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PIONEER AND BARNES & NOBLE TEAM UP FOR HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR !

2 GREAT EVENTS: IN STORE: 11/30

ONLINE: 11/25 - 12/2

When you visit Barnes & Noble at Irvine Market Place on Friday, November, 30th, your purchase directly supports Pioneer.!

Barnes & Noble will give Pioneer credit for purchase at the store on 11/30, including Starbucks Cafe, the newsstand and Holiday gifts.! So when you give a gift this holiday season, a percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Pioneer, too!

If you can’t attend, consider online ordering! Simply enter Bookfair ID 12458782 at checkout.

SAVE THE DATE! COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS TALKS SOCIAL MEDIA!

Save the date!  Join our counselors Ms. Miranda and Ms. Koski

Wednesday,  12/5

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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The topic forum centers around social media…what we think we know about it, and how it is changing.

Coffee With The Counselors welcomes guests. If you know of a neighbor, a community member, or a future Wildcat family that may have interest — please spread the word!

PIONEER’S YEARBOOK RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE!

Pioneer’s Yearbook, “The Prowler”, has been announced as a recipient of a 2019 Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) CROWN AWARD.

Pioneer’s annual publication reflects collaborative student talents that encompass editorial, design and graphic work — and are guided by Pioneer Fine Arts teacher and Yearbook advisor Lori Spiak.

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The honor is based on Pioneer’s most recent 2017-18 Student Yearbook. TheCrown Award recognizes overall excellence in design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. Almost 1200 publications were eligible for judging.

This distinguished honor showcases Pioneer as 1 of only 11 middle schools to be recognized nationally — and the only middle school within Orange County to receive this distinction.

There are two finalist categories of the Crown award; the award distinction will be announced and presented in March 2019.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Spiak and Yearbook students!

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Reminder! There’s still time to order your 2018-19 yearbook! CLICK HERE pioneeryearbooks.com

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PIONEER'S RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER !

Thanks for participating and supporting our October restaurant event with Chick-fil-A.

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We're busy planning another tasty fundraiser that will directly benefit Pioneer.

Look for our next date soon…with a new location --  to feed that Wildcat ROAR !  

OUR WILDCAT COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND DINO DASH XXVIII!

You raced… ran… walked… volunteered… donated…even cheered(!), but your biggest role was being a part of our amazing community! Also a big shout out to Pioneer Cross Country for an amazing effort!  Well done! 

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PARENT & COMMUNITY OUTREACH: RACHEL’S CHALLENGE UPDATE

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This month, Pioneer students participated in the Rachel’s Challenge program assembly, followed by a parent community event and discussion the following day. This initiative, in partnership with Pioneer PTO, will unfold on the Pioneer campus over the next few months. A Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, to be led by student Kindness Ambassadors and guided by Pioneer’s Counseling Team, is now forming. All students are welcome to join.

Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact among millions reached every year with messages sharing the importance of kindness, compassion, and respect.

Parents are alyways welcome and encouraged to contact our Pioneer Counselors, Ms. Miranda or Ms. Koski, with questions about this initiative.

Look for Pioneer updates soon!

To learn more about Rachel’s Challenge https://rachelschallenge.org/about-us

SAVE THE DATE: NEXT PTO MEETING

PTO will not hold a General session meeting during the month of December.

Our next General session will take place on Friday, 1/11/19 @ 9:30 a.m.

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PARTICIPATE AS A COMMITTEE HEAD

Join us for the 2018-19 school year! 

If you've wanted to get involved and need flexibility, here's your chance!
We need to fill the following chair positions: 

  • Health & Wellness

Please contact Simpkins5@cox.net to learn more!

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PIONEER LOVES ITS VOLUNTEERS!

Do you consider yourself creative? Organized?  Or simply enjoy the camaraderie of working with other parents?  Volunteer support helps makes Pioneer the Greatest Middle School!   

So whether you feel suited for a project, or a short-term assist, come fill a need!                             

Current Volunteer opportunities: 

  • Recycling

  • Staff Holiday Breakfast

  • School Dance Chaperone

Please visit our Volunteer tab to learn more!

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A WILDCAT ROAR OF THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR PTO MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!

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Thanks for donating in August and September!
Fundraising through our annual Membership drive helps ensure that every student will benefit this school year! Your contribution matters! Please join us in extending a special thank you to our generous corporate sponsors:


-- Baum Orthodontics
-- Dr. Andrea Fortess DDS
-- Mathnasium Tustin
-- Crown Jewell Entertainment 
-- Financial Advisors Network
-- Tutoring Club of Tustin
-- Zov's
-- Abe Chuang, Tarbell Realtors
-- Del Taco
-- George Casillas, Tustin Realty One 
-- GJP Consulting
-- Huntington Learning Center
-- Italian Express
-- -OC Marmol
-- Off the Grid Rentals 
-- Saddleback Appliances
-- Scott Gunther, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

THANK YOU FOR MAKING PIONEER’S 5TH ANNUAL FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL A SUCCESS!

A big ‘shout’ out of Wildcat gratitude to our amazing chairs Marsha Hansen, Kate Kersten and Kristin Simpkins for creating such a FUN event!

We’d also like to thank our generous Corporate sponsors, volunteers and attendees!

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PIONEER 2018-19 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE!

ORDER NOW! Yearbooks are $55.  Get yours today! Ordering info can be found here  https://www.pioneerwildcatspto.org/yearbook/ or  go to Important Links tab, and click on 'Yearbook Orders'.

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FOLLOW PIONEER PTO ON FACEBOOK!

Get updates designed for Pioneer parents, supporters and our Wildcat community!

Like and follow us today! https://www.facebook.com/pioneermiddleschoolpto/

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PTO APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT OF STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK !

Thank you... and thanks to the students -  for making Pioneer teachers and staff feel extra special!

We couldn't have done it without you!

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'PIONEER TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2018' RECOGNIZED

Pioneer's 2018 Teacher of the Year, Mr. David Bowers, was recognized at the Tustin Public School Foundation dinner on Friday, May 18th. Congratulations, Mr. Bowers! 

 

AWARD WINNER!

Congratulations to Pioneer for being selected as a 2018 Follett Challenge People’s Choice winner! Pioneer has been nationally recognized for its innovative educational programs which teach 21st century skills to students! Thanks to your constant voting and sharing of Pioneer’s video during the recent Follett Challenge, our school will be awarded a prize of $8,000 in Follett products and services! PTO also extends a special ‘thank you’ and our appreciation to Library Media Technician Carol Moore for spearheading the way! Way to go, Wildcats!

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