Whether you have very little time to spare or a lot of time, there are many ways to get involved! Please contact us with specific interests or general inquiries, <<click here>>
ACTIVE4me - Bike, Walk, Scoot, Hop, Skip, Jump or Twirl to School!
Parents: DID YOU KNOW...that if you sign up your child for the Active4Me bike program, you will receive a call, text or email when your student arrives at school and their Active4Me bar code is scanned? Plus, students can track their miles, calories spent, money saved and carbon reduction! Using the Pioneer Active4me website, everyone can follow Pioneer’s efforts to promote student health and reduce carbon footprint through active transportation. PTA volunteers are located along the bike entrance from 8:10-8:30AM every morning.
To register your child, please pick up and complete an Active4Me Parental Consent Form at the Front Office or click here <<HERE>>.
Return the completed form to the Front Office or to one of our adult scanners. For questions, please email Kati Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are always welcomed! Join our fun group of parent scanners. When kiddos arrive on bikes, feet, scooters or other creative self-powered contraption, all you need to do is scan their ACTIVE4me tag.
It is only a 20 minute time commitment (8:10-8:30am), 1 day per week.
It's so easy to help, and it makes a high-impacting difference to the kiddos. They really look forward to this every morning AND parents know that their kiddos arrived safely to school.
Please join our 2018-19 Scanning Posse!
Mon: Josh Tulman, Raj Amirtharajah
Tue: Jennifer Peterson, Kati Rose
Wed: Gretchen Tornabene, Lang Reasenberg
Thu: Jen Begun, Ahna Suleiman
Fri: Nicole Gleason, Claire Goldstein
Subs: Jenifer Perkins, Kerri Hart
Garden Parent Volunteers
For Grades K-3, this is a fun program that brings you into your child's classroom to lead activities in our school garden.
Garden Parents have organized lesson plans, a special location to meet on rainy or extra hot days, and materials ready when you arrive to work with your class.
NO GARDEN EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
Time Commitment: 1 hr. per week
Walker Creek Ranch Camp
The PTA donates a portion of the fees to each 6th grade student who is attending the Walker Creek Ranch Camp.
Pioneer students have been attending Walker Creek Camp for 14 years. We are very pleased with the excellent program they provide for our students. High school students and parents go on the trip as cabin leaders. This trip provides an opportunity for students to spend time away from home in a safe, educational environment.
The Marin County Outdoor School at Walker Creek Ranch is dedicated to helping elementary school teachers satisfy their educational goals through quality instruction within a special learning environment that inspires and motivates students to achieve an appreciation of the natural world. Using principles of thematic instruction, the Outdoor School enhances a student's critical thinking, processing, and socialization skills.
For more information about Walker Creek Ranch please go to: www.walkercreekranch.org
Bravo! Music Program
Bravo! is a music appreciation program for Grades K-6. This program is sponsored by the Pioneer PTA and led by Pioneer parents.
About once a month, students learn about a composer and at least one piece of music. Our goal is to promote exposure to and appreciation for classical music. Each yearly curriculum uses six different pieces of music. Lessons focus on rhythm, dynamics, mood, pattern, form, story music, and other musical elements.
Volunteers are provided with two valuable training sessions in addition to lesson plans, CD’s, DVD’s and power Point presentations. You will be very prepared for each lesson and are encouraged to incorporate your style and interest. A music background is helpful but not necessary, just an interest in music and enthusiasm for working with children.
Time Committment: 1 hr. prep, 1 hr. MAX in the classroom. 6 lessons throughout the year and all materials & training provided.
Red Ribbon Week
Volunteers help plan activities that spread awareness of positive and healthy choices.
Grades 4-6 put on a fun family play at the end of the year.
Volunteers support the arts with costumes, set design, and more!
Hospitality / Luncheons
Volunteers bring a dish or help set up during Conference Weeks & Teacher Appreciation Day.
Family Movie Night
Volunteers organize this fun night of outdoor entertainment, community-building, and bonding between Pioneer families! A G-rated movie will be shown and popcorn will be provided. This is a free event for all who attend.
Volunteers help out in the prize room, bake sale or a carnival activity booth
Pioneer Collectors' Spring Fling! Does your child have a collection that he or she would like to share with the school? Maybe it's rocks, stamps, stickers, rubber duckies, erasers or anything else? Students are invited to bring their collections to school and put them on display in the MPR for other students to come by and look/ask questions. Look for announcements after the new year about this fun event open to all students in the Spring!
Volunteers organize a fun educational evening for Pioneer families.
Volunteers compile, create or proof the Pioneer’s Student Directory “white pages.”
Volunteers help the student yearbook committee with sales and distribution at PTA events.
Sign Making & Marquee
Volunteers create eye-catching signs to promote PTA events and update information on the school’s marquee.
eNews Blast Editor
Volunteers use a predesigned template to quickly communicate important PTA and School information to the Pioneer community.
Volunteers maintains an accurate and fresh site; adjust design, update content, upload forms and pictures in a timely manner.