1/23/18 Weekly Email

PTA Meeting & Presentation -The PTA is sponsoring a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Thiele, superintendent of DG99 and Jill Browning, Communications Director for DG99 on Tuesday, January 30th at 7pm in the PD Library after a brief PTA meeting. Dr. Thiele and Ms. Browning will be giving an overview to the additions and modifications to the facilities at DGN (and DGS – but our presentation will focus on DGN) which have been approved by the DG99 school board. The Downers Grove community will be asked to vote on this issue in March. It the desire of the PTA to inform Pierce Downer parents of what is happening at the high school level because eventually it will effect our children (some sooner than others). Please join us on January 30th for a presentation outlining the proposed changes, what they will cost and how it will effect you.
Sweetheart Dance – The Red Carpet is waiting for you and a your gal! Sign up here for Thursday’s dance from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Pierce Downer! You may also pay at the door! Sign up and Pay here ($20) –

Feed My Starving Children – The Service Learning Committee has organized a volunteer event for Pierce Downer students and their families at Feed My Starving Children. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that helps turn hunger to hope.  Children and adults hand-pack meals specifically designed to reverse malnutrition for starving children around the world.

After you register your name, be sure to click “add members” to add the name of each member of your family that will be attending so that we can get an accurate head count.

For any questions, please contact Anu Fisher at


Variety Show – Please find the link below to “Variety Show Application & Permission Slip” for all audition/rehearsal and sign up information.  The form must be completed for all participants including 6th-grade Emcees and Stage Crew.  

All forms will be completed online this year and only ONE parent leader for each group will complete the Act Information section.  ALL participating students must have the permission slip completed in order to participate.  Completed forms are due no later than Friday, February 9th. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Lodding at or (630) 301-0492.

Variety Show Application & Permission Slip-


  • Wednesday, February 21st– Auditions 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Wednesday, March 7th– Rehearsal – 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • *DATE CHANGE* Friday, March 16th – Dress/Tech Rehearsal (Beginnings/Endings/Bows) – 3:15pm-5:15pm – TIVOLI
  • Saturday, March 17th – Tivoli Show – 10:00 am-12:00pm
Save the Dates-
THURSDAY – Sweetheart Dance, 6:30-8:30pm in the PD Gym
FRIDAY – Half Day
1/30 – PTA Meeting, 7pm in the LRC
2/7 – Parent Teacher Conferences
2/8 – Parent Teacher Conferences
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.