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The Compass 09-06-2019


Sept. 9: Jr. High Glen Haven and Inland Seas field trip
Sept 9:  Megan's class picnic, 5:30-7:00 at Silver Lake Park
Sept. 10: Jr. High Boardman River paddle field trip
Sept 10:  Melissa's class picnic,  5:00-7:00 at TCH
Sept 11:  CHiPA meeting, 8:30 am, see below
Sept 11:  Nadine's class picnic, 5:00-6:30 at Silver Lake Park
Sept 11-13:  Jr. High Beaver Island CMU Research Station field trip
Sept 12:  Sandra's class picnic, 5:30-7:00 at Silver Lake Park
Sept 13: Lower Elementary Leelanau Outdoor Center field trip
Sept 13:  Amy's class picnic, 5:00-7:00 at F & M Park
Sept 15:  Jamie's class picnic, 12:00-2:00 at Silver Lake Park
Sept 16: Family Bike Ride with Norte, 5 - 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, sign up here
Sept 16: Gala meeting, 8:30 am, see below
Sept 17:  YCC class picnic, 5:00-7:00 Silver Lake Park
Sept 18:  Britny's class picnic, 5:00 at The Little Fleet
Sept 19:  Alison's class picnic, 5:00-7:00 F & M Park
Sept 22:  Junior High class picnic, 5:00-6:30 at the Timbers
Sept 23:  Spirit Wear order deadline, see below
Sept 23:  Karin's class picnic, 5:30-7:30 at Silver Lake Park
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, 12:00-2:30 pm, see below

Looking Ahead:

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
Oct 31: Pumpkin Fun Day (Primary and LE)
Nov 1: Daffodil day
Nov 6: CHiPA 8:30-9:30
Nov 7: Karen Circle Luncheon
Nov 9: Horizon Book Day / Shop Your Community

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: September 19 through October 23
    Practices: at TCH on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45
    Games: Mondays and Wednesdays after 5:00 p.m.
    Registration: Register on the LEAP website and select the “out of district” option
    Cost: $52.

  • Girls and Boys 3rd-6th Grade Cross Country:
    Season: September 4 through October 24
    Practices: September 4, at school from 3:30 to 4:45. Practices will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at Silver Lake Park from 3:40 to 5:00 through October 24.
    Meets: Thursdays at various schools
    Registration: Let Julie Boss know if your child is interested by September 11: boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or text 248-535-1713.
    Cost: $25
    Note: 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:
    Season: September 4 through October 24
    Practices: Practices will be after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:40-5:00/5:15. We will be moving to different locations.
    Meets: Mostly on Saturdays. Confirmed meet dates are 9/19, 9/28, 10/19, more info to come
    Registration: Let Julie Boss know if your child is interested by September 11: boss.julie4boys@yahoo.com or text 248-535-1713.
    Cost: $25
    Note: Julie Boss is coaching Cross Country, but does need help (she is also coaching the elementary students). If you can help at all (no running experience is needed), PLEASE let her know.

Points of Interest: 

The Children's House Blog
Grace and Courtesy, By Michele Shane
The first days of a new school year usher the children in with the promise of extraordinary potential. As they settle back into the routine of classroom life with one another, the guides take great care to establish a positive tone, respect, and care. Grace and courtesy lessons are … read more

Other Notes:





Congratulations to Jason Pauly! 
He won the drawing for free school lunches for the year.

Spirit Wear: online order deadline is September 23
What better way to show your school spirit than to wear it! Simply browse our online catalog and place your order with Threads. When your order is ready (about three weeks after the deadline), we will send it home with your child.

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

21st Year - Fall Harvest Festival Celebration!!
On Sunday, October 6th from 12pm-2:30 pm we will be having a wonderful TCH community event on our beautiful campus! The feast and festival are planned by our own Children's House students, but we need YOU also! Please help by either volunteering at the festival (face painting, craft monitoring, set-up, etc.) or donating pumpkins for the children to decorate and take home. We need your help!! Please contact Carrine Pomaranski (cmmpomaranski@gmail.com or 248-921-0985) to sign up.

Also, please RSVP for the event via email to learn@traversechildrenshouse.org or call 231-929-9325 by, Monday, September 30th at 5pm. We need to know how many people are coming so we can prepare the proper amount of food. Donations will be accepted at the door.

We are looking forward to celebrating fall with you!
Carrine Pomaranski, TCH parent volunteer

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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