Events and Info: May 2 – 6 at Dundas Valley Montessori School

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Strata Montessori Adolescent School’s production of “What You Will,” a steampunk adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” will be performed this Thursday, May 5, at Dundas Valley Montessori School. They have been working very hard and putting so much of their time, and their selves, into this play. We hope you can make it out to support them, and to enjoy an incredible show.

There will be two performances on Thursday: at 10:00 a.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 at the door or $20.00 for V.I.P., which includes front row seating and backstage access. [Evening performance V.I.P. tickets are sold out; for morning performance V.I.P. tickets, please email students@stratamontessori.ca].

Show Me Day:

Most of you have already signed up for Show Me Day on Monday, and your kids are very excited to show you where and how they spend their days. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible. Click right here to find your child’s Montessori environment and to select a time.

The Upper Elementary students will once again be holding their Culture Fair in the gymnasium between 9:00-11:00. Upper parents, and other members of the DVMS community, are welcome to drop in to view their work — no sign-up required for Upper families.

It was so much fun having the grandparents visit us on Friday; we’re sure you’ve heard fun stories from both the kids and the grandparents. Enjoy some pictures from the day:

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Elementary Activities:

Lower Elementary Ultimate Frisbee: The DVMS Lower Elementary special physical activity program concludes for the 2015-2016 school year with Ultimate Frisbee, at DVMS, starting on Monday, May 2. They will enjoy Ultimate on Monday and Friday afternoons. Your child will know which group they are in — Monday or Friday — but please help them remember to wear or bring appropriate outdoor athletic clothing on their Ultimate Frisbee days. Jacqueline Mills of the McMaster Ultimate Frisbee Team will be leading the children in their Ultimate adventures.

Upper Elementary Tennis: The DVMS Upper Elementary special physical activity program concludes for the 2015-2016 school year at the Dundas Tennis Club located in Dundas Driving Park. The Uppers will play tennis on May 6, 13, 27, and June 3.

  • Upper East (Terrence) Families, please drop off your children at Dundas Driving Park each morning on tennis days; DVMS staff will be there by 8:30. They will walk back to DVMS for lunch.
  • Upper West (Kathleen) Families, please pick up your children at Dundas Driving Park each afternoon on tennis days, at 3:00. Please let us know if you cannot pick up and we will arrange to carpool them back to DVMS. They will walk to Driving Park after lunch.
  • If children have a tennis racquet, please have them bring it along with appropriate footwear and clothing, and their water bottle. If you do not have a tennis racquet, DVMS has a number that children can use.

Upper Elementary Mother’s Day Tea: This year’s Mother’s Day Tea in the Upper Elementary Montessori environments will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 2:00-3:30. This is a drop-in event, so feel free to come visit your Upper Elementary child at any time during the event for some tea and pampering.

Upper Elementary Ultimate Frisbee Team: Starting on Friday, May 6, DVMS Upper Elementary students will have the opportunity to join a DVMS Ultimate Frisbee team. They will be practising each Monday and Friday from 3:45-4:45. Jacqueline Mills of McMaster Ultimate will be coaching and teaching. There is a new youth league in Hamilton and we are hoping that some of the students will join. If there is enough interest, DVMS will be sponsoring a team. There is no better co-ed sport. Call Tony at the school if you would like more information.

But wait, there’s more:

  • DSC_6909New DVMS Staff Member: Dundas Valley Montessori School is very excited to announce that we have hired Mary Flewelling-Pinchen. Mary is a very experienced Montessorian who wrote Directing the Montessori Children’s House: A Teacher-to-Teacher Guidebook of Practical Inspiration. You will see Mary as part of our afterschool program — be sure to say “Hello” and to introduce yourself.

Did you manage to make it through all those Grandparents’s Day pictures? Great! Here’s just a few more of some goings on in the school this week:

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