12/9/20 Weekly Email

Gatto’s Dine Out – Please join us and support PD at this month’s dine out night at Gatto’s. Place your order for take-out from 4-9pm on Monday, December 14. Simply mention the Pierce Downer fundraiser and 20% of your check will go back to the PD PTA. See attached flyer for details. Bonus: Gatto’s will be running their Monday night $6 pasta special during our fundraiser. View the menu at
Crossing Guard Collection – If you would like to contribute to the Crossing Guards Holiday Gift please drop off your donation by the end of school on Wednesday, December 16th to the Muller’s Home (which is on the corner of Grant and Oakwood, kitty corner from PD) at 4501 Oakwood Ave. Please put CASH ONLY in an envelope and write the following on the envelope: (1) Crossing Guard Collection, and (2) Your Family Name. No checks please, as the money is going directly to the crossing guards. 
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 now through Sunday, December 13th, with delivery by Friday, December 18th.  Order your Downtown Dollars today! Contact Megan Shoemaker at with any questions.
Minted Fundraiser – Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Minted fundraiser.  We have collected $772 so far, and there is still time to participate and support our school while you order your holiday greeting cards! Please go to and enter our fundraising code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at checkout. This offer lasts through the entire month of December. See flyer for additional information!!

SLC  – Don’t forget!  The SLC is 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 ends TOMORROW 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 or Carin at Thank you!

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.