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The Compass October 18, 2019


Oct 18: Campus closed for staff in-service
Oct 24: Grounds Work Bee, Noon to 4 pm, info below
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
Nov 6: CHiPA meeting 8:30 am
Nov 7: Interlochen Performance of Matilda in gym for elementary, 10:30 am
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 Daysign up to volunteer
Nov 9:  Shop Your Community Day
Nov 11:  Gala meeting, 8:30 am

Looking Ahead:

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.


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


  • 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:





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.

Grounds Work Bee, Oct 24, Noon to 4 pm
Join our staff and students as we prepare our campus for the winter months. Meet in the lobby for an assignment. Please bring shovels and rakes. If it rains, the work bee will happen on Friday, October 25. Thank you for your help! 

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 Wednesday 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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Created on Wednesday, October 16, 2019