Mark Your Calendars!

Online Auction: May 1-8th

Staff Appreciation: May 4-8th

Auction Item Pick Up: May 9th

Virtual Science Fair: Submissions due May 12th

Earth Project Plant Give Away: May 15-17th

Community wide PTSA meeting: Tuesday, June 2nd

Online Auction Goes Online May 1-8th

Join in the fun of the Online Auction starting Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 8! There will be great items and packages along with all class art pieces and an opportunity to make a direct donation.

We are raising money for next year’s PTSA budget. The auction and group events are responsible for about three-quarters of the PTSA’s revenue, and are critical for funding everything from teacher classroom funds and academic support to the garden and community events.

Our entire Pathfinder community can participate – no tickets required! You can even share the link so friends and family can join in! Look for the online auction link later this week and get ready to bid high and bid often! We will be adding items throughout the week, so check back daily to see what’s new. 

Consider hosting a Zoom auction shopping party with some fellow parents to share in the fun and excitement of our largest fundraiser of the year from the comfort of your own home.

Please email with any questions. Auction item pick up will be on Saturday, May 9th at Pathfinder.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation – May 4-8th

It is time to show Pathfinder teachers and staff the love. Staff Appreciation Week is next week — May 4-8. This year consider no-cost appreciation ideas. For suggestions, see the blog post. Class coordinators may contact you and lead a class effort, but if they don’t, don’t let that stand in your way of sending your appreciation individually. Don’t forget to thank the amazing hard working staff beyond your classroom teacher! Everyone of our beloved staff is working hard for our kids right now. Let them know how much you appreciate it!

Virtual Science Fair – submit by May 12th

Haven’t started yet? Not sure where to start? No problem! Go to the blog post for guidance. You have until May 12th to participate in our virtual science fair. Please send your project pictures to David at or to Holly Rikhof at

Scholastic Book Fair April 27 – May 10

Looking for new books for your kids? Librarian Ami Pendley has set up an Scholastic online book fair that is running from April 27 through May 10. All orders will be shipped directly to your home and shipping fees will be waived on purchases over $25.

Ami wants to get high quality affordable books to all the kids. Any money raised through the the book fair will be used to send books to families who aren’t able to afford them right now. If you want to order books but aren’t in a position to right now, email Ami your order along with your address and she will order the books for you.

Earth Project Plant Give Away May 15-17th

The Earth Project planted seedlings in the anticipation of having the 3rd annual plant sale for Mother’s Day. Like so many things, the sale has been canceled, but now there are many displaced veggies and flowers looking for a home. We will have plants ready to give away (donate what you can) the weekend of May 15-17th. More details coming soon!

In Search of PTSA Board Member Volunteers

The PTSA is looking to fill a number of board positions for next year. If you are looking for a way to make a significant difference at Pathfinder, this is your chance! We are searching for a co-treasurer, secretary, vice president of events, and numerous other positions. If you would like more details, please contact