Hotsheet – Jan 8, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

  • After School Program Registration | January 8th—17th
  • High School Panel | January 16th, 6:30pm, Library
  • Option School Fair | January 18th, 10am-2pm, John Sanford Center
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL | January 20th
  • PTA Legislative Focus Day | January 20th, Olympia, 9:30am-3pm
  • Staff Hiring Training | January 21st, Library
  • After School Program—Classes Begin | January 21st
  • PTSA General Meeting / Auction Kickoff and Bingo Night | January 23rd, Cafeteria
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day: Assembly | January 24th, 2:15-3pm
  • Day Between Semesters: NO SCHOOL | January 29th
  • Enrollment Tours—Tour dates for K-5 :
    • January 22nd, 9–10:30am
    • January 24th, 9–10:30am
    • January 30th, 9–10:30am
    • January 30th, 6–7:30pm Open House
  • Dates for the Middle School Tours:
    • January 27th, 9–10am
    • January 28th, 9–10am
    • February 3rd, 9–10am
    • February 4th, 6–7:30pm Open House
  • Open Enrollment for School Choice | February 3rd
  • Mid Winter Break: NO SCHOOL | February 17th —21st

After School Enrichment Program—Winter Session:

Paper catalogs go home today (Jan 8th). Registration will open at 5pm and will run until January 17th. Classes will begin Tuesday, January 21st and run until March 20th (8 sessions. No school 2/17-2/21). For more info, contact our after-school program coordinators at: afterschoolprogram@pathfinderk8ptsa.org 

Wreath Sales Wrap:

Thank you to everyone who participated in Pathfinder’s annual wreath fundraiser. The returns so far look good, but we won’t know how good until we have all of your outstanding wreath tags and money turned in. Please put cash and checks (made out to “Pathfinder PTSA”), plus your green tags, in a marked envelope and place them in the black PTSA lock box in the main office ASAP. The sooner we have everything in, the sooner we will be able to let teachers know how much they will be receiving for spring camping. Thanks!

If you have questions, please read this post.

Auction Kick-off and Bingo Night January 23rd:

Let’s get this party started! Join us on January 23rd, from 6-8pm for Bingo Night! Enjoy some family fun, buy your auction tickets, and get first dibs on spots for the most popular group events.

Can’t make it to Bingo Night? Visit pathfinderk8ptsa.org/auction for more info on how to buy tickets and ticket packages, volunteer opportunities, auction procurement and more.

Enrollment School Tours:

Do you know someone interested in joining our Pathfinder family? Or are you transitioning to middle school and want to know more about the program? Please share our school tour dates (as listed in “Mark Your Calendars” section) and RSVP for a tour by calling 206-252-9710. It is not necessary to RSVP for the evening open house events.

High School Panel for 8th Graders January 16th:

If you are thinking about where to go for high school, this event is for you! We will have a panel of Pathfinder alumni representing a range of schools to answer your questions about what it’s really like as a high school student on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30pm in the library. Questions? Contact Nate at: noconn@seattleschools.org or Holly Rikhof at: vicepresident@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Legislative Focus Day in Olympia January 20th:

Focus Day is a day where Washington State PTA (WSPTA) members travel to Olympia for a day full of engagement around our mission. Members meet with legislators, tour the capitol, and demonstrate advocacy in action. WSPTA members have adopted a robust legislative platform that is focused on student safety and success. Now we need you to advocate for it. Plan to come to Olympia to meet your legislators. Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/focus-day-2020-tickets-86162976783

Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in going, contact Jonathan Guzzo at advocacy@pathfinderk8ptsa.org to organize carpooling and meeting with our legislators as a group. Please visit https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/focus-day/ for the latest details and information.

Join the Pathfinder PTSA:

As a new legislative session is about to get under way, our membership numbers matter more than ever.  Membership reflects our collective voice on the legislative platform of Seattle Council PTA, Washington State PTA, and National PTA in support of all kids. Join by using this link on our website: https://www.pathfinderk8ptsa.org/product/family-ptsa-membership/  and contact Gail Joblin at: membership@pathfinderk8ptsa.org with questions.

Call for Playground Enthusiasts:

The PTSA is looking for committed volunteers that are interested in seeing the phase II playground building plans to fruition!  Bring your vision and passion to reinvigorate the completion of the playground. Karen Stone, Tasha Mosher and Jennifer Girou are on board. If interested, contact Karen at: pathfinderearthproject@gmail.com

Deadline for up-to-date Immunizations Is Here:

Reminder: Students not up to date on vaccinations will not be allowed in the classroom. All students in jeopardy, have been notified. If you have received a letter, make sure that your child meets immunization requirements to avoid school exclusion on January 8, 2020. Have your student drop by the Health Center if they have questions. 

Next Compass—January 15th:

Have something to share?  Get your articles to Lani at lahuston@seattleschools.org no later than Monday, January 13th to be included.

Get Answers To Your Questions!

Where do I turn in my wreath money? Who should come to the High School Panel?

Look at the PTSA’s new and improved website for all the details: pathfinderk8ptsa.org

How do I join the 3rd decade of the 21st C and get those amazing txt reminders on important things I might otherwise miss at my kids’ school?

Text the message: “@pathk8” to the number “81010”  Follow the prompts. Having trouble?  Email communications@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

To get info in the next Hotsheet:

please send what you want to share to vicepresident@pathfinderk8ptsa.org  Next Hotsheet will be Jan 22.