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The Compass 12-06-2019


Dec 6: TCH Organics Grand Opening, 2:30 pm in the Barn, details here
Dec 9:  Gala Meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 11:  Levi Britton performance, 10:30 am in the barn
Dec 13:  Kindergarten Field trip to Hawthorne Cottage at the Pavilions, 12:45-2:30, details here
Dec 11:  Mom's Holiday Party, 6:00-9:00 pm, see below
Dec 20:  All School Community Sing, 3:00 pm, campus closes immediately after, no Friend's Club
Dec 23-Jan 3: 
Winter Break, campus closed
Jan 6: 
School resumes
Jan 6:  BATA bus service to/from TCH begins, see below

Looking Ahead:

Jan 8:  CHiPA meeting, 8:30 am
Jan 8:  Swimming lessons for Sandra's class, bus leaves at 8:30 am
Jan 10:  Swimming lessons for Nadine's class, bus leaves at 8:30 am
Jan 13:  Gala Meeting, 8:30 am
Jan 14:  Junior High Open House, 5:45 pm
Jan 15:  Swimming lessons for Sandra's class, bus leaves at 8:30 am
Jan 17:  Swimming lessons for Nadine's class, bus leaves at 8:30 am
Jan 20:  Martin Luther King Day - campus closed
Jan 21-22:  Junior High trip to Grand Rapids
Jan 22:  Junior High Human Growth and Development Parent Meeting, 4:00-5:15
Jan 22:  Swimming lessons for Sandra’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Jan 24:  Swimming lessons for Nadine’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Jan 29: Swimming lessons for Sandra’s class,bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Jan 31: Swimming lessons for Nadine’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb 5: Swimming lessons for Sandra’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb. 5:  CHiPA, 8:30-9:30
Feb 7:  Swimming lessons for Nadine’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb 8:  School Carnival, 3:00-5:00

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

Robotics Club:
TCH received grant funding and support from the Karen Circle to participate in a Robotics program that involves children (3rd - 8th grade) in building and competing with robots as a team. Coaches needed. Details here

TCH Sports Teams: Details here
Girls 4th and 5th Grade Basketball
Boys 6th - 8th Grade Basketball
Boys 4th and 5th Grade Basketball (Coach needed)

Opportunities in the Community: Details here
Vasa Ski Club: 6th - 8th Grade Nordic Flyers XC Ski 

Points of Interest:

The Children's House Blog
The Work Cycle, By Michele Shane
The Montessori work cycle happens in every prepared environment at The Children’s House. Depending on the age group, the work cycle can last from two to three hours ... more...

Other Notes:

Thank you for shopping!
On November 9, many of our families shopped downtown and supported our book fair at Horizon Books. Because of your shopping and the generosity of Horizon Books and the Downtown TC Association, we received $2,777!

Mom’s Holiday Party: Dec 11, 6 - 9 pm
TCH moms are invited to our annual Mom’s Holiday Party graciously hosted by Carrine Pomaranski. RSVP by completing this simple form or by calling the front desk at 929-9325 by Dec 9. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!

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BATA Bus Information for Parents: Bus begins January 6th
Exciting News! The Children’s House is happy to partner with BATA to provide bus service to and from Hall Street and TCH, M-F.

  • In order for your child to ride BATA in the afternoon, you must complete the weekly permission form; your child will not be allowed to board the bus if this form is not filled out. Instead, they will be placed in friends’ club. 
  • 7:45AM Departure from Hall Street Station
  • 3:30PM Departure from TCH, arriving Hall St. at 3:45
  • As with any public transportation, children of any age are permitted to ride the bus at the parent’s discretion. TCH holds no responsibility or claims any supervision once your child boards the bus.
  • The bus that you ride from Hall Street is called “Link”, it’s the blue bus
  • Cost is $1.50/ each way. Punch cards are available and make a great stocking stuffer! Follow this link to purchase

Snow Day Lunch Policy Change
Lunches listed on the menu on days that become snow days will be substituted for the menu item on the first day back following the snow day. If this doesn't align with your child’s dietary needs or preferences, you have until noon on the snow day to modify your order. Exception: If the snow day is on Friday, pizza will still be served on Monday as usual.

 Inclement Weather Information

Sing up with RemindTCH Administration determines school delays and closings with the assistance of local law enforcement officer Tom Flitton, and TCH outdoor services provider, Chris Danbrook. Parents will receive an email by 7:00 a.m. (or earlier if possible) notifying them of the delay or closure. The information will also be posted on the school’s website at 7:00 a.m. Please note that TCH will not automatically follow the closure policies of TCAPS and NMC as it has in the past.

In addition to an email alerting you about school closings and delays, we will be adding notifications via Remind. Simply download the remind app to your mobile device and set up an account. Then, Text @hg6c3f2 to the number 81010. You will receive a welcome text from Remind. If you have any trouble with 81010, you can try texting @hg6c3f2 to (231) 638-5530. The class is titled TCH Parent Community. If you have questions about the Remind app, let us know and we will do our best to help you.  If you signed up last year for these notifications, you do not need to re-register.

"Something I Noticed"

Each week you will see a short example of something kind that one of us observed or experienced. This gives you a peak into the wonderful interactions our faculty and staff have with your children, and each other, everyday!

 “The toddlers had so much fun on the obstacle course in the gym. Thank you Steve for setting it up!” – Toddler Staff

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The Week in Photos:

Created on Friday, December 6, 2019