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Apr 12: No Friends Club; ISACS All Staff Focus Group at 3:45 p.m.
Apr 14: Career Tech Center visit for 8th-year students at 10 a.m.
Apr 14: Theater Club performance: A Tree Called Aesop at 6 p.m., see below
Apr 19: Elementary and Junior High Talent Show, 10 a.m.
Apr 22: Bright Futures Celebration, 6 - 9 p.m., see below
Apr 23: CHiPA TART Trail Clean Up, 10 a.m., sign up below
Apr 24 - 30: Junior High Industrial Revolution Trip to Philadelphia
Apr 29: Coffee & Connect, 8 - 9 a.m.
May 2: May Day Celebration
May 4: CHiPA meeting, 9 a.m. via Zoom
May 20: Grounds Work Bee, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., see below
May 27: Grandparents Day, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., school closes at 11:30, see below
May 30: No School, Memorial Day
May 31 - June 3: Junior High Backpacking Trip
June 1 - 3: Upper El camping trip
June 1 - 3: 3rd Year trip to Leelanau Outdoor Center
June 2 - 3: 1st and 2nd Years trip to Leelanau Outdoor Center
June 7: Moving Up Ceremonies, Kindergarten and 6th year students
June 8: Graduation
In The Know:
NEW! Grandparents Day, May 27
Mark your calendars! On May 27, we will be hosting our 18th annual Grandparents and Special Friends of that Generation Day. If you would like to have your child's grandparents or special friends invited to attend, login to Family Access in the parent portal to update your family info. Click on the grandparents tab to update names and addresses. Be sure to check the box that indicates that you would like them to be invited to Grandparent’s Day. We will not send an invitation if this box is not checked. Invitations will be mailed in early May, so please complete this information by April 25. If you have questions, please contact Marty Miklos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Invitation to support Ukrainian children and families, April 13
Steve Baumgartner, TCH grandparent, is inviting you to come to the Opera House on April 13 at 5:45 for a reception before the 6:30 presentation about how area agencies are gearing up to support 300-1000 Ukrainian refugees in Grand Traverse County. Questions can be directed to Steve Baumgartner, 215-206-0922. See event details here.
A Tree Called Aesop performance, April 14 at 6 p.m.
We are excited to announce that our after-school Theater Club will perform A Tree Called Aesop. This 45-minute play features ten fables told individually yet strung together through narration. There are 60 roles so everyone plays multiple roles. The show will take place in the gym and is open to parents and students! Playbill artwork created by 3rd-year student, Chandler Feeley.
CHiPA TART Trail Clean Up, April 23 at 10 a.m.
All families are invited to join CHiPA on Saturday, April 23 to do some spring cleaning along the Boardman Lake trail. Meet at the gazebo at Hull Park (behind the library on Woodmere) at 10 a.m. We will be picking up trash along the east side of the lake. Bring water and wear gloves and your Children’s House spirit wear. Sign up to let us know you will be there!
Grounds Work Bee, May 20, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Many hands make light work! You can help keep our campus beautiful by signing up now and showing up on May 20. We need help with the following: remove vines, add limbs and logs to the playground, spread wood chips, plant, and transplant trees, remove autumn olive and mulberry, and more!
Bright Futures Celebration Presented by High Street Insurance Partners, April 22 at 6 p.m.
In just two short weeks from today, we will be together at the party we’ve all been waiting for. Join us Friday, April 22 at the Cathedral Barn to celebrate our school community, our children, and our bright future! Help us reach our $175,000 goal before the celebration – make a gift today. To attend the event, make your reservation online.
Presenting: High Street Insurance Partners
Gold: Bay Area Urology, Rehmann
Silver: Brady’s Bar, Suzanne and Jason Allen, Cass Street Ear, Nose & Throat, Nathan & Jennifer Smith, Koala Insulation, isee Communications, GR Auto Gallery of Traverse City
Bronze: BayWest Animal Clinic, Shugart Builders, Partners in Family Practice, Bonek Insurance Agency, Dharamsala TC, TBA Credit Union, Sustainable Landscapes, Thirlby Clinic, and Crystal Lake Health Center
It’s not too late to join this group of business sponsors!
For more information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars page here.
4th-6th Grade Track
Meets: 4/19-5/19 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at SEAS from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Practice: 4/4-4/18: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays: 3:30pm-5:00pm at TCH
4/25-5/19: Practice will only be on Mondays with meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $45.00 Dollars
Forms: Being passed out at school and are available at the front desk at the end of the week
7th-8th Grade Track
Through LEAP. The deadline to join is Friday, March 25th. Practice is dependent on which Middle School they choose to do track. Questions: contact Julie Boss at email@example.com.
Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer
Leelanau Soccer Club is providing another opportunity for our kids to play soccer! Boys and girls are separate teams and are determined by age. Players must have been born in or between 2010 to 2018 to participate in the 2021/2022 recreation season. If we have enough interest, we can put together a TCH team. For more information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars page here.
Boy’s 2nd-3rd Year Basketball
Elementary Boys Basketball is open to boys in 2nd - 5th year (this course offering is for 2nd & 3rd Years). The season begins on Monday, April 4th, 2022 and will run for approximately six weeks. Teams will practice 2-3 days a week and will begin competitions after the second week of practices. Teams will be formed at each elementary school that have enough participants registered to field a team and where a volunteer coach is available. 2nd and 3rd grade teams will be combined and divided equitably as possible. For more information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars page here.
Junior High Robotics
The Children's House Junior High Robotics Club will Participate in 2022 World Championship! Read more. For more information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars page here.
Upcoming Junior High Robotics Events:
May 3-12: VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, TX
COVID-19 status at The Children's House as of 4/8/2022:
1 Student COVID positive
1 Staff COVID positive
0 Students or staff quarantined due to exposure
TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol was last updated on March,19 2022.
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