Pioneer Community Update 3/12/20

Please see communication from Mrs. Bainbridge earlier in the week.

Parent Community of Pioneer Elementary,

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended school districts across the country plan for remote learning, should school closures become necessary in the future. In order to have an effective remote learning plan in place, we are asking our families and students to assist us by assessing your household’s preparedness for, and access to, online learning opportunities.

We are in the process of gathering information from families to help ensure our remote learning plan. Please take a moment and fill out the DCSD Device Access Survey (if you have not done so already) to help us plan in the event we will do remote learning at Pioneer Elementary.

If you have selected that your family will need a device in the event we do remote learning, please review the Technology Contract linked here: Tech Contract and return it to school as soon as possible. All families who sign and return the Technology Contract will receive one Chromebook on Friday for use after Spring Break in the event that schools are shut down. These devices must return to school with your child when school re-opens or after Spring Break if no shutdown occurs.

We are hopeful that we do not land in the position where it is necessary to close the school, however, we want to be prepared. If you want more information regarding how DCSD is responding to the Coronavirus please visit the following link: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for your attention to this information!

Kelli Bainbridge

Popcorn for sale, March 13th

Grade 2 students will be selling popcorn for $1 a bag at lunches next Friday, March 13. The money will go to support the Dumb Friends League's Castle Rock shelter. This is part of our school-wide kindness initiative to support animal shelters this month.

Mrs. Keen needs your small, recyclable trash/ junk!

5th grade is going to be doing a recycling project for Earth Day, and we need your trash! We are looking for small, clean, safe items (not glass or sharp metal).


-marker caps

-soda caps/ tabs

-lids from squeezable pouches



-coffee lids (clean)/ coffee cup sleeves

-empty gift cards

-hardware (nuts/ bolts/ screws)

-clean cardboard


Thank you!

Mrs. Keen

Volunteers Needed

Pioneer Fun Run Committee

Want to help plan our spring family event? If you would like to join our parent volunteer team to help plan the Fun Run, sign up here: There will be at least 3 people on the committee. The event is scheduled for April 24.

Pioneer Elementary Spring Break March 16th-20th

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Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 25th @ 8 am in the Makers Space.

We have put together a survey to get your input on how PTO has been doing this year. One major part of it is seeing what times and days work best for meetings so we can have the most participation. It is quick and easy and we would really appreciate it if you would take the time to do it. Here is the link to the survey:

Link your King Soopers Rewards Card and Pioneer earns money EVERY TIME you shop!

Step 1: CREATE AN ONLINE DIGITAL ACCOUNT (Already have an online account? Skip to Step 2)

  1. Go to

  2. Click ‘Sign In’ from top of screen

  3. Select ‘Create an Account’ from the drop down

  4. Enter:

    1. First Name

    2. Last Name

    3. Email Address

    4. Password

    5. Your King Soopers ID number or your Alternate ID (phone number)

    6. Agree to Terms

    7. Click ‘Create Account’


  1. Go to

  2. Click ‘Sign In”

  3. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop down

  4. Enter email address and password

  5. Click ‘Community Rewards’ from left side menu

  6. Under ‘Find an Organization,’ type PIONEER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO (or) KC054

  7. Click ‘Enroll’

Congratulations! You are now linked! Each time you shop, Pioneer earns money from King Soopers!