Compass Family Update

March 13, 2017

Snowy Weather Love from the Oak Class (Kindergarten)

On our snowy day last week, the Oak Class worked to create a collaborative dramatic interpretation of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. In this video you will see several children playing the part of Peter while the other children form a musical ensemble to accompany the story. We hope you enjoy this and stay warm in this cold weather!
Oak Class (Kindergarten) Dramatizes The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

What's happening at Compass?

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Second Grade Build a Wigwam in the Garden with Wild Earth

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

  • SNOW DAY: School Closed due to Inclement Weather
  • Oak Class Field Trip and Prospective Family Tour will be rescheduled

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

  • 8:20AM-9:00AM: Join us in the gym for Community Gathering
  • Second Grade Build a Wigwam in the Garden with Wild Earth

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017

  • Second Grade Build a Wigwam in the Garden with Wild Earth
  • 2:45PM-3:45PM: Chestnut Class Family Hang

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

  • Half Day for Students: 12PM Dismissal
  • 1:00PM-8:00PM: Family Conferences

Friday, March 24th, 2017

  • Half Day for Students: 12PM Dismissal
  • 1:00PM-6:00PM: Family Conferences

Attendance Information and Update

Attendance Letters

Last week, we sent letters to families of all students who have missed 10 or more days of school so far this school year. We will follow up with additional information in the coming days and we will be setting up meetings with families to create a plan for ensuring that each child is in school as much as possible. We are here to work with you and to help break down any barriers that are preventing your children from being in school on a regular basis.

Attendance Committee

We have created an Attendance Committee comprised of our Head of Operations, School Psychologist, Co-Directors, Community Support Coordinator, and a few teachers. This group will be creating system to highlight children who have great school attendance as well as help us create systems to support families who need support with regular school attendance. If you have ideas for this committee, please email Brooke (

Note About Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism is defined as 20 days of absences or more per year, and we are expected to notify the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) when we are concerned about a child's poor attendance record, even if the 20-day mark has not yet been reached. Chronic absenteeism requires further investigation by school officials, the police, and/or the Administration for Children‘s Services.

Notes from the Security Staff

We had a check in meeting with our security team last week. They said that they like working with our families and that for the most part, things are going well from a security perspective. Thank you all for following the building policies and regulations.

Please keep the following three items in mind:

Please use the proper doors for entering and exiting the building.

  • Please drop children off in the cafeteria if arriving between 7:20AM and 7:40AM
  • Please enter the red doors closer to Carlton Avenue if dropping off children between 7:45-8:00AM.
  • Please exit using the red doors closer to Carlton Avenue when leaving between 7:45AM-8:00AM or 4:45-4:10PM.
  • Please only use the main entrance on Adelphi Street if dropping off or picking up after 8:00AM or before 3:45PM. You may also use the main entrance for after school events and meetings.
  • Visitors are not permitted to enter the building through the cafeteria during the school day.

Please sign in at the security desk anytime you come to the school at times other than arrival and dismissal.

  • The security guards are required to keep a record of who enters and exits the building. We ask that you always sign in when entering the building at times other than arrival and dismissal.
  • If you come to school at other times of the day, please always use the main entrance and sign in at the security desk.

Please do not bring pets into the building (unless, of course, they are Compass class pets!).

  • There are no dogs or cats allowed in the building.

Please reach out if you have questions about these policies. Thanks!

Our Healthy School Fund: March

If you have not already contributed to the Healthy School Fund for September and October, please do so as soon as possible. We ask that you contribute $30 per child per month. Directions for payment are listed below. Please let us know if you have questions. If you need support in making contributions to the Healthy School Fund, please let us know and we will do our best to support you.


Various ways you can make payments to Compass (for the Healthy Snack Fund, t-shirts, school lunches) include:

What We're Reading

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was emailed to families before the school year ended. This calendar can also be accessed on the public calendar on our website.

Click HERE to access our public Compass calendar.

*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the calendar. We update this often with events such as field trips and FSC events for families.

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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 (Grades K-1)

718-310-3588, extension 503

Michelle Healy, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Grades 2-3)

718-310-3588, extension 504

Todd Sutler, Co-Director of Strategic Development

718-310-3588, extension 501