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The Compass 08/30/2019


Sept  3:  Student Orientation Day - see the NEW schedule (there will be carline for each dropoff & pickup time)
Sept 3: Tears and Cheers, see below
Sept 3:  Kindergarten tile party field trip, info here
Sept  4: Full schedule begins, including lunch for Primary, Elementary & Jr. High
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
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

Looking Ahead:

Oct 2:  CHiPA meeting, 8:30 am
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 14:  School picture day
Oct 15-17: Jr. High Detroit trip
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:

Contact Julie Boss, TCH parent and Extracurricular Athletic Coordinator at (248) 535-1713 or at boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com with questions, comments or ideas.

More information can be found on our extracurricular page

  • Girls 2nd-3rd Grade Basketball: Season is September 19th thru October 23rd with practices at TCH and games on Mondays and Wednesdays after 5:00pm.  Registration ends on September 4th and cost is 52.00 dollars. Register on the LEAP website and select the out of district option. 

    We NEED a coach for a TCH team to happen. If you can coach or help out in any way, please contact Julie Boss as soon as possible.
  • Girls and Boys 3rd-6th Grade Cross Country: The season starts September 4th until October 24th and meets are on Thursdays. Practices will be after school on Mondays and Wednesdays at Silver Lake Park from 3:40-5:00. Cost is 25 dollars. Please let Julie Boss know if your son or daughter is interested by August 30th. You can email her (boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com) or text (248-535-1713). Julie Boss is coaching Cross Country, but does need help (she is also coaching the middle schoolers). If you can help at all (no running experience is needed), PLEASE let her know.
  • Girls and Boys Middle School Cross Country: The season starts September 4th until October 24th with meets mostly on Saturdays. Right now, we have 9/19, 9/28, 10/19 as meet dates (more info to come).  Practices will be after school on M, W, and Fridays from 3:40-5:00/5:15. We will be moving to different locations. Please let Julie Boss know if your son or daughter is interested by August 30th. Julie Boss is coaching Cross Country, but does need help (she is also coaching the elementary kids). If you can help at all (no running experience is needed), PLEASE let her know.

Other Notes:





Back to School Information
Everything you need to know to have a successful start to the school year. Check out our Back to School page in the Parent Portal to find school supply lists, required forms, ordering school lunch, and more! 

Back to School 

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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We look forward to seeing everyone next week. 

Created on Thursday, August 29, 2019