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Are you planning an event at Pathfinder?
This page provides instructions and links to help you get the get the word out to the Pathfinder community about upcoming PTSA meetings, events and fundraisers.
There are many ways families stay informed about what is happening at Pathfinder: the school website and calendar, the PTSA website and calendar, the Hot Sheet, Compass, emails from teachers, the principal and clan coordinators and the PTSA president, to name a few.
So, what’s the best information source to use to get the word out? Often, you will want to put your message into several of these outlets, and the PTSA Communications Team (aka parent volunteers) can help you.
To request help in getting the word out from the PTSA Communications Team, send a message to Gillian Maguire: nelson DOT cat AT live.com
We can assist getting your message onto the marquee reader board, and other outlets.
To reserve space on school grounds
If your meeting or event will happen at school, you must submit your information and needs to the school secretary, Danielle Otey, at least three weeks in advance of the date so she can reserve the building and notify our custodians. Danielle will also know if your prospective event conflicts with any other school activity. This is district policy so that they can provide proper custodial and other staffing. Danielle will submit your reservation to the district-wide “School Dude” system.
>>Follow this link to the SchoolDude reservation form. You can fill out the form on your screen, then email it or hand it to Danielle Otey in the school office, email@example.com
The Hot Sheet and Compass are created in the office and are sent to all families via email – if your family needs to receive the Hot Sheet in hard copy instead of via email, contact the school office to request a hard copy to come home in your child’s backpack. The Hot Sheet goes out approximately every 2 weeks and has a calendar of upcoming events along with brief notices about important events, deadlines, etc. The Compass is a longer format newsletter and is sent via email approximately every month. Here are the important dates and instructions for getting your message into these newsletters.
Hot Sheet submission and publish dates
What: Very brief descriptions – couple of sentences. No pictures.
Who: Submit to:
When: Submission and publish dates for the Hot Sheet for 2016-2017:
Sept 19 Sept 22
Oct 3 Oct 6
Oct 17 Oct 20
Oct 31 (boo!) Nov 3
Nov 14 Nov 17
Nov 28 Dec 1
Jan 9 Jan 12
Feb 6 Feb 9
Mar 6 Mar 9
Mar 20 Mar 23
Apr 3 Apr 6
Apr 17 Apr 20
May 1 May 4
May 15 May 18
June 12 June 15
Compass submission and publish dates
What: Newsy articles, pictures.
Who: Send your article to:
When: Submission and publish dates for Compass for 2016 – 2017.
Sept 22 Sept 30
Oct 20 Oct 28
Dec 8 Dec 15
Jan 20 Jan 27
Mar 24 Mar 31
Apr 21 Apr 28
May 26 June 2
Contact the Communications Team
Gillian Maguire: nelson DOT cat AT live.com