Hello and Welcome from your Pathfinder PTSA!
It is with enthusiasm that we welcome you to a new school year and invite you to get involved with the Pathfinder PTSA. This year we are planning new family-oriented events, more parent education, and better communication with you. We hope you’ll like the changes! Three events start off our year:
New & Improved Back to School Social (Tuesday, September 3 from 5-7pm)
We are trying something new this year! Instead of BBQ with hot dogs, we are having an Ice Cream Social with a Venezuelan food truck (or BYO picnic)! Join us the evening before school starts for a picnic, popsicles for all, and great company. Learn more.
Pathfinder 101 for New Families (Thursday, September 12 from 6:30 – 8:00pm)
If you’re new or newish to Pathfinder, we encourage you to join us for Pathfinder 101, where you will be able to learn about Pathfinder from other parents, ask your burning questions and meet other new families. Blazing Trails will provide childcare for kids 5 & up.
PTSA General Meeting: The State of the School (Thursday, September 19 from 6:30 – 8:00pm)
A week later, the PTSA will host its first general meeting of the year. We will hand over the microphone to David Dockendorf and the staff who will share their thoughts about the State of the School for 2019-2020. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn what the school has planned for the year. Blazing Trails will also provide childcare this evening.
How You Can Get Involved this Year
Contribute to Our Community by Volunteering
By baking goodies for an event, making and selling wreaths, decorating for the auction, maintaining our garden, judging the Science Fair, making a donation and much more, you make Pathfinder a special place to learn and grow. We appreciate each and every one of you and have a need — big or small — to fit your time and interests. Please contact our Hospitality Chair, Lily Evans, with your interests, and she will match you up with a need: hospitality.volunter at pathfinderk8ptsa.org.
Become a Member of Pathfinder PTSA
When you join Pathfinder PTSA, you add your voice in support of local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of all students and their families. Combined with other PTA members at Pathfinder and around the state, these annual dues amplify your voice locally and in Olympia. Learn more and join/renew today!
Donate to Pathfinder PTSA
Not to be confused with membership, donations directly to Pathfinder PTSA stay within our school, funding tutors and the garden program, providing a fund for classroom teachers, purchasing library books, supporting expeditionary learning and camping, staging kid-friendly events like the Back-to-School Ice Cream Social and Field Day, and much more.
This year, the PTSA needs to raise more than $150,000, which we do primarily through a Direct Give in October, a Wreath Fundraiser in December, fun group events and an annual Auction in March. You can get us off to a good start by making your Direct Give donation early right here. And don’t forget that many employers will match your charitable gifts to Pathfinder PTSA.