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Nov 17 - Extended Day Field Trip to the Music House Museum, 12:45-3:00 p.m., info here
Nov 20 - Photo Retake Day, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Nov 21 - Classroom Harvest Feasts
Nov 21 - Fine Arts Wing Groundbreaking, 1:00 p.m.
Nov 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break, Campus Closed
Nov 28 - Boots for Kids final drop-off date
Dec 5 – Parent Meeting regarding 2018-2019 Junior High trip to Central America, 6:00 p.m.
Dec 13 - Mom's Holiday Party, info coming soon
Dec 14 - Extended Day Field Trip to the Pavilions, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dec 19 - Seasonal Sing-a-long, 2:00-3:00, Campus closes immediately following program
Dec 20-Jan 2 - Winter Break, Campus Closed

Looking Ahead:

Jan 3 - Swim lessons for Sandra's class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30 a.m.
Jan 5 - Swim lessons for Nadine's class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30 a.m.
Jan 10 - CHiPA meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Jan 10 - Swim lessons for Sandra's class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30 a.m.
Jan 12 - Swim lessons for Nadine's class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30 a.m.
Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Campus Closed
Jan 17 - 
Swim lessons for Sandra's class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30 a.m.
Jan 17 - Parent Education, "Are They Learning Anything?" Understanding Adolescent Work, 6:00 p.m.
Jan 19 - Swim lessons for Nadine's class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30 a.m.

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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. 


  • Crystal Mountain Ski Program:  The Children's House will be participating in the Crystal Mountain Ski Program this year. Mary and Brad Schiller have volunteered to be the program advisors. Attached is Crystal's program information. The paperwork for the program is due November 27th. Our school ski day will be Friday's after school. You can upgrade your pass to include Sunday's for an additional cost. The Ski program begins on January 3rd. There are 2 Sunday's excluded from the school program. They are January 14th and February 18th. You will need to contact Mary Schiller luvmytcboyz@gmail.com for school login and password to purchase passes.
  • 4th-5th Grade Boys’ Basketball: Registration ends on 12/15. Season starts 1/3 and ends on 2/7. Please register on the LEAP website. We need a COACH to have a team, so please contact me ASAP if you want to coach or help in any way!
  • 6th-8th Grade Girls’ Basketball: Registration ends on 12/21. Season starts on 1/3 and ends on 3/10. Please go on the LEAP website to register and to find out information on practices and games.

A Message from Board Chair Jessica Sullivan:

Last updated: October 10, 2017 - Please click here to view the most recent Board of Directors meeting summary.

Other Notes:

Boot for Kids
Since 2001 TCH partners with Boot for Kids to provide area children with new winter gear. Each year about 2,000 area children benefit from this program. This year Boots for Kids has requested new socks (packaged). Hats and mittens are also welcomed. If you’d like to contribute, please bring your donation to TCH by November 28th. There is a basket in the lobby for donations.

Fine Arts Wing Groundbreaking, Nov, 21, 1:00 p.m.
We have exciting news to share with you! TCH will be breaking ground on our new Fine Arts Wing this Tuesday, November 21st. We will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard and all families are invited to attend.  We are deeply grateful to McKeel and Soon Hagerty and Tammy Hagerty for the generous gifts that are making this project possible. We hope that you will join us for this celebration!

Inclement Weather Policy
Generally, if the Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) are delayed or closed, The Children’s House opens at 9:00 am. If the Northwestern Michigan College campus is closed or delayed, The Children’s House is closed. If NMC is not in session, The Children’s House follows the TCAPS closure schedule. Occasionally, TCH will decide to delay, close or dismiss early based on an independent assessment of conditions. School closures and delays are emailed to parents and posted on The Children’s House web site by 7:00 a.m.

TCAPS school closing information can be found at www.tcaps.net NMC closing information can be found at http://www.nmc.edu/student-services/class-cancellations.html

This page last updated on 11/17/2017.

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