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Dearcroft Workshops for November

 

DEARCROFT PARENT WORKSHOPS

Please let us know if you can join in for the following workshops we have set up for November.  These sessions are appropriate for parents from all of our classes, and we hope you can join us!

                                                                                                        

Tuesday, November 19th        Elementary Curriculum Session (Grades 1-6)

                                              Anna Campbell, Director of Programming, Dearcroft

9:15 am – 10:00 am 

Come learn about how students in the Junior and Senior Elementary program become their own ambassadors of learning and growing, and how we encourage and inspire a love of learning by going beyond and helping the student develop as a whole person.  Join us for an informative session to learn more about Montessori in the Elementary years and why it is such a natural choice.  Learn about how careful attention is paid to the development of language and mathematical skills and how these abilities assist in the integrated areas of history, geography, science, botany, zoology and peace education. Gain information on how our program allows for students to have consistency, challenge, individualized instruction, and programs tailored to their specific needs.  Bring your questions and find out how you can work closely with the school and teachers on your child’s development.

Wednesday, November 20th:            MYndfulness Movement Program

                                                        Deb Taylor

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

This informative workshop will provide a brief introduction to the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mindfulness-based techniques, designed to give students relevancy to their lives to motivate ongoing practice.  Gain insight on Dearcroft’s 8-week mindfulness-based program for students from Casa through to Junior High.   Deb Taylor, our mindfulness instructor, will lead a variety of activities, including breath work while setting positive intentions, mindful movement for self-regulation, active listening for enhanced focus and sensory awareness for emotional regulation. These are easy to teach and lead, as parents find their favourites to continue practicing at home with their child.  A more regulated system of their own often comes as a pleasant surprise to parents as they practice with their child.  Parents will see how these engaging activities help our children and youth see through a lens of mindful awareness with compassion to themselves and others for a more ease-filled life.­­

Friday, November 22nd:         Vision and Learning Workshop 

                                              Dr. Gall from Oakville Centre for Vision

                                              2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Did you know that nearly 80% of what we learn channels through our eyes, and is processed to make sense of what we see? Vision problems can contribute to eye-use difficulties which may not be detected during a basic eye exam. A patient may have 20/20 vision clarity yet still have visual interferences, limiting school performance or making the student work twice as hard for their academic success. Learning- related vision problems are treatable with diligent effort.

 DEARCROFT NOVEMBER PARENT WORKSHOPS

Please RSVP to these events by checking the boxes below:

Parent’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________

______YES, I can attend Elementary Curriculum Session with Mrs. Campbell on November 19th
 
________YES, I can attend MYndfullness Movement Program workshop on November 20th
 
_______YES, I can attend the workshop on Vision and Learning Workshop on November 22nd

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.

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.

 

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.

March Break Events and Activities in Oakville 2018

March Break Events and Activities Around Oakville and Halton Area 

If you are ‘stacationing’ in Oakville and looking for things to do for the upcoming week. Here are some events that are happening in and around the community:

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS AT MASTERMIND (OAKVILLE AND UPPER MIDDLE)

Events take place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Participants must sign up in-store prior to event, space is limited. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Visit your local store for details.

Monday March 12: C4K ROCK PAINTING DAY

Tuesday March 13: ORB FACTORY ORB MOLECULE DAY

Wednesday March 14: M&D MESS FREE DAY

Thursday March 15: TURNING MECARD PLAY DAY

Friday March 16: OG BRACELET MAKING DAY

Plus: Play-Doh play and colouring sheets everyday for those young ones tagging along with their siblings.

  • The Berenstain Bears LIVE!

MARCH BREAK! MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 AT 2 P.M. *

OAKVILLE CENTRE, WILLSON AUDITORIUM

Family Matters: The Musical

Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. 

http://www.oakvillecentre.ca/whats-on/berenstain-bears.html

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS AT INDIGO SPIRIT OAKVILLE 

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/events/listings/#kidsListings/

MONDAY MARCH 12 AT 11AM

ARTS & CRAFTS DAY | AGES 4+

Join us as we create crafty characters with Klutz® and discover your inner artist with ORB hi.def creation system™ – the future of colouring!

TUESDAY MARCH 13 AT 11AM

UNPLUG AND PLAY | AGES 3+

It’s on! Bring the whole family in and test your skills with Hasbro Games. Plus, get ready to pop the lid off your imagination with Play-Doh.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 AT 11AM

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD? | AGES 3+

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick and play the Wheel of Creativity! Use your imagination to build a LEGO model & take home your very own deck of Building Cards, available only at Indigo!

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.

THURSDAY MARCH 15 AT 11AM

DESIGN & CREATE | AGES 5+

Create an ooniverse with the Oonies Inflator! Plus, let your imagination soar with a fold & fly activity from Usborne, the perfect take home!

FRIDAY MARCH 16 AT 11AM

ADVENTURE BEACH | AGES 3–6

Trouble is on the horizon! Help us save the day by jumping aboard the PAW Patrol Sub Patroller! Plus make your own Sea Patrol craft!

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS OLP 

https://www.opl.on.ca/blog/mbprograms/

  • MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVALS IN HALTON

http://brontecreek.org/~bront857/index.php/the-park/featured-events/maple-festival.html

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/maple-town

  • MARCH BREAK IN HALTON PARKS (Go for a hike)

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/event-details?eventID=224

https://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/destination-parks.html

  • MAD HATTER TEA COMPANY – KERR VILLAGE

Kids Cookie Art

Calling all kids!

Beale Street Cookie Class at Mad Hatter Tea Co is just around the corner!

Pop in to our parent & child event to make a pair of St. Patrick’s Day cookies on Monday, March 12 from 9:30am-11:30am

$10 for 2 cookies, including all the cookie bling and tea for two!

Mar 12, Mon

282 Kerr St

Mar 12, 2018 at 9:30am – 11:30am

282 Kerr St, 282 Kerr St, Oakville, ON L6K 3B3, Canada

March Break Parent & Child “Cookie Blinganza”

https://www.mhteac.com/events-1/kids-cookie-art

  • MARCH BREAK DROP-IN  CERAMIC PAINTING ALL WEEK – DOWNTOWN OAKVILLE

http://www.crackpotstudio.com/

  • CROCKADOODLE OAKVILLE TUESDAY MARCH 13

EMOJI PLATE PARTY! 

https://crockadoodle.com/oakville/studio-events/march-break-emoji-plate-party/

ONCE UPON THE MAT -OAKVILLE 

Friday Themed Kids Yoga 

Our Friday afternoon Kids Yoga classes are SPECIAL! 

They have themes, they are 1.5 hour and they have snacks and tea. This allows Moms & Dads to enjoy mindful moments of their own as well. 

See our upcoming themed classes and sign up for a class via MINDBODY APP  or RSVP Incia@onceuponamat.com

March 

16 – Yoga on my MIND 

23 – Yoga PJ Party 

30- Yoga Easter Egg Hunt 

MARCH BREAK- ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS- EVENTS ALL WEEK FOR FAMILIES

Frogs Exhibit

https://www.rbg.ca/visitorevents

  • FILM.CA- TUESDAY MARCH 13TH – All Seats Tuesday – $5.00 (10:50 A.M. OR 1:00 P.M. SHOWING) PADDINGTON 2

https://film.ca/trailer/paddington-2/

MICHAELS- ART MAKING CLASSES – OAKVILLE -NORTH SERVICE RD

http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaeo_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-

MichaelsCanada-Site/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Library/default/documents/calendars/stores/Event_Calendar_Store_3401.pdf

PA Day Activities for Dearcroft Families – February 23rd, 2018

February 23rd – PA DAY

 

PD Day Activities with KNB Learning and Sewing with Kay

We have organized some optional activities for Dearcroft students during our upcoming Parent Conference day on Friday, February 23rd.

If you are interested, please contact the hosts directly.

PA DAY CAMP Exclusive to Dearcroft Students at KNB Learning

PA Day camps are $99/day. These camps include both LEGO Robotics and Minecraft Education, and all regular outdoor activities and games. PA Day camps run from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Also, there is an option to do a half day, the cost is $59.

PA Day Camp Registration & Materials fee is $11.

KNB Learning™ programs are designed to engage many different learning styles – visual, kinesthetic, and experiential.

We follow the philosophy of learning through experience and play. For children, their play is their work. We continue the learning and fun over holiday breaks, through our Winter Break, March Break, and Summer Camps.

Follow these links to register:

http://Full Day LEGO, Robotics & Minecraft Education PD Day Camp

http://Half Day LEGO & Robotics PD Day Camp

http://Half Day Minecraft Education PD Day Camp

 

PA Day Camp~ February 23rd, 2018

UNICORN PILLOW CAMP!

 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sewing with Kay~ Learn, Create, Grow!

Sewing with Kay offers a fun relaxed atmosphere where a child can truly express their creative side!

Classes are designed to introduce children to the amazing world of sewing, guide them through a number of projects and help them build a sewing foundation.

To register, please email Kay to reserve your space.

sewingwithkay@bell.net

905.808.5297

407 Speers Rd Suite 205

Oakville, Ontario