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

Questions: s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com

We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!

There will be lots of food and drinks and live entertainment all night long. A cash bar will be available during the evening.

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 info@dearcroft-montessori.com 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. Fee: $15. per Person

Where

Vaughan Church Auditorium-Great Lakes Montessori

200 Racco Parkway
Thornhill, ON L4J 8X9

To Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef91804j5d43082e&oseq=&c=&ch=

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!

Save the date!

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. 
Inviting all Dearcroft Montessori School’s current students’ families and alumni (students, families, staff) to take a trip down memory lane with us.
Join us for a casual evening outdoors at Dearcroft Montessori School, featuring live music, great food and drinks, and lots of fun!
Tickets are $50 per couple.
For more information or to reserve your tickets please contact
s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com

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.

YOGA ROCKS INSTRUCTORS:

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 1.8.15.22.29. June 5.12.

http://www.yogarocks.ca

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. 

Thanks, 

Antoniette  Finelli

(905) 220 – 4863

info@yogarocks.ca

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.

Celebrated The Kick Off To Dearcroft’s 50th Anniversary Festivities with a local Pub Night Event

‘AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION AND WINTER BLUES’

On Thursday March 1st, at the Moonshine Cafe in Kerr Village Dearcroft Montessori alumni, friends, and families gathered to chase away the ‘Winter Blues’... while celebrating Dearcroft’s 50th Anniversary and spring’s imminent arrival!

MC for this milestone gathering was long time friend of Dearcroft and resident of Oakville… CBC/Hockey Night In Canada broadcasting host, Ron MacLean.

Dearfriend’, Mike Branton, one of Canada’s finest blues guitarists provided our musical entertainment with some great blues and classic tunes.

We raised money that evening to support a new scholarship honouring the memory of globally acclaimed documentary film maker Rob Stewart, a close friend of Dearcroft who died tragically in a scuba diving accident last year in Florida filming while filming a sequel to his remarkable movie, Sharkwater… a stunningly powerful film that alerted the world to the plight of sharks, the barbaric and unsustainable practice of shark finning and the emerging environmental crisis in the world’s oceans.

He inspired our students and people around the world through the brilliance of his work. At Dearcroft we are very excited to be developing a new collaboration with 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.

We can’t wait to celebrate with all of our ‘dearfriends’, ‘dearalumni’ and ‘dearfamilies’ on June 15th, 2018 for our big bash! More details to follow!

 

March Break Events and Activities in Oakville 2018

March Break Events and Activities Around Oakville and Halton Area 

If you are ‘stacationing’ in Oakville and looking for things to do for the upcoming week. Here are some events that are happening in and around the community:

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS AT MASTERMIND (OAKVILLE AND UPPER MIDDLE)

Events take place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Participants must sign up in-store prior to event, space is limited. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Visit your local store for details.

Monday March 12: C4K ROCK PAINTING DAY

Tuesday March 13: ORB FACTORY ORB MOLECULE DAY

Wednesday March 14: M&D MESS FREE DAY

Thursday March 15: TURNING MECARD PLAY DAY

Friday March 16: OG BRACELET MAKING DAY

Plus: Play-Doh play and colouring sheets everyday for those young ones tagging along with their siblings.

  • The Berenstain Bears LIVE!

MARCH BREAK! MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 AT 2 P.M. *

OAKVILLE CENTRE, WILLSON AUDITORIUM

Family Matters: The Musical

Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. 

http://www.oakvillecentre.ca/whats-on/berenstain-bears.html

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS AT INDIGO SPIRIT OAKVILLE 

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/events/listings/#kidsListings/

MONDAY MARCH 12 AT 11AM

ARTS & CRAFTS DAY | AGES 4+

Join us as we create crafty characters with Klutz® and discover your inner artist with ORB hi.def creation system™ – the future of colouring!

TUESDAY MARCH 13 AT 11AM

UNPLUG AND PLAY | AGES 3+

It’s on! Bring the whole family in and test your skills with Hasbro Games. Plus, get ready to pop the lid off your imagination with Play-Doh.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 AT 11AM

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD? | AGES 3+

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick and play the Wheel of Creativity! Use your imagination to build a LEGO model & take home your very own deck of Building Cards, available only at Indigo!

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.

THURSDAY MARCH 15 AT 11AM

DESIGN & CREATE | AGES 5+

Create an ooniverse with the Oonies Inflator! Plus, let your imagination soar with a fold & fly activity from Usborne, the perfect take home!

FRIDAY MARCH 16 AT 11AM

ADVENTURE BEACH | AGES 3–6

Trouble is on the horizon! Help us save the day by jumping aboard the PAW Patrol Sub Patroller! Plus make your own Sea Patrol craft!

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS OLP 

https://www.opl.on.ca/blog/mbprograms/

  • MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVALS IN HALTON

http://brontecreek.org/~bront857/index.php/the-park/featured-events/maple-festival.html

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/maple-town

  • MARCH BREAK IN HALTON PARKS (Go for a hike)

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/event-details?eventID=224

https://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/destination-parks.html

  • MAD HATTER TEA COMPANY – KERR VILLAGE

Kids Cookie Art

Calling all kids!

Beale Street Cookie Class at Mad Hatter Tea Co is just around the corner!

Pop in to our parent & child event to make a pair of St. Patrick’s Day cookies on Monday, March 12 from 9:30am-11:30am

$10 for 2 cookies, including all the cookie bling and tea for two!

Mar 12, Mon

282 Kerr St

Mar 12, 2018 at 9:30am – 11:30am

282 Kerr St, 282 Kerr St, Oakville, ON L6K 3B3, Canada

March Break Parent & Child “Cookie Blinganza”

https://www.mhteac.com/events-1/kids-cookie-art

  • MARCH BREAK DROP-IN  CERAMIC PAINTING ALL WEEK – DOWNTOWN OAKVILLE

http://www.crackpotstudio.com/

  • CROCKADOODLE OAKVILLE TUESDAY MARCH 13

EMOJI PLATE PARTY! 

https://crockadoodle.com/oakville/studio-events/march-break-emoji-plate-party/

ONCE UPON THE MAT -OAKVILLE 

Friday Themed Kids Yoga 

Our Friday afternoon Kids Yoga classes are SPECIAL! 

They have themes, they are 1.5 hour and they have snacks and tea. This allows Moms & Dads to enjoy mindful moments of their own as well. 

See our upcoming themed classes and sign up for a class via MINDBODY APP  or RSVP Incia@onceuponamat.com

March 

16 – Yoga on my MIND 

23 – Yoga PJ Party 

30- Yoga Easter Egg Hunt 

MARCH BREAK- ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS- EVENTS ALL WEEK FOR FAMILIES

Frogs Exhibit

https://www.rbg.ca/visitorevents

  • FILM.CA- TUESDAY MARCH 13TH – All Seats Tuesday – $5.00 (10:50 A.M. OR 1:00 P.M. SHOWING) PADDINGTON 2

https://film.ca/trailer/paddington-2/

MICHAELS- ART MAKING CLASSES – OAKVILLE -NORTH SERVICE RD

http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaeo_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-

MichaelsCanada-Site/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Library/default/documents/calendars/stores/Event_Calendar_Store_3401.pdf