· January 16—Human Rights Day, No School
· January 25—School Tour for those interested in applying for the 2012-13 school lottery
· March 23—2012-13 School Lottery Application Deadline 2pm
Siblings who are not yet enrolled in Compass must complete a lottery application for the 2012-13 school year. This includes incoming Kindergarten students. Applications can be completed online at www.compasscharter.org. Applications are also available in the school office
Every year we offer school tours to those interested in learning more about our school in order to apply for the spring lottery. If you have a sibling that is not enrolled yet or if you have friends/family that may be interested in enrolling in Compass, please inform them about our school tours. You must call to reserve a spot in a tour session, space is limited. We ask that only adults participate in the school tour, no children. The tour schedule is as follows:
Those Interested in Enrollment (prior to lottery):
Those Offered Enrollment (after lottery):
May 30 (only if enough interest)
Keep those box tops coming! The Compass PFA just received a check for $867.70 from Box Tops for Education thanks to all of you who collect and turn those in! We will be submitting another batch coming up soon so please bring them in or send them with your child to school. We also collect labels for Labels for Education. Please see the PFA link on the Compass website for more information on collecting box tops and labels.
Notes from Mr. Henning
Congratulations to 5th grade student, Lauren McKenna. Lauren submitted a drawing to the U. S . Fish and Wildlife Service's Salmon & Steelhead Days poster contest. Lauren's drawing was selected as one of the three best drawings out of over 200 entries. She received a nice certificate and a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. Way to go, Lauren!
Mr. Henning reminds everyone that our next Recycling Day will be next Thursday, January 19. His truck will be in the usual place. Bring your aluminum cans and let's, "Fill that truck!"
Many of you have ordered a DVD from the Christmas concert. For those of you who still want one, the last day to order will be Wednesday, Jan. 18th. Please have your order and money to Mrs. Choate by that date so that the church can finish up the copying process for us in a timely manner. Thank you - Mrs. Choate
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the Capital Campaign, we exceeded our goal of $5,000 by raising close to $7,000! It’s not too late to donate, we will continue collecting donations until we have a new building!
Compass Ski Night
This will be our first night for skiing/boarding, if Bogus is open. Our other night is scheduled for March 3. Space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. To insure you have a seat on the bus and rental equipment available, registration and payment are due at the school office by 3:45 Friday, February 3. The registration and conduct form are attached to this newsletter and will also be available at the school website. Our first ski session for the season always fills up fast.
Compass Families in Need
Thank you to all of those who contributed to the “Compass Families in Need”. We collected nearly $1,000 along with some gift certificates from Heritage Auto (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Zanders!). This allowed us to help eleven Compass families. Here is a quote from a Thank You note I received from a recipient:
Ms. Abel, formally a Compass teacher who took some time off for her cancer treatment, is feeling better and offering after school tutoring. Ms. Abel lives very close to the school, therefore, a student can walk to her home after school for tutoring or she is also willing to meet students at the Meridian Library, also in walking distance from the school. Ms. Abel is charging just $25 per one hour session. She can tutor students in math, writing, etc. If you are interested in tutoring for your student, contact Ms. Abel at 870-8443.
Every middle school in the state of Idaho was required to put in to policy a credit system for students in 7th & 8th grade. Therefore, if your child fails more than two semester core courses or a full year of any single core course, they will be required to complete an alternate course during the summer at their own expense.
Students with 2 “D’s” and/or 1 “F” will be required to attend study hall during the lunch period for each week their grades are identified to be “at risk”.