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The Compass 10-09-2020

Calendar:

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 5 & 6: Parent Teacher Conferences, info below
Nov 6: Campus Closed, Parent/Teacher Conferences, See below
Nov 12:  Karen Circle Luncheon, 12:00 via Zoom, details here
Nov 13: Spirit Friday
Nov 12 - 14: Shop Your Community Days, see below
Nov 20:  Spirit Friday
Nov. 24: Harvest Feasts in Classrooms
Nov. 25-Nov. 27: Campus Closed: Thanksgiving Break

Extracurricular Activities:

The Children’s House encourages participation in outdoor sports this school year. We plan to have a track team in the spring depending on the league status. In the meantime, we will share opportunities for winter activities such as Nordic and alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crystal Mountain, Mt. Holiday, Grand Traverse Ski Club at Hickory Hills, and VASA Ski Club. 

The Crystal Mountain Ski School program is being modified this year to meet their lower-capacity COVID-19 requirements. If you are interested in learning more, please attend the Zoom meeting hosted by Crystal Mountain on Monday, October 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in the program, contact Mary Schiller, TCH Parent and Volunteer: luvmytcboyz@gmail.com, 231-642-6164. 
Zoom Link; Meeting ID: 859 2981 4285; Passcode: 107102


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:

 

Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign Up Here
Nov 5 & 6
Conferences are an important connection point for your child’s guide and you to have a conversation about your child at school. In order to conduct conferences safely, all conferences will be conducted on Zoom. After the sign-up period, your child’s guide will send you a link to your conference. If you do not have Zoom capabilities, please contact us and we will help make a conference accessible for you. Your child’s guide looks forward to connecting with you. Please make sure you sign up, and come prepared with any questions you might have about your child’s school experience.

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.

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.  With the harsh economic impact of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to support TCH family-owned businesses. 

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:

Anti-bias at Home with Britt Hawthorne
In case you were not able to join us on Tuesday for the anti-bias discussion with Britt Howthorne, here is the Zoom recording (Access Passcode: !XaE8233).  This will be available for viewing for the next 30 days.  

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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The Week in Photos:

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Created on Thursday, October 8, 2020