The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

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Monday, January 21st, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Celebration


8:15am – Drop Off

8:45am - 10:00am – PreK & K to Leelanau Baby Pantry for Item Drop-Off

9:00am – 11:45am:

  • 1st&2nd Grade = (9am-10am) Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in Classrooms, (10am-11am) Playground Clean-Up, & (11am-11:45am) Meals on Wheels
  • 3rd&4th Grade = Meals on Wheels (9am-10:15am) & Boardman Lake Glens (10:30am-11:30am)
  • 5th Grade = Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in Classrooms & Pathfinder Library Clean-Up
  • 6th Grade = Tom’s West Bay & Oryana Donation Collection Sites
  • 7th&8th Grade = Cherryland Humane Society 

12:00pm – Community Lunch – Bring a Sack Lunch and Enjoy as a Community in Gym (1st-8th)

12:30pm – Community Recess

1:00pm – MLK Lesson w/ Duncan (3rd-8th)

2:00pm – Musical Performance from Interlochen Vocal Group - Open to the Public

3:00pm – Dismissal/Pick-up

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


3rd Quarter Begins

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee (4th-8th):

Our annual Pathfinder Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, January 24th  at 2:00pm in Duncan’s portable (Lower campus next to the Administration Building).

It’s not compulsory for students, but we try to encourage everyone to participate. If your son or daughter would like to prepare for the bee, a list of this year’s study words is available in the Main Office. The top winners from the Pathfinder bee will go on to the Leelanau County Spelling Bee, and winners from that bee advance to the regional bee at the State Theater in March. The winner of the regional bee goes to Washington, DC for the National Bee. 

High School 101

We invite our middle school students to join recent graduates of Pathfinder who attend schools all over our region (TC West, TC Central, Interlochen, The Leelanau School and more) to learn about the transition from Pathfinder to High School. Discover what you need to know from students who have been in your shoes. Parents are also invited to sit with Alumni parents to discuss the transition from a parent's eyes. 

All 6th-8th graders are encouraged to attend. 

Duncan's Portable
Thursday, January 24

Alumni and Current Parents encouraged to attend with their students


Questions? Please contact Gwen Davis (