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

4th-8th graders are  REQUIRED to attend the player evaluation session on December 12th to help in the fair distribution of teams. Breakaway Basketball Coaches will be running the Jodie Harrison Player Evaluations. Players not present at evaluations or send in a rating will be placed on teams after those who attended evaluations/have a rating.

Your child must be registered for the league and must be registered for an evaluation time in order to attend on December 12th. This is to allow us a certain number of kids per try out time and to make sure there is an appropriate child to coach ratio for the evaluation process. Registration links below.


Date: Sunday, December 12th

Location: TBD

Times and Registration Links:

Time of evaluations depend on the gym they will take place at

Check back later for more information! Once details are finalized, participants will be notified via email.

 


  • Arrive 10 minutes early for check in and to receive your player number
  • Tryouts will be 45 minutes – remember water!
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN BASKETBALL

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to be registered for evaluations in order to attend?

Yes, your child must be registered for both the league AND evaluations in order to show up for evaluations. Use the registration links above to register your child their spot in the player evaluations. This is to allow us a certain number of kids per try out time and to make sure there is an appropriate child to coach ratio.

What if my child can’t attend evaluations?

If your child cannot attend the evaluation date please contact The Community House to rate your child’s skills from 1-3 (rating information below). Players not present at evaluations or send in a rating will be placed on teams after those who attended evaluations/have a rating.

How will evaluations be rated?

Evaluations will be 1 hour and consist of scrimmaging and skill evaluations (dribbling and shooting drills). We base it on a scale from 1-3. 1 being very good and in the top 15% of the kids in the league, 2 being somewhere in the middle and average with the sport, and 3 being in the bottom 15% of the league.


For more information about the league visit www.thecommunityhouse.org/jodieharrison

Contact Kelci Bednar at kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org for any questions

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

Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager is responsible for all finance processes to ensure the organization is effectively monitoring and reporting financial health. The role includes carrying out all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $3 million +, and maintaining accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and financial controls. S/he will ensure that The Community House has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct sound audits.  The Accounting Manager will work closely with the leadership team providing financial reports to create maximum efficiencies, evaluate risk and identify new opportunities.   This position reports to the Executive Director and interacts frequently with the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Accounting Manager Job Description


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


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


Flag Football League

Flag Football League Season Information

All rosters, coaches, and schedules are at www.quickscores.com/thecommunityhouse

Save the Quickscores site as we will use it all season league changes, cancellations, and keeping participants and families up to date. See below for more information.

UTL Store:

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Check out the UTL store for team shorts, coach apparel, and flag football gear!

Picture Day

Picture day will take place on September 25th and 26th. Visit www.quickscores.com/thecommunityhouse for more picture day information

QuickScores Website- Rosters, Coaches, and Schedules/Standings

To find your child’s team click here

Schedule and Standings 

1st/2nd Grade

3rd/4th Grade- Division 1

3rd/4th Grade- Division 2

5th/6th Grade

7th/8th Grade

In order to find rosters, coaches, and game schedules in need to do the following..

Visit http://www.quickscores.com/thecommunityhouse

  1. Click your corresponding grade- this takes you to the main page which is the schedules
  2. The green bar across the top allows you to navigate between the schedules, rosters, and coaches

Team Specific Schedules

  1. Click the corresponding grade
  2. Click your team name to get a team specific schedule

Volunteer Coaches will be emailing your child’s team with practice day, time, and location information

Refunds

The last day to receive a refund is September 9th. No refunds will be issued after September 9th.

Equipment

All players will receive an a jersey. Mouth guards are required and rubber molded cleats are recommended. Flags will be supplied by the league for both games and practices. No metal spikes are allowed.

Resources

For resources on plays, basic flag football knowledge, or drills check out the links below! Please note we have adapted our rule book to be a hybrid of UA and NFL flag and some information may vary. NFL plays 5v5 but has great resources to check out. Look at our League Rule book for exact information on how we play the game!

LEAGUE RULE BOOK: TCH RULE  BOOK
TCH COACH PACKET: TCH COACH RESOURCE 
Under Armor UTL Plays: UA Flag Playbook
NFL Flag Football Glossary: Flag Football Glossary | NFL Play Football
NFL Flag Drills: Football Drills (nflflag.com)
NFL Flag Positions Guide: Flag Football Positions – NFL FLAG
NFL Flag Playbook: 5 on 5 Flag Football Playbook | NFL FLAG
6v6 Flag Football Plays: 6v6 Flag Football Plays (myfootballplays.com)
USA FOOTBALL COACHES: USA Football Resources

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 guarantee 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

Village of Hinsdale Field Closure links

For any teams who are practicing in Hinsdale and using the Village of Hinsdale field space please use the links below to see if there are any field closures

On the website: https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/field_and_facility_status.php

By calling (630) 381-4636

By checking social media: https://twitter.com/HinsdaleParks  or https://www.facebook.com/HinsdaleParksAndRecreation/

On the rainout line app or website: https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/6303814636

Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at 630-323-7500 ext. 237 or by email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

 

Jodie Harrison Basketball League Information

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.


2021 League Details – updated 10/1/21

The Community House is very excited to offer another season of Jodie Harrison Basketball to the young athletes in our community. We thank you for your patience as we are still in the planning stages of our Jodie Harrison Basketball League.

The structure of the 2022 season depends entirely on how much school space we are able to use from District 181 and while we wait to receive an answer, some details are not yet finalized. We are able to offer some  league details at the this time (which are subject to change) and once we are able to finalize the 2022 season, all registered participants will be notified via email and website info will be updated.

Click here to register for the 2022 season 

 

Important Dates (tentative):

December 8th – Coaches’ Meeting at 6:30pm at The Community House

December 12th – 4th-8th grade player evaluations click here for more information

December 17th – Team Rosters, Practice Schedules, and Game Schedules released

December 21st –  Last day for full refund

December 22nd-29th – 50% refunds only

December 29th – Last day for refunds

January 3rd – First week of practices

January 15/16 – First weekend of games

February 5/6 – League picture day

February 19/20 – President’s Day Weekend(No scheduled games)

March – season wraps up before D181 Spring Break

Guidelines: 
The Community follows local and state guidelines in their entirety. We will update our league website with the most up to date sports guidelines.

All Sports Policy as of 8/10/21
Masks are required during games and practices while playing
– For sports played indoors, individuals aged two years and older who can medically tolerate a mask, regardless of
vaccination status, must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing to the extent possible.
-All spectators, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a mask in attendance at indoor youth sports events

Volunteer Coaches:
Needed at every grade level. A coaches meeting will be held Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30pm at The Community House. There is a 3 coach max per team.

Practice Days/Times:
Practice begins the week of January 3rd and are 1 hour each, 1 day a week. Practices are led by Breakaway Basketball coaches with the help of Volunteer Parent Coaches. We do not guarantee any practice days or times.

Practices days and times depend entirely on the gym space received from District 181. Once we are able to finalize the 2022 season, all registered participants will be notified via email.

Tentative Game Days (subject to change):
Game times are dependent on gym space availability
No games on President’s Day Weekend (2/19 and 2/20)
Outside refs will be hired for each game, Breakaway Basketball is not reffing on game days.
Saturdays (1/15-3/12) – 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade boys
Sundays (1/16-3/13) – 4th grade girls, 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade

4th – 8th GRADE PLAYER EVALUATIONS
4th-8th graders are REQUIRED to attend the player evaluations to help in the fair distribution of teams. Evaluations will be ran by Breakaway Basketball. All players who need to attend evaluations will be emailed with more details once the evaluation schedule is finalized. Evaluations will take place on Sunday, December 12th.

Refund Policy:
Last Day for refunds is 12/29/21. All refunds will be charged a 50% processing fee after 12/21/21.
Team Formation:

How We Place Teams:   We always place 2nd and 3rd graders on a team based only on their school.  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 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.  For 4th grade and older we also take into consideration their performance at the evaluations, 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 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. 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


Be a SUPERHERO-Sponsor a Team!

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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.

 

 

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

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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