The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - May 4, 2020

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This week we are focused on the character strength of Leadership

Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders, rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.

The parent virtue of connection and purpose is Justice. Strengths of justice refer to the optimal relationship between the individual and the group or community, rather than the more one-to-one relationships in the humanity virtue. These strengths include: teamwork/citizenship, fairness, and leadership.

Use these quotes, videos and character card to discuss the character strength with your children.

"Leadership is a relationship." ~Unknown

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and action." ~ Harold S. Geneen

Kids who give the BEST motivational speeches! Motivational Video 2016

Teaching kids about Practicing Everyday Leadership

Character Card

PTA Meeting!!!

Hello Buccaneer families! Your PTA board hopes that everyone is doing well and staying safe! We will be having our final general PTA meeting on Thursday May 14th at 6:30pm via Zoom. Below is the information for the zoom meeting. The agenda is elections for the 2020-2021 board. You must be a PTA member to vote. If you have 2 adults that are members and want to vote, both members must be seen on the screen. If you have any questions about this school year please send an email to a PTA board member prior to the meeting. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone!

Topic: Final PTA Meeting 2020

Time: May 14, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Help! Virtual Career Fair!!

The WCPSS Southern Area Counselors are putting together a ¨Virtual Career Day¨ for the end of May. The website will provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of occupations and help students discover how they may use their gifts and talents in service to the community and world.

In order for this day to take place, we need your help! We need speakers from a wide variety of career fields (science & technology, business, service, manufacturing, sales, transportation, hospitality/food service, medical, agriculture, military, construction, etc.)

Please consider creating a short 2-5 minute video to share about your career. Feel free to share your responsibilities, tools you may use in your profession, any education or training needed, or anything cool that the students would like to hear about.

Please send video to Mrs. Rhodes at and we will upload it for you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email. Thank you for your support! ¨

Remote Learning Standards

Our school team has been working diligently to create lessons that are engaging for students and resources that are helpful for you as a parent. In order to provide you one more level of support, we have create a weekly sheet sharing what standards are taught each week.

Please note, these are not the lessons but simply the larger concepts that will be the focus for the week. Lessons will be shared in Google Classroom or via SeeSaw.

Please follow this link.

Square One Art

Parents can go to,, type in the school and name to find their child's artwork. Once you have located the artwork, click "Add to Gallery."

We are not certain yet how or when products purchased will be delivered and distributed. But we will make you aware as soon as possible.

Please remember, all profits from these products go directly to support our Art Program.

Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Believe it or not, Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Welcome Class of 2033! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!

Locate your base school. | Learn more about the enrollment process.

A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Visit this site to learn more about early admission for gifted children at

Look for more information on the Kindergarten enrollment process by following this link,

Up Coming Dates!!

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