Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / February 13th

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Pathfinder Elementary Leadership Day....HUGE SUCCESS!

Pathfinder Elementary student leaders represented their school wonderfully for their Leadership Day this Wednesday, February 9. We hosted guests from other schools to learn about their Leader In Me journey and our school did a fabulous job! Guests were able to view and take in the production process for Pathfinder Student News, student leadership team time (Our school has 20 teams designed to benefit student's leadership development as well as the school or community), a student-led assembly, team reports, grade level Lead Lessons, and students practicing for their student-led parent-teacher conferences.

Click here for additional photos from the day.

Click here for information about the Leader in Me philosophy at Pathfinder Elementary.

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Leadership Day Celebration

We would not have been able to have a successful Leadership Day if it wasn't for our amazing students. They were the ones leading the day and taking our guests through our Leader In Me processes. We had to do a little celebrating! On Friday all students received an ice cream sandwich, watched the celebration video, and classes made the Leadership Day photo project that is below!

Great work Pathfinder!

Leadership Day Celebration Video

Check out this video to get a summary of our Leadership Day!

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Student Leadership Team Summary

We like to provide a summary of our Student Leadership Teams' work from each PLC day. Click on the link below to see how our leadership teams are adding value to the school and community!

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families BINGO Challenge

We are halfway through the month of February and we are starting to get a few of the BINGO sheets turned into school. Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures or completed a few of the tasks. Reminder, 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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Pirates ROCK "Character Warms the Heart" Week

February 14-18 is our Pirates ROCK "Character Warms the Heart" week, when we warm up with our good character and great leadership with fun spirit week activities and collect items for our Treasure Chest resource center to help PCR-3 families in need. We're collecting shampoo & conditioner, body wash, deodorant, and cereal this year. Participate in our spirit days and send in any donations to our schools! Reminder: Friday, February 18 there is no school for our District Inservice Day, a great day to send a nice note to a friend or staff member. See flier for details on our spirit days and come cheer on our Pirates at the Home Basketball games on February 15!

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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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Kindergarten Kick Off / March 29th

Children who have turned five years of age before August 1, 2022, are eligible for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year and are invited to our Kindergarten Kickoffs in our elementaries on Tuesday, March 29. Families are encouraged to view the attendance area boundary map linked here on the District website, or call the District office at 816-858-5420 for confirmation of attendance area. If you know of a family with a child entering kindergarten, please pass this information along, and if your family has an incoming kindergartner, please complete the following form. We will send you additional information about Kindergarten Kickoff and an enrollment packet.

2022 Kindergarten Kickoff Information Form

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Summer School 2022 - Registration Coming In March

Hard to believe now, but summer will be here before we know it! K-12 Summer School will be scheduled for June 1-28, 2022 at the following locations.

  • Pathfinder: K-5 (Pathfinder Attendance Area)

  • Barry: 6-8 (Barry Attendance Area)

  • Compass: K-5 (Siegrist and Compass Attendance Area)

  • PCMS: 6-8 (PCMS Attendance Area)

  • PCHS (Paxton Center): 9-12

  • Great Beginnings: Pre-K

Be looking for Summer School enrollment paperwork (including online enrollment for current PCR-3 K-7th grade students) that will be distributed and due in March.

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2022-23 Academic Calendar Approved

The Board approved the academic calendar for the 2022-23 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 will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022, and the last day of school is planned for Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Other important dates include: Winter Break begins with a 3-hour early dismissal on December 21, 2022 and runs through January 3, 2023; Spring Break is March 20-24, 2023; and in addition to makeup days at the end of the school year, the calendar identifies February 20 and April as possible make up days, if needed.

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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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Y - Club Youth Leaders Needed

Pathfinder offers before and after school child care provided by the YMCA. Like many businesses recently they are also in need of workers.

Requirements for the job include:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Previous experience working with school age children (may include working as a babysitter, nanny or other childcare program)
  • Commitment to provide quality youth development services at all levels
  • Demonstrated public relations and leadership skills in working with program parents, school personnel, children and co-workers
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment
  • Have a general understanding of computer technology

Benefits:

  • Casual work attire
  • FREE membership at all YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations
  • A fun and engaging work environment where friendships are made
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Hourly Rates Range*
  • $11.15/hour - $14.00/hour: Youth Development Leaders

Below you will find a link to learn more about this employment opportunity and to apply.

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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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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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