5/17/22 Weekly Email


LAST CALL!! PTA Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon – Please join us this Thursday, May 19th at Emmett’s. Doors open at 11:30am / meeting starts at 12:00pm. This is open to ALL parents who have served in ANY volunteer capacity during the course of the year.We will be approving the PTA board slate for next year and other year end business.  All are welcome and the cost is $10.00 per person. Please sign up HERE if you are able to come!

Volunteer Signup – The PTA is beginning to plan our volunteer opportunities for the 2022-23 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:
  • Click this link to view descriptions and signup: 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!  

End of the Year Party – Immediately following Fun Run on Thursday, June 2nd from 3:30-5:30pm. Join us for DJ, pizza, treats and a few other surprises as we wrap up a great school year! Please see FLYER for more details.
  • We need Volunteers!! Please click on this SIGNUP to volunteer for the End of the Year Party!

Field Day – Field Day will be held on Friday, June 3rd. Grades 3-6 will enjoy outdoor games in the morning while K-2nd grade will in the afternoon.

  • We are in need of parent volunteers to help run the Field Day games!! This is always such a fun day for the kids and a great way for parents to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please click on this SIGNUP!

Crossing Guard Collection – If you would like to contribute to the Crossing Guards End of Year Gift please drop off your donation in the box marked “Crossing Guards” in the PD School Office. If you would like your name listed on the cards please make sure to add your name/last name on your envelope. No checks please, as the money is going directly to the crossing guards. Please drop off your contribution at PD anytime from now through Thursday, June 2nd. Thanks so much!


School Supply Kit Ordering – Don’t forget to order your 2022-23 school kits from Bright SchoolKitz via their website at  Review this FLYER for ordering details, pricing, and lists of included & optional items for each grade level.  Please order for your child’s next fall school gradeOrder today through July 20th (NO late orders can be accepted). Please note prices INCREASE after June 6th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Susan Plocher at

Bar Chido Dine Out – Please join us for our LAST dine-out of the school year on Thursday, May 26h, from Noon to 9pm at Bar Chido. Dine-in, or carry out and 15% of your check will go back to our school. See FLYER for more information.

PLAY! at Pierce – We look forward to seeing you this Saturday for our first ever PLAY! at Pierce Golf Outing!  Even if you cannot attend, please support our playground by bidding on some of our amazing auction items, experiences and raffles, including tickets to the Masters, vacation homes, sporting events and more!  Preview items now and share with your family and friends!  The auction will go live Friday 5/20 at 9:00 AM and closes 5/21 at 7:15 PM.  There are a few spots left if you’d like to attend!   

Thank you to all the parents, students, and artists who made Artcot an incredible evening!!! Artcot was fantastic and we would not have been able to experience art, food, and music in Germany, Egypt, France, Sweden, Colombia, and Asia without you! Thank you to Carin Hawkins, Lynn Graham, Teri Dhein, Jana Sutherland, Yan Wang, Elizabeth Moravec, Mimi Modica, Lisa Henrickson, Annie Stahl, Carrie Garman, Kelly Henrikson, Margaret Cho, Natalie Wilson, Mary Beth Muller, Laima Palubinskas, Kristin Kaduk, Elle Larsen, Eva Henrikson and all their families. Many thank yous to all the local businesses and people who donated their time to Artcot: Fresh Thyme, Wasabi, Trader Joe’s, Maggie Cappetini Fine Art, Mrs. Peinado, Claudia Easterwood, Pure Vibe Dance Center & their amazing dancers, and Downtown Downers Starbucks! 

Save the Dates –

5/19 – PD PTA Volunteer Luncheon
5/19 – Kickball Event 
5/21 – PLAY! at Pierce Golf Event 
5/26 – May Dine Out – Bar Chido
5/26 – Orange & Brew Night 
6/1 – School Assembly
6/3 – Field Day
6/2 – Fun Run & Year end party
6/8 – 6th grade breakfast/clap out
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.