Week of March 19-23

posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:35 AM by Kelly Trudeau
Special Points of Interest:
  • March 26 - April 6 - Spring Break
  • April 9 - April 27 - ISAT Testing
  • April 10 - PFA Meeting 6:30PM
  • April 14 - Annual PFA Garage Sale

Parent Survey

Every year at this time, we ask our parents to take a few minutes to complete the general school survey. Please click on the following link to go to the online survey: Parent Survey Link

ISAT Testing

When we return from spring break, our students in 3rd through 10th will start ISAT testing. It is important that your student be in attendance on their testing days. Please try to take care of doctors’ appointments, etc. during the break and avoid appointments for the remainder of April if at all possible. Please check the Events Calendar on the school website for the ISAT schedule.

In addition to being present for testing, students should have a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast and lunch on the day of their tests.

The stakes are higher than ever when it comes to performing well on the ISAT. New requirements are in place that requires all schools to provide intervention to students who do NOT perform at proficient. At Compass, the intervention courses are provided during the student’s elective period and/or computer class time. These classes are not offered at any other time.

Additionally, the State has a new school rating system which is tied to student performance on the ISAT. The rating system is then tied to funding for school districts.

We don't want our students to stress about the test but it is important that they take their time and give it their BEST effort. Please communicate this with your child.


School Lunch Accounts
Beginning April 9th, students will not be served hot lunch if they do not have money in their account.  The first time they do not have money they will be given a peanut butter sandwich.  The second time they will not be fed.  Please note:  this does NOT include students who receive free lunch.

PFA Garage Sale

The Compass PFA would like to help you with your spring cleaning!  The Compass PFA will be holding their annual garage sale on Saturday, April 14th in the gymnasium.  If cleaning out your closets and garages are in your spring break plans, we would love to provide a destination for your used items!   Just think that old used sofa or pair of shoes could turn into extra lab materials for science classes or provide new sheet music for the music program.   There will be an opportunity to drop your items off at Compass as the garage sale date nears. 


Booster Announcement
The Compass Booster Club would like to thank all who supported and took part in this year's shoot/serve-a-thon.  A special thanks goes to Curt Goldgrabe for his leadership and support in organizing and keeping the Booster Club running the past four years.  He spent many hours working to see the athletic programs at Compass become a success!!  Once again, thanks to all who support the athletic programs at Compass.

Vision Screening K, 1st, & 3rd

The Star Lyons will be offering free vision screening for all of our Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grade students on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18. We will need several parent volunteers to assist in the screening van. Please email Mrs. Trudeau at ktrudeau@compasscharter.org if you are able to volunteer.


Lottery Numbers

Today is the last day to submit an application for the 2012-13 school lottery (2pm). We have already received 711 applications K-12 without any outside advertising. This is the highest number of applications we have ever received. This means that our parents are spreading the good word about our amazing school. Thank you to the positive and supportive parents and thank you to our amazing staff and Board of Directors for making our school such a successful school!

Jeniffer Murphy,
Mar 23, 2012, 4:58 PM