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Information For Pathfinder Families / March 4th


APEX Week Recap!

Hello Pathfinder,

We just wanted to remind you of what is happening at Pathfinder for the next week. We have had the Apex team at school teaching the students' leadership lessons like how to Aspire, be a Self-Starter, Own It, Start a New Day, and Energize themselves and others. This past week we had our kick-off assembly. Hopefully, your child came home excited about the program and with an “Apex lanyard” in hand (booklet of information). Students will be asking for pledges to help support Leader in Me, Field Trips, Fall party, Friendship Party, Staff Appreciation, Field day, Donuts with Divas, Donuts with Dudes, Pirate Princess Ball, Pirate Boys Event, Pancake Breakfast with Santa.

Here’s how you can help:

-Help your child ask 10 people for a pledge for the Apex event at our school.
-Create a video of your child asking for pledges and email it to everyone you know or post it to your social media platforms.
-Ask your child about the Apex As One Lessons they’ve been learning in class.

Thank you APEX Leadership Team!


APEX Fun Run / March 11th / Volunteers Needed

Our APEX Fun Run is scheduled for Friday, March 11th. Students will be walking over to the Y-Fields next to Barry School to complete their run and see how many laps they can run! Students need to make sure to dress in clothes that allow them to run comfortably and also have appropriate running shoes. We are also requesting that students bring their own water bottle for the run event.

Our PTA is needing volunteers for the designated run times. If you are able to volunteer please click on the link below and sign up! Additional details will be coming out closer to the date!

March 11th APEX Fun Run Volunteer Sign Up


CDC Updates COVID Guidance – Removes Mask Requirement for Buses

On February 25, the CDC updated its COVID guidance. Within the new guidance, the CDC no longer requires people to wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.


Inclement Weather Day Makeup Plan

Our two inclement weather days to date (February 2 and February 17) will be made up on May 26 and May 27, 2022. We will not be using April 15 as a make up day for students.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families BINGO Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 7 Habit Bingo Challenge! We received over 30 Bingo cards back and love seeing some of the activities you all did as a family. Our goal was to help you connect with the 7 Habits and come together as a family during a time of year when not a lot is going on. We will do our drawing for the gift baskets on Monday and will announce the winners ASAP.

Thanks for Leveling Up with Leader In Me!


February Leadership Social

Friday, February 25th we were able to celebrate our Quality Students for the month of February. Mitch Reynolds, Director of Team Operation for the Kansas City Chiefs, was a our guest speaker. Mitch shared with the students how he dsiplays leadership skills at his job by handling most of the logistics for the team including; hotels, flights, transportation, scheduling, menus, and more. He tries to take care of as much as possible to make others excel at what they need to do (coach and play).

Click on the picture below to check out the Leadership Social slideshow!

February Quality Students


Spring Pictures Are March 10th!

Reed Photography will be at Pathfinder Elementary on Thursday, March 10th to take Spring pictures of all students. All families will receive a proof of the pictures and you can order pictures after viewing the proof.

We will also be taking class pictures on March 10th. Class pictures need to be pre-ordered by March 10th. If you want a class picture you will need to send either cash or a check made out to RPG for $7.00. Envelopes went home earlier this week regarding picture information.


Girls On The Run!

We are bringing back our Girls On The Run club for girls in grades 3rd and 4tht grade. Mrs. Courtney (4th grade teacher) Mrs. Schultz (4th grade teacher), and Ms. Franklin (2nd grade teacher) will be our coaches this season. Practices will begin March 28th and practices will be on Mondays and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15. If you would like to learn more about Girls On The Run and register your girl please click on the link below.

Girls On The Run

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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


Summer School 2022 - Registration Coming In March

Parents of students currently in grades K-7 interested in K-8 Summer School: You can now enroll for 2022 Summer School via the e-Forms on Parent Portal. Please complete by April 8, 2022.

Summer School will be held in June 1-28, 2022, at the following locations:

  • Pathfinder Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (K-5 students from Pathfinder and Barry attendance areas)
  • Compass Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (students from Siegrist and Compass attendance areas)
  • Barry School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from Barry School attendance areas)
  • Platte City Middle School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from PCMS attendance areas)
  • Platte County High School Paxton Center: 9th grade – 12th grade (PCHS students)

*Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork (Kindergarten Kickoffs will be held March 29).

**Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.


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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Community Activities

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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:

Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!


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.


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


March Parent Calendar

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


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. Devin Doll, Principal) or (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).


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