The Compass Notes

May 27th, 2022


We want to thank all of our families for a great school year! We look forward to the 22/23 school year and the new learning opportunities that it will bring for our staff and students. We have been blessed to be able to celebrate many of our end of year activities and have some pictures to share this edition of the Compass Notes! Also be on the lookout in July as we will begin sharing information in preparation for the 22/23 school year.
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We have truly enjoyed all of the memories and experiences that we have had with our 5th graders during their time here at Compass! We got to celebrate them today and say goodbye with our annual "ringing of the bells." We wish them well as they move on to PCMS next year!

Dates to know:

Friday, May 27th: Last Day of School (End of 4th Quarter) Dismissal at 12:50 pm

Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1st: Summer School Begins

Friday, June 3rd: 4th Quarter Grade Cards Sent Home

August 1st - 12th (8:00-3:00) / August 9th (12:00 to 7:00 pm) - New Student Enrollment

Thursday, August 11th- Teacher Reveal Letters will be mailed to families.

Thursday, August 18th- Back to School Night at Compass

Tuesday, August 23rd- First day of school.

academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year

Field Day

We had a great time with both of our field days this year. Our Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade were able to rotate through 15 stations on Friday, and our 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade had their opportunity at PCHS this past Monday. Thanks to Coach Gibson and Coach Smith for their work in organizing this fun event for our kiddos, and thanks to all of our parent volunteers who took time out to support and make both of our Field Days a success!

End of Year 5K Celebration

Thank you to all of our families that supported and attended our End of Year 5K Celebration on Tuesday, May 17th. We had a great evening for the event, and we look forward to organizing and hosting this again next year in collaboration with our PTA!

Free Meals Ending

With funding from a federal program, the District was able to serve free meals to ALL students ages 18 and under, regardless of meal status, for the past two years. That program is ending on the last day of the 2021-22 school year. Families who think they might qualify for free and reduced meals should apply for these benefits for the 2022-23 school year. If your child is eligible for free and reduced meal benefits and you apply, you can also receive additional benefits like fee waivers, activity scholarships, free screenings, school supplies, and more.

Click for a Free and Reduced Meals Application

Mid-Continent Library Summer Reading Program

Every reader (age 0-19) who reads for 20 minutes a day for 20 days will receive up to 3 free books and will be entered into a branch drawing to win tickets a variety of prizes! See flier (below) for details, and sign up at
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Several athletic camps and leagues are available this summer for our students. Please see the fliers/registration forms linked below. Note that the grade will be the grade your child is entering in the 2022-23 school year.

  • Boys Basketball (Grades 4-6, 7-9): May 31-June 3, 2022 (Register by May 23)
  • Softball (Grades 5-8): May 31-June 1, 2022 (Register by May 27)
  • Soccer (Grades K-8, 9-12): June 20-22 & June 20-24, 2022
  • Swimming(Grades 4-9 and 9-12): July 25-28

Pirates Cheerleading Club registration for the 2022-23 season begins May 16. See flier and visit for more information and to register.

Platte County Youth Football League registration is now open for the 2022 season for incoming Kindergarten through 6th graders! Camp will be held July 18 and 19 at Platte County High School. See flier for details and click here to register.


Please be on the lookout as our 4th Quarter report cards will be emailed out on Friday, June, 3rd. We are excited to share how students did and progressed throughout the school year!

Order School Supplies for 22/23 Using School Toolbox

Compass Elementary is pleased to again offer school supply box orders through School Tool Box for the 2022-23 school year! Orders placed before June 19th, 2022 will be delivered straight to Compass Elementary for Back to School Night on August 18th! Orders placed on June 20th or afterwards will be shipped to houses. You can access the School Toolbox site by clicking here.

Y-Club Enrollment for 2022-23

The Before and After School Program available to families in the Platte County R-3 School District is Y Club. With Y Club before and after school, children in kindergarten through 5th grade will benefit from homework enrichment, physical activity, and small and large group activities with a focus on building community and youth voice and leadership. Full-time and part-time Y Club is available at each of our elementary buildings (Compass, Pathfinder, and Siegrist), along with Y Club on days when school is out of session for inclement weather, seasonal breaks, and other days off (enrollment permitting). Operating hours are each weekday from 6:30 a.m. until school begins, and again after school until 6:00 p.m. Registration is now open. Click here to register.

If you have any questions about the Y Club program, please contact YMCA at (913) 345-9622.

Thank You to Our Pirates R.O.C.K. Business Partners!

School Messenger

The District, as well as Compass Elementary, uses text messaging and automated phone calls to notify parents of upcoming events and days off, school closings due to weather, and emergency situations.

Newly enrolled families will automatically receive an opt-in message from 67587. If you missed it, simply text "Yes" to 67587 to receive these text messages.