The Compass Notes for Families

October 7, 2022

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Hello, Pirate family!

Happy Homecoming!

We had a blast seeing all of the creativity and fun that our students had embracing Homecoming. Scroll down to see some of our fun photos from the week. Just a reminder that students DO NOT have school on Monday, October 10, since Monday is a Professional Development Day for teachers. Your student's teacher has their Parent Teacher Conference sign-up ready for you in their newsletter. Feel free to sign up for a virtual or in person conference that best suits your family's schedule. Be safe, and have a great weekend. Go Pirates!

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!

Specials Team Newsletter

Click here to view a newsletter from our Specials Team!

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Compass Archery Tryout Sign-Up

Click here to sign your student up for Archery tryouts!

There is a Leader in Me!

Compass Elementary utilizes the Leader in Me framework as our school’s leadership initiative. A goal of the Family and Community Action team here at Compass is to provide additional education to families about the 8 different habits that your student(s) are taught to empower them to lead their own learning. Each month, your child’s teacher will provide education in their weekly newsletter about a habit for the month. Along with the habit for the month, there will be a family worksheet for each student to complete with their family. If a student brings that worksheet back to school, your child will earn a prize donated by Nodaway Bank to our very own Compass PTA!

Leader in Me founder, Steven Covey, once said, “Family is the most important organization in the world.” We appreciate your partnership is building healthy, happy kids at school, at home, and in the community!

Compass Trunk or Treat

Compass Elementary is hosting a Trunk or Treat Scavenger Hunt on Friday, October 29th. Compass Staff is graciously asking for candy donations to be use by all grade level trunks. We are hoping for approximately 100 bags of candy. All kinds of candy are appreciated-no restrictions. Please send bags of candy to school with your child or bring your candy to the front office by October 21st. It is expected to be a very large community event this year, please consider donating to help offset the cost of the candy. Thank you so much! - Compass PTA
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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.

Dates to Know


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

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.

Birthday Treats/Celebrations

We believe that birthdays are an important time in a child’s life. However, for several reasons including increased food allergies, preservation of the instructional day, and student equality, students are not allowed to bring treats from home or a store or have flowers/balloons or other items delivered to the classroom for birthdays, going-away parties, or other personal events. If a student receives a delivery at school, the student will be notified to come to the office to view the item. Parents will be responsible for transporting the item home. Birthday party invitations may only be distributed if invitations are given to every student in the class.
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!