Save the date! Pathfinder’s first LGBTQ family potluck is happening May 17th! PTSA’s Diversity and Equity Team is excited to sponsor this event for our LGBTQ students, families and staff. Mark your calendars for 5:30 on Thursday, May 17th. More details to come!
Apr 08 2018
Apr 08 2018
Apr 06 2018
Pathfinder’s annual Science Fair is the week after spring break – Thursday, April 19th.
Please turn in your filled in project permission form to the main office or your classroom teacher by this Friday, April 6th.
As your student puts their presentation together, please reference the Project Presentation Expectations sent home and attached here.
We will have a new shipment of tri-fold presentation boards in Andy’s classroom on Monday, April 16th for those that have yet to put their final presentations together.
If you would like to help with set up, clean up, or judging the day of the fair, please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4bafa92da46-2018
Here’s the signup form: Scifairkidmail2018 update
Here are the expectations: Science Fair Presentation expectations 2018
Mar 28 2018
OUR PTSA BOARD NEEDS YOU—POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2018/2019
Have a say in how fundraising dollars are spent, bring new ideas to the table and help continue to make our school the incredible place it is by getting involved in a whole new way. Some of our fabulous board members have kiddos leaving for high school or are moving into other positions so we have some opportunities opening up in the Fall: Treasure/Co-Treasurers, Fundraising Chair and Volunteer Coordinator. In addition, we are also in need of an After School Coordinator to keep this program going.
The three board positions (Treasurer, Fundraising and Volunteer) are all volunteer and require once a month evening meetings during the school year. The ASP position is a paying position funded by the PTSA and will work closely with Lisa Clayton in the Front Office to run the program. For more information contact us at email@example.com or the contact listed below.
Treasurer / Co-Treasurers: Maintain budget, fiscal records and accounts. Prepare monthly Treasurer’s Reports. Write checks for reimbursements and invoices. Arrange for audits, as needed. Prepare taxes and correspond with IRS as needed. Maintain PTSA insurance policy. Lead PTSA budget committee and act as donation liaison. For more information, contact Chau Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Chair: Leads fundraising committee. The Pathfinder PTSA brings in more than $100,000 each year to fund programs and projects at the school. Oversee our three main fundraisers that fuel the budget: Direct Give (Sept-Oct), wreath-making (Nov-Dec) and the annual auction (March), plus low-key shopping fundraisers like BoxTops, Amazon and Thriftway receipts. For more information contact Susan Elderkin at email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer Coordinator actively collects names of family members who would like to volunteer at the school and helps communicate and organize volunteer needs. Is present at PTSA events and meetings to inform families of Pathfinder’s volunteer needs and encouraging families to be involved.For more information contact, Lashanna Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Program Coordinator: Coordinates the after school program for Pathfinder PTSA. Includes curating class offerings, creating a catalog each quarter, managing registrations and rosters, coordinating with teachers and the front office, communicating with parents and the school community about the program and collecting invoices and coordinating payment to vendors via the treasurer. Will build and oversee a budget for the program in partnership with the treasurer and communicate with the PTSA board regarding pertinent aspects of the program. A commitment to equity and lifting up marginalized students and families is crucial to this position. This person will need to be present at school from 3:15-5:15 every day there are after school classes in session. Current pay is $900 per quarter. For more information, contact us at email@example.com
Mar 26 2018
Registration starts Monday, March 26 and closes Wednesday, April 4.
To register for classes online, please go to: bit.ly/PTSASpringASP
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most classes run April 16 – June 7
Bayfest All-School Musical: January 8 – May 31 (already in progress, no registration)
Fantastical Fashion: April 19 – May 24
No class Memorial Day, Monday, May 28
Note: Please be aware that Grades 2 & 3 will be camping May 23 – 25; Grade 7 will be camping June 5 – 8; Grades 4 & 5, 6 and 8 will be camping June 12 – 15. Classes will continue as scheduled and there are no refunds for missed classes.
You will notice our Spring Quarter of After School Classes is smaller than usual. This is because, after much discussion, it was decided we needed to evaluate and restructure our program to make it run smoother for both our parents and staff and to be more financially sound. This decision was not easy and we acknowledge the impact to those in our community and ask for your understanding and patience. The handful of classes available this quarter honor commitments that were made to vendors and only possible because Lisa Clayton, our assistant principal, and the office staff are willing to take on this extra work without us having a Spring coordinator. Please know that we are also communicating with our vendors about returning in the Fall 2018 once we are back up and running. We would also love to hear from you and your kids about what classes are on your wish list for next year! Contact us: email@example.com
For more info visit bit.ly/PTSASpringASP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 14 2018
Upcoming PTSA Events
Mar 07 2018
Our annual PTSA Pathfinder Auction has made over $87,000 so far!
You know that old saying “it takes a village”? Well it truly took a village (and a half) to make this year’s Pathfinder auction the huge success that it was and we owe huge thank yous to so many. From our tireless parent volunteers that worked all year to make this one night happen, to our staff for donating their time to host group events and for taking time out of their day for class art. To our kids for making priceless, unique art that will hang in homes forever-you were a part of this success and this is for you! To David and Lisa for once again going all out with their performances-you continue to inspire with your love and dedication to our school…and entertaining! And of course to all who joined us in this adventure Saturday night, you chose the right adventure, thank you!
“ One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure”
Desirae Wilkerson & Jenny Gutama Kulas
2018 Auction Co-Chairs
More Adventures To Come!
Group Events are just getting started so click here to see what adventures are available. Sign up and join your friends today!
This year’s fund-a-need was based on community and community building and guess what?? Our community went all out in support of this year’s fund-a-need adventure. If you donated to the Fund-A-Need make sure to see if your company will match your donation. Please contact the PTSA treasurer, Chau Robertson with questions at email@example.com.
Feb 15 2018
New mics that work and no more crackly speakers! A big thank you to all our rock star donors for supporting last year’s Fund-A-Need at the auction to make this possible. It will be up and running in time for the Talent Show this Thursday, February 15th so come check it out and hear our kiddos voices shine.
Here are a few pics of the new speakers being installed, Jeff our installation tech setting it up and David and Victoria checking it out.
And if you’re curious to know what this year’s Fund-A-Need is click here. It’s a whole new adventure.
Jan 21 2018
Let The Adventure Begin!
Tickets are officially on sale for this year Pathfinder Auction! Join us and “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Get your early bird tickets for $65 and start your adventure early. Start your adventure after the 31st and tickets are $70.
Be a part of the adventure….Get your tickets, purchase a group event or donate an item. This years auction is sure to be a fun and magical time. Which adventure will you choose?
Questions? Contact the auction adventure team at:
Have an adventure to share? Be a part of the adventure by donating an item or
“adventure”. Procurement forms are in your auction packet or pick up one in the front
office (drop off auction items in the blue box labeled “Choose Your Own Adventure”
in the front office).
Procurement questions? Contact Cherie Roberts at:
Jan 09 2018
Dear Pathfinder Parents,
We are in the new year, and ever closer to the annual Pathfinder Talent Show! This year allows 40 slots, on a first come-first served basis. Each act is limited to 1.5 minutes. If your student wants to participate and doesn’t have their audition slip from before break, check with the front office for a new one. We are about half full and slots will fill up fast, so please act quickly! The deadline to turn in your application is Friday, January 12th. No late slips will be accepted.
Mandatory rehearsal dates: January 23rd after school, February 13th after school, performance February 15th (morning and evening).
Pathfinder K-8 Music