Weekly Email 11/6/18

PTA Meeting & Parent Education – Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00pm in the LRC.  Immediately following the brief meeting, we will have a guest speaker from MAVinS talk about their program. MAVinS partners with schools to provide supplemental services aimed at preventing violence in schools, empowering parents to carry those messages to their homes and ensuring every child sees school as a safe haven and every teacher can focus on teaching without the fear of violence. We will also have Janet Ibe Alikpala speak for a few minutes about the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 and KOHABabysitting will be provided. 
Donate Candy for Troops – TOMORROW is the last day to donate! Dreading all the candy your kids bring home from Halloween? Have no fear! 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.  
SLC Shoebox Packing Party – THIS 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. ALL DONATIONS SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF AT JAMIE MOSS’ HOUSE TODAY! Contact Jamie Moss at or (630) 445-3534 with any questions.
Trivia Night – We are still 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- 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):

Thank you to everyone that participated in the MOD Pizza fundraiser- we raised $287!
Save the Dates-
WEDNESDAY – Last day to donate candy to the troops
FRIDAY – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
11/13 – PTA Meeting & Parent Education, 7pm
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.