1/15/18 Weekly Email

Reflections – In December, PTA Reflections honored all of the students that advanced to the DuPage East District level with an awards ceremony held at Herrick Middle School.  In addition, they announced the student entries that further advanced to the Regional level competition. Pierce Downer has 5 students entering the Regional competition, which is wonderful achievement!

  • Dance:  3rd-5th grade: Emelia Jaikovski
  • Music Composition:  3rd-5th grade: Maddie Fleener
  • Photography: 6th grade: Payton Conway & Dylan Nuttall
  • Visual Arts: K-2nd: Arya Komanduri

Also, we will be displaying some of the projects in the library for the next few weeks. Check out the beautiful artwork that was created.  We are so proud of our Pierce Downer students!!

SLC (Service Learning Committee) – Spend Martin Luther King Junior Day giving back to nature. On the third Monday in January, people across the United States use Dr. Martin Luther King Day as a way to honor his legacy by giving back to the communities they call home. Lyman woods is offering a day of service on January 21st between 10am to 2pm. Activities will include habitat restoration, seed sorting and cleaning, trail and nature center improvements. Both indoor and outdoor work will be available. They will have coffee and snacks, and end the day with campfire and hot coco. There is no set schedule. Families, individuals, or groups are free begin and end their time volunteering when they choose. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent. All volunteers are required to bring a signed waiver with them to the day the event. Click on this link for more information –
PTA Nominating Committee – The PTA is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the nominating committee for next year’s board elections.  We need to elect two general PTA members to this committee, in addition to one current board member.  Individuals on the nominating committee are responsible for reviewing the applications of individuals interested in serving on next year’s PTA Board in the event that we have more than one individual interested in a particular position.  After reviewing the applications, the committee will make a recommendation to the current board with regards to which candidate they feel is the most qualified.  Anyone interested in serving on this committee should submit their names to Mariah Cameron at before Monday, January 21st.  From those interested, we will elect two members to serve on the committee at the January 22nd general PTA meeting.
Sweetheart Dance – The Sweetheart Dance “Boots & Bling” is January 24th from 6:30-8:30pm at PD!  Here’s the link to RSVP – Look for more information in your Daughter’s Tuesday Folder!  Hope all the Gals can make it!
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 and is due by January 22nd.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Lodding at or (630) 301-0492.

Variety Show Application & Permission Slip Link-


  • Tuesday, January 22 Application Form & Permission Slip Due
  • Tuesday, January 29- Auditions 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Tuesday, Febuary 12- Rehearsal – 3:00pm-5:00pm – PD Gym
  • Friday, Febuary 22 – Dress/Tech Rehearsal (Beginnings/Endings/Bows) – 3:15pm-5:15pm – TIVOLI
  • Saturday, Febuary 23 17th – Tivoli Show – 10:00 am-12:00pm

SLC- Feed My Starving Children – Are you looking to give back after the busy holiday season? Join the Service Learning Committee on Tuesday, 1/29/19 from 6:00-7:30pm at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. SLC has reserved 50 spots to pack meals for hungry families worldwide. Parents should pack with their children because FMSC requires a 1 adult to 1 child ratio for K-2nd grade kids and a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children for 3rd-6th grade kids. To sign up use the join link:  Please let Nancy Deaton know if you have any questions.

Save the Dates-
TONIGHT – Parent Teacher Conferences
THURSDAY – Parent Teacher Conferences
FRIDAY – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
1/21 – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/22 – PTA Meeting, 7pm
1/24 – Daddy Daughter Dance
1/25 – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
1/29 – Variety Show Auditions, 3-5pm in the Gym

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.