Staff Update

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all! We hope you had a relaxing and restful break. It is hard to believe that it is May and we are rounding out year 2 at Compass! Thanks to all of you for all of your dedication and hard work. We are excited for all of the learning that will happen over the next two months!

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 2nd

  • Studio in a School Day
  • Mark Morris Dance classes- Open class is today! Parents are invited to attend

Tuesday, May 3rd

  • Oak Class to Clinton Hill Library

Wednesday, May 4th

  • Teressa Out
  • Dr. Peggy McNamara, Chair of the General Education Dept. at Bank St. College of Education, will be coming to visit the school.

1:15 - 5:15: Grade Level Planning and Professional Development

Thursday, May 5th

  • Carmen Farina visits

7:00 - 8:00: May FSC Meeting

Friday, May 6th

  • Visitors from Teachers College Literacy Specialist Program

This Week's Events

It's Teacher appreciation Week!!

Happy teacher appreciation week folks! It makes us os happy that each and every one of you has helped to create this school with us. Thanks for all that you do to love, care for, and teach our kids! There will be surprises from some very appreciative Compass community members on each day this week. Here are some hints for the surprises in store so you can prepare:

  • On Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3rd, you will not need a lunch.
  • On Thursday, May 5, you can just wake up and come to school without eating breakfast.

If any details shift during the week, we'll let you know.

First Farmstand Resumes!

The Compass farmstand will be back starting this Wednesday! The farmstand will be open from 11 AM - 2 PM. First and second grade teachers, please send Kirsten a list of three volunteers from your class who could help with the stand if you haven't already.

An email about produce available will be coming out soon.

Talent Show Presentations (tentative)

This Thursday (tentatively-we're confirming tomorrow), Trixie, student in the Pine class and MC of the upcoming talent show on June 11th, will be coming around to each class to make a quick presentation about the event. Here are the times that she will come to each class:

Morning Meeting Talent Show Announcements

Thursday, May 5th 8:00-8:15: Maple Class

Thursday, May 5th, 8:15AM-8:30AM: Ginkgo Class

Thursday, May 5th, 8:30AM-8:45AM: Elm Class

After Lunch Talent Show Announcements

Thursday, May 5th 2:00-2:15PM: Beech Class

Thursday, May 5th 2:15-2:30PM: Pine Class

Thursday, May 5th, 2:30-2:45PM: Oak Class

FSC Spring Fling on Saturday, May 7th- Join us!

The Compass FSC Spring Fling will be on Saturday, May 7th, 6pm–10pm, at Littlefield (622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn). There will be live music, an exciting (and accessible) auction, delicious food, drinks, and fun!

The FSC is offering each Compass staff member one free ticket, which includes entry to the event, dinner, dessert, and one drink. Additional tickets for family or friends can be purchased HERE for $40/ticket.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to ​ by May 1st (meaning ASAP!).


Studio in a school Schedule Update

Sara will be in tomorrow for studio sessions and she will be out on May 9th due to a death in her family. May 9th was supposed to be the last art making session before the exhibition, but it will be pushed back a week. We will have the final session on May 16th and the exhibition date will be confirmed tomorrow and shared then.

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