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Sept 16 - Jamie's class picnic, Silver Lake Park, 4:00-6:00, taco theme
Sept 17 - Gala meeting, 8:30 a.m., all wecome to attend
Sept 17 - Agnes & Jeanette's class picnic, Silver Lake Park, 5:00
Sept 18 - Alison's class picnic, info here
Sept 18 - Junior High trip to Good Harbor Bay beach, 8:00-12:00
Sept 20 - Junior High trip to Hartwick Pines, 8:00-3:15
Sept 20 - Sandra's class picnic, info here
Sept 21 - SwingShift and the Stars, 6:30 pm, info below
Sept 23 - Nadine's class picnic, Silver Lake Park, 4:00-6:00, info here
Sept 23 - Jenny's class picnic, info here
Sept 24 - Karin's class picnic, Silver Lake Park, 5:00-7:00
Sept 25 - Junior High trip to Cranberry Bog, 8:00-3:15
Sept 27 - Junior High trip to Brown Bridge Quiet Area, 8:00-12:00
Sept 28 - 4th years trip to Inland Seas in Suttons Bay, 8:30-1:30
Sept 28 - 5th years trip to Discovery Pier in Traverse City, 8:30-12:30
Sept 28 - Amy's class picnic, info here
Sept 30 - Jr High class picnic, Timbers Recreation Area, 4:00-6:00
Oct 6 - Britny's class picnic, at 5170 E. Galivan Rd, Cedar, 11:00 am

Looking Ahead:

Oct 7 - Fall Harvest Festival at TCH, 12:00 - 3:00pm
Oct 12 - Extended Day field trip to Botanic Gardens & Tractor Ride, 12:30-2:30, info here
Oct 15
- School Picture day, 8:30-10:30am
Oct 15 - Gala meeting, 8:30 a.m., all welcome
Oct 17 - Parent Visiting Day for Primary, Elementary and Jr. High
Oct 18 - Jen Cort speaking to parents on Equity, Justice and Diversity, 6:00-7:30 pm, info below
Oct 19 - Staff Professional Day, Campus Closed
Oct 26 - Grounds Work Bee, 12:00-3:00
Oct 29-Nov 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 31 - Pumpkin Fun Day
Nov 1 - Daffodil Day
Nov 8 - Karen Circle Luncheon, 12:00
Nov 9 - Holiday Art Market, 3:00-7:00
Nov 10 - Holiday Art Market, 10:00-4:00
Nov 10 - Horizon Book Day/Shop Your Community Day/Children's Bookfest

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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. 

Fall Extra-Curricular Sports – 2nd – 8th grade
There are many sports open to our school, however, these sports can only happen if we have coaches and enough participants. If you have any interest in coaching or helping, please contact Julie Boss, extra-curricular sports director for TCH. All of these sports (except Cross Country) are through LEAP. This is a TCAPS program and sign ups occur on the LEAP website.  Additional information on the TCH extracurricular page.

  • 2nd-3rd Grade GIRLS Basketball
  • 3rd-6th Grade BOYS and GIRLS Cross Country
  • 4th-5th GIRLS Basketball
  • 6th-8th Grade Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • 6th-8th Grade Boys Basketball

Nature Explorers with Amalia Fermand:  -  Fall programs happening Mondays after school at TCH for children ages 6-13, more info can be found here.

Other Notes:

SwingShift and the Star
We are proud to announce that Steve Maas will be performing in this year's SwingShift and the Stars (click here for more info) charity event on behalf of The Children's House. This is going to be a great opportunity for the school to raise funds but more importantly raise public awareness in the greater Grand Traverse Community of the amazing programming and education that our school provides!

Steve will be performing at the Opera House on September 21st and November 16th. Save the dates and please watch for more information coming soon on how to purchase tickets or sponsor a table. The more people we have in attendance at these events, the more money that will be raised for TCH!

We are very excited to see Steve in action and thankful for his dedication!

Swingshift and the Stars

jen_cort.jpgParent Education
Kids Today are Different Than When You Were Growing Up: Parenting and education in today's world!
It's not your imagination, kids today are different than they were when you were growing up! Parents and teachers are engaging with kids today with four constructs around which they were not taught/parented leaving a gap in knowledge for the adults in children's lives. These constructs are:

Athletics as an entity around which family life is oriented
Devices as a continuous presence in our lives
Earlier onset of adolescence

Diversity including transgender awareness, gay and lesbian rights, racial strife, socioeconomic factors influencing student interactions, and more. Join us for an evening with Jen Cort www.jencort.com for an interactive evening to explore these topics and more. October 18th 6:00 pm. This is an evening for parents,  families, educators and anyone else interested in a discussion about how to support children and each other in the path of parenting. 

Please RSVP to 929-9325 or learn@traversechildrenshouse.org.  Complimentary childcare available to TCH students, age 3 and older.

Health Reporting
Parents, please notify the front desk if your child will miss school for the day.  If your child is ill, please let us know the nature of the illness and if it has been confirmed by a health care provider.  TCH tracks illnesses and will send out health notices to other parents in the classroom in these cases.

Traffic should travel one-way during all carlines.  Please exit onto Herkner Road during each of our three carlines.  "Passing at the curve" is allowed for elementary parents only at the morning carline.  There is no passing allowed at the other two carlines.

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This page last updated on 9/19/2018.

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