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Apr 29 - Salmon release, info below
May 1 - May Pole Celebration, 10:30 a.m.
May 1-4 - Class pictures, schedule below
May 5 - 1st and 2nd Years Field trip to Boardman Nature Center, 9:40-12:00
May 5 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Years Field Trip to the Historic Barns, 8:30-2:00 (Please cancel your student's ordered lunch)
May 5 - 6th, 7th, 8th Years Field Trip to Hickory Meadows, 8:30-2:00
May 5
  - Gala, 6:00 p.m.
May 11 - Music performance by Capital Green, 10:30 a.m.
May 12 - Extended Day field trip to Sleeping Bear Farms, 1:00-3:00, parent drivers needed

May 16 - CHiPA meeting, 8:30 a.m.
May 18
 - Elementary Research Fair, 5:30 p.m.
May 19 - Battle of the Books
May 26 - Grandparent’s Day- Campus Closes 11:30
May 27 - Girls on the Run 5K

Looking Ahead:
May 29 - Memorial Day- Campus Closed
May 31 - June 2 Lower Elementary at Leelanau Outdoor Center
May 31 - June 2 Upper Elementary Camping Trip
May 30-June 2 - Junior High backcountry trip
June 2 - Extended Day Dunes Trip
June 5 - Extended Day Farewell
June 6 - Junior High graduation
June 7 - Junior High Breakfast with Board, 7:30
June 7 - 6th year farewell to Students 10:45
June 7 - 6th year Luncheon with Board 11:30, 6th year afternoon off
June 7 -  Sixth Year Farewell 6:00
June 8 -  Field Day
June 9 -  Closing Ceremonies and all family picnic 11:00- campus closes after picnic
June 12-16 Staff transition work week – School Closed
June 15 - Summer Camp Open House, 1:00-2:00
June 19 - Summer Camp Begins

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As always, the Google Calendar and TCH Facebook pages are a great resource for calendar dates, articles of interest, and other related posts about school "happenings." 

Extracurricular Activities:

Click here to see the Extracurricular Activities web page. Contact Julie Boss, Extracurricular Athletic Coordinator at (248) 535-1713 or at  boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com  with questions, comments or ideas. 

  • Girls on the Run - 2nd-6th grade girls. Practices are on Mondays from 3:30-4:45.  When the weather warms up, practices will be from 3:30-5:50 on Mondays and Thursdays at Silver Lake Park.  Registration forms and health forms are attached, please turn in to the FRONT DESK.
  • 4th-6th Grade Boys & Girls Track: Info here.
  • 2nd and 3rd Boys Basketball:  Practices run until 5/10/17.  Games are on Wednesdays.  Click here for schedule.
  • Ukulele class over the summer with Amanda -  Wednesdays from 3-4 pm at my studio, over the summer and it's a $10 drop in. Email for more info: amanda.igra@gmail.com

Continuing: see extracurricular page 

A message from Frank Petty, Board Chairman:
Updated 2-2-2017:  Please click here to view the most recent Board of Director's meeting summary.

Other Notes:

Jr. High Blog
Check out the "JHaps" blog for weekly student perspectives on what's happening in the TCH Jr. High.

Summer Registration
Summer registration is online through the school website for all programs.  Click here to see what is in store. http://www.traversechildrenshouse.org/summer.asp 

Gala Update
Keep up with added items to the gala auction catalogue by clicking here.  If you haven’t sold your raffle tickets or reserved your spot for the event, please do so soon!

Salmon Release
On April 29th, at 11 a.m., the Upper Elementary class would like to invite you to the Salmon Going Away Party. It will be held on the banks of Kids Creek near Munson Hospital on Sixth Street and Beaumont Place.

Back in November we received 208 salmon eggs. Over the past six months we have cared for them, fed them, cleaned up after them. We have observed them, taken notes and recorded their progress. They have now reached the point in there young lives to move on to the bigger waters of our Great Lakes Watershed.
Come share with us this last chance to say good bye.

Regards, The Upper Elementary

Class Picture Schedule - Please contact your child's teacher if he/she does not attend on the scheduled day.

Monday, May 1:  Amy 10:00
Tuesday, May 2: Britny 9:45 Alison 10:40, Melissa/Julie 10:50, Marie 11:10,
Wednesday, May 3: Megan 10:40, Marie 11:10
Thursday, May 4:  Jenny 8:55, Jill 11:50, Karin/Jamie 11:55, Tree/Kristina 12:00, Nadine 12:55
Wednesday, May 10:  Agnes 9:00 (date change)

Entended Day group and individual pictures
Tuesday, May 9:  Amy 12:30, Melissa/Jule 12:45
Wednesday, May 10: Megan 12:30, Alison 12:45

6th & 8th year portraits
Friday, May 12:  8th years 12:30, 6th years 1:00 

CHiPA Volunteer Initiative
The first CHiPA volunteer outing was a huge success! Several TCH families showed up to help get the TART Trails ready for the summer – thanks to all of you! Please watch for an email from your room parent as well as notifications in the Compass for our next volunteering opportunity. It is a great way for our families to get out into the community, get to know one another and to help make a difference on behalf of The Children’s House!

Grandparent's Day - May 26th
Mark your calendars! On May 26th, we will be hosting our 15th annual Grandparent’s and Special Friends of that Generation Day. If you would like to have your child's grandparents or special friends of that generation invited to attend, please click on the Children's House On-line tab located on our website to update your family Info. Once you log-on please click on the Family Information Access Module tab and then fill out the Grandparent section. Be sure to check the box that indicates that you would like them to be invited to Grandparent’s Day or they will not be sent an invitation. Each year this information will need to be updated so that we have an accurate account of grandparents who should be included. Invitations will be mailed in early May, so please complete this information by May 1st. If you have any questions, please email Liz Ammond at Liz@traversechildrenshouse.org.

This page last updated on 4/28/2017.

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