Monthly Archives: April 2018

Tickets for 50th Celebration

Come celebrate Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary!

It’s time to celebrate! Join us for a relaxed evening as we mark our Golden Anniversary. This will be a great chance to spend time with those connected to Dearcroft, both past and present. Enjoy an adult night out in our natural campus with lots of food and drinks and live entertainment.

Friday June 15th, 2018

Dearcroft Montessori

7:00 p.m.

$50/ Couple

$25/ Single

Please reserve tickets by May 15th


We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!

There will be lots of food and drinks and live entertainment all night long.

Seasons Restaurant has generously donated a dinner party for eight in their private wine cellar to enjoy a tasting menu paired with wine.  This amazing prize valued at $800 will be raffled off so please bring cash to buy raffle tickets (5 tickets for $10 or 15 tickets for $20).

How to purchase tickets?

(Cheques made payable to Dearcroft Montessori)

  1. Cheque or Cash:  Send a cheque (made out to Dearcroft Montessori School) or cash with your child to school. Tickets will be sent home with your child.


  1. E-Transfer:  Dearcroft will accept e-transfers at Please remember to send a separate email with the password. Tickets will be sent by email.
  1. By mail: Send a cheque to Dearcroft Montessori School at 1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON L6J 1L3. Tickets will be sent by mail or email. Let us know your preference and provide the necessary information.
  1. In person:Drop by Dearcroft Montessori School and speak with the Administration.

The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators- Parenting Evening Presentation


PARENT EVENING PRESENTATION – Dr. Angeline Stoll Lillard Thursday, May 17, 2018 –7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Free: Need to Register through the School


Sheridan College 

1400 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


Montessori for the 21st Century:

This presentation will help parents and teachers understand the science supporting basic Montessori principles, as well as what Montessori is and how it differs from conventional education. It includes an overview of the content of her book, Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (3rd edition – 2017, 2 new chapters, updated research). After a brief introduction to Montessori education, she will present up to 9 major principles, including the most recent research, showing that they support human development, and explain how they are implemented in Montessori classrooms. Dr. Lillard will also touch on where conventional education stands on those principles.

Dr. Angeline Stoll Lillard Dr. Lillard is an elected Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her primary research interests include pretend play and Montessori education, and her book Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, now in its third edition, received the Cognitive Development Society Book Award. She is also interested in the development of theory of mind, children’s executive function, children and media, neuroplasticity, contemplative practices, and culture and development. Dr. Lillard has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Pediatrics, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and many private foundations. She has been a keynote speaker at many Montessori conferences around the world.

Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary Party Full Details

Dearcroft Montessori is celebrating 50 years!

Friday June, 15th

7:00 P.M.

Join us to share in our 50 years of success as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future. Enjoy an adult night out in our natural campus with lots of food and drinks and live entertainment.

Raffle tickets (5 tickets for $10 or 15 tickets for $20) Fundraiser for Ocean School:
Prizes include:
Seasons Restaurant has generously donated a dinner party for eight in their private wine cellar to enjoy a tasting menu paired with wine valued at $800.
Tiffany & Co Crystal Bowl – Donated by McDowell Financial Management Team
Fire Hall Gift Certificate – Donated from Catch Hospitality Group

These amazing prizes  will be raffled off  at 9:00 pm so please bring cash to buy raffle tickets ($2 each or $15 for 10)

Funds raised from this raffle will be donated to Dalhousie University’s Ocean School, a program educating Grade 6-8 students about coastal management, ocean pollution, climate’s affect on the oceans and conservation of marine species. This program was established in honour of documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart, a close friend of Dearcroft.

We also have amazing door prizes to give away at end of the evening!

There is designated parking on Belair  Dr (eastside), Burgundy Dr (eastside), Dianne Ave (southside), Lavender Lane (southside), Morrison Rd (eastside) from 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm, however we encourage you to walk, ride a bike or uber if possible.

Thank you to our sponsors:

The winners of door prizes and the raffle will be announced at 9:00 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you rain or shine!

Tickets are $50 per couple.
For more information or to reserve your tickets please contact

After School Program with Yoga Rocks at Dearcroft Montessori School

Yoga Rocks Kids@ Dearcroft

This program offers a playful approach to yoga for children ages 4 – 9 years old. We combine fitness, fun yoga poses, group games and which allow children to explore this form of exercise naturally. In this class children will develop body awareness, strength and flexibility. They will practice poses that improve balance, coordination and gross motor skills. The children will also be introduced to BRAIN GYM, which are physical exercises that help integrate the left and right brain function, encouraging whole brain thinking. Students work together in small cooperative games which encourages team work! As each child begins to master the yoga poses he/she will build self-esteem and confidence as well as increase focus and attention.


Antoinette Finelli & Marcia LeBlance will both be teaching the Yoga Program this school year. Both are Certified Yoga Instructors for adults and kids. Marcia loves teaching yoga to kids of all ages in English and in French! As Children’s Yoga instructors they have observed the benefits gained by students and they love to share this great activity with children of all ages.

The goal is to engage children of all abilities to become active, self- confident and healthy through this non-competitive activity.

Spring 2018 Tuesday Afternoons:

10 week program

3:45 – 4:30 pm.

April 10.17.24. May June 5.12.

The registration forms are attached to this email. If you are interested in signing up your child for the 10 week Yoga After School Program, please fill out the forms and return them to the office before April 10th. 


Antoniette  Finelli

(905) 220 – 4863

Heritage Day- A little Taste of Diversity

Heritage Day

A little Taste of diversity

On Heritage Day, all the children come together, bring in food from their cultures, wear clothing from their studied country and sing songs from around the world.  It is a day where the children get to learn from others and experience delicacies from cultures that differ from their own.  This is a long-standing tradition celebrated every year!

The Prima Casa Class heard presentations from some of our Parents about the traditions and culture celebrated in Brazil, China and Egypt.

The Junior Elementary Students  (Grades 1-3)celebrated diversity by studying the country of their choice and presenting to the school. They followed-up their presentations with passports and stamps, students in the Casa and Senior Elementary got to travel to those countries and stamp their passports!


The Senior Elementary Students celebrated several eras that they have been studying this Winter term.