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  • Principal Nicholas Fratto

    Principal's Message

    Dear Pathfinder School Families, 

    I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break! The first day of school is quickly approaching (Tuesday, August 30) and we are eager to welcome your children back to school.  

    We had a busy summer this year. Our ESY (Extended School Year) program, which occurred during the month of July, had a total of 76 students from 27 different school districts. Students were engaged in a variety of different academic, social and transition activities and classrooms were able to use the pool throughout the program. 

    Our administrative, custodial, and secretarial staff have been working throughout the summer months preparing the building for another amazing school year. We have been busy receiving training on a new child accounting program called Skyward. We are especially excited about the family access features of the program, which will streamline communication between home and school. Families should be on the lookout for more information regarding Skyward later in the school year. 

    We are preparing for several school activities within the first few months of school and our Pathfinder School Activity Calendar will be emailed to all parents once finalized by our Student Activities Committee. The highlights include the following events: Pathfinder Open House is on Wednesday, September 28; School Picture Day will be Friday, October 14; the Halloween Dance which will be held on Monday, October 31. 

    Finally, if you have not already done so, please complete the forms that were sent out to the parents through School Messenger. It is extremely important that we have the most current information in our files. Remember that we use School Messenger to communicate routine information as well as urgent information such as delays and cancellations.  

    We are looking forward to a successful 2022-2023 school year. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at pathfinder@aiu3.net or call us at (412) 833-2777.


    Nicholas R. Fratto, M.S. Ed.

    Pathfinder School Principal