Compass Family Update
March 8, 2015
Thanks For Coming To The Compass Family Dance!
Thank you to...
Dance Co-Chairs: Heather Maxson and Stephanie Vanamee
Decorations Creators: Justyna Dawidowicz, Suzanne Kiggins, Claudia Ghigliotty, and Marci Leiseth
DJs: Dawn and Josh Madell
Photo Booth: Amanda Dyl, Lucy Shaeffer, Jose Caicedo, Clare Hussain, and Kirsten Beneke
Last Minute Set Up Helper and Coffee Runner: Lorna Varney
Everyone who worked a table, helped set up, helped clean up, and helped to keep the dancing going!
Reminder: No School Tomorrow (Monday, March 9th)
Community Gathering: The Oak Class Will Share This Week
Here's the sharing schedule for the next few weeks:
3/11: Oak Class
3/18: Elm Class
3/25: Maple Class
4/1: Pine Class
Please Fill Out the Annual DoE Survey
On Friday night, 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 24 Days Left For Our Donors Choose Project!
Please Place Scholastic Reading Club Orders Due By Friday, March 13th!
Please submit all orders online by Friday, March 13th.
Here are the ordering instructions:
- VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
- ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code - NX93R
- SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
- SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
- All book orders will be shipped to our classrooms so we can celebrate the joy of reading together! We will send any books you purchase home with your child. Please let us know if your order includes a gift, and we will contact you when it arrives and keep it in our office until you pick it up.
The towels and rags we use need to be washed. We need an estimated amount of two wash cycles per week. Sign up for one of these wash cycles to help us reduce our waste here at Compass. You can pick up the laundry and the washable bag in the labeled laundry bin at the end of the day in the community room.
Pick-up and Drop-off days/times:
1. Pick-up Wednesday after school or at dismissal and drop-off by that Friday morning
2. Pick-up Friday after school or at dismissal and drop-off by the following Monday morning
Please click here to sign up for a laundry shift. Thank you!!
Help Stock The Compass Kitchen
Thank you to the families who already started cleaning out their home kitchens and sending items our way! We are so thankful!
We are still in need of many more items. Please let us know if you have anything to gift to us.We will use these materials to integrate cooking into our curriculum and provide cooking experiences for our students. Please sign up to donate any extra kitchen items you have.
Also, if you have ideas for recipes or cooking projects, please let us know. We would love to hear your ideas.
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
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: March 9th-15th
Here's the link to order: teaschooldays.com
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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Here's how to find us: @Brooklyn_Compass
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