11/16/21 Weekly Email

Fun Lunch – Our next Fun Lunch is Zazzo’s pizza on December 10, 2021! Fun Lunch orders are due Wednesday, December 1st. Please note December 10th is the only date available for purchase at this time. You will need to register on, whether you are a new or returning Pierce Downer family. Click on “register” to create an account with Boonli.  Please make sure to register each of your children that will be participating.  The school password is PDE257. You must go to the shopping cart and pay online to complete the order.  There is a nominal processing fee so that we can offer our lunch program online. If you have any questions regarding Fun Lunch please contact Beth Riley at  Thank you!
Art Awareness – Don’t forget to sign up for Art Awareness and volunteer in your child’s classroom!  Please click HERE to sign up and be sure to read each volunteer spot very carefully. If you have any questions on Art Awareness, please email Jamie Moss at or Jana Sutherland at
SLC Events: Calling all Elves!! Please help families in need through one (or both) of two opportunities:
  • Take Home Jingle: Holiday Stocking Stuffer Event – Sign up to take home a holiday stocking to stuff with toys and goodies for a child in need this Christmas. Stockings will be given out after school Nov 18th and 19th, and need to be returned on Dec 2nd and 3rd.  Please sign up here HERE.  Gift ideas for your stocking can be found here
  • PADS Urgent Needs & Sharing Connections Coat Drive – Contribute to the DuPage PADS Urgent Needs & Sharing Connections Coat Drive to support families in need during this holiday season.  Needed items can be sent to school with your child and dropped in the Christmas decorated bins near the office, or you can drop off items on our collection days Dec 2nd or 3rd after school. DuPage PADS Amazon Wish List here:  Sharing Connections Coat Drive information please click Any questions, please contact Mimi Doll Modica,


Cadence Dine Out THIS THURSDAY- Please join us for our monthly dine-out night this Thursday, November 18th at Cadence Kitchen & Co. from 3-10pm. Dine-in or carry out, simply mention the Pierce Downer fundraiser and 20% of your check will go back to our school! Click here for the flyer.

Minted Holiday Cards – Getting ready to send your holiday cards? Once again this year, Pierce Downer is partnered with Minted! Simply use our unique code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at checkout and we’ll receive 15% of the proceeds from your purchase – you’ll also get 20% OFF your order. It’s that easy! Click here for more information and Shop at

Amazon Smile – Don’t forget when holiday shopping you can also support Pierce Downer while ordering from Amazon Smile! Go to, sign in with your Amazon credentials, choose and select Pierce Downer as your charity.  A percentage of your eligible purchases will go directly to our school! Thank you for your support!

Save the Dates –
11/18 – Cadence Dine Out 
11/19 – Fun Lunch
11/24-11/26 – No School
12/10 – Fun Lunch

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.