5/19/21 Weekly Email


Field Day Volunteer Signup – Field Day is quickly approaching, and we are in need of some volunteers to help facilitate the activity stations. If you can’t attend Field Day but would still like to contribute, we are also looking for popsicle donations for each session.  Sign up to volunteer or donate popsicles here. The PTA asks that you sign up for Field Day as soon as possible!

Volunteer Signup – The PTA is beginning to plan our volunteer opportunities for the 2021-22 school year and will be using Sign Up to help us organize our volunteer efforts. This information helps us form committees, especially those that need to be up & running in August (i.e.: New Family Welcome, Room Reps, Copy Helpers and Welcome Back Party).  Please sign up for what interests you and also keep in mind that while we are hopeful that all of these events can take place during the next school year, we will be following all District 58 guidelines:

  • Click this link to view descriptions and signup:
  • Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on Sign Up) 
  • Choose your spots – Sign Up will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 
  • Your name/email address will be shared with the committee chair, who will then contact you before the event/task to discuss details. 

We hope that you will sign up for these amazing programs and events that the PTA organizes at PD.  Without volunteers, none of these activities would happen!  Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of our board members, including Nicki Blattner ( and Melissa Poirier (, our current co-presidents.  We would be happy to chat with you about specifics of any volunteer opportunity!


School Kit Orders – Our school supply ordering site for next year is officially LIVE!  The flyer for 2021-22 is attached here.  To order your school kits, please go online to, click on Downers Grove, and select Pierce Downer.  Remember to order for your children’s NEXT year grade!  Please also note that there are some optional items for purchase such as white t-shirts (adult Medium) for Art, and headphones, should you want them.  Kits will be at school in your children’s classrooms for the first day of school in the fall.  Our sale closes June 20, 2021. Please contact Susan Plocher at if you have any questions.

Skuddklebutts Dine-Out – Please join us for our last dine-out of the year on Wednesday, May 26th, from 10a-8p, at Skuddlebutts. Simply mention Pierce Downer fundraiser when ordering and 20% of your check will go back to PD! Also, don’t forget to save your receipt and enter it in your KOHA app!

Year end reimbursement/checks – Have you submitted all of your PTA related expenses for the year? Please complete the check request form here and either email to Veronica Roche at, drop off at the school office or drop off in her mailbox (1308 Warren Ave) as soon as possible.

Save the Dates – 

May 26 – Skuddlebutts Dine Out
May 31 – No School
June 1,2, 3 and 7 – Field Days
June 7 – 6th Grade Breakfast
June 10 – Last Day of 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.