5/29/18 Weekly Email

Staff Goodbye Party- Please join us TODAY immediately after school in the gym for a going away party for Mrs. Clavenna, Ms. Sawisch, Mrs. O’Brien, Mrs. O’Kelly, Mrs. Kehm and Ms. Kettlehut. Join us for cake and light refreshments and wishing our staff members well.


Check Request and Reimbursement DEADLINE –  All check requests need to be submitted in the Treasurer’s folder in school by JUNE 8th for reimbursement.  That is also the last day the front office is open.  Please get your check requests in! Click here for the check reimbursement form. 

Summer Math Club – Don’t let your student’s math skills fall behind this summer! Please click this link for more information as well as print your sheets.  The first packet for students entering 1st-3rd grades will come home this week. The packets for all grades will also be on the district squirrel site. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Ordway at


Kickbowl – Congrats to The Underdogs for taking the victory at the 3rd annual  Kickbowl Tournament. Thank you all for coming out to play. A special thanks to Carrie Reichert, Nancy Deaton, Sarah Houlihan, Keri Presson, Leah Thulin, Tom Schroder, Chris Thulin, Emmitt Thulin, Gavin Kline, Jackson Neveril, Eric Dominow, Ryan Collins, Randy Vroman, Bob Steiner, Matt Ordway, Kevin Murphy, Brent Gagnon, Patrick Purgatorio, Jerry Kowalski, and Deb Klacko!  Also a shout out to the “Ringers” Mrs. Clavena’s boys Ryan and Drew and her nephews, Nick and Luke! 

Teacher Thank You Notes – The teachers and staff gave the PTA thank you notes for teacher appreciation and the annual gifts.  Click here to view them.

End of Year Party – Don’t miss the End of the Year party THIS THURSDAY, May 31st from 5-8pm on the Pierce Downer playground. We are bringing back a Pierce Downer tradition after a 2 year hiatus. Come and mingle with your friends and let the kids play as we celebrate the end of another school year. A DJ will be mixing tunes and the Skuttlebutts food truck will be there with pizza , drinks and a treat for the kids. Please bring cash with you as Skuttlebutts will be charging for food ($3 slices and $1 drinks). The PTA will be providing kids with a free treat.
2018-2019 PD PTA Volunteer Opportunities – The Pierce Downer PTA is beginning to plan our volunteer opportunities for the 2018-19 school year and will again be using Sign Up to help us organize our volunteer efforts.   This information helps us form committees, especially those that need to be up & running in August (i.e.: New Family Welcome, Room Reps, Copy Helpers and Welcome Back Party).  Please sign up for what interests you. 
  • Click this link to view descriptions and sign up:
  • Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on Sign Up) 
  • Choose your spots – Sign Up will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 
  • Your name/email address will be shared with the committee chair, who will then contact you before the event/task to discuss details. 
  • Note: Sign Up does not share your email address with anyone. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Vroman
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 front office at school.  If you would like your name added 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 by the end of school on Thursday, May 31st. Please contact Kelly Henrikson at

Field Day – Field day is Monday, June 4th. We are still in need of activity chaperones in the afternoon. Click this link to sign up:  Any questions contact Sara Purgatorio at
STEAM Survey – The STEAM Committee is looking for feedback as they plan for next year STEAM activities. Please click here to fill out the survey. 


Save the Dates-

TOMORROW – Spirit Week – Chicago Day
THURSDAY – – Spirit Week – Hat & Wacky Hair Day
THURSDAY- Last Fun Lunch
THURSDAY- End of Year Party at the PD Playground, 5-8pm
FRIDAY – Spirit Week- Beach Day
FRIDAY – 6th Grade Breakfast, 9-11am
6/4 – Field Day
6/5 – 6th grade clapout, right before dismissal
6/5 – Last Day of School (half day), dismissal at 11:40am
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.

Teacher Thank You Notes

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You Note

Anual Gifts Thank You Note