11/11/20 Weekly Email


Pierce Downer Spirit Wear – Spirit wear will be on sale starting this Monday, November 16th. There are several new items as well as everyone’s old favorites this year! All items will be delivered to your homes before our winter break and make great gifts for the holiday season! All orders are due by Wednesday, December 2nd. Please click here to order (starting 11/16/20) and click on this flyer for more information.

SLC  – The Service Learning Committee is pleased to offer another opportunity for PD families to help our neighbors in need! This time, we are partnering with Sharing Connections to gather toys for local children struggling with poverty. If you’d like to learn more about Sharing Connections and the important work they do, please check out this video: This year, Sharing Connections is most in need of toys for kids 5-9 years old. Some ideas for that age group include: Lego sets, ethnically diverse dolls/Barbies, walkie-talkies, remote control toys, sports items, light up dance mat, and action figures. You can find more ideas on their Amazon wish list . Sharing Connections is glad to receive multiples of the same toy, and $25 gift cards to Walmart and Target are welcome as well. The Toy Drive will run from now until November 25th. Please consider how your family can help and drop off your donations on the front porch of the Amidei’s house at 4941 Cornell Ave.  Any questions, please contact Jennie at or Carin at Thank you!


City BBQ Dine Out – Please join us in supporting our school while enjoying some delicious BBQ TOMORROW 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 (11am-8pm) and 20% of your check goes back to PD!  Please see attached flyer for more details!

PTA Meeting & Presentation – The PTA is sponsoring a short Zoom presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kevin Russell, superintendent of DG58, and DG58 BOE members, Tracey Weiner and Emily Hanus, on Monday, November 16th at 7pm after a brief PTA meeting. Dr. Russell is excited to see a lot of our PD parents on this informative night.  The details of the Zoom can be found by clicking here.  Meeting ID: 817 3808 1809. Passcode: 735730. 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! In addition, you can phone in specific orders directly to the store. 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.

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!!

Thank you so much from the SLC for their Coat and Accessory Collection! We have collected 38 coats, 4 snowpants, 13 hats and 6 pairs of gloves that we will be donating to World Relief DuPage/Aurora Thank you for your generosity!!

Thank you to the Healthy Kids Committee and parents who collected and donated Halloween candy to donate to the DG Fish Pantry and St. Joseph Food Pantry. Both food pantries were excited to receive so much candy from us. A special thank you to Nicki Blattner, Veronica Roche, and Megan Shoemaker for collecting, organizing, and dropping candy off at the food pantries. If you have candy you still would like to donate, consider dropping off at the DG Fish Pantry on Mondays between 8:30-10:30am and St .Joseph Food Pantry between 10:30-11:30am on Thursdays! Please click here to see pictures of the donations.

Thank you to all who participated in our Pierce Tavern fundraiser last month!  Because of you, the PD PTA was able to raise $632.00!!

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.