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Compass 2-4-22

Calendar:

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

New! Feb 25: Coffee and Connect! See details below

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 
Mar 4: Deadline to sign up for Spring Break childcare

Looking Ahead:

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! TCH / BFF Yeti Rambler
Show your Children’s House pride and your support for our Bright Futures Fund with this custom 20 oz Yeti Rambler! (See photos below.) Limited quantity. $40 (includes tax). Buy yours today at the front desk with cash or check. Or email Renee to charge to your account (this option is only available to families who have EFT already set up).  

New! Coffee and Connect, Friday, Feb. 25 from 8:20 - 9:30 a.m. 
After you go through carline and park, join us for coffee in the front courtyard. It’s been a while since we’ve connected as parents - we hope you’ll have a few minutes to stop by and catch up! Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring your own mug. (Our new TCH / BFF Yeti Rambler will also be for sale!) 

New! Kids for Kindness: TC Paws for a Cause
We are doing a bake sale and all of the donations will be given to the Cherryland Humane Society. You may shop the bake sale to support our cause at 12:30 and 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14. We accept cash and checks. We will be in the front courtyard. - Gwennie, Ava, and Natalie

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, 60 donors have given $43,750. Thank you!  You can help us meet this goal by 
making a gift or pledge now and then joining us to celebrate! 

Bright Futures Fund sunburst iconSave 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

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 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 2/4/2022

0 Students COVID positive

0 Staff COVID positive

0 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:

From Concrete to Abstract
by Sandra Besselsen
Walking into a Montessori elementary classroom, you will more than likely find a group of children moving beads from tubes to a set of boards, as well as transferring these colorful more...

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 Wednesday, January 26, 2022