Scholars and families,
The second semester is upon us! It is hard to believe February has arrived and we are more than half-way through the school year. Our scholars finished the first semester strong and I encourage you all to use the new semester as a fresh start! Whether you need to set goals to stay organized or are continuing on a strong path, remember that your teachers and Compass staff are here to support you with whatever you may need.
You may have noticed a lot of celebration lately! We recently wrapped up National School Choice Week, an entire week dedicated to the importance of choice in education. We loved sharing this week with many of you at our Breakfast in the Park meetups. We also spent the month of January recognizing our Board of Directors for School Board Recognition month! Our board members guide the mission and vision of Compass, and devote their time to help us meet our goal to support each scholar along their educational journey. Please join me once more in thanking our Board for all that they do to support our Compass community!
The celebrations continue this week with National School Counseling Week! I would like to highlight the hard work of our Counseling Services Team as they ensure our scholars have a positive Compass experience. This team is driven by the power of February’s core value, communication. Communication is an essential part of our Compass community, which is why we highlight it as a core value. It is a means of expression and also a means of understanding. It is also an important tool you can use to achieve your goals. If you are struggling with your school work, having a conflict with a deadline, or just need advice, communicating with your parents, teachers, and counselors can be of great help!
How has your Compass counselor positively impacted your year? I would love to hear your feedback on the goals and plans you have developed together. Download this poster, decorate it with your response, and email it to Danielle Del Negro, our Marketing Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be highlighted on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages!
Finally, I offer you The Energy Bus’ Principle 6 – Love Your Passengers! To help participate in this key principle, please join us as in The Energy Bus’ Love Your Passengers campaign! The PDF has an activity or challenge for each day of the month of February.
It is a great honor to serve and support our scholars along their educational journey. As a believer in school choice, I am acutely aware of the number of choices our scholars, families, and staff have to meet their educational needs. Thank you for your trust in Compass as your partner in education.
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