The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School


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The Pathfinder eNews: Thursday, February 8, 2018

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  • Daddy Daughter Dance at The Great Lakes Children’s Museum | Feb. 9

  • Science Expo - You’re Invited! | Feb. 22

  • "45 Years Strong" | PathFUNDer 2018 | March 3

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences | March 5 & 6

  • ARRIVAL  - Tardy Slips/Doctor's Visits, Upstairs access road

  • Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge

  • Ski Club

  • Upcoming Athletic Events




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Daddy Daughter Dance at The Great Lakes Children’s Museum

February 9, 2018

Click on this link for more details!


Science Expo - You’re Invited!

February 22, 2018

6:00 - 7:30pm

Pathfinder Gym

The excitement is building for the annual Science Expo on Thursday, February 22, from 6:00 - 7:30. The 6th graders will entertain you with their wax museum of scientists, the 7th graders will show you their awesome science projects using our experimental design and the 8th graders will provide hovercraft rides for all! 4th and 5th graders will also have presentations that should not be missed. We will again have a science table full of fun and educational activities for all ages and MORE!


Feel free to bring friends along to see what we are up to in our awesome science classes! It truly will be a night of family fun with lots and lots of laughter!


"45 Years Strong" | PathFUNDer 2018 - TICKETS on sale NOW

Saturday, March 3, 2018

City Opera House


$65 per person


We are thrilled to celebrate our 45th year of independent schooling at PathFUNDer this March. Please join us in support of our special school. Tickets are already starting to go, as are tables at the event. If you are able to attend and would like to purchase tickets you can


1) Buy them through the event website:

2) Come into the Main Office with a check made out to The Pathfinder School

3) Look at Event Sponsorships to not only buy a table but also receive ad space in our Auction Booklet - CLICK HERE for more Info


Your $65 ticket includes

• Open bar (beer and wine) during cocktail hour

• Passed appetizers, dinner and dessert from The Cook's House and Morsels

• 3 bottles of wine on each table with dinner

• Live and Silent Auction

• Live music during cocktail hour

• Silent Disco

• Photo Booth with Costumes

• After party from 11pm until close at The Little Fleet with DJ and pizza and 10% of proceeds donated back to Pathfinder




Parent/Teacher Conferences | March 5 & 6

Monday (March 5) and Tuesday (March 6) are parent/teacher conferences.  If your student is in Pre-K through 5th grade you will sign-up with the teacher directly. If your student is in 6th-8th grade, you should have received an email from Crystal ( with a survey for you to fill out.

We will then reach out to you with your scheduled conference time. If you have any questions, please contact Crystal by email or calling 231.995.3800


***There will be NO SCHOOL Monday, March 5th and  Tuesday, March 6th due to conference scheduling. ***


ARRIVAL  - Tardy Slips/Doctor's Visits, Upstairs access road

Parents please make sure to call the Main Office (231.995.3800) or email ( when your child will not be attending school due to an illness or when your child will be late to school. IF your students arrives after 8:15am, she/he will need to stop in the Main Office and fill out a tardy slip.


Please stop in the Main Office to sign your student out. We also love getting a call/email to the main office (231.995.3800 or ahead of time so that we can have your student ready. When returning to campus, please stop in the Main Office and sign him back in.



We ask that parents do not use the driveway to access the upper classrooms unless there is a medical need to do so. We have an active campus with students often outside of their classroom and we need to ensure safety. This is also a one way road and needs to be monitored. IF you need to drive up, PLEASE call or stop in the main office FIRST. Thank you!


Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge


The Imagination Foundation, Makedo, Newton's Road & Professor Qwbli's have teamed up to support The Pathfinder School!

The Imagination Foundation, Makedo, Newton's Road & Professor Qwbli's have teamed up to create Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge, where kids will learn a host of 21st-century skills and attitudes, like critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork. It's an opportunity for kids to let their imaginations run wild, explore their passions and discover new ideas.


90% of the proceeds from Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge will be used to bring new 3D printers, classroom tech & professional development to the students and teachers of The Pathfinder School! PLEASE SHARE! Learn more:


MUST WATCH: What can a cardboard box do?



  • Elementary Boys Basketball Practices: Friday 4:00 - 5:30

  • Elementary Boys Basketball Games: 8:30 @ St Marys in Lake Leelanau