Mark Your Calendars
Black Lives Matter Celebration: February 3rd-7th
World Travel Meeting: February 6th, 6-7pm, Library
Sky Hall Expedition Celebration: February 13th, 5:30-6:30pm
Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance: February 14th
Mid Winter Break: NO SCHOOL – February 17th-21st
Like Screening & General PTSA Meeting: February 27th, 6:30-8:30pm, Library
Class Picture Day: February 27th
Band & Choir Concert: March 12th, 6:30-8pm, Chief Sealth High School
Party Gras Auction & Dinner: March 14th
Black Lives Matter Celebration
This week Pathfinder students and teachers are celebrating Black Lives Matter with many activities and lessons in and outside of the classroom. Ask them what they talked about!
Dogs at School
We would like to ask that if you have a dog with you when coming to school, please don’t bring it into the building. District policy states that only service or therapy animals are allowed in a school. We also have students that are not comfortable with dogs or have allergies.
If you bring your dog to school, please have it on leash, and if you tie it up outside, please do it in an area that is not highly traveled by students and adults picking students up. Dogs should not be in the front entry way that is so highly crowded before and after school. Thank you!
LIKE at Pathfinder February 27th
LIKE is coming to Pathfinder thanks to a collaboration between our PTSA and South Seattle College Coop Preschool! LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. The goal of this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self regulate. Technology is a tool, and by understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.
Our middle school students will watch the film during the school day, and parents are invited to come see it in the evening. Following the film, our middle school counselor, Susanne Paris, will lead a discussion.
Auction Tickets are on Sale Now!
Joie de Vivre! Join us for Party Gras, Pathfinder’s Dinner and Auction, on March 14th at the Hall at Fauntleroy. We’ll let the good times roll as we dine, dance, and bid the night away all while raising money for the incredible programs sponsored by the PTSA.
Remember, there is no assigned seating this year, and there are only 4 tables left! Buy your tickets now for the best guarantee that you will sit with your friends!
Tickets, group events, links to sign up for the dessert dash and numerous volunteer opportunities are available online at: https://pathfinderk8ptsa.org/auction.
Calling all Bakers!
We are still looking for 9 families to sign up and help with the Dessert Dash by bringing in a sweet treat that can feed 10 people. A big thank you to all who have already signed up. More details and the link to help can be found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4aafac23a7f58-2020
Let’s Have Some Fun!
The 2020 Group Events list has been released, and there are fabulous activities to sign up for. From pool parties, games with teachers, and the famous sleepover with David, there are numerous opportunities for your students to have fun with their peers and teachers.
Don’t forget to check out the Grown-up events as well! Make a headpiece to shine at the Auction, score great deals at Frenzi, learn about the wines of Spain, golf, or learn to master the side ponytail. Events run from now through the summer.
**** There is still time to sign up for Kindergarten Parent’s Night Out, February 7, 6-8pm! Drop the kids off and kick-off your weekend with something fun.
****Barre and Bubbly has been rescheduled. This fun workout will now take place on March 20th.
For a complete list and sign-up, visit: https://pfk8.schoolauction.net/auction2020/give
Wreath Sales Results
The results are in! This year officially goes down as the most successful wreath fundraiser of all time. You all made and sold a whopping 505 wreaths! More importantly, the Pathfinder PTSA is delivering a check today to the school totaling $13,775 — $1,770 more than last year. These funds will help defray the costs of camping for all of our students this spring. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Help Wanted for Sharing the Gift
Sharing the Gift is one of Pathfinder’s oldest and most beloved traditions. Each spring, we dedicate three Friday afternoons (May 1st, 8th and 15th), to learning a new skill from adults in our school community. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to sharing a talent all three weeks. Use your imagination and Share a Gift you love! If you are interested or have questions, please contact Andy Darring at email@example.com