October 5, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 7:05 AM by Jeniffer Murphy
Special Points of Interest: 
· October 6-14—Fall Break, No School 
· October 25—Fall Concert for 1st-3rd grade students 
· October 24-28—Red Ribbon Week 
· November 3 & 4—Parent Teacher Conferences 
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 today, 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. 

Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts (6th, 7th & 8th) 
Tryout for one of our CPCS girls basketball teams! A and B teams, 
PLUS new this year a 5 week intramural team playing Friday’s only! 
Tryout: October 17 3:00-4:15 (wear gym appropriate shoes and clothing) Parent Meeting: October 17 4:15pm 

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 

Bus Route Changes 
Please check the school website for bus route changes. Students who ride the bus also received a hard copy of changes from their bus driver this week. 

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 

Dear parents of 1st-3rd grade students, 
There will be a fall concert featuring your children on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the Compass Auditorium. We are planning some really fun songs to show you what we are learning in music this year. Please check the music blog page for more information and updates. Don‘t forget to put this date on your calendars – you won’t want to miss this!!!!!  --Enjoying working with all your kids, Mrs. Choate 

Last Year's K-8 Yearbooks 
We just received extra yearbooks from the 2010-11 school year. If you would like to purchase one for $20 they are in the school office on a first come, first served basis (sorry, not accepting reservations). 

Internet Safety 
One of our Compass parents who is also a detective in the Boise Police Department has recommended a family workshop/training for Internet Safety. See the attached flyer for dates and location. 

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.