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The Compass October 11, 2019

Calendar:

Oct 14:  School picture day
Oct 14:  Gala meeting, 8:30 am
Oct 14: Family Bike Ride, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, see below
Oct 15-17: Jr. High Detroit trip
Oct 15: Box Tops for Education deadline to submit clipped labels, see below
Oct 16: Parent Visiting Day (Primary, Lower Elem, Upper Elem), 8:30-9:30 am
Oct 18: Campus closed for staff in-service
Oct 24: The Art of: Montessori - Film and a panel discussion at Milliken Auditorium, 7:00-9:00 pm, info below
Oct 25:  Kindergarten field trip to the Botanic Gardens, 12:30, info here
Oct 28-Nov 1: Parent Teacher Conferences, see below
Oct 31: Pumpkin Fun Day (Primary and LE)
Nov 1: Daffodil Day, info below

Looking Ahead:

Nov 6: CHiPA meeting 8:30-9:30
Nov 7: Karen Circle Luncheon
Nov 8 : Upper Elementary NW field trip to the Dennos Museum, 1:00-2:45 pm
Nov 9: Horizon Book Day, sign up to volunteer
Nov 9:  Shop Your Community
Nov 11:  Gala meeting, 8:30 am
Nov 18: School Pictures Retakes, 8:30-10:00
Nov 21: Dad’s Night at the Workshop, 6:00-8:00 pm
Nov 26: Classroom Harvest Feasts
Nov 27-Dec 1: Thanksgiving Break, campus closed
Dec 4:  CHiPA meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 9:  Gala meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 11:  Mom's Holiday Party, 6:00-9:00 pm
Dec 20:  Seasonal Family Sing, 3:00 pm, campus closes immediately after, no Friend's Club
Dec 23-Jan 3:  Winter Break, campus closed

Extracurricular Activities:

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

Sports

Details for participating in these fall sports can be found on our extracurricular page

Clubs

  • Robotics Club Parent Meeting
    October 29th
    4:30 pm at TCH

    There will be a parent meeting to learn about and discuss a robotics club. This is for 3rd- 8th grade parents who think their child would be interested in joining this club. This is simply an informational meeting so no pressure to join the club if you attend the meeting.

TCH Sports Teams

  • Girls 2nd-3rd Grade Basketball:  Sept 19-Oct 23, game schedule here
  • Girls and Boys 3rd-6th Grade Cross Country: Sept 4-Oct 24
  • Girls and Boys Middle School Cross Country: Sept 4-Oct 24
  • Girls 4th-5th Grade Basketball: Oct 28-Dec 12

LEAP Sports

  • Boys 6th-8th Grade Basketball:  Oct 21-Dec 18
  • Girls and Boys 4th-8th Grade Fencing:  Oct 28-Dec 2

Points of Interest: 

The Children's House Blog
Self Directed Play, By Steve Maas
Maria Montessori said, “Play is the work of the child.” One of my favorite topics is play. I define play as: activity for enjoyment or recreation rather than for serious or practical purpose, it is self directed. Play helps our children … read more.

Other Notes:

 

 

 

 

Fall Harvest Festival Thank You & Recipes!
We had record attendance at the Fall Harvest Festival - 326 parents and children enjoyed delicious food, fun activities, community, and beautiful weather. Special thanks to all of the children who participated on a committee to plan the event, the many parents and children who volunteered, and Carrine Pomaranski and Jaime Janiszewski for chairing the event. Since many people asked for the recipes, we asked Brenda Lijewski, Kitchen Director, to share them: Golden Beets, Beet Salad, and Kale Salad

Family Bike Ride with Norte: Oct 14 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
We had so much fun at the ride in September that we are doing it again. Bring bikes, scooters, balance bikes, and helmets and meet at Norte’s Club House near the playground at the Civic Center. Sign up today

6th Grade Business - TCH Coffee Co.
We are the sixth year students from The Children’s House. We are raising money in order to attend the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York City.  Information about our business and how to place an order can be found here.  Thank you for your purchase!

Box Tops for EducationBox Tops for Education: Labels due Oct 15
Turn in your Box Tops labels to your child's classroom or the front desk by October 15. This is the final date to submit clipped labels. Box Tops for Education is changing their process with an app that scans receipts - no more clipping labels! Download the app to your phone today and start earning easy money for The Children's House. Learn how your family can contribute to The Children’s House through the items and groceries you already purchase at Oleson’s and Amazon. 

Parent Visiting Day - October 16th, 8:30-9:30 am
Primary and Elementary Parent Visiting Day is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the great work that your child is doing at school. Drop your child off in carline as usual, then park and head to the classroom. There you will have an hour to see some of the work your child does during his/her days here.

The Art Of: Montessori
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Art of MontessoriWant to dive deeper into what your child’s life is like at school? Want to know more about the main concepts of Montessori? Join us at the Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium for a free screening of the documentary film Let the Child Be the GuideFollowing the film, we are hosting a panel discussion with Michele Shane, Head of School, The Children’s House; Cheryl Bloomquist, Instructor, NMC Early Childhood Education Program; and Lisa Thauvette, Trainer, Consultant and Owner, Tilt Think. Learn more.

Parent Teacher Conferences, Oct 28-Nov 1
Sign-ups for parent teacher conferences are now underway. Click here to view the options for conference times and to sign up - be sure to select the correct teacher at the top of the page. Complimentary childcare is provided for enrolled students during Thursday night conferences. Please contact your child’s teacher or the front desk with any questions at 929-9325.

Daffodil Day - Nov.1
Daffodil Day occurs every November when we plant bulbs in memory of former parent Dr. Karen Gilhooly and former students Sierra Fetterolf, Anna Maas and Rowan Sanford. Parents are welcome to stop by during the day to plant a bulb.

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The Week in Pictures:

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Created on Wednesday, October 9, 2019