The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - November 1, 2021

Big picture

No School!

Reminder - There is no school on Tuesday, November 2.


Our staff will be participating in professional development and working on curriculum for 2nd quarter.

Perspective!

This week our students will learn more about the character strength of Perspective!


What is perspective?

Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner.


Perspective is usually gained over time, as one accumulates more knowledge and experiences. However, developing perspective is not only a matter of time. It comes from truly listening to others when they talk and working to understand new points of view when reading books, listening to stories, or watching movies.


The parent virtue for integrity is Wisdom and Knowledge. Strengths of wisdom and knowledge are cognitive strengths related to acquiring and using information. This virtue includes creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning and perspective.


Please use these quotes and discuss with your child what they learn about Perspective this week.


"Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something familiar in a totally new light" ~Dan Brown


"I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different." ~Unknown


Brain Magic - The Perspective Illusion

Kids Meet A Deaf Person | Kids Meet


Perspective Character Card


Check 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

Spirit Day!!

Friday, November 5th is a school spirit day - Pajama Day!! Students may wear their pajamas to school, school colors (purple and black), or school spirit gear!

Report Cards!

1st Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday. Families will also receive their child's mClass Home Connect Letter on Friday.


We will be hosting virtual parent meetings in the near future that will help you understand the information on the Home Connect Letter.


These assessments were also conducted in mind-September and we have already seen academic shifts in many students. Families are also encouraged to speak to their child's teacher during Parent Partnership Meetings.

Big picture
Big picture

Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness

It is important for the health and safety of our school for every member of our community to understand and uphold the health & safety protocols. Please take a moment to review the Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness guidelines.


Please know we recognize that every situation for each family is different and that the process is not clear cut. Please feel free to reach out to the school and we would be happy to assist you with your individual situation.

Important Dates

November


  • Nov 2 - Election Day - No School
  • Nov 5 - Report Cards sent home
  • Nov 5 - Spirit Day - Pajama Day!
  • Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
  • Nov 12 - No School
  • Nov 18 - Spirit Night - Panera Bread 4-8p
  • Nov 24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Nov 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School