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9/14/21 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION

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 https://piercedowner.memberhub.com/store.

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 jemeggos@gmail.com or Liz Rossi elizabethdrossi@gmail.com.

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.

REMINDERS
 
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 (registercw.com, 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.
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9/8/21 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser *Updated* – Our annual Gifts and Goods Charleston Wrap sale began yesterday, September 7th! Like last year, the sale will be completely virtual. The sale runs from 9/7-9/21 and any items you order will be delivered to your chosen address before Thanksgiving! With over 2500 items to choose from, including wrapping paper, home goods, jewelry and food items, there is something for everyone on your holiday list! A whopping 30-40% of your purchases go back to Pierce Downer so you can support your school while knocking out your shopping list from the comfort of your home! Please see the attached flyer and click the website link provided to order. 

In addition, complete the three (3) steps below and you’ll receive a FREE ROLL of Charleston Wrap®’s UltraHeavy™ gift wrap when you make a purchase! Here’s how to help and receive your FREE UltraHeavy™ roll of gift wrap:

1) Please visit registercw.com to register today! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 11468 to register! One registration per family.
2) Send 10 unique and valid shopping email invites to your friends & family using our invite tool at registration.
3) Once you’ve sent 10 emails, a gift card will be emailed to you for your FREE roll of Charleston Wrap®’s UltraHeavy™ gift wrap with the purchase of any item.

Charleston Wrap® will also reward a Gift Card to parents who have rallied others to support the fundraiser! We’ll award these Gift Cards on the last day of our sale (9/21) for Parent Appreciation Day. We will automatically email you a gift card for the highest level achieved!

* Any Parent with 5 supporters will receive a gift card for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more.
* Any Parent with 10 supporters will receive a gift card for $25 off any purchase of $50 or more.
* Any Parent with 20 supporters will receive a gift card for $50 off! Your $50 order is FREE!
*Gift Cards expire in April of next year and cannot be combined with any other offer. Orders may be subject to shipping and tax.

 
REMINDERS
 
First PTA Meeting – The first PTA meeting and New Family Welcome is scheduled for Wednesday, 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!
 
PTA Fall Fest – Save the date for some fall fun!! Friday, October 1st from 5:30-8:30pm at Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club on the lawn. Join us for popcorn and a fall movie, pumpkin craft and games! Pizza, drinks and caramel apples will be for sale! Pricing and more details to come! If you are interested in helping plan, contact Jen Meggos jemeggos@gmail.com or Liz Rossi elizabethdrossi@gmail.com.
 

Spirit Wear – Spirit Wear is still available! There are several Spirit Wear days throughout the school year celebrating PD! Please follow this link to view the options available and order: http://piercedowner.memberhub.store. The last day to order your spirit wear is Monday, Sept 13 for delivery by October 1.

Save the Dates –

9/9 – Curriculum Night
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.