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Compass 12-17-21

New Message from Michele:

Calendar:

Dec 20 - 31: Winter Break
Jan 3: School Resumes
Jan 5: CHiPA at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Jan 5: Swim Program for Sandra’s Class begins
Jan 7: Swim Program for Nadine’s Class begins
Jan 11: Montessori 101 / Mid-Year New Parent Orientation, details here
Jan 17: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 20: Montessori Up Close: The Elementary Years, details here

Looking Ahead:

Jan 25: Junior High Open House, details here
Jan 26: Montessori Up Close: The Kindergarten Year, details here
Feb 1: FAST Opens, details here
Feb 2: CHiPA at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Feb 5: Sledding party, details to come
Feb 6 - 11: Junior High Civil War History Trip to Atlanta, GA
Feb 9 - Mar 1: Re-enrollment period for 2022-23 school year
Feb 9 - Mar 1: Summer program registration for current families
Feb 18: No School, Records Day
Feb 21: No School, Presidents Day

In The Know:

New! Nido and YCC Lunches
Second semester lunch is now available on Boonli. Please order prior to January 3. 

New! Time to Order Lunch
January Lunch Menu is now available, view menu here.

New! Second Semester Theater for 3rd-8th year students led by Jaime Janiszewski 
Based on the popularity and success of our fall Theater Club, we are excited to announce that this spring, Theater Club will perform A Tree Called Aesop.  Rehearsals will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm - 5:30pm starting Jan. 11, and will require your child to be signed up for friend's club. Theater Club this term is open to 3rd-8th years and we have to cap the number at 15.

 A Tree Called Aesop is a 45-minute play featuring ten fables told individually yet strung together through narration. There are 60 roles so everyone will play more than one role. For this reason, it is important that all participants are committed and able to attend the majority of rehearsals and the performance.

Please respond to Kim Gallagher, kim@traversechildrenshouse.org, by Jan 5th if your child would like to participate. 

P.S. If your child is more interested in behind-the-scenes work like sets, costumes, props, etc.,there will be some opportunities to participate in those things as we get closer to the performance. 

Spirit Wear Swap
Because everyone loves Spirit Fridays and children grow fast, a group of parents have set up a Spirit Wear Swap in the coat room adjacent to the front desk. Leave an item your child has outgrown and take something that fits! Stop by anytime. (And while you’re here, be sure to check the Lost and Found for items your child could be missing.)  

COVID-19 status at The Children's House as of 12/17/2021

1 Student COVID positive

0 Staff COVID positive

1 Student or staff quarantined due to exposure 

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol was last updated on December 6, 2021.

COVID Vaccines are also available at the Benzie/Leelanau Health Department for any Michigander, you do not have to be a resident of those counties and appointments are readily available.

Points of Interest:

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Quick Links:

Inclement Weather Policy: visit our Policies and Procedures webpage.

Vaccine Appointments and Information: Grand Traverse Health Department and the Benzie Leelanau Health Department

Sharing our Gratitude: Gratitude Padlet.

Parent Business Directory: Visit our directory of TCH family-owned businesses.

Facebook Community Page:  Share ideas, swap/sell items, and connect with other families.

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Created on Friday, December 17, 2021