September 9, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 6:54 AM by Jeniffer Murphy
Special Points of Interest: 
  • September 17—Back to School Carnival/Picnic 
  • September 30—Picture Retakes, New Student Pictures, Late Registration Senior Pictures and Fall Sports Pictures
  • September 30 - Sports Booster Meeting
  • October 25 - Fall Concert for 1st - 3rd grade students
Sports Booster News 
Mark your calendar now for the fall Compass athletics booster meeting on Friday, September 30 at 6:00 in the cafeteria. We will have a potato bar dinner followed by a presentation and the kickoff of our fall fundraising event. Boosters will provide potatoes and drinks. Each attending family is asked to bring a favorite potato topping—chili, cheese, sour cream, or your favorite creative way to make this a whopper! Contact Curt Goldgrabe at 921-8332 with any questions or Mr. Pinkerman at the school. 

Compass Aviator sports passes are available for purchase at the school office and at all home games. All home games this year are played at the Homecourt YMCA, 936 W. Taylor Avenue in Meridian, just off Franklin Road west of Meridian Road. Your booster club membership includes an all-sport pass for all home high school volleyball and basketball games and costs only $35. This pass gives you and your immediate family free admission to all home games (excluding post-season games). It’s a great deal, and a great way to support Aviator athletes. See the Compass high school website for volleyball and basketball schedules. 

Coming Soon - Compass Athletic Dept. Spirit Packs - $20 
Cinch Backpack, Long sleeved Tshirt & Water bottle all with the Aviator Athletic Dept. Logo. Watch for more info soon.

Back to School Picnic
The Compass Charter Back to School picnic is on Saturday, September 17th from 5pm to 7:30pm on school grounds. The cost is $7.50 per person (4 years and younger are free) or $30 for the whole family which includes your choice of hamburger or hot dog, chips, drinks, cotton candy, snow cones, and fun games. A portion of the proceeds will support the Compass PFA, Compass Student Council, and school clubs such as Yearbook, Drama, and Physics. Bring your family and enjoy time with friends and the Compass Charter faculty! Please print out the order form attached to this newsletter or pick one up in the school office. 

Jump Rope Team 
 The Jump Rope Team will practice on Wednesdays starting September 7th in the cafeteria from 3:45-4:30. If you missed the informational meeting not to worry you can still show up to the first practice. Email Mrs. Hill at with any questions. 

Compass Car Wash

The high school boys basketball team is putting on a carwash this Saturday, September 10th from 10:30am– 3:30pm at the Wells Fargo Bank in Meridian, corner of Cherry Lane and Meridian Road in the Rite Aid parking lot (1682 North Main St.).

The car wash is accepting donations!

Compass Spirit Wear
Compass Spirit Wear It's time to order Compass spirit wear! There are t-shirts (short and long-sleeved) and sweatshirts (crew neck and hoodies) available in youth and adult sizes. All spirit wear is navy blue in color and has a white logo. An example of the spirit wear and the order form is attached to this newsletter so you may view it or print it out at your convenience. These forms are also available on the Compass website. Order forms are also available in the school office. The due date to order is Friday, September 9th and the shirts will arrive approximately 2-3 weeks after the orders are submitted. Please make checks payable to Compass PFA and return your order to your child's teacher or it may be dropped off at the school office. For questions please contact the Compass PFA.

Student Lunch Accounts 
 Please come up with a system to keep you child’s lunch account balance in the positive. The best way to do this is to sit down with your child to review the lunch menu and determine what meals they want to eat for the week or month then send in that amount for the week/month. 

Lunch money can be sent in with the student in an envelope with the student’s first and last name and given to the teacher. Parents also have the option of putting money on the child’s online account through Nutri Kids (you will need to know your student’s ID # found on their student ID card). 

With either payment option there will be a delay in getting payments credited to student accounts. A good idea would to be deposit a day earlier then normal to prevent student accounts from hitting a zero balance. 

Lunch Room Volunteers 
Mrs. Long would greatly appreciate more volunteers for the school lunchroom. Volunteers are needed every day except Tuesday. Lunch runs from 10:45-1:30. Individuals who can commit to a specific day every week are preferable.