11/4/20 Weekly Email


PTA Meeting & Presentation – The PTA is sponsoring a short presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kevin Russell, superintendent of DG58 and a few additional BOE members on Monday, November 16th at 7pm after a brief PTA meeting. Dr. Russell is excited to meet a lot of our PD parents on this informative night. More specific details on this meeting to come soon, but please calendar the date!

Evereve Style Social – Join us for a Style Social at Evereve in Burr Ridge on Thursday, November 19th from 10am-8pm!  15% of total sales will be donated to the Pierce Downer PTA.  See the attached flyer for more information, and make sure to RSVP to Megan Shoemaker at  Please note that all in-store purchases that day will be able to be returned by exchange only. We hope to see you there!  If you’re unable to attend but would still like to take part in the event, Evereve is offering a “Dressing Room To Go” service. Call the store 2-3 days before the party and order a bag for pick up. Their stylists will pull together 10-15 items that you can pick up and return within 48 hours. You only pay for what you keep, and 15% of your purchase goes towards the PTA.  Don’t forget to mention that you’re shopping for the Pierce Downer PTA Fundraiser when you call!    

Downtown Dollars Fundraiser – Need a teacher gift, stocking stuffer, or creative way to thank a coach or colleague? Support local businesses and the Pierce Downer PTA this holiday season with Downtown Dollars!  Downtown Dollars are gift certificates that can be used at participating local shops and restaurants. They have no expiration date, and the PTA receives a portion of all Downtown Dollars purchased. Commit to helping local businesses this holiday season with Downtown Dollars.  Our Downtown Dollars Fundraiser runs from TODAY, November 4th – 20th with delivery the weekend of November 20th – 22nd.  Order your Downtown Dollars today by clicking here! Contact Megan Shoemaker at with any questions.
City BBQ Dine Out – Please join us in supporting our school while enjoying some delicious BBQ on Thursday, November 12th at City BBQ (located at the NW corner of Ogden and Main).  Order online, take-out, curbside pick-up, or through the City BBQ app. This is an all day event and 20% of your check goes back to PD!  Please see attached flyer for more details!


SLC  – The Service Learning Committee is back for 2020-2021 and is committed to helping out our community and we need your help! We are partnering with World Relief DuPage/Aurora to collect coats, gloves, hats and scarves, new or gently used in sizes ranging from 2T – Adult Large, female and male.  World Relief DuPage/Aurora has welcomed refugees and immigrants since 1979. They offer holistic services designed to promote local integration so that refugees and immigrants root and flourish in supportive communities.  The Coat and accessory collection will run until Monday next week (November 9th) with two drop off locations at the front doors of Amidei’s house or Garman’s house, in designated boxes.  Any questions please contact Jennie at or Carrie at

Healthy Kids Committee Halloween Candy Donation – Remember, we are collecting Halloween Candy to donate to St Joseph Pantry and the DG Fish Pantry through this Friday, November 6th. This year, we cannot collect any candy at school, but please drop off your extra candy in boxes left out at one of the following families porches:

  • Megan Shoemaker 
  • Nicki Blattner 
  • Veronica Roche 

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!!

Save the Dates –
Nov 12 – City BBQ Dine Out
Nov 16 – PD PTA General Meeting
Nov 19 –  Evereve Style Social
Nov 25-27 – 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.