The Compass Notes

May 13th, 2022

Congratulations Mrs. Swanson!

We want to take this time to celebrate one of our staff members this week. Mrs. Tara Swanson was recognized as the Platte County R-3 Support/Service Person of the Year. Mrs. Swanson is the behavior coach in our building, and at one time or another has been of help and support to most all staff and students. She does a great job of working with our staff and students and we appreciate her contributions to our building! Congratulations Mrs. Swanson!
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Dates to know:

Tuesday, May 17th: Compass 5K and End of Year Celebration

Thursday, May 19th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Performance

Thursday, May 19th: Board of Education Meeting - 6:30 pm

Friday, May 20th: K-2 Field Day and Senior Graduation Walks at Compass

Monday, May 23rd: 3-5 Field Day

Wednesday, May 25th: 5th Grade Celebration

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

The Board approved the academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year, as suggested by teachers, support staff, parents and board members on the calendar committee, and taking into consideration feedback during public review.

Compass 5k and End of Year Celebration - May 17th

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Thanks to our families and PTA!

We just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to members of our PTA, as well as our Compass families, for everything they did during staff appreciation week! You definitely made our staff feel special throughout the entire week and this school year! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness! One of the best parts of working at Compass is the wonderful parents and students that we have the pleasure of working with every day. Thank you!

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.


Compass Archery did AMAZING this weekend at NASP Nationals in Sandy, Utah!! 4th in Bullseye and 6th in 3D!!!

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.

Last Day of School Set for May 27

Friday, May 27, 2022 will be our last day of school, and will be a 3-hour early dismissal at 12:50 pm.

Online Re-enrollment/Proof of Residency for Existing Students Now Open - Please Complete by May 15th

Resident parents of existing K-11th grade students are asked to complete online re-enrollment forms and electronic proof of residency.

Students and Families Preparing for 6th Grade!

Students, are you looking for an opportunity to get involved in making a difference at PCMS? Look no further and apply to be a part of a team that needs your leadership skills, talents, and character. Click here for more information!

All applications are due Friday, May 13th.

So This is Middle School Night and Step Up Day!

Middle School will be here before you know it! It's that time of the year where we start meeting next year’s PCMS Pirates and families! We have two events for you during the month of May which are detailed below.

So This is Middle School Night

On Tuesday, May 10 from 6-7:30pm, we will host our annual So This is Middle School Night at Platte City Middle School. This event is for parents/guardians to get an overview of what you and your child can look forward to as you begin your middle school experience. There will be a presentation of what a typical day at PCMS looks like followed by a tour of the school.

Compass Step Up Day

On Tuesday, May 17, 5th grade students will participate in our Step Up Day. Students will be traveling to PCMS to learn more about life as a Platte City Middle School Pirate. They will view a presentation about PCMS, have an opportunity to ask questions, and tour the school. We are looking forward to meeting our future 6th graders!

Important Dates for Incoming 6th Graders

Tuesday, May 10, So This is Middle School Night (for Parents), 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, May 17, Compass Step Up Day (Students)

Thursday, May 19, Siegrist Step Up Day (Students)

Tuesday, August 9, 6th Grade Registration (Parents & Students), 1-6pm

6th Grade Back to School Night (Parents & Students) - To Be Determined

Tuesday, August 23, First Day of School

NCC Summer Camps

Lunch Visitor Sign-Up Link

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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.