May 24th, 2021
Posted on 05/24/2021
May 25th, 2021

A Message from the Superintendent

A new message from Superintendent Bowes was shared with the community on Friday, May 21st. The message includes an update on Yolo County's face covering requirements and information on our Parent Survey, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and a Virtual Academy information night. His message is available to read on the DJUSD website.

Are You Ready To Dog Dash?

The Pioneer Elementary Dog Dash is back! Students and parents alike are excited for our annual event that will take place over two days: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1st and 2nd. All students are encouraged to participate in this school-wide fundraiser while at school or while distance learning. Students of all skills and abilities will be able to join regardless of whether they receive pledges. All students will receive participation prizes. 

Super Happy Awesome News

We are so proud of the hard-working group of 4th-6th grade actors who will be bringing you all our very first virtual musical! The live'ish (pre-recorded) broadcast will be Thursday, June 3rd @ 7:00 pm. The show is about two siblings who start rival online news programs. It is cute and sweet and touching, and you don't want to miss it. The Zoom link is listed below.

The Last Dance!

Our final Club Perry of the year will be held online Friday, June 4th @ 3:00 pm. It has been a lot of fun hosting these virtual community-building dance events. We look forward to seeing all Prairie Dogs joining for the last dance of the school year, so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party! The Zoom link is listed below.

PIO Annual Variety Show

We are currently taking submissions for our annual variety show! Students should come up with an exciting act they would like to share with the Pioneer school community. Make it wacky, funny, fantastic – whatever they want (as long as it's school-appropriate). Have someone help them film or record their act (please make it under 2 minutes in length). Please share the video with Mr. Daugherty at [email protected] or share with Scott Daugherty on Google Drive. Please include "Variety Show" in the subject line. All Submissions are due by Tuesday, June 1st, and the show will take place on June 8th at 7 pm. The Zoom link is listed below.

Get Tested … Win Prizes!

Healthy Davis Together is sponsoring a contest to reward our students for getting tested for Covid-19. Each time your student gets tested at Pioneer, they will receive a raffle ticket that earns them a chance to win an awesome grand prize (an iPad, Nintendo Switch, or Bike). Pioneer Elementary testing occurs on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

6th Grade Celebration

This year we are excited to bring back our end-of-the-year tradition of honoring and celebrating our 6th graders as they transition to middle school. This year's Julius Caesar event will be held during the week of June 7th-10th. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, each class will have an assigned day for Gladiator Games, which parents will be invited to attend during the week. The Chariot Races, Egyptian Dance, and Finals of the Chariot Games will be held on Thursday, June 10th. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to attend on Thursday, June 10th, because of the potential size of the group. We appreciate your support as we work to make this event happen within the constraints of our health and safety requirements.

Important Dates to Remember

May 27th                                 Free Saliva Testing (8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m)

May 28th                                 Spirit Day (Wear Green and Gold/Yellow)         

May 31st                                 Memorial Day– NO SCHOOL

June 1st and 2nd                    Dog Dash

June 3rd                                 Super Happy Awesome News (School Musical)

June 4th                                 Club Perry

June 7th-10th                         6th Grade Celebration

June 8th                                 Annual Variety Show

June 10th                               The Last Day of School