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Extra Curricular

Welcome to The Children’s House Extra Curricular opportunities. If you have any questions or want to become involved, please contact Julie Boss, TCH Parent and Athletic Coordinator: boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or (248) 535-1713.

TCH Sports 

FALL 2021

Coaches - click here for coach's packet

To provide sports teams for our students, we NEED volunteer coaches. Please contact Julie Boss (boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or 248-535-1713), if you are willing to coach or help. We do not need expert coaches, just adults who would like to help so that we can have these teams. For the Fall 2021 sport season, we need the following volunteers:

Girls Basketball:

  • 2nd/3rd Grade:  Coach and helper
  • 4th/5th Grade:   Coach and helper

Flag Football:

  • 2nd/3rd Grade: Coach
  • 4th/5th Grade:  Coach

Cross Country:

  • 3rd-6th Grade:  Assistant Coach, helper
  • 7th-8th Grade:  Assistant Coach, helper

Girls Basketball:

2nd & 3rd Grade Girls Basketball

  • Registration Deadline is 9/8/2021. Please register on the LEAP website: https://www.tcaps.net/programs/leap/ (Choose “Children’s House” team option)
  • Season: September 20 - Wednesday, October 20
  • Practice Schedule: Elementary 2nd - 3rd Girls Basketball will begin in September. Practices will run 1-3 days per week after school at each home school. Exact practice days and times will be determined by the availability of the volunteer coach and will not be known until a coach is in place. Schedules vary from school to school. Following the close of registration, your student’s coach will contact you regarding a more detailed schedule.
  • Game Schedule: Game schedules TBD. Typically held on Mondays/Wednesdays starting October 5-21. Games will be scheduled between 5 pm and 8 pm at various elementary schools. Each team will play 2 games per week for 3 weeks. 
  • Participation Fee: $52.00 

4th & 5th Grade Girls Basketball

  • Registration Deadline is 10/15/2021. Please register on the LEAP website: https://www.tcaps.net/programs/leap/ (Choose “Children’s House” team option)
  • Season: October 25 - December 5
  • Practice Schedule: Elementary 4th and 5th grade Girls Basketball will begin in October. Practices will run 1-3 days per week after school at each home school. Exact practice days and times will be determined by the availability of the volunteer coach and will not be known until a coach is in place. Schedules vary from school to school. Following the close of registration, your student’s coach will contact you regarding a more detailed schedule.
  • Game Schedule: Game schedules TBD. Typically held on Mondays/Wednesdays. Games will be scheduled between 5 pm and 8 pm at various elementary schools. Each team will play 2 games per week for 3 weeks. 
  • Participation Fee: $65.00 

Flag Football

  • Registration Deadline is 9/8/2021. Please register on the LEAP website: https://www.tcaps.net/programs/leap/ (Choose “Out of District” team option)
  • Season: September 20 - October 23, 2021
  • Practice Schedule: Grades 2-5 flag football practice will run 1-2 days per week after school at each home school. Exact practice days and times will be determined by the availability of the volunteer coach and will not be known until a coach is in place. Schedules vary from school to school. Following the close of registration, your student's coach will contact you regarding a more detailed schedule.
  • Game Schedule: TBD
  • Participation Fee:  $72.00

Cross Country:

3rd-6th Grade Cross Country

  • Registration Deadline is 9/8/2021. Please register by emailing Julie Boss boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com
  • Season: September 9 through late October (depends on the meet schedule)
  • Practice Schedule: It will be 2-3 times a week right after school until 4:45pm.
  • Meet Schedule: TBD, but usually we have two meets a week at 5:15-5:30pm and are done by 6:30. Usually, they are Tuesday/Thursday.

7th-8th Grade Cross Country

  • Registration Deadline is 9/8/2021. Please register by emailing Julie Boss boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com
  • Season: September 9 through late October
  • Students planning on participating in CC, should start running 3 times a week for 20 minutes for two weeks, then 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
  • Practice Schedule: It will be 2-3 times a week right after school until 4:45pm/5:00pm depending on our runs. 
  • Meet Schedule: TBD.  We plan on competing in 2-3 meets

TCH Clubs

Theater Workshop
Students are invited to come and learn the basics of live theatre with Jaime Janiszewski through games, skits, pantomime, improv, short play creation, and tons of fun! This club is designed for students truly interested in learning and performing live theatre.
Lower Elementary: Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 PM in the music room.
Upper elementary and Junior High: Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in the music room.
To participate, email kim@traversechildrenshouse.org for details on how to sign up. Participation for these workshops will be capped at 15 students.

Robotics Club:

JUNIOR HIGH: The Children's House Junior High Robotics Club will Participate in 2021 World Championship! Read more. The Junior High club will reconvene in September 2021. Contact Ryan Adams for details.

NEW! ELEMENTARY: Love ROBOTS? Have a passion for MAKING? Ready to dip your toe in the world of CODING?  This weekly club for TCH students ages 8 to 11 years old will focus on building and coding unique robots in an after-school setting that is non-competitive, hands-on, and always fun.  TCH parent, Jennifer Lacy Smith, has volunteered to coach a Robotics Club for the younger students stemming from her desire to give back to our educational community to share that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is accessible for all. 

  • FULL as of 9/1/2021. To get on the wait list, please email Jennifer at Jennifer.smith@oribe.com. Because adult guidance is key for the success of this program, the club will be limited to 15 participants. 
  • Season: September 15 through December 15
  • Schedule: Wednesdays, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Participation fee: $0

Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a book-based quiz competition for fourth and fifth graders in the Grand Traverse community. Participants read incredible stories together and then experience heart-pounding moments in competition. The children are able to read a variety of books and get to have fun with their peers while reading! Teams begin reading in late November and the final "battle" happens in March. In order for our school to have teams, we will need volunteers to help coach.

Other Opportunities in the Community

Is your child interested in other sports or arts activities outside of school? Julie Boss, TCH Parent and Athletic Coordinator, keeps an ever-evolving list of opportunities in the Traverse City area: boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or (248) 535-1713. 

The list of activities outside of school represents a wide range of after-school or weekend extra-curricular activities available for our children.  While The Children’s House does not review or endorse these activities, we do want you to be aware of the options available.