Compass Family Update

February 6, 2017

What's happening at Compass this week?

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Staff Raffle kick off during lunch (All kids will get two FREE tickets for the staff raffle. Additional tickets will be on sale throughout the week.)
  • Staff Raffle tickets on sale from 3:45-4:15
  • Sivanne (In House Support Educator and former Maple teacher) comes back from parental leave and will be working in kindergarten and 3rd grade classrooms to offer additional academic support


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

  • Tulip Class (3rd Grade) Field Visit to The Wyckoff House Museum
  • 8:30AM-10:00AM: Tour for Prospective Families
  • Staff Raffle tickets on sale from 7:45-8:15 and 3:45-4:15


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

  • 8:20AM: Join us in the gym for Community Gathering
  • Staff Raffle tickets on sale from 7:45-8:15 and 12:45-1:15


Thursday, February 9th, 2017

  • Ginkgo Class (1st Grade) Field Visit to New Victory Theater to see Water on Mars
  • Staff Raffle tickets on sale from 7:45-8:15 and 3:45-4:15


Friday, February 10th, 2017

  • Staff Raffle tickets on sale from 7:45-8:15 and 3:45-4:15 (Last day for raffle tickets)
  • Compass FSC Winter Fling Fundraiser at C'mon Everybody (Click HERE to purchase tickets)

Attendance Information

Hi Compass Families,


We're noticing that many of our students have missed several days of school or have been late to school on a regular basis. We are concerned about the negative implications that come from poor school attendance. We will use this space in the coming weeks to share some information about the importance of school attendance.


Also, please the article below about increasing literacy rates through regular school attendance.


If you are experiencing difficulty getting your child to school on time each day, please reach out to your child's teachers for support. We're here to help you.


This week's attendance quote:


"Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence."

Staff Outing Raffle This Week!

The 2nd Annual Winter Fling is coming up a week from tomorrow!! We would like to announce a fun, kids-only, component of the event happening next week, leading up to the adults-only Fling on Friday!!

The Compass Teacher and Staff Outings Raffle will begin on Monday, February 6th! Our Compass teachers and staff members have graciously offered to create special outings with them to be raffled off as prizes to students. Every student will get 2 FREE raffle tickets. Additional tickets will be available for sale for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase every day next week: At lunch time and dismissal on Monday, and then 7:45-8:15am and 3:45-4:15pm Tuesday-Friday. Kids can buy tickets and choose raffles to enter at these times in the hallway at Compass. The more tickets you buy, the better your chances to win! The drawings will be held the week after the Fling.


Here are just a few of the outings kids will be able to choose from:

* Take a trip to the New York Hall of Science in Queens with Drew!

* Bake bread, and make butter and jam, with Rasha and Madeleine!

* Have a painting party with Suzanne!
* Go for a pedal boat ride in Prospect Park with Stephanie and Julian!

* Enjoy ice cream sundaes at Ample Hills with the Co-Directors!


There are so many more fun offerings your child will enjoy choosing from! This was a very exciting event for the kids last year, and we know it will be this year too!

Money raised will benefit YOUR CHILD! The Winter Fling and raffle raises money for the FSC, our version of a PTA. The FSC pays for our incredible partnerships with Mark Morris, the New Victory Theater, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. We also provide funds for after-school scholarships, Compass community events, and additional supplies to support art, music, and science at Compass!

More on the Winter Fling:

Winter Fling Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Date: Friday. February 10th

Time: 7:00-10:30

Location: C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn

This adults-only party at the fun Bed-Stuy bar C'mon Everybody features great DJs and live performances from Compass parents, tacos from local favorite Chilo's, and can't-pass-em-up auction items! Come on out, strike up a conversation with that parent you see every morning in the hallways but never have the chance to speak to, listen to some amazing music, and have a great time while supporting the FSC at Compass!

To Purchase Tickets for the Winter Fling-> CLICK HERE!

To volunteer for the Winter Fling-> click here!

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Join us for the Compass Winter Fling! Tickets Available Now!

Winter Fling Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Date: Friday. February 10th

Time: 7:00-10:30

Location: C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn

This adults-only party at the fun Bed-Stuy bar C'mon Everybody features great DJs and live performances from Compass parents, tacos from local favorite Chilo's, and can't-pass-em-up auction items! It was our BIGGEST fundraiser last year, bringing in over $12,000 that went to support after school scholarships, the building of our Compass Community Closet, incredible partnerships with Mark Morris, the New Victory Theater, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and additional art, music, and science room supplies, among other things. Plus, it was a lot of fun! Come on out, strike up a conversation with that parent you see every morning in the hallways but never have the chance to speak to, listen to some amazing music, and have a great time while supporting Compass!

Purchase Tickets -> link to: https://public.ticketbiscuit.com/CompassFSC/Events/

$15- general admission

$35 - I'm feeling kinda generous ticket

$50 - I'm feeling extremely generous ticket

Updates from the Studios

Visual Arts Studio Update from Suzanne

The visual art studio is looking for the following donations:

  • shoe and clothing boxes
  • bottle caps
  • magazines
  • Items to use for still life: vases, cups, bowls, interesting small items, etc.

Please stop by the art room anytime to drop off!

Thank you,

Suzanne


Sustainability Studio Studio from Kirsten

The sustainability studio has a new way to communicate to families about curriculum and student projects. Check out @compass_sustainabilitystudio on Instagram for daily and weekly updates on student learning in grades K -3. Email kirsten@brooklyncompass if you have any questions.


Music Studio Update from Sara

The photos below show first graders using their bodies and stretchy loops to explore shapes through movement.

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BOX TOPS DEADLINE

Reminder that we participate in BOX TOPS COLLECTIONS! For every Box Top we collect, the school gets 10 cents! Collection cans are located throughout the school hallway. Although we accept tops anytime throughout the school year, we have a submission deadline coming up.


Please bring in all your box tops by FRIDAY FEB 17th, before you leave for break.


Look for this label on many of your favorite products such as Annie's, Cheerios, Kleenex, Nature Valley, Ziplock, Lysol, Hefty, and Cascadian Farms!

For a full list of products: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products


*Please be sure the date on your top doesn't get cut off and that it is not expired, or it will not be counted.

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Ordering School Photos This Year? Deadline is 2/28

School photos are ready for purchase! Thank you to Compass parent and photographer, Lucy Schaeffer, for donating her time to our School Photo Fundraiser.


You should have received an email with instructions for how to order photos. If you have questions about how to order, please email our Photo Volunteer, Alex, at ayzamoyski@gmail.com.


School Pictures are available for purchase through February 28th. Please place your orders by this date. Thanks!

Our Healthy School Fund: February

If you have not already contributed to the Healthy School Fund for September and October, please do so as soon as possible. We ask that you contribute $30 per child per month. Directions for payment are listed below. Please let us know if you have questions. If you need support in making contributions to the Healthy School Fund, please let us know and we will do our best to support you.

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Various ways you can make payments to Compass (for the Healthy Snack Fund, t-shirts, school lunches) include:


Snack Menu

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2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was emailed to families before the school year ended. This calendar can also be accessed on the public calendar on our website.


Click HERE to access our public Compass calendar.

*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the calendar. We update this often with events such as field trips and FSC events for families.

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Follow us on Instagram @brooklyn_compass


Compass Public Calendar


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 (Grades K-1)

brooke@brooklyncompass.org

718-310-3588, extension 503



Michelle Healy, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Grades 2-3)

michelle@brooklyncompass.org

718-310-3588, extension 504



Todd Sutler, Co-Director of Strategic Development

todd@brooklyncompass.org

718-310-3588, extension 501