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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

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

Welcome back!

A warm welcome back to the new academic year.

Thank you to the parents who attended our Parent Information Session Wine & Cheese last evening.  We look forward to an amazing year at Dearcroft Montessori School and thank you all for being a part of our Dearcroft Community. Please mark your calendars for our next Parent Information night scheduled on November 1st called Next Level Program. This is a great informative evening that will provide explanations for all levels, Toddler through Grade 8.

A global presence for over a century, the Montessori method of education has enriched countless lives in schools around the world.

At Dearcroft each child is followed as an individual and a program is designed specifically to meet his or her needs.

Dearcroft builds the foundation of community,  global awareness, gratitude, a love for Canada, culture, the environment and most of all the love for learning. Children are free to be themselves, and to take initiative which inspires confidence, independence and most important, self-esteem.

Each child is celebrated, supported and guided.

Now Accepting Applications for Toddler Program September 2018

Oakville’s original Montessori School Toddler Program!

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” -Maria Montessori

The Toddler Program is for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old. This is the period when children’s lives are the most formative, such that they absorb impressions from all aspects of their surroundings.

The Toddler Program is a community where a group of young children explore the world together. Toddlers work in a carefully designed environment where everything is child-sized. Children are expected to take on greater responsibility for themselves and eventually others.  Practical life activities include many of the everyday tasks children observe their parents doing at home. At Dearcroft Montessori our toddlers enjoy and take pride in caring for their environment, themselves and each other.

Our learning environment has a diverse set of Montessori materials, activities and experiences. We have a schedule that allows large blocks of uninterrupted learning time. The bright and beautiful, spacious classroom encourages social interactions.

We work closely with parents in bringing the home environment in sync with the school environment. It is important that all children feel happy and safe in our school community.

We encourage you to come and book a tour of our school.

 

Kicking Off Dearcroft’s 50th Anniversary Festivities! Pub Night at Moonshine Cafe!

We hope you’ll join us later this term for a special evening of celebration as we kick off Dearcroft’s 50th anniversary festivities!

Join us on Thursday, March 1st at the Moonshine Cafe in Kerr Village as we gather to chase away the ‘Winter Blues’... while celebrating Dearcroft’s 50th Anniversary and spring’s imminent arrival! Our MC for this milestone gathering will be long time friend of Dearcroft and resident of Oakville… CBC/Hockey Night In Canada broadcasting legend, Ron MacLean. As one of our country’s best known broadcast personalities and a truly iconic and beloved Canadian, Ron will have some great stories to share, offering insight into our country, our game and the incredible role that hockey and sport has played in binding together our great country from coast to coast to coast.

We are also excited to be joined by another ‘Dearfriend’, Mike Branton, one of Canada’s finest blues guitarists. Mike will be providing our musical entertainment with some great blues and classic tunes to warm up the first night of March. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available later this month. 

We’ll be raising 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.

Rob’s films including Sharkwater and Revolution were Canada’s most successful environmental documentaries. They won dozens of film awards around the world… inspiring countless people around the planet with their breathtaking cinematography and clarity of message. At the time of his untimely death, Rob was considered one of the world’s leading voices defending marine conservation and environmental stewardship. An inspiration to all, his passion for protecting sharks and all forms of life in the oceans brought him global fame. As an advocate for ocean health and the critical need for educating the world about sustainable living, Rob had no equal. His vision, film making excellence and generosity of spirit made his death at age 37 a great loss to Canada and the world. A new scholarship at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia has now been established in Rob’s memory to support students working in ocean science and carry on the critical research needed to support Rob’s message. In recent years, Rob visited our school on several occasions and empowered our students through direct engagement with his film making process as he edited his documentaries. 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. This will lead to future Expedition Education trips for our students to the Maritimes and field studies related to marine science. We will be forever grateful to Rob and Dalhousie (the university he worked so closely with) to bring such important information to the world.

Watch for further ticket information coming your way soon regarding our upcoming 50th Anniversary Winter Pub and ways you can help us moving forward in promoting environmental education.

 

Education Matters Seminar-February- Montessori Program in the Elementary Level

Curious about the Montessori Program in the Elementary Level and if it is right for your child?

Come for coffee and refreshments and join Anna Campbell, Director of Programming at Dearcroft, who will be answering all of your questions.

Education Matters is an informative seminar to learn more about Montessori in the older years and why it is your natural choice. This seminar will be broken into two separate sessions, Junior Elementary and Senior Elementary.

You are welcome to sign up for either one, or both sessions. We welcome friends and family to this seminar and anyone who you think might be interested in learning more about Montessori in the elementary years.

We are offering three sessions.

Thursday, February 8th 2018

Dearcroft Montessori School

(The West Wind Junior High building)

1. Junior Elementary (Grades 1 -3)

 Information Session will be held between 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

2. Senior Elementary (Grades 4-6)

Information Session will be held between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

3. Elementary 

Information Session will be held between 6:00 p.m. -7 :00 p.m.

Space is limited, you can RSVP your spot to:

 s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com 

This seminar is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Montessori in the Elementary years.

About Anna Campbell: 

Anna is the Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori School. She is also an AMI (American 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.

We look forward to having you at this seminar.

Thank you,

Dearcroft Staff

Open House – February 2018

Please join us for Saturday, February 3, 2018
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Every February we welcome parents and children, family and friends to tour our campus and ask questions about Dearcroft Montessori.

Celebrating 50 years… Dearcroft Montessori was established in 1968 and has remained family owned and operated throughout its history by a team of dedicated Montessori educators.

As Oakville’s original Montessori School and the third oldest Independent school in our community, Dearcroft is CCMA accredited and a founding member of the Oakville Independent Schools.

Our nurturing, highly dedicated staff take great pride in providing a naturally beautiful, warm and engaging learning environment for our students. Dearcroft offers programs for Toddlers to Grade 8, through a dynamic, highly enriched learning experience within our supportive and close-knit community.

Our highly experienced and qualified staff, excellent ratios and long-term relationships allow us to focus on all aspects of each child’s development.

What parents are saying:

“The owners, teachers and staff at Dearcroft are wonderful, caring people. The Montessori method, which allows children the freedom to focus where they’re most interested at times, and return to what challenges them most, in a compassionate way, is incredible. It’s amazing how children can flourish when properly supported, and we feel extremely privileged to have our children enrolled in such a school that provides such support. The gorgeous treed campus is a child’s wonderland. ”

According to my daughter: “We learn so much, in fun ways. We get lot’s of opportunities to do projects. My teachers are so nice. Learning from all the variety of materials is so helpful.”

Matt Gilgan ~ Parent in Junior and Senior Elementary

“Oliver, our three-year-old son has really enjoyed his time with all the schoolmates and teachers in Dearcroft and we are so thankful that he has been very well taken care of considering the big changes that he was going through with his change of school. We still remember that on the first day we brought Oliver to school that he barely looked back and cried as he entered the class. I’m very attentive on these tiny details which show that my little one felt at ease since day one. We have been incredibly impressed with Dearcroft’s nurturing, caring and professional approach to child education. I think we have met the most passionate and professional Montessori educators in Dearcroft.

 Thank you so much for all you have done in making our son feel comfortable, cared for and safe.

As a Dad, I can only wish that Oliver’s next journey will be filled with the same joy and excitement for learning that he has found in Dearcroft.

 We love Dearcroft and we are glad to be part of the Dearcroft family.”

 ~Sissy Yu and Roger Jie Luo (Oliver’s parents)_ Prima Casa

“What Dearcroft Means to me is a place where my children get to experience a community and personal relationships with their teachers.  They have been nurtured and cared for in ways that they wouldn’t have experienced elsewhere.”

~ Monica Kwias Parent

My Dearcroft…. student’s perspective:

“Dearcroft is my home, it is a safe place and I love it here. In Dearcroft no one hurts another person mentally or physically. At Dearcroft our teachers teach us not only about work but also about responsibility, kindness, initiative, and humor.”~ Senior Elementary Student

“Dearcroft means helpful because everybody helps me in their own way. I am thankful for going to the best school ever! Every year we go on a trip for 3 days. We go to Camp Muskoka!” ~ Junior Elementary Student

“To me Dearcroft means love. It means family. Whenever I’m feeling sad my friends and teachers know what to do. My Dearcroft is always trying to make the world a better place in every way we can.” ~Senior Elementary Student

“I went to Dearcroft Montessori from Casa to Grade 8 – The full eleven years. The two parts of Dearcroft that really stood out to me was the sense of community and the love of learning that has carried onto the rest of my education. The eleven years I spent at Dearcroft will forever be in my dearest memories. “~ Emma – Graduate

We look forward to meeting you on our campus at our Open House… Saturday, February 3rd 2018. Come see why Dearcroft is your Natural Choice.