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Pathfinder Elementary - April 1, 2017

School Mission and Motto

Thank you to everyone who helped create our school mission statement and motto. After gathering input from all of our stakeholders (students, staff, and parents), the staff on our Student Learning Team analyzed the results and we are excited to share our mission and motto with you!

Our work entailed creating a frequency chart from all stakeholders that highlighted key words that represent Pathfinder and what we want for our school and our students. Our motto will be recited each day and will be our mantra as a school. The motto, along with our school mission statement, were unveiled at our 3rd quarter assembly. Thank you for your input! We are excited to learn and live our motto and mission statements!

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MAP Testing

Students in 3rd and 4th grades will be participating in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). The schedule for MAP can be found below. Along with students participating in the MAP, all of our students will be involved in end of year district-wide assessments beginning April 17th. It is critical that your child is at school and on time every day of testing. We appreciate your help with this. Our staff and students are prepped and ready to ROCK the assessments!

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1st Annual Sharpen the Saw Challenge

On May 5th, Pathfinder will be starting its 1st annual "Sharpen the Saw" challenge course at Barry-Platte Park. The course will consist of 12 challenging and fun obstacles. This event will be open to 2nd grade - 4th grade students and their families. Our goal for this event is to promote healthy life skills in a fun way.

The price of this event is $10 per person, turned into the front office at Pathfinder Elementary. Registration will increase to $13 per person on the day of event. Included in the price is a t-shirt, dog tag, and entry to the event.

The start time will be a 5:00 p.m. and will go to 7:00 p.m. Families can show up at any time to complete the course. The course can take 30-45 minutes, but we encourage everyone to take their time and have fun! There will be food and beverages provided at the completion of the course. You can sign up through this link:

If you have any additional questions feel free to email Coach LaPointe.

Changes in the Lunchroom

If you visit our lunchroom in the near future you will notice some changes taking place to promote leadership throughout the lunchroom. We are working with our students to understand our lunchroom expectations. By doing so, we are initiating some leadership roles. We will begin a “Bottle Brigade” and “Silverware Sergeants” to help with the efficiency of our lunchroom.

Students and staff are also setting a goal for how many days we can go without being moved to a "Level 0" voice level. Students are continuing to receive pirate coins for displaying positive behaviors and we have already met our goal as a school to receive 1,000 pirate coins. As a result we enjoyed a Kidz Bop music lunch this past Wednesday!

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Enrollment Forms

2017-18 enrollment, transportation, and health forms came home on Monday, April 3rd and are due back in the office by April 17th. Please make sure you are reviewing this paperwork and making the needed changes so we can prepare for the upcoming school year. This information is essential as we update our records for each student. Once all paperwork has been reviewed or completed, please send it back with your child.

Incoming Kindergarten Students

Please reach out to any neighbors or friends that live within our district boundaries and have a kindergarten student who will be starting next school year. Children who have turned 5 years of age before August 1st, 2017 are eligible to attend Kindergarten this coming fall. Enrollment packets can be picked up in the Pathfinder office.

BOGO Book Fair

Our Buy One, Get One Book Fair is here! Starting Tuesday, April 4th, students and parents will be able to purchase books from our annual spring book fair. This is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading.

Book Fair Hours

Wednesday, April 5th: 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 6th: 8:30 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Last Day of School is May 25

The final day of school for the 2016-17 school year in Platte County School District is Thursday, May 25, 2017, which provides for making up two inclement weather days PCR-3 experienced this school year. This will be a three-hour early release day.

Summer School

Summer School: June 1-28

It is not too late to enroll for summer school! This year summer school will be held at Pathfinder Elementary. Summer school packets have been sent out to all students. If you misplaced your packet and wish to receive another one, please have your child grab one from the school office. 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

Pictures Still Available

We still have class pictures available for purchase in the office. The pictures are $10.00 each. Also, all families have received spring pictures to view and possibly purchase. If you do not wish to purchase these pictures, please send them back into the office so that we can return them to Lifetouch.

Title I Information

Our building receives Title I funds. As a parent, you are able to view the professional qualifications of the teachers working directly with your child. Contact an administrator should you wish to do so.

Save the Date!

Our PTA McTeacher's Night will be on April 26th from 4:00 - 8:00 at the Barry Road location, by Zona Rosa. Flyers will come home will all students later this month.
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Pathfinder April Calendar

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