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Navigator News: 4/8/19

posted Mon, Apr 08, 2019


Final Ventures of the Year

Kids are settling in to their last venture projects of our first school year! We will send more details and pictures about each project, but just in case you are curious, this is what we’re up to this spring:

DAWN: Sustainable Energy. This includes a electric car building contest!
SAM: Advisory Olympics
KATIE: Landscaping Design and Installation
BONNIE: Yearbook
KAYLA: Children’s Book Writing with Unite for Literacy
DANNY: Multicultural Leadership

And the Winners Are …

On Thursday April 4th, five students from Compass presented their third quarter venture project as part of a competition put on by Federal Emergency Management Agency and Earth Force, the Denver-based nonprofit with whom Sam Gleeson’s students partnered in designing flood mitigation and emergency preparedness projects.

One of our student team’s project proposed making changes to a median in the Compass parking lot to act as a storm water filter. By using plants and soil to capture the pollutants in the the stormwater from the Whole Foods parking lot and keeping it from running across our parking lot, the student’s design aimed to keep pollution from entering the Spring Creek Watershed.

The competition was held at the Poudre School District Board Room, and our students sat right up front, fully engaged in the four hour experience, and gave a terrific presentation. Their effort and maturity with the project was a notable example of the skills we want all Compass students to be able to demonstrate.Oh, and did we mention that they won $400?! Congratulations to Ruby, Tyler, Savannah, Jadan, and Matthew!

Deeper Learning Conference

Dawn and Bonnie headed off to San Diego for some inspiration at the Deeper Learning Conference! DL2019 is a “gathering of powerful educators focused on creating more equitable outcomes by engaging students in deeper learning. [The conference] encourages and supports these educators to be leaders of change, disruptors of inequity and innovators of pedagogy.” 

By participating in Deeper Learning, our amazing educators are tapped into movement to transform education—and we are excited that Compass is at the heart of that change!

Family Game Night

If you missed it last time, here’s your next chance to join the Compass students and families for our second and final Compass Family Game Night of the year! We will be shaking the house on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be games for age groups from young to adult so bring your whole family (and your own favorites) to participate. Not competitive? No worries—we will have games that are team-based and collaborative where working together is the key to success.Snacks will be provided, along with door prizes and a grand prize drawing as well. We will need plenty of participants but also some tablemasters/moderators who can get players up to speed on a new game they may not have tried before so look for the Sign-up Genius to sign-up to bring snacks or to volunteer. Will you be new to Compass next year? Please come and join us and let’s get acquainted!

King Soopers Community Fundraising Program

Thank you Compass friends and families for supporting our school by participating in the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. On April 1, 2019, King Soopers made a change to the program which makes it easier than ever for you (and friends and extended family) to support our school.

Reloadable King Soopers Gift Cards are no longer used for the fundraising program.  Now, all that is required is your SooperCard loyalty card or your alternate ID. You DO, however need to link your loyalty card to Compass which requires you to have, or create, a King Soopers online account. It doesn’t take long and will ensure 5% of your grocery spending continues to go Compass. Please visit the PAC page of the Compass website and scroll to the bottom for step-by-step instructions.Please note that the monies on your existing reloadable gift cards will not expire. Once you have used all the funds on your reloadable gift card, you may dispose of it.