October 17, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 7:10 AM by Jeniffer Murphy
Special Points of Interest:
· October 25—Fall Concert for 1st-3rd grade students 7pm
· October 24-28—Red Ribbon Week
· November 3 & 4—Parent Teacher Conferences
PFA Announcements & Requests 
The Compass PFA is hosting the first movie night of the school year Friday, October 28th at 7pm in the high school auditorium. The movie will be "Haunted Mansion" Rated PG(2003) starring Eddie Murphy. The movie is rated PG for frightening images and thematic elements. Popcorn and water will be available for .50 each. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult, please. Also that evening, if you would like to participate, there will be a "trunk or treat" in the east parking lot. Children may dress in Halloween costumes (no masks please!) and collect candy at the various cars in the parking lot. If you are participating in the "trunk or treat" please bring a bag or two of candy to share. This event is still in need of volunteers and can't happen without them.  An email request has been sent out with details or please email pfa@compasscharter.org if you would like to volunteer. 

Compass PFA is looking for several volunteers to help with movie night and 1-3rd grade concert. Needs are immediate as these two events are quickly approaching! 

Compass Movie Night - Friday, October 28th at 7pm (Movie is "Haunted Mansion" 2003 starring Eddie Murphy - Rated PG for frightening images and thematic elements. 

Need (1) Compass faculty or staff member to be on campus during the movie. 

Need (1) more PFA board member to be present during movie night (one needs to check out a facility key for the evening and is responsible for lock-up of the facility). 

Need (2) people (adults or students 7th grade and above) to help set-up and sell concessions (popcorn, water, & candy) - Will need to arrive at 6:30pm 

Need (3) people (adults or students 7th grade and above) to help clean-up after the movie. Clean-up is around 8:45pm and requires vacuuming, straightening chairs, bathroom inspections, emptying garbage cans. 

1-3rd grade concert on Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm 

Need (2) people (adults or 7th grade and above) to place cookies on trays in the cafeteria before the concert begins and take them to the auditorium and supervise the distribution of the cookies after the concert. (The cookies will be baked in the Compass cafeteria by Wendy Long. The PFA has trays to put the cookies on.) 

Please email jbullock@compasscharter.org if you can help. We appreciate you!

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 www.GrowingLocalLearning.com, 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! 

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 wlong@compasscharter.org if you are interested. 

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 www.elabelsforeducation.com 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) 
Go to www.labelsforeducation.com to see specific brand & names. 
Labels for Education Coordinator : 
Melissa Freese 

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.

We are sooooo excited about the concert coming up! We had a joint rehearsal today and it was so much fun. Just a few announcements concerning the concert. 

1. Please have your student dress up for the performance: boys - nice slacks or nice clean jeans and a dress shirt and tie if you have it:) (if you don't have something just borrow from a friend or neighbor) - no t-shirts. Girls - nice dress or skirt and blouse. Make sure you wear shorts or leggings underneath since we will be sitting on stage a time or two. 

2. Please have your student on the risers in the auditorium at 6:45 Tuesday night. 

3. The kids have worked really hard on this and have several special surprises planned for you! 

See you all Tuesday - Mrs. Choate 

Report Cards 
A blue sheet titled "PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHEDULING Request Form" went home yesterday with students in Kindergarten - 6th grade who are the only student in their family at Compass or who are the oldest sibling in those grades at Compass. Please complete the form and return it to school by Monday, October 24 to request a conference time. 

K-6th grade conferences will be scheduled by appointment. 7th-12th grade teachers and Specials Teachers will be available in the auditorium during conference time period for parents to visit at their convenience. 

Kindergarten - 4th grade Report Cards will be handed out at conference time. 

5th - 12th grade Report cards will be available on Power School by this weekend. 

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 855-2802 or send email to your student's teacher. 

High School Girls Basketball 
There will be a parent meeting following practice (6:15pm) on Monday, October 24. 

Mr. Henning reminds everyone that he is still collecting aluminum cans for the garden/science program. We have already had two recycling days and earned a total of $45.70. Our next recycling day will be on Thursday, November 17. Remember, "FILL THAT TRUCK!" 

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

Congratulations Volleyball Girls 

The Middle School A Team won the District Championship! Come see their trophy in the gym trophy case. 

The High School JV girls finished the season 6-4 and placed 3rd overall. The best in school history :) The Varsity girls competed in districts in McCall and lost their first game. 

Some stats: 
  • Alyssa Redford, 7 kills, 2 blocks, 1 Ace, All Conference Honorable Mention Team and Senior All Star Team, game to played in Payette on Monday, November 7th. 
  • Nicole Smith, 9 assists 
  • Mackenzie Durrell, 6 kills, All Conference Honorable Mention Team 
  • Melissa Rasmussen, 2 Aces, 8 kills, 16 digs, First Team All Conference 
  • Shelby McMonigal, 2 Aces, 10 digs 
  • Emily Jones, 6 Assists. 
Ms. Abel 
For those of you who are unaware, Ms. Abel, one of our computer teachers (formally a classroom teacher) has been battling cancer since last spring. She recently resigned from her part time position to focus on her cancer treatment. Her last day of teaching was Wednesday, October 5th. She is hopeful and could use support from her Compass Family in the form of prayers and/or monetary donations that will help her pay medical bills. 

There is a way to donate money to Ms. Abel that will not change her tax status, but give the donors a tax deduction. A non-profit foundation has been set up by former Board Director Moorhouse. 

The foundation is ready to receive donations now. Donations can be sent to: 
Moorhouse Family Foundation
1530 W. State Street, Suite D
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Craft Bazaar
The 2011 craft bazaar season is right around the corner.  Compass Public Charter School would like to invite you to have a booth at the bazaar, which will be on November 12th from 8:30 to 4:00.

The bazaar will be held in the gym and the booth rental fee is $25.00.  The booths are approximately 10x10.  You will need to provide everything needed to set up your booth, i.e. tables, chairs, power cords, etc.  All funds are payable in advance to confirm your space and are non-refundable.  Please make checks payable to Compass Public Charter School (CPCS) and drop them off at the office or mail them to Compass Public Charter School, Attn: Carolyn McMonigal, 2511 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, ID 83642.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation and floor plan showing your booth location. 

Plan to be a part of this wonderful opportunity to kick-start the bazaar shopping season.  We will be advertising this bazaar through e-mail to our families, in the Idaho Statesman, on some of the community events boards like KTSY and KTVB and on our reader board.

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. 

Hearing Tests
Over the next few weeks, students in kindergarten through third grade will have their hearing 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 that service.

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