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The Compass 12-18-2020

New Message from Michele:

Calendar:

Dec 18: Campus Closes at 3:30, no Friend’s Club
Dec 21-Jan 1: Winter Break, campus closed
Jan 6: CHiPA meeting, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Jan 7: TCH Parent Book Club, 8:00 p.m., see below
Jan 8:  Spirit Friday and Can Drive
Jan 12: Jr High Virtual Open House, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Jan 15:  Spirit Friday and Can Drive
Jan 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Campus Closed

Looking Ahead:

Jan 19: Mid-Year New Parent Orientation
Jan 21: Montessori Up Close: The Elementary Years, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Jan 21: TCH Parent Book Club, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Jan 27: Montessori Up Close: The Kindergarten Year, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Feb 1: Tuition Assistance Applications available
Feb 3: CHiPA Meeting, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Feb 4: TCH Parent Book Club, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Feb 10:  Re-enrollment begins
Feb 12: Campus Closed, Staff Professional Day
Feb 15:  Campus Closed, President's Day

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. Visit our extracurricular webpage to learn more. 

New Faces/New Roles

Grace Bishop-Schaub
Grace Bishop-Schaub
Nido Support

Other Notes:

 

Winter Concert Recording
If you missed our Online Winter Concert last night, here is the recording

I’m grateful for…
“We are so fortunate to have such wonderful substitutes in this community. Thank you subs!! We’d have a tough time without you.”

COVID-19 Resources
Please communicate all COVID-19 related concerns with Kim Gallagher during winter break:
kim@traversechildrenshouse.org or (231) 929-9325 ext. 113.

TCH COVID-19 webpage with link to updated Phase 4-5 protocol

Lost and Found
Lost and FoundRecognize anything in these pictures?  Please claim lost and found items by today,  December 18.  You may call the front desk to claim any of the items and have them sent home with your child or come into the lobby to get a closer look. We will be donating everything that remains after the start of winter break.

TCH Inclement Weather Policy:
TCH Administration determines school delays and closings with the assistance of 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 7:00 a.m. Please note that TCH will not automatically follow the closure decisions of TCAPS and NMC.

Sign up for text alerts:  In addition to an email alerting you about school closings and delays, we notify parents by text message 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. The class is titled TCH Parent Community. 

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.

Learning Opportunities for Adults:

Coming Up: 

TCH Parent Book Club
Jan 7, Jan 21, and Feb 4 at 8 p.m. via Zoom
Our school-wide parent book club has started by reading “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell. (This book is written for children and young adults so you may want to read it as a family.) You can purchase this book locally through Horizon Books. Parents are invited to join us for any or all of the discussions via Zoom. Please let us know if you plan to participate by completing this Google form.

For upcoming Montessori Up Close faculty presentations, recordings of past presentations, and other recommended resources, please visit our Parent Ed webpage in the Parent Portal.

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Created on Thursday, December 17, 2020