11/8/16 PTA Email

Parent Education & PTA Meeting – TONIGHT – Please join us at 7:00pm in the Gym for our PTA meeting. Following our brief meeting, executive function skills specialist, Lisa Marsicano, will give a one hour parent education presentation.  For more information on the parent education presentation and Lisa Marsicano click here. Babysitting will be provided.

Service Learning – The committee is hard at work putting together monthly service opportunities for Pierce Downer families!  Sign up for Belmont Prairie Clean-up and Wellness House Tour. Stay tuned for details on other upcoming events. Click Service Learning Events Information and Registration to learn more and register.

  • Friday, November 18:  The Wellness House – An invitation to tour the facility which supports, educates and empowers individuals affected by cancer and their families. RSVP by 11/15.
  • Saturday, November 19:  R.E.A.P. (Restore, Education, and Preserve) – Help preserve Belmont Prairie (Cross St and Haddow Ave in Downers Grove) from 8am-10:30am by collecting seeds, restoring trails and removing invasive bush. RSVP by 11/15.
  • December: The West Suburban Community Pantry ( – Food/toy drive for the holidays and opportunity to come to their facility to sort and distribute items to those in need.  Stay tuned for more details!

STEAM Classes-  For more information and to register for any of the classes listed below, click the link on STEAM Class Information and Registration

  • Stage Stars (8 week session for K-6th graders)
    • Pierce Downer Gym and Stage
    • Monday 11/28/16 – 02/13/17
    • Your time to shine, it’s acting time! In Afterschool Stage Stars children will learn theater terms, play games, and act in short skits. Every student will have the opportunity to play at least one lead role per session.
  • Bricks4Kids Engineering (6 week session for K – 2nd graders)
    • Pierce Downer Gym
    • Monday 11/28/16 – 01/30/17 (no class no school 12/19, 12/26, 01/02, and 01/16)
    • Students will explore a variety of brand new STEM related themes and topics! Each week the students will build a different moving model.
  • Bricks4Kidz new Jr. Robotics (6 week session for 3rd – 6th graders)
    • Pierce Downer Gym
    • Monday 11/28/16 – 01/30/17 (no class no school 12/19, 12/26, 01/02, and 01/16)
    • How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do?

Save the Dates-

TONIGHT- PTA Meeting & Parent Education, 7pm in the Gym

THURSDAY- No School- Teacher Inservice Day

FRIDAY- No School- Veterans Day

11/14- Coffee with the Principal, 2:00pm

11/15- Spirit Day: Disney Day

11/15- Coffee with the Principal, 8:30am & 6:30pm

11/16- Parent Teacher Conferences

11/17- Fun Lunch

11/17- Parent Teacher Conferences

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 at District e-fliers.