The Compass Notes for Families

September 16, 2022

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Hello, Pirate family!

Exciting things are in full swing here at Compass! We're setting goals, planning exciting community and family events, working hard as individual learners, and celebrating our leadership! Thank you for your continued support and appreciation for our Compass community. Have a great weekend!

Dr. Kim Archer, Compass Principal

Mrs. Allison Page, Compass Assistant Principal

Ms. Abby Wittmeyer, Interim Assistant Principal

New Information

Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Jay Harris, Superintendent at Compass

Compass Families! Our new Superintendent, Dr. Jay Harris, is inviting parents and community members to join us for "Coffee & Conversation" connections in our buildings, and will be visiting Compass on Friday, October 14 from 8:45-9:45am in our Compass Cafeteria! These informal events are designed to share our District goals and listen and learn from families to improve our overall educational experience for our students. We hope you can join!

Open Positions at PCR-3

The school year has started, but we still have some openings across our District, including bus drivers, custodians, paraprofessionals, and lunch monitors. If interested in joining our team, click here to apply! Specifically at Compass Elementary, we have openings for a Lunch Monitor and Custodian.

Living Lockers

This is our third year implementing "Living Lockers"! This is where we hang a picture of your child up on his/her locker followed by a Power Word that describes them. Why do we do this? For self empowerment and a reminder of how amazing they are. The students always feel so proud to show off their words!

Please chat with your kiddo weekend and discuss what would be the perfect Power Word to describe your child! Next week we will be having those discussions in class and they will get the opportunity to pick their Power Word for the year! Below is a list of different Power Words that you can look at and discuss with your child! CLICK HERE to join in with your family as Dr. Archer reads the book One Word for Kids!

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Major Saver Fundraiser

Our Major Saver wraps up on Monday, September 19th. Thank you for all of your support so far! Please send your student's envelope with them to school on Monday. You can also purchase cards online here.
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Our Pirates R.O.C.K.

To say our kiddos were excited to have our Business Partners distributing ice cream would be an understatement! Each month, students in every classroom that exhibit our Pirates R.O.C.K. Character Traits or the 8 Habits of Leadership are nominated to celebrate their leadership choices with Saint Luke's Health System, Spectrum Station, Central Bank and other nominated classmates. We can't wait to see who our leaders will be next month. We are so thankful for their partnership with our Compass family, and the students are definitely thankful for their ice cream!

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Pirates R.O.C.K. program.

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Cafeteria Assistance

We would love your assistance to support our Pirates during lunch in the cafeteria. Please follow the link below to sign up for a time between 10:30 am - 12:00pm or 11:45 am - 1:30pm. Please bring in your ID when you arrive.

Lunch Visit Sign-Ups

We are excited to welcome you to visit your Pirate at lunch! If you are ordering a lunch to eat with your student, please call ahead or confirm your order as you sign up with the link below.
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Dates to Know


Monday 19: Last day for Major Saver Fundraiser collection

Tuesday 20: Compass Culvers Night


Friday 7: Homecoming Early Out at 12:50pm

Monday 10: No School for Students

Tuesday 11: PTA Meeting in Compass Cafeteria 6:30 - 7:30pm

Friday 14: Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Jay Harris, Superintendent from 8:45 - 9:45am

Wednesday 19: 2-Hour Early Out at 1:50pm

Friday 28: Report Cards Go Home

Saturday 29: Compass Trunk or Treat


Wednesday-Thursday 2 & 3: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday 4: No School for Students

Tuesday 8: Picture Retakes

PTA Meeting in Compass Cafeteria 6:30 - 7:30pm

Wednesday 9: 2-Hour Early Out at 1:50pm

Previous Information

Eglish Language Arts and Math Screener (Fastbridge) to Guide Personalized Instruction

Students in PCR-3 participate in screening in English Language Arts and Mathematics as a way to provide information related to skill acquisition in those areas. This assessment, known as FastBridge, replaces STAR, which was used in the District for quite some time. Fastbridge is a nationally normed screener and is a skills-aligned assessment that will inform instruction to best meet student learning needs. This assessment will be administered three times this school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Our Fall window runs September 1 - September 30. Students do not need to prepare for this assessment and the results are used for informational purposes only.
Previous Family Newsletters

Click here to reference previous newsletters sent to our Compass families.

Keep in contact with us!

We want families to stay connected to all Compass information. We invite you to use the buttons below to visit our social media and platforms.

You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.858.0172. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at (Dr. Kimberly Archer, Principal) (Ms. Abby Wittmeyer, Interim Assistant Principal) or (Mrs. Allison Page, Assistant Principal - maternity leave).

Thank You to Our Compass Elementary Pirates R.O.C.K. Business Partners!