2/26/19 Weekly Email

Open PTA Executive Board Positions for 2019/2020 – If you have a desire to serve on our PTA Executive Board, please let us know!  The following positions are opening up:  Co-President (this will be filled by a current member on our Executive Board), VP of Fundraising, VP of Operations and Co-Treasurer . We are also always looking for new Chairpersons for many other positions on our PTA. The sign up for chairpersons will be sent out after Spring Break.  Please contact by Wednesday, March 13th if you are interested in serving on the executive board.

Chipotle Fundraiser – Take the night off from making dinner while supporting PD! Next Tuesday, March 5th, Chipotle will give 33% of orders placed between 4pm and 8pm to Pierce Downer!  Simply print this flyer or show it on your phone!

PD All School Yearbooks – LAST DAY TO ORDER! Please click on the link to purchase your 2018/2019 Pierce Downer All School Yearbook for $16.00.  This year we are ordering directly through Jostens website.  If this is a problem or if anyone has any questions – please contact Katie Collins  at Yearbook orders are due today! Click here to: buy a yearbook.

Variety Show – The 2019 Variety Show was a huge success! Thanks to Matt & Jolene Lodding and the Variety Show Committee for all of your hard work. We are extending the Variety Show DVD and Pictures order until Wednesday March 6th so get them in now. Please fill out attached form and bring it to the front office.attached form or pay online using Any questions please email Sara at

Dads’ Night Out – March Madness Challenge – Mark your calendars for March 7th! Dads come out to Alter Brewing Company at 6:30 and enjoy (2) craft beers and some pizza for the price of $25.00. We will be having a March Madness Challenge so bring your cash!  You can pre-pay using or you can pay at the door.

SLC – Purging closets? Tidying up lately? Please bring us your gently used professional clothing! This is the last week for the SLC/Student Council collection for the Warrior Boutique at Willowbrook High School. Any questions, please contact Jennie Amidei at

Save the Dates-
FRIDAY – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
3/5 – Chipotle Fundraiser – 4-8pm
3/8 – Fun Lunch – Buona
3/22 – Fun Lunch – Zazzos
3/25-3/29 – Spring Break
4/5 – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel
4/6 – Battle of the Bands Kid Show – 6:30-8:30 at the Moose
4/9 – PTA Meeting, 7pm in the Library
4/13 – Trivia Night, 7:30 at the American Legion
4/18 – McDonald’s McTeacher Night – 4-7pm
4/19 – No School – Good Friday
4/27 – Battle of the Bands Adult Show- 7pm-1am at Ballydoyle
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.

2/4/18 Weekly Email

City BBQ Fundraiser – Take the night off from making dinner while supporting PD! This Thursday February 7th, City BBQ will give 25% of orders placed between 10:30am and 10pm to Pierce Downer!  Simply print or show this flyer on your phone!

Pierce Tavern Night – RESCHEDULED!- Help Pierce Downer take over Pierce Tavern! The new date for the fundraiser is February 19th from 6-9 pm. Ten percent of all sales go to our PTA!  Dine in or carry out. Click here for the flyer and click here for more information on future PTA food nights. Contact Nicki Blattner at with any questions.

Service Learning Committee – SLC & Student Council are partnering up! Have you been “tidying up” lately? Did you know cleaning out your closets can HELP OTHERS and SAVE THE EARTH! Willowbrook High School in Villa Park houses a “Warrior Boutique” in their school which provides new or gently used clothes for free to high school students in need. Many students who attend this neighboring high school come from low-income households and often times aren’t able to purchase items they need for important events like interviews, attire for a job, graduation ceremony, etc. The Student Council and Service Learning Committee are collecting professional items for men and women – bags, purses, ties, interview shirts and pants, suits, dress shoes, vocational attire, winter and other seasonal coats, and dresses (casual and formal). Not only can “tidying up” be a random act of kindness, but you will be helping the environment by recycling your clothing! Donations can be dropped off in the boxes at school. We will be collecting donations between February 12 and 22. (If you’re helping at a Valentine’s Day classroom party, bring your donations then!)

PTA Meeting– The minutes from our January PTA meeting can be viewed here.

Six Flags Great America “Read to Succeed” Program – Reminder that forms must be turned in to teachers by February 15th.  Any questions, please contact Laima Palubinskas or Nancy Deaton
SAVE THE DATE–  Pierce Downer’s Trivia Night Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm, at the Downer’s Grove American Legion.  More information coming soon, but for now- put it on your calendars!  We are currently looking for auction items!!  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in donating an item (i.e. sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, vacation options, or any other ideas), please contact Veronica Roche, at, or Megan Shoemaker, at  Thank you, in advance, for helping to support our kids!

Save the Dates-
THURSDAY – City BBQ Fundraiser
FRIDAY – Fun Lunch – Culvers
2/12 – Variety Show Rehearsal 3-5pm in the Gym
2/15 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
2/18 – No School – Presidents Day
2/19 – Pierce Tavern Fundraiser, 6-9pm
2/22 – Fun Lunch – Bertos
2/22 – Variety Show Tech Rehearsal – 3:15-5:15 at the Tivoli
2/23 – Variety Show- 10am-12pm at the Tivoli
3/1 – No School – Teacher Inservice Day
3/8 – Fun Lunch – Buona
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.