9/14/21 Weekly Email


Annual Giving Campaign and PTA Membership – Your Pierce Downer PTA has been hard at work!  What we worry about the most at this time is “are we going to raise enough money to support all of our PTA sponsored programs this year?”  We sure hope so!  That’s why we are again launching our Annual Giving Campaign! This year it will cost the PTA $75/per student to fund all of our current programs, which is a decrease/per student in what we have been requesting from families in years past. We are thrilled to be having social fundraisers this year for our students and their families to enjoy, including the Welcome Back Party and the upcoming Fall Fest!  There are also MANY programs that need to be funded by the PTA (e.g., high tech/high touch, staff supplies, Senior Scholarships, accelerated reader, to name a few). We are asking parents to please donate what suits your family.  We hope to have 100% participation this year.  

We also encourage everyone to become an active member of our PTA! By joining, you’ll have voting rights on decisions that affect our school. 

  • A Single PTA Membership costs $15 and gives you one login for our Directory Spot App.
  • A Family Membership costs $20 and gives you access to the Directory Spot App for the entire family. 
  • Directory Spot provides easy access on the go for phone numbers and emails for other Pierce Downer families.  

To become a PTA Member and participate in our Annual Giving Campaign follow these steps (see this flyer for additional info):

1.  Click HERE to be linked to our MemberHub store. 
2.  Add your family’s Annual Giving Campaign donation to your cart.
3.  Add your family’s PTA membership selection to your cart.
4.  Checkout!

Please pay for your PTA Membership no later than October 1st, as your previous DirectorySpot app access will expire and the 2021-22 DirectorySpot will be updated by mid October.  The Pierce Downer PTA is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

PTA Fall Fest – Round up your family and join us Friday, October 1st from 5:30-8:30pm at Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club on the lawn for a FALL FEST FUNDRAISER!! Family admission is $30 and includes Tivoli popcorn, a movie on the big screen, pumpkin craft, glow sticks, fall games and live music! Zazzo’s pizza ($4 a slice), drinks ($1) and caramel apples ($2) will be for sale! To purchase admission, please scan the QR code found on the flyer or go to

Our fundraising efforts will go toward our academic budget for everything from school assemblies to Accelerated Reader!

We do need some volunteer help to make the night a big success! Please consider filling a spot on the Sign Up Genius. Any questions, please contact Jen Meggos or Liz Rossi

Chipotle Dine Out – Please join us for our first monthly dine-out of the school year on Tuesday, September 21st from 5-9pm, at Chipotle (SE corner of Ogden and Saratoga), and 33% of your check will go back to our school! Please be sure to enter the promo code NYNGDZG if ordering online or through the Chipotle app. Please see flyer for more info.

First PTA Meeting – The first PTA meeting and New Family Welcome is TOMORROW, 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!
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser – Our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser sale is still live! With over 2500 great gift ideas, there’s something for everyone on your holiday list. Please see the attached flyer and click the website link provided to order (, ORG ID: 11468).

*Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming Holiday Wreath sale…coming soon.

Save the Dates –
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.