November 18, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 8:22 AM by Jeniffer Murphy
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· November 18—Movie Night 7pm
· November 21-25—Thanksgiving Break, no school
· December 1—Winter Sports Team Pictures
· December 1—Band Concert 7pm
· December 15—4th & 5th Choir Concert 7pm
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! 
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.

Movie Night
November's Compass Family Movie Night is tonight 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!!

Band Concert
Our 6th-12th grade band students will be performing Christmas music on Thursday, December 1st at Ten Mile Christian Church at 7:00pm. Ten Mile Christian Church is located at the corner of Ten Mile and Franklin Roads in Meridian. The church audience seats 600; which is an average of 8 guests per band student. There is no cost to attend the concert, although donations will be accepted at the door to cover the cost of bus transportation to the church for rehearsal the day of the concert. Also, the church will be video taping the performance and DVD’s of the program will be available for purchase (see attached form).

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!

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.


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!

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.


Jeniffer Murphy,
Dec 2, 2011, 8:22 AM