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12/10/19 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
KOHA – This holiday season, KOHA invites the community to shop local and earn money to support your District 58 schools! Shop and spend at participating KOHA businesses throughout the holidays and the school with the highest number of receipts uploaded wins! KOHA will double the winning school’s combined receipt dollar amount, up to $1,000. Please note that all receipts must be uploaded within 14 days of purchase.  Click here to learn more!
 
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Classes – ACT FAST-Classes fill up quickly. Bricks 4 Kidz® is excited to return to Pierce Downer Elementary! Their after-school enrichment classes provide an exciting atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. A fall session is being offered for grades K-6 beginning Friday, January 17th from 3-4pm. This class is 8 sessions. Click here for more information and registration details.
 
December “Minute of Empathy” – Learn about the families that Sharing Connections serves. Their website www.SharingConnections.org states their clients, “have been previously homeless, unemployed and working poor, veterans, victims of domestic violence, immigrants, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, victims of fire, flood and natural disasters, etc. They have housing, but are faced with the harsh reality that their home is empty or severely under-furnished.” The Vision of Sharing Connections is “Everyone eats at a table and sleeps in a bed.” Their Mission is “Share good things with good people.” Learn more here https://vimeo.com/359383446 and discuss with your family how you can support those less fortunate than us.
 
REMINDERS

City BBQ dine-out – Please come join us in supporting PD at City BBQ (located on the NW corner of Ogden and Main in the strip mall) this Thursday, December 12th. Flyers will be going home with your students or simply click here to present this flyer. 25% of your purchase goes directly back to PD!!

Fun Lunch – As a reminder, second half of the school year fun lunch ordering is now available! Please click here to order and make sure to register each of your children that will be participating.  The school password is PDE257. Lunch orders are DUE by Sunday, December 15th! If you have any questions please email Beth Polito at eapolito@gmail.com.

Pierce Downer End of Year 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 School Office. If you would like your name listed 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 at PD by the end of school day on Wednesday, December 18th.

Stocking Stuffer Packing Party is TODAY – Thank you to all families and teachers who donated gifts for the stockings!! When you arrive, please line up outside the gym doors so participants can check-in before the Sharing Connections presentation.
 

Save the Dates –

Today – SLC Stocking Stuffer Event (after school)
12/12 – City BBQ Dine out
12/13 – Fun Lunch – Jason’s Deli
12/15 – Fun Lunch Orders Due
12/23 – 1/3 – Winter break
 
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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12/3/19 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 

Spirit Wear – Spirit Wear is now available! Flyers went home with your student before thanksgiving break. We have many new items this year and they make great holiday gifts! Please order online here. Orders are due by this Friday, December 6th and will be distributed prior to winter break.

Fun Lunch – Second Half of the school year is now open to place orders!! The PTA offers Fun lunch as an opportunity for parents to pre-order food from different vendors that will be delivered to school and distributed by a group of parent volunteers during the regular lunch times.  This is meant to be something fun for the kids, a day that you don’t have to pack lunches and is completely optional!  Please click here to order, whether you are a new or returning Pierce Downer family and make sure to register each of your children that will be participating.  The school password is PDE257. The website is very user-friendly and will fully explain how to order lunches (includes a nominal processing fee). Lunch orders are DUE by Sunday, December 15th! If you have any questions please email Beth Polito at eapolito@gmail.com.

Fun Lunch dates for Second Half are:
January 10 – Zazzo’s Pizza
January 24 – Mojo’s
January 31 – Zazzo’s Pizza
February 7 – Jason’s Deli Hot Foods
February 21 – Zazzo’s Pizza
March 6 – Great American Bagel
March 13 – Zazzo’s Pizza
April 17 – Culver’s
May 1 – Zazzo’s Pizza
May 8 – Jason’s Deli Sandwich Boxes
May 15 – Zazzo’s Pizza

Pierce Downer End of Year 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 School Office. If you would like your name listed 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 at PD by the end of school day on Wednesday, December 18th.

City BBQ dine-out – Please come join us in supporting PD at City BBQ (located on the NW corner of Ogden and Main in the strip mall) on Thursday, December 12th. Flyers will be going home with your students soon. 25% of your purchase goes directly back to PD!!

 
REMINDERS
 
SLC Stocking Stuffer Packing Party – As a reminder, the SLC is hosting a Stocking Stuffer Packing Party on Tuesday, December 10th from 3:10-4:30 pm in the Pierce Downer gym to benefit Sharing Connections. Please click here to reserve your spot at the packing party and to choose the items you wish to donate. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still participate by donating items from the list you will find on the registration link (above). Please have your children drop off unwrapped items by Monday, Dec. 9th in the boxes near the office, OR you can bring them to the Student Council Movie Night on Friday, December 6th. Questions or would like to help with the event: email Jennie Amidei at jenamidei@gmail.com.  
 
Trivia Night – Registration is still open for Pierce Downer Trivia Night: College Edition, which will be held on February 8, 2020 at the Moose Lodge! Please Register Here today! Contact Veronica Roche at veronica.e.roche@gmail.com or Megan Shoemaker at meganrinaudo@gmail.com with any questions. 
 

Save the Dates –

 

12/6 – Fun Lunch – Zazzo’s
12/6 – Spirit Wear Orders due
12/10 – SLC Stocking Stuffer Event (after school)
12/12 – City BBQ Dine out
12/13 – Fun Lunch – Jason’s Deli
12/15 – Fun Lunch Orders Due
12/23 – 1/3 – Winter break
 
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.