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The Compass 02-21-2020

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Calendar:

Feb 21:  Kindergarten Field Trip to American Waste Plant, 12:30-3:00, info here
Mar 2:  Re-enrollment period ends, summer program open to returning summer families, info here
Mar 4:  CHiPA meeting, 8:30
Mar 3-7:  Montessori Model United Nations, New York City, 6th years
Mar 9:  Gala meeting, 8:30
Mar 9:  Tuition Assistance Applications due, FAST closes
Mar 9, 11, 13:  Human Growth & Development for Upper Elementary
Mar 16-20:  Parent-Teacher Conferences, info below

Looking Ahead:

Mar 26:  Upper Elementary Theater, 6:00 pm
Mar 30-April 3:  Spring Break, complimentary childcare by reservation, sign up here
Apr 9:  School Year 2020-21 Tuition Agreements due
Apr 10:   Poetry Jam, 10:45
Apr 16:  Talent Show, 1:15 
Apr 20- 22:  Hearing and Vision Screening

Extracurricular Activities:

Contact Julie Boss, TCH parent and Extracurricular Athletic Coordinator at (248) 535-1713 or at boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com with questions or ideas. Details on sports, clubs, and after school programs can be found on our extracurricular page

Points of Interest:

The Children's House Blog
Lettuce Explain..., by Kristina Weidenfeller
Maybe you’ve seen the glow of the greenhouse in the morning, maybe you’ve seen students running around with lettuce at carline, or maybe you are already a valued TCH Organics customer... more...

Other Notes:

BATA Updates:
If TCAPS has a snow day, the BATA Bus will not stop at TCH and the route will be cancelled that day.  Please note there will be no BATA service during Spring Break, the week of March 30th -April 3rd.
More information can be found on our BATA page

Summer 2020
Summer registration is up and running! Summer fills up fast, so register today to ensure your spot. Primary will enjoy the consistency of the Montessori classroom combined with lots of fun extras like sprinkler day, Moomer’s Monday and fun special guests. Lower elementary rocks with themed weeks ranging from two Olympic themed weeks where you’ll discover Japan through food and art, to discovering water in a whole new way through experiments and outdoor fun! Upper elementary will once again be exploring and enjoying this wonderful area we live in with excursions. Last, but not least, our ever popular bike weeks are back!! Sign up today!

Spring Break Childcare
2020 Spring Break is March 30 – April 3. Childcare is offered all week for your children according to their contracted schedules at no extra cost. Reservations for spring break care must be completed by March 6th so we can arrange for adequate staffing. Please indicate if you plan to use fewer days than what is indicated in your contract. Early Care and Friend's Club for primary and elementary may be ordered as usual through boonli. Please note that we will not be able to take reservations after March 8th. Questions regarding spring break care should be directed to Colleen Christensen. Use this link to register.

Parent Teacher Conferences, March 16-20
Sign-ups for parent teacher conferences are now underway. Click here to view the options for conference times with your child’s guide and to sign up. Complimentary childcare is provided for enrolled students during Thursday night conferences. Please contact your child’s teacher or the front desk with any questions at 929-9325.

Annual Gala

Annual Gala Twilight in the Tropics: April 24, 6 - 11 p.m.
Be part of the celebration! To make your reservations, become a sponsor, and donate items to the live and silent auctions, visit our event website.

$25,000 Grand Prize Raffle
The raffle will be drawn the night of the gala with a second prize of $1,500 cash and an Apple Watch as the third prize. Tickets are $100 or 3 for $250. Drop off ticket stubs and payment at the front desk. Need more tickets to sell? Call (231) 929-9325. Maximum of 750 tickets will be sold - odds are good! Raffle license #R55811.
Sarah Davis, TCH Parent and Volunteer Raffle Coordinator

 Inclement Weather Information

Sing up with RemindTCH Administration determines school delays and closings with the assistance of local law enforcement officer Tom Flitton, and TCH outdoor services provider, Chris Danbrook. Parents will receive an email by 7:00 a.m. (or earlier if possible) notifying them of the delay or closure. The information will also be posted on the school’s website at 7:00 a.m. Please note that TCH will not automatically follow the closure policies of TCAPS and NMC as it has in the past.

In addition to an email alerting you about school closings and delays, we will be adding notifications via Remind. Simply download the remind app to your mobile device and set up an account. Then, Text @hg6c3f2 to the number 81010. You will receive a welcome text from Remind. If you have any trouble with 81010, you can try texting @hg6c3f2 to (231) 638-5530. The class is titled TCH Parent Community. If you have questions about the Remind app, let us know and we will do our best to help you.  If you signed up last year for these notifications, you do not need to re-register.

Something I Noticed:

“Monica and DiAnn really went above and beyond this week when we had to use one of the vans unexpectedly and on a timetable. Monica pulled out her personal ice scraper and proceeded to spend a long time scraping the windshield without gloves (in 15 degree weather). DiAnn scraped and pounded to make the windshield wipers work, and finally we were off! Thank you both for such support.”

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The Week in Photos:

Check out photos from Parent Visiting Day on our Facebook page (and please follow us if you don't already.)

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Created on Friday, February 21, 2020