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The Compass 09-17-2021

Calendar:

Sep 18:  CHiPA Community Service: Bryant Park Beach Cleanup, see below
Sep 21: World Peace Day, student assembly
Sep 24: Spirit Friday! Wear your TCH apparel
Sept. 27: COVID Briefing for TCH Parents,  4:30 p.m. on Zoom
New Date! Sep 30: Montessori 101, for all new parents, 4:00 p.m., details here
Oct 1: Spirit Friday! Wear your TCH apparel
Oct 3: Fall Harvest Festival, postponed, see below
Oct 3: Spirit Wear Orders Due, see online store
Oct 6: CHiPA meeting, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Oct 8: Watch Chasing Childhood film, available through October 13, details here
Oct 8: Spirit Friday! Wear your TCH apparel
Oct 11 - 14: Parent Visiting Week, signup coming soon
Oct 14: Parent Ed: Chasing Childhood with Lenore Skenazy, details here
Oct 15: No School, Campus Closed, Staff Professional Day
Oct 16: VEX IQ Robotics Tournament

Looking Ahead:

Oct 18: School Picture Day
Oct 22: Spirit Friday! Wear your TCH apparel
Oct 25 - 27: Jr. High Detroit Trip
Oct 29: Pumpkin Fun Day (Primary and Lower Elementary)
Nov 1: Daffodil Day
Nov 1 - 5: Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov 3: CHiPA meeting, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Nov 5: No School, Campus Closed for Conferences
Nov 11: Karen Circle, virtual luncheon

In the Know:

 

 

Fall Harvest Festival
Reluctantly, we decided to postpone the Fall Harvest Festival another year. As with all gatherings this year, we will make decisions based on current COVID conditions and the value the event brings to our community. While we will miss the Fall Harvest Festival again this year, we are thrilled that the smaller scale class picnics are happening and are helping families connect and friendships to begin. 

Back to Boonli
Lunch (for everyone) and drop-in Early Care and Friends Club (Primary, Elementary & Junior High) are available to order through Boonli. It’s very helpful for our kitchen staff if your child is signed up for lunch in advance so they know how much food to prepare! Nido/YCC: please sign up for lunch for the full semester. Primary through Junior High: option to order lunch day-by-day or use the ‘Quickpick’ option to order every day. Please contact Marty with any Boonli questions. 

Skip Carline, Ride BATA
Tired of Carline already?! Join us and ride BATA this school year. Everyone wins. Kids feel like independent champions and you gain time and sanity, guaranteed. For details, visit traversechildrenshouse.org/bata.asp. To take the bus home, you MUST SIGN UP ONLINE BY 2PM THE DAY OF. Text Charlotte Smith, TCH Parent, with any questions, concerns or ideas (312) 391-5535.

Bryant Park Beach Clean Up 
Help us give back to the greater community! Join Children’s House families on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Bryant Park for a beach clean up. Add your names to this list to let us know to expect you. Wear your Children’s House apparel; bring work gloves and your own water to drink. 

Kitchen Director Position
Do you know someone with kitchen, cooking, and menu planning experience who works well with elementary students? Our school-year kitchen director position is open! Click here to apply. 

Spirit Wear Store is Open!
Get ready to show your school spirit each Friday this school year. Place your order online by October 3.

Fall Team Sports and Afterschool Clubs
See our updated extracurricular activities webpage for fall team sports and afterschool clubs! Basketball, Cross Country, Robotics, and more! 

Pest Management Annual Reminder
As part of The Children's House pest management system, it may be necessary to occasionally apply a pesticide. You have the right to be informed prior to any pesticide application made to the school grounds and buildings. Advance notice of applications will be posted at the entrance to the school and posted on the school's web site. You are also entitled to receive notification by first-class mail three days prior to the application. Please download and complete this form to be contacted. Call Kim Gallagher at 929-9325 for more information.

COVID-19: UPDATE
As of 9/17/2021: 

1 Student COVID positive
0 Staff COVID positive
1 Student or staff quarantined due to exposure

MDHHS quarantine recommendations were updated on September 8, 2021. Because these are now recommendations and not requirements, we have consulted with Dr. Adrienne Edgren to update our quarantine protocol. 

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol has been updated on September 10, 2021.

New Faces/New Roles:

Emma Kelly

Emma Kelly
Primary East

Heidi Blevin

Heidi Benvin
YCC Southwest

 




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