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Navigator News: 4.13.20

posted Mon, Apr 13, 2020


The Compass Staff Sends Their Love!


The Compass Culture Challenge

We had great submissions for last week’s challenges of creating 1) an obstacle course and/or 2) a music play list. 

Emerson (my sister) and I, took part in the weekly Compass Culture Challenge with a little bit of a twist. Instead of making an obstacle course we went over to our grandparents house, and of course kept our social distance (6 ft apart), and chalked their whole front driveway. We hope that when older folks in their neighborhood walk by, they can see some artwork that would hopefully put a smile on their face, and de-stress from the current world situation. We also did some art in our front driveway in hopes of the same outcome.

Huxley and Hadley both drew a prototype before drawing in the street. We have also had several neighbors completing the course. My favorite part is the course takes participants to my free little library to grab a book and then they have to crab walk with the book on their bellies before finishing!

A bit of HIIT!


We have successfully made it through two weeks of online schooling and well into the third week! We hope you all are creating routines that help you during this time. This week’s creative and physical challenges from the Compass Culture Guides are:

Physical Activity Challenge: Get Some Fresh Air

  • Plant a garden
  • Go on a walk
  • Make a scavenger hunt
  • Plan a picnic
  • Come up with your own!  

Creative Activity Challenge: Bake Something Delicious

Here are a few of our favorites:

We’ve been encouraging all staff and students to get involved in these activities—and you can, too! Tag pictures you share on social media with #compassculturechallenge.


“Learning From Home” Resources

Check out the new Learning From Home page on the Compass website (under the LEARNING tab). We will continuously add resources to this page to support students and families during this at-home experience.


Virtual Reality. Virtual Feelings.

Students from the “Virtual Reality, Real Feelings” venture shared their learning with teachers from around the world in a web-based seminar on February 13! Leila, Landie, Ben and Bryson took part in this webinar hosted by the Unity Teach community. Teachers loved learning about how they created their projects and their pro-tips for other students and teachers.


You’ve Got This!

Pamela and the Compass Culture Guides look forward to sharing weekly tips and ideas for thriving in this time of physical separation. Here are this week’s ideas! 

A group of students in Texas prepared slide presentations on a topics of their choice (ranging from astronomy to unsolved murders to Disney princesses) and shared it with their classmates over Zoom. 

Teacher Kayla reports she has implemented a number of Compass-y practices in her home. Here are just a few that you can try, too!

  • We have circle every weekday morning.
  • We had an art club meeting with my mom, dad, brother, and friend Libby.
  • Huxley made his first batch of cookies solo! 
  • Hadley built a house for her critters out of cardboard. 
  • I am learning to embroider! 
  • We’ve been out to the river while maintaining social distancing.
  • My friend Libby did a live yoga class that Ryan and I did in our driveway.
  • I’ve accomplished running around my block twice without dying! 


Compass Snapshots

Francesca shows her amazing, creative artwork she was commissioned to do for a local community farm. 

Writing songs.

“Last weekend I made super fluffy pancakes. I did manage to do a bit of food photography as well.”

Shamayim’s Compass Media venture hasn’t skipped a beat! They are working hard as Compass storytellers and to keep the communication flowing. 

Kayla is learning something new!

Following PSD's lead and Larimer County Health Department recommendations, Compass will not reopen the school building until August 14, 2020, and we will continue our remote learning plan through the end of May. Please check email regularly and follow health department guidelines to keep your family well during the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19).