The Panther Pause

October 30th, 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

I hope you found teacher conferences beneficial. Besides seeing the progress of your child it is a time to come together as a team to support your child. If you were not able to attend conferences please contact your student's teacher to set up a time to meet.

On Oct. 31 we will have a school wide costume parade. Look for an email with the details and how you can participate.

Our pre-school started last week. What a wonderful addition to our Pierce Park family.

Go Panthers!

Kelly Anne


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Hello Pierce Park Community!

I am Miss Ekins, and I am the school counselor. As the school counselor, I help support all students' learning. Last week, I started lessons in the K through 2nd grade classrooms. This week, I am teaching in the 3rd grade through 6th grade classrooms. Please contact me at if you have questions or concerns or if your family needs assistance. I am at Pierce Park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I am excited to be here at Pierce Park! I look forward to a great year!


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October 31st - Halloween!

-Halloween Costume Parade @ 2:30

  • 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 8th - Band/Orchestra/Choir Concert @ 9:00
  • December 14th - PTO Luncheon Sponsored by 4th Grade Families
  • December 15th - 6th Grade Fieldtrip to The Nutcracker Ballet
  • -1st & 2nd grade Winter Program @ 2:15
  • December 20th - Early Release @ 1:15 (No School Preschool ONLY)
  • December 21st - Early Release @ 1:15 (No School Preschool ONLY)
  • 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: November 1st! 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
    • Karyn Boersig, Teacher Representative


    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.

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    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

    Long Sleeve Tees Flash Sale
    Bella+Canvas regular long sleeves are just $24.99 through Sunday. A direct link to long sleeve tees is:

    Holiday Sale Info
    The 2023 Holiday Sale is just around the corner! We will have new designs and product lines that will make great gifts for the entire family. We will provide you with custom ads and a printable flyer to distribute next week. All Holiday Sale orders are guaranteed to arrive by December 23rd!

    • Sale Dates: November 6th - December 8th
    • Savings: 20% discount sitewide
    • Shipping: Free shipping over $75

    Teacher & Staff Holiday Gifts

    Now is the perfect time to think about placing orders for teachers, staff and administration holiday gifts. Popular gift options include Camelbak water bottles, coffee tumblers and tote bags. Please reach out for more details and pricing for bulk orders.

    Multiple Custom Designs
    One of our most popular feature requests is for stores to be able to have multiple custom designs, instead of just one. Examples include school crests, alternate logos, field day designs, etc. We are excited to begin rolling out this functionality. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out!

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

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