Clubs and Activities
Pioneer Elementary offers several before- and after-schoolÂ extracurricular activities for students, many of which are supported in part with PTA funds.
Passport Club is available to every student at Pioneer, thanks to funding from Pioneer staff and parents.
Each month, students receive a study map showing which countries to learn. There are five levels of learning available. Extra maps are available in the school library.
Near the end of the month, parent helpers check each student on their knowledge of the countries. For each level passed, students may choose a stamp to put in their individual passport books. Students who pass that level the corresponds to their grade level also may choose one coin from the world coin collection. (Coin donations always appreciated!)
Laminated blank study maps are helpful for home study and last for years. If you wish to order one, send $3.00 (cash or check made out to "Pioneer PTA") in an envelope with your child's name, teacher's name, and "Passport Map" written on the front.
Parent helpers always welcome!
2009-10 Passport Check Dates:
Nov. 20, Dec 11, Jan 29, Feb 26, April 2, April 30, May 28.
Questions? Please send an e-mail to hales77 [at] yahoo.com.
After-School Drawing and Painting Classes at Pioneer
Classes Begin January 4, 2011
Emphasis will be on drawing, painting, and collage with a broad variety of mediums. Together we will use art practice as a way to look closer at the world around us and to digest our experiences. Classes will explore both technical and expressive methods in creating 2-D images. Each session features new projects.
12 students per class:
*Grades K-1, Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Music Room
*Grades 2-3, Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Music Room
*Grades 4-5, Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Music Room
Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks.
*Winter Session: January 4 – Febuary 24
(make up week will be available March 1 - 3)
*Spring Session: April 12 – June 2
(make up week will be available June 7 – 9)
$120 per student for eight weeks
$110 per student if joining with a sibling
Tuition includes all materials needed. Please register by January 1st. If you need a registration form e-mail Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org Classes are sponsored by the Pioneer PTA.
About the instructor: Sam Williams is an Olympia artist who loves sharing his passion for both painting and the Northwest. He has a B.A. In Fine Arts from The Evergreen State College, does graphic design through Mud Farm Design, and builds custom bamboo/carbon fiber bicycle frames. Please feel free to contact him with any questions regarding the upcoming art classes by e-mail: email@example.com or phone: 360-870-8303.
Band is offered for fifth grade students, and meets three times per week during lunch recess. There are typically two concerts each year.
There is no cost to participate but instrument rental fees may be necessary. Scholarships are available; please inquire in the school office.
Contact: Greg Allison, Band Teacher
Orchestra is offered three times per week for fourth graders and twice a week for fifth graders, during the lunch recess period.Â Rental fees for instruments may apply. Scholarship are available; please inquire in the school office.
Contact: Chip Schooler, Orchestra Teacher
ACE Spanish Lessons
Pioneer Foreign Language Program, Spanish
Monday and Wednesday 8:10 - 8:50 am Teacher: Melissa Thetford
Tuesday and Thursday 8:10 - 8:50 am Teacher: Marcelo Porteao
ACE Olympia Area Coordinator Elke Armajo (360)456-1402
Student Council is a leadership opportunity for students in fifth grade at Pioneer. There is an application process and selections are made in the fall for that school year.
Students are required to be good citizens and positive role models, and are expected to be leaders at school.
Students on student council take on leadership roles of many kinds throughout the school year, including fundraising, assemblies, and morning announcements.
Contact: Randy Weeks, Principal
Mad Science Class
Mad Science, "the world's leading fun science provider,"Â offers after-school classes at Pioneer. Themes for this fall's classes include Kitchen Chemistry, Bugs!, Detective Science, and Earthworks.
Class Information: Day/Time: Monday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Session B: 11/2/2009 - 11/23/2009
Cost: $51/4 - week session
Registration deadline: 10/30/2009