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Positive Affirmations – Mental Health Awareness

Our Dearcroft Montessori students are very resilient and always seem to keep a positive outlook. With the switch to online learning and the uncertainty that is happening right now, we know how hard it can be for students to adjust.

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.  Connecting with nature is one way to help stay healthy mentally and physically. Research shows that walking in nature can boost your immunity and uplift your spirits. Getting outside is very important for both mental and physical health.  Here are some positive nature affirmations to think about on your next MYndful walk.

Elementary and Junior High students will move to online learning April 20th

The Premier announced today that all Ontario Elementary schools, our Elementary and Junior High levels, are to move to on-line learning for at least two weeks after the Spring Break.

Elementary and Junior High teachers will be preparing for the move to on-line learning on Monday, April 19th and therefore there will be no classes on this day for these levels.  Teachers will prepare student packages (including instruments) for pick-up on Monday, April 19th from 2:30 p.m. onwards and virtual classes will begin on Tuesday, April 20th.

 

Welcome back Toddler and Casa students

The Premier announced today that all Ontario Elementary schools, our Elementary and Junior High levels, are to move to on-line learning for at least two weeks after the Spring Break.

Child care is to remain open and therefore, our Toddler and Casa levels will return in person as scheduled on Monday, April 19th.  Before and after care programs are to be closed for now.

 

School Calendar Changes for 2021

Please note School Calendar changes for 2021:

Last Thursday, the Minister of Education announced that all publicly-funded schools would postpone March Break until the week of April 12 to continue to curb the spread of COVID-19.  The Ontario Heads of Schools met to discuss our options that would best support the province’s efforts to combat the virus while balancing the health, wellbeing, and learning of our community.

We believe that we can meet the spirit of cooperation that the Minister of Education and Chief Medical Officer requested, while still taking a couple of days in March and shifting some holidays to the end of the year, when hopefully, we will be able to more fully enjoy them. We believe the following schedule can achieve that and provide the same number of teaching days and holiday days as outlined in our original school calendar.  A revised school calendar is attached.

*  March Long Weekend:  Friday, March 12, 2021 to Monday, March 15, 2021 (2 school       days)
*  Spring Break:  Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 16 (5 school days)
*  Early June Release Days:  Wednesday, June 16 to Friday, June 18 (3 school days)
Please also note that Friday, March 5, 2021 will now be a full day, rather than a half day and the last day of school is now Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
The Easter and Victoria Day long weekends will remain the same.
Easter Weekend:  Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5
Vitoria Day Weekend:  Friday, May 21 and Monday, May 24

Thank You For Joining Us!

                      Thank you for attending our Virtual Open House.

Thank you for attending our Winter Virtual Open House last week. It is always lovely to meet new families who are interested in attending our school. Established in 1968, Dearcroft is Oakville’s original Montessori School. Our nurturing, highly dedicated staff take great pride in providing a warm and engaging learning environment for our students. Dearcroft offers programs for Toddlers to Grade 8, through a dynamic and highly enriched learning experience within our supportive and close-knit environment.

If you missed our Open House and would like information about our school or an application form to register for September 2021,  please email:

info@dearcroft-montessori.com