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Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 50 Years!

On Friday June 15th, at Dearcroft Montessori School at 7:00 p.m. To end this school year, Dearcroft Montessori celebrated 50 years a school! Dearcroft’s alumni, friends, and families  gathered for a relaxed, outdoor evening to celebrate Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary with live music, great food and drinks!

 

We  were excited to be joined by our ‘Dearfriend’, Mike Branton, one of Canada’s finest blues guitarists. Mike provided our musical entertainment with some great blues and classic tunes. Catered by a long-time business in the heart of Downtown Oakville, Seasons Restaurant who give back to the Oakville Community by catering many charity events.  Serving up some special martinis and cocktails to commemorate this special occasion was  Zirkova Vodka. Zirkova Vodka is partnered with Oceanic Global- the international creative non-profit committed to protecting the environment and world’s ocean against irrevocable damage. Dearcroft is delighted to partner with these philanthropic businesses who have a commitment to giving back, locally and globally. 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 impact on the oceans and conservation of marine species.

Dearcroft’s 50th Fun Fair Community Partners

Building Community and supporting local businesses: Summer Programs offered in Oakville.

 

Soccer Shots 

Soccer Shots is Halton’s newest premier Youth Soccer Program.  We are an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on Character Development. Our caring team of coaches positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class Coaching, Communication and Curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

 

Dash Sports 

DASH Sports teaches kids ages 2-11 the fundamentals of sports in a non-competitive, skill based, FUN environment. DASH will lay the foundation for success in sports by developing fundamental skills and the basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, passing, shooting etc.

Starting children in a nurturing, non-competitive environment ensures that they will grow to participate with confidence, which in turn allows them to apply themselves fully. The result is a higher level of learning and the highest level of FUN. We offer unique & quality programs for children of all skill levels.”

 

LEGO ROBOTICS & MINECRAFT SUMMER CAMPS – YAY!!! 

 

Your child + FUN + LEARNING = AN AWESOME CAMP EXPERIENCE!!!​

 

KNB CAMPS

Summer is just around the corner.  Have you booked your Summer Camp yet?  It isn’t too late to book a great camp that combines all the FUN of traditional camp with LEARNING and SKILL DEVELOPMENT in LEGO Robotics and Minecraft!​

 

HAPPENING ALL SUMMER!

​KNB Learning Summer Camps run all of July and August, from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m., with extended care available.

 

CAMP, TUTORING, SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT …

We also offer summer tutoring, to catch up on missed skills from this past school year.

And we offer support and learning programs for children with dyslexia, ADHD, processing speed, focus and attention challenges.

 

GET IN TOUCH!

For information or to register, call us at 647-832-2229; email us at info@knblearning.com; register online at www.knblearning.com or KNB Summer Camp.

 

MY Gym 

Classes: My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. With 500+ locations worldwide, we offer fun, structured, age-appropriate classes that help kids gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Birthday Parties: In My Gym, every birthday party is a perfectly planned celebration created especially for your child that features nonstop action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, and more!

Camps: 3 hours of fantastic games, non-competitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, dance, music, sports and much more!! We make it easy for parents with our pay-by-the day options, and multi-day discounts.

 

The Goggin-Carroll School of Irish Dance 

Offers both recreational and competitive Irish dance programs to children aged 4 and over. The instructors are committed to providing quality dance program that teach coordination, goal setting, discipline and personal responsibility while improving a child’s self-esteem and enhancing their social and physical development. All of these skills will benefit the dancer, not only when performing, but in academics, careers and personal relationships. www.goggin-carroll.com (905) 302 3436 dance@goggin-carroll.com

Oakville Arts Studio: 

Summer camps at the Oakville Arts Studio are the perfect place to make friendships, learn about art and music and create weekly projects with diverse and multicultural themes. For the summer of 2017, each week was focused on a different country, teaching the artist campers techniques, artists, movements and musical facts about that specific region. We offer both full and half day programs for your convenience. We encourage you to come back at a later time to see the schedule for the Artistic Summer Camps of 2018. https://oakvilleartsstudio.com/summer-camps/

 

Oakville Blue Devils: 

Oakville Blue Devils FC is a soccer club based in the Town of Oakville, Ontario that competes in League1 Ontario in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The club also features men’s and women’s U21 teams (OBD II) that compete in the OSL U21 Elite Division.

The Blue Devils Academy is the official player development program of Oakville Blue Devils FC. The Blue Devils Academy provides a complete player pathway for aspiring and talented young players, progressing from U8 through to League1 Ontario. The Academy is comprised of the Junior Academy (U8 to U12), the Youth Academy (U13 to U15) and the Senior Academy (U16 to U19).

http://www.oakvillebluedevilsfc.com/

OMAC 

Would you like your children to spend the summer being physically active, making friends, gaining confidence and having a great time?

That’s exactly what their summer will be like at OMAC’s World Class Martial Arts summer camp!

Our four Tae Kwon Do schools in Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Trafalgar/Dundas Rd and Vaughan, all offer exciting, challenging summer camps for children of all ages.

https://www.omacworldclassmartialarts.com/

Oakville Public Library: 

Welcome kids! This is your page to share your ratings and reviews of the books you’ve read, and to find more good books to read. Don’t forget to check our Programs and Events page for upcoming author visits and other great programs.

Oakville and Milton Humane Society: 

 

Kids and Critters Summer Day Camp

Kids and Critters Summer Day Camp 

We are thrilled to be able to offer 8 whole weeks of summer camp for children ages 6-12 years old. Each week of the summer camp has a different animal-based focus and will be directed at a different age group, with groupings of 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.

Throughout the camp week, campers will experience a lot of opportunities to interact with shelter animals, play games, get crafty and meet a variety of wonderful guest speakers.  Your children won’t want to miss all the fun, so make sure to sign them up as soon as registration becomes available. Click here for an information brochure.

 

Yoga Rocks 

Founder ~
Antoinette Finelli

Antoniette Finelli is a Montessori Elementary School Teacher, a Certified Yoga Instructor and a Physical Educator. For the past seventeen years she has worked with students aged 3 to 19 in schools, camps, outdoor education and private venues in California, Toronto and across Canada. Keenly aware of the strong correlation between co-ordination and intelligence, Antoniette incorporates Brain Gym into her yoga programs, feeling strongly that through moving the body the intellect is enhanced. Antoniette is passionate about engaging children of all ages and abilities to become healthy and active through the use of these non-competitive activities.  http://www.yogarocks.ca/birthday-parties.html

 

 

Cynthia Konopka
Specializing in Violin, Voice and Piano
HBMus, BMusEd
Honors Music Specialist
SUMMER MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS – JULY 3-6TH, 2018 – WITH CYNTHIA
KONOPKA
Location:  Trinity United Church
1250 McCraney St. East,
Oakville, ON
L6H 3K3
~ Tuesday, July 3rd – Friday, July 6th – 9 am – 10:30 am ~
AGES 5 AND 6
PROGRAM COST:  $150
~ Tuesday, July 3rd – Friday, July 6th –  10:15 am – 12 noon ~
AGES 7-10
PROGRAM COST:  $180
The summer camp will include the following according to the
appropriate age group: Melodic and rhythmic concepts, singing games,
listening exercises, the incorporation of language and mathematics
in relationship to music, creative activities and multi-cultural
elements.
_TO RESERVE PLACEMENT, PLEASE EMAIL CYNTHIA AT:
C.KONOPKA@HOTMAIL.COM OR CALL 905-325-9733

Oakville Galleries: 

The perfect way for kids with active imaginations to spend their summer break, Oakville Galleries’ day camps run throughout July and August at our lakeside studios. Camp programs offer one-of-a-kind art-making experiences, interactive tours of the Galleries’ art exhibitions and outdoor recreation activities. Small classes taught by qualified art instructors ensure that each child gets plenty of one-on-one attention, and program activities are easily adapted to each participant’s age and ability level.

CELEBRATING DEARCROFT’S 50TH WITH A TASTE OF COMMUNITY

Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation and Excellence in Education

On Wednesday June 20th, between 9:30am and 11:30am Dearcroft will be celebrating 50 years with the Students by having a big 50th fun fair! This community event will host 14 Oakville businesses that will be giving a hands-on experience of what their business has to offer the students at Dearcroft.  The students will be kicking off the event with special song called “My Dearcroft” written by three Senior Elementary Students.

The students at Dearcroft Montessori will be dressed down for the day wearing Dearcroft colours to support fellow Student, Lia Goh on her efforts to raise money for POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) For Kids with Cancer for a fundraiser to support families at Sick Kids Foundation. Lia Goh is a cancer survivor who is in the Senior Elementary class at Dearcroft and feels very passionate about supporting such an amazing cause and will be bringing the funds that she has raised over the year to the POGO gala hosted in February of 2019.

 

 

 

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.

Seasons Restaurant has generously donated a dinner party for eight in their private wine cellar to enjoy a tasting menu paired with wine.  This amazing prize valued at $800 will be raffled off so please bring cash to buy raffle tickets (5 tickets for $10 or 15 tickets for $20).

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.

Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary Party Full Details

Dearcroft Montessori is celebrating 50 years!

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. Enjoy an adult night out in our natural campus with lots of food and drinks and live entertainment.

Raffle tickets (5 tickets for $10 or 15 tickets for $20) Fundraiser for Ocean School:
Prizes include:
Seasons Restaurant has generously donated a dinner party for eight in their private wine cellar to enjoy a tasting menu paired with wine valued at $800.
Tiffany & Co Crystal Bowl – Donated by McDowell Financial Management Team
Fire Hall Gift Certificate – Donated from Catch Hospitality Group

These amazing prizes  will be raffled off  at 9:00 pm so please bring cash to buy raffle tickets ($2 each or $15 for 10)

Funds raised from this raffle will be donated to 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 program was established in honour of documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart, a close friend of Dearcroft.

We also have amazing door prizes to give away at end of the evening!

There is designated parking on Belair  Dr (eastside), Burgundy Dr (eastside), Dianne Ave (southside), Lavender Lane (southside), Morrison Rd (eastside) from 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm, however we encourage you to walk, ride a bike or uber if possible.

Thank you to our sponsors:

https://www.seasonsrestaurant.ca/

https://www.zirkova.com/

https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/store/5006

https://www.sawdustcitybrewing.com/

https://ca.rbcwealthmanagement.com/web/wayne.mcdowell

The winners of door prizes and the raffle will be announced at 9:00 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you rain or shine!

Tickets are $50 per couple.
For more information or to reserve your tickets please contact
s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com

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!

 

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.