• The Pioneer Press

    Administrator Message

    Welcome to November everybody. The days are getting shorter and we haven't seen the sun in weeks, but the Pioneer team remains ready to serve. 

    We have a smattering of breaks in November, Veteran's day, Fall Break, Parent/Teacher conferences and, of course, our annual feast for families is back on the menu!

    We look forward to all the opportunities to get to know your families deeper as we race towards the holiday season.

    Thank you so much for your continued support as we continue to serve our students and their families.

    - Chris Burns & Shannon Wardrop 



    The Salmon Homecoming

    November is officially Native American Heritage month! 

    The equity team at Pioneer, with the help of the Salmon Homecoming Alliance, have put together a lesson plan for teachers, accessible to all students, to educate and celebrate the local Salmon Homecoming.

    If you are interested about learning about the Salmon homecoming, along with our students, please feel free to visit their website here



    Native American Traditions and Folklore

    One of our amazing teachers, Alex Buckwald, has recruited a Native American speaker to put on a presentation for all grade levels. Their presentation will include Native American Traditions, how folklore is passed through generation to generation in the Native American community, and will be talking about ceremonial and traditional garb.

    We are looking forward to their presentation.



    Important Dates

    There will be no school on Nov. 11th to observe Veteran's Day.

    There will be no school for students on Nov 21st and Nov 22nd. Parent/Teacher conferences will be occurring on these dates.

    The Feast will be held on Nov 18th.

    There will be no school the following days, Nov 23rd - Nov 25th for Fall break.



    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Teachers will be reaching out to you to schedule a time for you to attend parent/teacher conferences. If interested, please feel free to reach out to the main office at 503-916-6506.

    Staff will have phone calls coming out this week as well.



    The Pioneer Annual Autumn Feast

    The Pioneer family feast is back. Details will be sent out to you in a flyer through your email. However, the details are as follows:

    Date: Friday, November 18th

    Time: K-5 10:45ish - 11:30ish / 6-12 11:45ish - 12:30ish

    Place: Pioneer Gym on the Youngson Side

    We look forward to seeing you there.