Compass Family Update

March 6, 2017

What's happening at Compass?

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • No School for Students: Progress Report Writing Day for Teachers


Tuesday, March 7th, 2017


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

  • 8:20AM-9:00AM: Join us in the gym for Community Gathering


Thursday, March 9th, 2017


Friday, March 10th, 2017


Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Attendance Letters Coming Home Soon

We will send attendance letters home in the coming days. These letters are to let you know how much school your child has missed so far this school year.


Chronic absenteeism is defined as 20 days of absences or more per year, and we are expected to notify the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) when we are concerned about a child's poor attendance record, even if the 20-day mark has not yet been reached. Chronic absenteeism requires further investigation by school officials, the police, and/or the Administration for Children‘s Services.


We're noticing that many of our students have missed several days of school or have been late to school on a regular basis. We are concerned about the negative implications that come from poor school attendance.


As a school, we are working on a plan for supporting families to ensure all of our students are at school each day. Please reach out if you are experiencing difficulty getting your child to school.

Staff Raffle Winners

Thank you for participating in this year's Staff Outing Raffle! If your child won something in the raffle, you should have received an email with the information. Because all children do not win, we are choosing not to announce this at school and we ask that you not talk about it at school. Please feel free to talk about it at home with your child. Staff members will be reaching out by the end of March to schedule the special outings.

Updates from the Studios

Visual Arts Studio Update from Suzanne

Do you or family have a favorite artist? Would you like to visit your child's class and share?

I will be scheduling families to visit throughout the next few weeks as we begin artist studies across the grades. Please reach out if you are interested!

Best,

Suzanne


Sustainability Studio Studio from Kirsten

I hope families are able to spend more time outside with this early spring weather. Visit a park or take a walk. Look for robins, blooming crocuses, and plants beginning to sprout. Please join the sustainability studio instagram (@compass_sustainabilitystudio) to follow along with our studio learning.

All the best,

Kirsten


Music Studio Update from Sara

Kindergarteners are beginning their work with hand percussion instruments by thinking about instrument families. Here, the oak class has sorted the instruments into three: wood, metal, and skin.

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Our Healthy School Fund: March

If you have not already contributed to the Healthy School Fund for September and October, please do so as soon as possible. We ask that you contribute $30 per child per month. Directions for payment are listed below. Please let us know if you have questions. If you need support in making contributions to the Healthy School Fund, please let us know and we will do our best to support you.

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Various ways you can make payments to Compass (for the Healthy Snack Fund, t-shirts, school lunches) include:


Snack Menu

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2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was emailed to families before the school year ended. This calendar can also be accessed on the public calendar on our website.


Click HERE to access our public Compass calendar.

*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the calendar. We update this often with events such as field trips and FSC events for families.

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Feel free to reach out anytime with questions or to catch up. Our contact info is listed below.


Brooke Peters, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Grades K-1)

brooke@brooklyncompass.org

718-310-3588, extension 503



Michelle Healy, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Grades 2-3)

michelle@brooklyncompass.org

718-310-3588, extension 504



Todd Sutler, Co-Director of Strategic Development

todd@brooklyncompass.org

718-310-3588, extension 501