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May 10-12: Jr High trip to Northern Michigan
May 16-21: Jr High trip to Washington D.C.
May 17: Grounds Work Bee, details below
May 17: Family Bike Ride with Norte, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (details below)
May 27: Kindergarten trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes
May 28: Campus Closes at 11:30, staggered carline: JH and Elementary 11:30-11:45; Primary, YCC, and NIDO 11:45
May 31: Campus Closed, Memorial Day
June 1-4: Jr High trip to Pictured Rocks
June 2-3: 3rd Grade trip to Leelanau Outdoor Center
June 3: 1-2nd Grade trip to Leelanau Outdoor Center
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
June 11: Dance of the Cosmos (details coming soon)
June 11: Campus Closes 11:30, staggered carline: JH and Elementary 11:30-11:45; Primary, YCC, and NIDO 11:45
June 21: Summer fun begins!
For questions, please contact Julie Boss: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
As of today, May 7, $12,000 is still needed to reach our $160,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this point! 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.
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!
Grounds Work Bee
Help keep our campus beautiful! We have lots of grounds maintenance projects that need attention. Please sign up to help out. When you arrive, please wear a mask and check in at the front desk. Thank you for your help!
Let’s ride! Family Bike Ride with Norte
May 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Meet up with other TCH families to have fun on bikes and learn safe routes through Traverse City with a Norte coach. Meet at the Norte Clubhouse on the Civic Center grounds. Parents will ride with their children in small groups on a 2, 4, or 6-mile loop. Children on balance bikes and training wheels will stay at the Civic Center. Space is limited due to COVID protocols in place. $10 per child paid directly to Norte. Sign up here.
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 May 5 - See the most current Epidemic Order Infographic Here