November 11, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 7:27 AM by Jeniffer Murphy
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· November 12—Compass Bazaar 8:30-4:00
· November 18—Movie Night 7pm
· November 21-25—Thanksgiving Break, no school
Athletic Fundraiser
Compass Athletic boosters are pleased to team with the Idaho Stampede basketball team for our fall fundraiser. Buy a ticket for $10 to the Stampede game December 17 using the order form available on the school website and see the Compass HS girls and boys basketball teams play at CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) Arena that day too! This is a great deal for the school. Compass keeps $5 from every $10 ticket sold! Tickets will be sold up to the week of the game, so buy them now! Compass booster passes will not be valid for admission to this game. Contact Mr. Pinkerman at school or Curt Goldgrabe at 921-8332 for more information.

Compass Bazaar

Come Shop Til You Drop at

Compass Charter School’s 2nd Annual

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday November 12th, 2011

8:30am – 4:00pm

2511 W. Cherry Lane

Meridian, ID

Bring a friend and come fill your holiday shopping list

Handmade walking sticks, Hand carved trout, folded scrapbooks, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Thirty One Purses, Jewelry, Nuts and Candy, Gluten free baking mixes, Premier Designs, Avon, Bandals, Mypressi Twist, knitted hats, friendship bracelets, and much more.

Movie Night
November's Compass Family Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, November 18th at 7pm in the auditorium. We will be showing "Cars 2" (rated G). Admission is free and there will be popcorn and water available for $.50 each. Proceeds support the Compass PFA. Please....if your child is in 6th grade or below they MUST be accompanied by an adult (18yrs. or older).  Come and enjoy the show!!  (Volunteers are needed to make this evening possible, please see the Compass website to see where you can help. Thank you.)

Our next recycling day is Thursday, November 17.  Mr. Henning will have his truck parked in the back parking lot for your aluminum cans.  Let's see if we can, FILL THAT TRUCK!!!

Giving Tree

Dear Parents,

The "Giving Tree" is on the wall in the main office. We asked Compass teachers to request items or gift certificates needed for this year.  These "wishes" are hanging on the Giving Tree.   The Holiday Season is a perfect time to give back to the teachers at CPCS!   If you would like to participate, please take an ornament from the tree.  Purchase the "wish" item(s) located on the ornament.  Bring or send the item(s) to school for the intended teacher(s). 

Thank you for supporting our school!

Yearbook Ads

Please see the attached flyer for your opportunity to purchase an ad or dedication in our 2011-12 Yearbook!

Compass Café

Mrs. Long is looking for a volunteer that can help serve lunch in the Compass Café on Thursdays. Lunch runs 10:45-1:30.  Please contact Mrs. Long at if you are interested.

Spirit Pack 

Spirit Packs are available!! 
Only $20 for an Aviator Athletics Cinch bag, Long sleeved T-Shirt & Water Bottle all with the Aviator Athletics Logo!! 

They will be available for purchase at Aviator games, at the Booster Event on Sept. 30th or by calling Brenda Ball at 608-1759. 

Parents of Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Graders: 
Aviator Athletic Cinch Bags are a perfect fit in the narrower cubby spaces. A limited quantity is available at $5 each. 
Call Brenda Ball 608-1759

John Fearey Fund
Our 11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to take College of Western Idaho classes for concurrent or dual credits (credits count for both high school graduation and college graduation).

Some of our students struggle financially so we created a way to give financial assistance.  It is called the John Fearey Fund.  Students may apply for partial or full funding of their books and/or tuition.  If you would like to contribute to this fund (non profit) we would gladly accept any amount you feel comfortable sending to us.  Please make checks out to Compass Public Charter School-Fearey Fund. 

We thank you for any help you are able to give to our students who are pursuing a college graduation.



Box Tops
Thank you for supporting our school through the Box Top program. Last year we made over $1,000 in box tops! Please continue to cut out the box tops and send then in with your child.

The best way to send in box tops is by:
Check the expiration date.
Cut them out. (they don’t have to be perfect)
Place them in a baggy (50 per baggy with 50 written on the bag).
Send them to school with your child. (there is a green box for box tops in the elementary school office)
This will greatly help when sorting and sending them into Box Tops. Box Tops collected from March 1 – Nov, 1 are paid on Dec. 15th and Nov. 2 – Feb. 28 are paid on April 15th.

Growing Local Learning
Albertsons will sometimes print out a coupon with your receipt for “Bonus Box Tops”. Generally, it is worth 50 bonus box tops. All you need to do is go to the, register and enter the code. These coupons also have an expiration date, so you will need to check that as well. Growing Local Learning sends their information to Box Tops and are paid out with regular box tops.
Thanks again for all your support! 

Labels for Education (formally Campbell’s Soup Labels)
Labels for Education has expanded it's participating products! This program supports schools nationwide by offering educational merchandise in exchange for UPCs clipped off participating labels. In the past, Campbell's required families to cut out the front of the soup label, and send it into the school. However, times have changed. In order for our school to redeem points from the product, Campbell's requires the UPC (bar code) INSTEAD of the front of the label. Without the UPCs our school will not receive the points for the individual labels. There are many NEW products participating now! Each product is worth 1, 5, or 10 points. The points are located by the UPC. In the past, we used our points to purchase FREE balls for our school. Please read below to see how you can be a partner with this program. Remember, extended family can be partners too!

3 easy steps to help our school:
· CUT: Cut the UPC off of the label. (The UPC is the bar code on the back or bottom of the product.)
· SEND: Send the UPCs to school with your student. (The drop off "can" is located in the office.)
· CONNECT: Go to to connect your Albertsons & Fred Meyer Shopper cards. (applies additional points to CPCS)


Campbell's soups (Includes: Harvest Blend, Chunky, microwavable bowls, Soup at Hand, beans, condensed soups, Healthy request, & gravies)
SpaghettiO’s (Original & Meatball)
Prego (Italian sauces)
Franco-American (gravy)
Pepperidge Farms (Fish crackers, breads, desserts ,rolls, croutons & stuffing)
Swanson (Broths, stock, canned chicken)
V8 (Splash, fusion, tomato juice) * SAVE CAPS*
Wolfgang Puck (Stock, organic broth)
BIC (Dry Erase Markers, glue sticks, ball pens, mailing labels, Brite Liner,roller, gels, permanent markers & white-out)
POST cereals (35 participating Post cereals)
POST treats (Cocoa Pebbles & Fruity Pebbles 6.2 oz.)
Pop Secret Popcorn (3 ct, 4 ct, 6ct, 10 ct, & 10 count Snack size)

Here are some NEW participating products that can be used to earn points for our school:

* Dannon yogurt products
* GLAD products
* Emerald Nuts
* Participating Magazines are:
 PEOPLE, Real Simple, ALL YOU, Cooking Light, HEALTH, Southern Living, & TIME

For a complete list of participating products go to & click on "participating products" on the left hand side of the website.

Every point counts toward FREE school merchandise for our students & teachers!
Go to to see specific brand & names.

Labels for Education Coordinator :
Melissa Freese
Jeniffer Murphy,
Dec 2, 2011, 7:50 AM