Category Archives: Dearcroft Events

Personal Tours of the school

This past Saturday, February 2nd, we opened our doors and welcomed many visitors to our school.

Thank you to all of our amazing Dearcroft Montessori Student ambassadors who came to school on a day off to welcome families who are interested in sending their children to Montessori School.

 

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.

Dearcroft Montessori is celebrating over 50 years of an Oakville tradition with a natural reputation for excellence. Established in 1968, it is Oakville’s original Montessori School. The campus is located on a wooded, two-acre historic property, walking distance to Downtown Oakville and beautiful parks. Dearcroft is CCMA accredited and a founding member of the Oakville Independent Schools. Our nurturing, highly dedicated staff take great pride in providing a  warm and engaging learning environment for our students. Dearcroft offers programs for Toddlers (18 months) to Grade 8, through a dynamic, highly enriched learning experience within our supportive and close-knit community.

The best way to appreciate the school is through an actual visit so that you can see the class in progress during the morning work cycle.

We encourage families to book a personal tour. We offer tours weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Times we offer tours:

9:15 a.m.

9:45 a.m

10:15 a.m.

 

Education Matters

Your child is ready for the next level …
What’s Next?

Thinking about what to do for the elementary years and if a Montessori Program is right for your child?

Come and join Anna Campbell, Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori, for a free informative session to learn more about Montessori in the older years and why it is such a natural choice.

Free Information Session

Coffee and treats provided by COBS Bakery

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Elementary Information Session
9:00 am

Dearcroft Montessori
Main Building Sr. Elementary Room
1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
905-844-2114

Learn about our safe, friendly and close-knit community as well as our individualized programming that keeps children challenged and engaged. Bring your questions and find out how you can work closely with the school and teachers on the next stage of your child’s development.

About Anna Campbell:

Anna Campbell is the Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori School.  She is also an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society) trained teacher as well as an AMS teacher-trainer.  Anna has over 30 years experience and has created, developed and implemented the Elementary programs at Tall Pines and Dearcroft, as well as the Preschool Program at Rotherglen and Brampton Montessori Schools.  Anna is a mother of two children with a background in Early Childhood Education.

Space is limited
Please reserve your spot today!
s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com

COBS Fresh Bread

A Dearcroft Tradition skating this Winter Term

Winter Term Skating Program at Canlan Ice Sports

Our skating sessions for this year’s Winter Term Phys-Ed program for the Elementary and Junior High students is off to a great start! We are so pleased to carry on another Dearcroft tradition.

For the Senior and Junior High sessions, we will have two pads of ice at our disposal.
We use one for shinny hockey and the other for skating and developmental
drills/games.

In order to carry out this program tradition, we are so appreciative for all of the support
from  parent volunteers.

Montessori Peace Education

Montessori Peace Education is an integral component of the Montessori philosophy and Dearcroft curriculum. The essentials for peace education are inherent in every level of the Montessori program and practiced daily in all of our classrooms. It begins in the Toddler and Casa levels by modeling grace and courtesy and teaching respect and acceptance for all, through to programs such as Montessori Model United Nations at the Junior High level.

Dr. Maria Montessori believed “education was the most powerful and universal way through which to reconstruct society; a way to transition from war to peace”. Dr. Montessori was nominated six times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She designed powerful concepts in the curriculum aimed at fostering an understanding of the commonalities of the human experience in hopes of establishing lasting world peace.

.https://www.montessoridaoshi.com/single-post/2018/12/28/Peace-Education-Follow-the-Child?fbclid=IwAR1U2NlEDPtuUtQXBPENCAJV_eOfdya1yKdrwfso9O5wPp4b5EIdLTn0fh8

Intergenerational Programming

Over the last few months our Junior and Senior Elementary students at Dearcroft Montessori have had the opportunity to spend quality time with our Senior Friends from Churchill Retirement Residence in #DowntownOakville.

Students love spending time walking to the Residence to participate in programming activities with their Senior friends. This article outlines all the amazing benefits of intergenerational programming and how it can improve the lives of children and older adults and the impact it has on society.

https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/fun-value-intergenerational-programming/?fbclid=IwAR1gnosSXc5P1N6JtWvNATdZAvPfOucKjsykra1Jz_BjkvKIeDHpv_e2iKw

decorating cookies at Churchill Retirement Residence

Denim and Diamonds A Music and Arts Gala

Dearcroft Montessori Presents

Denim and Diamonds: A Music and Arts Gala

Thursday February 28th, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate our students’ talents in music and arts. Throughout the school year, Dearcroft students have been studying ocean conservation as well as the historic and contemporary role of Canada’s First Nation communities and artists. In addition to in class studies, these themes have been further explored through special field trips, art gallery visits, expedition education explorations, and films like Sharkwater Extinction.

In celebration of this, we would like to welcome Dearcroft families to participate in our very own Art Gallery featuring: The Four Seasons, Under the Sea, Canadian Abstract, Still Life, Inuit Art, Portraits, Sea Animals, and Sculptures, accompanied by individual classical music performances. Students will be guiding families throughout the gallery and providing background information regarding the art on display.

To close out the evening there will be a musical performance featuring all of the students singing Canadian themed songs.

Some refreshments will be served during the evening, sponsored by the Burgess family.

Donations to Ocean School Initiative will be accepted at the door.

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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