Compass Family Update

April 27, 2015

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Thanks for coming to the Compass Magic Show!

We had a huge crowd at our Compass Magic Show last Saturday! Thank you for coming and for bringing yummy snacks to share. We hope you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you at future Compass events.

Compass Farm Stand Begins Next Wednesday, 5/6!

Our students will open their Compass Farm Stand on Wednesday, May 6th. The children will be selling fresh produce outside our entrance on Carlton from 12:00pm-1:15pm. If you pick your child up on Wednesdays, please stop by a little early and buy a few pieces of produce from the kids. They are working hard to get ready and we have a new tent, scale, and tables on the way.

The Compass Farm Stand is possible through a grant from Urban Harvest (part of Slow Food NYC). Keep an eye out for signs and materials coming soon!

If you have questions about the Farm Stand, please contact Anna (

Scholastic Reading Club Orders Due on 4/30

Fliers and emails were sent to all families regarding Scholastic Reading Clubs. This is a great and inexpensive way for you to purchase books for your home and for our school to earn free books for our library. All orders are due by 4/30 and you are welcome to order online or to send the order form and money to Brooke. Thanks!

Laundry Coop Help Needed for May and June

We have drastically reduced our consumption of paper towels in the past few months! Kids (and adults too) are now reaching for reusable towels and rags to clean tables for snack and lunch and to clean up any water spills throughout the day.

Thanks to all of the families who signed up to take a laundry shift or two so far. April is now covered thanks to your help! We still have spots available for May and June. Please sign up if you are able to help. Thanks so much!

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News from the Family School Collaborative

The Family School Collaborative is our Compass parent group. It's much like a PTA at other schools. The FSC meets monthly at our school and has four co-chairs (2 parents and 2 staff members). If you would like to join this parent group, please join us for our next meeting.

More info about the FSC can be found here.

Compass Eco Fair

Saturday, June 6th, 11am-4pm

300 Adelphi St


This will be a great event for children and adults and is open to the community. We will have several eco-crafts, play areas, music, a flea market, and food. Please save the date! More info to come.

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Materials Needed for the Eco Fair

We are planning for lots of amazing, nature inspired crafts and activities for the eco fair. We are looking for some materials. If you have any of the following or are able to save them, please do. You can drop all materials off to Kirsten in the Sustainability Studio. We will accept donations until early June. Thanks!!

Things we need:

  • Empty and Clean Plastic Bottles (1 liter seltzer bottles or 2 liter soda bottles)
  • Corks (from wine or champagne bottles)
  • Pine Cones
  • Empty Glass Jars (any and all sizes from jelly, pickles, spaghetti sauce, baby food, etc)
  • Empty Glass or Plastic Bottles with or without Trigger Sprays (from cleaning supplies, vinegar, etc)
  • Birdseed
  • Potting Soil
  • Large Cardboard Boxes (from refrigerators, appliances, cabinets, etc)

May FSC Meeting!

Friday, May 8th, 8:15-9:15am

300 Adelphi St


Please join us for our May FSC meeting. We will share the results of the ballots for our priorities for the 2015-2015 school year. Please join us to learn more about the priorities and learn how you can get involved in specific projects. We will meet in the Community Room. Thanks!

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Compass Charter School

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Feel free to reach out anytime with questions or to catch up. Our contact info is listed below.

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