Staff Update

Monday, May 9th - Friday, May 13th

Spring Fling Thanks!

It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Spring Fling last night! The event was a great success. Thanks to all who volunteered to host a staff raffle event as well. The kids were so excited to participate in them! Special thanks to Amanda for helping the FSC pull off this huge undertaking. We hope that you had fun and appreciate you making it there!

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 9th

  • First grade goes to Mark Morris Dance Studio for their last dance class
  • Teressa leaves at 3 PM
  • Two candidates for community support coordinator/school psychologist visit in the morning

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Oak class goes to the Whitney Museum
  • Second grade goes to Snow Hill Farm
  • Rachel Troutman from Michigan State University visits

Wednesday, May 11th

  • Beech class goes to Battery Urban Farm
  • Amanda leaves at 1:00 PM
  • Pascale leaves at 3:30
  • Visitors from Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh will join us all day
  • Rachel Troutman from Michgan State University visits
  • Compass Farmstand begins!

Thursday, May 12th

  • Amanda and Jessica out
  • Visitors from Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh will join us all day

Friday, May 13th

  • Amanda, Jessica, and Lila out

This Week's Events

Wednesday Grade Level Planning and PD

We will have visitors form Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh joining us

1:15 - 1:30: Announcements- co-directors will share a bit about Carmen Farina's visit and major take-aways

1:30 - 1:45: Learning about our guests and question time- Environmental Charter school guests will introduce themselves and talk about what they're working on.

1:45 - 4:00: Grade Level Planning- Guests will sit in on Integrated unit planning time

4:00 - 4:30: Small group question and answer sessions with the guests

4:30 - 5:15: Classroom work time or go home a little early

Community Support Candidates and School Psych Candidates Visit on Monday and Tuesday (and possibly Friday)

We are doing a final round of in-person interviews with candidates for Community Support Coordinator and School Psychologist. On Monday and Tuesday, candidates will be visiting classrooms and doing some observations. If you'd like to be more involved and talk with the candidates to get a better feel for them and weigh in on the final hiring decisions, please let Brooke and Michelle know.


Talent Show Scheduling Considerations

The Compass Talent Show is coming up! There are a few things that we need from teachers in terms of applying and practice.

  • Applications for the talent show are due on May 12th. The kids will need help from an adult at home to fill out the application. If there is any child in your class who might need help filling out the app but doesn't have someone to help them form home, let Michelle know and we will send a second grader to aid the child in filling out the form.
  • This week, find a space in your classroom to collect talent show applications and remind the kids about filling out the application. A Compass parent will be around to collect the forms on Thursday.
  • On May 17th and 19th, parents from the Talent Show committee will review acts. Instead of going through the acts at random, the talent show parents will group the acts by class so that only 30 min.-1 hour of the day will be a little wacky for each class. There will be parent volunteers who pick up the kids from the classroom, bring them to the performance space, and return them to class.
  • After returning to school on May 31st, there will be parent volunteers available during class exploration times to help some of the acts practice. If practicing could be an available choice in your classroom, that would be great.
  • On June 2nd and 3rd, a parent volunteer would like to come into each class and do a 15-20 minute session on performer and audience member practices for all of the kids. We will schedule these blocks later.
  • On the afternoon of June 9th, there will be a talent show run-through. People participating in the show will be picked up from class and taken to the auditorium for the practice.

Next Staff Happy Hour: Thursday, May 19th!

We will be meeting at Habana Outpost from 5 PM - 7 PM. Please join us for fun and frivolity! Significant others/kids welcome!

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