Weekly Email 10/30/18


Trivia Night – We are looking for co-chairs/chair to run Trivia Night. The event will be on a Friday/Saturday in February and the date can be set by the co-chairs/chair. The ladies who provided the trivia package for last year’s 80’s trivia night have agreed to share additional packages to be used for this year!  There are 3 options to choose from (College, Game Show or Hollywood).  Already having the content to use the co-chair/chairs responsibilities would include – firming up date/contract with the American Legion, obtaining MC for the event, decorations for event, managing the event, etc.  There is also a Trivia Night committee with 5 members to assist with the process. If interested please reach out to Nicki Blattner at

SLC Shoebox Packing Party – The Shoebox Packing Party IS BACK!!! – Thursday, November 8th, 3:10pm-5:00pm, Pierce Downer Gym. Here is a great way to kick off the holiday season with your family! Operation Christmas Child of Samaritan’s Purse www.samaritanspurse.orgdelivers shoe boxes full of toys/gifts to needy children around the world just in time for Christmas. To register, follow these 2 steps: 1.) Register you and your family here and 2.) Sign up here to choose what you will donate to the party. Contact Jamie Moss at or (630) 445-3534 with any questions.

SLC- Feed My Starving Children – – Monday, November 19, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Aurora. Looking for a family outing during the long Thanksgiving break? Come join us at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. Hand-pack dry nutritionally complete meals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to children around the world. Click on the following link to register (be sure to choose November 19, 2:30-4:30):


SLC – Trick-or-Treating for a Cause (past event) – October 26, 2018. Last Friday we had 9 Pierce Downer students put huge smiles on seniors’ faces while they played bingo with the resident at Lexington Healthcare in Lombard. Click here to view a few pictures from the event. 

SLC Committee – Join our committee! – If you have interest in getting your family to help those in need or have ideas/feedback for us, we want to hear from you! To be a part of the committee, you won’t even have to attend all the meetings (held once every 6 weeks). Most planning is done through emails. Contact Jennie Amidei at if you want to learn more or have any input We would love to hear from you!

All School Assembly – We will have our first school assembly next Monday, 11/5 with Matt Wilhelm, BMX National Champion. Matt Wilhelm’s elementary school assembly program is designed to entertain, educate, and empower. He creatively mixes BMX bike tricks with his own inspiring stories of beating the odds en route to becoming a BMX National Champion. Be sure to ask your kids what they thought! 

Donate Candy for Troops – Dreading all the candy your kids bring home from Halloween? Have no fear!  From November 1st- 7th you can donate your unwanted/extra candy. Simply drop candy in the collection boxes in the front school lobby. The Healthy Kids Committee in collaboration with FedEx is collecting candy to be sent to Operation Gratitude who will send the candy to our troops stationed overseas during the holidays.  
Save the Dates-
THURSDAY-11/7 – Halloween Candy Donation for the Troops
11/13 – PTA Meeting, 7pm
11/9 – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
11/16 – Fun Lunch – Zazzos Pizza
11/19 – 11/23 – Thanksgiving Break – No School
11/26 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
11/30 – Fun Lunch

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.