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CHiPA
Children's House Parent Association (CHiPA) welcomes all parents to be involved in the life of our school. While room parents are the core members of CHiPA, all parents are invited to participate by attending meetings, volunteering at school events, and being an ambassador for our school in the greater community. 

Meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will be at 8:30 a.m. in the community room on:  Sep 11, Oct 3, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5, March 4, April 8, and May 6.

CHiPA Meeting Notes:
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018,
December 5, 2018,
January 9, 2019,
February 6, 2019
March 6, 2019,
April 3, 2019

These annual family events are a great way to integrate into The Children's House community. 

Fall Harvest Festival

This fall gathering of TCH community combines the annual Harvest Dinner and Fall Festival into one event at the school. It 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 arts and crafts, games, and music.

All School Seasonal Sing

This is a time-honored tradition on the final day of school prior to winter break. Families and friends gather in the Barn to sing a variety of festive songs from many cultures celebrating this wonderful time of year.

School Carnival

A Children’s House Parent Association (CHiPA) sponsored event that features classic carnival games and fun prizes!

Student Showcase

The Elementary and Junior High Student Showcase provides students an opportunity to present their interest-based research and work to our school community.

Grandparents Day

This is a heartwarming day when grandparents and special friends of that generation 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! Parent volunteers are welcome!

Dance of the Cosmos and Moving Up Ceremonies - last day of school

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.

All Community Potluck Picnic

A family picnic following the Dance of the Cosmos and Moving up Ceremonies. It is our final community event of the year held in the courtyard. It is a wonderful way to celebrate our community and end the school year.