Tiny Toes Music

April 2020 Class Information

Welcome to our Spring semester of Music Together! We can’t wait to sing and dance with you and your family.

Tiny Toes Music and The Community House holds the safety and well-being of our friends, family, and community foremost in our hearts and minds. At this point, it’s impossible to tell when we’ll be able to gather together again. Our Spring Semester will begin as planned on April 5 from the comfort of our homes. It’s important to remember that what we are doing in our communities is practicing social distancing, NOT isolation. We’re focusing on what we CAN do, thinking creatively, and supporting young children’s development. Getting families singing and dancing as a family at home is really our goal each week at Tiny Toes Music, so in a way nothing has changed! Wondering what that will look like?

As an enrolled family in Tiny Toes Music’s Spring Semester, each week you will receive:

  • Zoom classes with your favorite Tiny Toes Music teachers at regular times seven days a week. Yes, seven days a week! And you can come to as many as you like! We’ll add more times if needed to keep up with demand.

Weekly Schedule 

    • Sunday at noon- Miss Shannon
    • Monday at 9:15 a.m.- Miss Lindsey
    • Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.- Miss Beth
    • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.- Miss Emily
    • Thursday at 10:00 a.m.- Miss Roberta
    • Friday at 11:00 a.m.- Miss Kathy
    • Saturday at 10:00 a.m.- Tiny Toes Music Party! Who will you see this week??!
  • Exclusive access to our Family Portal, where you can stream these recorded classes at your convenience. No need to stress or have that dreaded fear of missing out. As time goes by we’ll add content- coloring pages, prerecorded songs, and special lullaby times.
  • A Wednesday email with educational content, ideas to make the music your own at home, dance party suggestions, and more!
  • Download codes to stream the music of the Maracas Collection as well as a pdf of the songbook. When it’s safe to do so, we’ll distribute CD’s and songbooks.

Here’s how you’ll log in once you are enrolled:

  • Create an account at tinytoesmusic.com. It’s very possible you’ve already done this. If so, wait until we’ve confirmed your enrollment and granted you “Level 2 Access” in the Family Portal. If you have trouble with this step, send us an email at info.tinytoesmusic@gmail.com and we’ll help you out.
  • Click on Family Portal and explore! It’s here that you’ll see links for Zoom Classes each week. And once the classes have been recorded, we’ll upload them here for you to watch later. You’ll also see a chat room that you can use to communicate with other Tiny Toes Music families.
  • Follow the links each week to attend class:
    • Sunday at noon- Miss Shannon
    • Monday at 9:15 a.m.- Miss Lindsey
    • Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.- Miss Beth
    • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.- Miss Emily
    • Thursday at 10:00 a.m.- Miss Roberta
    • Friday at 11:00 a.m.- Miss Kathy
    • Saturday at 10:00 a.m.- Tiny Toes Music Party! Who will you see this week??!

Tips for participating in class:

      • Your microphone will be muted when you arrive. If there’s not many of you and you can talk without delay, go ahead and turn your microphone on and say Hello! Once ten or more people join, please keep your microphone on mute until after The Goodbye Song. You can then unmute and say hi to the teacher of the day.
      • If you are not comfortable being recorded or seen during class, simply turn off your video. You can also “Hide Self View” and we won’t see your screen!
      • To see all the people in the class, toggle Gallery View. To focus on the instructor, toggle Speaker View.
      • Zoom is free for everyone to use! Test it out with your friends and family members so you’re comfortable during class.
      • If you’re having trouble streaming, turn off the wi-fi on other devices in your home. Or, call your internet service provider and see what your options are! I was able to double my speed and reduce my costs this month.
      • Over time we’ll add content- coloring pages, prerecorded songs, and ideas to play at home

What about materials and once the class is moved back to The Community House?

In order to follow orders to stay at home and maintain social distance, we will not be distributing physical Music Together materials for these classes until it is deemed safe to do so.

Once it’s deemed safe to go back into buildings and gather together, we will begin to transition into physical classes again, while still offering online classes each week. By continuing to offer virtual classes at that time, your family will be able to make the decision when to join us in person.

More Information and Registration

For more information please visit tinytoesmusic.com/classes

To register click here

If you are experiencing any issues with Zoom or receiving content please email Roberta directly at info.tinytoesmusic@gmail.com

Jodie Harrison Basketball League 4th-8th Grade Player Evaluations

For the 2022 season due to gym space availability, we have decided to not to have player evaluations. Please see below for more information about the team formation process for this season.

How We Place Teams:

While we encourage a competitive spirit in all players and coaches, all league decisions are made with the best interest of the majority of children involved. However, all kids from each individual school aren’t always on the same team and we have found it difficult to keep up with the best friend circles for each school in the district so we apologize if you child is not on the exact team requested. We guarantee that each child will have some other children from their school but do not guarantee that your child’s team roster will be all from their school. There is a high chance you will have children from another school on the team. Each roster is 10 kids per team.

The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for selecting all teams and all final team placement decisions. Volunteer Parent Coaches do not help in team formation

4th-8th Grade Teams

  • what school they attend
  • # of years in the league
  • Participated in travel basketball
  • Combined grade levels (5th/6th and 7th/8th) – to have equal numbers of each grade on all team
  • 10 kids per team

For 4th grade and older we also take into consideration their their height and the number of years they have played basketball. We also must balance the number of kids from each grade for the divisions that have 2 grades playing together (equal number of 5th graders on each team means we cannot create a team of ALL 5th graders from one school because each team needs an equal number of 6th graders AND 5th graders).  We hope kids can make new friends and all players and their families enjoy a fun season!

How We Don’t Place Teams:

  • We do not guarantee team placements
  • We do not guarantee coach requests
  • We do not guarantee all the children from one school will be on the same roster

We do not look at who the kids played with last year and re-create teams.  We do not honor lists given to us by coaches.  Unfortunately we are not always able to accommodate requests for specific coaches or exactly what kids are placed together.  We do not know who is best friends.  We do not know what families are mortal enemies.  We do not intentionally stack teams.  We do not create teams of more than 10 players. Parent Volunteer Coaches do not create rosters or help in the team formation process. We really do want every player to have a fun season.

What If I Don’t Like My Team: We are genuinely sorry to hear that.  We strive for each individual player to enjoy the season.  Contact us and we can walk through your options.  Switching teams is not typically possible.  Once teams are placed, we rarely make changes.  If you are unable to make a practice time, let us know and we will attempt to move you to a team that practices on a different day but remember, we are unable to create teams of more than 10 players. We really are sorry but hope that you and your child can make the best of it and enjoy the company of a different group or meet new people from your area.

Employment Opportunities

The Community House has open positions to join our team of dedicated, professionals who are committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve.

Employment Application


Staff Therapist 

Reporting to the Director of TCH Mental Health Services the Staff Therapist is responsible for providing direct counseling and psychotherapy services to clients in individual, couples, family, and group modalities. The primary focus of the services will be with adolescents and young adults.

Full Time Staff Therapist Job Description


Willowbrook Corner Counselor/Mentor

The Counselor will report to the Community Outreach Supervisor and will work in conjunction with Site Director and or Lead Counselor/Coordinator to directly supervise and assist with the day-to-day activities of the program. Counselors are responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring, and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the program and conducting themselves in an appropriate manner, setting an example for children, parents, and co-workers. The Willowbrook Summer Day Camp Program Counselor/Mentor is a vital member of a team of people with the goal of providing excellent care for school aged children (K-8th grade). He/she will make every effort to develop and foster a positive relationship with the children and their parents.

Willowbrook Summer Counselor/Mentor Description


Maintenance Worker

The Community House is seeking to hire a Part-time Maintenance Worker position to our team. This position involves manual and some semi-skilled maintenance work of the interior and exterior of the building. Work may include cleaning restrooms, mopping, sweeping, trash removal, securing the building, room set-ups and break downs, including AV equipment, painting, minor repair, and maintenance of equipment, and ensuring that the interior and exterior of the building is presentable at all times.

Maintenance Worker


Customer Support

Under the direction of the Office Manager, Customer Support is responsible for providing exceptional front line customer service to our constituents by forging strong connections.  Customer Support is expected to effectively communicate knowledge of all TCH functions to our customers, particularly possessing a strong knowledge of our program offerings,  to help The Community House remain a meaningful place to engage.  Additionally, meaningful support is  provided to administrative staff through a wide variety of administrative tasks.

Customer Support


Volunteer Camp Assistant 

The Volunteer Camp Assistant will be responsible for interacting with students every day. They will be conducting ice breakers games before leaving for each location. At each site, the Volunteer Camp Assistant will provide leadership during the entire time, as well as riding in the van each way. On the last day of each week of Volunteer Camp, the Volunteer Camp Assistant will lead the discussion and evaluation of the camp experience.

Volunteer Camp Assistant


Flag Football League

Total football experience without the contact

This league is for 1st through 8th grade and is the best way for kids to SAFELY learn how to play the game. Flag football is a sport where the emphasis is speed, agility, teamwork, and precision. It is the perfect forum for players who love playing football, are just starting out or do not want to get into pads just yet. The goal of the league is for all kids to learn the game of football in a safe and fun atmosphere. Every participant, coach and parent is expected to emphasize sportsmanship, learning and enjoying the game throughout the season.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LEAGUE INFO FLYER

Registration/Summer Camps

League Registration

1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Class/Camp registration

Fun with Flag Football (5-7 years)
Flag Football Skills Clinic (8-12 years)
June Flag Football Camp (5-7 years)
June Flag Football Camp (8-12 years)
Preseason Flag Football Camp (6-8 years)
Preseason Flag Football Camp (9-12 years)

Important Dates

August 23- Coaches meeting 6:00pm
August 26- Teams online by 8pm
August 26– Game schedules online by 8pm
August 26– Earliest Practice can begin
September 8- Last day for refunds
September 10/11- Week 1 of games
September 16- last day for late registrations
September 24/25- Picture Day
Late October- End of season

Quickscore Website 

Once the league begins late August, be sure to bookmark/save our league website (app is also available). Quickscores will have all information for schedules, rosters, cancellations, etc.

www.quickscores.com/thecommunityhouse

Game Days

1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade play together on Saturdays

5th/6th and 7th/8th grade play together on Sundays

  • Games take place on the weekends every hour on the hour at Robbins Park in Hinsdale, directly east of The Community House. Games start after Labor Day.
  • Each team is guaranteed 7 games (1 per weekend)
  • Playoffs are for 3rd-8th grade
  • Games begin September 10/11 and end late October. The season can be extended 2-3 weeks due to rainouts
  • Games will be played on Columbus Day weekend
  • Game Schedules will be released on August 26th
    www.quickscores.com/thecommunityhouse
  • Saturdays
    Divisions: 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th
    Game Time: Anytime between 9:00am-4:00pm (every hour on the hour)
  • Sundays
    Divisions: 5th/6th and 7th/8th
    Game Time: Anytime between 10:00am-4:00pm (every hour on the hour)

Practice Information

Practices are a one time a week commitment, however coaches are allowed to schedule 2 practices a week until opening game. After opening day coaches are allowed one practice per week. Volunteer coaches are responsible for choosing the practice time and location.

  • Volunteer Coaches choose practice time/location
  • 2 practices per week until first weekend of games
  • 1 practice per week after first weekend of games
  • Coaches will receive rosters and notify teams of practices by the last weekend in August
  • Earliest practices can begin is August 26th

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

  • Volunteer coaches are needed at all grade levels
  • 3 coaches per team max
  • Coaches kids are guaranteed on their roster and some other kids from their school
  • Coaches choose the practice time/location
  • Having a coach from your child’s school gives us the best ability to keep kids from the same school together
  • The Coaches’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 8/23 at 6:00pm at The Community House

Interested in coaching or want more info, email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

How Are Teams Formed?

While we encourage a competitive spirit in all players and coaches, all league decisions are made with the best interest of the majority of children involved.  We know we cannot place each child with their best friend, so we do not accept team placement requests.  We do make every attempt to place children on a team with at least some of their schoolmates.

Teams will be constructed using the following criteria:

  • what school they attend
  • grade level (to have equal numbers of each grade on all team)
  • # of years in the league

The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for selecting all teams and all final team placement decisions.

Field Staff

The Community House is looking high school students who are interested in working the weekends during flag football games. The position includes setting up the fields before/after games, ensuring officials and teams are ready for each game, recording the scores of each game, etc.

Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at   kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

Jodie Harrison Basketball League Information

2nd-8th grade boys and girls
all information is subject to change

The Jodie Harrison Basketball League is named in memory of Jodie Harrison, a longtime coach and Athletic Director at Hinsdale Central High School whose life was tragically cut short by in an accident involving an intoxicated driver. The league focuses on Coach Harrison’s teachings of mastering the fundamentals basketball and enjoying the game. The league philosophy focuses on participation, sportsmanship, learning the fundamentals of the game and creating an atmosphere for all players to succeed. This is not a traveling or ultra-competitive league.
The purpose of The Community House youth basketball program is to provide young players with an opportunity to participate in athletics in a fun and educational environment. We believe balanced athletic competition in a team environment promotes sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership skills, and the benefits of exercise and hard work.


Registration
Registration opens in October. Keep an eye out for fall brochure to get all the league details for the 2023 season!

 

League Basic Information

Jodie Harrison Basketball is a one practice and one game per week commitment. Team practice times are chosen based on coach and gym availability. Each team is guaranteed 7 games (including playoffs). Practices and games are held at The Community House and other D181 schools. League starts after the new year and ends before spring break (following D181). There is a 10 player per team max. 

Games

Games begin mid-January

Games will be at The Community House and other District 181 schools. Games can be played at any point during the season and game times listed below are TENTATIVE and subject to change.

2nd boys- Saturdays, 9:00am-1pm                  4th girls– Sundays, 11:00am-3:00pm

2nd girls- Saturdays,12:00-2:00pm                  5th/6th boys– Sundays, 11:00am-6:00pm

3rd boys– Saturdays, 9:00am-4:00pm             5th/6th girls– Sundays, 11:00am-2:00pm

3rd girls- Saturdays,1:00-4:00pm                     7th/8th boys– Sundays, 11:00am-2:00pm

4th boys– Saturdays, 9:00am-4:00pm             7th/8th girls– Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm

 

Practices

Practices begin after the new year. Teams get two practices before games begin.

Practices will be at The Community House and other District 181 schools .Practices are based on volunteer coach and gym availability. We do not know the practice schedule during the team formation process and cannot guarantee a certain day/time for practices.

Volunteer Coaches Needed/Welcome

Coaches are needed at every grade level. Coaches are in charge of team management/communication, planning practices, team supervision, etc. We have a strict 3 coach max per team and we will not accept any 4th coach requests. 

 

Team Formation

How We Place Teams:

While we encourage a competitive spirit in all players and coaches, all league decisions are made with the best interest of the majority of children involved. However, all kids from each individual school aren’t always on the same team and we have found it difficult to keep up with the best friend circles for each school in the district so we apologize if you child is not on the exact team requested. We guarantee that each child will have some other children from their school but do not guarantee that your child’s team roster will be all from their school. There is a high chance you will have children from another school on the team. Each roster is 10 kids per team.

The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for selecting all teams and all final team placement decisions. Volunteer Parent Coaches do not help in team formation. 

2nd-3rd Grade Teams 

We always place 2nd and 3rd graders on a team based only on their school but not all kids from the same school will be on the same team. In an attempt to create even rosters and ensure all kids have classmates from their schools, there is a high chance schools will be split between two or more teams.

4th-8th Grade Teams

  • what school they attend
  • # of years in the league
  • Participated in travel basketball
  • Combined grade levels (5th/6th and 7th/8th) – to have equal numbers of each grade on all team
  • 10 kids per team

For 4th grade and older we also take into consideration their their height and the number of years they have played basketball. We also must balance the number of kids from each grade for the divisions that have 2 grades playing together (equal number of 5th graders on each team means we cannot create a team of ALL 5th graders from one school because each team needs an equal number of 6th graders AND 5th graders).  We hope kids can make new friends and all players and their families enjoy a fun season!

How We Don’t Place Teams:

  • We do not guarantee team placements
  • We do not guarantee coach requests
  • We do not guarantee all the children from one school will be on the same roster

We do not look at who the kids played with last year and re-create teams.  We do not honor lists given to us by coaches.  Unfortunately we are not always able to accommodate requests for specific coaches or exactly what kids are placed together.  We do not know who is best friends.  We do not know what families are mortal enemies.  We do not intentionally stack teams.  We do not create teams of more than 10 players. Parent Volunteer Coaches do not create rosters or help in the team formation process. We really do want every player to have a fun season.

What If I Don’t Like My Team: We are genuinely sorry to hear that.  We strive for each individual player to enjoy the season.  Contact us and we can walk through your options.  Switching teams is not typically possible.  Once teams are placed, we rarely make changes.  If you are unable to make a practice time, let us know and we will attempt to move you to a team that practices on a different day but remember, we are unable to create teams of more than 10 players. We really are sorry but hope that you and your child can make the best of it and enjoy the company of a different group or meet new people from your area.

Be a SUPERHERO-Sponsor a Team!

We are excited to offer opportunities for corporate sponsorship of teams, divisions and special events for the Jodie Harrison Basketball League. Fees charged for programs and services at The Community House cover roughly 50% of the operating budget. The remainder comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundation grants. This support helps cover things like equipment, uniforms, scholarships for those who couldn’t afford programs or services, education programs for low-income families and more!

Click here for sponsorship details.

Willowbrook Corner Bank Coalition

The Community House thanks our dedicated Bank Coalition Partners, who provide volunteer financial education to parents and students, and ongoing support to the administration of the Willowbrook Corner Coalition.

The Willowbrook Corner Coalition is a collaboration of community agencies, and we are seeking to grow our Bank Coalition Partnerships. Our mission is to offer equal opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged groups and to promote self-sufficiency.  Bank Coalition Partners are asked to provide financial education to parents and students, and to provide modest support to The Community House’s administration of the Coalition.

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The Willowbrook Corner Community

Located in unincorporated DuPage County, near Willowbrook, the neighborhood of Willowbrook Corner came into being as part of public housing relocation programs in the 1970s and 80s.  Because the neighborhood is not served by a municipality it is geographically isolated, and many families here live below the federal poverty level.

The Willowbrook Corner Coalition is a collaboration of community agencies, and we are seeking to grow our Bank Coalition Partnerships. Our mission is to offer equal opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged groups and to promote self-sufficiency.  Bank Coalition Partners are asked to provide financial education to parents and students, and to provide modest support to The Community House’s administration of the Coalition.

To learn more about the Willowbrook Corner Coalition, please contact The Community House which serves as Coalition Treasurer at 630.323.7500, or visit the Coalition website at www.wccoalition.org.

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