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
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