The Compass Notes for Families
May 5, 2023
Hello Compass Families,
We are down to only 3 weeks left in this school year. Wow! Time has flown by.
We are so thankful for your continued support. PTA has been so generous to our staff this week. Thank you to ALL parents who volunteered their time and money to help our staff feel appreciated and loved. We couldn't be more grateful for a wonderful PTA and parent support. Thank you!
4th grade finished up their MAP testing this week. Way to go 4th grade!
5th grade begins their MAP testing on Monday the 8th.
Kindergarten had a phenominal concert Thursday night as well! BIG shout out to all our students and Mrs. Duncan for her hard work and dedication to our students!
Have a truly fabulous weekend! We look forward to seeing all our Pirates on Monday!
Dr. Kim Archer, Compass Principal
Mrs. Allison Page, Compass Principal
Dates to Know
5th Grade Parents ONLY
5th Grade Parents: So This is Middle School
Tuesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm in the Platte City Middle School Cafeteria
Join us to learn everything you and your future 6th grader need to know about what to expect at PCMS next year.
Bricks4Kidz Summer Camp
See the flyer below!
Please remind your students:
- When they get off the bus, before crossing the street, the students HAVE to make eye contact and wait for the driver's signal to cross in front of the bus. This ensures safety of our students crossing the street, in front of the school bus.
Please be sure to stop when you see a bus slowing and/or stopped- check their stop sign and 'long arm'. This will ensure our student's safety. We have had several issues in the past couple of weeks with driver's running the bus stop signs, having students not look at the driver before crossing in front of the bus. These are dangerous. Please help us make our streets and buses safe for our students.
As the end of the school year is fast approaching, we are beginning to close down our books for the current school year. We wanted to let you know of our procedure with regard to student meal accounts.
Negative Balance Notifications at Year-End
Schools are in the process of notifying parents about negative student meal account balances. If your child currently has a negative balance, please clear the funds due by sending cash or a check to the school office or by adding funds to your student's account online through K12PaymentCenter. All of our attendance centers have protocols in place to make the students and parents aware of negative meal balances. If it is found that a student has a negative meal balance at the end of a school year, staff at the buildings will be contacting parents regarding the negative account balance. If the negative meal balance is not resolved after multiple attempts, the district may turn over the unpaid meal charges to a collection agency, per board policy.
Meal Account Balances at Year-End
Meal account balances stay with each student as they move between PCSD schools, grades or classrooms. Year-end balances roll forward into the next school year. Any funds on account at the end of this school year will be available to students when the 2023-2024 school year begins in August. Under no circumstances, will a student be denied a lunch as a result of insufficient funds. However, the District appreciates your cooperation in ensuring that your student maintains a positive account balance at all times. Contact the school building front office for any questions related to student meal account balances.
Pirates ROCK Shirt: May 19
ALL STUDENTS K-5 need to wear his/her Pirates ROCK Leader in Me shirt on May 19th for our whole staff & student picture.
This is for all K-5 students
Lunch with Your Students
When/if a parent or guardian of a student wishes to eat lunch with their child, it can only be with your child only. Thank you for supporting us in this matter!
MAP Testing Information/Reminder:
Our MAP testing schedule is below. Please encourage your student(s) to be on time to take his/her test. If your student is late, he/she may miss the opportunity to take the MAP test that day and will have to make it up at a later date & time.
Also encourage your student to eat a healthy breakfast and go to bed the night prior early. This will help your student be rested for their day of testing.
- 5th Grade: May 8-May 15
Make Up Snow Days for Students
With our inclement weather days on February 9 and February 16, and no school on February 15 to celebrate the Chief Super Bowl parade, our make up day plans are as follows:
- February 15 No School Day - Will be made up on Thursday, May 25
- February 16 Inclement Weather Day - Will be made up on Friday, May 26
Miles for Smiles
Miles of Smiles is a full-service dental program that provides FREE dental care to children in the Northland for those that qualify based on income guidelines. The program will be in our district from April 26th - May 23rd.
Patient registration forms can be completed online or you can contact the school nurse and ask for a paper copy to be sent home with your student.
The registration forms MUST BE completed by April 25th.
Please visit the dental clinic website at https://levelupkidsinc.org/patientinfo to fill out the online dental clinic forms. This is for the dental clinic only - no vision clinic will be done at this time.
Summer School 2023!
K-8 Summer School Enrollment Now Open via Parent Portal
Parents of students currently in grades K-7 interested in K-8 Summer School: You can now enroll for 2023 Summer School via the e-Forms on Parent Portal. Please complete by April 10, 2023.
Summer School will be held in June 1-29, 2023, at the following locations. Click here for more information about summer school.
- Pathfinder Elementary: For all K-5th grade southern attendance area students (students from Pathfinder and Barry Elementaries)
- PCHS Paxton Center: For all 6th-8th grade students (students from Platte City Middle School and Platte Purchase Middle School)
- Compass Elementary: For all K-5th grade northern attendance area students (students from Compass and Siegrist Elementaries)
- PCHS: For 9th-12th grade students
*Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork (Kindergarten Kickoffs will be held March 30).
**Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.
Summer School: Enroll Today!
K-8 Summer School Enrollment is live on Parent Portal for parents to enroll!
Other Important Information
🏴☠️ Pirates ROCK Character Trait
Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
May's #PiratesROCK trait is Respect!