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Compass 5-13-22

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Calendar:

May 16: Classroom picture for Allie’s class (Primary East) and New! Jeanette & Betsy’s class (YCC West)
May 17: Junior High class photo, 8th year portraits and New! Britny’s class (NIDO) and Megan’s Class (Primary SE)
May 8: New! Alison’s class (Primary NW)
May 18: Elementary and Junior High Talent Show, 10 a.m., parents welcome
May 20: Grounds Work Bee, all day, see below
May 26: Kindergarten field trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes
May 27: Grandparents Day, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., school closes at 11:30, see below
May 30: No School, Memorial Day
May 31 - June 3: Junior High Backpacking Trip
New! June 1: Agnes’s class picture
June 1 - 3: Upper El camping trip
June 1 - 3: 3rd Year trip to Leelanau Outdoor Center
June 2 - 3: 1st and 2nd Years trip to Leelanau Outdoor Center
June 7: Moving Up Ceremonies, Kindergarten at 5 p.m. and 6th year students at 6:30 p.m.
June 8: Graduation, 6 p.m.
June 10: Dance of the Cosmos, 11 a.m., campus closes after the event

In The Know:

Grounds Work Bee, May 20, all day
Many hands make light work! You can help keep our campus beautiful by signing up now and showing up on May 20.

Grandparents Day, May 27
Mark your calendars! On May 27, we will be hosting our 18th annual Grandparents and Special Friends of that Generation Day.  Please share this updated webpage with your child’s grandparents: https://www.traversechildrenshouse.org/events.asp. For families of Junior High students, we’ve suggested a couple of options for how best to visit both campuses. This special day requires lots of parent volunteers and donated food items. Please sign up here to help out.

Extracurriculars

Sports
Track, soccer, and basketball seasons are in full swing! For more information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars page here.

New! Robotics Club: VEX World Championship 
Over the weekend teams, 24146A and 24146B got on a plane and traveled down to Dallas, TX for the Vex IQ middle school world championships. Over the course of three days, these teams played ten matches with people from all over the world. They played with teams from places like Ecuador, Paraguay, Azerbaijan, Germany, etc. They were separated into ten divisions The Karens (Eli Petty, Miles Kirkwood, Emma Wakeham, Xoa Thelen, Ava Bachmann, Arthur Lijewski-Lee) were in the Design division and The Scorpions (Lilah Gray, Tyler Tasch, Kade Treadway, Evan Boss, Abbey Terfehr) were in the Spirit division. The Design division consisted of 78 teams and the Spirit division consisted of 79 teams. The Karens placed 70 and The Scorpions placed 46. This was an amazing robotics season for all our TCH Teams, and we can't wait for next year!! Until then TCH Robotics out!

-Lilah Gray, Team Captain

COVID-19 status at The Children's House as of 5/13/2022

5 Students COVID positive

0 Staff COVID positive

0 Students or staff quarantined due to exposure 

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol was last updated on  March,19 2022.

TCH Blog:

The Language of Encouragement
by Allie Bukowski
We often hear the terms “praise” and “encouragement” in a wide variety of school settings. Praise is typically defined as expressing approval or admiration whereas encouragement is a more supportive action Continue Reading...

Quick Links:

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Vaccine Appointments and Information: Grand Traverse Health Department and the Benzie Leelanau Health Department

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Created on Thursday, May 12, 2022