3/10/21 Weekly Email

Carnivore and the Queen Dine Out – Please join us for our monthly dine-out at Carnivore and the Queen! This month, we are having a two day event, so please enjoy some delicious food on Wednesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and/or Thursday, March 18th, from 3-9pm. Simply mention PD Fundraiser when ordering and 10% of your check will go back to PD. View the menu at and see the flyer here.
Carnivore and the Queen is offering indoor dining, take-out and curbside pickup options and will also be offering the following dinner specials for our two day fundraiser:
  • Wednesday 3/17 – St Patrick’s Day: Irish Corned Beef Sandwich and Gourmet Burger special
  • Thursday 3/18: Prime Rib Supper special

Spring Book Fair – We are excited to be partnering with Anderson’s for our annual Spring Book Fair!  The fair is currently live and will be open for ordering through Tuesday, 3/23 – plenty of time to stock up before spring break!  Families can select home delivery (small fee), pickup at our local Anderson’s bookstore, or opt to have your order conveniently delivered to school.  As in years past, all profits will benefit the Pierce Downer school library. In keeping with tradition, there is also the option to purchase and donate a book to your student’s classroom library.  Teacher wish lists will be accessible on the book fair website.  

Check out the instructions below to place your order!  

– Go to

– Search the wonderful selection of available titles

– Click (Add to Cart) for each book you would like to purchase

– Fill in the required fields on the Checkout page, including your School Name and City 

    ** This is how your school earns profits on your purchase! **  

– Please include your Student and Teacher’s names

– Select the pickup or delivery option that works for you. Happy Reading!

PD Scholarships DATE EXTENDED – PD PTA is happy to be able to offer two $1000 scholarships to former Pierce Downer students in good standing who are currently seniors at Downers Grove North High School.  Applications are due no later than Friday March 12th, and should have already been sent to those seniors that are eligible. The applications and eligibility requirements can be found by emailing Jennie Amidei at All applicants will be notified of his/her result. The two recipients of the Pierce Downer Community Scholarships will be announced at the Virtual DGN Awards Night in May 2021. Good Luck!
Art Awareness – Although this year has been quite different, we would like to allow students to participate in Art Awareness, which is an amazing monthly art program that typically takes place in school from HOME!  We have a fun Art Awareness Opportunity for you to try. Even though there is a lot less snow now, please take a look at this art awareness lesson, and consider creating your own artist inspired snowman. Enjoy!
Lunch for PD Teachers/Staff – The PD PTA is providing lunch from Los Dos for the PD teachers and staff during conferences this week as a thank you for all they do for our students.  Thank you!

Save the Dates –

March 11 – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 17 and 18 – Carnivore and the Queen Dine Out
March 29 – April 6 – Spring Break

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.