Special Points of Interest:
- February 17 - No School, Teacher In-service
- February 20 - No School, Presidents Day
- February 21 - MS Boys Basketball Game 5pm
- February 24 - Family Movie Night 7pm
- March 3 - Ski Night
Science Fair is Coming!
Parents: This week Mr. Henning sent home information about a Science Fair for our 4th, 5th & 6th graders. If your student hasn't shown you the letter be sure to ask them for it.
Trout in the Classroom
Once again, this year, the 4th, 5th & 6th graders are raising trout in the classroom. They received 100 rainbow trout eggs on Wed., Feb. 8. Most of the eggs hatched on the 15th & 16th. They are now called sac fry. It will be fun to watch them grow in our aquarium. At the end of the year we release them into the Boise River.
Compass Family Movie Night
Next Friday, February 24th at 7pm in the Compass auditorium we will be showing "Kung Fu Panda 2" (rated PG). There will be popcorn and water for purchase for .50 each.(proceeds benefit Compass PFA) Bring your family and friends for this free event and have a good time! Adult and older student volunteers are needed, please see the Compass website and click on the PFA link for opportunities where you can help. Children 6th grade and below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, please.
Our next aluminum can recycling day will be Thursday, March 15. We were down a bit last time. So far this school year we have had four recycling days with the following results: August- $25.35; October- $20.35; November- $44.00 and January- $13.00. That's a total of $102.70! Not bad. Keep up the good work and save those cans! Remember you can drop off cans anytime at the container outside my classroom door or if you get too many and they are in your way just put the bag in the back of my truck. Go Aviators!
The annual Compass fundraiser for the sports program is coming up Friday March 16 at 6:00 at the school. Your children received their sign up forms this week to ask friends and neighbors for pledges and donations. Instructions on how to ask for money are on the back of the forms. The evening will include a no-cost dinner at 6:00, and the shootathon starts at 7:00. Don’t miss the opportunity to win cash prizes during the 3-point shot and half-court shot events that evening! This is a fun event for the whole family, so plan on attending! Contact Mr. Pinkerman for more information.
High School Orientation
We are holding an orientation meeting for incoming high school students and their parents on March 13, from 7-8 PM. The orientation will be in the school auditorium. Whether you have decided to stay at Compass for high school or if you are still deciding, this meeting is your opportunity to hear what Compass Honors High School has to offer and ask questions you may have.
Girl Scout Centennial Challenge
Compass Girl Scout Troop 262 needs your help. To celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts, the Mayor of Meridian is going to honor Girl Scouts this March. As a result each Girl Scout is being challenged to collect 100 nonperishable items to donate to the Meridian Food Bank. Troop 262 needs to collect 800 items by March 12. Please help us help our community by dropping off items in the bucket in the main office at school. We will accept any nonperishable food items, personal item like toothpaste or soap, and baby needs. Thanks for joining us in this cause.
Ski Night - Saturday, March 3rd
This will be our last night for skiing/boarding, if Bogus is open. Space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. To insure you have a seat on the bus and rental equipment available, registration and payment, are due at the school office by 3:45 Friday, February 24. The registration and conduct form are attached to this newsletter and will also be available on the school website.
Congratulations MS Boys Basketball
The middle school boys' basketball team won their first game in the district play-off last night. This means they advance to the semifinals. The semifinal game will be played on Tuesday, February 21st, at 5pm. The game is being played at Ambrose School on Locust Grove and Chinden.