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Reading Everyday is one of the best ways for your child to keep up skills in all subjects!


  •  Set aside time each day to read with your child. You could enjoy favorite books from your bookshelves and also download free e-books from the public library. Encourage him to choose a variety-fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies, how-to-books, and more. Let her pick books she can read on her own as well as challenging ones you can read to her. If you read in Spanish that is great! Hearing stories in English or Spanish will help your child with their reading skills. 
  • Together, watch authors, teachers and librarians read stories aloud online. Try storylineonline.net or search You Tube for "read alouds." Then, suggest your child make her own story time videos-complete with props and puppets. Socks make great puppets. 

The Quincy School District will be purchasing school supplies for all students again this year. Your child just needs to bring a backpack and lunch box if they are bringing lunch from home. 




Dear Pioneer Families:

Welcome to Pioneer Elementary! We are excited to have you and your child as part of our Pioneer family. This school year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. You will be amazed at the amount of wonderful information your child learns this school year. Many years ago, I walked through Pioneer’s front doors as a student and I remember the excitement and nervousness I felt on the first day. This year some of our students are returning, and others are brand new to Pioneer. All students will be greeted and welcomed as a Pioneer Jackrabbit! The first day of school is now magical for me as a principal.

There is something special about watching this building come to life as we build up to that new beginning. Some of you may be filled with questions and a bit anxious about this new journey; others are already on this path and maybe know a little bit more.  Rest assured that we are ready to welcome you and your student with open arms! As your child’s principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors - teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students. With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Pioneer Elementary School. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the Parent Volunteer Committee, special event participation, or member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved!  Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child. My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns or questions you might have throughout the school year.  Our friendly office staff is here until 4:00 pm and would be happy to assist you in anyway. Thank you for sending your child to Pioneer. It is a privilege to serve a positive and impactful role in your child’s education. It is with great joy that I welcome you to the Pioneer Jacks family!


Alesha Porter

Principal, Pioneer Elementary

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Estimadas familias de Pioneer:

¡Bienvenidos a La Elemental de Pioneer!  Nosotros estamos emocionados en tener a usted y a sus hijos como parte de nuestra familia de Pioneer. Este año escolar será maravilloso a como continuamos en proveer experiencia para nuestros estudiantes que están rigurosos, relevante, y ayudarles a crear relaciones mientras hacen conexiones de la vida real.  Usted estará asombrada a como continuaremos en proveer experiencia académica para nuestros estudiantes este año escolar. Muchos años atrás, yo camine por las puertas de enfrente de Pioneer como estudiante y recuerdo la emoción y lo nerviosa que estaba el primer día. Este año algunos de nuestros estudiantes regresan, y otros son nuevos a Pioneer. Todos los estudiantes se les saludara y darles la bienvenida como Pioneer Jackrabbit! El primer día de escuela es una magia para mí como directora.

  Hay algo especial acerca de este edificio observar cómo se llena de vida a como nosotros crecemos a ese nuevo comienzo. Algunos de usted pueden estén llenos con preguntas y un poco ansiosos acerca de esta nueva trayectoria; otros están listos para este paso y talvez sabe un poco más. ¡Este seguro que nosotras estamos listas para darles la bienvenida a usted y sus estudiantes con brazos abiertos!  A como directora de sus hijos, ¡es importante para que todos quienes pasen por nuestras puestas – maestros, estudiante y padres esta emocionadas de estar aquí! Esta actitud nos permite en llegar a nuestros retos excelentes positivos académicos, divertido y un entorno de crianza.

  Nosotros creemos que todos nosotros la escuela y la comunidad deben de trabajar juntos en un ambiente familiar extendido en asegurar el éxito para todos nuestros estudiantes.  Con esto en mente, usted está invitado en hacer un participante activo en la escuela Elemental de Pioneer. ¡Aunque usted este de voluntario en el salón, miembro del comité de padres voluntarios, participar en eventos especiales, miembro de unos de comités de nuestra escuela se les anima a que participe! Investigaciones en las escuelas claramente demuestran que la participación de los padres en las escuelas coincide con una mayor probabilidad de éxito académico para su hijo. Las puertas siempre están abiertas y acojo cualquier entrada.  Por favor de llamar o escribirme para discutir cualquier preocupación o pregunta que usted puede tener durante el año escolar. Nuestros amistosos personales de la oficina están hasta las 4:00 pm y estarán felices de asistirlo de alguna manera.  Gracias por mandar sus niños a Pioneer.  Es un privilegio de servir en un papel impactante en la educación de sus niños.  ¡Es de un buen agrado darle la bienvenida a la familia de los Jacks!


Alesha Porter

Directora, Elemental de Pioneer


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Pioneer would like to say a huge thank you to the community for the support provided for the Spring Jogathon Fundraiser.  The money raised helps to provide our students with extra playground equipment and extracurricular activies like class field trips! Our fundraisers are succesful because of all the support of our volunteers and the generous donations from our community members.  Thank you to all of the people who helped make this a event a success!

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The Importance of Student Attendance

If you are a parent of a school aged student I am sure you have heard someone say “attendance matters” or “attendance is important.”  But what does that truly mean?  How important is it really to attend school regularly?

 So first let’s start with some basic facts.  The school calendar we work with accounts for 180 academic school days for our students.  Research shows that a student should be present 95% of the time to meet regular attendance standards.  In a 180 day school year, that means the student should be present at least 171 school days to be considered in regular attendance.   This means that if a student misses 10 or more school days in the school year they fall into the “at risk” category.  If your child misses an average of one school day per month then your child falls into the category of an “at risk” student. 

So what is the danger of being an “at risk” student?  Research clearly shows that students who miss 10 or more school days will be adversely affected in their learning.  In fact, 64% of students who have regular attendance will meet reading standard by the end of 3rd grade.  However, only 43% of students who are “at risk” in attendance during their Kindergarten or 1st grade year will meet reading standard by the end of their 3rd grade year.  Research also shows, that students who do not meet grade level in reading by their 3rd grade year or 4x less likely to graduate high school.


Pioneer Elementary

224 J Street SE
Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: 509-787-1595
Fax: 509-787-2583

Hours: Mon 9:30-3:00, Tues-Fri: 8:10-3:00

Principal:  Ms. Alesha Porter
School Counselor:
Gus Winter

Administrative Assistant:
Ana Argueta

Administrative Assistant:
Zoila Castillo

Parent Liaison:
Lisset Tamayo Ibal

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