4/30/19 Weekly Email

PTA Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon – SAVE THE DATE! Please join us at RBK at 12:00pm on May 17th! This is open to ALL parents who have served in ANY volunteer capacity during the course of the year. The PTA can not provide the breadth of programs without the financial support and volunteer support from our community. We will be voting on year end budget spending, approving the PTA board slate for next year and other year end business. All are welcome and the cost is $5.50 per person. Sign-up coming soon!

Kickbowl 2019 – Calling all PD Boys for the annual kickball tournament with your favorite lady!  The date is May 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm and pizza will be served!  Please sign up here by May 10th.

Family Night Show and School Assembly – Please join us for Tim Hannig’s Pro-Kids Family Night Show! Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm at Pierce Downer. The evening show will focus on character building and feature magic, music, comedy, and motivation. Students will have an assembly during the school day and then families are invited to attend the evening show.You won’t want to miss this exciting night for our school family. Click here for a video preview of the PRO-KIDS fun.

Doughnut Day! – Bring your positive MALE role model (Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, etc.) to school for doughnuts, coffee and conversation! Come to the Pierce Downer Gym at 7:40am on Monday, May 13th for 4th – 6th grade students & Monday, May 20th for K – 3rd grade students. Everyone will be dismissed at 8:10am to line up outside with their class. If you have any questions, please email Nicki Blattner at

Panther Pacers– Panthers Pacers is in need of volunteers during lunch recess on Tuesdays and Fridays. Sign up here asap. Please contact Lisa Henrickson at with any questions.
Battle of the Bands – Thanks to all the bands for putting on a great night of music! And thanks everyone that came out to the show!  We raised over $2000 for the PTA!

Teacher Appreciation Week – WE NEED YOUR HELP for Teacher Appreciation Week! Teacher Appreciation is May 6th-10th and we still need volunteers/donations to show our OUTSTANDING PD teachers and staff how much we care!  You can view and sign up to donate food items, time and your talents at Have questions? Contact Vikki Jacknow at

School Supply Kits – Place your student’s school supply kit order now for the 2019/2020 school year.  Order & pay ONLINE ONLY via  For complete ordering information click on 2019 Supply Kit Flyer.  Orders will be accepted through Friday, May 10th.

Fun Run – You MUST BE REGISTERED to participate in the fun run. Shirts will be handed out at the end of the day Wednesday so you can wear your shirt to school on Thursday! We still have limited shirts available. Contact sarahhoulihan@me.comor register day of the race after school at the registration table!  
Save the Dates-
THURSDAY – Fun Run, 3:15pm
5/6 – 5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
5/8 – Open House 5:30-7:30pm
5/9 – VIP Day for 1st and 5th graders 9:30-11:30am
5/9 – Half Day
5/10 – Fun Lunch – Bertos
5/17 – PTA Volunteer Luncheon, 12:00 at RBK
5/22 – Kickbowl, 5:30-8:30pm
5/24 – Fun Lunch- Buona
5/27 – No School – Memorial Day
5/31 – Fun Lunch – Zazzos
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.