Compass Family Update

June 1, 2015

Please join us on Saturday, June 6th for our first Eco Fair!

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Eco Fair: Thank you for signing up to volunteer!

The Eco Fair is on Saturday, June 6th. We are looking forward to playing and having fun with all of you and your families!

We are so thankful for all of the additional volunteers who have signed up to help with the stations. We are still in need of some more families to fill in the at the plant sale, food table, and face painting. Please sign up if you have some time to give. Thanks!

Please use the link below to sign up for one shift or more:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at

Do you have any old stuff to donate to the Compass Flea at the Eco Fair? If so, please drop off in front of the Sustainability Studio. Thanks!

We are organizing a Compass Flea Market to take place during the Compass Eco Fair on Saturday, June 6th

Please drop your gently used items in the hallway outside of the Sustainability Studio. Please sort your donations into the proper boxes to help us stay organized. Donations for the Eco Fair need to be dropped off by Friday morning. All proceeds from the Compass Flea will benefit Sustainability Projects at Compass.

We are looking to collect the following items:

  • Clothes (baby, kid, adult)
  • Shoes (baby, kid, adult)
  • Baby Gear (baby carriers, strollers, etc)
  • Toys (baby and kid)
  • Small Appliances (blenders, microwaves, etc)
  • Games (board games, puzzles, sporting equipment)
  • Vintage and Unique items
  • Household items (artwork, picture frames, etc.)
  • Kitchen stuff (dishes, utensils, kitchen tools, linens)
  • Books (kid and adult)
  • Bags (purses, backpacks, diaper bags)
  • Jewelry
  • Outerwear (baby, kid, and adult)
  • Tools
  • Anything else you can think of (except large furniture)

If you have any questions, please send them my way.

Many thanks,


(Ames, Pine class)

No Bus Service on June 4th.

There will be no school bus service on June 4th. Please make alternate arrangements to bring your child to school. Let us know if you need a metrocard.

Half Days (12pm Dismissal) on June 4th and 5th

Teachers will be working on end of year progress reports during this time. Please make arrangements for 12pm dismissal.

Thank you for attending Conversations with the Co-Directors!

Thank you to all of the family members who attended our May Coffee with the Co-Directors. We appreciated engaging in dialogue with you. Please complete the feedback survey if you have not yet done so.

We have one more Conversation with the Co-Directors coming up at 6:30pm on June 15th. We hope you will join us for appetizers and conversation as we talk about our school and our approach to progressive education.

Snack and Lunch Dues

Thanks to all for sending in your monthly snack dues. We notice that many families still have snack dues to pay for all of part of the school year. We will also let you know if you owe for any lunch fees for the end of the school year.

Todd and Chelsea are looking at the lists from the year and will be in touch with you directly regarding if you have a balance. We accept cash, check, square, or Chase Quickpay. Please let us know if you have questions. Thanks!

Last Scholastic Reading Club Order of the Year Due on 6/10

Our last Scholastic Reading Club order for the school year is due on June 10th. You should have received an email last week with the link. The info is copied below as well.

Reading Club Order Due Date: June 10

Shop Online:

One-Time Class Activation Code: NX93R

This is a great way to stock up on inexpensive books for summer reading. We have made several recommendations on our Scholastic page. Feel free to reach out if you would like more specific book recommendations for your child.

Farm Stand on Wednesday from 11am-2pm! Please stop by or send money with your child to purchase fresh produce. Thanks!

Take a look at the produce list for this week's Compass Farm Stand. All classes will visit the farm stand and will have a chance to purchase produce. Please sent money and a reusable bag with your child. Also, if you have any recipes to share for the following produce, please send them to Anna ( Thanks!

June 3rd Produce

Apples - Crispin LynOaken Orchards - Medina, NY

Apples - Jonagold LynOaken Orchards - Medina, NY

Strawberries - Cassaday Farms - Monroeville, NJ

Zucchini - Green, Sorbello Farms - Woolwich Twp, NJ

Spinach - ORGANIC Marolda Farms - Vineland, NJ

Asparagus - Sorbello Farms - Woolwich Twp, NJ

Kale - ORGANIC, Green Curly, Marolda Farms - Vineland, NJ

Onions - Red, Dagele Brothers Produce - Florida, NY

Only Four More Farm Stands This Year: Can You Volunteer?

Thanks again to everyone who helped last week and those of you who have asked to help this week! It's going to be a lot of fun.

Here's a link to the VolunteerSpot sign-up:

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

We learned a little more about what we need to make this work last week so the slots are below and there's more detailed info in the description on VolunteerSpot. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Also, if anyone has any baskets you don't want that we could put veggies in for the stand send them our way!

Happy Spring!


Compass Farm Stand Helpers:

10:00 -11:15 - Farm Stand set-up (2-3 people) - meet the veggie delivery person, stay with the veggie boxes until stand starts, help carry stuff downstairs, help set-up tent etc.

11:00 - 12:15 Farm Stand Helper (2 people) - bring one group of kids upstairs and bring down the next group, support the kids when needed, bathroom trips if needed

12:00 - 1:30 Farm Stand Clean-up (2-3 people) - bring one group of kids upstairs and bring down the next group, support the kids when needed, bathroom trips if needed, help put away tent, tables, and veggies, help carry things upstairs

Two more Laundry Coop helpers needed this school year! Laundry Service coming next school year!

Thanks to all of you for helping with laundry this school year! We only have two more laundry shifts open in June. Please sign up if you are able to help out.

Good news! We are going to use a laundry service beginning next year since we will have more kids and more laundry. We got a quote from a laundry pick up service and will be moving forward with it in September. Thank you for helping us get started with reusable cleaning materials this year!

Here's the link:

Only 6 more snack volunteer days needed this school year! Snack Delivery Service coming next school year!

Thanks so much to all of the parents who have helped us with snack this year! We know it's been a huge committment for many of you to come in and help out in the middle of the day. There are only 6 more days of help needed for snack. If you have some time to help out on one of the final days of snack prep help, please sign up using the link below.

Next year we will use a food vendor (most likely Red Rabbit) for our snack service and the snacks will be prepared at the Red Rabbit facility and brought to Compass ready to serve each day.


To help with snack please sign up here, and if you can’t or don’t want to sign up online please email directly.

We need volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Starting around 1:00*please note slight change in time 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:
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!

After School Application for 2015-2016

Last week, Todd sent the After-School Application for next school year. Please take the time to read the information and apply, so that we have as much accurate information as possible. We are excited to have Kids Orbit as an option for your children, and we know that The Y offered a discounted price this year and would have cost at least $72 a week this fall.

Please feel free to contact Todd if you have any questions. Many thanks to all members of the Committee for their efforts.

Upcoming Compass Events

June FSC Meeting

Wednesday, June 3rd, 7-8pm

300 Adelphi St


Please join us for the LAST FSC Meeting of the school year. Childcare and pizza will be provided for the kids.

Hope to see you all there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Compass Eco Fair

Saturday, June 6th, 11am-4pm

300 Adelphi St


This will be a great event for children and adults and is open to the community. We will have several eco-crafts, play areas, music, a flea market, and food. Please save the date! More info to come.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

News from the Family School Collaborative

The Family School Collaborative is our Compass parent group. It's much like a PTA at other schools. The FSC meets monthly at our school and has four co-chairs (2 parents and 2 staff members). If you would like to join this parent group, please join us for our next meeting.

More info about the FSC can be found here.

FSC Needs:

The FSC is in immediate need of an FSC Treasurer. Please contact ASAP if you are willing to take on this role or have any questions.

We are also looking for a Historian and a Webmaster for the FSC as we head into year 2.

Thank you, as always, for all that you do! Email us at with any questions!

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Feel free to reach out anytime with questions or to catch up. Our contact info is listed below.

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