1/21/20 Weekly Email


Joint SLC/Student Council Event  – Yesterday, twenty one Pierce Downer students and their parents/grandparents brightened the day of many residents at Lexington Healthcare Center in Lombard. At this SLC event, students interviewed the residents, played human bingo, and made a valentine’s door decoration with the seniors. A HUGE thank you goes out to Hannah Wells and Beatrix Hawkins, Student Council Members, who partnered with SLC and planned all the activities and details of the visit! The residents were beyond excited to hear and see the performances from members of our very own PD family. Sajan Komanduri, Beatrix Hawkins and Meredith Hawkins all played piano pieces. Briley Steffes played guitar and sang several songs, one of which was an original. Addelynn Amidei and Annie Scholz Irish danced. Thank you ALL for helping make this event a success!! The kindness and excitement that filled the room at Lexington was cherished by many!! Pictures of this event can be found here.  Stayed tuned for our February Cancer Care Event….details coming soon!


Trivia Night – Trivia Night College Edition is almost here! Don’t miss out on being a part of the best night of the year on February 8th at the Moose Lodge, it’s for the kids!   Please Register Here and contact Veronica Roche at or Megan Shoemaker at with any questions. Registration deadline is coming up, February 1, 2020!

FREE PTA Event – Be Internet Awesome! – Please save the date for Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in the Pierce Downer gym to listen to an extremely informative presentation regarding Safety on the Internet given by our own PD staff and PTA.  Pierce Downer was able to schedule this event through a PTA Grant, so it is completely free to the community.  Best of all, because of this grant, food will be provided, prizes will be handed out, and each family will get to take home a series of guidelines to help us all navigate through internet safety better.  Please use this Google form to RSVP. Questions? Contact Mrs. Collins at school.

Variety Show – The 2020 Talent Show will be on Saturday March 21st.  Please Register Here for all audition/rehearsal and sign up information.  This form must be completed for all participants, including 6th grade Emcees and Stage Crew, and is due by January 27th.  If you have any questions, please contact Beth Riley at or Melissa Poirier at


  • Friday, February 21st         Auditions – 3:00-5:00  – Pierce Downer Gym
  • Tuesday, March 3rd           Rehearsal –  3:00-5:00 – Pierce Downer Gym
  • Thursday, March 19th       Dress/Tech Rehearsal – 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm – Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, March 21st        Variety Show – 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. – Tivoli Theatre

Save the Dates –

1/24 – Fun Lunch – Mojo’s
1/28, 1/30 – Parent Teacher Conferences
1/31 – Fun Lunch – Zazzo’s
2/8 – Trivia Night
2/13 – PTA Event on Internet Safety
2/27 – Sweetheart Dance
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.