The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - May 9, 2022

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Our focus this week will be on the character strength of Fairness.

Fairness is the product of moral judgment – the process by which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong. Moral reasoning has been explored and analyzed in two main traditions: the justice reasoning approach and the care reasoning approach. The the character card for Fairness to learn more.

The parent virtue for the Forgiveness is Justice. Strengths of justice refer to the optimal relationship between the individual and the group or community, rather than the more one-to-one relationships in the humanity virtue. These strengths include: teamwork/citizenship, fairness, and leadership.

Please use these quotes, video links, and character card to host conversations with your child about the character strength.

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Friendship is never anything but sharing." ~Elie Wiesel

Build Character Build Success: Fairness

PPA's Character Trait of the Month: Fairness

Character Card

August 2020-April 2021Check out the P2 for Families website, which contains 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions for your family to discuss. This is designed to be easy for parents to use to lead conversations around the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Most of these webpages are password protected and the password (very simple) is: P2

Thank you!

Thank you to our PTA and entire school community for honoring our teachers and staff last week. Our staff is blessed to be part of such a caring and loving school community!!

EOG Testing!

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Families - Please note the dates below for EOG testing.

Friday, May 27 (Grades 3,4,5 Reading)

Wednesday, June 1 (Grades 3,4, and 5 Math)

Thursday, June 2 (Grade 5 Science and Grade 3 Read to Achieve)

Kindergarten Enrollment!

2022-23 Kindergarten registration is OPEN! Your child must turn 5 by August 31 to be eligible to enroll. Please visit the website below for information on how to enroll. You must start the process at your base school. You may request a transfer to Buckhorn Creek February 25 - March 11 if you will be coming from another base school.

Parent Cafeteria Support

Thank you to everyone that has helped keep our school cafeteria running. Your donation of time has helped keep our school schedule consistent and provided time for teachers. Thank you.

If you are interested in supporting us during the week, you may access the sign up here.

Important Dates


  • May 10 - Interim Report Cards sent home
  • May 17 - 2nd Grade Science Fun In-House Field Trip -Carroll, Thurow, Kelaher
  • May 18 - 2nd Grade Science Fun In-House Field Trip -Magee, Pozcontek, McCoy, Ellis
  • May 19 - 2nd Grade Science Fun In-House Field Trip -Dimov, Mosco, McMahon, Olds
  • May 27 - EOG Testing -Grades 3,4,5 Reading
  • May 30 - No School - Memorial Day


  • June 1 - EOG Testing -Grades 3,4, and 5 Math
  • June 2 - Grade 5 Science and Grade 3 Read to Achieve
  • June 8 - Salamanders Spirit Night - More info to come
  • June 10 - 5th Grade Drive Thru Celebration -10am
  • June 10 - Last day of school
  • June 10 - Report Cards sent home