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Retired Officer Jean Marc Lavictoire pays a special visit to Dearcroft

 

Dearcroft staff and students would like to express our sincere appreciation to retired Master Warrant Officer Jean Marc Lavictoire for taking the time to be with our students last week.

Mr. Lavictoire visited with students to share his experience in the Canadian Armed Forces and the importance of remembrance.

Older students gained insight into some of his varied experiences both on and off the field, ranging from Peacekeeping to coordinating services for injured soldiers.

They were left with a message that every action has a consequence.

Younger students appreciated light chats with this “hero” as well as a chance to share a hug with someone who has sacrificed for our country. Thank you for taking the time to bring your experience to another generation!

 

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

Experiential Learning in Senior Elementary Grades Four to Six

Quebec City 2018

Every year our Senior Elementary Students embark on an experiential learning opportunity. This year in 2018 students traveled to Quebec City for 4 days and 3 nights with their teachers.

On their second day in beautiful Quebec City students experienced hands on what it is like to be in a circus, they boarded a motor coach and departed for Ecole de Cirque de Quebec. On this journey they learned how to fly on the trapeze, juggle, jump on the trampoline, and take a general lesson on clowning around.

After a delicious lunch in Old Quebec, students took a guided walking tour of Old Quebec with local guides.  Students journeyed old buildings and proud monuments that lined the winding streets, picturesque lanes, and steep winding staircases. Also, on schedule for the day was a self-guided visit to Musee de la Civilisation.

Day three consisted of Beaupre Coast Driving Tour, in this rural area of Quebec, they saw the seigneurial system first hand.

By 9:45 am that day the students had a self-guided visit of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica which tourists and pilgrims visit this Romanesque cathedral and it hosts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year!

To share in Quebec’s colour past, storytellers introduced groups to some of Quebec’s most famous legends using large and beautiful wooden relief sculptures by master Alphonse Pare and his students.

On the last day the students visited Montmorency Falls the most spectacular natural wonders of the Beaupre Coast. Onto Soldier of the Martello Tower accompanied by British offers, the students learned all about the conditions of the soldiers living in Martello Towers. Exposed to a Quebec traditions the students enjoyed a traditional sugar shack meal followed by folk music, dancing and maple taffy served on snow!

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.

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.