Pioneer Community Update 2/18/21

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Spread the Word Inclusion Campaign

Pioneer Elementary is a Special Olympic Unified School. We would like to share that this year we are participating in the Spread the Word Inclusion campaign which is sponsored by the Special Olympics.

As part of our role in the campaign, we would like to share the story of a former Pioneer Elementary Family. Please read more information here.

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Join us NEXT WEDNESDAY, 2/24 @ 5:30 for this month’s SAC (School Advisory Committee) meeting! Use the link below to join!

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Join us NEXT THURSDAY, 2/25 @ 6pm for this month’s PTO meeting! Use the link below to join!

News from DCSD Nutrition Services

DCSD Nutrition Services is hosting a virtual Food Allergy Event for the District on March 1st from 5:30-6:30 pm. It will be an informative event for parents, students and DCSD staff to learn about how we can safely feed kiddos with food allergies. We have a few guest speakers as well: Amy Faricy, parents, a kitchen manager and a health assistant.

HERE is the flyer to RSVP. We will then send out the Google meets link for people to join.

If you could send this information to all staff and parents who you feel would benefit, it would be greatly appreciated.

Hope to "see" you there!

Bike located in the bike rack by our preschool

Anyone missing a bike? We have noticed for the past month a bike has been in our bike racks out by our preschool. The bike has not moved. Please check it out if you think it might be yours.

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Resources for Incoming Kindergarten Families

Here are some resources to build understanding about school readiness and provide families with ideas regarding how they can support their child through the transition to Kindergarten.

Become a DCSD Substitute Teacher

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is building its pool of substitutes to help get all students back to hybrid and/or full in-person learning as soon as possible. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recently introduced the 2020-2021 Substitute Authorization program. This path requires applicants to hold only a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent and a fingerprint-based history on file with CDE. This is ideal for college students and graduates, individuals between jobs or considering changing careers, and anyone interested in serving our community and our amazing students with a heart for serving and supporting children! To learn more visit the Substitute Program page of our website, apply online via the CDE’s website, or contact the DCSD Substitute Program Office at to get started!