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The Compass 1-8-2021

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New Message from Michele:

Calendar:

Jan 12: Jr High Virtual Open House, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Jan 15:  Spirit Friday 
Jan 18: Campus Closed , Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Jan 21: Montessori Up Close: The Elementary Years, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Jan 21: TCH Parent Book Club, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Jan 27: Montessori Up Close: The Kindergarten Year, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Feb 1: Tuition Assistance Applications available
Feb 3: CHiPA Meeting, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Feb 4: TCH Parent Book Club, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

Looking Ahead:

Feb 10:  Re-enrollment begins
Feb 12: Campus Closed, Staff Professional Day
Feb 15:  Campus Closed, President's Day
Feb 16: Summer Camp Registration Opens for Current TCH Students
Mar 1: Re-Enrollment Forms and Deposits Due
Mar 2: Summer Camp Registration Opens for Alumni
Mar 8: Tuition Assistance Application closes
Mar 16: Summer Camp Registration Opens for All Others

Extracurricular Activities:

The Children’s House encourages participation in outdoor sports this school year. We plan to have a track team in the spring depending on the league status. In the meantime, we will share opportunities for winter activities such as Nordic and alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crystal Mountain, Mt. Holiday, Grand Traverse Ski Club at Hickory Hills, and VASA Ski Club. Visit our extracurricular webpage to learn more. 

Points of Interest:

A Child-Centered Education
By Tree Sturman
Dr. Jal Mehta is a Harvard University professor, researcher, and education reform advocate. Like Dr. Maria Montessori, Dr. Mehta believes that schools exist to equitably serve all students, and to help more...

Other Notes:

 

Can Drive Conclusion
Hello Families  - Thank you for all the can and money donations. We really appreciate it. The 6th grade Can Drive is officially closing for the rest of this year. We have ideas for our next business, and once we start our new one, we hope you will support us! 
Thank you,
TCH 6th Graders 

I’m grateful for…
“The NIDO class!  It runs like a well oiled machine with Britny steering the ship. Working with you all is such a pleasure!”

COVID-19 Resources
TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to updated Phase 4-5 protocol

TCH Inclement Weather Policy:
TCH Administration determines school delays and closings with the assistance of 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 7:00 a.m. Please note that TCH will not automatically follow the closure decisions of TCAPS and NMC.

Sign up for text alerts:  In addition to an email alerting you about school closings and delays, we notify parents by text message 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. The class is titled TCH Parent Community. 

Parent Business Directory
Did you know there is a directory of TCH family-owned businesses in the Parent Portal? If you own a business and are not listed, please let us know by completing this Google form.  With the harsh economic impact of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to support TCH family-owned businesses. 

Facebook Community Page
Join our Facebook group, The Children’s House Community, to share ideas, swap/sell items, and connect with other families.

Amazon Smile -  You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Learning Opportunities for Adults:

Coming Up: 

TCH Parent Book Club
Jan 21, and Feb 4 at 8 p.m. via Zoom
Our school-wide parent book club has started by reading “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell. (This book is written for children and young adults so you may want to read it as a family.) You can purchase this book locally through Horizon Books. Parents are invited to join us for any or all of the discussions via Zoom. Please let us know if you plan to participate by completing this Google form.

Jr High Virtual Open House
Jan 12 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
For current 6th years and their parents. A link to join us on Zoom will be emailed to you.

Montessori Up Close: The Elementary Years
Jan 21 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
For parents of current Kindergartners and 3rd years. A link to join us on Zoom will be emailed to you.

Montessori Up Close:  The Kindergarten Year
Jan 27 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
For parents with children who will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall. A link to join us on Zoom will be emailed to you. 

For all Montessori Up Close faculty presentations, recordings of past presentations, and other recommended resources, please visit our Parent Ed webpage in the Parent Portal.

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Created on Friday, January 8, 2021