5/31/22 Weekly Email

All School Yearbook – The Pierce Downer 2021-2022 Yearbook can be ordered now! Visit the link below to order your yearbook; cost is $14.50. The books will be delivered in late June or July; keep an eye out for an email or text message to coordinate porch pick-up or delivery. Any questions? Call Karen Corrigan at 773-860-8110 or email at

Please Click HERE to Order!! 

Summer Math Club – In person Summer Math is Back!! We are in need of 4 volunteers to help with the Summer Math Club. You will be at the DG Public Library during your shift and help direct students, hand out prizes, etc.  Please click on this SIGNUP if you can help! This is a very easy and FUN way to help our students continue to learn during the summer months! Any questions, please contact Karen Beechler at


PD FUN RUN 2022 – Fun Run tshirts will be sent home this week- please wear them for the run this Thursday, June 2nd right after school! You must be registered to participate in this one mile fun run/walk. Families are welcome to join.

End of the Year Party – It is hard to believe that the ’21-’22 school year is almost over!  We are excited to have you and the kids join us for the End of Year Party this Thursday, June 2, from 3:30-5:30PM.  We will have a DJ, pizza and some great games for the kids!  Please remember to bring cash for Pizza and a few of the activities.   Please see FLYER for more details.

  • We still need a few Volunteers!! Please click on this SIGNUP to volunteer for the End of the Year Party!

Field Day – Field Day will be held this Friday, June 3rd. Grades 3-6 will enjoy outdoor games in the morning while K-2nd grade will in the afternoon. All volunteer slots are full-thank you! Don’t forget a water bottle and sunscreen!  Please see FLYER for additional information on tshirt colors per grade level.

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!  

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 this 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

Save the date – Back to School Party will be held on August 23 from 5:30-7:30pm.  Please see FLYER for additional information!

Save the Dates –

6/1 – School Assembly
6/2 – Fun Run & Year end party
6/3 – Field Day
6/8 – 6th grade breakfast/clap out
8/23 – Back to School Party
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.