The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - January 3, 2022

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This week our character strength is Hope & Optimism!

Hope and optimism represent a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future (both short and long term). People with this strength are future oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals.

The parent virtue for perseverance is Transcendence. These strengths allow people to rise above their troubles and find meaning in the larger universe. Strengths of transcendence are appreciation of beauty and excellence, connection/purpose, gratitude, hope/optimism, and humor.

Use the quotes and videos below to host discussion with your child.

"Your positive action combined with your positive thinking results in success." ~Shiv Khera

"Hope transforms pessimism and optimism. Hope in invincible" ~Daisaku Ikeda

Values Optimism

Life is Good - Our Story

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, Jan 7 - Wacky Tacky Day

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


  • Jan 3 - First Day Back To School From Winter Break
  • Jan 7 - Spirit Day - Wacky Tacky Day
  • Jan 14 - End of Quarter 2
  • Jan 17 - No School - MLK Day
  • Jan 18 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • Jan 25 - Quarter 2 Report Cards Sent Home


  • Feb 4 - Spirit Day - Dress like your favorite book character