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12/2/20 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 
Downtown Dollars – Thank you for supporting the Downtown Dollars fundraiser! We raised $195 for the PTA. Did you miss the deadline but want to purchase Downtown Dollars for holiday shopping and gifts? No problem! Due to popular demand, we will be offering Downtown Dollars sales again. 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.  The fundraiser runs from today, December 2nd through Sunday, December 13th, with delivery by Friday, December 18th.  Order your Downtown Dollars today! Contact Megan Shoemaker at meganrinaudo@gmail.com with any questions.

REMINDERS

Pierce Downer Spirit Wear – Don’t forget to order your Spirit Wear! All orders are due TODAY Wednesday, December 2nd. 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! Please click here to order and click on this flyer for more information.
 
Minted Fundraiser – You can still support our school while buying your holiday greeting cards! Through your purchases of greeting cards, stationary and digital artwork, PD receives 15% back and you receive a 20% discount! Please go to minted.com and enter our fundraising code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at checkout. This offer lasts through December. See flyer for additional information!!
 
SLC  – The Service Learning Committee is pleased to offer an opportunity for PD families to help our neighbors in need this holiday season! We are excited to partner once again with Sharing Connections! We are hosting a Holiday toy Drive for 5-9 year olds struggling with poverty. Some ideas for toys 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. (They are requesting new, unwrapped toys.) 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 Thursday, December 10th. 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 jenamidei@gmail.com or Carin at carinhawkins@yahoo.com. Thank you!
 
PD Yearbook – Even though the Pierce Downer Yearbook won’t be out for months, now is the time to get photos of the children for inclusion in the yearbook. Don’t forget to add your photos to our Google Drive below. As a reminder, we ask that you send any pictures you may have of the students outside of the school or remote learning from your home. The more pictures we collect early and often, the more we have to choose from when the time comes to lay out the yearbook! Please contact our yearbook chair, Karen Mellen, directly with any questions or with photos karenmellen@yahoo.com.
 
If you have photos, please go ahead upload directly to a folder on the Google Shared Drive that was set up for this:
 
PD PTA easy ways to Fundraise – Don’t forget about these optional, but very convenient ways to support the Pierce Downer PTA while you are doing your holiday shopping:
  • Amazon Smile – Go to Smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon credentials, choose and select Pierce Downer as your charity.  A percentage of your eligible purchases will go directly to our school! 
  • KOHA App – KOHA is an easy and free app that helps give back to Pierce Downer each time you shop at many of our local businesses, such as: Cadence, Mojo’s, Another Round, Zazzo’s, Evelyn Jane, Adorn 512, Bangle Boulevard, and many more! Just download the app (search KOHA in your App Store), register your personal information, select Pierce Downer as your school and start shopping!!  It’s as simple as selecting the local business from the approved merchant list, attaching a picture of your receipt and watching the dollars go straight to PD! Click here for more information!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Evereve Style Social. We raised $146.77 for the PTA.

Meeting Minutes – Please find the PTA November General Meeting Minutes here
 
Save the Dates –
 
Dec 14 – Gattos Dine Out
Dec 21 – Jan 4 – No School
 
For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA website. Also please subscribe to the PTA calendar. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.