6/2/21 Weekly Email


All School Yearbook – The Pierce Downer 2020-2021 Yearbook can be ordered now! Visit the link below to order your yearbook; cost is $16. The books will be delivered in late June or July; keep an eye out for an email or text message to coordinate porch pick-up or delivery. Any questions? Call Karen Corrigan at 773-860-8110 or email at

Please Click HERE to Order!! 


Crossing Guard End of Year Collection – If you would like to contribute to the Crossing Guards Year End Gift please drop off your donation by the end of school on Friday, June 4th 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.

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!  

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.

Save the Dates – 

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.