· 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com if you can help. We appreciate you!
The best way to send in box tops is by:
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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)
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 :
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.
ConcertWe 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
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!"
Please see the attached flyer for your opportunity to purchase an ad or dedication in our 2011-12 Yearbook!
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.
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: