Actively pursue and create opportunities for students, parents, teachers and staff to work together to accomplish academic and community-oriented goals.
WHY JOIN THE PTA?
Primarily to help the PTA foster communication between parents and teachers regarding the activities and issues affecting Pioneer. Additionally, your PTA dues help offset the costs of event notices and the school directory; the cost of operating a non-profit organization such as insurance and bank charges; and payment of the parent PTA organization (Third District) PTA dues. Also, unless you are a member of the PTA, you cannot vote on PTA business matters at PTA meetings.
2020-21 Board Members
2020-21 Committee Chairs and Program Coordinators
Click on the position title for duty descriptions:
Executive VP - Amanda Stevens email
Financial Secretary - Stephanie Rogers email
Fundraising VP - Kristy Riley email
Membership VP - Kellie Black-Holcroft
Communication VP - Isaac Stevens email
Enrichment VP - Lindsay Terry
Standing Committees Chair - Beth Knudsen email
Principal - Mr. Ron Thomas email
Teacher Reps -
Amanda Walsh and Len Fingerman
Auction Chair - Gregg Herrington
Book Fair Coordinators - Joanie Brisbin, Tiffany Yost, Eli Alston-Stepnitz
Box Tops - VACANT
Dog Dash Coordinators - Lisa Anderson and Lisa Herrington
Nugget eScrip/Amazon - Sheryl Yamamoto
Pioneer Pridewear - Tiffany Yost
Marquee - ON HOLD
Pioneer e-News - Beth Knudsen
Pioneer PTA Website - Tamie LeBar
Pioneer Times - VACANT
Student Directory - Catherine Cho
Teacher Classroom Communications Coordinator - Gretchen Tornabene
Year Book - Andrea Clark
Membership & Commmunity Programs
Fall Festival Coordinators - ON HOLD
Family Movie Night - ON HOLD
Hospitality - ON HOLD
Science Night - Karen Sulenta and Georgeann Sack
Collector's Spring Fling - Tiffany Yost
Hospitality/Teacher Luncheons, Teacher Appreciation Week - ON HOLD
Parent Education - VACANT
ACTIVE4me - ON HOLD
Afterschool Enrichment - TBD
Ambassador Coordinator - TBD
BRAVO Music - Sarah Almetus
Garden Outreach Coordinator - Kerri Hart
K-6 Fine Arts Teacher - ON HOLD
Library Assistance - Joanie Brisbin
Let’s also dispel three major myths about getting involved in PTA:
Myth #1: If I pay $15.00 to join the PTA, then I have to attend the meetings.
NO. You attend when you can (if you can); meetings are NOT mandatory. The PTA General meetings are a chance for you to keep abreast of the financial decisions being made about monies raised, as well as other happenings concerning the school and district.
Myth #2: All membership dues go to the National PTA.
NO. A portion of your dues stays with Pioneer PTA. We encourage all parents to pay for a membership because the $15.00 gives us a head start on the school year and keeps you informed. In part, this means your teachers get to keep all of their paycheck and your children have all the supplies they need. For example, each teacher receives a classroom stipend from PTA funds raised, so that your child’s teacher can purchase much needed classroom items such as markers, paper materials, etc. for the school year.
Myth #3: I work full-time, so I can’t possibly find time to volunteer at school.
NO. There are so many opportunities to help with PTA school events and programs that can be done on your own time. There is something for every schedule and interest level. For a full listing and volunteer descriptions, please pick up a form at the school office or visit the PTA website.
Important Fact: This school year, almost every one of your PTA Board members and the majority of PTA Chairpersons are full-time working parents.