The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - December 13, 2021

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Other People Matter Mindset - My Words & Actions Matter

This week our students will learn about Self Control. Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Possessing this strength protects people from destabilizing emotional extremes. Those with self-control are able to limit impulsive behavior. They have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised.

The parent virtue for Self-control is Temperance. Strengths of temperance protect us from excess. Strength comprised in this virtue are forgiveness, humility/modesty, prudence, and self-control.

Please use these quotes and videos to host a discussion with your children.

"Self-discipline is knowing you can but deciding you won't" ~Unknown

"Mastering Self-control, the act of restraining one's emotion is the true key to success." ~Timothy Pina

All About Self-Control

How to Build Self-Discipline

August 2020-April 2021Check out the P2 for Families website, which contains 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions for your family to discuss. This is designed to be easy for parents to use to lead conversations around the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Most of these webpages are password protected and the password (very simple) is: P2

Spirit Days!

We are kicking off December with a list of Spirit Days!
  • Friday, Dec 17th - Pajama Day
  • Friday, Jan 7 - Wacky Tacky Day

Spirit Night @ Freddy's

Mark your calendar for a PTA school spirit night on Monday, December 13 Freddy's in Holly Springs!

Please join us from 5-8pm!!

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Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness

It is important for the health and safety of our school for every member of our community to understand and uphold the health & safety protocols. Please take a moment to review the Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness guidelines.

Please know we recognize that every situation for each family is different and that the process is not clear cut. Please feel free to reach out to the school and we would be happy to assist you with your individual situation.

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Important Dates


  • Dec 13 - PTA Spirit Night @ Freddy's in Holly Springs
  • Dec 17 - Last Day of School Before Winter Break Begins
  • Dec 18-Jan 2 - Winter Break Begins


  • Jan 3 - First Day Back To School From Winter Break