Monday, September 28th - Friday, October 2nd
Week and a Glance
- Kirsten Out (Substitute will cover)
- 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Jazz Up You Compass T-Shirt Session
- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Compass Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 29th
- Amanda at Mandated Reporter Training
Wednesday, September 30th
- 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Wednesday Planning and PD
- 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: Dinner provided on Compass
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Curriculum Night
Thursday, October 1st
- Sunshine Committee donations are due
- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: School-wide Lice Check
Friday October 2nd
Saturday, October 3rd
- 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Compass Fall Arts Festival!
This Week's Events
Wednesday Planning and Professional Development Schedule
1:15 - 1:45: Staff Check - in and Writing to Reflect Introduction
We will introduce the practice of writing notebooks as a way to record our reflections from the week
1:45 -3:45: CST Framework Discussion
Elizabeth will lead a session on the structures and practices of Child Study Team.
3:45- 4:00: Timeline Share (any volunteers? Email Michelle!)
4:00 - 5:15: Prepare for Curriculum Night
- We will have a quick question and answer session from 4:00 - 4:15 and then you will have an hour to prepare.
School-Wide Lice Check on Thursday, October 1st
9:15 - 9:45: Beech Class
9:45 - 10:00: Gingko Class
10:00 - 10 30: Maple Class
10:30 - 11:00: Oak Class
11:00 - 11:30: Elm Class
11:30 - 12:00: Pine Class
Curriculum Night on Wednesday, 9/30
Sunshine Committee Dues
You can give $35 to Amanda via cash/check/venmo (search email@example.com)
Fall Arts Festival This weekend!
If you would like to volunteer for a job at the Fall Arts Festival, you can sign up here:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a8a922a5ff2-2ndfall
PEN Conference School Visit on Thursday, October 8th
As many of you know the Progressive Education Network is hosting its biannual conference in New York City (10/8-10/10). The conference is being hosted by Manhattan Country School. MCS has pulled in educators from across the city to help them plan the three days. PEN invited us to host a site-visit on Thursday 10/8. We are looking for one or two people to lead one special session in the afternoon and for people to join the visitors for a casual conversation during lunch (provided by PEN). Let us know if you are interested in participating. Other details include:
- Morning tour and conversation with school leaders.
- Classroom Observations (can be guided or free flowing).
- ** Lunch conversation with some Compass staff and administrators.
- ** One Afternoon Special Learning Session/Place-Based Experience
- This session (90-150 minutes) is meant to share something about how our community approaches learning. It can be anything and need not be intensely planned.
- PEN thinks a place-based experience in our community garden would be a great idea. Other ideas for workshops include but are certainly not limited to: Music at Compass, Mindfulness, our philosophy of Education for Sustainability, Community Gathering
-Michelle (and everybody)
Interesting Events and Reads
Atlantic Avenue between 4th Ave. and Hicks St.
This is a very fun community event that is highly recommended by many staff members!
THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™, presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), is oldest and largest street festival in New York City! On this beautiful autumn day in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Antic™ brings together hundreds of thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun!
The Atlantic Antic™ is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn. Spanning four neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn) from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Atlantic Antic™ brings together people from all ages and diverse backgrounds to celebrate in the heart of Brooklyn! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone.
Materials for the Arts' Arts Integration: Creativity in the Classroom, Tuesday, September 29th
Bring your friends, family and colleagues for a night of teacher appreciation.
Arts Integration: Creativity in the Classroom features artwork by New York City public school teachers who participated in MFTA's ASPDP Summer 2015 Workshop Series with Master Teaching Artist Joy Suarez.
When: Tuesday, September 29, at 6 p.m.
Where: The MFTA Gallery
33-00 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
Light Refreshments Served
Race and Class Collide in a Plan for Two Brooklyn Schools
- This article is about the response to the new public school zoning for district 13. Recently, the zone for P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights has shifted to ease up on the overcrowding that's happened in the school, rezoning the Dumbo neighborhood for P.S. 307.
- An excerpt from Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students that discusses how knowing learning practices of different cultures of the students in the classroom can help children to feel more comfortable and perform better in class.
- A school makes the decision to change all of their sitting desks to standing ones after a successful pilot year in one classroom.