The Compass Notes for Families

September 23, 2022

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Hello, Pirate family!

We've had a full week of learning and leading! This week, your student(s) picked their one word that best describes them. We're so excited to see their living lockers encompass your students' personality and leadership. What's your one word? What one word would you pick for your family to live every day? We appreciate you and all of your support!

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Kim Archer, Compass Principal

Mrs. Allison Page, Compass Assistant Principal

Ms. Abby Wittmeyer, Interim Assistant Principal

New Information

Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Jay Harris, Superintendent at Compass

Compass Families! Our new Superintendent, Dr. Jay Harris, is inviting parents and community members to join us for "Coffee & Conversation" connections in our buildings, and will be visiting Compass on Friday, October 14 from 8:45-9:45am in our Compass Cafeteria! These informal events are designed to share our District goals and listen and learn from families to improve our overall educational experience for our students. We hope you can join!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Your student's teacher will be sending their Parent Teacher Conference sign-ups next Friday, September 30. We are offering both virtual and in-person conferences this year. We can't wait to share your student's learning with you!

Open Positions at PCR-3

The school year has started, but we still have some openings across our District, including bus drivers, custodians, paraprofessionals, and lunch monitors. If interested in joining our team, click here to apply! Specifically at Compass Elementary, we have openings for a Lunch Monitor and Custodian.

Homecoming 2022: A Storybook Homecoming, October 3-8

Platte County's Homecoming festivities run October 3-8, 2022. This year's theme is "A Storybook Homecoming." Click here for information on Homecoming activities, including spirit week information, the Homecoming Victory Supper, parade, and football game.

PLEASE NOTE: There are some changes to parade staging this year, and the PCHS Band will be performing at Wells Bank's Community Tailgate Party instead of the Courthouse Steps.

Compass Trunk or Treat

Compass Elementary is hosting a Trunk or Treat Scavenger Hunt on Friday, October 29th. Compass Staff is graciously asking for candy donations to be use by all grade level trunks. We are hoping for approximately 100 bags of candy. All kinds of candy are appreciated-no restrictions. Please send bags of candy to school with your child or bring your candy to the front office by October 21st. It is expected to be a very large community event this year, please consider donating to help offset the cost of the candy. Thank you so much! - Compass PTA

Culver's Night

Thank you for supporting our Compass Culver's night! Our PTA made $475.00 from your generosity and support! WOW!

There is a Leader in Me!

If your family is new to Compass Elementary, you may be hearing about The 8 Habits of Leadership or the phrase, "Leader in Me" from your student(s). What is it? Why are we invested? "Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS."

In future newsletters, we will be highlighting more information about Leader in Me and how you can support your kiddo(s) at home with the 8 Habits of Leadership. Check out our 8 Habits and CLICK HERE for a video highlighting "Why Leader in Me?

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Cafeteria Assistance

We would love your assistance to support our Pirates during lunch in the cafeteria. Please follow the link below to sign up for a time between 10:30 am - 12:00pm or 11:45 am - 1:30pm. Please bring in your ID when you arrive.

Lunch Visit Sign-Ups

We are excited to welcome you to visit your Pirate at lunch! If you are ordering a lunch to eat with your student, please call ahead or confirm your order as you sign up with the link below.

Dates to Know


Friday 7: Homecoming Early Out at 12:50pm

Monday 10: No School for Students

Tuesday 11: PTA Meeting in Compass Cafeteria 6:30 - 7:30pm

Friday 14: Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Jay Harris, Superintendent from 8:45 - 9:45am

Wednesday 19: 2-Hour Early Out at 1:50pm

Friday 28: Report Cards Go Home

Saturday 29: Compass Trunk or Treat


Wednesday-Thursday 2 & 3: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday 4: No School for Students

Tuesday 8: Picture Retakes

PTA Meeting in Compass Cafeteria 6:30 - 7:30pm

Wednesday 9: 2-Hour Early Out at 1:50pm

Previous Information

Birthday Treats/Celebrations

We believe that birthdays are an important time in a child’s life. However, for several reasons including increased food allergies, preservation of the instructional day, and student equality, students are not allowed to bring treats from home or a store or have flowers/balloons or other items delivered to the classroom for birthdays, going-away parties, or other personal events. If a student receives a delivery at school, the student will be notified to come to the office to view the item. Parents will be responsible for transporting the item home. Birthday party invitations may only be distributed if invitations are given to every student in the class.
Previous Family Newsletters

Click here to reference previous newsletters sent to our Compass families.

Keep in contact with us!

We want families to stay connected to all Compass information. We invite you to use the buttons below to visit our social media and platforms.

You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.858.0172. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at (Dr. Kimberly Archer, Principal) (Ms. Abby Wittmeyer, Interim Assistant Principal) or (Mrs. Allison Page, Assistant Principal - maternity leave).

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