Pathfinder Press

Pathfinder Elementary - March 2, 2017

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Kindergarten Kick-Off Information

Pathfinder Elementary, in the Platte County R-3 School District, announces the date of Kindergarten Kickoff for the 2017-18 school year. Children who have turned 5 years of age before August 1, 2017, are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall.

Kindergarten Kickoff will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Pathfinder Elementary for parents of students in the Pathfinder Elementary attendance area. Parents and incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to attend for an opportunity to become familiar with the school building, procedures, and kindergarten curriculum. Parents will be able to pick up an enrollment packet at this time. If you have any questions, please call Pathfinder Elementary at 816-436-6670.

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Lost and Found

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Last Day of School

The last day of school for the 2016/2017 school year is currently denoted as being Tuesday, May 23, 2017. That being said, thus far we have had 2 inclement weather days (we must make those days up) which would put our TENTATIVE last day of school as Thursday, May 25, 2017. Since Missouri weather is unpredictable, we wait until the first week of April (historically past the chance for inclement weather days) to officially announce the last day of school.

Summer School

Summer School: June 1-28

Summer school will be held at Pathfinder this year. Summer school information packets will be coming home with students on Friday, March 3rd. Please contact summer school principals Laura LeFever and Emily Howell with any questions.

YMCA Summer Day Camp

2017 Y-Club Summer Day Camp registration is now open. The direct link to Summer Camp and Summer School Information is

Last Chance for Yearbooks

Friday, March 3rd is the last day to order a yearbook!

Do not miss the chance to order your 2016-17 Yearbook. A standard yearbook costs $20.00 and you can personalize the yearbook with your child’s portrait and name on the front cover for $5.00 more. Our yearbook is planned to include all color pages that capture student memories from the year.

Each class will be featured in the yearbook, and this will provide a great keepsake for your child’s time at Pathfinder. Order forms went home last week, but we still have some available in the office. You can pay by check, make checks out to Pathfinder Elementary, or you can order online at with the Yearbook ID code: 11384617.

Spring Community Garden News

Spring is in the air! Are you getting excited for the return of the garden in the park? All of our little gardeners loved digging, planting, watering and tasting the veggies the past couple of years, but they had one request: FRUIT. Well, we are getting fruit!!!

A partnership between the Platte County Park Department, The Giving Grove, and community volunteers (like you and your kids) is putting in a community fruit orchard beside the community garden in Barry-Platte Park on Old Stagecoach road.

The Giving Grove is an organization that has helped plant over 100 orchards in the KC area. These fruit trees provide apples, pears, cherries, etc. for local residents as well as the needy. Our orchard will operate on the same principles as our community garden. Our goal is to educate and empower local children to experience the joys and benefits of growing their own delicious, nutritious food.

All are Welcome! We hope you enjoy the garden/orchard. Work as you are able, harvest what you need. The orchard will be planted Wednesday, April 5th from 1:30-approx. 3:30 (yes, that’s a PLC day, so bring the kids!) We will need 15 adult volunteers to assist with the planting, but all are welcome to come be a part of the excitement!

Please RSVP to Marianne at (573) 424-6392 if you are interested in helping plant the trees. Follow us on Facebook at Barry-Platte Community Garden and on the Nextdoor Barry Heights site for news and updates.

Important Dates:

  • Saturday, March 11
  • Wednesday, April 5
  • Thursday, April 13 10am-12pm: Garden work day; 1:30-3:30pm: Tree planting rain-out date for tree planting

All events held at the Barry-Platte Community Garden in Barry-Platte Park, 8526 Old Stagecoach Rd, right behind Pathfinder Elementary.

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Pathfinder March Calendar

Click here to view and/or print the Pathfinder March calendar.