Pioneer Community Update 12/3

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Pioneer Holiday Donation Drive

Pioneer Elementary is continuing with their yearly tradition, Pioneer Holiday Donation Drive. This year we will be sponsoring some of our families by providing gift cards that can be used to buy gifts for children and adults along with food. Examples of gift cards can include King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart, Amazon, etc. We ask that all donations be received by December 14th. Since classes will be remote, we will have a basket inside our entry doors for collection.

Internet Access and Technology for Remote Learning

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Check out the Pioneer Holiday Spirit Wear Shop for some fun school spirit wear that make great gifts! Order by December 8th to receive your order in time for Christmas!
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Book Fair ~ Virtual

Pioneer Elementary Online Book Fair, November 23-December 6.

All book purchases will benefit our school library, 25% of all sales will be used to purchase books and support events.

Books will ship directly to your home and shipping is free for all book purchases of $25 or more. Books will ship in time for Christmas!

Here is the link to start shopping on November 23:

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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

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.
  • All orders placed online will be sent directly to the student’s home.
  • Students will receive a free self-sealing mylar gift bag for every item purchased!

Meals Bags During Remote Learning

Starting Tuesday, December 1, DCSD’s Nutrition Services Department will begin meal bag pickup sites with free meals available to all children ages 18 and under. Meal pickups will take place every Tuesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Tuesdays, children will receive three days' worth of breakfasts and lunches, and on Fridays, children will receive four days' worth of breakfasts and lunches. Click here for a list of pick up locations.

  • There will be no remote meal bag pickups during Winter Break (12/21/20-1/1/21)
  • The last week of school in December, pickups will be 12/15 and 12/17 due to a staff furlough day on 12/18.
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We will still be doing birthday announcements this month! If you’d like to purchase a spot on the marquee for a fun birthday message for your student please sign up here, The cost is $10 and cash or checks are accepted at this time. Please make checks out to Pioneer Elementary School PTO and have your student turn them into the front office. If you have any questions please email the PTO at

Thursday, December 10 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

We live in a tumultuous and challenging time. It’s never been more difficult to be a parent or a student. Nick Thomspon is a dynamic and entertaining presenter with a unique perspective on helping students cope with social media, school, and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Nick Thompson is a licensed social worker who has been working with students and families for over 13 years. He has presented to counselors, parents, and students all over the US and internationally. Though his presentation is geared towards parents, it is appropriate for middle and high school students to attend. "

Since we have limited capacity for this event please fill out the below registration form so we can send you a direct link to attend.

This is a free event.

EPR Information for Parents

The following communication can be used to inform your parents of changes to EPR: Understanding Changes to EPR for the 20-21 School Year

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.