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Waypoints 2-3-23

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Calendar:

Now – Feb 24: Swimming – Nadine (Friday, Feb. 10, Tuesday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 24)
Now – Feb 22: Swimming – Sandra (Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22)
Feb 4: Sledding Party at Twin Lakes, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, details here
Feb 6: Coffee with Trisha Short, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room, details here
Feb 7: Be SMART Learning Opportunity with Kira Walkup on Zoom, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., details here
Feb 7-11: Junior High Pigeon Key Trip
Feb 13: No school for Junior High
Feb 8 - Mar 1: Re-enrollment for 2023-24 school year
Feb 8 - Mar 1: Summer Program registration for enrolled students
Feb 15: Raising Our Village: Creating a Culture of Dignity with Rosalind Wiseman, registration is required
Feb 15: 100th Day of School celebration - Lower El
Feb 17: No School, Campus Closed for Staff Professional Day
Feb 20: No School, Campus Closed for Presidents Day
Feb 21 - Mar 3: Parent Visiting Days, scheduled visits, Elementary,  instructions coming from guides
Feb 23: Parent Visiting Day, Primary, 8:30-9:30 
Feb 23: Montessori Up Close: A conversation about creating a culture of dignity, 4 - 5:30 p.m. at TCH, details here
Feb 24: Coffee & Connect, 8 - 9 a.m. details here
Feb 28: Junior High Montessori Up Close: Social Emotional and Physical Development, 7 - 8:30 via Zoom, details here
Mar 1: CHiPA meeting, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom, details here
Mar 1: Re-enrollment forms and deposits due for 2023-24 school year
Mar 1: Summer Program registration deadline for currently enrolled students
New! Mar 2: Learning Opportunity for Parents of 3rd-6th Years: Human Growth & Development with Carrie Ullery-Smith, 7 - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom, details here 

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In The Know:

New! Compass Montessori Junior High students awarded
Last week, Congressman Bergman (MI-01) offered his congratulations to the finalists of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for Michigan’s First District. First and second place were awarded to Compass Montessori Junior High students! The challenge prompts students to hone their coding skills in creating a unique and innovative app, applying their knowledge of computer science and STEM to create real-life technologies. 

Congratulations to the winners of the CAC for Michigan’s First District:
1st Place: Cedric Kanner - Traverse City, MI
2nd Place: Niels Walker-Hundley and Walter Lijewski-Lee - Traverse City, MI

Parent Library bookParent Library addition
We've added two copies of “The Child Is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori” by Cristina De Stefano to our parent library. This book and other Montessori and parenting books and videos are available for parent and staff use. You may browse at your leisure and check books out at the Front Desk.  

Be SMART with Kira Walkup, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Kira Walkup is the local representative of the national Be SMART campaign. She will join us via Zoom on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. to lead an opportunity for adults to learn more about the Be SMART campaign and how our community can make a difference in keeping children safe by normalizing the expectation that guns are to be securely stored away from children. We will email the Zoom link to everyone on February 7. We hope to see you online! 

Bright Futures Fund logoBright Futures Fund & Gala 
Our Bright Futures Fund supports our school - the people and the physical space - now and well into the future. Make a gift or pledge and then celebrate with us at our Bright Futures Gala on Friday, April 21! Being an event sponsor is a great way to support our school and gain awareness for your business. Check out the sponsors who are leading the way! When you frequent these businesses, please thank them for supporting our school. To become a sponsor, click here.

Winter Sports
Norte race team information is now available. Visit our extracurriculars page for more information.

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 (Android / Apple) 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

Blog:

Montessori Junior High: an Education for the Future
By Tree Sturman
A parent of a current student recently asked us: “If you had to describe Compass Junior High in ten words or less, what would you say?” This question got us thinking Continue Reading...

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