Category Archives: Dearcroft Events

February Open House 2020

Open House:

Saturday,  February 8th 2020

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us at our Winter Open House, meet our dynamic staff and students as we tour you around our  school.

Education is perhaps the most critical component of a child’s development, with a legacy that permeates throughout his/her lifetime. As parents, we want to give our children the best start, and most importantly our children need to feel fulfilled, happy, inspired and nurtured.

One of the greatest benefits of Montessori education is building real-life skills that carry over when it is time to enter the workforce. Problem-solving, creativity, team work and responsibility run through the veins of a Montessori child.

At Dearcroft Montessori School our experienced staff take great pride in offering a warm and engaging environment for students providing programs for toddlers to grade 8.

A Montessori education consciously designs social communities and educational experiences that cultivate the child’s sense of self-awareness and empathy. Montessori learning environments allow for the respect and celebration of individual spirit within people of all ages.

At Dearcroft/West Wind Montessori  School the comprehensive and methodical training of staff, excellent student to teacher ratios and long term relationships allow us to focus on the individual child’s development keeping in-line with Montessori best practices. All of our classrooms feature: individualized, child-centred programs, enriched programming tailored to meet the needs of each student; multi-age environments; low student-teacher ratios; hands-on experiential learning; individual and small group lessons and enriched music and French programming.

‘Gifts from the Heart’ Shopping Event

December 13th

1:30 p.m. – 3:30p.m

Fundraising for Ten Thousand Villages

A fundraising event held by Dearcroft staff & students in support of the work of Ten Thousand Villages.

Where: Dearcroft Montessori School Gymnasium

Bake sale & creations made by Dearcroft Students

Dearcroft is hosting a pop-up shopping event to support the Ten Thousand Villages downtown Oakville store. Our gymnasium will be transformed into a Christmas shopping market with items from at Ten Thousand Villages.

Dearcroft students will also be holding a fundraising bake sale that will include homemade crafts available for purchase.

Please extend the invite to your friends and family. You may collect your child from class between 1:30 to 3:30 pm to shop for ‘gifts from the heart’.

Dearcroft Workshops for November

 

DEARCROFT PARENT WORKSHOPS

Please let us know if you can join in for the following workshops we have set up for November.  These sessions are appropriate for parents from all of our classes, and we hope you can join us!

                                                                                                        

Tuesday, November 19th        Elementary Curriculum Session (Grades 1-6)

                                              Anna Campbell, Director of Programming, Dearcroft

9:15 am – 10:00 am 

Come learn about how students in the Junior and Senior Elementary program become their own ambassadors of learning and growing, and how we encourage and inspire a love of learning by going beyond and helping the student develop as a whole person.  Join us for an informative session to learn more about Montessori in the Elementary years and why it is such a natural choice.  Learn about how careful attention is paid to the development of language and mathematical skills and how these abilities assist in the integrated areas of history, geography, science, botany, zoology and peace education. Gain information on how our program allows for students to have consistency, challenge, individualized instruction, and programs tailored to their specific needs.  Bring your questions and find out how you can work closely with the school and teachers on your child’s development.

Wednesday, November 20th:            MYndfulness Movement Program

                                                        Deb Taylor

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

This informative workshop will provide a brief introduction to the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mindfulness-based techniques, designed to give students relevancy to their lives to motivate ongoing practice.  Gain insight on Dearcroft’s 8-week mindfulness-based program for students from Casa through to Junior High.   Deb Taylor, our mindfulness instructor, will lead a variety of activities, including breath work while setting positive intentions, mindful movement for self-regulation, active listening for enhanced focus and sensory awareness for emotional regulation. These are easy to teach and lead, as parents find their favourites to continue practicing at home with their child.  A more regulated system of their own often comes as a pleasant surprise to parents as they practice with their child.  Parents will see how these engaging activities help our children and youth see through a lens of mindful awareness with compassion to themselves and others for a more ease-filled life.­­

Friday, November 22nd:         Vision and Learning Workshop 

                                              Dr. Gall from Oakville Centre for Vision

                                              2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Did you know that nearly 80% of what we learn channels through our eyes, and is processed to make sense of what we see? Vision problems can contribute to eye-use difficulties which may not be detected during a basic eye exam. A patient may have 20/20 vision clarity yet still have visual interferences, limiting school performance or making the student work twice as hard for their academic success. Learning- related vision problems are treatable with diligent effort.

 DEARCROFT NOVEMBER PARENT WORKSHOPS

Please RSVP to these events by checking the boxes below:

Parent’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________

______YES, I can attend Elementary Curriculum Session with Mrs. Campbell on November 19th
 
________YES, I can attend MYndfullness Movement Program workshop on November 20th
 
_______YES, I can attend the workshop on Vision and Learning Workshop on November 22nd

Meet Us at the Private School EXPO

 

Dear parents,

We thrilled to let you know that Dearcroft Montessori School will be exhibiting at the Halton-Peel Private School Expo! I’d like to cordially invite you to join us at:

Booth #: 26

St. Joseph’s Banquet & Conference Centre, 300 River Oaks Blvd. E, Oakville

This Sunday, Oct 20th, 2019, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

In just one welcoming afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with our admissions team and other members of our staff. You’ll also gain more information to make the best choices for your child’s education.

Finally, because you’ve invested time and energy into your child’s education choices with Dearcroft Montessori School, you’ll be able to attend the expo for free using the coupon GRADS10 during checkout.

https://www.ourkids.net/expo/haltonpeel-expo.php

Casa Curriculum Session (Practical Life/Sensorial/Developmental Milestone

Casa Curriculum Session

Practical Life/Sensorial/Developmental Milestone

Montessori schools are designed to prepare children for both academic success and for life.  It is not the adult who shapes the child, it is the child, who through experience, creates an adult human being.
Montessori teachers facilitate the natural process of learning.  There is a connection between one’s sense of self, being open to new ideas, and experience to learn.
Montessori schools work on academic excellence and character development.  Teachers follow the child, stay committed to providing guidance in an enriched environment, and help the child learn to his/her fullest potential.
Join us for our Casa information session to discuss the planes of development, the years after Casa, and what you can do at home to best support your child.
Please RSVP your attendance at your earliest convenience.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

‘Light the Day’ Dearcroft School Ceremony October 18th

Dear Dearcroft Families

We are so pleased to be participating in our Upcoming ‘Light the Day’ ceremony at our Fall Festival.

We look forward to seeing you all at

3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18th.

 

We have officially begun our fundraising campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, and hope you can all help us reach our goal.  As you know, this organization is near and dear to our hearts here at Dearcroft.  Please take a minute to watch this special message from Lia.

 

 

We are inspired by our students each and everyday. They demonstrate such depth of creativity, kindness, and strength, that we are constantly left in awe. Thanking you for  taking a minute to watch this wonderful video by one of our Junior High students who continues to reminds us all of how precious life is, and that we can all find ways to help others.

 

We hope you can take a moment now to donate with the Dearcroft Team by clicking on the following link:

Team Fundraising