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Mar 26-30 - Spring break, no classes, childcare by prior reservation
Apr 5 - (Date change) Gala meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Apr 6 - Kids Fun Club, register here
Apr 11 - Screen Time and Discipline, 6:00 p.m. - Primary Faculty, see below
Apr 13 – Financial assistance award letters will be emailed
Apr 13 - Elementary Talent Show, 1:00 p.m.
Apr 13-20 - Screen Free Week, see below
Apr 17 - Gala meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Apr 18 - CHiPA meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Apr 18 -Fire Safety program with Kasey the Fire Dog – for primary. 9:00 a.m.
Apr 18 - Poetry Jam, 10:30 a.m.
Apr 20 - Extended Day field trip to G.T. Metro Fire Department, 12:45-3:00.
Apr 20 - Screen Free Celebration, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Looking Ahead:

Apr 23-27 - Jr. High trip to Chicago
Apr 24 - Gala meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Apr 27 - 3rd-5th years Earth Day Field Trip to Grass River Natural Area, 8:30-2:30
Apr 27 - 1st-2nd years Earth Day Field Trip to Boardman Nature Center, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
May 1 - May Pole Celebration, 10:30 a.m.
May 4 - 6th years and Jr. High Earth Day Field Trip to Oakwood Cemetery and Hickory Meadows, 8:20-2:00
May 4 - Gala, 6:00 p.m.
May 8 -
GTSI Field Trip to Black River, Cheboygan, 7:00-4:30
May 17 -
Elementary & Junior High Research Fair, 5:30-6:30 p.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. 

NEW: Girls on the Run - Girls on the Run will begin Thursday April 5th at 3:30pm in the gym. Pick up will be 4:45pm. Please complete the registration forms and turn into the front desk. Practices will be Monday’s and Thursday’s after school. We will practice in the gym until the weather is nicer, then we will practice at Silver Lake Park. If you will be able to drive, please let Jamie know how many people you can transport. If you have questions please contact Jamie: jamie@traversechildrenshouse.org

Boys Basketball - 2nd -3rd grades - Ty and Kristi McGregor will coach our team this year!  If you would like to help, please let Julie Boss know.  If your son wants to play, please register on the TCAPS LEAP website.  You will need to place your son on the out of district team. The cost is $52.

4-6 Grade Track - forms here

Ongoing activity info on the extracurricular page 

A Message from Board Chair Jessica Sullivan:

Last updated: March 2, 2018 - Please click here to view the most recent Board of Directors meeting summary.

Other Notes:

Parent Education, Screen Time and Discipline
Primary Faculty -  April 11th, 6 p.m.
The Primary guides will review some of the research about screen time and its effects on primary aged children. They will open up a dialogue about how often (and when) screens are appropriate. Because screens have become a parenting tool, guides will also touch on discipline and what “freedom with limits” really means. They will discuss the careful balance between abandoning children to their every impulse and demanding blind obedience.  Please RSVP to the front desk at 929-9325 or learn@traversechildrenshouse.org.  Child care available by reservation.

Screen Free Week
April 13-20

The Children's House is gearing up for our annual Screen Free Week. We hope to have a record breaking turnout at our celebration for all of the students who have successfully completed the challenge!

  • Who: All TCH Primary, Elementary and Junior High Students
  • Where: All screens in your life everywhere, with the exception being screen use for schoolwork.
  • When: April 13-20th. Our celebration is Friday, April 20th from 5:30-7:00 p.m at The Children's House. Primary students - pizza, pajamas and pages - an evening of stories Elementary / Junior High Students -Please bring a board game from home and plan to enjoy an evening with friends, pizza and snacks provided by TCH.
  • Why: To unplug, reset and experience life differently in our media saturated culture.
  • How: Turn all screens off beginning April 13th and keep them shut off for the entire week. It's that simple! Get outside, read a book, play some games, try a new craft or hobby.

Please RSVP to the Front Desk by April 19th!

Enroll now for the TCH Summer Program - click here
June 18- August 23, 2018 Half-day and Full-day Classes

  • Space is reserved for current TCH families and alumni until April 1st.
  • Registration is open to non-TCH families beginning April 1st.

Contact Colleen Christensen for more information: colleen@traversechildrenshouse.org

Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing!  Please stop by the hall coat closet to claim any of your child's missing items.  We will take all items remaining after April 2nd to Goodwill.

lost and found

This page last updated on 3/23/2018.

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