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The Compass 03-26-2021


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 13: NEW! Digging the Wells of the Future, with McKeel Hagerty. 6 p.m. via Zoom, see below
Apr 15:  Upper Elementary Theatre performance
Apr 23: Bright Futures Celebration! 6:00 p.m. via Zoom, see below
Apr 30: Upper El Earth Day Field Trip to Boardman Nature Center

Looking Ahead:

May 3:  May Day Celebration (subject to current epidemic orders, students only)
May 5: CHiPA, 9 a.m. via Zoom, info here
May 17: Grounds Workbee
May 17: Family Bike Ride with Norte (subject to current epidemic orders) 

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. 

Track:  More info coming soon -
contact Julie Boss for details boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com
  • April 6:  4-6th grade boys and girls begin
  • April 12:  7-8th grade boys and girls begin

Announcing: Bright Futures Fund

Bright Futures Fund

Since we opened our school in a Suttons Bay farmhouse in 1984, we have partnered with families to sustain and grow a vibrant learning community. From our humble beginning to now, we have always aspired to create bright futures, not only for our own students - but through our students, as they grow into adults and take their place in our community and our world.

 You can be part of the vitality of our school by making a gift to our new Bright Futures Fund. Gifts of all sizes from every family are appreciated and needed. Every gift counts. Make yours today

Other Notes:

Digging the Wells of the Future, with McKeel Hagerty
April 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Join McKeel, long-time TCH parent, for an inspiring and thought-provoking discussion surrounding our children, education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and certain realities of the future. So that we can facilitate conversation, this event will be limited to 40 screens. RSVP by April 12. We will confirm your spot by emailing you the Zoom link. 

2021 Bright Futures Celebration
April 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Join our entire TCH community for a family-friendly virtual event to celebrate and kick off our Bright Futures Fund.  All current TCH families will be sent a link to join us online. Mark your calendar now - you don’t want to miss this special evening and a chance to win door prizes! For sponsor opportunities and reservations including dinner, visit our event page: traversechildrenshouse.org/celebrate.asp.

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.  

Family Fun Challenge: It’s spring break! Share how your family is safely enjoying this week. Be sure to share your photos 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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Created on Thursday, March 25, 2021