Spare Sets of Clothing
Pioneer's playground is wet and muddy this time of year! Each day several students come into the office with muddy clothes. We have a limited amount of clothing available to loan out to students. Please consider sending a spare set of clothing for your child to keep in their cubby, to allow for quick and easy changes of clothing in the middle of the day.
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 PM
Washington Middle School
This concert is a great opportunity for 6 different schools (Pioneer Elementary, Centennial Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McKenny Elementary, Serendipity Academy, and Washington Middle School) to come together and have fun making music! Enjoy music from the combined elementary school bands, the WMS 6th grade band, and the Grand Finale with all the bands combined!
Pennies for Patients
March 13th - March 31st
Mrs. Perry’s Mindfulness group has decided to support an important cause as a way to show empathy and kindness to others. We are asking for donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients program. Some teachers are participating with a collection box in their classrooms or your student might have brought home a personal collection box to add to their classroom total. Another collection box will be made available in the library and in Mrs. Perry’s office. If your class is not participating, but your individual student would like to support this cause, there are other options. You can donate online through studentseries.org/wa or stop by Mrs. Perry’s office for your own collection box. All donations are to be returned to Mrs. Perry or your classroom teacher by March 31st. Money raised goes directly to supporting research and funding therapies for children with Leukemia and Lymphoma. Help us show kindness to a group of kids who could really use our support.
Elementary schools on half day schedule March 28-31
Elementary schools are on a half day schedule for conferences this week, March 28-31. Elementary school buses will run on a half-day schedule on these days.
School board offers superintendent position to Patrick Murphy
The school board unanimously agreed on March 23 to offer the position of superintendent of the Olympia School District to Patrick Murphy, pending successful negotiations of a contract.
Murphy is currently assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. Murphy has been assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District since 2012. Prior to arriving in Edmonds, he served from 2008-2012 as the executive director of secondary education in the Issaquah School District. He has served as a middle school principal in Issaquah, a middle and high school assistant principal in Issaquah, and a junior high assistant principal in Bremerton. Murphy taught junior high school social studies in the South Kitsap School District and serves as an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership at Seattle University and Western Washington University.
Spotlight on Success - March 15, 2017
In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; a Best-selling author visits Centennial Elementary, our amazing School Board is highlighted in a feature video, Capital High student art depicts social issues, tickets are now available for our annual 'OSD Night at the Rainiers'...and much more!