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Weekly News and Events Feb 6-10

Weekly News and Events: Feb 6-10


Pioneer Elementary School - Weekly News and Events

Week of:

February 6-10

Life Skill:

Friendship – Making and keeping friends through mutual trust and caring

Hello Pioneer Families,

We had great class chats this last week on the “Gift of Community” (because of some illness in my home, I have a few to make up next week).  If you had a conversation with your children about this topic, I’d love to hear your feedback.




Pioneer School Site Council – 3:30 in room A3


3rd grade “Good Books” presentation (Caridi) – 6:30 in MPR


Kindergarten Information Night – 7:00 in Kindergarten classroom (A5)




February 13: School Holiday

February 15: Kindergarten Registration – 8:30 in room A3

February 26: PTA sponsored “Oscar Night” at El Macero – see PTA website for info






Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association (DSOMA)




Second and Third Year String Students are Cordially Invited to Participate in the:


Annual Elementary School Strings Workshop


The afternoon is full of fun new music and wonderful long lasting connections, as you work with 8th and 9th grade orchestra students and the two Jr. High Orchestra Directors, Greg Brucker and Angelo Moreno.

This free workshop will give you an introduction to the orchestras and the excitement that awaits you at the junior high level. It’s fun, motivating, and musically educational.  The day ends in a high-spirited concert where all participants will have the opportunity to show off their new skills. The Directors will be available to answer parent and student questions after the concert. Come and have a great time taking your music making to the next level!

Students should attend the workshop that corresponds with the junior high they will be attending in the 7th grade. If they don’t know which jr. high they will attend, go to the event for the jr. high for which they are zoned. Each workshop concludes with a concert at the below stated times. All parents and family are invited to attend.

For Future Holmes Jr. High Students - directed by Angelo Moreno

        Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2017; 1:00 – 4:30 pm; Concert at 4 PM; at Holmes Junior High School



For Future Emerson, Da Vinci, and Harper Jr. High Students - directed by Greg Brucker


        Saturday, Feb. 25th, 2017; 1:00 – 5 pm; Concert at 4:30 PM; at Emerson Junior High School

Bring your instrument and accessories:  Shoulder rest, Rosin, End peg stops (for cellos and basses), and Reusable water bottle.  

Music, folders, pencils, snacks, and T-shirts will be provided by DSOMA.

***To help us plan for the correct amount of materials and refreshments for this event***

Please R.S.V.P.     by Wednesday, January  25th  for Holmes.

by Wednesday, February 15th  for Emerson/Da Vinci/Harper.

For the Emerson/Da Vinci/Harper Workshop email:,


And you will receive a reply with a link to the Registration Page for the February 25th Workshop.


For the Holmes Workshop email:



In your R.S.V.P email, please provide the following information

Your string student’s name, grade, instrument, years of strings education, and T-shirt size

(Youth Med, Large, or Extra Large T-Shirt Size Only).


***To learn more about our Junior High Orchestra Programs, please visit our websites:     or