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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

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.

 

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.

Joy Day!

On Monday December 18th the students were filled with spirit; they were dressed in their best holiday attire as they celebrated Joy Day!

 

With the holidays fast approaching, the teachers at Dearcroft wanted to plan a special morning for all of the children at the school to enjoy.

In keeping with the Montessori Pedagogy, each child was grouped based on mulit-ages, ranging from 18 months to 13 years.  Each student was put into a special group: Santa, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph and they rotated throughout the morning, spending time at each station. The older children helped the younger children with crafts, they read stories, they danced, and they held their hands through each transition.

Joy day was filled with music, laughter, critters, creatures, stories, sparkles, stickers, glue, music, and lots of fun!

 

From our Dearcroft Family to yours, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday!

A Positive Introduction to Sports!

Little Kickers  Oakville soccer class comes to Dearcroft!

  The Toddler and Prima Casa Classes have  looked forward to  gym time these last couple of weeks! They seemed to really enjoy their time with coach Larry  who owns the franchise for  Oakville and Southwest Mississauga. Coach  Larry tailored each class to the  specific age groups and was able to engage the children in such a fun, imaginative way.

They warmed up by doing some stretches before they played games with the soccer balls and nets.

 

During their 30 minute sessions in gym the  children  were introduced to the basics of soccer (dribbling, striking, goal scoring etc.) in a play-oriented yet structured format, using child-friendly but realistic soccer equipment.

Each child was given the opportunity to work within their ability level but taught in a group environment.

At little Kickers:

We give your children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality soccer skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment.

There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years of age.

For more information please go to

https://www.littlekickers.ca/signupdetails.aspx?Fran=280&venueid=772

 

Gifts from the Heart

Dearcroft Montessori Presents…..

‘Gifts from the Heart shopping Event’

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

Friday, December 8th 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
located at Dearcroft Montessori School in the West Wind Juinor High Building

fundraising

Following a Trip to Ten Thousand Villages Canada (Downtown Oakville store) our Senior Elementary students became inspired to fundraise in support of their efforts in 27 countries globally. Please join us to purchase beautiful pieces from Ten Thousand Villages, creations made by Dearcroft students, bake sale items and fair trade coffee, tea and hot chocolate!

Ten Thousand Villages is a volunteer based non-profit organization that works to empower artisans in developing countries through long term business relationships. All proceeds from the event will go to the gift of Hope funds, which support designated funds for equipment purchases or emergency needs of artisans. The fair trade philosophy helps to empower marginalized populations by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income, enabling kids to spend their time in school instead of working.

Please bring your friends and family and help make this event a success!
You can look forward to:
-Hand-crafted items from Ten Thousand Villages
-Creations made by Dearcroft students
-Baked treats packaged to take home
-Fair-trade coffee, tea & hot chocolate
-Barefoot Books
-Gift Wrapping Available
-Cash payment (no debit available)
-Visa/MC only available for Ten Thousand Villages purchases

 

 https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/