Pioneer Community Update 11/12

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Dear Pioneer Parents and Community,

As a community, we have been so grateful for the support our Pioneer families have provided us through remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. The Pioneer community is experiencing an increase in cases, and as a result, it has been necessary to quarantine specific classrooms. So far, we have been able to keep our doors open and provide that all-important in-person learning for most of our students, but it has not been easy. If you know of anyone that might be interested in obtaining a substitute license, please direct them HERE.

We understand that virtual learning during the quarantine process is difficult for all involved. It is our hope that our community will continue to partner with our teachers and support staff, and be flexible during the swings from in-person to virtual learning. We all want our Timberwolves in school and we are doing our very best to keep our building safe for all.

Unfortunately, the increase in cases both at school and in the community has made it necessary for me to remain in isolation for the foreseeable future. I will continue to support our Pioneer students but from the safety of my home office. I will work with Pioneer teachers and support staff virtually to ensure our students are getting the support they need to learn and grow.

As a school, we are asking for your help as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times. We cannot emphasize enough for ALL adults to wear masks when walking on our campus. This holds true even when outside, as it is difficult to avoid close contact with others in the crowds at arrival and dismissal. If you are unable to wear a mask, please set up a meeting place for your child at the boundary of the school property. We realize that this is an inconvenience for some, however, we need everyone’s help in order to avoid further quarantines or complete closure of the school. We are also asking for your help in keeping your child(ren) home if he/she is showing any signs of illness. Thanks in advance for your partnership in keeping our students, staff, and greater community healthy and safe during this pandemic.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. Stay safe!


Kelli Bainbridge


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We know the students look forward to shopping for mom, dad, and the rest of the family!

We didn’t want them to miss out this year so, we’re doing the program online!

Please help support our school and have your student’s go online to choose

their own special gifts for the family!

Go to to shop.

Pioneer Elementary – School Code PINR

Our store opens on Monday, November 16th.

All orders must be placed no later than Friday, December 11th!

  • Student will need to enter their school code to shop.
  • Payment will be made with a credit or debit card.
  • Students will receive a free self-sealing mylar gift bag for every item purchased!

We need donations of sweatpants

Pioneer Elementary needs children sizes, preferably small, of sweat pants. New or used will be accepted. Please either send your donations with your student, or you can leave them at our front door.
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Our next PTO meeting is next Thursday, November 19th @ 5PM. Here is the link to join:

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Earn money for our school every time you swipe your King Soopers loyalty card! Please follow these steps to link your loyalty card to our community rewards program…

**NOTE: If you already have an online digital account, skip to STEP 2**

  1. Go to
  2. Select ‘Create an Account’
  3. Enter your zip code and select your preferred store.
  4. Create your sign-in information-enter your email and create a password.
  5. Enter your King Soopers Loyalty Card Number or Alt ID or create your Alt ID Online.
  6. Select ‘Create Account’
  7. Continue to STEP #2


  1. Sign-in using your email and password. (This will be the email and password you created in STEP 1)
  2. Select ‘My Account’ from drop down menu. Then select ‘Community Rewards’ from the menu on the left-hand side.
  3. Under ‘Find an Organization’: Enter PIONEER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO or KC054 and select our school.
  4. You should now see Pioneer listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.
  5. You have successfully linked your loyalty card to our rewards program. Thank you for supporting education excellence at Pioneer!

2021 Apple Awards Nominations Are Now Open

November 9 - December 20, 2020

Each year, the Douglas County School District community celebrates its outstanding teachers and staff through the annual Apple Awards. Our teachers and staff have shown extraordinary efforts this year to help ensure students' success, and we are very excited to announce the opening of this year's Apple Awards nomination process!

To nominate a favorite educator or staff member, visit: The nomination window will close at midnight on Sunday, December 20th.

As always, thank you for your support, and we look forward to this special year of recognition for outstanding DCSD educators and staff. Please contact Diane Kilian with any questions you have.

Special Announcement

Due to COVID19 quarantine, meal bag distribution will be canceled at Sierra Middle School (SMS) for 11/13/2020 only. They will resume service on 11/20/2020. Thank you.