Compass Family Update
December 15, 2014
Collaborative Tidal Pools
A first grader reads closely during reading workshop. All of our students have their own independent reading spots and choose a collection of books to read each week. Ask your child to tell you about his or her spot and to tell you about some of the books they have read recently.
Paul meets with a group of first graders to guide them through a new book. Small groups have been formed in all of our classes and each child is receiving individualized reading instruction. Ask you child to tell you about their group.
Our students are now using mallets to explore sound in the music studio. Children take turns being the "doorbell" and being the person to "ring the doorbell." Sara, our music teacher, has guided children to learn to strike the mallet gently.
We have school next week!
There is still time to donate to our Sponsor-A-Family Gift Drive
Important Reminder - Parking during Dropoff
Please do not park in the teachers' parking spaces on Carlton Ave. when dropping off your children. Those spots are for teachers in our building. Currently MS 113 teachers are using those spots, and they are greatly inconvenienced when they are forced to search elsewhere or wait for you to come down stairs. There is nothing wrong with double parking in front of parked cars. Please do not double-park in front of parking spots that the teachers need. We greatly appreciate your support in making it as easily as possible for our colleagues to start their day on a positive note.
Furthermore, Traffic Police have been towing cars with more frequency in recent weeks. FYI.
Ideas for Community Gathering?
Also, if you haven't joined us for a Community Gathering yet, please join us at 8:15am this Wednesday for our first very special visiting performer!
Lost and Found
We created an online registry using So Kind for items and services we need around the school. Many of the items we are looking for can be used. Please take a look and let us know if you can help out with anything on the list. Thanks!
The web address of your registry is www.sokindregistry.org/4023
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Compass Charter School
Brooke Peters, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction
718-310-3588, extension 503
Michelle Healy, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction
718-310-3588, extension 504
Todd Sutler, Co-Director of Strategic Development
718-310-3588, extension 501