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10/07/20 Weekly Email

NEW INFORMATION
 

New Family/Kindergarten Parents Zoom Meeting, October 15th at 6:00 pm – Attention all new families and kindergarten parents to Pierce Downer (for the 2020-21 school year).  Pierce Downer and the PTA are hosting a Zoom meeting on October 15th at 6:00 pm in order to facilitate answering any questions you may have about our wonderful school Pierce Downer.  Our very own principal Leland Wagner will be in attendance, along with a few members of the PTA board.  Please fill out this PTA Zoom Questionnaire to indicate whether or not you will be able to attend and please list any questions you may have on your mind.  Zoom details will be shared soon!

Reflections – Reflections will be back!! More information coming soon. Given the impact of COVID-19, students participation in the arts, particularly in art programs like Reflections, is now more important than ever to help them process their thoughts and feelings. Reach your creative potential with the National PTA Reflections art program. This year’s theme is “I Matter Because…” Students are invited to create works of art in any of the following categories: dance, short film, a poem or story, original song, a photo or visual work of art.  Six mediums, one theme, and all the potential! For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards.

 
Minted Fundraiser – Support our school while buying your holiday greeting cards! New this year is a partnership with Minted! Through your purchases of greeting cards, stationary and digital artwork, PD receives 15% back and you receive a 20% discount! Please go to minted.com and enter our fundraising code FUNDRAISEPIERCE at check out. This offer lasts through December. See flyer for additional information!!
 

REMINDERS

Annual Giving Campaign/PTA Membership – Please don’t forget about the PTA’s annual giving campaign (suggested donation $55 per student) and become a member of our PTA (while getting access to DirectorySpot).  Registration goes through this Friday, October 9th, so please sign up today!!!

As a reminder, 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 9th, as your previous DirectorySpot app access will expire and the 2020-21 DirectorySpot will be updated by October 12th.  The Pierce Downer PTA is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
 

Gifts and goods – The PD PTA thanks you all for your support during our annual Charleston Wrap fundraising sale. Some of you have even received your orders! You can continue to support our school by making purchases through December 7th by clicking here to place your order online. Please use the code: 11468 as our school organization ID when your order is placed. Thank you!

Save the Dates –
Oct 12 – No School
Oct 16 – No School
Oct 19 – No School
Oct 20 – Pierce Tavern Dine Out
Oct 23 – No School
For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA website. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.
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9/30/20 Weekly Email

REMINDERS
Annual Giving Campaign/PTA Membership – Although this new school year has been VERY different from years past, your PD 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 $55/per student to fund all of our current programs, which is a substantial $30 decrease/per student in what we have been requesting from families in years past. There are MANY programs that still need to be funded by the PTA, even without our students physically in school (as of yet) and typical social events happening (e.g., high tech/high touch, staff supplies, classroom subscriptions, Senior Scholarships, accelerated reader, teacher appreciation, 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 and 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 9th, as your previous DirectorySpot app access will expire and the 2020-21 DirectorySpot will be updated by October 12th.  The Pierce Downer PTA is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
 
Gifts and goods – The PD PTA annual gifts and goods fundraiser Gifts and goods Charleston Wrap sale EXTENDED!! PD PTA thanks you all for your support during our annual Charleston Wrap fundraising sale. We have decided to extend the sale thru October 6th. This year’s sale will be completely virtual and all of the products you order will be delivered directly to your home before the thanksgiving break. Charleston Wrap has over 2500 beautiful gifts and wrapping paper, all available at reasonable prices. Please support our school by making a purchase and telling all of your friends and family!  Please review this flyer for more details. To order, please click here to place your order online. Please use the code: 11468 as our school organization ID when your order is placed. Thank you!
 
Downtown DG Girls Day Out – Thank you to all who participated in this fun day/night out last week!  We do not have any information on sales totals yet, but once we do, we will share them.  In addition, we are only $170 away from earning a $500 bonus for our PTA from KOHA, so please send in those receipts (especially from Girls Day out)!!

Save the Dates –

10/12 – No School
10/20 – Pierce Tavern Dine Out
10/23 – No School
 
For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA website. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page.