Friday, April 16, 2021
Dates to Remember
Sunday, April 18th
School Board Applications are due!
Tuesday, April 20th (Zoom)
Compass Town Hall Meeting for all (SAC)
Friday, April 23rd
May Hot Lunch Orders are due
Saturday, April 24th CANCELLED
Farm Open House & Plant Sale Event
Sunday, April 25th
Yearbook purchase deadline
Thursday, April 29th
PTSA High School Scholarship ap deadline
Friday, April 30th
In-Service NO SCHOOL for ALL students
Friday, May 21st
Last day of hot lunch service
April 18th (this Sunday!) - Compass Board of Directors Applications due
We are looking to fill one position for a three-year term starting in June! Joining the Board is a wonderful way to get to know our school leadership and other parents and stay informed to help make some big decisions for our school. If you are interested, please complete THIS APPLICATION. Email email@example.com with any questions you might have!
Who are we - Five Compass parents who are interested in supporting and furthering our school’s mission and ensuring our school’s success.
What we do - We meet monthly to discuss and approve ongoing school business, policies, as well as the school’s financial budget. We are also in charge of evaluating the Executive Directors’ performance annually and any possible buying or selling of property. This school year, we have only been meeting via Zoom. Our monthly meetings are open for all Compass parents to attend, and the agenda is posted beforehand.
April 20th - Compass Town Hall Meeting via Zoom 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM via Zoom
Each year, our School Accountability Committee hosts a Town Hall meeting for our school. Although it’s been a challenging year, there is A LOT to celebrate! We look back at all we’ve accomplished as a school, review some student data review, results of school climate surveys, view some pictures, and more. It’s a wonderful time to come together as a school community and the Town Hall always reminds us how fortunate we are to be in this Compass experience together.
DON’T MISS THIS - Want to thank our teachers? - This year, there will be a community share section of the Town Hall meeting, so we can all celebrate our teachers! Please attend and be ready to express your words of gratitude in the chat or community share for our teachers. Help us give them a moment to feel our gratitude!
April 23rd (NEW!) - May HOT LUNCH orders are due next Friday!
Order Golden here
Order Wheat Ridge here
April 24th Farm School Open House & Plant Sale - CANCELLED
Unfortunately, due to the COVID case count in Jeffco, we must cancel this event.
April 21st - Deadline to OPT OUT of the yearbook
If you do not want your child’s picture in the yearbook, please complete this form by Weds, April 21st. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume it’s acceptable to publish your child’s picture in the 2020-21 yearbook.
April 25th - Deadline to purchase your yearbooks
Order your yearbooks through TreeRing, and see all details from the Yearbook Club here.
Buy it here - Use this unique link at TreeRing for our school to start your order.
April 29th (NEW!) - High School Scholarship Application deadline
PTSA is offering two $500 scholarships to High School seniors, and the deadline is April 29th. Applicants should complete this application and plan to give a brief presentation to PTSA over Zoom on the evening of Thursday, May 6th.
(NEW!) Hot Lunch May orders are open - Due April 23rd!
Order Golden here
Order Wheat Ridge here
(NEW!) The 2021-22 Compass School Calendar is here!
Please take a look at the calendar for next year here. It will also be on the website. We hope this helps for your future planning! Please notice that the dates are unique to our Compass community, and although we don’t anticipate any changes to it, all dates are subject to change under extenuating circumstances.
(NEW!) The Cypress Room, Fire Room & After Care Quarantine
As you may know, these groups have been quarantined for exposure to a presumptive positive (exposure to a positive case, and now showing symptoms). No one at Compass has tested positive. Jeffco Public Health determined that asymptomatic students may return to school on Monday, April 26th. Please continue to screen your child for symptoms, and email our Jeffco Nurse at Sasha.Jacobs-Lowry@childrenscolorado.org if you have questions.
Congratulations to Michelle Clark!
Congratulations to our Upper Elementary guide, Michelle Clark! Michelle won the Values Award through Jeffco Public Schools this week, and we are SO proud of her! Please check out the presentation of winners through Jeffco Public School here. (Michelle’s award is given at the 14:30 mark.)
Michelle has dedicated her time to leading our Compass Equity committee for the past two years, teamed up with our secondary school’s GSA to create an enrichment program called “Truly Me” wherein all children are invited to gather to express themselves through art and fun projects with the help of GSA peer mentors. She also headed up our Share the Love event this year, allowing students the opportunity to give back to their community in meaningful ways...even during a pandemic.
We’re proud to call her one of ours! Way to go, Michelle, your energy and kind, genuine soul is felt by all, and you are an inspiration!
Destination Imagination Celebration!
Congratulations to our Compass Destination Imagination teams placing at the Colorado State Tournament and heading for virtual Global Finals!
- Second place: Engineering: Anticipation of the Orange Metal (11th years), with a mystery and a pointillism art structure.
- Second place: Scientific: Maximum Jank (9th-11th) explored reflection and vampires.
- Fourth, Technical: Oops (6th-7th WR and Golden) created a pangolin in a video game.
Each Challenge requires teams to use their collective skills to plan, build, and execute innovative ideas with no outside assistance. We are so proud of these students who persevered in this tough year! You can find their creative performances here.
Anne and Jeanne’s Retirement Boombox
Boombox is an opportunity to share your messages and/or pictures with Anne and Jeanne, which will be printed for a keepsake box they can keep forever. Please add your messages! You can create one as a parent, or let your child add one. If you know of a previous family who might want to contribute a message to the Boombox and/or attend these celebrations, please help us spread the word!
Jeffco & Other Community Events
April 29th - Jeffco Public School Mental Health Hub is offering: Mindful Families: Calm and Confident Parenting in Stressful Times
Session A: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Session B: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Get more Mindful Fun at home here.
Youth Career Fair
This virtual career fair is for students on April 19th - 22nd from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM each evening via Zoom. Check out the details here!
The Violence Project
In light of the recent shooting in Boulder, so close to our own community, we wanted to let you know about a two-hour training on Friday, May 14th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM hosted by the Violence Project.
The Violence Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center dedicated to reducing violence in society and using data and analysis to improve policy and practice.
This event will cover –
- What we know about targeted violence
- Data on school and workplace shooters
- The impact of COVID-19 on targeted violence
- Off-Ramps from Violence - Resources, Training, Policy
- Building a Crisis Response Team
- Social Media Safety
Who should attend?
- K-12 school administrators
- K-12 teachers and support staff
- Human Resource specialists
- Security and School Resource Officers
- Legislators and policy makers
Here is a link to register if you are interested. The cost is very reasonable- $52.80.
MAY ORDERS are due April 23rd
APRIL MENUS (for your records, order deadline already expired)
Please note - The last day of lunch services at Compass will be May 21st. Students will need to pack a lunch for their last week of school.
Please log into Jeffco Connect and pay your lunch fees!
We have two chairs that need reupholstered in our Farm School. Anyone out there have that skill or want to take on this fun textile project? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do!
Compass Athletics - Track team needs parent volunteers!
The track team needs a few parents to volunteer to attend practice on Mondays and/or Weds from 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM. You don’t need to be a track star to volunteer, we just need someone to run with the younger students so we have an adult in each running group. Email Coach Alex at email@example.com to hear more! (Background checks required.)
Compass Summer Program is full
If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
April Tuition (and fees) Due
Tuition for Pre-K is due April 1st, and considered late after the 10th. Please log in and view your tuition and fees in Jeffco Connect. Click here for help with Jeffco Connect.
Please continue to screen your child prior to arriving at school. Students with ANY symptoms CANNOT be at school. As a reminder, the symptoms to screen for include the following:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting
Email email@example.com anytime with questions.
Questions about Enrollment? Email firstname.lastname@example.org