Thank You Dearcroft Community

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Dearcroft Community for such an amazing event on Friday December 7th.

Dearcroft Community, Season's Greetings, Holiday Wishes

Thank you to our supporting sponsors at Ten Thousand Villages who helped raise funds for two great causes, all proceeds that were raised during “gifts from the heart” market place will be going to global artisans from all over the world that will help put food on the table, provide schooling for children, and clean water.  “Gifts from the heart” raised $2000 and we are all so appreciative of everyone’s effort in supporting such an amazing organization that continually gives back. Fifteen percent of these proceeds will go towards the Ocean School Initiative.

We would also like to thank our community partner My Gym of Oakville who provided all the gym equipment and programming for the evening, so that Dearcroft students had a fun outlet to jump their sillies out!  We also appreciate the efforts of the Junior High students for providing all the festive games for the younger students to play.

Once again, Jon and Katherine Vellinga made our parent lounge a huge success with Zirkova Vodka holiday cocktails.  Denise and Chris Handscomb, the people behind the lovely charcuterie board, the veggie tray, and sweets joined them.  Dr. Denise Handscomb is a naturopathic Doctor, and clinic owner at Abaton Integrative Medicine and Chris Handscomb is a Financial Investment Advisor & Family Wealth Management.

Last but certainly not least we would like to thank the special man in the red suit for making a special stop from the North Pole (we all know who he is… Santa!) to spend some quality time with our lovely Dearcroft students.  It was very magical to have you!

Thank you to our parent volunteers who came in during the week to help transform Dearcroft into a Winter Wonderland full of festive fun.  To the parents who were able to provide sandwich trays, snacks and gifts for all the classroom baskets, we are so appreciative.  This is such a generous school community and we are certainly grateful for everyone’s contributions!  Proceeds raised during the raffle were $1,300, all going towards the Ocean School Initiative.

On behalf of the Dearcroft Staff, we wish you all a wonderful holiday.

Annual Dearcroft Christmas Party

Please join us as we transform Dearcroft into a Winter Wonderland full of holiday cheer! This  festive evening of light munchies and loads of entertainment will be fun for the whole family!
Ten Thousand Villages will be on site providing the opportunity to shop for some “gifts from the heart” with ten percent of proceeds going towards the Ocean School initiative. Each class is creating a gift basket to be raffled, with proceeds also going to Ocean School. Santa Claus will make a special visit between 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit with a craft, or if you are feeling very energetic, My Gym Oakville will help get our joyous sillies out with lots of movement and gymnastics! Stop by the ‘Parent Lounge’ to enjoy a yummy cocktail with tasty appetizers! Last, but not least, we will be joined by the children’s entertainer Bumbling Bert the Magician at 7:15 p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors of the Parent Lounge

Chris Handscomb, Investment Advisor & Family Wealth Management

A very big Thank You to our Community Partners:

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Retired Officer Jean Marc Lavictoire pays a special visit to Dearcroft

 

Dearcroft staff and students would like to express our sincere appreciation to retired Master Warrant Officer Jean Marc Lavictoire for taking the time to be with our students last week.

Mr. Lavictoire visited with students to share his experience in the Canadian Armed Forces and the importance of remembrance.

Older students gained insight into some of his varied experiences both on and off the field, ranging from Peacekeeping to coordinating services for injured soldiers.

They were left with a message that every action has a consequence.

Younger students appreciated light chats with this “hero” as well as a chance to share a hug with someone who has sacrificed for our country. Thank you for taking the time to bring your experience to another generation!

 

February 2019 Open House

You’re invited to our ‘Open House’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Come and experience Oakville’s original Montessori School, celebrating over 50 years of leadership and innovation.  Our campus is situated on a beautiful, historic two-acre property, within walking distance of downtown Oakville.

We are inviting families  to come discover why Dearcroft and West Wind Montessori is your Natural Choice, join us on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to find out more information about what Dearcroft and West Wind Montessori have to offer your family.

This informative session is about all levels from Toddlers to Grade 8 will be held at the main building 1167 Lakeshore Road East, for Parents of Dearcroft Montessori and parents who are interested in attending Dearcroft. This is a “must” attend event, that will empower you, we welcome any of your questions.

Please RSVP to info@dearcroft-montessori.com

 

Thank you,

 

Dearcroft Staff

Oakville’s original Montessori School gifted the opportunity to enjoy an advanced screening ahead of the release on Oct. 19th

On Monday October 15th, Dearcroft Students were gifted the opportunity to enjoy a pre-general release screening of the film Sharkwater Extinction. A true eco warrior and inspiration to many Dearcroft Students. Rob was a shining example of how passion and perseverance can make real change on a global scale. At Dearcroft it is our goal to carry on his good work and be advocates for Ocean sustainability.  Our Dearcroft/West Wind community places a strong emphasis in our curriculum on the development of environmental awareness and stewardship opportunities for our students, both in and beyond the classroom. For nearly a decade we have been closely involved with the conservation work and remarkable legacy of Canadian environmental filmmaker Rob Stewart. Over the years we developed a great relationship with Rob as he produced the remarkably powerful and world renowned documentaries, Sharkwater and Revolution.

Sharkwater Extinction opens in theatres across Canada October 19

From award-winning filmmaker Rob Stewart, Sharkwater Extinction (2018) is a thrilling, inspiring and action-packed exposé into the dangerous underworld of the pirate fishing trade and the deceptive practices allowing shark to be unknowingly used in everyday consumer products.

Stewart’s critically-acclaimed first film, Sharkwater (2006), inspired significant changes in attitudes and laws around the world. It was a powerful tool for many conservation groups in our collective quest to protect the planet.

With Sharkwater Extinction, Stewart goes deeper to investigate the ways sharks are still being illegally exploited around the world and continues the fight to save them, our oceans and ultimately ourselves.

In 2017, while still shooting Sharkwater Extinction, Stewart tragically died while diving off the Florida Keys. The world lost one of the ocean’s greatest advocates. Now it’s up to us to continue Rob’s mission — challenging and inspiring audiences to save the sharks, our oceans, our planet and ultimately ourselves.

“Rob was a truly great Canadian and world renowned eco hero. A giant in his field. Since Rob’s loss and in memory of his incredible life and legacy, in cooperation with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, we have initiated the Rob Stewart Award, a memorial scholarship in Rob’s name. Supporting grad students pursuing studies in ocean research, this award is given annually to a Dalhousie student exemplifying Rob’s vision.” ~ Gord Phippen, Director of Dearcroft Montessori School

For more information about this special opportunity please visit this link: https://www.insidehalton.com/community-story/8970112-oakville-s-dearcroft-students-get-sneak-peak-at-movie-sharkwater-extinction/

https://www.sharkwater.com/

Next Level Information Night

 

You’re invited to our ‘Next Level’ Night 

Come and experience Oakville’s original Montessori School, celebrating over 50 years of leadership and innovation.  Our campus is situated on a beautiful, historic two-acre property, within walking distance of downtown Oakville.

We are inviting families  to come discover why Dearcroft and West Wind Montessori is your Natural Choice, join us on Thursday November 1st, 2018  from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to find out more information about what Dearcroft and West Wind Montessori have  to offer your family.

This informative evening is about all levels from Toddlers to Grade 8 will be held at the main building 1167 Lakeshore Road East, for Parents of Dearcroft Montessori and parents who are interested in attending Dearcroft. This is a “must” attend event, that will empower you, we welcome any of your questions.

 

A Montessori education, due to its unique ability to identify and nurture individual strengths, does a remarkable job of creating graduates who go on to change the world. The founders of Google, Amazon and Wikipedia are fine examples of innovative, creative and fearless entrepreneurs who started their academic journeys in Montessori classrooms. They never stopped learning and continue to push boundaries… creating exciting new paradigms within their chosen fields. Their business cultures are outstanding examples of meaningful change and as individuals they have emerged as world ambassadors of inspired leadership.

 

Please rsvp to info@dearcroft-montessori.com

 

Thank you,

 

Dearcroft Staff