Fall Fling
Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fall Fling

This is a fun and casual party to build community while raising money for the FSC. Please join us for a night of music, drinks, and silent auction full of wonderful items! It will take place at Bed-Stuy hot spot, C'Mon Everybody. You will not want to miss it!

More information to come!

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Spring Literacy Week and Book Swap
Mar
12
to Mar 16

Spring Literacy Week and Book Swap

Compass Kids & Families love books ALL the time, but we will be having a special spring week-long celebration of all things reading and books. We'll be doing some books-related activities during school, and there will be a Book Swap, and each child will get a new (to them) book!

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Eco Fair
Jun
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Eco Fair

  • Ronald Edmonds (Camel Park) Playground and Blacktop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the 4th Annual Compass Eco Fair. The event will be held in the Ronald Edmonds playground and blacktop (a/k/a Camel Park) .

We will have a lot of fun activity booths, entertainment, food, a raffle, and more! This event is a lot of fun for the whole family, and makes some money for the FSC, to boot.

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors!

More information to come.

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All-School FSC Meeting 5
Jun
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

All-School FSC Meeting 5

Please join us in the school cafeteria for our LAST FSC meeting of the year! The meeting will focus on reflections on the past school year and talk briefly about what is up for next year!

Babysitting and DINNER will be provided.

The meeting will be immediately followed by the Compass end-of-year parent meeting in the auditorium.

Please join us!

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Book Fair & Fall Service Day
Oct
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Book Fair & Fall Service Day

  • Compass Charter School - Cafeteria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be sure to join us this day for two great events in one! This year, the 4th Annual Compass Book Fair is being combined with the Fall Festival/School Service Day.

The Book Fair/Fall Service Day is a great opportunity to get to know other Compass families, to do some good for the school, and to have lots of fun while you are at it. Plus, free pizza for all!

At the Book Fair, you will be able to buy some books for your kids and/or for the Compass Library at our book sale featuring a wonderful curated selection of children’s literature.

There will be lots of arts and crafts projects for the kids, including some book-centric crafts for all our little book lovers, a pumpkin patch, and pumpkin decorating. Small pumpkins will be $5 and large will be $15.

There will also be opportunities to help out with tasks that need doing around Compass, from gardening, to cleaning and organizing school areas, so please be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!

This is a FREE event. We hope you will join us!

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Books Week!
Oct
10
to Oct 13

Books Week!

As part of Books Week, the Literacy Committee will be selling books Tuesday through Thursday morning this week before school begins in the Community Room. Pick up a book for your classroom and or/for your child. If you don't make it to the school, send your child with money, as each class will have time to come and shop during the week. There will be another opportunity to buy books on Saturday (see below).

Please bring in your gently used books for the swap, the deposit box is outside Brooke's office. We especially need chapter books for older kids, so if you have any lying around that you know you won't need, please donate.  We will have a book swap at the end of the week, where every child can pick out a book.

  

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Back-to-School Pizza Party
Aug
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Back-to-School Pizza Party

Join us in Fort Greene Park for Pizza, Friends, Compass Staff, and Fun!

It's time for our annual Back to School Party in Fort Greene Park!

Bring your whole family to meet the Compass staff, talk to your child's teachers, and get to know other Compass families.

This year we will provide pizza for all. You are welcome to bring something to share (fruit, snacks, drinks), but it's not required.

We'll have an area in the park for each class to gather. When you arrive at the park, look for your child's class and head over to meet the teachers, other children, and their families.

The FSC will have a table at this event--please stop by to say hi!

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All-School FSC Meeting
Jun
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

All-School FSC Meeting

Please join us in the school cafeteria for our LAST FSC meeting of the year! The meeting will focus on reflections on the past school year and talk briefly about what is up for next year!

Babysitting and DINNER will be provided.

The meeting will be immediately followed by the Compass end-of-year parent meeting in the auditorium.

Please join us!

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Family Workshop: "Is it Okay to Say..."
Jun
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Family Workshop: "Is it Okay to Say..."

"Is it Okay To Say...."
And Other Uncomfortable Questions


Real Talk with Compass Parents
A Community Conversation about Race, Class, Gender & Culture
(brought to you by the FSC) 

6:00pm: Dinner
6:30pm-7:45pm: Discussion
Location: The Community Room
Childcare: Yes! 

For this third in our series of workshops on diversity, we are going to try to be as strategies-focused as possible!

Moderated by Doris Chang (Pine) and Associate Professor of Psychology, New School for Social Research.

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Eco Fair!
Jun
3
11:00am11:00am

Eco Fair!

  • Ronald Edmonds (Camel Park) Playground and Blacktop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Compass Eco Fair. The event will be held in the Ronald Edmonds playground and blacktop (a/k/a Camel Park) .

This year we will have a lot of fun activity booths, including:
wand making
box forts
mud kitchen
natural tie-dye
face painting
terrarium-making
flower crowns
temporary tattoos

Plus, there will be food, music, entertainment, raffles, a composting workshop, and much more!

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors!

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10th Annual Brooklyn PTA 5K
May
13
10:00am10:00am

10th Annual Brooklyn PTA 5K

  • Prospect Park - Bartel Pritchard Square Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you looking for fun for the whole family?
Join the Compass team for the 10th Annual Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run/Walk, to be held Saturday, May 13th at 10am in Prospect Park. 
Kids are not only welcome, but encouraged to come run, walk, bike, skate, or scooter their way through the race! Have friends who don’t have kids, but just want to run a race? Have them sign up under the school name.
If you would like to participate, please SIGN UP HERE!

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Compass Gala
May
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Compass Gala

Our biggest community event of the year is around the corner - please buy your tickets now for the annual Compass Gala on May 4th!

View our Live and Silent Auction Items Here!

Join us for an evening of good food, comedy and music, and the great company of the wider Compass community. In addition to being a fun night, the Gala is Compass' largest fundraiser and helps to cover the operational costs of running our school. (In the future, the Fall Fling will be scheduled for the fall so the two fundraisers are further apart). 

 

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Family Workshop
Apr
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Family Workshop

  • Compass Charter School - Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Is it Okay To Say...."
And Other Uncomfortable Questions


Real Talk with Compass Parents
A Community Conversation about Race, Class, Gender & Culture
(brought to you by the FSC) 

6pm: Dinner
6:30pm-7:45pm: Discussion
Location: The Community Room
Childcare: Yes! 

Please join us for this moderated discussion with Compass Parents.

Moderated by Doris Chang (Pine) and Associate Professor of Psychology, New School for Social Research.
(We are currently confirming a new set of panelists, which we will announce soon!) 

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Family Workshop -- “Is it okay to say...”  And Other Uncomfortable Questions
Mar
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Family Workshop -- “Is it okay to say...” And Other Uncomfortable Questions

  • Compass Charter School - Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Is it okay to say...”
And Other Uncomfortable Questions

Real Talk with Compass Parents:
A Community Conversation about Race, Class, Gender & Culture

Thursday, March 16, 6pm
6pm dinner & childcare check-in
6:30pm-7:45pm discussion

We’ve all got questions and concerns about how to talk to our kids (and each other!) about differences and diversity. Maybe you’ve had a situation with your kids where you weren’t sure how to respond or you’ve learned a strategy that you’d like to share. We’re collecting questions so we have a head start on some of the topics we can cover during our Family Workshop. There are NO stupid questions or topics too big or small. We hope to evolve this into a series of conversations where we can explore these issues together and learn from one another’s experiences. Please join us for a moderated discussion with Compass Parents:
Irwin Chen (Pine)
Vin Sharma (Elm)
Sara McKay (Pine)
Lateefah Torrance (Oak)

Moderated by Doris Chang (Pine), an Associate Professor of Psychology, New School for Social Research

Submit your anonymous questions to http://tinyurl.com/fscteachingtolerance or to the envelope in the BIG hallway (not the red door hallway)

CLICK HERE to RSVP (required if you need childcare!) or call Stephanie: 646-618-0304.

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Book Fair
Feb
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

Book Fair

  • Compass Charter School - Cafeteria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 3rd Annual Compass Book Fair will celebrate the end of our newly minted Books Week (Jan. 31-Feb. 3).  Free events for all types of book lovers: make-your own bookmarks, draw a graphic novel, create a character, bind-your-own-books, as well as an opportunity to buy books both for yourself and the Compass Library. This event will be held in the cafeteria.

Free drinks and snacks! Book-character costumes are encouraged!

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Book Week!!
Jan
30
to Feb 4

Book Week!!

Compass Kids & Families love books ALL the time, but we will be having a special mid-winter celebration of all things reading and books. We'll be doing some special books-related activities during school, there will be a Book Swap & a Book Fair IN school and then a super fun Book Fair on Saturday at the school, with lots of book related crafts and activities.

Stay tuned for more information, but for now, put Saturday, February 4th from 2-4 on your calendar.

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

School Photos

Compass parent and professional photographer, Lucy Schaeffer will be taking photos of our children. Kids can wear whatever clothes they like--Compass t-shirts are not required for photos.

Thursday 11/17: Oak, Maple, Tulip & Chestnut classes will have their photos taken.
Friday 11/18: Ginkgo, Beech, Pine & Elm classes will have their photos taken.

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Nov
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Family Workshop

  • Compass Charter School - Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will focus on understanding Zones of Regulation, which is an evidenced based emotional regulation curriculum used across the school. The curriculum focuses on helping children identify what emotion they are experiencing, the zone it falls in, and then adaptively using coping skills to move in between the zones.  

All kids are learning to regulate their emotions, and this curriculum helps them learn to effectively use coping skills when experiencing overwhelming feelings to promote positive behaviors.

This event will be held in the Community Room. Dinner and babysitting will be provided! It is sure to be an enlightening workshop--we hope you can join us.

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