EBP News

October 2022

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October 22nd Updates

Please read the following important updates.


  • Spirit Week 10/24 - 10-28
  • Fall Classroom Parties
  • Fall School Dance organized by PTA and FET
  • Monday, Oct 31 is a regular school day. There will not be any celebrations.

Spirit Week

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Costumes on Friday, Oct. 28

Students can wear their costumes all day long as part of our spirit week. Please keep all costumes rated G. Remeber we have 3 year old little ones in our school.

Fall Classroom Parties

On Friday, October 28th we will have classroom parties the last hour of the day. Parents are welcome to help and volunteer in your students' classroom during this time. Please contact your student's teacher for more infomation. All volunteers need to sign in the office and go through the Raptor systyem. Volunteers are welcome to come the day before to get their ID checked to save time.




Reminder:


Food and Nutrition: Classroom parties & snacks offered


All “foods and beverages available on campus, but not sold, such as those provided at classroom parties and school celebrations and as rewards and incentives” to students during the school day, beginning at midnight the day of and ending thirty minutes after the regularly scheduled school day, must adhere to USDA Smart Snack guidelines.

Fruits, vegetables, and water with no added ingredients are always Smart Snacks!


What are the Smart Snacks Standards for foods?


To qualify as a Smart Snack, a snack or entrée must first meet the general nutrition standards:


  • Be a grain product that contains 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); or
  • Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy food, or a protein food; or
  • Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable (for example, ¼ cup of raisins with enriched pretzels); and
  • The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, fats, and total sugars.


What are the Smart Snacks Standards for beverages?


MILK

Unflavored or flavored fat-free milk, unflavored low-fat milk, and milk alternatives as permitted by the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program. Starting on July 1, 2022 for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, schools may also sell flavored low-fat milk as a Smart Snack.* Elementary School 8 fl oz


JUICE & DILUTED JUICE

100% fruit or vegetable juice, with or without carbonation.

100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water, with or without carbonation, and with no added sweeteners.Elementary School 8 fl oz

Safety First

Dear parents,


Due to the multiple unfortunate events in the past few months in our schools around the country and in our state, we will not be having a Fall parade. We will continue to plan and offer other fun alternatives for our students. They are very excited about the spirit week and the fall dance!


I appreciate your support and understanding!


Ms. Anabel

Friday, October 7th Updates

Please read the following important updates.


  • Middle School Dual Language Program
  • BVSD Facilities Critical Needs-Our School Needs

Middle School Dual Language Program

Monday, Oct. 10th, 5:30-7:30pm

10300 West South Boulder Road

Lafayette, CO

Centaurus High School

We want to hear from you! Join us for dinner and provide feedback.

Free childcare

Open to the public

Investing in Our Schools

Where students learn matters. This fall, Boulder Valley School District voters will cast ballots on a $350 million bond-funded school building investment proposal. Our 2022 Facilities Critical Needs Plan outlines a strategy for investing in all BVSD schools to address major maintenance needs in aging buildings to extend their useful life; replace New Vista High school; plan for enrollment growth; create more Career and Technical Education opportunities; and make it easier for students of all physical abilities to enjoy our playgrounds.


Escuela Bilingue Pioneer Needs (English Flyer) (Spansih Flyer)

Thank you and have a great weekend! Ms. Anabel

Dear Families,

I can’t believe September is over and let me tell you that we finished strong! Great things have been happening at our school since last year, which has paid off. Last month, we received the results from the Colorado Department of Education on the State tests completed last Spring. Based on the results, Pioneer received a Performance rating! Which means that we are a GREEN school after being on an Improvement Plan since 2019. This could not have been possible without our amazing teachers, who did such an outstanding job last year, despite all the challenges they faced. Congratulations to our teachers and students for such amazing results. I am so proud of each and every one of them! Our start of the school year could not have been any better! A special thanks to all of you, our amazing FAMILIAS for your continuous support!


Here we GROW & GLOW!


Sincerely,

Ms. Anabel

Principal

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Our EBP Teachers Learning Together!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are around the corner and they will be conducted in person this year. We will also have a virtual meeting option to accommodate our families’ needs and schedules. Please contact your student's teacher or call the main office in case you need help siging up for your student/s' conference.

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Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be starting October 11 and going through October 19. This event is always a fun and exciting time for students and a way for us to get lots of books into our community. Pioneer will get a percentage of sales so we can buy books for the library, classrooms and students.

This year, we are excited to announce that families will be allowed to attend on the evenings of Parent Teacher Conferences. Additionally, students will again be able to purchase books during their classroom visits to the library and a few other times throughout the day.


Students will be able to bring cash OR families can load money onto an e-wallet account (see VIDEO). Go to Pioneer’s webpage on the Scholastic site: Pioneer Scholastic Book Fair Web page Scroll down and click on GET STARTED under the e-wallet banner. If you are interested, we also need volunteers: Sign up at Help at Schools

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SAC Updates (Before and After School Child Care)

Adventure Camp is available for October 17, the upcoming no school day for students. Children will be spending a fall day at Anderson Farms. More information can be found by visiting the BVSD Childcare website. Registration open.For more information, contact janet.wilson@bvsd.org.

FET- Familias y Educadores Unid@s

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From PTA

Hello Pioneer Parents,


Here are a few things we wanted to tell you about.

There are volunteer opportunities for which the school needs your help. Please go to HelpatSchool to sign up: https://bvsd.helpatschools.com/schools/50/events. Here are just a few descriptions:

1) Parent-teacher conferences are coming up soon and on October 19 we need parent volunteers to help provide dinner for our teachers.


2) The Scholastic Book Fair is from Oct 10 (set up)- 19. Please sign up to help set up the event or to be a cashier.


Do you love fish? Do you have a fish tank at home? We are looking for a parent/family that would like to commit their time once a month to clean the aquarium in the library. The students are naturally drawn to this fish tank and we want to add more fish to it, but first we need someone that can regularly clean it. You would be trained by an expert.


It is finally time to order Pioneer shirts! Click on this link and place your order. Deadline for ordering shirts will be Sunday October 9th.

Gracias,

El PTA

EBP Parent Questions and Feedback Form

Ms. Anabel wants to hear from you! Share with her what is going well and what can we improve on this school year! Please scan the QR code below or click here.