November Newsletter

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTERSCHOOL CLOSURE – This Friday, November 12th is a PD Day

Thank you for returning the skating forms for the Jr. Elementary, Sr. Elementary and Jr. High levels.  There is great interest in the skating program and we will go ahead with this annual event in the new year.  The skating dates will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks.
TODDLER CURRICULUM NIGHT – Wednesday, November 10th at 8:00 pm (virtual)
The Toddler Teachers are hosting a virtual curriculum night for Toddler parents currently in the program.  Zoom link and details have been sent out.  If you have not yet received this information please reach out to the Toddler staff.
NEXT LEVEL NIGHT – Thursday, November 18th at 8:00 – 8:45 pm (virtual)
Next Level Night is special tradition at Dearcroft, where parents are invited to learn more about the next program for your child.  Teachers from Toddler, Casa, and Junior Elementary will provide an 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.  
SHAWANAGA NATION TOY DRIVE FOR – Beginning Monday, Nov. 29th through to Dec. 3rd
Dearcroft will be holding a toy drive for the children of the Shawanaga Nation.  Beginning November 29th Dearcroft will be collecting unwrapped toys to help support the families of the Shawanaga Nation.  Each student is invited to bring in a toy that is something a student of their age might enjoy.  The toys will be collected on Friday, December 3rd, and delivered to the Shawanaga Nation children in time for Christmas. 
CASA MATH CURRICULUM – Thursday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm (virtual)
Join us for our Casa information session to discuss the importance of practical life and sensorial activities in the classroom and their connection to the math curriculum.  Learn how math is taught in a Montessori environment and why it works, along with how your child’s mastery makes their approach to math positive.  We invite Toddler and Casa families to come see how Montessori math is different from other traditional schools.
ARTS CLUB – Thursday, December 2nd at 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Dearcroft is excited to announce the return of the Arts Club!  After a hiatus, Mrs. Campbell, Arts Club Director, is looking forward to the development of another Arts Club play.  Arts Club is offered to elementary and junior high students (Level 1 – Level 8).  More information, including the registration form, will be sent home soon. 
REPORT CARDS – December 8th 
Report cards will be sent home on December 8th for students in Level 1 through to Level 8.  
JOY DAY – Wednesday, December 15th
All Dearcroft students will spend the last day of the first term celebrating the Christmas season at school. This student only day will be filled with level appropriate actives for all levels.
When a student is off school with an illness please follow up with your healthcare provider and follow their direction.  In most cases, students may return to school if it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started improving.  However, if your child’s symptom is still present, they may not return to school.
As a reminder, while there is no snow (yet!), please make sure you are sending your child to school with appropriate outdoor attire every day.  This time of year your child should now have a winter coat, gloves/mittens, and a hat.  More importantly, please ensure all items are waterproof.
(Casa, Elementary, Junior High)
We will be conducting re-registration for the 2022-2023 school year before we break for the holidays.  We will require your commitment for the September 2022 school year by Friday, December 10thAdditionally, if you have a child who is not currently registered at Dearcroft and would like placement for September 2022 school year, please contact the office immediately. If we have not received your commitment for next year by Friday, December 10th your child’s/children’s spot will be released to new families who are currently on our waiting list.  Please watch for forms to be sent home this month.
Thank you,
Dearcroft and West Wind Staff