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The Compass 5-15-2020

New Message from Michele:

Looking Ahead:

May 29: Pick up lost and found items, belongings from cubbies, and auction items, 9:00-3:00 (subject to change)
June 2: Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony at 5 p.m., see below
June 2: Sixth Year Moving Up Ceremony at 6 p.m., see below
June 3: Eighth Grade Graduation at 6 p.m., see below
June  11:  Summer Camp Open House, 1:00-2:00
June 15:  Children’s House Summer Adventure begins

Other Notes:

Summer 2020
We are currently planning for and researching how to safely reopen our building for our summer program. Thank you for your patience, we are optimistic! Contact Kim Gallagher with questions.

Virtual Gala Update
Again, thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle and online auction. Special thanks to those who chose to donate the amount they spent on tickets to attend or sponsor the event. In all, our virtual gala raised $26,000 (Net) for our school!

Graduation and Moving Up Ceremonies
It is a long-held tradition of our school to recognize children who are moving up from one plane of development to the next and celebrate the achievements of our graduates. This year, these ceremonies will be held virtually on Zoom and recorded and shared with the community afterward. Please stay tuned for more details as our plans take shape. 

The Children’s House Marathon Team
Spring is typically a time for Children's House elementary and junior high students to be outside running. In the past we have had a track team, Girls on the Run, and Kids Bayshore Marathon all running after school. Let’s combine these three activities as a one big Children's House Marathon Team. 

By running or walking just one mile each day you will complete a marathon distance in May. If this sounds fun to you, please join our team by logging your miles here. We will track our weekly progress as a team and individually.  Thank you very much to Amanda Danielson and Emili Jackson for getting this started. I think this will be a fun way to be active together while staying apart. Let's have fun and stay fit!  Steve Maas, steve@traversechildrenshouse.org

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.
Support The Children's House with AmazonSmile!  Start here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2536891

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:

- Please help us stay connected by Dropboxing your photos to us!  

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Created on Thursday, May 14, 2020