10/21/20 Weekly Email

DirectorySpot – DirectorySpot has been updated for the 2020-21 school year!  If you joined our PTA, you should have received an email asking you to register for DirectorySpot, so please check your Inbox and Spam folders for that email.  If you have any questions or did not receive the email, please reach out to the PTA at


Reflections – The Reflections program is back for the 2020-2021 school year! Reflections is a National PTA art program where each student is encouraged to submit an entry in one or more of 6 creative categories: Dance, Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This year the National PTA Reflections theme is: ‘I Matter Because…” As many school communities will be learning remotely, National PTA supports and encourages our PTA’s to run their Reflections programs virtually.  National PTA will accept virtual entries and typed signatures on these Student Entry Forms from the State PTA’s. Please access the call to entry flyer here and some general rules and guidelines here. Please note some virtual entries, i.e. visual arts, will require 3 photographs to be sent along with the student entry form (close up and different angles suggested). Fill out the student entry form (link above) and get your submissions in by November 9th! We are navigating through this virtual process for the first time, so your patience is appreciated. Feel free to reach out to and we would be happy to answer any of your questions! 

Minted Fundraiser – Support our school while buying your holiday greeting cards! New this year is a partnership with Minted! Through your purchases of greeting cards, stationary and digital artwork, PD receives 15% back and you receive a 20% discount! Please go to and enter our fundraising code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at checkout. This offer lasts through December. See flyer for additional information!!

Girls Day Out – Thank you to all who participated in Girls Day Out on September 24th!  Results are in and PD had the BEST attendance amongst all Downers Grove participating schools which means our school receives an extra $250.00 ! Way to go PD!!

Thank you to all who went to Pierce Tavern for our PTA Dine Out Night yesterday.  We truly appreciate your support.  Don’t forget to Scan your receipt to the Koha app!

Thank you to all who purchased Charleston Wrap items, because of you our PTA has raised over $1400.00 so far!

Save the Dates –
Oct 23 – No School
Nov 3 – No School

For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA website. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.