May 3: May Day Celebration (subject to current epidemic orders and weather conditions, students only)
May 4: 8th year portraits at 12:30, 6th year portraits at 1:30
May 5: CHiPA, 9 a.m. via Zoom, info here
May 17: Grounds Work Bee
May 17: Family Bike Ride with Norte, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (subject to current epidemic orders)
May 28: Campus Closes at 11:30
May 31: Campus Closed, Memorial Day
Year End Celebrations will take place outdoors and are subject to epidemic orders, more details to follow
June 8: Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony, 5:30 p.m.
June 8: 6th Year Moving Up Ceremony, 7 p.m.
June 9: 8th Year Graduation, 6 p.m.
June 10: Rain date for Moving Up and Graduation Ceremonies, 6 p.m.
June 11: Dance of the Cosmos, 11:30 a.m. pick-up
For questions, please contact Julie Boss: email@example.com or 248-535-1713.
Track for 4th through 6th year athletes is taking place from April 19 - May 19, 2021. Details regarding schedule, fees, forms, and equipment can be found here.
Reach out to Julie Boss for details regarding Track for 7th and 8th year athletes.
Our Bright Futures Fund
Thank you for joining us on Friday for our Bright Futures Celebration! Over 150 families were on Zoom listening and dancing along. If you missed it, click here to watch the recording of the event (be sure to download the video from Dropbox to be able to view the entire event).
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Beers & Stilwill Family Dentistry (Mindy & Chad Beers)
Ford Insurance Agency (Jodie & Kevin Tasch)
High Street Insurance Partners (Carrie & Scott Goodreau and Megan & Scott Wick)
Rehmann (Jessica & Ryan Sullivan)
Air Way Automation (alumni parents John and Liz Ammond)
BayWest Animal Clinic (Rebekah Fahey, DVM)
The Glenwood Restaurant (Katie and Chris Short)
Karen and Josh Krawczyk
Pulmonary & Critical Care of Northwest Michigan, P. C. (Dr. Hillary Loomis-King & David King)
Schrader & Associates (Kim Gallagher & Chad Schrader)
Sustainable Landscapes (Sabrina & Kevin Wheaton)
TBA Credit Union
T.C. Mirror & Shower Door (Allie and Victor D’Ercole)
Carol and Larry Winegar
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. As of today, April 30, $15,000 is still needed to reach our $160,000 goal.
Paintings in our Lobby
You may have noticed the beautiful paintings in our lobby when watching our Bright Futures Celebration last Friday. On March 2, 2020, Lisa Schulte (TCH alumni parent) hung her stunningly beautiful, large scale paintings for our school community to enjoy. Little did we know, the works would be seen by very few people over the next year. We’ve created a new webpage to feature and sell her artwork … take a look!
May Lunch Menu
The lunch menu for the month of May is live and ready for you to place your orders for the entire month. Kitchen directors, Brenda Lijewski and Meryl Brydges, appreciate early orders! https://www.traversechildrenshouse.org/boonli.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: Let’s take a hike! Be sure to share your photos and trailhead info on the TCH Community Facebook page!
Sharing 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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Weekly Covid-19 Update
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TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol, was updated April 21, 2021. Included is a change in the mask mandate to include 2 years and up, beginning April 26-May 24th.
It also includes the new testing protocol for all students participating in overnight travel.
Updated April 19 - See the most current Epidemic Order Infographic Here