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The Compass 04-17-2020

New Message from Michele:

Looking Ahead:

Apr 24:  Raffle Drawing, see below
May 9:  School Year 2020-21  signed Tuition Agreements due
June  11:  Summer Camp Open House, 1:00-2:00
June 15:  Children’s House Summer Adventure begins

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

Points of Interest:

The Children's House Blog
A Space to Grow Food for the Community
By Jamie Schaub
Right now we have over 1,500 plants started in the greenhouse that will grow to provide produce to local food pantries.  Since 2017 I have spent my summers helping manage Poesis Farm more...

Other Notes:

Summer 2020
It is with great hope and excitement that we look forward to our summer program starting June 15. We are following the guidance of public health and government officials with regard to our COVID-19 response. We will keep you updated if there are changes to the summer 2020 schedule and you will not be charged for any weeks that our summer program does not operate because of COVID-19. Contact Kim Gallagher with questions.

Annual Gala Twilight in the Tropics
Twilight in the Tropics will be postponed until April 2021. Stay tuned for information about our online silent auction.

Annual Raffle
Because we usually sell many raffle tickets the night of the gala, we need your help to sell them now - please ask grandparents, neighbors, and colleagues. Right now, the odds of winning are VERY good! The raffle will still be drawn on April 24 at 7 p.m. – tune into our Facebook page to watch the drawing live. Tickets are $100 or 3 for $250. Grand prize is a 50/50 cash prize, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is an Apple Watch. If you need more tickets, send an email to Renee. Raffle license #R55811. Mail ticket stubs and payment to: The Children’s House, 5363 N. Long Lake Rd., Traverse City, MI.

Parent Business Directory
Did you know there is a directory of TCH family-owned businesses in the Parent Portal? If you own a business and are not listed, please let us know by completing this Google form. The harsh economic impact of COVID-19 is just starting to be realized. Please support TCH family-owned businesses. 

TCH Facebook Community
In an effort to connect our school community even more, a private Facebook group, The Children’s House Community has been created. Please join to share ideas and swap items. The Children's House is a certified Green School. Having a way to give extra life to items your children outgrow helps support this initiative. You may post items that you need, want to sell, trade, or give-away. Please invite other TCH parents. 

Amazon Smile -  You Shop. Amazon Gives.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Children's House. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon. Same products, same prices, same service. Support The Children's House by always starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. 

Start here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2536891

You can now support The Children's House Montessori School of Traverse City in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device (not yet available for iOS). Learn how: 
https://smile.amazon.com/bnode=15576745011&ref_=pe_732550_434054570

If you find yourself accidentally placing orders on Amazon instead of smile.amazon.com, this Chrome extension will help: https://nevernotsmile.org/

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The Week in Photos:

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Created on Thursday, April 16, 2020