9/8/21 Weekly Email


Charleston Wrap Fundraiser *Updated* – Our annual Gifts and Goods Charleston Wrap sale began yesterday, September 7th! Like last year, the sale will be completely virtual. The sale runs from 9/7-9/21 and any items you order will be delivered to your chosen address before Thanksgiving! With over 2500 items to choose from, including wrapping paper, home goods, jewelry and food items, there is something for everyone on your holiday list! A whopping 30-40% of your purchases go back to Pierce Downer so you can support your school while knocking out your shopping list from the comfort of your home! Please see the attached flyer and click the website link provided to order. 

In addition, complete the three (3) steps below and you’ll receive a FREE ROLL of Charleston Wrap®’s UltraHeavy™ gift wrap when you make a purchase! Here’s how to help and receive your FREE UltraHeavy™ roll of gift wrap:

1) Please visit to register today! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 11468 to register! One registration per family.
2) Send 10 unique and valid shopping email invites to your friends & family using our invite tool at registration.
3) Once you’ve sent 10 emails, a gift card will be emailed to you for your FREE roll of Charleston Wrap®’s UltraHeavy™ gift wrap with the purchase of any item.

Charleston Wrap® will also reward a Gift Card to parents who have rallied others to support the fundraiser! We’ll award these Gift Cards on the last day of our sale (9/21) for Parent Appreciation Day. We will automatically email you a gift card for the highest level achieved!

* Any Parent with 5 supporters will receive a gift card for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more.
* Any Parent with 10 supporters will receive a gift card for $25 off any purchase of $50 or more.
* Any Parent with 20 supporters will receive a gift card for $50 off! Your $50 order is FREE!
*Gift Cards expire in April of next year and cannot be combined with any other offer. Orders may be subject to shipping and tax.

First PTA Meeting – The first PTA meeting and New Family Welcome is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15th at 6:30pm at Pierce Downer, and will be held outside. All PD parents are welcome and we ask that parents bring their own chair (camping chair is great). Please attend this very informative meeting to learn more about the PD PTA and what we do for the school!
PTA Fall Fest – Save the date for some fall fun!! Friday, October 1st from 5:30-8:30pm at Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club on the lawn. Join us for popcorn and a fall movie, pumpkin craft and games! Pizza, drinks and caramel apples will be for sale! Pricing and more details to come! If you are interested in helping plan, contact Jen Meggos or Liz Rossi

Spirit Wear – Spirit Wear is still available! There are several Spirit Wear days throughout the school year celebrating PD! Please follow this link to view the options available and order: The last day to order your spirit wear is Monday, Sept 13 for delivery by October 1.

Save the Dates –

9/9 – Curriculum Night
9/15 – First General PD PTA Meeting 
9/21 – Chipotle Dine-Out
10/1 – Fall Fest at DGSRC
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.