Pioneer Library Resources
View our library from your home, including AR information.
Download Article - EXTRAORDINARY Educators - "AR: It's not just for elementary readers." - Accelerated Reader
Use this Web site (Pionner Elementary Library) and select Pioneer Elementary. You can view our catalog and even place a hold on a book if your child knows their username (lastname, first initial, second initial) and password (library number). Each book has AR information right in our catalogue--reading levels, point values, and quiz numbers. Hopefully, this information will be interesting and useful. Please understand that all AR testing is still done at school. This website prefers Internet Explorer.
Information about snow bulletins, emergency bus routes, earthquake plans, and other important notifications is available on the district Web site at http://osd.wednet.edu/for_parents/emergency_information.
Curriculum Guides, Grade K–5
Pioneer follows the Olympia School District's curriculum, which is selected through a thorough and careful review process involving community members and OSD staff.
Classroom Supply Lists
- Half-Day Kindergarten Supply List
- Full-Day Kindergarten Supply List
- 1st Grade Supply List
- 2nd Grade Supply List
- 3rd Grade Supply List
- 4th Grade Supply List
- 5th Grade Supply List
Accelerated Reader (AR)
Accelerated Reader is a tool used to assess comprehension and reading levels of students. It is used in a variety of ways—from a requirement in some classes to an optional program program in others.
Contact: Annette McQueen, Librarian, with questions about Pioneer's use of AR.
For more information about Accelerated Reader, visit:
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Reader
- Renaissance Learning: http://www.renlearn.com/ar/
- AR Book Search: http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
Fall planning conferences are intended to create a plan of success for each child.
Spring conferences are designed as a time to report to families on the achievement of their child during the school year.
Families will be sent a form giving them an oppportunity to indicate the best times for meeting. The meeting schedule will be developed and famililes will be notified of their assigned time in the afternoon of the conference week.
Please make every effort to attend and be on time as this conference is very important for the success of your child.
- October 13-17, 2008
- March 23-27, 2009
During these weeks, school is out at 12:52 p.m. There is no half-day kindergarten during these weeks.
Conference preparation tips 117.8k Adobe pdf
Teachers will notify all families in if there is a specific helath concern food-related in their class. Foods brought into class should be pre-packaged and not homemade.
Also for reference, see the OSD Board Policy on District Nutrition Standards.
Excerpt of interest:
The Board recognized that class parties are a tradition in public education. However, parents and staff are encouraged to provide party snack items that are consistent with the goals of this policy and held after the lunch hour whenever possible. It is also recognized that there may be rare special occasions when a school principal may allow a school group to deviate from these standards.
School Lunch prices
The Olympia School District meal prices this year are:
- Student Breakfast $1.35
- Elementary Lunch $2.10
- Adult Lunch $3.10
- Milk/Soy Milk $.60
Lunch menus are available at http://osd.wednet.edu/for_students/lunch_menu.
Volunteers serve a valuable role to Pioneer and we encourage volunteer participation at our school.
Contact: Beage Kiley, School Secretary
Volunteer Resource Form 549k Adobe pdf