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Positive Affirmations For Kids and Youth Project

We have another great idea for you. Creating your own positive affirmations poster.  This is a great time to take advantage of getting in touch with your creative side. Our Positive Art Challenge for today or over the next week is to create a poster, rock, cardboard box, anything you have at home will work to design and create your own positive affirmations/ positive quotes.

Some Ideas:

  • You can create a poster using paper or cardboard and write you positive quote or affirmation and then decorate it using lots of colours.
  • Paint a rock and add your positive affirmation to it.

Make sure that you tag @dearcroft so that we can see your creations.

Hearts for HealthCare Workers

Hearts for Health Care Workers! A great arts and craft project, cutting out hearts to post on your front door for health care to show how much we care about them. Let’s do our part in thanking ER doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers for all that they are doing during this pandemic.

 

Please share your pictures and remember to tag us @dearcroft

Dearcroft’s Positive Art Challenges

 

We want to stay connected! Over the next week we have decided to post some Positive Art Challenges to our Dearcroft families and community.

We hope that you will join in and get your creative juices flowing!

We are thinking of you all and look forward to seeing your creations. Please make sure that you remember to tags us @dearcroft on instagram and facebook. Or you can DM us via email with your photos to s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE FOLLOWING MARCH BREAK

Dear Parents,
Further to the announcement today by the Ontario Government for all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close, Dearcroft will also be closed for the two weeks following the March Break, from March 23rd to April 5th inclusive.
We request all staff and families who are currently travelling to continue to follow protocols as directed by Halton Region Health and monitor health for any signs and symptoms.  Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should seek medical advice by healthcare professionals.  If diagnosed with COVID-19, a doctor’s clearance note will be required before returning to school.
For families currently travelling, please note that we request you adhere to the 14 days of isolation upon your return to Canada, which may mean later than the date of April 5th!
Upon our return to school, the following protocols, but not limited to, will be implemented:
1.  All students and staff will be required to follow regular hand washing routines – stations in each classroom
2.  Students will be given lessons in proper hand washing technique (ie: minimum of 20 seconds etc.)
3.  Hand sanitizers are located in each classroom
4.  Increased cleaning and sanitizing of all surfaces and materials will be conducted to include high-touch areas such as door knobs, light switches etc.
5.  Children or adults with symptoms of cold, cough, fever or flu like symptoms must stay home and be cleared by health professional before returning to school.
Protocols will continue to be implemented before and upon our return with student health in mind, and will be communicated as required.
It has been suggested by a health care professional that when your child returns home from school, they should wash their hands and all clothing should be removed and washed, as well as regular cleaning of home surfaces and toys.
For further information or questions on COVID-19, please visit the Halton Region Health Department website https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Immunizations-Preventable-Disease/Diseases-Infections/New-Coronavirus
We appreciate that there will likely be more questions and we will do our best to communicate answers to you as soon as we can.  We appreciate your patience during this time, as our initial and top priority at the moment is everyone’s health and safety.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and put in place all necessary safety precautions for everyone’s return.
Kindly,
Catherine DeBorba & Gordon Phippen

 

‘Gifts from the Heart’ Thank You

Thank You!

Gifts of the Heart Event

Thank you to all of our Dearcroft Montessori community who attended out pop-up shopping fundraising event ‘Gifts from the Heart’ held by Dearcroft staff and students in support of the work of Ten Thousand Villages Canada. We raised $2328 to help global artisans and also have a small portion go towards supporting our West Wind Junior High Montessori students who have been raising money for their trip to New York City this February. They will be participating in a model United Nations conference. We are so thankful for everyone’s support.