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This page highlights the events happening at The Children's House that are open to parents and families to participate in throughout the year. These events are great ways to become more connected with what is happening at school. See you there!

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Tuesday, Sept. 6: Drop-off times

Tears & Cheers

For parents and guardians
This informal gathering in the front courtyard on first day of school is a great way to connect and reconnect with parents. Join us for coffee and treats to celebrate the beginning of the year. Tears and cheers are welcome!

Back to School Parent Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 8: 6:00-8:00 PM

Back to School Parent Meeting

Mandatory for all parents, faculty, and staff
Required for all TCH parents and guardians to connect as a community. Classroom guides will explain the upcoming year program, expectations, and special events

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Saturday, Sept. 17: 10:00 AM - Noon

International Coastal Cleanup Day

For the entire TCH community
Let's work together to clean up a local beach! Bring the whole family for this fun and rewarding Children's House Parent Association (CHiPA) community service event. Stay tuned for the beach location!

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Sunday, Oct. 9: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fall Harvest Festival

For the entire TCH community
This fall gathering is our opportunity to share with families the highlights of our Earth to Table program! The harvest of our campus gardens is shared in a meal together while families also enjoy crafts and games. RSVP here. Sign up to volunteer here. Donate pumpkins here. Thank you!

Grounds Work bee Fall 2022

Friday, October 21

Grounds Work Bee

For the entire TCH community
Many hands make light work! You can help keep our campus beautiful by signing up now.

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Friday, Oct. 28: 8:00-9:00 AM

Coffee & Connect

For parents and guardians 
After you go through carline and park, join us for coffee in the front courtyard. This is a great time to connect with parents - we hope you’ll have a few minutes to stop by and catch up! Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring your own mug.

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Tuesday, Nov. 1

Daffodil Day

For the entire TCH community
Daffodil Day occurs every November when we plant bulbs in memory of former parent Dr. Karen Gilhooly and former students Sierra Fetterolf, Anna Maas, and Rowan Sanford. Children plant bulbs with their classrooms. Adults are welcome to stop by the front desk at any time throughout the day to get a bulb to plant on campus. 

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Thursday, Nov. 10: Noon

Karen Circle Luncheon

For 2022 members of the Karen Circle
In 2005, a group of women came together for lunch and formed the Karen Circle. The Karen Circle was named after Dr. Karen Gilhooly who was a mother, physician, and involved parent at The Children’s House. Each member of the Karen Circle makes a $1,000 gift to The Children’s House. When these gifts are combined, the result has a truly transformational impact on our school. For more information, visit our Karen Circle page

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Thursday, Nov. 17: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

TCH Parent Night at The Workshop

For parents and guardians
This is a fun night of socializing with TCH parents. This parent night is hosted by The Workshop, a TCH family business. Hope to see you there! 

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Friday, Dec. 16: 3:00 PM

Seasonal Sing

For the entire TCH community
This is a time-honored tradition on the final day of school prior to winter break. Families and friends gather to sing a variety of festive songs from many cultures celebrating this wonderful time of year. School closes immediately following, no Friend's Club.

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Friday, Jan. 27: 8:00-9:00 AM

Coffee & Connect

For parents and guardians
After you go through carline and park, join us for coffee in the front courtyard. This is a great time to connect with parents - we hope you’ll have a few minutes to stop by and catch up! Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring your own mug.

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Saturday, Feb. 4: 10:00 AM - Noon

Sledding Party

For the entire TCH community
Join us on February 4 for a fun afternoon of sledding at Twin Lakes Park. Warm up by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate. (As part of our Green School initiative, please bring your own mug!) Thank you to CHiPA for organizing this community event! We are inviting families with our youngest children (Nido, YCC, and Primary) to arrive at 10 a.m. Families with children in Elementary and Junior High are invited to arrive at 11 a.m. to allow our youngest children a safe time to sled first. 

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Friday, Feb. 24: 8:00-9:00 AM

Coffee & Connect

For parents and guardians 
After you go through carline and park, join us for coffee in the front courtyard. This is a great time to connect with parents - we hope you’ll have a few minutes to stop by and catch up! Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring your own mug.

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Thursday, March 23: 6:00 PM

UE Theater Week Performance

For the entire TCH community
Join us for a fun theater performance in the Barn put on by the Upper Elementary!

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Friday, April 14: 2:00 PM

Talent Show

For the entire TCH community
Dancing, singing, comedy skits and more make for an exciting and energetic experience shared by the entire school. Families are invited to enjoy a wide range of performances by our Elementary students. 

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Friday, April 21: 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Bright Futures Celebration

For the entire TCH community
This is the biggest event of the year, with proceeds benefiting our Bright Futures Fund. Thanks to a strong team of parent volunteers, this party is a celebration of reaching our annual fundraising goal. The evening includes sponsorship opportunities, door prizes, fine dining, live music, and special presentations. Our Bright Futures Fund supports our school - the people and the physical space - now and well into the future. Make your pledge today and celebrate with us in April!

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Monday, May 1: 10:45 AM

May Day Celebration

For students and staff, Kindergarten families are also invited
We welcome spring with our May Day celebration! The kindergartners dance around the maypole and we sing together. Kindergarteners play a special role in this event, so families of kindergarteners are welcome to attend.

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Friday, May 19

Grounds Work Bee

For the entire TCH community
Many hands make light work! You can help keep our campus beautiful by signing up now.  

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Thursday, May 25: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Junior High Grandparents and Special Friends Day

For Junior High student's grandparents and special friends
This is a special day for grandparents and special friends to visit the Junior High campus and spend time with their adolescent grandchildren.

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Friday, May 26: 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

For Children's House student's grandparents and special friends
This is a heartwarming day when grandparents and special friends come to TCH to spend time in the classrooms. Visitors are treated to a musical performance, campus tours and time spent in the classroom with their grandchildren. This is one of the best “feel good” events of the year! Volunteers are needed!

Grandparents Day 2022 Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, June 6: 5:30 PM

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

For families of the kindergarteners
A celebration of students moving from one Plane of Development up to the next. 

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony 2022 Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, June 6: 6:30 PM

6th Year Moving Up Ceremony

For families of the 6th year students
A celebration of students moving from one Plane of Development up to the next.

6th Year Moving Up Ceremony 2022 Photo Gallery

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Wednesday, June 7: 6:00 PM

8th Year Graduation

For families of the 8th year students and the entire TCH community
A ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of our 8th year graduates.

Graduation Ceremony 2022 Photo Gallery

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Friday, June 9: 11:00 AM

Dance of the Cosmos

For the entire TCH community
This tradition at TCH has been in place since the school was founded in 1984. The students shine in this celebration: a recognition of the importance of each of them in our community. Also recognized are the children who have completed the third year of their classroom cycle.

Dance of the Cosmos 2022 Photo Gallery