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The Compass 1-29-2021

Calendar:

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
Feb 15: Summer Camp Registration Opens for Current TCH Students
Feb 24: Junior High Human Growth and Development parent night, 6 p.m. via Zoom, see below

Looking Ahead:

Mar 1: Re-Enrollment Forms and Deposits Due
Mar 1: Summer Camp Registration Opens for Alumni
Mar 8: Tuition Assistance Application closes
Mar 15: Summer Camp Registration Opens for All Others
Mar 29-Apr 2: Spring 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. Visit our extracurricular webpage to learn more. 

Points of Interest:

The Children's House Blog 
Freedom and Limits
By Nadine Elmgren
Joyful learners abound in every classroom at The Children’s House. You can see students happily skipping across the room, some fiercely engaged in their work, while others banter over the nuisances of their more...

Other Notes:

 

Jr High Student Business
Hello TCH families!
We are continuing our TCH Organics business which was started last year. We are still figuring out what products to sell, but we have decided on selling lettuce and basil for now. We may add radishes in the near future. We will let you know when we make any further decisions. If you are interested in learning more about our business, email us and we will get back to you on any questions you may have:  xoa.thelen@tchlearners.org

Sharing our Gratitude
So much gratitude!  Help us capture all that is good by posting on our “Sharing our Gratitude” Padlet. Padlet is a website and a free app. You can find our Padlet by following this link: https://padlet.com/thechildrenshouse/grfixwu1585nk208. To add your gratitude, just click on the + button in the lower right corner of the screen. Be sure to “like” our Padlet so that you can easily find it again to read what others are saying.

Parent Business Directory
With the harsh economic impact of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to support TCH family-owned restaurants and businesses. Visit our 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.  

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

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. 

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
Feb 4 at 8 p.m. via Zoom
Join us for our final book club discussion on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell. You can purchase this book locally through Horizon Books. Even if you haven't attended the previous discussions, you are welcome to join us via Zoom. Please let us know if you plan to participate by completing this Google form and we will email the Zoom link to you. 

Jr. High Human Growth and Development Parent Night
Feb 24 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
We will be hosting a parent meeting with Carrie Ullery-Smith for those interested in learning more about the human growth and development curriculum the students will be learning. A link to join us on Zoom will be emailed to all Junior High parents.

For all 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, January 28, 2021