The Panther Pause

September 14, 2023

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5015 N. Pierce Park Lane

Boise, Idaho 83714

Phone: (208)854-5880

Fax: (208)854-5881

Visit Pierce Park's website at:

Follow on Instagram: pierceparkelementary

Kelly Anne Kuntz, Principal

MK Ekins Counselor

Kyra Black, Administrative Assistant

Pierce Park PTO Email:

Pierce Park PTO Facebook: Pierce Park Elementary PTO

Pierce Park PTO Instagram: pierceparkpto

Pierce Park's Student Handbook

Pierce Park's Emergency Response Procedures

Boise School District's Art's Webpage

Boise School District's Inclement Weather Procedures


The Principal's Corner

It seems like we are in our groove. Back to School Night was a success. Choir, girl's basketball and Panther Pacers are in full swing. Before you know it we will be signing up for parent teacher conferences.

MK Ekins is our new counselor. She is running Panther Pacers as a way to meet everyone. She will start teaching lessons in the classrooms very soon.

Please take the time to review the Pierce Park Student Handbook. Pay particular attention to the birthday treats and cell phones/smart watches section.

Pierce Park Student Handbook

Go Panthers!

Kelly Anne


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September 21st

- 5th Grade Field Trip 9:00-12:00

- PTO Luncheon Sponsored by 6th Grade Families

September 26th - 6th Grade Environmental Field Trip (day 1) 9:00-2:15

September 27th - 6th Grade Environmental Field Trip (day 2) 9:00-2:15

September 28th - 6th Grade Environmental Field Trip (day 3) 9:00-2:15

October 4th - PTO Meeting 3:30 in the Library

October 13th - NO SCHOOL-Students only

  • October 18th
  • - Flu Shot Clinic 9:00-11:30
  • - Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30-7:30)
  • October 19th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:15-7:30) NO SCHOOL - Students only
  • October 20th - NO SCHOOL
  • October 23rd - Picture Retake Day!
  • October 26th - PTO Fall Pumpkin Patch
  • October 31st - Halloween!
  • November 1st - PTO Meeting 3:30 in the Library
  • November 5th - Daylight Savings Ends
  • November 7th - Election Day
  • November 9th - PTO Luncheon Sponsored by 5th Grade Families
  • November 11th - Veteran's Day
  • November 20th-24th - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • December 6th - PTO Meeting 3:30 in the Library
  • December 14th - PTO Luncheon Sponsored by 4th Grade Families
  • December 20th - Early Release @ 1:15
  • December 21st - Early Release @ 1:15
  • December 22nd - January 5th - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • January 8th - School Resumes
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    Illness Procedure

    Not Feeling Well?

    Follow Illness Procedure

    Staying home when a person has symptoms of illness protects the school community by preventing the spread of illness and allows the person experiencing symptoms of illness the opportunity to rest and recover. If you're not feeling well, please follow the Boise School District Illness Procedure before entering any school or workplace.

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    Get involved with the PTO!

    Pierce Park’s PTO is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization (501c3 corporation). The PTO partners with the school to enhance our community by providing fun and educational experiences for the students and support and good will for the Pierce Park staff and families. There are no dues. If you have a child at Pierce Park, you are a member. The PTO does many things to support our students, staff and community.

    PTO meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in the Pierce Park Library from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm. The next PTO meeting will be held on: October 4th! Please email the PTO at if you have any questions or would like to join the email distribution list. (Find out more about all the great things that are happening at Pierce Park by joining our email list.) The linked September meeting notes include a committee sign up. Please consider signing up for one of the committees.

    PTO Website

    The 2023 2024 Pierce Park PTO Board:

    • Rachel Wickstrom, President
    • Tennyson Berty, Vice President
    • Spot open, Treasurer
    • Kerri Treinen, Secretary
    • Sara White, Volunteer Sign-Up Coordinator


    Student and Family Assistance Program

    There is a new partnership between Central District Health and BPA to provide up to 5 sessions free to any student or their family member through a program they're calling Student and Family Assistance Program.

    Please click the buttons below for more information.


    We are Hiring!


    Come Serve With Us

    Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Currently, Boise School District has a number of open positions, including Special Education Paraprofessionals, Just for Kids Childcare Providers, Food & Nutrition Services, Title I Tutors, School Nurse, Health Technician, School Support Assistants, School Custodians, Sprinkler Irrigation System Repair Technician, Warehouse Delivery Driver, and more. Review our current job postings and apply online.

    Substitutes Needed

    Boise School District is seeking qualified individuals to fill our classified and certified substitute pool. We currently have openings and encourage you to apply online today!

    Now Hiring Crossing Guards, Bus Drivers & Monitors

    Our outside contractors have job openings for crossing guards, bus drivers and bus monitors. Learn more....


    lost and found

    Remind your child to stop by our lost and found to search for any lost items.

    You can help us out by making sure your child's name is on the tags of their coats, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc. This makes it easier for us to return lost items to the proper person.

    Items that are not collected after 1 month will be donated to charity.



    School meals were free for all students during the 2021 2022 school year. Congress has not extended these waivers for the 2023 2024 school year. Beginning in August, students will be charged for meals based upon their household benefit status.

    If you think your household would qualify (eligibility guidelines) for free or reduced priced meals, you are encouraged to complete an online meal application. Applications will be available in early July 2023. Once determined, meal prices for 2023 2024 school year will be available on the District Food & Nutrition Services website.


    spirit wear fridays!

    Did you know that every Friday is school spirit day at Pierce Park? Students are encouraged to wear their school spirit wear or wear our school colors every Friday!

    PIERCE PARK's online store

    Back-to-School Sale Info

    • Dates: August 15th - September 14th
    • Offer: 30% off all merchandise and free shipping over $75

    New Designs

    A new collection of "family" spirit wear designs will roll out today. Each can be customized with a drop-down menu to include the following options: Mom, Dad, Parent, Grandma, Grandpa, Grandparent, Brother, Sister, Aunt, Uncle, Teacher and Coach.

    Women's Cut Tees

    We have received a lot of customer feedback regarding sizing for our Bella Canvas women's cut slim fit tees. This style runs extremely small, with people generally needing to order 2 sizes larger than normal in order for them to fit properly. Because of this, we are switching our Bella Canvas women's cut tees to relaxed fit, which have great reviews and a much truer fit! This update will be live online this week.

    Here is the link to order Pierce Park Elementary Spirit Wear!

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