Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / January 30th

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families BINGO Challenge

Starting Tuesday, February 1st and throughout the month of February we are challenging our Pathfinder families to a 7 Habits Bingo Challenge. Every student will be bringing home a bingo card that lists out a variety of family challenges that are related to our Leader In Me 7 Habits. We are excited to share the 7 Habits with your family through a set of optional activities. Complete five in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row. 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 (dolld@platteco.k12.mo.us)

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January Leadership Social

Congratulations to our January Quality Students who were nominated by their peers for displaying the 7 Habits and Happy Kids. Our Quality Students were recognized during our Leadership Social that was held on Friday, January 28th. Lieutenant Colonel Joe Lembke of the Air National Guard 139 AW at Rosecrans Memorial Airport (father of Jack Lembke) was our guest speaker. Lt. Col. Lembke spoke to the students about his leadership role in the Air National Guard and how they support troops, national emergencies, and other countries. Lt. Col. Lembke's message was very clear to the students. Be thankful and proud that you live in the United States of America. We have an immense amount of privileges and a high quality standard of living here in America. Until you travel the world or take an interest in social studies, specifically cultural anthropology, you won’t have an appreciation of the freedom and liberties that we get to enjoy here.
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Pathfinder PTA Friendship Parties (February 14th)

We will be celebrating our Friendship Parties on Monday, February 14th at Pathfinder Elementary. Friendship Parties will take place in the gym and PTA is asking for volunteers for this event. On February 14th only, we are allowing students to bring in valentines and individually-wrapped treats to distribute to their classmates, though parents will not be permitted down to classrooms for this portion of the day.

Pathfinder PTA is also looking for snack donations for the Friendship Parties on February 14th. Donations need to be sent into the school by Monday, February 7th so we have time to gather any snack items not donated. Feel free to sign up for Oreos (regular flavor, family pack size) or Capri Suns (Wild Cherry Flavor). Cash donations will also be accepted and can be sent to school in an envelope.

Thank you for your support in making an awesome party for our kids!

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Pathfinder Student Leadership Showcase / February 9th

Your child's teacher will send out a sign up on January 14th for families to select a time for our Spring Student Leadership Showcase on February 9th. Don't forget to bring your student with you as they will be the ones leading their showcase! Our showcase will be from 4:30 to 7:30, and all families will be asked to sign up for a designated time.

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Substitutes Needed

WE ARE IN NEED OF SUBSTITUTES! If you or you know of someone who may want to substitute in our schools please apply using the below link.

  • Applicants will need to have at least 60 college credit hours
  • Provide transcripts, and complete a background check.
  • There will be an onboarding plan to help answer any questions you have regarding the substitution process.
  • Substitutes are able to choose if they want to substitute for elementary, middle, or at the high school level. You are also able to pick the number of days that you may be available to substitute. Substitute
  • Teacher pay is $105.00 a day or $14.00 an hour. A full day for a Substitute Teacher is 7.5 hours a day. If a Substitute Teacher works 6.5 hours a day they are paid the full $105.00. If a Substitute works less than 6.5 hours a day, they are paid hourly.
Substitute Opportunities

This link will get you started with the substitute application process!

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Inclement Weather Information

Click here for information on school cancellations/modifications due to inclement weather, how the District will notify parents, as well as information on recess, Y Club, and Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days. For the 2021-22 school year, PCR-3 will implement traditional inclement weather days (no school and no virtual learning), until we reach a threshold that would push the school year past Memorial Day. We will make those days up per our academic calendar, and if we go past four inclement weather days, we will implement our Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.

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PTA and PTSA Sponsored Meet and Greet the School Board Candidates

What: Meet and Greet the School Board Candidates

When: March 28, 2022 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where: Barry School

Who: School Board Candidates

Audience: Barry and Pathfinder voters

Message From PTA and PTSA:

The intended format for the evening is each candidate will be given 5 to 7 minutes to speak. We want to allow each candidate to state why they're running and what they are

hoping to bring to the Board position, if elected. This formal part is intended to last an hour. The last half hour is intended to be less formal by allowing the attendees to approach the candidates and ask their questions in person.

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COVID-19 Health, Safety, and Mitigation Strategies

In December, the Board of Education approved the District’s latest version of the School Opening Plan, outlining a shift from universal masking to masks being recommended in school buildings. Static seating charts, physical distancing to the extent possible, and masking on buses per federal order are still in place. Contact tracing procedures have shifted to the local health departments of Platte County Health Department or Kansas City Health Department on COVID-19-related matters.

Families, students and staff are expected to continue to report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to Dr. Jen Beutel, beutelj@platteco.k12.mo.us or 816.858.5420 ext. 2199. The Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance for individuals positive for COVID-19, changing isolation to five days from symptom onset, provided symptoms are resolving and the individual is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. The CDC recommends masking for an additional five days.


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After School Community Opportunities

As we begin the second semester of the school year we have a lot of after school community opportunities for all ages. All of the images are linked and will take you to the program's flier. The winter months can drag on so we encourage you to sit down with your child and check out some of these fun programs to possibly get involved in!

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Awesome Students with Technology Challenge

The Academic Services Department is sponsoring and supporting a fun challenge for our 3rd-5th grade students district-wide. If your child would like to join the AST (Awesome Students with Technology) Challenge have your child follow the directions below.

What is it? Students engage in self-directed lessons to complete a project. List of Topics Here

How long will it take to complete? Some topics are 90 minutes, and some are up to 9 hours.

How much time does a student have to complete the challenge? January- May 1

Who will support my child during their learning? Dr. Jen McClure, Director of Elementary Education. She will come by schools to check in with students who are participating.

Questions? mcclurej@platteco.k12.mo.us or 816-858-5420


To enroll your child in this free experience:

1. Go to g.com/AppliedDigitalSkills

2. Click "sign in" in the top right corner

3. Sign in with student google account

4. Click "I am a student"

5. Click "Join a class" and enter class code 4xshy4

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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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkE_La53fGUlz45NaI952mgsWwd72_JrT9ziIbd8eKoTdcQA/viewform

Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

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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February Parent Calendar

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

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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 (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).

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

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