The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - November 8, 2021

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No School!

Reminder - There is NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12.

There is also NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, Nov 23 thru Friday, Nov 25 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.


This week our students will learn more about the character strength of Bravery!

What is bravery?

Bravery refers to voluntary (not coerced) action in the face of a dangerous circumstance. This strength involves judgment; the brave person must have an understanding of the risks and consequences involved in acting. According to Socrates and Plato, forethought separates acts of valor from acts of rashness. This means that bravery isn’t simply fearlessness, but instead the overcoming of fear.

The parent virtue for bravery is courage. Strengths of courage involve applying will and fortitude in overcoming internal or external resistance to accomplish goals. Strengths comprised in this virtue are bravery, perseverance, integrity, and zest/enthusiasm. Please use these quotes and discuss with your child what they learn about Perspective this week.

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened." ~Billy Graham

"Be brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience." ~Paulo Coelho

All About Courage

Can I Play?

Check out the P2 for Families website, which contains 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions for your family to discuss. This is designed to be easy for parents to use to lead conversations around the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Most of these webpages are password protected and the password (very simple) is: P2

Grab & Go Snacks for Staff!!

PTA is stocking the teachers' lounge with grab & go snacks and drinks on 11.17.21. Please help by signing up to donate items through the signup genius and for more information. *All items will be collected in morning drop off 11/15 & 11/16. We appreciate your help!

Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness

It is important for the health and safety of our school for every member of our community to understand and uphold the health & safety protocols. Please take a moment to review the Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness guidelines.

Please know we recognize that every situation for each family is different and that the process is not clear cut. Please feel free to reach out to the school and we would be happy to assist you with your individual situation.

Important Dates


  • Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
  • Nov 12 - No School
  • Nov 18 - Spirit Night - Panera Bread 4-8p
  • Nov 24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Nov 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School


  • Dec 3 - Interim Report Cards Sent Home
  • Dec 13 - PTA Spirit Night @ Freddy's in Holly Springs
  • Dec 17 - Last Day of School Before Winter Break Begins
  • Dec 18-Jan 2 - Winter Break Begins


  • Jan 3 - First Day Back To School From Winter Break