- Friday, Nov. 2, is a PD Day. No School.
- School Photos
- Tuition reminder
- Halloween at DVMS
- Nov. 8 Parent Education event
- Parent Interviews Nov. 20-24
- Family Halloween events for the weekend
- There are no Elementary activities this week due to the PD Day on Friday, Nov. 2. Lower students will begin Zumba at DVMS on Friday, November 9th.
- There are no Elementary activities this week due to the PD Day on Friday, Nov. 2. Upper students will begin Ballroom Dance at DVMS on Friday, November 9th with Dan Lee (who also happens to be the brother of Michelle, our Upper Elementary French Guide). Below is some information about Dan. We are looking forward to this new activity!
Dan has been teaching Ballroom for nearly twenty years. He provides students with the best possible value and enjoyment while delivering a light-hearted fun dance lesson. In addition to private and group lessons, Dan has also been hired to teach large groups in schools and at special events. In his spare time, Dan volunteers at Culture Link where he helps New Canadians settle in the Toronto area.
Information and Reminders
- School Photos are in!
Our Wonderful Lindsay Palmer has completed the school photos! Photos will be handed out on Monday after school. On the package it states that the due date is Tuesday, October 30. While there may be a prize for those of you who do return the envelope by Tuesday, the actual due date is Thursday, November 1st. Retakes will be done on that day as well. We know it is the day after Halloween but we will wipe the chocolate off of their faces before the picture is taken.
- Tuition Reminder
Just a reminder that if you pay tuition quarterly, your cheques will be coming out on Thursday, November 1.
- Halloween at DVMS:
Halloween is on a school day this year, and it is a very exciting time of year for children. There’s candy! In order to maintain the integrity of our Montessori environments and work cycles, we ask that Halloween remains a fun family event and that costumes and candy remain at home for trick or treatin’ fun with mom and dad, brothers and sisters, and friends. Imagine if youIt’s tempting, we know, but they’ll still love you even if you don’t slip a few pieces of candy into their lunch or pockets at this time of year. Thank you, we appreciate your support and help with this very much.
- Fri. Nov. 2: PD Day. No School.: Some staff will be attending the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers (CAMT) conference, “Modern Montessori, Adaption to Our Time and Place”. Our Very own Terrence and Kate Millie will be speaking at this conference. Others will be material making and meeting with co teachers for planning purposes.
- Parent Education Evening: Thursday, November 8, 5:30 – 7:00. “Montessori at Home”. Childcare will be available.
- Parent Teacher Interviews: Week of Nov. 20-24: (No School on Fri. Nov. 24). Sign-ups to come. Childcare will be available.
- Student Elections At DVMS
The Upper Elementary Students of DVMS participated in the CIVIX Student Vote in anticipation of this week’s municipal election. Over 1,350 Ontario schools and 150,000 students voted to elect candidates in their local communities. The students at DVMS voted for the Ward 13 councillor and the Mayor of the City of Hamilton. The winners of the student vote happened to match the winners of the actual city elections. Congratulations to Councillor Vanderbeek and Mayor Eisenberger.
The detailed results of the student vote municipal elections are available here so you can find the student results for your ward.
Fun Family Events
- Halloween: Night Circus Fri. Oct. 26 and Sat. Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton. Click here for event website. Here is the link for more information. https://westfieldheritage.ca/westfield-celebrates-halloween/
Lit by lanterns, candles and pumpkins, the village is a beautiful and unique place to explore at nighttime!
Travel throughout the village and see what surprises await. You never know what might be behind a door or around a corner. Westfield’s historic buildings are the setting for storytelling, demonstrations and unusual encounters. A magical shadow play with piano accompaniment will entertain you in the Mountsberg church.
This year, the village green will be visited by members of a special traveling troupe. A miniature Night Circus will feature beautifully dressed Edwardian acrobats, carnival games and magic tricks.
Westfield’s forests are the setting for mystery, adventure and, often, the unexpected. For these two evenings only, Westfield’s already beautiful wooded trails are being transformed into a magical nighttime experience. Choose a pathway and enjoy a delightful Pumpkin Walk, sparkling Illuminated Forest and unique Fairy Village.
While this is an all-ages event, two clearly marked areas are for the very brave only. Journey to the Haunted Train Station for some heart-pounding fun or venture over the covered bridge to a little place in the woods where a strange community has taken up residence
Admission to these events is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for Seniors 65+, $6.50 for Youth. Children 5 and under are free. A Family Rate for two adults and two youths is available for $32.00. Parking is free. The Ancaster Lions will be serving reasonably priced, delicious snacks and warm drinks at the Ironwood Hall.
HCA Members receive free entry into Westfield’s public programming, for 6 people, including a maximum of 2 adults.
- Scarecrow Saturday: Downtown Dundas, Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cross St & King St W, Dundas.
Costume Parade with Dundas Pipes & Drums.
Meet up at 10:30am for the starting in front of Eccles Auto Service Parking Lot at 121 King St W for a walk along King Street to Grafton Square
Free treats and refreshments at Grafton Square including pumpkin pie and apple cider.
Free Horse and Trolley Rides:
Pick up location The Collins Brewhouse 33 King St., W.
Singin’ & Swingin’ Concert by Jude Johnson and Carl Horton at Grafton Square