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Free Money for Pioneer!

While you shop, earn free money for Pioneer! 

At no extra cost to you when you shop at these stores Pioneer will receive a percentage of all purchases. Friends and family can participate too; spread the word!

Scholastics Store Online

The Bookfair may be over, but every book purchased continues to give back 2% to Pioneer!

Go to the Online Store!

Amazon Smile

Pioneer has partnered with Amazon, so consider signing up at www.amazonsmile.com.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchases of price of all your eligible purchases.

Nugget Scrip

Show your Scrip card when you shop at Nugget and they will donate .4% of your purchases to Pioneer. To request a card, email pioneerelementarypta@gmail.com then link it to our school.

Office Max

At check out mention that you would like your purchase to be linked to Pioneer Elementary & Office Max will donate up to 5% of your purchase price to our school.

Stay Connected!

FACEBOOK

Other ways to be in the know is visit: facebook.com/djusdpioneer.

On the Horizon...

MAY

May 3- Teacher Appreciation Day!!!

May 3-7- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 26- PTA General Meeting (7pm Zoom)

May 31- No School (Holiday)

JUNE

Jun 10- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

EVERY FRIDAY IS

GREEN & GOLD DAY!

Keep wearing your

Pioneer Pride GREEN & GOLD

to your classrooms!

 

WANTED: PTA Board Members for 2021-2022! 

It's TIME to make a difference!

We are still looking for parents with great ideas and interest in improving teachers and students well-being on-campus and to participate on next year’s PTA Board. It is only through parent volunteers where extra enrichment activities can be offered to students, and we appreciate new and enthusiastic fresh views and energy. 

If you are interested, please e-mail Amanda Stevens at stevens.amandar@gmail.com or Tiffany Yost at thetiffer@yahoo.com to find out more. Job descriptions can be found at https://www.pioneerelementarypta.com/about.

 

Join the PTA! 

YOU CAN make a difference!

PTA’s core mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering parents and teachers to advocate for our children. If you have an interest in helping with PTA committees, but dont want a full Board position, please contact us at pioneerelementarypta@gmail.com 

Highlights...

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY

Monday MAY 3 - Bring a flower, card, drawing to school

National Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 3rd and we would like to show our teachers how much we love and appreciate all that they do for our children!  

 

Here is how students may participate on Monday, MAY 3 

  1. Students should bring a flower to school. 

    • Students may also choose to make a card, write a letter, or create a poem or drawing for his/her teacher. Be sure they sign it before turning it in!

  2. Drop off items...

    • In-Person students: Drop in the labeled box that will be there during morning line up, or outside their classroom door

    • Distance Learners: Bring their item(s) to the front office between 3-4pm on Monday, May 3. They can also send a virtual flower or e-mail to their teacher(s).

Here is how parents can help

Parent volunteers will create beautiful bouquets for teachers and staff on site. Notes, poems, drawings will also be passed out.

  • If you can help volunteer in the morning, please e-mail Kellie at black.holcroft@gmail.com

    • Volunteers will help assemble, cut, trim, and gather flowers in each vase. If you have gardening tools, such as pruning scissors and gloves, please bring those. You may volunteer for your classroom teacher's bouquet or just show up to help everyone.

    • All volunteers must wear masks at all times. ​

Only monetary contributions will be accepted this year, and lunch will be safely catered for 2 lunches during the week.

  • To donate, please use PayPal at paypal.me/pioneerpta or send in cash/check made payable to “Pioneer PTA” with a note indicating funds are for teacher lunches.  Thank you for your support!

RETURN TO SCHOOL !!!

PIONEER Return to School handbook!  

CLICK HERE

Includes key information:

  • DROP OFF / PICK UP LOCATIONS

  • SCHEDULE

  • WHAT TO BRING REMINDERS

Handboook will continue to be updated as changes are made.  Your patience and flexibility is so important as we all learn together, make adjustments and continuously improve.

DJUSD Return To Campus site: https://www.djusd.net/covid-19

ACTIVE4ME Starts Again!

BIKE, SCOOT and WALK to school has resumed!

This is a volunteer-based system will alert parents and guardians via text message and/or email that your student has arrived at schoolActive4Me barcode tags (attached to a student's backpack, lunch box, bike, etc) will be scanned by Pioneer parent volunteers as they arrive on campus. Volunteers are stationed by the entrance to the bike racks at the front of the school.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

We are still looking for parent volunteers to scan students in the mornings from 8 am to 8:30 am. Please help us keep this beneficial program running and sign up here: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A8AD2AA6FAC25-active4me

HOW TO SIGN UP IF YOUR STUDENT DOES NOT ALREADY HAVE AN ACTIVE ACCOUNT.  

  1. Look for physical permission slips that were distributed to students via their teacher. Forms can also be found on the bookshelf in the front office and online https://www.cityofdavis.org/city-hall/public-works-engineering-and-transportation/bike-pedestrian-program/street-smarts/programs/active4me (available in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese).

  2. Please fill out both sides of the form and turn into the Active4Me box located in the front office.

  3. A barcode tag will then be issued to your student. 

WHAT IF YOUR STUDENT HAS A TAG FROM PRIOR YEARS OR A DIFFERENT DJUSD SCHOOL?   

  • They DO NOT NEED A NEW TAG.  Barcode tags do not expire and are valid at all participating DJUSD schools. Students can keep their same tag throughout the years!

WHAT IF YOUR STUDENT LOST THEIR TAG?  

  • A new one can be issued with their same user name and contact information.  Please email this year's Active4Me coordinator, Dao Choi, at LamChoiFamily2@gmail.com to request a new tag or with any questions.

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COVID-19 TESTING AT PIONEER

FREE On-Campus Testing for Students at Pioneer

Recommend Testing Weekly

  • Cost: FREE COVID saliva based testing for students 

  • Where: On-campus at Pioneer Elementary (behind music room)

  • When: Thursdays, 8am - 12:15pm and 1pm - 4:30pm

Follow these Simple Steps

Set yourself and your student (dependent) up with a Healthy Davis Together account by registering at: 

https://healthydavistogether.org/testing/

Then go a step further and allow student testing at any DJUSD site by filling out the online form: 

https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/covid-19-testing-authorization-electronic-form?token=7B8PGqmdF1StP5jycbNgKReM.

This form will have to uploaded to your dependents/students account or you will need to provide this in order for your student to be tested at DJUSD sites.

 

If you have questions or need more information you can visit https://www.djusd.net/covid-19/healthy_campuses/covid_testing.

 

NOTE: DJUSD testing sites are for students and staff only. Parents, guardians and daycare providers need to go to other community sites for testing. Please check out Healthy Davis Together for additional sites.