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Sign up for a virtual tour grades 1-8

Now Booking Virtual Tours Grades 1-8

Learn about Montessori in the older years and why it is such a natural choice. We are currently accepting registrations for September 2021 in our Elementary Grades 1-6 and West Wind Junior High (Grades 7 & 8). Learn about our extraordinary curriculum,  friendly, and close-knit community as well as our individualized programming that keeps children challenged and engage. Bring your questions and find out more about our Montessori curriculum from the comfort of your home.

To book a personal tour with one of our teachers please email:

info@dearcroft-montessori.com

We look forward to meeting you online!

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Second Term begins In-person learning for Toddler and Casa students

Dear Toddler and Casa parents,

 

We hope you have had a wonderful winter break and are enjoyed some outdoor time.  As we are  prepared to welcome back our Toddler and Casa students on campus for the start of 2021, and our second term.
Our first day of school is Tuesday, January 5th.  While there are currently a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19, child care centres will remain open during this time.  Therefore, during the period of January 5-8, 2021, while our elementary levels are operating virtually, our Toddler and Casa programs will return to in-person learning.  However, please note before and after school programs will be closed.

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.