Pathfinder Press

Information for Pathfinder Families / May 26, 2023

Hello Families!

Thank you so much for sharing your kids with us this year. We were able to form so many great relationships and fun memories together. Enjoy the summer with those you love!

-Dr. Bohn & Mrs. Miller

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Upcoming Reminders!

  • Friday, May 25: Last day of school
  • Wednesday, June 1: Summer School Starts
  • Friday, June 2: Report Cards emailed home
  • Thursday, August 17: Meet the teacher night
  • Tuesday, August 22: First day of school


Leader In Me Parent Survey


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!


Dr. Bohn and Mrs. Miller



Please view the following special message from the current PTA President, Carol Wright.

Stay up to date through the PTA Website linked here.



Our librarian has put listed a few websites that would be great 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! or

Username: deck / Password: books

Username: pcr3 / Password: pirates

Mid-Continent Public Library /

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!


School Tool Box - Order Now!

School Supplies for 2023-24

Did you know that you can order your child's 2023-24 school supplies to be delivered directly to school in time for Meet the Teacher Night in August? Both Pathfinder and Barry Elementaries are partnering with School Toolbox for the 2023-24 school year to make ordering school supplies that match your teacher's selected list as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Put your Zip Code in the box at
  • Make sure you select the correct school for next year (Pathfinder Elementary or Barry Elementary)!
  • Select your child's new grade level for the 2023-24 school year
  • Order away!

Barry Order Flier

Pathfinder Order Flier


Transition Plan

The student transition plan goes through five phases: listen, emphasize, connect, plan, and prepare. These phases are strategically scaffolded to help students share their feelings and thoughts, feel heard, connect with the new community of learners, plan for the next year, and prepare for the transition.

Week of March 27th: Listen/Empathize - COMPLETE

Tuesday, April 11th from 2:50-3:20PM: Connect - COMPLETE

Monday, April 24th from 2:50-3:20PM: Connect/Plan - COMPLETE

Week of May 22nd: Prepare - COMPLETE

We hope this transition plan has been successful for our students regardless of their placement next year. There have been a lot of proactive conversations and experiences through this transition program.


Upcoming Events

Y Club Enrollment for 2023-24

The Before and After School Program available to families in the Platte County R-3 School District is Y Club. With Y Club before and after school, children in kindergarten through 5th grade will benefit from homework enrichment, physical activity, and small and large group activities with a focus on building community and youth voice and leadership. Full-time and part-time Y Club is available at each of our elementary buildings (Barry, Compass, Pathfinder, and Siegrist), along with Y Club on days when school is out of session for inclement weather, seasonal breaks, and other days off (enrollment permitting). Operating hours are each weekday from 6:30 a.m. until school begins, and again after school until 6:00 p.m. Registration is now open. Click here to register.

If you have any questions about the Y Club program, please contact YMCA at (816) 360-3390.

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2023-24 Academic Calendar Approved

The Board approved the academic calendar for the 2023-24 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 on August 22, the last day of school on May 22, and potential makeup days are planned for May 23, 24, and 28-31. It is important to note this calendar makes a shift from 2-hour early release days for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to full-day Professional Learning Days. The change in approach will provide teachers with more efficient and focused time for professional development, while reducing the number of days parents have to find day care alternatives for their children.


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. Anna Bohn, Principal) or (Mrs. Emily Miller, Assistant Principal).


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