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Compass 1-7-22

Calendar:

Jan 11: Montessori 101 / Mid-Year New Parent Orientation, details here
Jan 17: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 17: Kids for Kindness Helping to End Homelessness, see below

Jan 20: Montessori Up Close: The Elementary Years, details here
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, see below

Looking Ahead:

Feb 6 - 11: Junior High Civil War History Trip to Atlanta, GA
Feb 9 - Mar 1: Re-enrollment period for 2022-23 school year opens
Feb 9 - Mar 1: Summer program registration for current families opens
Feb 18: No School, Records Day
Feb 21: No School, Presidents Day
Mar 1: Re-enrollment deadline for 2022-23 school year
Mar 2: CHiPA at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Mar 2: Summer program registration opens for alumni 

In The Know:

New! Kids for Kindness: Helping to End Homelessness
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’d like to do another drive. We are hoping you can help. You can help by donating essential items now through January 14. Families, including children, are invited to volunteer on January 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the gym to assemble as many baskets as we can. This directly supports the work of the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness. "When you’re starting with nothing, a basket full of essential items can make a new place feel like home and support long-term housing stability. Thanks for your help in welcoming our neighbors home." Thank you, Gwennie Goodreau and Ava Hagerty.

Click here to help end homelessness!

New! Sledding Party
February 5 at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Join us on February 5 for a fun morning of sledding at Twin Lakes Park. Because the sledding hill is small, we are inviting our youngest children (Nido, YCC, and Primary) to arrive at 10 a.m. Families with Elementary and Junior High students are invited to arrive at 11 a.m. to provide some overlap with our entire school community while allowing our youngest children a safe time to sled first. Warm up by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate. (As part of our Green School initiative, please bring your own mug!)

Please click here to sign up! What to bring: a sled, a mug, and a mask to use the indoor bathrooms. 

Extracurriculars
For the most up to date information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extra curriculars page here.

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 1/7/2022

4 Students COVID positive

1 Staff COVID positive

28 Students or staff quarantined due to exposure 

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol was last updated on January 7, 2021.

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, January 7, 2022