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December Newsletter

posted Nov 27, 2015, 2:56 PM by Kelly Trudeau   [ updated Nov 27, 2015, 3:25 PM ]

Special Points of Interest: 

  • November 30 - Rhythm and Beat (7th-8th Grade) Concert, 7:00PM CLC Auditorium
  • December 3 – Booster Meeting, 6:30PM CLC Cafeteria
  • December 4 - Character Counts Assembly 1st-3rd
  • December 7-18 - Winter EasyCBM Testing 1st through 9th
  • December 7 - SOM & Aim High Assemblies 7th-12th
  • December 10 - Board Meeting, 6:00PM
  • December 11 - Character Counts Assembly 4th-6th
  • December 11 - High School Dance
  • December 16 - 4th-5th Christmas Concert at NNU
  • December 18 - End of Semester
  • December 21-January 6 - Winter Break

Compass Families in Need

Every Christmas season, the Compass community comes together to help Compass families in need. While there are many worthy causes to contribute to during this season, we don’t have to look very far to find those who need our support. If you would like to help a Compass family, you can make a monetary donation by bringing your contribution to either of the school offices. If you know of a family in need, please email either Mr. Ziemer (, our school counselor, or Mrs. Trudeau, Charter Administrator (

Rhythm & Beat Concert

The 7th-8th Rhythm & Beat class is performing this coming Monday, November 30 at 7:00PM in the Cherry Lane Campus Auditorium.

Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 16th, 7:00 pm at NNU Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho

Students will need to arrive BY 6:30 pm dressed in festive attire:

  • Boys - dress shirt, tie, dress pants
  • Girls - nice dresses or skirt and blouse

Cost: $2 per person collected at the door. Additional donations will be collected before and after the concert to help with the rental fees for the evening

Welcome to the Roaring Readers Program!

By participating, your school’s students and teachers can earn a FREE day ticket to Roaring Springs Waterpark! The goal of the program is to add fun to reading, and to help students understand goal setting and achievement. It challenges K-6 students to read for pleasure with a very exciting reward—a FREE day ticket to Roaring Springs! We hope the students at your school are very excited to have this opportunity and work very hard to achieve their reading goal. Please find attached the Reading Log along with instructions. The deadline to return reading logs is March 17, 2016.

Credit Card Use

Office staff members are now able to accept credit and debit card payments. If you choose to use this system, there will be a convenience fee of 3% of the purchase plus one dollar. Purchases will appear on your statement as Access Idaho, not Compass Public Charter School.

December 18 - Early Release

Friday, December 18 is an early release day. Buses will run as usual. AM Kindergarten students will NOT be able to ride the bus home, they will only have AM pick-up as usual.

  • Elementary 9:00-1:00
  • Secondary 7:40-11:45

EasyCBM Testing

This assessment is our district benchmark assessment which provides data to teachers regarding student academic growth. This assessment will take place December 7-18 for students in grades 1st – 9th.  Therefore, student attendance is crucial during this time.

Booster Update

Thank you to the parents and students who have waited patiently for the backordered items from the spirit wear orders.  Also thank you to all who participated in our apple sale by either helping to sell or purchasing the apples.

The next upcoming booster meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the cafeteria at CLC at 6:30.  All parents are members of the boosters and are welcome to attend the general meetings.  Hope to see you there.

Upcoming home Athletic events:

  • Dec. 1 Girls Middle School basketball at Compass vs. Ambrose 4:30/5:30
  • Dec. 1 Boys High School basketball at Sawtooth vs. Wilder at 6:00/7:30
  • Dec. 3 Girls Middle School basketball at Compass vs. Idaho City 4:30/5:30
  • Dec. 8 Girls High School basketball at Sawtooth vs. Horseshoe Bend 6:00
  • Dec. 11 Girls High School basketball at Sawtooth vs. Rimrock 6:00
  • Dec. 18 Girls High School basketball at Sawtooth vs. Notus 6:00

Report to Parents

December 18th is the end of the first semester. First semester report to parents (report cards) will be sent home for students in K-5 by January 11th.  Report cards for grades 6-12 will be available for parents to access through Power School by January 11th. If you have forgotten your Power School logon information, you may email Vanessa Beebe at

Tax Break

Donating to Compass Public Charter School at can make a big difference for both you and the school. Not only can you include the donation in your itemized deductions, you can also credit 50% of it, up to $1000 for a married couple filing jointly, toward paying your state tax bill once it is figured. For more information, look at Idaho Statute Title 63, Chapter 30, Section 63-3029A.



Kelly Trudeau,
Nov 27, 2015, 2:56 PM