Don't miss the art gallery
Providing an Art teacher is just one of the many enrichment programs supported by the PTA.
View all the wonderful art produced by our students throughout the year.
Hop to the gallery HERE !!
On the Horizon...
Mar 16 - May 1 - School Closure
Now thru Apr 12- ONLINE Book Fair
Apr 6-10- NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
Apr 22- Open House - CANCELED
TBD- Dog Dash School Jog-a-thon
TBD- Spirit Day: Opposite Day
TBD- Bike Rodeo, 1:30p Pioneer black top
TBD- Return of the Festival
May 4-8- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 20- Battle of the Books, 8:30a MPR
May 20- Collectors Spring Fling, 1:30p MPR
May 22- Flag Ceremony, 8:30a Quad
May 22- Spirit Day: 80's Day
May 25- NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
Mar 27- PTA General Mtg, 7-8p MPR
May 27-28- Box Tops Shop &
Monkey Bucks Store, MPR
May TBD- Variety Show, MPR
Jun 4- School Play, MPR
Jun 10- End of Year Celebration
8:30am in the Quad
Jun 11- Last Day of School!
Julius Caesar Day for 6th grade
Early Dismissal 12:30pm
Every Friday is Green and Gold Day!
Where did the Pioneer Auction Fund-An-Item Money Go??
2019-2020 PTA Fund-An-Item went to Teacher Grants
What the school/teachers requested, and was paid for by your generous contributions to the Pioneer Auction Fund-An-Item, are the following:
Schoolwide- PBIS supplies and awards, Little Free Library repairs, and microphones in the MPR
TK/Kinder- Furniture, puzzles, games, teaching supplies, art supplies, brooder, and puppets
1st Grade- Phonics supplie
2nd Grade- STEM building supplies, art supplies, digital literacy program, and math game kits
3rd Grade- Headsets with microphones, clay art projects, audiobook stations, and art supplies
4th Grade- Flexible seating, iPad, logic and math games, and a wireless document camera
Physical Education- iPod Touch
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!
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.
Show your Scrip card when you shop at Nugget and they will donate .4% of your purchases to Pioneer. To request a card, email firstname.lastname@example.org then link it to our school.
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.
Other ways to be in the know is visit:
Book Fair is ON! ONLINE!!
**March 30 - April 12**
SHOP NOW AT OUR PIONEER ONLINE BOOK FAIR! CLICK HERE <<READ>>
Thank you for your understanding Pioneer Families for our online book fair to be set up. With libraries being closed and children needing some new reading materials, this came just in time.
Please visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/pioneerelementaryschool21 to place an order with books going directly to your home. If you order $25 or more of BOOKS only it will be free shipping. If you order other items, there will be a shipping charge. Share a photo with us and your new book. Thank you for helping our teachers and library with your purchases!
March 25 Update
March 20 – April 3
Phase I: Learning at Home
(April 6 – April 10 is Spring Break)
To support this first phase of voluntary home instruction, DJUSD has launched DJUSD Learning@Home website for students and families with K-12, Spanish and English links to educational websites and our core curriculum that can be access voluntarily. These resources are not designed to replace or replicate classroom instruction; they were compiled to build a habit for learning at home, keep students engaged and curious in learning, and provide DJUSD with time to design a thoughtful Distance Learning plan for all District teachers and students, which will launch on April 13, 2020.
Starting April 13
Phase II: Distance Learning Plan
After Spring Break, DJUSD will transition to a Distance Learning model of instruction. Distance Learning is generally defined as teaching and learning between an instructor and student who are located in different places and can include delivery though online, telephone, video conferencing, or distributed hard copy materials. Stay tuned for more information! Please visit www.djusd.net for more details.
Nomination of Pioneer PTA Officers for 2020-2021
YOU can make a difference!
Now is the time for the Pioneer PTA to fill Board positions for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a great opportunity to be informed about the activities at the school and the District, as well as working collaboratively with other parents, teachers, and school staff to help ensure that our school climate and the academic experience is both positive and enriching for all Pioneer’s TK-6 grade students.
Please take a few minutes to read the officer descriptions at https://www.pioneerelementarypta.com/about for the all positions: President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising VP, Enrichment VP, Membership VP, Communications VP, Auditor, Chairperson of Standing Committees, and Financial Secretary.
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 serving on the PTA Executive Board, please contact us at email@example.com. Our goal is to have a slate of candidates to present at the PTA General Meeting in May.
Dogs are Dashing!
**Timing TBD, per DJUSD Announcement**
The annual Pioneer DOG DASH is around the corner! It will be here before we know it, but in order for us to continue this legendary event, we need YOUR help!! We need volunteers to help with various parts of this event - planning committee, marketing, event day manpower, gathering sponsors. There's something for everyone that would like to lend a hand.
We are so grateful to our Pioneer families/sponsors who make this our second largest fundraiser of the year! Helping with this event is easy, fun and rewarding, as it’s a favorite of both the staff and students.
Create your child's pledge page!
Today you can easily create your child’s pledge (donation) page by clicking here, https://app.99pledges.com/fund/pioneerele13/addme.
You do not need any login information as you are making the page as you see fit with their name (first/last/nickname), e-mail address, and grade level. That’s it! An email will be sent to you automatically after you finish. Then simply make a donation for whatever you can, and share your participant's link with friends and family.
Our goal is for $21,000 in donations so we can do our school-wide teacher pie eating contest! Plus as our second biggest fundraiser it helps our school community with assemblies, music, school plays, art, teacher supplies, and Walker Creek which is the 6th grade overnight trip. No amount is too small and if every student raises $50 then we will surpass our goal easily.
Return of the Festival!
**Timing TBD, per DJUSD Announcement**
Costumes are encouraged (please no scary masks or weapons)
11:00am Festival Open
11:20am Science Guy
12:20pm Science Guy
1:20pm Science Guy
1:45pm Paper plane contest
2:00pm Festival Closed
Students are encouraged to fold paper planes and submit their design into a paper plane throwing contest at 1:45pm. A target gift card will be awarded to the students with the farthest flying plane and there will be one winner from each grade. Pitchers are needed to throw planes and please contact Lloni Anderes at firstname.lastname@example.org if your athlete would like to serve as an official paper plane thrower during the contest. Students will not throw his/her own design and throwers cannot throw planes from his/her grade.
Perry’s Rebel Base
Help transform the library into Perry’s Rebel Base by sharing your favorite Star Wars toy, artwork, figurine, Lego set, etc. One item per student and the deadline for submission is April 3rd, 2020. Look for a flyer in the beginning of March!
Thank you to everyone who helped with set up and clean up during the Fall Festival in October! Pioneer and the PTA are very grateful for all the support, time and energy from all the wonderful families. Once again, the PTA needs your help and the festival can only operate with the help of volunteers!
Festival Signup Genius:
Bake sale Signup Genius: