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The Compass 10-02-2020

New Message from Michele:

Calendar:

Oct 6: Building Anti-Racist Anti-Biased Families, 6:30 - 8:30 pm via Zoom, see below
Oct 7: CHiPA meeting, 9am via Zoom
Oct 9: Spirit Friday!
Oct 13: 4th Year Students visit Leelanau Outdoor Center
Oct 13: (NEW DATE) Montessori 101, (required for all new families) 11am via Zoom, see below
Oct. 14: School Picture Day
Oct 16: Campus Closed, Staff Professional Day
Oct 20: Montessori Up Close, 9 a.m. via Zoom, see below
Oct 23: Spirit Friday!
Oct 27: Montessori Up Close, 11 a.m. via Zoom, see below
Oct 30: Pumpkin Fun Day & Spirit Friday!
Nov 2:  Daffodil Day, see below

Looking Ahead:

Nov 2-6: Parent Teacher Conferences, info coming soon
Nov 6: Campus Closed, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov 12:  Karen Circle Luncheon, 12:00 via Zoom, details here
Nov 12 - 14: Shop Your Community Days, see below
Nov. 24: Harvest Feasts in Classrooms
Nov. 25-Nov. 27: Campus Closed: Thanksgiving Break

Extracurricular Activities:

Each year, our Elementary and Junior High students look forward to participating on The Children’s House cross country, basketball, and track teams. Keeping our children learning in school is our number one priority. Because we are doing our best to keep our classroom cohorts separate during the school day, we are postponing the start of sports teams. When the time is right, we will send an informational email and survey to parents to gauge interest and availability to coach.

Points of Interest

Montessori During COVID-19
By Michele Shane
Over the past several months, I have been participating in online forums with other Montessori school leaders where we discuss and collaborate on opening safely during COVID-19 and how to successfully more...

Other Notes:

 

Shop Your Community Days
Support The Children’s House and our Traverse City downtown merchants during Shop Your Community Days, November 12-14. Three days allows shoppers to spread out and stay safe. We are one of only 30 nonprofits invited to participate this year. Even during difficult times, merchants will be donating 5% of every sale - be sure to select The Children’s House at checkout.  

Daffodil Day - Nov. 2
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.

Facebook Community Page
Join our Facebook group, The Children’s House Community, to share ideas, swap/sell items, and connect with other families.

Amazon Smile -  You Shop. Amazon Gives.
AmazonSmile customers can now support The Children's House Montessori School of Traverse City in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

Learning Opportunities for Adults:

Building Anti-Biased Anti-Racist Families
Britt HawthorneOctober 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm with Britt Hawthorne  -Look for an email on Monday with the Zoom link
When we commit to collectively talking about fairness, equality, and justice with young children, we begin to envision a world in which not only children but all people are treated with dignity; free from the burden of unfair assumptions based on a single characteristic. It becomes a world where we actively challenge racism and bias each and every day. The goals of this family and community presentation are to dismantle the color-blind assumption and prepare children to work toward justice. This presentation shares concrete ways families can support their children’s developing racial and ethnic identities. Families learn how to empower their children, affirm their numerous identities, and accept differences. 

Montessori 101 - required for all new families
October 13, 11 a.m. with Michele Shane via Zoom
Join Michele for an introduction to the history, culture, and mission of our school and gain a deeper appreciation for the Montessori method of learning. This is required for all families who are new to our school - if you’re not new but would like a refresher, you are also welcome. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all families closer to the date. 

Montessori Up Close
This series of presentations by our faculty will take place via Zoom. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for details! 

  • October 20 at 9 a.m. - for families with Primary-aged children. 
  • October 27 at 11 a.m. - for families with children under the age of three.

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Created on Thursday, October 1, 2020