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Fall Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoyed a festive Thanksgiving weekend.  Fall is in the air and we have some fun events and school closures coming up.   

FALL FESTIVAL – Friday, October 15th 
Our students will participate in a school wide Fall Festival this Friday, October 15th, with events that are appropriate for each level.  The toddlers will explore a backyard pumpkin patch, while our older students will welcome Wild Ontario, affiliated with the University of Guelph, and their Birds of Prey.  This is a daytime event for students only.
HALLOWEEN & FOOD DRIVE – Monday, October 25th through Thursday October 28th
We invite students to dress down in orange and black on Thursday, October 28th for Halloween.  Please, no costumes and no treats or food to be sent to the school – thank you!
Dearcroft is continuing our fall food drive in support of Kerr Street Mission.  Students are invited to bring in dried and canned goods between Monday, October 25th through Thursday October 28th to their classrooms. Together we can scare hunger!


Kerr Street Mission has identified a particular high need for:
Campbell’s Chunky Soups
Small Soup Cans
Low Sodium Stock
Vegetable Stock
Beef/Chicken Stock

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS – Oct. 28 (eve. only) & Oct. 29th (day only)
We will be holding Parent – Teacher Conferences via Zoom on Thursday, October 28, 2021 (evening only) and Friday, October 29, 2021 (morning only).  Please note, classes will not be held on Friday.  Zoom conference are 15 min long per student.  Information regarding booking your parent – teacher conference will be sent out by the weekend.
VIRTUAL NEXT LEVEL NIGHT – Thursday, November 18th at 8:00 – 8:45 pm 
Next Level Night is special tradition at Dearcroft, where parents are invited to learn more about the next program for your child.  Teachers from all levels will be providing and overview of their program, and parents will have the opportunity to get to know teachers and ask questions.  This is a “must” attend event, that will empower you when making decisions about your child’s education.  Zoom links will be sent out soon for each program.  

SCHOOL CLOSURES

• Friday, October 29th – Parent/Teacher Conferences
• Friday, November 12th – PD Day

ILLNESS & DAILY SCREENING FORMS

We are doing our best to keep cold and flu season at bay this year.  If your child displays ANY signs of illness, from a runny nose to a fever, or is generally unwell, please keep them home from school.  Notify the school of your child’s absence and follow directions from your healthcare provider or public health. 

As per the guidelines set out by the Halton Region Public Health, children should be 24 hours since their symptoms started improving before returning to school for most minor illnesses (runny nose, sore throat).  This is required to prevent the spreading of viruses.

Please be reminded that a screening form must be submitted for every student before coming to school.
OUTDOOR CLOTHING
 
While we have enjoyed a very warm start to the month, please keep in mind that our natural environment, and proximity to the lake, that our recess yard can become cold.  Please send your child to school with appropriate outdoor gear, including mittens or gloves, a hat, warm coat, and boots.  Please label all belongings. 
 
Thank you,
 
Dearcroft and West Wind Staff

Now Offering Personal Tours on Campus

Now booking personal tours of our school campus.

With enriched programming, small class sizes, and a low student-to-teacher ratio, our Toddler to Grade 8 Programs are tailored to meet the needs of each student.

Our Junior High classroom offers an academically rigorous program that encourages independence, interaction and leadership with an strong emphasis on environmental and peace education.

To learn more and book an in-person tour of our school campus please email:

info@dearcroft-montessori.com

Dearcroft @ Learn from Home

Dearcroft Montessori Virtual Learning Program

New Online Learning Program coming this Fall!

Starts October 18th, 2021

Now offering a new Virtual Program Dearcroft@ Learn from Home for Ages 3-7 years. Book An Information Session TODAY! Email dearcroft.learnfromhome@gmail.com to learn more about our program.

We are offering a virtual classroom learning experience uniquely designed for those unable to attend school in person.

Daily Online prep-program sessions conducted with an experienced Montessori trained teacher that will enrich your child with group and individualized lesson.

Lessons will consist of:

*Phonics

* Language

*Language enrichment

*Math

* Culture

*French

Montessori materials-based curriculum for children ages 3-7 years. All lessons are prepared and presented by experienced Montessori educators. A  daily online prep-program led by an experienced  Dearcroft Montessori School teacher providing enrichment for your child through group  and individual lessons supplemented with individualized work packages made available for non-contact pick-up.

 

Full and Part Time Options

Starting October 18th, 2021

2 Sessions available  Fall/ Winter and Spring / Summer (October 2021 – June 2022)

Full and Half Day options available 5 days a week.

(9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.)

 

Dearcroft Learn from Home Prep is for families looking for a structured, daily online program that will deliver exceptional curriculum to inspire and empower your child/ children. Ideal for working parents with a flexible schedule, grandparents or stay-at-home parents, or home-schooled children.

Prep for school and learn from home.

3 – 7 years of age.

All lessons prepared and presented by experienced Montessori educators.

Contact to Register:
dearcroft.learnfromhome@gmail.com

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.