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Monday, July 17th - Pioneer Office opens to the public, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, July 21st - Class Placement letters will be mailed out

Tuesday, July 25th - School Kidz Kit Pick Up: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (MPR)

Friday, July 28th - TK/Kinder Sneak-a-Peek, 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Friday, July 28th - 1st Grade Sneak-a-Peek, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Monday, July 31st - First Day of School

Tuesday, August 8th - Back to School Night

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - 4th/5th Grades

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm - 2nd/3rd Grades

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm - TK/Kinders/1st Grades

Thursday, August 10th & Friday, August 11th - Fall Picture Day


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Our Beliefs:

  • We believe each person deserves to be treated with kindness and respect
  • We believe that staff should follow through on professional commitments and responsibilities
  • We believe our school should have a safe and inviting atmosphere where parents, students, staff and community members feel welcome and included
  • We believe in the partnering of parents and teachers to ensure student success
  • We believe that children can maximize their individual potential when expectations are high and support is provided
  • We believe in supporting the whole child: academic, social, emotional and physical
  • We believe all school members should embrace diversity including differences in skill sets, learning styles, backgrounds and individual contributions


grade level suggested supply lists

Want to get a head start on back to school shopping?  Click on your student's grade level below to see the suggested supply list.  Please remember that this is a "generic" grade level list; your student's teacher may request additional suggested supplies that are "classroom specific."  A complete list of suggested supplies will be included in your student's class placement letter, which will be mailed out on Friday, July 21st.  If you pre-ordered a School Kidz Supply Kit from Staples, pick-up information will be coming from the Parents' Club in the weeks ahead.  One more note--please wait for instructions from your student's teacher with regards to labeling classroom supplies, unless it is noted on the lists.

TK Suggested Supplies

Kindergarten Suggested Supply List

First Grade Suggested Supply List

Second Grade Suggested Supply List

Third Grade Suggested Supply List

Fourth Grade Suggested Supply List

Fifth Grade Suggested Supply List

SSC Suggested Supply List

Safe and Welcoming for all students

The District recently adopted a resolution declaring Brentwood Schools as Safe and Welcoming for All Students. 

Read information here

El Distrito recientemente adoptó una resolución declarando a las Escuelas de Brentwood como Seguras y Acogedoras para Todos los Estudiantes. 

Lea la información aquí.

Substitute Teachers Needed




Do you love working with kids?

Do you have a bachelor's degree and passed CBEST?

Apply to be a substitute teacher in our district!

For more information,

ask for the substitute teacher application packet at the

BUSD District Service Center

 255 Guthrie Lane

 or call Jasmin Perales at 513-6313


Honoring Mr. "D"

5th Grade students travel back to the colonial days

pioneer's lunch ladies rock!!


4th graders visit columbia

this is how pioneer rolls! family bowling night...


pennies for patients

Once again Pioneer students accepted the challenge of collecting Pennies for Patients for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society. A total of $3,182.3 was collected.  The top collecting class was Mrs. Cauley's 4th Grade class.  The class earned a pizza party for their outstanding efforts!  Way to go Colts!!


♫ beautiful music together ♪

The Pioneer Band recently teamed up with the Bristow Cadet band for a performance!


Pioneer's Talent Exhibition

The importance of 0

On the 100th day of school, Pioneer's Kindergarteners and 1st Graders had a surprise visit from none other than "Zero the Hero!"  He explained to the students the importance of "0"


Fire & Ice!!

A "Fire & Ice" assembly was presented to our 4th and 5th Graders.  The students viewed a demonstration of chemicals, dry ice and pressure.  This was the "kick off" to Pioneer's Science Fair that will take place in February.



Our 5th Graders recently attended an assembly about water conservation, natural resources and recycling.  All of this plus being entertained by a juggler AND our very own Mr. Smith!!


spirit week-crazy hair day!!

spirit week-sports day!!

spirit week-tye dye day!!

spirit week-star wars day!!

Worldly 2nd Graders

Pioneer's entire 2nd Grade recently performed their musical, "Holidays Around the World!"  They sang songs about the different ways holidays are celebrated around the world.  This performance coincided with their month long classroom unit also titled "holidays around the world."


Hour of Code

4th & 5th graders participating in Hour of Code during Computer Science week, December 5th-11th.


No Turkey For Perky

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends were all on hand to watch Pioneer's Kindergarteners perform "No Turkey For Perky."  The students did a great job, and the audience loved it!  What a great way to kick off the Holiday Season!


Ability Awareness Week

Ability Awareness Week (AAW) took place recently at Pioneer.  The main goal of AAW is to create a more empathetic learning environment for all students; and to teach students that everyone learns in different ways, and not all things come easy.  It was a week of fun and learning, with interactive ability activities and demonstrations.  Here is a sampling of the activities our students participated in...


The Brentwood Rotary Club, in keeping with their annual tradition, recently presented each of Pioneer's 3rd graders with a dictionary of their very own!  The students were very excited to receive these dictionaries and couldn't wait to begin using them in the classroom.  Thank you very much Brentwood Rotary Club!


This is how Pioneer celebrates Halloween...

BUSD Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Simens was recently honored at the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year dinner.  Principal, Mr. Samy D'Amico, and Vice Principal, Mrs. Denise Powell, were also on hand to congratulate Mrs. Simens.  We are so very proud of Mrs. Simens and her professionalism and dedication to teaching that has earned her the honor of being our District's Teacher of the Year!!

There's a Champion in Every Kid!

Pioneer Students were treated to the NED Show assembly recently.  The NED Show combines a positive message with humor, storytelling, audience participation and memorable object lessons like yo-yo and magic tricks.  The assembly teaches students how they can develop 3 valuable characteristics--Never Give Up; Encourage Others; Do Your Best!

The NED Yo-Yo sales were a success!!  Pioneer receives a percentage of the yo-yo sales to benefit our students.  Below are some of our students, and Mr. D'Amico, "fine tuning" their yo-yo skills!

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happy birthday california

Pioneer's 4th graders celebrated California's 166th Birthday by making California t-shirts, California cookies and even spelled out CA on the blacktop!


Barnes & Noble Book Fair

A huge thank you to all the students and families that came to the recent Barnes and Noble Book Fair.  Our very own Principal, Mr. D'Amico was a guest reader, and there was even a visit from Clyde the Colt!!

More special guests at the Book Fair, pictured below with Clyde, were Mrs. Robles, our new Librarian (on the left) and Ms. McMullen, our outgoing Librarian.  (Ms. McMullen is now a Kindergarten Teacher at Pioneer!)


Pioneer Elementary Shows Their True Colors With Art!!


Pioneer's 1st Graders had their very own Olympic Ceremony parading around campus waving their flags amidst chants of

U S A...U S A...U S A!!!


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