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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adventure Awaits . . .
The following message from Principal David Dockendorf explains the plan at school for tomorrow, 11/29, during the school bus strike.
Dear Pathfinder Parents,
The Teamsters union representing the bus drivers are calling for a 1 day strike for tomorrow, both am and pm with an option to go on strike again if negotiations continue to stall.
Our school plan for tomorrow is: Students who ride buses will be allowed on campus beginning at 8:10. The students are to go to the gym and cafeteria. Breakfast will begin at 8:25 with outside supervision beginning at 8:25. Parents, please be reminded that tomorrow is an Early Release Day at 2:10 and we ask that you arrange alternative transportation for the afternoon. All students must be picked up by 2:30 PM.
Late arrivals and students who do not attend school due to transportation will be excused.
We are truly sorry for this inconvenience tomorrow and hope that you are able to make this workable for your family.
Check out this article for more information: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/seattle-school-bus-drivers-to-strike-wednesday/
Desirae Wilkerson (Mom to a Seal and Raven) and Jenny Gutama Kulas (mom to a Seal) have enthusiastically stepped up to co-chair this year’s auction.
It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and some say it’s the most FUN! If you have ideas for the auction, want to volunteer on the committee, or want to say thank you for leading it, you may reach them at email@example.com
Don’t forget to register by November 16th for this lovely Pathfinder tradition.
We’re on Twitter now! Follow Pathfinder PTSA on Twitter @pathfinderptsa.
Thanks to a record number of donors this year, The Pathfinder PTSA Direct Give raised $27,150, exceeding its goal of $25,000 by more than $2,000! This is great news, and we will be able to put this money right to work funding academic priorities like tutoring and creative approach, valuable hands-on work in the Pathfinder garden, and fun community events for the kids and their families.
We couldn’t do this without the strong support of the Pathfinder community — 155 parents, teachers, administrators, and extended families members donated to the campaign. You’re the best!
Direct Give was the first of three main fundraisers this year. One of our favorites, Wreaths, is just around the corner. The Wreath fundraiser helps defray the cost of camping and outdoor education and allows us to unleash our creativity in making and selling holiday wreaths.
The biggest fundraiser is Pathfinder’s annual Auction. This year, the Auction is on Saturday, March 3. Funds raised at the auction make up the bulk of the PTSA’s revenue each year. Mark your calendars for what promises to be a very entertaining night!
There are also easy ways to raise money for Pathfinder just by going about your daily shopping. You can clip BoxTops off popular brands of foods and products, save West Seattle Thriftway receipts, purchase gift cards for just about any major business, and shop Amazon using our affiliate link (which nets us 4-7%, versus Amazon Smile, which nets us 0.5%). Check out all of the ways you can Shop & Earn for Pathfinder here.
This year we have a new easy way for you to support our conservation and gardening programs at Pathfinder: purchase a mobile subscription to Chinook Book using our special fundraising link!
Don’t have the Chinook Book App yet? Tap the link below from your phone to purchase your $15 Chinook Book app subscription and you’ll enjoy a whole year of savings at local, sustainable places you love like West Seattle Nursery, PCC, Chaco Canyon, Goodwill, Easy Street Records and the Pacific Science Center.
Plus! Your subscription will continue to benefit our fundraiser year after year as long as we continue to fundraise with Chinook Book.
Already have the app? First make sure you have updated to the most recent version of the app. Then tap the link below. It will redirect you to the App Store. Tap “open” and it will take you directly to the payment page with our partner ID already loaded in so your purchase will benefit our fundraiser. Ready?
Tap here from your phone to purchase your Chinook Book mobile app subscription and benefit our fundraiser: https://chinook.co/pathfinderk8
Don’t have email on your phone? Don’t worry! Just go to chinookbookmobile.com to download the app. Go to the “Purchase Full Access” screen on the “More” menu to pay for your subscription and enter the Partner ID “pathfinder k8” to have your purchase benefit the fundraiser.
We will not be selling print copies this year through this fundraiser. As a regular supporter of Chinook Books, I have used the coupons on my phone more frequently than the print ones. Nearby coupons pop up at request, and if you head to Portland or San Francisco those city’s coupons pop up automatically for use on your phone. I’ve always gained my investment back by using 2-3 coupons.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Tasha Mosher, Earth Project volunteer