The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - February 20, 2023

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Congratulations Mr. Ellzey!!

Our very own, Mr. Tyler Ellzey, was selected as one of the semi-finalist for the Wake County Teacher of the Year! Mr. Ellzey is one of twenty semi-finalists!

Mr. Ellzey has been a member of our Crew since 2018. He has taught Kindergarten and 3rd Grade. Mr. Ellzey's love for literacy transports his students to a world beyond the classroom as they engage in learning. His love and care for students can be seen in every interaction.

We wish Mr. Ellzey good luck! The top ten finalists will be named in late March.

It Takes A Village: Parent Support Group

Does your child struggle with staying focused? Do you feel like his attention span is around 0.3 seconds?? The struggle is REAL! Let's chat.

Join us next Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 in the Media Center to discuss some easy to implement strategies AND get tips from other parents on what works for them. Because IT TAKES A VILLAGE!


This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humility. Humility means you do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments.

Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.

To practice and encourage the character strength of humility with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Have a wonderful week!

Parent & Student Lunches!

Please only select ONE time period per family. This allows two families an option each day to have lunch with their children.

We are excited to offer the opportunity for parents and visitors to have lunch with students once again. However, in order to ensure safety, manage space limitations, and to ensure the process is successful we must maintain guidelines and expectations for logistics. Please read the expectations and logistics on the sign up.

Important Dates!


  • Feb 20 - No School - Presidents' Day


  • March 1 -14 - PTA's Go Play Save Fundraiser
  • March 3 - Spirit Day - Neon!
  • March 7 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • March 8 - Kindergarten Field Trip - Marbles Kids' Museum
  • March 12 - Daylight Savings Time
  • March 24 - Early Release Day
  • March 30 - End of Quarter 3
  • March 31 - No School - Teacher Work Day


  • April 3-7 - Spring Break