy” – This year, the Service Learning Committee is launching a monthly “Minute of Empathy” that ties into our Pierce Downer Value of Being Empathetic.  Through these “minutes”, we are aiming to foster empathy and generate awareness for various causes and needs. The links we share will allow you to sit with your family at dinner, before bed, or while waiting for a carpool ride to show up, and take a minute (or several minutes!) to check out these resources together. The more awareness we have, the more empathetic we can be! Please see attached flyer for more information on November’s Minute of Empathy here

REMINDERS

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Evereve Fundraiser and who participated in the Mojo’s Fundraiser last week, because of you, we raised $812 (Evereve) and $261 (Mojo’s) for the PTA!!

Save the Dates –

Tonight, 11/12 – Dr. Russell at PTA meeting 7:00pm
11/15 – Fun Lunch
11/25-11/29 – Thanksgiving Break
12/2 – Teacher Inservice Day No School
12/10 – SLC Stocking Stuffer Event (after school)
 
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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11/5/19 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
Evereve Night Out – Reminder to please come join us TONIGHT from 6pm-9pm at Evereve in Burr Ridge for wine, snacks and shopping. 15% of the sales will go back to Pierce Downer school.  If you can’t make the event you can also call in your clothing order to the store at 630-995-3529 and tell them it’s for Pierce Downer School. Thanks for supporting PD! See flyer here.

Mojo’s East Coast Eats fundraiser– Come enjoy lunch or dinner tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6th all day from 10:30a to 8:00p. Mojo’s will donate 10% of the day’s total sales directly back to Pierce Downer! Mojo’s is located at 2758 Maple Ave in the strip mall at the NE corner of Maple and Walnut.

Trivia Night – Pierce Downer Trivia Night registration opens this Friday, November 8th!  Trivia night will be held on February 8, 2020 at the Moose Lodge.  Enjoy this amazing and entertaining evening that directly benefits your kids! More information on registration to come.

PTA Meeting & Presentation – The PTA is sponsoring a short presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kevin Russell, superintendent of DG58 on Tuesday, November 12th at 7pm in the PD Library after a brief PTA meeting. Dr. Russell is excited to meet a lot of our PD parents!  Please note after Dr. Russell’s presentation, we will be voting on a few items that will impact the PTA budget.  The school has approached the PTA to purchase a new laminating machine to replace the old laminating machine from 2002.  The cost of the machine is $1,039.00  Secondly, we will be voting to increase the teacher/staff supplies allowance from $75.00 to $150.00. Please plan on attending this informative meeting!  Babysitting will be provided.
 
REMINDERS
 
Donate Candy for Troops – Reminder that through November 8th you can donate your unwanted/extra candy. Simply drop candy in the collection boxes in the front school lobby. The Healthy Kids Committee in collaboration with FedEx is collecting candy to be sent to Operation Gratitude who will send the candy to our troops stationed overseas during the holidays.  
 
Battle of the Bands– Last chance to sign up to play in a band for Battle of the Bands this year!  We need you to make this amazing event successful!  Please sign up to be in a band by November 8th by clicking here. Questions, please contact Mariah Cameron at mariah_cameron@hotmail.com or Allison Heverin at theheverins@gmail.com.

Save the Dates –

Tonight, 11/5 – Evereve Night Out 6:00pm
11/6 – Mojo’s East Coast Eats Fundraiser
11/12 – Dr. Russell at PTA meeting 7:00pm
11/15 – Fun Lunch
11/25-11/29 – Thanksgiving Break
12/2 – Teacher Inservice Day No School
 
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.