Weekly Wildcat - 5.26.23


Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Upcoming Dates:

  • 5/29 - Memorial Day (No School)

  • 5/31 - 6th & 7th Grade Academic Awards & Yearbook Dist.

  • 6/1 - Disneyland

  • 6/2 - Last day of school! (Minimum Day)

Upcoming Disneyland Trip Clarification

We want to apologize for the miscommunication regarding our upcoming 8th-Grade Disneyland Trip. We have received a large number of waiver forms regarding the release of students. The intention of these forms is to accommodate those families who have extenuating circumstances and need to leave the park early.

All 8th graders must travel to and from Disneyland via school transportation unless they have been approved to leave early through my office.

The Disneyland ticket will still be valid until the end of Disneyland's park hours and you are more than welcome to take your wildcat back to the park once they are dropped off back at Pioneer around 6:30 PM.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and please reach out if you have any questions.

Bright Spots

8th Grade Promotion!

Thank you to all the families and guests who attended Pioneer's 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremony. What a special night for our Wildcats!
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8th Grade Promotion Practice

Our Wildcats did a great job getting all prepped for promotion.
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8th-Grade Academic Awards

We had a great time honoring our Wildcats! Looking forward to honoring our 6th and 7th graders next week!
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Waymakers Partners w/ Pioneer's PAL Program

Waymakers is a non-profit agency based in Orange County that helps build safer communities. Waymakers is part of the agency's PATH (Positive Action Toward Health) Program, which focuses on educating youth about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, as well as healthy alternatives to substance use. Earlier this year, Waymakers implemented their Too Good For Drugs curriculum at Pioneer in Ms. Connolly's 6th grade P.E. classes. They educated all 6th-grade students on topics such as goal setting, decision making, and peer pressure refusal in addition to drug education. As part of a grant funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Waymakers had the opportunity to collaborate with Pioneer's PAL class to plan and host a youth summit. Together, they facilitated a wonderful Youth-Led Summit for a group of Pioneer 6th and 7th-grade students.

Choir Concert - Full Show

In case you missed last week's Spring Choir Concert, HERE is the full show. Enjoy!

Wildcats - Please lock your Bikes/Skateboards

Unfortunately, we have had a couple bikes and/or skateboards stolen recently. Please ensure your Wildcats are locking their items.

Summer Reading -SORA

Brand NEW titles have been added to SORA, with more on their way in time for Summer Reading (or listening)! New titles are featured in Sora under "Explore". Additional copies of existing popular titles are also coming soon to reduce hold wait times! SORA Sweet Reads offers 50 titles with unlimited copies for a limited time (May 15-Aug. 28)--see below.

Access Sora over the summer on a personal device. Instructions include access on web or app versions for you and your students.


See the flyers below regarding TUSD Expanded Learning Program
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Upcoming Events/Fundraisers

PTO Weekly Update

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PAL - Passion 4 Pencils

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Pioneer Family Baseball Night!

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TUSD offers summer lunches!

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BHS Soccer Opportunity

Please see the flyer below regarding BHS Soccer
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FHS Junior Soccer Camp

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Reoccurring News


Please review our tutoring flyer below. Tutoring is available and free for ALL students.
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Free Online Tutoring

The OC Public Libraries now offer free online tutoring

The OC Public Libraries now offer free online tutoring via Brainfuse. Students can get help with homework, submit questions to live tutors, send essays to writing lab experts and more. Go to ocpl.org/elibrary#homeworkhelp and select “Brainfuse Help Now” to connect with a free live online tutor. Note, students need a valid OC Public library card to access this service. For more information, click here.

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Traffic/Parking Lots

We have had several close-calls and a recent accident in our upper parking lot. As a reminder, parents should not be pulling into the upper staff parking lot to drop off students. If you would like to park to drop off, please head to the lower parking lot.

Also, there should be no pick up/drop offs in the culdesac or along Pioneer Rd. Please ensure you are dropping off in the designated locations.

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Webstore - Check it out!

Need some new Pioneer gear? Check out our new webstore HERE! Everything from shirts, polos, sweats, hats, etc. to customizing your own Pioneer gear.

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