The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - April 21, 2020

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POSITIVITY PROJECT - Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

This week we are focused on the character strength of Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence.

Appreciation of beauty and excellence is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. There are three types of goodness in which positive psychology focuses: physical beauty (e.g. a sunset, song, or building); an exceptional skill or talent; and moral goodness (e.g. a character strength). Appreciation of beauty can generate awe; appreciation of a skill can generate admiration; and appreciation of moral goodness can generate moral elevation. All of these feelings (awe, admiration, and moral elevation) help us forget ourselves and find increased joy and meaning in the world.

That parent virtue for Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence is Transcendence. These strengths allow people to rise above their trouble and find meaning in the larger universe. Strengths of transcendence are appreciation, connection/purpose, gratitude, hope, and humor.

Use these quotes, videos and character card to discuss the character strength with your children.

"If the stars were to appear only but one night every thousand years, how man would marvel and adore." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Beauty is hidden in everything, just learn how to observe." ~unknown

Motivational Speech - Nature

What a wonderful world

Character Card

Spring Pictures

Later this week, our staff will be emailing parents passcodes to access spring pictures. Please look for this information.

Due to the uncertainty of when schools will reopen, we wanted to provide you with instructions on how to purchase your child’s speculation package through our online system. Currently, Strawbridge is offering a one time, special offer to purchase your entire speculation package for just $22!

To order your pictures online, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Order Pictures and Yearbooks
  3. Enter in your unique code where it says "Enter your order code"
  4. Complete the step by step instructions to complete your order.

Thank you!

Remote Learning Standards

Our school team has been working diligently to create lessons that are engaging for students and resources that are helpful for you as a parent. In order to provide you one more level of support, we have create a weekly sheet sharing what standards are taught each week.

Please note, these are not the lessons but simply the larger concepts that will be the focus for the week. Lessons will be shared in Google Classroom or via SeeSaw.

Follow this link to review the standards for this week.

Square One Art

Parents can go to,, type in the school and name to find their child's artwork. Once you have located the artwork, click "Add to Gallery."

We are not certain yet how or when products purchased will be delivered and distributed. But we will make you aware as soon as possible.

Please remember, all profits from these products go directly to support our Art Program.

Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Believe it or not, Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Welcome Class of 2033! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!

Locate your base school. | Learn more about the enrollment process.

A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Visit this site to learn more about early admission for gifted children at

Look for more information on the Kindergarten enrollment process by following this link,

Up Coming Dates!!

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