Pioneer Community Update 11/19

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Reminder, NO SCHOOL November 20th

Parents and Families,

Tomorrow, November 20th will be a teacher plan day. Teachers will use this day in preparation for remote learning beginning November 30th thru December 17th. Teachers will communicate directly with their families on the learning schedules for their class. Pioneer Elementary has elected to have a common lunch and recess time from 12:00-12:45. This will allow families to have a common break time if they have multiple grade levels in the household.

DCSD will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation during December to make further decisions about the second semester. The second semester is currently scheduled to resume Monday, January 4 for staff and Tuesday, January 5, for students. We will continue to keep families updated on our plans for return following Winter Break.

PTO meeting TONIGHT @ 5PM

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Here is the link to join tonight at 5PM:

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:

Author Visits:

Thursday 1:40-Livestream for kids at home;

The Messy Life of Blue


Narwhalidays--Ben Clanton

Livestream for kids at home:

Book order info:

Ben Clanton:

Book Order form for Clanton - Pioneer

Shawna Railey:

Book Order form for Railey @ Pioneer

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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!


FREE Weekly Meal Bags!

We will offer 2-day meal bags for all full, in-person learners and 5-day meal bags for all other kids 18 and under. Curbside pickups on Fridays 1:00PM-2:00PM No pre-order required, just show up at any of our Middle or High Schools.

Middle School Sites

Castle Rock Middle School

Cresthill Middle School

Cimarron Middle School

Mesa Middle School

Mountain Ridge Middle School

Ranch View Middle School

Rocky Heights Middle School

Sagewood Middle School

Sierra Middle School (bus drop off lot, North entrance off of Dixon Dr)

High School Sites

Castle View High School- Back parking lot

Chaparral High School

Douglas County High School

Highlands Ranch High School

Legend High School- lower parking lot

Mountain Vista High School

Ponderosa High School

Rock Canyon High School

ThunderRidge High School

Elementary Site

Roxborough Primary 1:00 PM-2:00 PM*

*Please note the time difference for Roxborough

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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!
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Save the Date!

Our next restaurant spirit night is on Tuesday, December 1st at Chic-Fil-A!

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.

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.