The Compass Notes for Families
March 31, 2023
A Personal Note from Dr. Archer
Hello My Compass Families,
At the end of this school year, I will be stepping down as Compass Elementary Principal. As you probably know, my husband and I are raising two Platte County Pirates of our own, and their extra-curricular activities keep us busy as a family. With a new expansion of my husband's business, I need to have greater flexibility for my family and this change helps to support that need.
I have been so blessed to be a part of this district as an administrator since 2013 and a part of the administrative team here at Compass since its opening in 2016. The Pirate community has embraced my family throughout this time so we are excited to continue our time in the Platte County School District. I look forward to continuing to "build our learners of tomorrow" in the classroom as a teacher in the district next year. Thank you for letting me be a part of your children's lives during my time at Compass. Their smiles and hugs have truly been the bright spot to my days!
The District has posted the principal position on our careers website here, and hopes to conduct interviews soon. Should you know of any candidates, please encourage them to apply.
Dr. Kim Archer, Compass Principal
Dates to Know
Purple Up Day 2023 will be celebrated on April 19 in the US. Let's continue to promote this day and encourage families and staff to wear purple on April 19. See linked flier and image below. Please include in your upcoming family communication and take photos of those in purple on April 19. Thanks!
Parent IgNIGHT: Prepped and Ready - Parenting into the Teen Years - April 17
Platte County School District's Parent IgNIGHT series of informative parent sessions is designed to include, inform, involve, and ignite parents. PCR-3 is excited to partner with Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) to host a Prepped and Ready presentation, designed to equip parents and guardians with knowledge and skills to help their teens transition from childhood to post-adolescence. Join us on Monday, April 17, 6:15-7:30pm, at Barry School. The event is also part of a research study conducted by CMH. Those who attend and complete the pre- and post-assessments will earn a $35 gift card and a safety toolkit. Child care will be provided. RSVP by clicking here. See flier for details.
April 21, 2023: Watch D.O.G.S
Make Up Snow Days for Students
With our inclement weather days on February 9 and February 16, and no school on February 15 to celebrate the Chief Super Bowl parade, our make up day plans are as follows:
- February 9 Inclement Weather Day - Will be made up on Friday, April 7
- February 15 No School Day - Will be made up on Thursday, May 25
- February 16 Inclement Weather Day - Will be made up on Friday, May 26
Summer School 2023!
K-8 Summer School Enrollment Now Open via Parent Portal
Parents of students currently in grades K-7 interested in K-8 Summer School: You can now enroll for 2023 Summer School via the e-Forms on Parent Portal. Please complete by April 10, 2023.
Summer School will be held in June 1-29, 2023, at the following locations. Click here for more information about summer school.
- Pathfinder Elementary: For all K-5th grade southern attendance area students (students from Pathfinder and Barry Elementaries)
- PCHS Paxton Center: For all 6th-8th grade students (students from Platte City Middle School and Platte Purchase Middle School)
- Compass Elementary: For all K-5th grade northern attendance area students (students from Compass and Siegrist Elementaries)
- PCHS: For 9th-12th grade students
*Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork (Kindergarten Kickoffs will be held March 30).
**Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.
Summer School: Enroll Today!
K-8 Summer School Enrollment is live on Parent Portal for parents to enroll!
Other Important Information
🏴☠️ Pirates ROCK Character Trait
Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
March's #PiratesROCK trait is INTEGRITY: having a sincere, honest nature.
Leader in Me connections to INTEGRITY:
- Habit 1: Be Proactive - You are in charge of you.
- Habit 3: Put First Things First - Do the important things first.
Character Strong connections to INTEGRITY:
- Responsible Decision Making, Honesty, Kindness, Respect, Selflessness, Commitment