Camp Pioneer Trail

February 2019 Parent Newsletter

PRINCIPAL'S VIEW

Dear Pioneer Trail Families,


We will soon be celebrating Kindness Week at our school. It is a week that we focus on the importance of kindness in our daily interactions with others. We have all had those days or moments when our best intentions of being a kind human being have come across flawed for whatever reason. I recently came across an activity that I wanted to share with you in regard to helping your children understand the importance of showing kindness and how hard it is to make up for some of those unkind moments we all have from time to time.



Get a tube of toothpaste for your kids. Talk about the importance of words and how hard it is to take words back once they are spoken. Talk about what nice words look and sound like and how they make us feel. Do the same about mean words.


Have them start squeezing the toothpaste out of the tube, and then try to get it back inside the tube. It will be rather difficult even with the help of a tool. Talk with them about how our words can be very similar. When we are unkind to others, we can say sorry, but it can still leave a lot of hurt feelings behind even with an apology. Conclude by talking about ways to show kindness to others.


Thank you for your continued support in making our school a great place for kids! Parents are the first and most important example for children. Let them see you and hear you talk about the importance of taking care of others and making our world a little more kind each day!


Mr. Salmons

Kindergarten Enrollment for 2019-2020 is Open NOW!!

Click on the button below to find information about the enrollment process. Thanks so much!!

CHARACTER PLUS

Honesty is our character trait for February. Please discuss with your child the importance of being truthful and fair in their words and actions.

NEW FACES AT P.T.

Paige Siebeneck

Hello! My name is Paige Siebeneck and this is my first year teaching and first year teaching at Pioneer Trail. I’m excited to start my teaching career at Pioneer Trail!


I'm so excited to grow with my students this year! I live in Taos, MO. I went to Blair Oaks Elementary and High School. I started my college career at Columbia College and then finished at Lincoln University. I graduated in December 2017 with my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education.


I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. I have recently became an aunt and it has been so much fun! I am excited to share stories with my students! I enjoy spending my time with my nephew, named Wyatt! I have a dog, named Hunter who is 7 years old. I enjoy watching and playing sports.

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Pioneer Trail Movie Night - Wonder

Friday, Feb. 15th, 6pm

Pioneer Trail Elementary School

Please join us for movie night! We will be watching the movie Wonder in the gym. The movie is free, and pizza and snacks are available in concessions. So come on, grab your pillows and blankets, and join us for the show. Hope to see you there!!
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 4...PTO Meeting @ 6:30

Feb. 5...First Grade iReady Reading Testing

Feb. 5...Mid Terms Go Home

Feb. 6...Second Grade iReady Reading Testing

Feb. 7...Third Grade iReady Reading Testing

Feb. 8...Fourth Grade iReady Reading Testing

Feb. 11...Fifth Grade iReady Reading Testing

Feb. 11...Board of Education Meeting @ 6:00

Feb. 12...Early Release (Dismissal at 1:05)

Feb. 14...Valentine's Day Parties @ 2:00

Feb. 15...PTO Movie Night @ 6:00

Feb. 18...No School!! :)

Feb. 22...Donuts with Buddies (1st, 3rd, & 5th Grades) @ 7:30 am

Feb. 28...PTO Skate Night @ 6:00

Mar. 1...Donuts with Buddies (K, 2nd, & 4th Grades) @ 7:30 am

Mar. 1...Awards Assembly @ 8:30 am

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February is Love of Reading Month!

Develop a LOVE of Reading with Your Child....

It may seem difficult to add yet one more thing to your nightly routine, but not only does reading with your child each night help to develop a love of reading, it also increases their reading achievement. Check it out!!
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HELPFUL HINTS FROM THE OFFICE

  • BBBRRRRRR.....cold weather is here!! Students will go outside each day that the "feels like" temperature is 20 degrees or above, so please make sure they come to school with their coats, hats, and gloves. Thanks so much!!!
  • To ensure the safety of our students, we will always follow the set routine for your child to go home from Pioneer Trail unless we have a note or phone call from you. Please call no later than 2:30 pm.
  • If your child will be absent, please notify the office as soon as possible at 632-3400.
  • When dropping your child off in the morning, please remain in your vehicle. If you need to exit your vehicle, please pull into a parking space so that the flow of traffic is not disrupted.
  • If you are dropping your child off after 8:15, please walk them inside and sign them in.


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!!

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PIONEER TRAIL MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Pioneer Trail is to create a community where all members work to their maximum potential, display positive character, and engage in a high-quality learning experience.

PIONEER TRAIL VISION STATEMENT

Pioneer Trail Elementary will foster a community of students, parents, and staff dedicated to the development of every individual’s ability to learn. Staff and parents will expect each student to achieve at his or her maximum potential, both academically and behaviorally. As a community, we promote a safe, supportive environment that encourages curiosity, inquiry, and a life-long passion for learning.

We Believe that learning is a continuous process that builds from year to year with a rigorous curriculum that focuses on state standards.

We Believe that students should be engaged in the learning process and be accountable for their learning.

We Believe that character traits should be an important focus and help support a cheerful, productive, and safe school environment.

We Believe that collaboration among all stakeholders is vital to helping students achieve success.

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