Week of February 21-24

posted Feb 24, 2012, 1:21 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:

§ February 24 - Family Movie Night 7pm

§ March 3 - Ski Night Cancelled due to lack of interest

§ March 6 – 4th & 5th Grade Choir Performance at the State Capitol

§ March 8 – School Board Meeting 7pm

§ March 9 – Spring Pictures (Class & Sports Teams)

§ March 13 – High School New Student Orientation 7pm

§ March 15 – Living Portrait Museum Presentation (Fearey)

§ March 16 – Living Portrait Museum Presentation (Simili)

§ March 22 & 23 – Student Led Conferences

Compass Family Movie Night

Tonight, 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.


Congratulations MS Boys Basketball!

The middle school boys' basketball team won the Division 1 District Championship!



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.


Student Led Conferences

Mark your calendars for March 22nd or 23rd as these are the two dates available to attend student led conferences and learn how your student is progressing academically. Watch for further information to be sent home at the beginning of March.


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.

School Pictures
Class pictures, winter and spring sports pictures, and pre-ordered individual pictures are scheduled on March 9th. In the past, all students took an individual picture and picture packets were sent home for parents to review and order. This is changing, only students who come to school with a completed order form will take and individual picture. Order packets will be sent home with students next week.
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.


Food Drive

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.


Recycling Day

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!

Science Fair is Coming!
Parents:  Last 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.
Jeniffer Murphy,
Feb 24, 2012, 5:18 PM