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Compass 5-20-2022

New Message from Michele:

Calendar:

May 26: Kindergarten field trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes
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
New! May 31: Nadine’s class picture retake
June 1: Agnes’s class picture
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 at 5 p.m. and 6th year students at 6:30 p.m.
June 8: Graduation, 6 p.m.
June 10: Dance of the Cosmos, 11 a.m., campus closes after the event

Looking Ahead:

June 20: Summer program begins

In The Know:

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.  Please share this updated webpage with your child’s grandparents: https://www.traversechildrenshouse.org/events.asp. For families of Junior High students, we’ve suggested a couple of options for how best to visit both campuses. This special day requires lots of parent volunteers and donated food items. Please sign up here to help out.

New! Alison Breithaupt selected for the Roots in Education grant
We're thrilled to announce that Alison Breithaupt, has been selected as one of the 25 Roots in Education grant recipients and will receive a $1,000 grant! Each year, LMCU's Roots in Education program awards twenty-five (25) $1,000 grants to teachers across Michigan and Florida who embody a specific word. This year's word is empowering. The winning teachers go above and beyond to empower their students, such as encouraging students to make their own decisions, equipping them to take ownership of their education, or building their self-confidence and self-expression. This year we received 415 nominations and their empowering work stood out!

Extracurriculars

Sports
Track, soccer, and basketball seasons are in full swing! For more information on spring sports and clubs, visit our extracurriculars page here.

COVID-19 status at The Children's House as of 5/20/2022

3 Students COVID positive

0 Staff COVID positive

1 Students or staff quarantined due to exposure 

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to the TCH protocol was last updated on  March,19 2022.

TCH Blog:

The Language of Encouragement
by Allie Bukowski
We often hear the terms “praise” and “encouragement” in a wide variety of school settings. Praise is typically defined as expressing approval or admiration whereas encouragement is a more supportive action Continue Reading...

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.

Amazon Smile -  You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Compass back-issues

The Week in Photos:

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Created on Thursday, May 19, 2022