Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / February 21st


PCR-3: Mask Ordinance Expires 2/17/22 for Schools in Kansas City, MO

Pathfinder Elementary and Barry School Families and Staff:

The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council mask ordinance while inside of school buildings expired at 5:59 pm on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Following this date, face coverings will be recommended, but not required, in our buildings.

Face coverings will continue to be required for all individuals on a school bus per federal order.

Staff, students, and visitors are asked to conduct a daily wellness check, stay home when signs of any infectious illness are present, and contact your healthcare provider for testing and care.

If you have any questions, please contact the PCR-3 Health Services team at 816-858-5420 ext. 2199.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families BINGO Challenge

We have one more week left of our 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families BINGO Challenge. We have approximately 20 families who have turned in their BINGO cards! Reminder, once you have completed your bingo card, send it back with your child and we will enter your child's name into a drawing for one of our four themed prize baskets.

Prize basket themes:

* Chiefs

* Family Game Night

* Family BBQ

* PC Pirates

We would also love to see some pictures of your family's progress along the way. Feel free to snap some pictures and send them to Dr. Doll (

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PTA APEX Fundraiser (March 1st-11th)

Our ONE PTA fundraiser of the year is starting Tuesday, March 1st. For those new to Pathfinder we have one fundraiser that our PTA sponsors and this will run for two straight weeks with a Fun Run taking place on Friday, March 11th. Each day, starting on March 1st, APEX Team Leaders will visit classrooms for 10 minutes and provide a lesson that focuses on one of the APEX theme of "AS ONE" (Aspire, Self Starter, Own It, New Day, Energize) This fundraiser is unique as we do not ask the students to sell anything, but to students will ask for sponsors towards laps that they will run during our March 11th Fun Run. We will send out specific information as the APEX Fundraiser nears, but we did want to get this on your calendars!

Check out the APEX newsletter below for additional information!


Kindergarten Kick Off / March 29th

Children who have turned five years of age before August 1, 2022, are eligible for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year and are invited to our Kindergarten Kickoffs in our elementaries on Tuesday, March 29. Families are encouraged to view the attendance area boundary map linked here on the District website, or call the District office at 816-858-5420 for confirmation of attendance area. If you know of a family with a child entering kindergarten, please pass this information along, and if your family has an incoming kindergartner, please complete the following form. We will send you additional information about Kindergarten Kickoff and an enrollment packet.

2022 Kindergarten Kickoff Information Form


Summer School 2022 - Registration Coming In March

Hard to believe now, but summer will be here before we know it! K-12 Summer School will be scheduled for June 1-28, 2022 at the following locations.

  • Pathfinder: K-5 (Pathfinder Attendance Area)

  • Barry: 6-8 (Barry Attendance Area)

  • Compass: K-5 (Siegrist and Compass Attendance Area)

  • PCMS: 6-8 (PCMS Attendance Area)

  • PCHS (Paxton Center): 9-12

  • Great Beginnings: Pre-K

Be looking for Summer School enrollment paperwork (including online enrollment for current PCR-3 K-7th grade students) that will be distributed and due in March.


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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PRC-3 Treasure Chest (District Resource Center)

The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.

Register weekly here:

Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!


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.


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


February Parent Calendar

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendars for the month of January.


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 (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).


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