- Lower karate
- Upper Rock Climbing
- Upper boys basketball
- Recess Dance Club with Joanna
- Upper Elementary Bake Sale
- Parent Education Coming Up
- Welcome our student teacher
- Fun Events around Hamilton
We would like to welcome you all back and hope you had a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. We are excited for what 2019 has to offer you and your children.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Thursday, November 8th for a wonderful night of discussion.
I have tried to distill the conversations.
What does it mean to be resilient? What do we hope for our children?
May you know and love the person you become.
How can we parent our children through adolescence and high school?
How do you practice benevolent neglect?
What can we do now to develop capacity and resilience in our children?
How can I know my unique child and separate their signal from their noise?
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.
DVMS Parent Observations and Interviews: Parent observations in your child’s DVMS Montessori environments, and Parent-Teacher interviews with your child’s Montessori guides, will take place throughout the week of November 19-23.
Please note: there is no school on Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Parent-Teacher interviews.
Casa and Lower Elementary parents the link for observations will be available next week.
Interviews are 20-minutes in length and childcare is available during your interview session.
Please note: Toddler Community and Upper Elementary East interviews will take place on Wednesday Evening on November 21st.
The link for signing up for your interview will be in next weeks Newsletter.
10:15am – Parade falls in at Memorial Square/Dundas Firehall
10:30am – Parade marches to Memorial at Community Centre
10:45am – Memorial service commences
Life is a roller coaster. At one time or another we have all experienced deep despair, pure joy, intense pressure, perfect calm, blinding anger, and profound laughter. How one learns to deal with life’s ups and downs is at the very core of a successful life. If we are too mercurial, if we can’t bounce back, if we chase the highs and avoid the lows, then we don’t tether to ourselves. Then we don’t live a meaningful life.
Resilience outweighs academics and in fact is the primary reason that we succeed or fail. If parents and school work together then there is no better way to develop resilience than in a Montessori school.
Please join us for an evening where we discuss ways that we are building resilience here at DVMS and Strata. More importantly how a partnership with parent and school can develop in your child the independence, confidence, humility, and self awareness they will need to ride their own ‘roller coaster’ to a wonderful life.
Kathleen Wright is a Casa Parent and an anti-bullying and harassment specialist. She is running a workshop in Dundas for parents struggling to find solutions for their children and teen’s bullying issues. This 2 hour workshop will help equip parents with better tools to talk with their children about bullying, a way to get their teachers and principals on their team, and innovative ways to find solutions to the problem. Please let friends and family know about this event if you think it would be helpful to them. Here is the Eventbrite link:
A request from one of our Toddler Moms:
After school care needed for a 22 month old boy in the toddler program. Looking for either 2 or 3 days a week (your choice of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, doesn’t even have to be the same days each week!) from when school’s out at 3:30pm until 5:15pm, $35 each day.
And The Winner Is……..
Thank you to all of you for supporting our Kids Cafe and our year sixes’ efforts to raise money for their Montessori Model United Nations trip to New York City in February. Congratulations to Zoe Zak from Casa North for winning this weeks raffle.