Please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 30th to attend the
This orientation is scheduled specifically for parents; agenda
Core Standards and New Common Assessment Discussion
Grading Philosophy and Procedure
for November Parent-Teacher Conferences
Your Student's Teacher(s)
BREAKING NEWS! COMPASS PUBLIC
CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS DONATE TO MERIDIAN FOODBANK
The fifth and sixth grade students at CPCS harvested nearly 140 pounds of
potatoes and onions from their garden. After
supplying the cafeteria and the summer garden families with some of the
produce, the students were able to
give nearly 90 pounds of onions and potatoes to the Meridian Foodbank on
Thursday, August 23. The folks at the
foodbank were very thankful.
In other garden news, Mrs. Long is
planning to prepare smashed potatoes, from the purple potatoes grown in the
garden. Most of the students have never seen
or tasted purple smashed potatoes, so it will be interesting to get to try
a sample and see if they taste like normal
potatoes. Mrs. Long has also served fresh tomatoes and green beans from
In science, Mr. Henning has
been using the garden to reinforce the science process skill of
observation. Fifth and sixth grade students have been going to the
garden to make a series of in depth observations in which they combine their
writing skills with the use of several of their
senses to describe plants, bugs or other objects in the garden.
Fourth graders have been studying
the wheat that they planted as third graders. They also have harvested
the dry seed heads of green onion plants and will get
to take some of the seeds home to see if they can grow the onions.
the next few weeks, students in kindergarten through third grade will have
screened. Parents will be notified if their child requires additional
testing. If you do not
want your child screened, please notify the school. Additionally, if
you have older children and
would like to have their hearing screened you may request this service.
Compass Cafe Volunteers Needed
Mrs. Long is looking for a few more dedicated volunteers. This is
a great way to meet all of the students who attend Compass. Also, you will
receive a free and delicious lunch at the end of the lunch period.
The Meridian Bookmobile comes to Compass every Wednesday from
1:15-2:15 to provide an opportunity for our 5th-12th grade students to check
out books. Students are required to have a library card in order to check out
books. Students can pick up an application form to bring home from the
Bookmobile that can be completed and taken to any Ada County Library.