Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / May 30th

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Thank You!

Pathfinder Parents,

This will be my final newsletter to you as Principal of Pathfinder Elementary. I want to thank you all for the support and love you have provided our staff. During my time at Pathfinder we have had many celebrations, accomplishments, missteps, laughs and some tears. We have worked through a construction project and a pandemic. Since Pathfinder opened in 2008 I have been fortunate enough to be the principal and during that we have educated and cared for over 7,000 students!

It is without saying that I am going to miss everything about Pathfinder, but know that I will still be in the district in a new role. My passion to enhance the student learning experience will not waver.

I leave you with this. I told my staff at our end of the year celebration that they need to celebrate the private victories. I mentioned that they need to focus on themselves by taking care of their social, emotional, and mental well-being because you can't get it right with "We" if you can't get it right with "Me". This all starts with just being a good human. My father always had the motto of "Do Good, Be Good". Since his passing I have continued to live this motto everyday. It is pretty simple...elementary some might say! Be nice to people, try to do good for your family, school, community, and just be happy!


Thanks for a great run as your Principal!

Do Good! Be Good!

Dr. Devin Doll

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Congratulations Pathfinder Elementary...Lighthouse Certified!

One of our goals this year was to work towards becoming Lighthouse certified through Franklin Covey and Leader In Me. A lighthouse stands tall and provides guidance and direction for incoming ships to a harbor. Similar to this reference, a school that becomes Lighthouse Certified is a school that is distinguished and has exemplified the qualities of a Leader In Me school. Pathfinder has provided the skills necessary for students to become leaders in and throughout our school. We started this process in 2016 and we are PROUD to announce that Pathfinder Elementary is a certified Lighthouse School!

As part of this process we submitted an evidence binder and had a formal Lighthouse Review from the team at Franklin Covey. Below is our Evidence Binder that is filled with documentation, celebrations, and growth that represents Pathfinder Elementary.

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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! We have only had 46 parent take the survey! Please help us meet our goal!


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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Summer Websites

Our librarian has put listed a few websites that would be graet for your child over the summer. These same websites were sent home with the students in the form of a bookmark. I encourage you to get them logged on to a few of these sites to keep the learning moving over the summer!

pebblego.com or pebblegonext.com

Username: deck / Password: books

worldbookonline.com/kids

Username: pcr3 / Password: pirates

Mid-Continent Public Library / mymcpl.org

Summer Library Program:

  • Scroll down

  • Click on the teal square that says Summer Library Program

  • Register to read and earn prizes all summer!

Access Ebooks and Databases:

  • Click on Research & Learning

  • Click on A-Z List

  • Choose the application you want to try

  • Enter your library card number to use it for FREE!

Need a Library Card?:

  • Scroll down to click on the blue rectangle at the left that says Get a Library Card. It is FREE!

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Mark Twain Nominees (Incoming 4th grade students)

Incoming 4th grade students....get a jump on the Mark Twain Nominee Challenge by reading a few of the nominated books over the summer. A list of the books are linked and are available at the Mid-Continent Library.


2022-23 Mark Twain Nominees

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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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Dates To Know...

Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1st: Summer School Begins

Friday, June 3rd: 4th Quarter Grade Cards Sent Home

August 1st - 12th (8:00-3:00) / August 9th (12:00 to 7:00 pm) - New Student Enrollment

Thursday, August 11th- Teacher Reveal Letters will be mailed to families.

Thursday, August 18th- Back to School Night at Pathfinder

Tuesday, August 23rd- First day of school.


academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year

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Summer Clubs/Activities Are Now Available

Are you looking for some ways to fill the summer days! We have many opportunities listed below for you to get your kiddos involved. Please check out all of the fliers that are made available for our community!

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Mid-Continent Library Summer Reading Program

Every reader (age 0-19) who reads for 20 minutes a day for 20 days will receive up to 3 free books and will be entered into a branch drawing to win tickets a variety of prizes! See flier for details and sign up at www.mymcpl.org/splash.

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PCR-3 Summer Sports Camps

Several athletic camps are available this summer for our students. Please see the fliers/registration forms linked below. Note that the grade will be the grade your child is entering in the 2022-23 school year.


  • Boys Basketball (Grades 4-6, 7-9): May 31-June 3, 2022 (Register by May 23)
  • Softball (Grades 5-8): May 31-June 1, 2022 (Register by May 27)
  • Volleyball (Grades 7-8): June 6-7, 2022 (Register by May 24)
  • Soccer (Grades K-8, 9-12): June 20-22 & June 20-24, 2022
  • Swimming (Grades 4-9 and 9-12): July 25-28

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YMCA South - Summer Art Week July 18th-25th

Kids ages 6 and up are welcome to join for a fun filled week of various arts and crafts! Each day will bring something new. You may even get a little messy! A small snack will be provided. Space is limited, so register early. Deadline is Monday July 15. See flier for details

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YMCA South - STEM Week August 1st-5th

Kids ages 6 and up are welcome to join us for a fun filled week of science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Each day will bring something new and exciting! A small snack will be provided. Space is limited, so register early. Deadline is Monday, July 25. See flier for details.

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YMCA South Kids Night Out - Second Saturdays

Every second Saturday of the month all kids ages 3-11 are invited to join us for a fun filled night of crafts, games, swimming, and a movie. Drop off is from 4:30-5:00pm. Space is limited, so register early. Deadline to sign up is the Thursday before Kids Night Out. See flier for details.

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Pirates Cheerleading Club Registration Open

Pirates Cheerleading Club registration for the 2022-23 season begins May 16. See flier and visit www.pirates-cheerleading-club.com for more information and to register.

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PCYFL Football Registration Open

Platte County Youth Football League registration is now open for the 2022 season for incoming Kindergarten through 6th graders! Camp will be held July 18 and 19 at Platte County High School. See flier for details and click here to register.

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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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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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