Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / May 9th

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Thank You!

Pathfinde Community,

Our entire staff wanted to express our thanks and gratitude for all the many things that were provided during Staff Appreciation Week! The notes, treats, and other items were very much appreciated during a busy month of teaching and assessing as we wrap up the year.

Our Pathfinder community is the BEST!


Thanks,

Pathfinder Staff

Field Day Details / May 13th

Pathfinder Field Day is Friday, May 13th - This day is designed to be a simple and enjoyable day of fitness and fun in the sun for everyone! Coach Mosh and Coach Wilson put in a lot of work to make this day a memorable, fun day for ALL students. Please read the information that Coach Mosh has put together to help educate you about this fun-filled day!


Parents are allowed to come to their specific child’s half day section of Field Day, but we are asking that no younger siblings, extended families, or pets come to the day's events. We are looking forward to a fun filled day of exercise, teamwork, and activities!


Questions and Answers

What will Field Day look like?

Pathfinder Field Day May 13th - Pathfinder Gym, Playground, and YMCA Field Area north of Barry

The schedule will show if you are the A.M. or P.M. crew (2nd is split) along with when your teacher eats (unless your teacher is one of the “split” classes).


Can I attend? Can I volunteer?

  • We should be set on volunteers thanks to Barry Middle School!

  • Parents are allowed to come to Field Day, but we are asking that no younger siblings, extended families, or pets come to the day's events.

  • Parents will need to check in with Suzanne Morris at the booth up at the YMCA fields, north of Barry Middle School. It also helpful to let your classroom teacher know that you plan to attend.

  • Field Day is only a half day so check the schedule to see if your child is morning or afternoon. Parents are asked to only attend the half day section where their children do Field Day stations. Families with multiple children can switch between classes.

  • In order to make the schedule work in the time frame for a half-day, we have to do 13 groups for P.M. and 13 for A.M. 13 + 13 = 26. If you do not see your teacher’s name on the schedule (aka Seigel, Franklin, Prose, Ferraro), it is because those groups are split for Field Day. Contact your classroom teacher with any questions.

  • Parking will be very limited.



What do I need to do until Field Day? Sunscreen? Water Bottles?

  • Field Day is a good day for old clothes, tennis shoes, and a water bottle. We will have disposable cups for kids who forgot a bottle.

  • Swimsuits can be worn under the child’s clothing as we will be doing some water games.

  • Contact the school nurse with any specific/new medical concerns the school has not yet received a doctor’s note on.

  • Lunch choices were made in April. Parents who informed their teacher that they will be sending a home lunch with their child we need to have it ready for Friday.

  • Outside of school lunch, each kid will get one Andy’s Ice Cream (or Pop Ice if they have allergies). Bananas will also be provided at by Hy-Vee at their station.

  • Students will be outside for a little under two hours. Sunscreen is to applied by the parents & guardians before school.

  • If you have extra sunscreen needs for your child, send those to the nurse and provide sunscreen.

    1. Spray sunscreen is preferred and it helps to label the bottle!

    2. It is recommended to have the child put on sunscreen before coming to school.


What if my kid is injured or has a specialized need for adaptations and modifications in P.E?

  • I will be sure to cover all of our students IEPs, IHPs, etc. by communicating plans with their homeroom teachers the week of. Email me with any other concerns :)

  • As for students with temporary challenges like a broken arm, continue to follow their doctor’s orders. “No P.E.” will count towards Field Day.


Does dismissal change?

  • Pick-up procedures will not change. We will dismiss like we normally do.


How does Rain Day work?

  • Field Day will still occur but with indoor options.


How do you all afford this?

  • Our very own Pathfinder PTA funds this entire event!

  • Click here to join PTA!


What if I have more questions?

Field Day Parent Information Spreadsheet

Click here for specific details regarding our May 13th Field Day!

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Order your School Supplies through School Toolbox!

Pathfinder is pleased to again offer school supply box orders through School Tool Box for the 2022-23 school year! Orders placed before June 19th, 2022 will be delivered straight to Pathfinder Elementary for Back to School Night (date TBD)! Orders placed on June 20th or afterwards will be shipped to houses. Please use the following steps to quickly and conveniently order your child's school supplies for the 2022-23 school year:
  • Go to SchoolToolbox.com
  • Type in "Pathfinder Elementary" (Make sure you select the one in Kansas City, MO)
  • Shop away!
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Leader In Me Parent Survey

Parents,

Below you will find a link for our Leader In Me Parent survey. The data collected will help us determine our effectiveness with our Leader In Me program and how it impacts families. A similar survey will be administered to students and our staff to gain their feedback as we continually look for ways to improve. Our goal is to have at least 100 parents take the survey!


Thanks,

Dr. Doll and Dr. Bohn

Leader In Me Parent Survey

Our goal is to have 100 parents complete the survey! Please help us meet our goal so we can collect feedback for

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Online Re-enrollment/Proof of Residency for Existing Students Now Open

Resident parents of existing K-11th grade students are asked to complete online re-enrollment forms and electronic proof of residency.



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Last Day For Library Checkout / Tuesday, May 10th

Students' last day for library checkout will be Tuesday, May 10th. We will be asking for students to return all checked out books by Friday, May 20th. Mrs. Milne, school librarian, will send out fliers if your child has a book checked out to their name that needs to be returned.

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Last Day of School Set for Friday, May 27th

Friday, May 27, 2022 will be our last day of school, and will be a 3-hour early dismissal (12:50 PM).

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Shorts and Pants Needed For Our Health Room

If you are in the midst of spring cleaning and have any girl or boys size small, medium, or even large shorts and pants we could use them in the Pathfinder Healthroom. We have exhausted all of our surplus for students who have had an accident or spill during the school day. If your child has taken home an extra pair of shorts or pants from the health room please send them back ASAP. Thank you for any donations of shorts or pants that you can provide!

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Pathfinder Yearbooks

2021-22 yearbooks are expected to be shipped to Pathfinder on Friday, May 20th. We hope to have these distributed to students who purchased a yearbook on Monday, May 23rd. If you did not order a yearbook we will have a limited supply for purchase ($25.00) beginning Tuesday, May 24th. We will have a yearbook signing on Thursday, May 26th. If you did not purchase a yearbook will have a memory page available for your student to collect signatures and well wishes for the summer!

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Check-In and Check-Out Processes

Checking In and Out:

  • You would need to check in your child if you are arriving after 8:50.
  • If you are leaving before our dismissal begins at 3:35, you will need to come into the office to check out your child. (If you are attempting to check out your child between 3:15 and 3:35 we ask that you stay in our car rider line unless you have an appointment that requires you to check out your child early.)

You will no longer be able to call the office to have your child enter or leave the office without a parent physically coming into the office.


If you have any questions regarding this change in our process, please call Dr. Doll or Dr. Bohn at (816) 436-6670.

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Outside Food Protocol

Parents are not allowed to drop off outside food (food from a restaurant) for their child's lunch. If you want to bring outside food for your child then you will need to sign up to have lunch with him or her.

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2022-23 Academic Calendar Approved


The Board approved the academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year, as suggested by teachers, support staff, parents and board members on the calendar committee, and taking into consideration feedback during public review. The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022, and the last day of school is planned for Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Other important dates include: Winter Break begins with a 3-hour early dismissal on December 21, 2022 and runs through January 3, 2023; Spring Break is March 20-24, 2023; and in addition to makeup days at the end of the school year, the calendar identifies February 20 and April as possible make up days, if needed.

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May Parent Calendar

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendar for the month of May.

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4th Quarter Lunch Visitors

To minimize the influx of initial visitors and honor our current space limitations, visitors will be required to utilize this sign up (which outlines our available dates and spaces) prior to visiting their student for lunch. Grade levels will have visitor availability every other day during the 4th Quarter.

Here are some guidelines that will help make this a success:


  • Prior to visiting, please verify your student's lunch time and utilize the sign up to reserve your spot (1 sign up = 1 visitor seat). No more than 2 adults can sign up. Please be respectful of the face that many parents will be excited to come visit at lunch time and do not sign up for slots in bulk (ie. every Friday for the rest of the year).
  • Bring a state-issued ID to get signed in. Visitors must be listed on the student’s SISK12 account or parent permission must be received at the office prior to the visit.
  • Please keep in mind that we have limited seating for visitors. Finding other arrangements for younger siblings during the lunch visit would be appreciated.
  • To preserve the testing environment, we will not add visitation dates during building-wide MAP testing dates (May 2nd - May 13th).
  • Parents can either bring outside food for their child and self, or the student can eat the free lunch service and parents can bring a packed lunch.
  • Parents may not go back to the classroom or recess after lunch.
  • Only the child (no friends) can sit with parents during lunch.
  • Parents who show up for lunch without signing up will be added if there is an open spot, but denied if not. The office can help the parent sign up for a future date.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this opportunity a success during the 4th Quarter!

Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!

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Text Notifications

The District uses text messaging and automated phone calls to notify parents of upcoming events and days off, school closings due to weather, and during emergency situations. Newly enrolled families will automatically receive an opt-in message from 67587. If you missed it, simply text “Yes” to 67587 to receive text messages.

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Pathfinder Resource Checklist

Hello Pirate Families! At the beginning and middle of each school year, we ask parents and guardians to fill out our Resource Checklist on paper. This year we are asking you to complete the Resource Checklist electronically using this form. This brief questionnaire is your School Social Worker's first and primary way to help you access support services. It also lets us know if you are interested in giving back to your school community. Please do not hesitate to contact your School Social Worker if you have any questions.
Pathfinder Resource Needs Checklist

If you have further questions please contact our school social work, Heather Schuller, at schullerh@platteco.k12.mo.us.

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Keep In Contact With Us!

We want families to stay connected to all Pathfinder information. In addition, we invite you to visit our social media and platforms below.



You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.436.6670. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at dolld@platteco.k12.mo.us (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or bohna@platteco.k12.mo.us (Dr. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).

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Thank you to our Pirates R.O.C.K. Stars!

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