Welcome to Pierce Downer Elementary School
We Are PD!
We welcome you to our website and hope that you will find a wealth of information on these pages. We are very proud of our school and know that you as you explore our website, you will see the reasons why!
We Are PD!
In the spring of 2019 we surveyed parents, students, and staff to come to a common set of school-wide values. After information from all the groups was compiled, we worked to determine our school focus for the 19-20 school year. This year, school experiences will be designed around 6 core values. At Pierce Downer, all parents, students and staff will strive to be:
November’s Minute of Empathy
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Let’s all take part in ending the stigma surrounding epilepsy by educating ourselves and understanding what patients and families go through. We hope you can watch these videos from CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) with your family, listen to one of the “Seizing Life” Podcasts, and/or read the “Inchstones” Blog written by Kelly Cervantes, the wife of actor and star of Chicago’s “Hamilton,” Miguel Cervantes. Just by learning about epilepsy, you can help to end the stigma surrounding it!
· Kelly Cervantes’s Podcast, “Seizing Life”: https://www.cureepilepsy.org/seizing-life/
· Link to Kelly’s Cervantes’s AMAZING blog, “Inchstones”: https://www.kellycervantes.com/blog
- Please be aware of our school traffic plan, which can be found here.
- We are a “no-food” treat school; as you celebrate your child’s birthday, please remember that we do not allow food treats to come to school.
- All visitors must check in at our school office. Between 8:20-2:55, only those with scheduled appointments will be allowed beyond the office area. Thank you for helping to ensure the safety, security, and focus of all of our children!
- If your child forgets their lunch or another item, there is a table outside of the office door where you can place that item with their name on it. We encourage our students to check that table for their items during the day.
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Be sure to check out the calendar (on the left side of this page) to see what’s happening at Pierce Downer! Clicking on many of the events will display detailed information.