Pathfinderpalooza Is In the House!

Come check out the rock star lineup now showing in the display case at school. Performing daily to sold out classrooms and around the school our staff inspires our kids to shine.

grid of rock star posters of Pathfinder staff people

So lift your lighters (or phone flashlights) and help the PTSA support these artists and many of the programs at Pathfinder by attending the auction, buying a group event, donating an item or service or showing your roadie skills as a volunteer.

Follow this link for tickets and more information.

Let’s get rocking this auction!

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Get Your Auction Early Bird Tickets!

Pathfinder’s “Be A Rock Star!” Auction is on March 25th

Get Your Early Bird Tickets Now!

Donate to the Staff/Teacher Ticket Fund or Donate a Space for a Child in a Group Event!

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You Know Someone Who Deserves an Award!

grid of rock star posters of Pathfinder staff peopleEvery year at our school auction an award is presented to a staff or parent called, Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way.

For a little background, Will is a former student who is now 25 or 26 years old. Will has autism and his parents fought for a few years to keep him at Pathfinder rather than place him in a more restrictive classroom. Back in the day, Pathfinder only had a resource room for IEP service and Will was a complex student to work with. Through perseverance, relationships and hard work, Will stayed at Pathfinder and flourished. His parents were thrilled with the level of support, teaching, love and caring that Will received. As he departed for High School, George and Angel, Will’s parents created this award to be given to yearly.

The award is hanging in the main office and Will’s hat, which he wore daily is on the plaque.

Former award recipients include:

2004- Linda Rossmeir (who was Will’s 1:1)
2005- Rita Garton
2006- Laurie Thayer
2007- Janet Osborn
2008- Amy Daly-Donovan
2009- Lou Cutler
2010- Eric Baer and Linda Thomson (first time for 2 recipients)
2011- Becca Cressell
2012- Lynette Martin and Machel Spence
2013- Amy Pendley and Lashanna Williams
2014- Amy Pille (our former garden teacher)
2015- Jennifer Niemann
2016- Lisa DeBurle

Everyone is welcome to nominate someone to receive this award, and nominations are due on March 10 to the Principal, David Dockendorf. The award will be presented at our annual Auction, on March 25th.

Get all the details you need to nominate a Rock Star Pathfinder community member here.

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Math Got You Puzzled? New Attendance Policies Confusing? Come to the Feb 28 PTSA Meeting

Are you challenged with the “new” math and how to support your child? Join Andrea Escame-Hedger, middle school math teacher to learn about the importance of developing flexibility with numbers and learn some strategies to help support your child learning mathematics. Also, you will be able to view our new elementary math curriculum, Bridges. The emphasis of the presentation will be for our K-5 families.

Jessie Jimenez, from the Seattle Public schools Attendance Office will be sharing with us new attendance laws. Important information for you and your family! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 in the library.

Bring the kiddos and sign them in to Blazing Trails, for free childcare starting at 6:15. See you there!

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Auction Tickets – Early Bird Ticket Price Ends February 24th

There are only two weeks left to get your auction tickets at early bird pricing of $60 each. After February 24th tickets will be $65 each. Tickets are going fast and sell out every year. Our annual auction is Saturday, March 25th at 5PM at the Hall at Fauntleroy.

Follow this link to buy your tickets and to sign up for Group Events, which are happening now through the end of the school year.

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Auction Donations – Please Turn Forms in by February 17th

If you’re planning to donate a service or item for the auction, please have a procurement form turned in by Friday, February 17th to the “Be A Rock Star” box in the front office.

Items can be delivered later.  Procurement forms are available by the front office, or click the image below to open the form. Simply print it, fill it in and bring it to school.

screenshot of the Pathfinder K8 PTSA Auction form


Email our procurement team Lisa Christensen (christenlis@comcast.net) and Gail Joblin (g.joblin@yahoo.com).

Thank you!

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Calling all Pathfinder Auction Dessert Makers!

dessertWe need your fabulous desserts for our upcoming “Be A Rock Star” Auction Dessert Dash on Saturday, March 25th. This is a fun and delicious part of the auction every year. We need a total of 21 desserts and each table will be placing bids and competing to get the first pick of your amazing creations! Read the rest of this entry »

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New Group Event – Healing Garden: Homegrown Balms and Salves!

Thank you to parent, Tasha Mosher and Garden Educator, Tara Migliore-Potter for this generous and creative offering.  See details below- and register at the link provided.

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Auction Donations – Please Turn Forms in by February 17

If you’re planning to donate a service or item for the auction please have a procurement form turned in by Friday, February 17th to the “Be A Rock Star” box in the front office.

Items can be delivered later.

Procurement forms are available by the front office and here at this link.


Email us at pathfinderauction2017@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support.

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Many ways to rock this auction!

Our annual auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year and enables the PTSA to fund important programs such as Outdoor Education, Classroom Support, Earth Project, Community Building, After School Classes and Scholarships.

Here are the many ways YOU can Rock This Auction!

Attend the auction

Come “Be A Rock Star” on Saturday, March 25th at 5PM at the Hall at Fauntleroy. Tickets are on sale now and are $60 before February 24th and $65 afterwards. Rock out with friends, bid on fantastic items in both the silent and live auction and enjoy a tasty dinner. Visit the Auction webpages to learn more.

Donate or procure an item

Help set the stage with a donation. See more details on how to donate, download a procurement form, see a wish list of items or what to do once you have an item. With questions, contact Gail Joblin at g.joblin AT yahoo.com and Lisa Christensen at christenlis AT comcast.net. Deadline for donating items is February 17.


There are many volunteer opportunities—big and small. This is a great way to get involved and get to know the school and other parents. Plus, if you volunteer the night of the auction you can attend for free. For more information email: pathfinderauction2017@gmail.com.

Attend a Group Event

There are many fun and unique events you can buy tickets for and all proceeds from Group Event sales goes directly to the PTSA. From wine tasting for grown-ups to an overnight sleepover at the school with David and Lisa for the kids. To see and purchase events go to the Auction webpages.

Make a dessert for the Dessert Dash

Make or procure a tantalizing dessert for the Dessert Dash to be used the night of the auction. To be added to the sign up sheet, that will be sent around about a month before the auction, contact Kathy Henderson—kathyh AT outlook.com


Sponsor a student for a Group Event that might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate or donate to the Teacher/Staff Ticket Fund to help us offer discounted tickets to these rock stars. Follow this link to donate to the Staff/Teacher Ticket Fund or Donate a Space for a Child in a Group Event! Thank you.

Help with class art

Classroom art always generates much excitement during the live auction. It’s amazing what our kids do when they tap into their creative sides. Help by donating money for supplies or volunteer to facilitate the creation of the actual art in the classroom. Contact Karie Koltz—kariekoltz AT gmail.com.


Email us at pathfinderauction2017@gmail.com or visit the Auction webpages.

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