Staff Update

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - Friday, May 8th, 2015

Week at a glance

Monday, May 4th

Tuesday, May 5th

12:30 - 1:00: Pine Co-teaching Check-in

1:00 - 1:30: Elm Co-teaching Check-in

2:00 - 2:30: Oak Co-teaching Check-in

2:30 - 3:00: Maple Co-teaching Check-in

5:30 PM: John H. Niemeyer Series at Bank Street: Debbie Meier

Wednesday, May 6th

1:15 - 5:15: Planning and Professional Development

Thursday, May 7th

Friday, May 8th

8:15 AM: FSC Meeting in the Community Room

This Week's Events

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Families and staff have arranged some very special treats for all of the staff at our school. Here are a few things to expect from each day:

Monday: Book your 10 minute chair massage online courtesy of Maple children and their families! Click here and enter the code COMPASSCHARTER to book your time slot

Tuesday: Don't bother running out to get your lunch time coffee/sweet fix.

Wednesday: Don't pack a lunch

Thursday: Skip breakfast at home and come straight to school starting at 7:30.

Friday: Don't pack a lunch

John H. Niemeyer Series at Bank Street

On Tuesday, May 5th from 5:30 - 7:30, Debbie Meier will be speaking at Bank Street as part of the John H. Niemeyer series. If you have reserved a ticket and are going, there is a group of us leaving right after school to attend. They have recently added in a second panel discussion due to demand. You can reserve tickets by clicking here.

Wednesday Professional Development

1:15 - 1:45: Staff check-in

1:45 - 2:15: Calendar for the rest of the year: Assessment and report cycles

2:15 - 3:15: Professional development for next year

  • We will share programmatic goals for Compass next year and will discuss priorities for PD and the Wednesday professional development time.

3:15 - 4:15:

  • Kindergarten plans Literacy
  • First grade plans Integrated Unit

4:15 - 5:15:

  • Kindergarten plans Integrated Unit
  • First grade plans Math

IEP Annual Review Meetings This Week

We have a number of IEP Annual Review meetings this coming Thursday. Please check your calendar and plan accordingly if you or your co-teacher needs to attend one of those meetings. Let us know if you have any questions relating to any scheduled meetings as well!


Staff Bowling at Melody Lanes

Friday, May 15th, 5:30pm

461 37th Street


We will be having a bowling outing on Friday, May 15th. We're renting lanes beginning at 5:30 PM at Melody Lanes in South Slope. We will leave the school around 5 PM and take the D or N train from Atlantic Terminal to 36th St.

Bank Street Occasional Papers

Banks Street did a great series on Place-Based Education for the most recent rounds of Occasional papers. Check it out here.