Jan 13

Group Events Sign Ups – January 16

Group Events sign ups start on Tuesday January 16 at the PTSA meeting! A Group Events catalog that was sent home with your student. We found that it has a few errors. A single page “at a glance” corrects these errors and should also come home with your student. Please use the catalog for thorough descriptions, and “at a glance” for the corrected dates.

Go to the Auction Group Events page to see and download the catalog and at a glance guide.

The corrections for the catalog are:

Leanna’s Gymanji is on Friday March 30th (not 3rd)
Capture the Flag and BBQ is Saturday May 5th (not 6th)
Wine Tasting With the Expert is Saturday March 10th (not 9th)
Pizza and GAMES night with the Earth Hall Teachers (not crafts)

My apologies for the errors. Corrections will be reflected in all of the online information. Please contact me with any questions. Jodi Connolly groupevents@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Jan 09

Auction Adventure Begins – In Your Child’s Backpack!

The adventure begins…..in your child’s backpack!
Auction packets have gone home and contain all of the information you need to
“Choose Your Own Adventure”

Save the date for Saturday March 3rd at 5pm at the Hall At Fauntleroy where choosing
your own adventure is sure to be a fun and magical time!

Tickets go on sale January 17th and will be $65 if you start your adventure early.
Choose your adventure after January 31st and tickets will be $70.

Questions? Contact the auction adventure team at:

Have an adventure to share? Be a part of the adventure by donating an item or
“adventure”. Procurement forms are in your auction packet or pick up one in the front
office (drop off auction items in the blue box labeled “Choose Your Own Adventure”
in the foot office).
Procurement questions? Contact Cherie Roberts at:


Jan 09

Sign Up for the Talent Show Now!

Dear Pathfinder Parents,

We are in the new year, and ever closer to the annual Pathfinder Talent Show! This year allows 40 slots, on a first come-first served basis. Each act is limited to 1.5 minutes. If your student wants to participate and doesn’t have their audition slip from before break, check with the front office for a new one. We are about half full and slots will fill up fast, so please act quickly! The deadline to turn in your application is Friday, January 12th. No late slips will be accepted.

Mandatory rehearsal dates: January 23rd after school, February 13th after school, performance February 15th (morning and evening).


Victoria Melton

Pathfinder K-8 Music


Jan 09

Volunteer with After School Program

The after school program seeks volunteers for 2 shifts M-F: 3:20-4:05 and 4:20-5:05. Session begins Monday January 22 and ends Friday March 30. All volunteers get 50% off per day of volunteering, up to two classes. Please email us if you’re interested, at:


Jan 08

Pathfinder Amazon Link is Broken

Important information about the Pathfinder Amazon Link!

The link is currently shut down due to some technical issues.

While we are working out the problems please use the Amazon Smile program instead (I believe you can select this through their website).

Also, if you have the link bookmarked or saved in any way, please delete it for now.

Please use the Contact Us Page to send us a message with any questions.

Jan 06

Kind/Firm Approach to Parenting – January 16

JANUARY PTSA GENERAL MEETING—Tuesday, January 16th / 6:30-8:30PM / Pathfinder Library
Parenting educator and Pathfinder parent Jen Giomi will share with us a Kind/Firm approach to parenting and teach us about the power of language and creating connections that works for all ages. In addition, we will be kicking off activities for our annual auction on Saturday, March 3rd.
Come “Choose Your Own Adventure” by being the first to register for Group Events and purchase early-bird auction tickets, before they sell out. Free childcare provided by Blazing Trails.

Jan 03

Please turn in wreath tags and money by Jan. 9

Pathfinder wreaths decorated many doors this holiday season, providing a personal touch for friends and family. Thank you to everyone who made wreaths and sold wreaths, to the teachers who hung out with our children on wreath nights, and to the custodians and office staff who dealt with many of the details.

Now we need to see how this effort will impact spring camping. Funds from this fundraiser help defray camping and outdoor education costs.

To get an accurate accounting, we need your green wreath tags and money ASAP. Please collect cash and checks and place them in an envelope in the PTSA lock box in the front office. The Earth Hall is already planning Camp River Ranch, and we need these as soon as possible — by no later than Tuesday, January 9.

Be sure to fill out the Sold By field, so we can correctly credit your child’s classroom — some tags have been coming back without that field filled in!

So far, we have money for just about 300 wreaths, but past experience has shown that about one-quarter of the funds arrive in January. So if you are one of those people, turn them in so we can know just how great we rocked it. Thank you!

Dec 20

Winter After School Program Signup

Follow this link for information, catalog and registration for the Winter 2018 After School program options.


Dec 15

Pathfinder Auction 2018 Save The Date – Saturday March 3rd

Planning for our auction has already started, so mark your calendars for the big day

Saturday March 3rd at the Hall At Fauntleroy.

This year’s theme is “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Think of all the amazing adventures our kids go on here at Pathfinder!

Our annual auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year and enables the PTSA to fund important programs such as the Earth Project, After School Classes, Scholarships, Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Support Staff and more.

The auction is also a terrific way to be involved and great community building event.

Get Involved, Donate Item and sign up for a Group Event starting January 16th!

Procurement forms can be found in the office right now!

Questions, comments, would like to volunteer? Contact us at: auction@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

The Adventure Awaits . . .

Dec 08

Fund-A-Need Updates: Sound System Gets Rocking and Books are in the Hands of Kids

Every year at our annual auction we raise the paddle to fund a special project for our school, such as the new playground, classroom libraries, the Earth Project and technology. 
Here are updates on the two still in progress and a big thank you to our community for making it all possible.

2017 Sound System:  Last year’s rock stars raised over $12,000 to fund a new sounds system for our stage to replace the blown speakers and non-working microphones so student performances and guest speakers could be heard. After working through the bid process and figuring out all the details, a purchase order has been submitted and installation will start soon. Rock on!

2016 Literacy Book Room:  Our 2016 auction superheros made it possible to help fund a book room that includes book sets that whole classes can use, as well as smaller book sets that groups of 4-8 readers can use in literature circle groups. Teachers have been busy ordering books and they are steadily coming in and getting into the hands of students.