Student Activities

Participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Pathfinder K8 offers a wide range of activities including the following:

Additional student activities are provided by our Athletics program.

After School Program


Activity Coordinator - Julie Rasmussen

After School classes begin the week of January 25, 2016.  Please look for the Catalog and registration forms  in your child's backpack or found at the main office. Registration opens Monday, January 11, 2016 and closes Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. Payment will be due at the time of registration.  Please turn in your completed registration form and with a check made out to Pathfinder PTSA to the front office. If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Julie at jarasmussen@comcast.net.

Fall Session
Registration Opens September 28, 2015
Classes begin October 12, 2015

Winter Session
Registration Opens January 11, 2016
Classes begin January 25, 2016

The After School Program is in need of parent volunteers to check-in students after school. Volunteers receive a discount of 50% off one class for each day of the week they work. Please contact Julie Rasmussen at jarasmussen@comcast.net if you are interested in this opportunity!  

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The Earth Project at Pathfinder - empowering students to discover their connections to the Earth, themselves, and one another.


Activity Coordinator - Tasha Mosher

PF OutdoorThe Earth Project (EP) is a collaboration between local non-profit Nature Consortium and Pathfinder teachers, parents, and greater community. This year the EP team will be supporting Pathfinder teachers as they develop environmental science/art curriculum and carry out Earth-based projects. The EP team is currently working on many projects with the students including: maintaining and expanding the school's edible and native garden, improving the school's compost system, going into the greenbelt to learn about it and help restore it, and beginning a worm bin program.

At the 2010 fundraising auction, Pathfinder families designated a significant amount of money to develop the Earth Project and we are off to a great start!  We are always looking for those who wish to be involved. We could use volunteers to help classes with projects, help out in the garden, seek out donations and more! Please contact Tara Migliore for more information.

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Buddy Program


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The Buddy Program helps Pathfinder students learn to be friends with other Pathfinder students. There are many different types of students at Pathfinder, including students who have special learning needs. Some of these students have disabilities, such as Autism, and need extra help from teachers in order to learn and play while they are at school. The Buddy Program helps students with disabilities, such as some of the students in the Raven, Porpoise and Sea Star clans, and students without disabilities in other clans, to learn how to be friends with one another. The Buddy Program teaches skills and provides support to students in learning how to talk to each other, play with each other and learn alongside each other.

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Family Math Night


Math Day NightEach January Pathfinder families gather for a fun night of games designed to encourage and build math skills. Each student goes home with a math game appropriate for her or his grade level that can be played at home.

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World Travel Program


GlobeActivity Coordinator - Lisa Clayton
Pathfinder K-8 is proud to offer the ultimate expedition - our World Travel Program. The program is designed for the Upper Grades (6th, 7th, and 8th) to see themselves as "global citizens" and to help them develop an understanding of community and service learning. The goal is to create youth ambassadors that represent our school and country. Students in the program participate in an after school World Travel class once a week. They prepare themselves academically, socially, and emotionally for travel. Each student creates their own independent project about one aspect of the country that interests them and conducts field research on the trip. When they return, they use their research to create a paper and presentation for their families and friends.
The program has visited China, Belize and now this school year will travel to Romania.  We are now on schedule to travel in a three year rotation.  We will travel to China April 2014, Belize April 2015 and then Romania April 2016 cancelled for 2016.


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Science Fair


AnthonyEvery February the Pathfinder K-8 Cafeteria is packed with amazing Science Fair projects by over 100 students from Kindergarten to eighth grade. Leading up to the event, several help sessions provide students with support with everything from choosing a project, to supplies, to writing up their conclusions. 





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Associated Student Body (ASB)


Our Student Leadership Council provides leadership opportunities for students at all grade levels. Students represent our school and help lead, plan and sponsor fun school events. Student Leadership Council plays a key role in our Penny Harvest. Other activities include: planning monthly School Spirit Days, Middle School dances, service projects for the school and much more.

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Holiday Craft Fair


Each December Pathfinder students, staff, and family members show off their amazing artistic talents and sell on trade their crafts at our annual craft fair. Students of all ages can participate. During the day, students have an opportunity to sell or trade with other students. The evening event includes Pathfinder adult vendors.

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Spirit Days


Each year our Associated Student Body decides on a schedule of spirit days that give students and opportunity to show their Pathfinder K-8 spirit. Past days have included: Pajama Day, Wacky Hair Day, Literary Character Day, Twin Day, and Backwards Day.

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Elder Luncheon


Elders LuncheonOur Elder Luncheon is a Pathfinder tradition that encourages students to invite a special "elder" in their lives to attend a school luncheon. The event is typically held in the fall. 







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Sharing the Gift 


Sharing the Gift the gift is another unique tradition at Pathfinder K-8. This program started many years ago – the idea is that for two hours every Friday afternoon in May kids get to explore interesting, fun, and new areas of learning! Teachers and parent volunteers plan classes around all kinds of cool things, their "gift", such as Cooking, Sewing, Art, Skim Boarding, Rock Climbing, Drama, Ninjas, and more.  Kids from throughout the K-8 community select their top five choices, and then the hard work of sorting them into different classes begins. All ages work together.

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Dances


Each year Middle School students have the opportunity to attend three dances at Pathfinder K-8: fall, winter and spring. 

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