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The Compass 10-25-2019

Calendar:

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: Karen Circle Luncheon
Nov 8: Interlochen Performance of Matilda in gym for elementary, 10:30 am
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
Nov 18: School Pictures Retakes, 8:30-10:00
Nov 21: Dad’s Night at the Workshop, 6:00-8:00 pm, see below
Nov 22:  Ski Club at Crystal Mountain, registration deadline, see below

Looking Ahead:

Nov 26: Classroom Harvest Feasts
Nov 27-Nov 29: 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 on sports, clubs, and after school programs can be found on our extracurricular page

Clubs:
Robotics Club Parent Meeting at TCH

October 29 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a parent meeting to learn about and discuss a robotics club. This is for parents of 3rd- 8th grade students 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.

Ski Club at Crystal Mountain: Fridays and Sundays, January - March, 2020
Deadline to register is November 22, 2019
Crystal Mountain offers area schools an affordable program for families to learn to ski (alpine or nordic) and snowboard. To participate, please email Mary Schiller luvmytcboyz@gmail.com, TCH Parent and Ski Club coordinator, for registration forms and to organize carpools.

TCH Sports Teams:
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

New Faces/New Roles:

Jennifer Patanella

Jennifer
Patanella
Nido

Heidi Blevin

Heidi
Blevin
YCC Southwest

Therese Grabowski

Therese
Grabowski
Primary Nap
Primary Friend's Club

Points of Interest:

The Children's House Blog
Four Calling Birds, By Britny Tollstam
That year, I was given the chance to do something I had longed for many times. In September of 2007, I took charge of the Nido program at The Children’s House, more...

Other Notes:

Parent Teacher Conferences Oct 28-Nov1
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.

Dad’s Night at The Workshop: Nov 21, 6 - 8 p.m.
Pete Kirkwood, Dan Besselsen, and Ryan Sullivan invite fellow TCH dads to get to know each other and kick off the Annual Raffle—$25,000 Grand Prize—on Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Workshop. Food and the first round of beer provided. Click here to get on the guest list.

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Created on Thursday, October 24, 2019