Happy March! Although it has been very snowy, spring is just around the corner! With it comes warmer temperatures and rejuvenation. Here at Pioneer we have a lot of exciting events coming up this month.
This AP our focus is Excellence. At Pioneer, we strive to be excellent in everything we do. One way that we as a school can show excellence is through our state exam, PARCC. Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the PARCC exam in Math and Language Arts from March 9th-20th. We have worked hard throughout this year in order to be prepared to show our excellence during this exam. In order to help set your student up for success on these exams please make sure they get enough sleep and make it to school on time. Let’s show the world how excellent our students and our school are!
Another way that we show our excellence is by looking sharp. As a reminder, here are the expectations that we have for looking excellent here at Pioneer.
- Pioneer polo shirt is clean, without holes or rips.
- Sleeves under the Pioneer polo can only be white, navy blue, or black.
- Only Pioneer sweatshirts are allowed to be worn in class. Jackets or hoodies without the PCS logo cannot be worn in the classroom.
- Pioneer polo is tucked in at all times. Belt is visible at all times.
- Belt must be black or brown without distracting belt buckles.
- Girl tights must be black, navy blue or white (worn with jumper or skirt, not worn as pants).
- Shoes must be tied securely.
- No heels, sandals or flip flops.
- Pants must be solid khaki, navy blue or blue jeans with no design on the pockets.
- (Black pants are not permitted. Colored jeans are not permitted)
- Pants are not ripped or frayed.
- No leggings, yoga or sweat pants are permitted.
- No pockets below the waist (no cargo pants).
- Pants are not sagging. They are not below the waistline.
- Hair color is a natural hair color. No designs in hair, spikes, or distracting hair styles.
- No earrings for males.
- No chains or necklaces outside school polo.
- No distracting bracelets.
- Makeup, nail polish, nail tips, fake nails, lipstick and lip-gloss are not acceptable.
The PPA is sponsoring two events this month to raise money for a variety of events this spring. On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, students can pay $1 to wear a green shirt. As always, please make sure that your green shirt is school appropriate. Due to PARCC testing, please keep your green attire to clothing only. No extra accessories will be allowed this year as they can be distracting during testing. Also, on March 27th, PPA has a fundraiser at SkateCity in Arvada. Admission is $4.50, and skate rental is $1.50. There will be a bus that leaves Pioneer to take kids and families to SkateCity and back. This is an optional trip, and parent supervision is required. Keep an eye out for a flyer that your student will bring home for more specifics.
March 5: Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2026 to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Classes of 2019 and 2020 to the Downtown Aquarium
March 8: Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring Ahead)
March 9-20: PARCC testing for grades 3-8
March 14: Nation Pi Day (3.14)
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Bring a $1 and wear a green shirt!)
March 20: First Day of spring
March 23-26: Dental Sealant Program
March 25 and 26: AP 5 testing day
March 26 and 27: Early Release Days
March 27: Movie Day
March 27: After School Roller Staking Party Sponsored by PPA
March 30-April 3: Spring Break
March 3: Corey Werner and Rebecca Matthews
Please click on the links for important information from the Pioneer Charter School Board of Directors.
Feel free to reach out with questions:
- Rising 6th Grader contacts
Mrs. Rico-Gutierrez and Ms. Rueda (303-329-8412)
- Pioneer schools leaders and Board of Directors
Barb Baker (President), Kathrine Jansen (Vice President)
At Denver Public Schools:
Nick Bucy, Office of School Reform and Innovation
Laurie Premer, Office of Choice and Enrollment