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Are you planning an event at Pathfinder?
This page provides instructions and links to help you get the get the word out to the Pathfinder community about upcoming PTSA meetings, events and fundraisers.
There are many ways families stay informed about what is happening at Pathfinder: the school website and calendar, the PTSA website and calendar, the Hot Sheet, Compass, emails from teachers, the principal and clan coordinators and the PTSA president, to name a few.
So, what’s the best information source to use to get the word out? Often, you will want to put your message into several of these outlets, and the PTSA Communications Team (aka parent volunteers) can help you.
To request help in getting the word out from the PTSA Communications Team, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can assist getting your message onto the marquee reader board, and other outlets.
To reserve space on school grounds
If your meeting or event will happen at school, you must submit your information and needs to the school secretary, Danielle Otey, at least three weeks in advance of the date so she can reserve the building and notify our custodians. Danielle will also know if your prospective event conflicts with any other school activity. This is district policy so that they can provide proper custodial and other staffing. Danielle will submit your reservation to the district-wide “School Dude” system.
>>Follow this link to the SchoolDude reservation form. You can fill out the form on your screen, then email it or hand it to Danielle Otey in the school office.
The Hot Sheet and Compass are created in the office and are sent to all families via email – if your family needs to receive the Hot Sheet in hard copy instead of via email, contact the school office to request a hard copy to come home in your child’s backpack. The Hot Sheet goes out approximately every 2 weeks and has a calendar of upcoming events along with brief notices about important events, deadlines, etc. The Compass is a longer format newsletter and is sent via email approximately every month. Here are the important dates and instructions for getting your message into these newsletters.
Hot Sheet submission and publish dates
What: Very brief descriptions – couple of sentences. No pictures.
Who: Submit to:
When: Submit by Friday prior to publish date (Monday at absolute latest)
Publish dates for the Hot Sheet for 2017-2018:
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, November 1
Wednesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 29
no Compass distributed in December
Wednesday, January 10
Wednesday, January 24
Wednesday, February 7
Wednesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday, April 18
Wednesday, May 2
Wednesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 30
Wednesday, June 13
What: Newsy articles, pictures.
Who: Send your article to:
When: Submit at least one week prior to publish date
Publish dates for Compass for 2017 – 2018:
Wednesday, November 8
Wednesday, December 13
Wednesday, January 31 (possibly January 30 or February 1)
Wednesday, March 7
Wednesday, May 9
Wednesday, June 20