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The Compass 08-16-2019

Calendar:

Aug 19-22: (Note date correction) Lower El - Summer Celebration Week/ Amalia Fernand, Upper El - Excursions
Aug  22:  Summer Program Primary Bike Parade, 10:30, followed by Elementary Family Picnic, 11:30-12:30
Aug 23-Sept 2 - Campus Closed
Aug  27:  New TCH Parent Social at The Little Fleet, 6:00-8:00 pm
Sept  3:  Student Orientation Day: info here
Sept 3: Tears and Cheers, see below
Sept 3:  Kindergarten tile party field trip, info here
Sept  4: Full schedule begins
Sept 5:  Back to School mandatory parent meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm
Sept. 9: Jr. High Glen Haven and Inland Seas field trip
Sept. 10: Jr. High Boardman River paddle field trip
Sept 11:  CHiPA meeting, 8:30 am, see below
Sept 11-13:  Jr. High Beaver Island CMU Research Station field trip
Sept 13: Lower Elementary Leelanau Outdoor Center field trip

Looking Ahead:

Sept 16: Family Bike Ride with Norte, 5 - 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, see below
Sept 16: Gala meeting, 8:30 am, see below
Oct 15-17: Jr. High Detroit trip
Oct 4: 4th year students trip to Inland Seas (Suttons Bay), 8:00-1:15
Oct 4: 5th year students trip to Discovery Pier, 9:15-11:45 am
Oct 6: Fall Harvest Festival, 12:00-3:00 pm
Oct 16: Parent Visiting Day (Primary, Lower Elem, Upper Elem, Junior High), 8:30-9:30 am
Oct 18: Campus closed for staff in-service
Oct 28-Nov 1: Parent teacher conferences

Extracurricular Activities:

Drama Kids
Beginning Oct. 2, Drama Kids classes will be offered after school at TCH for children grades 4-6.  More information can be found on our extracurricular page.

Other Notes:

 

 

 

 

See our checklist of everything you need to know to have a successful start to the new school year!

Back to School Checklist 

Tears & Cheers: Sept. 3 between 8:30 and 11 a.m. 
This informal gathering in the community room during the first day of school is a great way to connect and reconnect with parents. Drop in for coffee and treats to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Tears and cheers are welcome! 

Children’s House Parent Association (CHiPA) meeting: Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m.
CHiPA welcomes all parents to be involved in the life of our school. While room parents are the core members of CHiPA, all parents are invited to participate by attending meetings, volunteering at school events, and being an ambassador for our school in the greater community.  Meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be at 8:30 a.m. in the community room on:  Sep 11, Oct 3, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5, March 4, April 8,  and May 6.

2020 Gala meeting: Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Save the Date: April 24, 2020
Planning has begun for this year’s “party of the year”! To help raise over $100,000 for our school, please plan to attend this meeting. While much of the heavy lifting is done by just a few volunteer parents, you can help distribute the weight of the work by stepping up! Monthly meetings take place in the community room. 

Family Bike Ride with Norte: Sept. 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. 
Join us for a fun school-wide family social event. Bring bikes, scooters, balance bikes, and helmets and meet at Norte’s “Wheelhouse” at the Civic Center. Then at 5:30 p.m. Steve Maas, TCH Physical Education Specialist, and Patrick Cotant, TCH parent, will lead rides around the Civic Center and beyond. Let us know if we should expect you by filling out this simple form

Pest Management
As part of the Montessori Children's House pest management system, it may be necessary to occasionally apply a pesticide. You have the right to be informed prior to any pesticide application made to the school grounds and buildings. Advance notice of applications will be posted at the entrance to the school and posted on the school's web site. You are also entitled to receive notification by first-class mail three days prior to the application. Please use this link for more information about this process.

Contact Colleen Christensen at 929-9325 for more information.

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