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The Compass 03-05-2021

Calendar:

Mar 8: Tuition Assistance Application closes
Mar 8, 9 & 11: Junior High Human Growth and Development
Mar 8-12:  Parent Teacher Conferences, see below
Mar 10: ISACS Webinar: Managing Anxiety, Stress & Parenting Under COVID-19, info here
Mar 11: (New Date) TCH Parent Book Club at 8 p.m., info here
Mar 12: Campus Closed for Conferences
Mar 15: Summer Camp Registration Opens for All Others

Looking Ahead:

Mar 29-Apr 2: Spring Break, Childcare Full
Apr 7:  CHiPA meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Apr 8:  Signed Tuition Agreements for 2021/2022 school year due
Apr 8:  Appeals for Tuition Assistance due
Apr 15:  Upper Elementary Theatre performance
Apr 23: Save the Date for a virtual party! Details coming soon…
May 5:  CHiPA, 9:00 a.m.

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:

4 Ways to Integrate Montessori at Home
By Alison Breithaupt
Encouraging order, independence, and self-motivation is fundamental to the Montessori approach. At school, carefully designed classrooms allow students to develop competence in caring for themselves and their surroundings. Here are four more...

Other Notes:

 

Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign Up Here
March 8-12
Conferences are an important connection point for your child’s guide and you to have a conversation about your child at school. In order to conduct conferences safely, all conferences will be conducted on Zoom. After the sign-up period, your child’s guide will send you a link to your conference. If you do not have Zoom capabilities, please contact us and we will help make a conference accessible for you. Your child’s guide looks forward to connecting with you. Please make sure you sign up, and come prepared with any questions you might have about your child’s school experience.

Family Fun Challenges
We are all hopeful for a more normal time when we can gather and get to know all of the members of our school community better. But until we can do that safely, CHiPA is proposing some Family Fun Challenges that we can share on The Children’s House Community Facebook page.  

The current Family Fun Challenge is to play a board or card game together! We all need new ideas for games to play. Snap a photo and share on the TCH Community Facebook page!

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 protocol reminders for a healthy spring break
Here are our key takeaways from the parent meeting on March 4 as well as a link to the recording and updated TCH Community Pledge.

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to Phase 4-5 protocol, updated February 19, 2021. Included are changes to our quarantine requirements regarding air travel and post-vaccine COVID-19 exposure. 

PadletSharing our Gratitude
Please take a moment to read what others have shared on our Gratitude Padlet. To add your gratitude, just click on the + button in the lower right corner of the Padlet.

Parent Business Directory
With the harsh economic impact of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to support TCH family-owned restaurants and businesses. Visit our 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.  

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

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Learning Opportunities for Adults:

Coming Up: 

NEW! ISACS Parent Series
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Mar 10
We are happy to extend this benefit of being an ISACS school to our parent community. We hope you will take advantage of this series with pertinent parenting topics on Executive Function, Talking with Children about Race, Parenting in a Pandemic, and Managing Anxiety. For more information and to sign up, visit our Parent Ed webpage

TCH Parent Book Club
March 11 (New Date) at 8 p.m.
We will continue our TCH Parent "Book Club" by watching the webinar What It Means to be Black in White Spaces with Julie Lythcott-Haims. All are welcome. A Zoom link will be sent to all parents. To watch the webinar, follow the instructions on our Parent Ed webpage

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, March 5, 2021