2/18/20 Weekly Email


SLC February Event – A great way to help people experiencing homelessness is to set-up up beds for PADS recipients. Sign up here if you and your children would like to help out on Friday February, 21st OR Tuesday, February 25th!  PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY so we can give volunteer numbers to Pads sites in case our spots don’t fill up – they will need to find other volunteers if we aren’t able to provide them. Any questions email Jennie Amidei at

STEAM – Currently enrolling for Chess Scholars and there is still time to sign up! Chess Scholars is offering classes on Mondays from March 16th – May 18th from 2pm-3pm. (No class on 3/30). No experience necessary; the class is open to all students (K-6). Children will be taught the game and have guided practice time. See attached flyer for more information.  To sign up online, please visit here. You will need to enter the course code PDE3.16.20 to register.  


Sweetheart Dance – Coming up next week….The Sweetheart dance is Feb 27th!  Dance under the moon with your girlfriends and special guys!  Sign up TODAY! Please click here to sign up!  Hope you all can make it!

SLC Empathy – This month, the SLC is focusing on bringing joy to children in hospitals.  Please take a quick moment with your family to visit the link here and create a Valentine’s Day card for a pediatric patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  Each card you make will be printed and given to a child in the hospital to help offer encouragement and brighten their stay.  Thank you for sending a “Handful of Love” to a child in need!

Author Fest – This week, February 19-21st, Pierce Downer PTA is sponsoring Author Fest! Author Fest is designed to help foster students love of reading and writing, possibly promote their love of art as well. Please click here to see flyer. There is also a chance to meet the authors as…..the Downers Grove District 58 PTA Council is hosting a Book Signing/ Meet the Author Event at the Downers Grove Public Library Feb 21st 6:30-8pm.  Students may bring a copy of their book or buy one to be signed. Students can take a photo with their favorite author. All proceeds go back to PTA District Council.

Open PTA Executive Board Positions for 2020/2021 – 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 Social, Secretary 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 at the end of the year.  Please contact by Friday, March 13th if you are interested in serving on the executive board.

Thank you – PTA Event – Be Internet Awesome! Thank you to the many families who joined us at PD for the Be Internet Awesome event on Thursday night. Food was served, prizes were given, and a lot of great conversations about staying safe online were started. We wanted to share the resource that was given to all families in attendance to everyone at Pierce Downer. If you are interested in some conversation starters and activities you can complete with your family on this topic, please click this link for the website and this link for the guide.

Save the Dates –

2/21 – Fun Lunch – Zazzo’s

2/21 – Variety Show Auditions (3:00-5:00) at PD

2/27 – Sweetheart Dance

2/28 – No School DuPage County Institute

3/3 – Variety Show Rehearsal (3:00-5:00) at PD

3/6 – Fun Lunch – Great American Bagel

3/13 – Fun Lunch – Zazzo’s

3/19 – Variety Show Rehearsal (3:15-5:15) at Tivoli

3/20 – Battle of the Bands Kids Show

3/21 – Variety Show (10:00 am) at Tivoli

3/24 – Magic in the Classroom (Scott Green)

4/18 – Battle of the Bands 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.