The Old Westa Festa committee would like to send out a BIG thank you to everyone who made the night a complete success!  When the Compass community comes together, amazing things happen!  Money was raised, new friendships were formed and we remembered one of our founding members in a beautiful tribute.  Our small community is incredibly special and beyond generous.  Again thank you to the sponsors, Festa guests, bidders at the event and at home, our teachers and administration, and the committee and volunteers who made the night possible!  We will see you in 2019!


We must send out a BIG thank you to our Pioneer Sponsor for the Old Westa Festa, The Taddonio Family! We thank you and all of our sponsors for your generosity to the Compass Community!


Thank you Compass Community for joining us at the 1st Annual Young Westa Festa.  It was a such a success and it could not have happened without you!

And who loved the Goat Poop Bingo?  Apparently lots of you did as we sold lots of squares!  Here are the two lucky winners from Saturday’s event:

Goat 1: Nikki Townsley – 234511111533
Goat 2: Jill Pironti – 234511112213

We will see you next year! YeeHaw!


The Compass Montessori Education Foundation is a stand-alone, non-profit foundation focused exclusively on raising money to support Compass Montessori School. The foundation relies on the support of the Compass community and external sources.

As a Montessori charter school, Compass has a different financial picture than traditional schools—and even other charters. Like all Jeffco public charters, we pay for our own facilities and operating expenses (which neighborhood schools don’t do). As a Montessori school, we have spend more per classroom as we have at least two adults in each classroom, and each classroom is equipped with high-quality, specialized Montessori materials.

Each year, we raise money to invest back into the school community. CMEF helps pay for teacher training, classroom materials, trip scholarships and special projects like new lockers. Our typical operating budget for CMEF is about $100,000, which covers these year-to-year needs.

The CMEF board is working with the Compass school board to help ensure a strong future for our community. We would like to have a healthier balance so we can to help the school buy land, pay down our bond, or improve our facilities. We want to improve the overall Compass Montessori experience for every student and family that comes here.

Thank you for being part of the Compass Montessori community. Our school, students, faculty, and staff are strong because of those of you who generously give your time, talent and money.

You can make a donation online by giving directly through the Compass Montessori Colorado Gives page by clicking here. Thank you in advance for your support!

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