Special Points of Interest:
See attached Read-a-thon flyers for dates and information.
Winter Sports Parent Meeting
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00PM, for a parent meeting regarding winter sports (boys and girls basketball). An email with further details will be sent out by our Athletic Director, Toby Pinkerman.
Middle School Girls Basketball
Middle School Girls basketball tryouts start Wednesday, October 19.
Order Compass Spirit Wear using the attached forms. Orders are due October 21.
Student-led conferences are Thursday and Friday, October 27 & 28. These will be evening conferences with early release school days. We will follow the same early release schedule that we follow on Mondays. Elementary release at 2:30 and Secondary release at 1:30. See attached flyer for additional information.
The Annual Booster Club Apple Sales are coming up at the end of the month. The cost is $0.65/lb. Pre-order forms will be made available by student athletes. You can also purchase apples on site at the Cherry Lane Campus during student-led conferences Oct. 27 & 28.
The Annual Book Fair will be held during student-led conferences in the Cherry Lane Campus Library.
Check your Box Tops for expiration dates and send in any ASAP that will expire before April.
Cold weather is bringing the need for students to come to school prepared with warmer clothes. Please make sure to send your child with a jacket each day. We will continue to utilize the outdoor areas for recess and PE, and we don't want any students to need their coat and not have it during these times.
The Fall weather is upon us and it is beautiful. Enjoy the Fall colors and cooler temperatures on a family hike, bike ride or walk. "Get your feet moving." Research shows that walking 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Fast Forward Program
Fast Forward program funded by House Bill 458 will provide increased funding for high school students taking college courses. Every student attending an Idaho public school has an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards Dual Credit.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshop
FAFSA workshop open to all parents with a high school senior during student-led conferences. Parents can bring their financial data and complete the FAFSA in the school computer lab. A representative from CWI or BSU will be on hand to help parents with the process. Workshop/Lab times - Thursday, Oct. 27 2:00-6:00 and Friday, Oct. 28 3:00-5:00.
New Idaho Literacy Plan
This new plan requires schools to identify a specific intervention curriculum for a set amount of hours for all students in grades K-3 who score a “1” or “2” on the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI).
Stand Up for Charter Schools
Charter School Families Need Your Support! Despite the strong record of charter school success, many myths and misunderstandings exist about them. Opponents of charter schools use these to fight against charter school growth and much-needed resources. In the process, they jeopardize the right of thousands of Idaho parents to choose the high-quality, tuition-free education found in charter schools throughout the state. Stand up for charter schools by joining the Idaho Charter School Network to Learn, Promote and Mobilize our efforts. Sign up online at www.idahocsn.org/parents.
Thank you to all of the families who generously donated at the time of registration to support various departments and activities. Charter schools in the State of Idaho receive limited funding for costs beyond staffing and basic operational requirements. Compass continues to rely on the generosity of stakeholders and others to meet specific needs. Without collecting fees this year, Compass only received half of the amount necessary to support these departments and activities. Please consider making a contribution which is tax deductible as Compass is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Idaho provides a tax credit for donations to schools. This tax credit is in addition to any advantages you receive from itemizing your deductions. Once you figure your tax bill to the State of Idaho, a $2000 donation may be used to reduce that bill by up to $1000 (joint return) or 50% of the donation, whichever is less. For someone filing a single return, a $1000 donation may be used to reduce a tax bill by up to $500 or 50% of the donation, whichever is less. Depending on your joint filing tax bracket and your itemized deductions, donating $2000 could cost you as little as $300 out of pocket. Please consult a tax professional for clarification.