Feb 1: FAST Opens, details here
Feb 2: CHiPA at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Feb 5: Sledding party, see below
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 14: Junior High only, no school
Feb 15: Junior High trip to Grand Rapids to see Hamilton, 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Feb 18: No School, Records Day
Feb 21: No School, Presidents Day
Feb 23: Parent Visiting Day for Primary only, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (one parent only)
Feb 23 - 25: Parent Visiting Days for Elementary only, please see email from your child’s guide for details
Mar 1: Re-enrollment deadline for 2022-23 school year
Mar 1: Summer program registration opens for alumni
Mar 2: CHiPA at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Mar 4: Deadline to sign up for Spring Break childcare
Mar 10 & 11: Parent-Teacher Conferences, sign up coming soon
Mar 11: No School, conferences
Mar 15 - 19: 6th Year Montessori Model United Nations trip to New York City
Mar 28 - Apr 1: Spring Break, sign up for childcare by Mar 4
In The Know:
New! Bright Futures Fund & Celebration
Our Bright Futures Fund supports our school - the people and the physical space - now and well into the future. This year, the goal is to raise $175,000 by April 22. As of today, 58 families have given $41,500. Thank you! You can help us meet this goal by making a gift or pledge now and then joining us to celebrate!
Save the date for our Bright Futures Celebration on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
The steering committee is working hard on event details - stay tuned! With your support, the future is bright! Make your gift today
Time to Order Lunch
February Lunch Menu is now available, view menu here. Junior High families, don't forget to sign up for pizza Mondays!
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.
For the most up-to-date information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars 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 1/28/2022:
1 Students COVID positive
1 Staff COVID positive
5 Students or staff quarantined due to exposure
Here is the link to order tests for your household: https://special.usps.com/testkits
TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol was last updated on January 12.
Points of Interest:
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