Compass Family Update
March 16, 2015
Buy Your Compass Dance Photo Booth Pictures!
Relive the fun of the Compass Dance through this amazing collection of Photo Booth pictures!
Please visit the link below to purchase the Compass Dance Photo Booth pictures:
$2 for a digital download of a photo
$2 for a printed 4 x 6 photo
$4 for a printed 5 x7 photo
$6 for a printed 8 x 10 photo
*Printed photos will also incur a small shipping costs
All proceeds will go towards supporting Compass Arts programming!
Compass Parent Workshop: Talking to Your Child about Race
Monday, March 23rd, 6:30-8pm
Compass Community Room
Please join us for our first Compass Parent Workshop on Monday, March 23from 6:30-8:00 PM in the community room. Dr. Doris Chang, Associate Professor of Psychology at The New School and Oak Class Parent, will be leading this workshop on the topic of "Talking to your child about race."
Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3/20 if you plan to attend.
We can't wait to see you there!
Kindergarten Family Culture Shares
Did you sign up for your Family Share yet? We are hoping to get as many families in as possible. Please click the link below to sign up for a time to come in and share something that represents your family culture. Thanks!
Community Gathering: The Elm Class Will Share This Week
Also, thanks so much to the Oak Class for sharing our first ever play at Community Gathering. It was so great to see the kindergarteners read a book and act it out in front of our entire school community!
Here's the sharing schedule for the next few weeks:
3/18: Elm Class
3/25: Maple Class
4/1: Pine Class
Did You Fill Out the Annual DoE Survey?
Last week, Todd sent you all an email about this year's Parent Survey for the DoE. Please take the time to fill it out. We need 100% participation. You can fill the survey out online here: nycschoolsurvey.org. Check your email for your personal access code. You can also fill out the survey in the Main Office if you prefer. Our deadline is March 23. Thank you for your support.
Only 18 Days Left For Our Donors Choose Project!
Scholastic Reading Club Order Was Placed
Please click here to sign up for a laundry shift. Thank you!!
Help Stock The Compass Kitchen
The Compass kitchen is up and running! The Oak Class made French toast last week with Pascale's husband and both kindergarten classes will bake with Brooke this week or next week. We are still in need of a few more supplies for our cooking projects. Please let us know if you have anything to send our way or if you are able to purchase any of the needed supplies.
Here's the link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45a5ae2ea4f85-lets
Compass Shirt And Sweatshirt Recycling
Has your child outgrown any of their Compass shirts or sweatshirts? We are accepting clean, gently-used Compass shirts and sweatshirts for reuse. Please donate your out grown shirts to bin in the Community Room. These will come in handy in case of accidents or on days when someone forgets to wear a Compass shirt.
Also, if you need some new Compass gear, the shop is open and we have an array of short sleeved t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. Please email Arian to order at email@example.com. You can send in cash or pay using a credit card through Chase Quick Pay or Square Cash (same process a paying for snack).
Family Conferences Are On March 26th and 27th -
On Friday, your child's teachers sent a Doodle poll to sign up for conferences. Please sign up for your time as soon as possible. The teachers are looking forward to meeting with each of you. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your conference in order to read through your child's progress report.
Students will be dismissed at noon on March 26th and 27th to allow teachers to have time to meet with families.
YMCA Afterschool will run from noon until 6pm on March 26th and 27th.
We will also provide childcare for Compass students and siblings during Family Conferences. Please bring your child/children to the "Fun Zone" in the Community Room when you come for your meeting. A Compass staff person will be there to supervise.
Tea School Days
News from the Family School Collaborative
More info about the FSC can be found here.
School Pictures Available for Ordering
Compass School Pictures are available for purchase through the end of March! Instructions for purchasing your child's school pictures on Smugmug were sent home via e-mail and hard copy.
Please contact Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-677-3243) if you need assistance accessing or purchasing your child's school pictures.
Snack Information: Please Read
Thanks to everyone who has helped with snack prep so far! Looking ahead to March, please let us know if there are any times you are free to help out by signing up here http://vols.pt/8DhMN9. If you can’t or don’t want to sign up online please email email@example.com directly.
We need volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Starting around 1:15 in the Community Room, prepping and delivering snack takes less than 1/2 hour, and if you can stay a little longer to help wash the plates that’s a bonus. We appreciate your help!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/8DhMN9
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SNACK DUES
In order to provide snack to our students each day, we need to collect Snack Dues from each family once a month. The average cost of snack for each child is $10 a month. We ask that you contribute what you can, between $5 and $20 a month. If you are able to sponsor the cost of snack for another child, we would greatly appreciate it.
How to Send Snack Dues
Electronic Way to Send Snack Dues: Square Cash (click on the left side of the webpage for a short video on how it works and enter your cell phone on the right to get a text giving you $1 and a link to get started. Must have a debit card). After you get the text, all you need to do is enter your debit card information, download the app and type your email address. You are now ready to make and receive payments. To send Compass money, press "Send", select an amount and send the money to Todd's email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like to know how you can set up a recurring, monthly payment from your Citibank or Chase account, email Todd.
Non-electronic way to send Snack Dues: If you are not able to use Square Cash or are not comfortable using an electronic system, please send cash or a check (Made to Compass Charter School) in an envelope with your child's name and Snack Dues on the front.
One last note:
When using Square Cash or a check, please note for which month(s), i.e. “March Snack Dues" in the memo for our record keeping purposes.
April FSC Meeting! *Please note date change!
Thursday, April 23rd, 7-8pm
300 Adelphi St
Friday, 5/8; 8:15-9:15 AM
Thursday, 6/4; 7:00-8:00 PM
Childcare and pizza for children will be provided at all evening FSC meetings.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
We created an online registry using So Kind for items and services we need around the school. Many of the items we are looking for can be used. Please take a look and let us know if you can help out with anything on the list. Thanks!
The web address of your registry is www.sokindregistry.org/4023
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Compass Charter School
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