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10/21/20 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
DirectorySpot – DirectorySpot has been updated for the 2020-21 school year!  If you joined our PTA, you should have received an email asking you to register for DirectorySpot, so please check your Inbox and Spam folders for that email.  If you have any questions or did not receive the email, please reach out to the PTA at piercedownerpta@gmail.com.

REMINDERS

Reflections – The Reflections program is back for the 2020-2021 school year! Reflections is a National PTA art program where each student is encouraged to submit an entry in one or more of 6 creative categories: Dance, Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This year the National PTA Reflections theme is: ‘I Matter Because…” As many school communities will be learning remotely, National PTA supports and encourages our PTA’s to run their Reflections programs virtually.  National PTA will accept virtual entries and typed signatures on these Student Entry Forms from the State PTA’s. Please access the call to entry flyer here and some general rules and guidelines here. Please note some virtual entries, i.e. visual arts, will require 3 photographs to be sent along with the student entry form (close up and different angles suggested). Fill out the student entry form (link above) and get your submissions in by November 9th! We are navigating through this virtual process for the first time, so your patience is appreciated. Feel free to reach out to PDreflections@yahoo.com and we would be happy to answer any of your questions! 

Minted Fundraiser – Support our school while buying your holiday greeting cards! New this year is a partnership with Minted! Through your purchases of greeting cards, stationary and digital artwork, PD receives 15% back and you receive a 20% discount! Please go to minted.com and enter our fundraising code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at checkout. This offer lasts through December. See flyer for additional information!!

Girls Day Out – Thank you to all who participated in Girls Day Out on September 24th!  Results are in and PD had the BEST attendance amongst all Downers Grove participating schools which means our school receives an extra $250.00 ! Way to go PD!!

Thank you to all who went to Pierce Tavern for our PTA Dine Out Night yesterday.  We truly appreciate your support.  Don’t forget to Scan your receipt to the Koha app!

Thank you to all who purchased Charleston Wrap items, because of you our PTA has raised over $1400.00 so far!

Save the Dates –
Oct 23 – No School
Nov 3 – No School

For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA website. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.

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10/14/20 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 

Reflections – The Reflections program is back for the 2020-2021 school year! Reflections is a National PTA art program where each student is encouraged to submit an entry in one or more of 6 creative categories: Dance, Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This year the National PTA Reflections theme is: ‘I Matter Because…” As many school communities will be learning remotely, National PTA supports and encourages our PTA’s to run their Reflections programs virtually.  National PTA will accept virtual entries and typed signatures on these Student Entry Forms from the State PTA’s. Please access the call to entry flyer here and some general rules and guidelines here. Please note some virtual entries, i.e. visual arts, will require 3 photographs to be sent along with the student entry form (close up and different angles suggested). Fill out the student entry form (link above) and get your submissions in by November 9th! We are navigating through this virtual process for the first time, so your patience is appreciated. Feel free to reach out to PDreflections@yahoo.com and we would be happy to answer any of your questions! 

Pierce Tavern Dine Out – Please help us support PD at this month’s dine-out with Pierce Tavern. When you dine in or carry out on Tuesday, October 20th from 5:00-9:00pm, 10% of your check will go back to our school! Click here for the flyer.

 
REMINDERS
 

New Family/Kindergarten Parents Zoom Meeting, October 15th at 6:00 pm – Don’t forget!! All new families and kindergarten parents: Pierce Downer and the PTA are hosting a Zoom meeting TOMORROW October 15th at 6:00 pm in order to facilitate answering any questions you may have about our wonderful school Pierce Downer.  Our very own principal Leland Wagner will be in attendance, along with a few members of the PTA board.  Please fill out this PTA Zoom Questionnaire to indicate whether or not you will be able to attend and please list any questions you may have on your mind.  The details of the Zoom can be found by clicking here.  Meeting ID: 815 3060 0260. Passcode: 160201. We truly hope to see all of our new family and kindergarten parents there!!

Annual Giving Campaign/PTA Membership – Please don’t forget about the PTA’s annual giving campaign (suggested donation $55 per student) and become a member of our PTA (while getting access to DirectorySpot).  Registration has been extended through this Friday, October 16th, so please sign up today!!!

As a reminder, to become a PTA Member and participate in our Annual Giving Campaign follow these steps:
1.  Click HERE to be linked to our MemberHub store. 
2.  Add your family’s Annual Giving Campaign donation to your cart.
3.  Add your family’s PTA membership selection to your cart.
4.  Checkout!
Please pay for your PTA Membership no later than October 16th, as your previous DirectorySpot app access will expire and the 2020-21 DirectorySpot will be updated by October 19th.  The Pierce Downer PTA is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
 
Minted Fundraiser – Support our school while buying your holiday greeting cards! New this year is a partnership with Minted! Through your purchases of greeting cards, stationary and digital artwork, PD receives 15% back and you receive a 20% discount! Please go to minted.com and enter our fundraising code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at checkout. This offer lasts through December. See flyer for additional information!!

Save the Dates –

Oct 15 – New Family/Kindergarten Zoom 
Oct 16 – No School
Oct 19 – No School
Oct 20 – Pierce Tavern Dine Out
Oct 23 – No School

For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA website. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.