Compass Family Update
September 15, 2014
Student Work from the First 7 Days of School
This Week's News:
- Last Wednesday, we held our first Compass Community Gathering in the gym. We sang Jambo, I Had a Rooster, and This Pretty Planet together as an entire school community. It was absolutely lovely! We will continue this tradition each week and we will open this event up to families in the coming weeks.
- The Arts Committee met last night to work on the plans for our Fall Arts Festival. If you are interested in helping out, please email Brooke. We need many more helpers!
- We had our first fire drill today. All of the classes practiced getting outside safely. Everyone did a great job and now everyone knows what to do if we ever have a real emergency. We will have many more drills throughout the school year.
- Kirsten, our Sustainability Coordinator, is back to work after her bike accident! We are so glad she is back and she is thrilled to be working with the kids each day.
Please Save the Day for the Fall Arts Festival!
Saturday, Oct. 18th, 11am-3pm
300 Adelphi St
Parent Email List
We have also set up a parent listserv that will be open very soon. We are working on setting up the norms and expectations for using the listserv. We will have more information soon. If you would like to help with the listserv set up and norms, please let us know. Thanks!
Fall Footwear and our Uniform Policy
Parent Helpers Needed This Week
Are you really good at putting Ikea furniture together?
Are you a whiz at the copy machine?
Do you have a car and the ability to pick up heavy things?
We are looking for a few parent helpers to help us build a three bookshelves and a chair from Ikea. We also need a helper or two to make copies of an upcoming literacy assessment and the posters for the Fall Arts Festival. We also need a person with a car to pick up a donation of soil from Prospect Heights. If you are free this at all this week, please let us know. We will be at school until 6pm each day and until 9pm on Thursday evening due to a late meeting. Thank you! We appreciate your help!
Family School Collaborative is Starting!
September 23rd, 6pm
October 21st, 6pm
November 18th, 6pm
December 16th, 6pm
January 20th, 6pm
February 24th, 6pm
March 24th, 6pm
April 21st, 6pm
May 19th, 6pm
June 16th, 6pm
Small Project on Donors Choose
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Demographic Information for New York State
When many of you enrolled in April, we believed that you were only permitted to select one description. In fact, you are allowed to select more than one. We want to make sure that all of you get a chance to select what makes you feel most comfortable. If you would like to add to your selections, please do so with this form. If you do not change anything by Monday, September 22, we will use what you originally filled out. Thanks.
How does Department of Education Food Services work?
A few of you have asked how the DoE's Office of SchoolFood goes about charging families for meals. SchoolFood charges Compass for all meals that are consumed by students who do not qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. On a monthly basis, we will, in turn, be sending home a bill to families who owe us money for those meals. Lunches cost $1.75 a meal. Breakfast served at 7:30 in the morning and the supper served during after school are free. It is crucial that students arrive before 7:40 to have time to eat breakfast and be ready for the start of school at 8AM. New York City schools do not serve pork ever.
Compass Charter School
Our office at the Charter Center: 212-437-8372
Brooke Peters, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Michelle Healy, Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Todd Sutler, Co-Director of Strategic Development