11/12/19 Weekly Email

PTA Meeting & Presentation TONIGHT – The PTA is sponsoring a short presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kevin Russell, superintendent of DG58 TONIGHT at 7pm in the PD Library after a brief PTA meeting. Dr. Russell is excited to meet a lot of our PD parents!  Please note after Dr. Russell’s presentation, we will be voting on a few items that will impact the PTA budget.  The school has approached the PTA to purchase a new laminating machine to replace the old laminating machine from 2002.  The cost of the machine is $1,039.00.  Secondly, we will be voting to increase the teacher/staff supplies allowance from $75.00 to $150.00. Please plan on attending this informative meeting!  Babysitting will be provided.
Trivia Night – Registration is now open for Pierce Downer Trivia Night: College Edition, which will be held on February 8, 2020 at the Moose Lodge! Register your team of ten, or register as an individual, and we can help you form a team.  Advance pizza orders from Aurelio’s will be available. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best table decorations, trivia knowledge, and more. Don’t miss this amazing and entertaining evening that directly benefits your kids! Please contact Veronica Roche at or Megan Shoemaker at with any questions and Register Here today!

Service Learning Committee’s (SLC) “Minute of Empathy” – This year, the Service Learning Committee is launching a monthly “Minute of Empathy” that ties into our Pierce Downer Value of Being Empathetic.  Through these “minutes”, we are aiming to foster empathy and generate awareness for various causes and needs. The links we share will allow you to sit with your family at dinner, before bed, or while waiting for a carpool ride to show up, and take a minute (or several minutes!) to check out these resources together. The more awareness we have, the more empathetic we can be! Please see attached flyer for more information on November’s Minute of Empathy here


Thank you to everyone who came out for our Evereve Fundraiser and who participated in the Mojo’s Fundraiser last week, because of you, we raised $812 (Evereve) and $261 (Mojo’s) for the PTA!!

Save the Dates –

Tonight, 11/12 – Dr. Russell at PTA meeting 7:00pm
11/15 – Fun Lunch
11/25-11/29 – Thanksgiving Break
12/2 – Teacher Inservice Day No School
12/10 – SLC Stocking Stuffer Event (after school)
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.