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January Newsletter

posted Jan 5, 2015, 8:58 PM by Kelly Trudeau   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 9:35 PM by Jeniffer Murphy ]
Special Points of Interest:
  • January 8 – School Board Meeting, 6:00pm
  • January 13 – Parent Faculty Advocates Meeting (every parent is part of the PFA), 4:00pm
  • January 19 – National Human Rights Day, No School
  • January 20 - Booster Club Meeting, 5:30pm
  • January 26-30 – National School Choice Week
  • January 27 – Rally for School Choice on State Capitol Steps, 12:00pm
  • February 7 – 100th Day Pancake Breakfast Feed, 8:30-10:30am
  • February 13 – Class Group and Individual Personality Pictures

Happy New Year!


Middle School Boys (6-8) tryouts are Jan. 7-9 from 3-4:30 in the Cherry Lane Campus Gym.  A parent meeting will be scheduled once the teams have been announced.  Make sure your athlete brings the appropriate clothes and shoes to change into for practice.

The high school boys and girls basketball seasons are under way. Check the school’s events calendar for game times and locations. Our “home gym” for high school games is the Sawtooth Middle School Gym.


The next general meeting for the booster club (all sports) is Jan. 20 from 5:30-7:00 in the cafeteria at the Cherry Lane campus.  Please help your booster club support the athletic programs.

National School Choice Week

To celebrate choice in education, the 3rd and 4th grade students will be attending an event in Boise sponsored by the Idaho Charter School Network on January 27th. The students will March to the State Capitol Building to participate in a school choice rally on the steps of the capitol at 12:00.


The 4th and 5th grade students put on a great performance at the Nampa Civic Center on Wednesday, December 17th in front of a crowd of approximately 600 people. Way to go!

A special note from Mrs. Choate to the 4th & 5th grade parents: “You've got some awesome kids and I enjoy working with them immensely! 

I hope you enjoyed the venue as much as I.  It was great to see ALL of the special parts performed on stage this year!  AND you guys raised $578.14 in donations which almost paid for the rental of the Civic Center!  Way to go!!!”

Builders Club

Our 6th grade Builders Club's final service opportunity for the semester took place Thursday, December 18th, after school at the Meridian Food Bank. It was voluntary, and 9 students participated which was awesome!

100th Day of School Celebration

Mark your calendars for the 10th annual pancake breakfast to celebrate our 100th day of school on February 7th.

Our Kindergartners have been working hard since the first day of school learning to count to 100 and tallying each day of school attended. It is a BIG deal to them when we reach the 100th day of school. Since we have a saying at Compass that goes, “We teach seniors in Kindergarten,” we all join in this fun celebration with a pancake feed. This year there will be a pancake eating contest you won’t want to miss!

Welcome New Staff

The Compass Board approved three new staff contracts. Please welcome:

Anne Allen – she will be teaching secondary drama during the second semester. Anne also teaches theater, humanities and film with CWI and BSU.

Kathaleen Cromwell – she will be teaching secondary computer classes second semester in order to free up Mr. Cordero so he can continue with his IT responsibilities. Kathaleen has a secondary English certification and is working on her Masters in Educational Technology. She looks forward to collaborating with teachers on cross-curricular goals.

Teri Malatt – she is a paraprofessional working with our secondary IEP students. Teri worked for a few years as an EA at North Star. Her two sons were enrolled at Compass this fall, therefore, she applied for a position at Compass and we were fortunate to bring her on board.

Jeniffer Murphy,
Jan 5, 2015, 9:33 PM