4/26/22 Weekly Email

Battle of the Bands Adult Show THIS SATURDAY – Get the chance for the BEST seats in the house THIS SATURDAY, April 30th for Battle of the Bands!! Two tables of 4 in front of the stage will be raffled off. Raffle tickets are available on Member Hub. Two winners will be notified this Friday! Click Raffle Tickets to buy! Please join us at Ballydoyle for an evening of entertainment by our Pierce Downer Parent Bands! Doors open at 6PM. There is a $10 suggested donation/cover charge at the door. Click HERE for the lineup for the show.

Teacher Experience Raffle – Would your child like a special pizza lunch with their teacher, a tie-dye party with Mr. Wagner or an origami lesson with Ms. Pienado?  The popular tradition of teacher experiences is returning this spring! These special activities created by our amazing teachers will be sure to be memorable experiences for your child.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards a wishlist item(s) for PD teachers. Teacher experience raffle tickets will be available for purchase on Memberhub beginning this Friday May 29th at 12pm through Friday May 6th at 12pm. Raffle tickets are $10 for 10 entries. Winners will be notified via email on Sunday May 8th. Preview the full list of experiences HERE. A link to purchase the experiences will be emailed this Friday.


Scholastic Book Fair – Don’t forget! We will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Open House this Thursday (4/28). The fair will be held in the gym from 6-8pm. Come peruse a great selection of books and support the PD library! Can’t make it in person? Shop online through PD’s unique link HERE.

ARTCOT – Please join us on Friday, May 13th from 6:30-8:30pm for a fun FREE PTA sponsored family event where you can create Dala Horses, midsummer crowns, sculpture scarab beetles, make Egyptian cartouches, paint on an all school mural, paint rocks for our kindness path in the monarch way station, learn Chinese calligraphy writing, create origami, use chopsticks, graffiti art, AND SO MUCH MORE…please bring an old shirt for screen printing…Get your passport stamped for a prize. Be sure to pack your bags as we’ll take you on an adventure you’re not going to forget. Check out this ARTCOT Flyer for more information on all the places we’ll go! *If you are interested in volunteering, please email Carrie Garman at

You’re PAWsome Signs – Our yard signs are a perfect way to show your PD spirit and support our school at the same time! Great for birthdays, or just to surprise your PD Panther! For only $25, your chosen address will get 5 yard signs installed in the front lawn for 1 full day, by a member of our You’re PAWsome team. Please reserve and pay for your day(s) HERE.

We need your input – PLAY! at Pierce – On May 2nd, please visit our website to take the community input survey – and weigh in on what the ideal playground will look like for all of us.  Your opinion matters!

  • Almost Sold Out! FORE the Kids Golf Outing– Saturday, May 21st * Village Greens, Woodridge * Shotgun Start 1 PM * Happy Hour 3 PM * Dinner and Drinks 5:30 PM.  Tickets can be purchased on our website.  Evening will include a silent auction, open bar and BBQ dinner, raffle prizes and lots of fun!  Even if you cannot attend that day, the Silent Auction/Raffle will be accessible online so chances to bid and win can still happen!  Fabulous prizes include – tickets to the 2023 Masters, Ski weekends in Michigan, a signed Ayo Dosunmu jersey and much more!

Thank you to everyone who made Earth Week so much fun. Thank you to every student who participated.Thank you to the Healthy Kids Committee Members, Teachers, and Mr. Wagner for a fantastic Earth Week! Don’t forget we are still collecting bread tags for SCARCE through June!

Save the Dates –

4/27 – School Assembly
4/28 – Book Fair at Open House
4/30 – Battle of the Bands
5/2-5/6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
5/13 – Artcot
5/19 – Kickball Event (more information to come)
5/21 – PLAY! at Pierce Golf Event 
5/26 – Orange & Brew Night (more information to come)
6/1 – School Assembly
6/2 – Fun Run & Year end party
6/8 – 6th grade breakfast
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.