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The Compass 12-20-2019


Dec 20:  All School Community Sing, 3:00 pm (new time this year), 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
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, 5:30 pm, RSVP here
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 17:  Kindergarten Field Trip to the Boardman River Nature Center, 12:00-2:30, info here
Jan 20:  Martin Luther King Day - campus closed

Looking Ahead:

Jan 21:  Mid-Year Parent Orientation at 4:00
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 23:   Lower Elementary at TCH Parent Meeting at 4:00
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 29:  The Kindergarten Year at TCH Parent Meeting at 4:00
Jan 31: Swimming lessons for Nadine’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb 1:  Tuition assistance application process opens
Feb 5: Swimming lessons for Sandra’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb. 5:  CHiPA, 8:30-9:30
Feb 6:   Upper Elementary at TCH Parent Meeting at 4:00
Feb 7:  Swimming lessons for Nadine’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb 8:  School Carnival, 3:00-5:00
Feb 10: Gala Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb. 10:  Swimming lessons for Nadine’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb 12:  Swimming lessons for Sandra’s class, bus leaves TCH at 8:30
Feb 14:  Campus Closed - Faculty and staff records day
Feb 17:  Campus Closed - Presidents Day
Feb 19:  Presidents Day Assembly, 10:30 am
Feb 20:  Parent Visiting Day for Primary, Elementary and Junior High, 8:30-9:30 am

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
Boys 4th and 5th Grade Basketball

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

New Faces/New Roles:

Martin Miklos

Martin Miklos
Office Manager

Points of Interest:

The Children's House Blog
Digital Technology is Here to Stay, by Steve Maas
Over the years, we have hosted several discussions on the topic of child development and digital technology. I continue to be interested in the topic and have recently read books by... more

Other Notes:

 Coffee Update - from the 6th year students
We will be distributing  three weeks of coffee orders on Friday, December 20. We are also going to be selling single bags of coffee at the Sing Along. If your child will not be at school that day to receive the coffee, please email us at tchsixthgrade@gmail.com to let us know. Thank you and have a happy holiday!

Student Council Announcement
We are going to have a bake sale to raise funds for a scoreboard for the gym.  Before and after the Holiday Sing Along, we will have baked goods for cash sale by donation.   

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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. 
  • 7:30AM 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

 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!

 “I am so grateful that problem solving here at TCH includes listening, patience and respect.”

Compass back-issues

The Week in Photos:

Created on Friday, December 20, 2019