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Weekly News and Events: April 3-7

Pioneer Elementary School - Weekly News and Events



Pioneer Elementary School - Weekly News and Events

Week of:

April 3-7

Life Skill:

Perseverance: Continuing with your goals in spite of difficulties


Welcome Back from Spring Break-We hope everyone had a restful, rejuvenating week!

Thank you Pioneer Parents for spoiling us with amazing lunches during conference week!


Apple Valley Days begin: 3rd Grade (Alexich, Brehler)


Pioneer AIM parent information meeting: 7:00 in MPR




Vision Screening: Grades K, 2, 5 (conducted by DJUSD nursing team)


Pioneer Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

Life Skills Assembly – Grades 1-3: 2:10 in MPR


April 13:  Pioneer Open House

April 14: Pioneer Dog Dash – Volunteers need to help make this event a success: please click here to sign up:





The new statewide school accountability system was opened to the public in mid-March.  To access a description of the system and school information go to this website and search for Pioneer Elementary, Davis:

So far, we have shared results with staff and PTA; Site council will discuss in April.  Overall, we are happy with our school performance, but the data does give of some areas to focus on continued growth.  If you have any questions or input, I welcome your communication.



You are invited!

2017 DJUSD Parent Engagement Night – Helping Our Children Thrive

Join other parents, community members, and DJUSD staff for a full and connecting evening about ways that together we can help our children.

Date:  Tuesday, April 11, 2017  

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Place:  Harper JHS MPR

Free:  Light buffet and child care provided


5:45 – 6:15 Arrive at Harper MPR and sign-in at the registration table

6:00 – 6:15 Welcome and Overview

6:25 - 7:10 pm  Breakout Session 1

7:15 - 8:00 pm  Breakout Session 2


Register now at Registration for 2017 DJUSD Parent Engagement Night.

You can also visit 2017 DJUSD Parent Engagement Night to learn more about the evening’s presentations. At the April 11th event you will be free to follow your interests and explore aspects of Socio-Emotional Learning that catch your attention.

Questions? Contact Kitty Hudson Cawley at

Topics offered during Breakout Session 1 (6:25 - 7:10 pm)

  1. DJUSD Board Policy: We All Belong
  2. California's New School Dashboard
  3. Using Restorative Practices to Address Issues of Social and Racial Justice
  4. Introduction to Growth Mindset
  5. La mentalidad de crecimiento (en español)
  6. Understanding Trauma & How It Impacts Learning
  7. Building a Stronger Connection with Your Teen
  8. Exploring the Benefits of Mindfulness
  9. Yolo County Children's Alliance: Mercury Exposure Prevention
  10. Number Talks
  11. Ability Awareness Stations
  12. Montgomery’s SEAL Instructional Model: Sobrato Early Academic Language
  13. DJUSD Music Program

Topics offered during Breakout Session 2 (7:15 - 8:00 pm)  

  1. Multicultural Panel Discussion
  2. School Funding
  3. One Room, Many Voices
  4. Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Resiliency
  5. Mindfulness Techniques
  6. The Compassion Project: Parent Education and Skill Building on Adolescent Mental Health Issues
  7. Girls On the Run
  8. Supporting a Mathematical Growth Mindset
  9. PBIS: An Umbrella of School-wide Supports for Elementary Students
  10. Building Math Fluency with Games
  11. Davis High School Athletics
  12. Promoting Internships in the Davis Community