Category Archives: Events and Information

Events and Info at DVMS | Oct. 23-27, 2017


Take a look at all the cool things at DVMS this week

Hope you are all enjoying the adorable pictures of your adorable children. Thank you, as always, to DVMS Montessori Mom Lindsay Palmer for performing 1000 leg squats, making reluctant children laugh and smile, and taking stunning photos.

Photo orders and payment are due Monday, Oct. 23.

Re-takes will also be taken on Monday. If you would like to have the photos re-taken, or if your child was absent during photo days, please let us know by sending an email to with the subject “RETAKE: <child’s name>.” Thank you.

If you select to have re-takes, please return the original proofs/order form. If you choose to have re-take photos, please know that the original photos will not be available to purchase.

Photo packages and pricing are indicated on the order form, and don’t forget to take their class photos out before inserting payment. Every child receives a class photo.

Prints will be ready before the winter holiday break.

This week:

  • School photos (the first bit; up above)
  • Casa workshop on Thursday
  • Lower swimming, gymnastics, and yoga
  • Upper adventure running and dance
  • Nov. 3 PD Day
  • Nov. 15 Parent Education event
  • Parent Observations and Interviews Nov. 20-24
  • Heritage Cup Lacrosse
  • Halloween Howl
  • Pumpkin Sunday
  • Photos!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Oct. 16-20, 2017


Get a clear look at what’s going on at DVMS

This week:

  • Coming up
  • Lower swimming
  • Upper adventure running
  • Clothing and the weather
  • Parent dinner date
  • Strata grade 9 info evening
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  • Family philharmonic
  • #IMomSoHard
  • Big Bad Wolf vs Lord Underwearface Von Schtinker
  • Photos!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Oct. 9-13, 2017

Nicu Library

In the spirit of the coming holiday long weekend, THANK YOU DVMS community! We asked for book donations to help the McMaster Children’s Hospital Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit establish a library. Thanks to you, they have gone from 5 books to this full bookshelf, and have they have put in a request with the hospital for another bookshelf to display the rest of your donations. You’re the best.

This week:

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Rock Stars
  • Lower swimming
  • Lower Field Trip Pics
  • Upper adventure running
  • Cross country pics
  • A couple rafting pics
  • Parent Dinner postponed
  • DVMS clothing
  • Bake Sale
  • World’s Fair
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  • Photos!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Oct. 2-6, 2017


Take a close look at what’s going at DVMS.

This week:

  • School Photo Days
  • Elementary cross-country and field trips
  • Lower swimming
  • Upper adventure running
  • Parking lot reminders
  • Boomerang benefits
  • Deadly caterpillars!
  • Contact list check
  • One-eyed wonder?
  • Strata Café
  • Gandhi Peace Festival
  • Walk for Down Syndrome
  • Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead, and Jewellery Show
  • Warm Bread
  • If/Then the Musical
  • Photos!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Sept. 25-29, 2017


C’mon, I’ll show you what’s going on at DVMS.

It was brought to our attention that, on some devices, the “Events and Info” email was rendering in a way that made it very difficult to read. To fix this, we will no longer include any images in the email. As always, be sure to view the full post at to see images, galleries, videos, and any updates.

This week:

  • Photo Days
  • The last few important September events
  • Upcoming Elementary cross-country and field trips
  • Lower swimming
  • Upper adventures (and adventure running)
  • Strata Café is back
  • Sick kids
  • Parent contact list
  • Ice skating
  • 167th Annual Ancaster Fair
  • The Paradise Project
  • Walk for Down Syndrome
  • If/Then the Musical
  • Photos! and a video!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Sept. 18-22, 2017


Look what’s going on at DVMS

  • The important September events
  • Calendars and notifications
  • Lower swimming
  • Upper adventures
  • Parent Education Event: The Adolescent Brain
  • FREE speech therapy screenings
  • McMaster NICU book donations
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Menu Update
  • Picnic
  • Terry Fox
  • Telling Tales
  • Binbrook Fair
  • Fall Migration
  • Walk for Down Syndrome
  • Photos!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Sept. 11-15, 2017


Take a look at what’s going on at DVMS

  • The important September events
  • Lower swimming
  • Upper adventures
  • Dismissal reminder
  • FREE speech therapy screenings
  • Boomerang lunch update and thank you
  • Lower Elementary reading folders
  • Music lessons
  • Hot Lunch menu
  • McMaster NICU book donations
  • Supercrawl
  • Antique Show
  • Locke Street Festival
  • Wiggle Waggle
  • Artisan Market
  • Terry Fox Run
  • Hamilton Walk for Down Syndrome
  • Photos!

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Events and Info at DVMS | Sept. 5-8, 2017


Bravely leaping into a new school year.

Welcome to your first Events and Information post for the 2017.2018 school year. Every Friday, at, we post any upcoming events and important information you need to know for the coming week(s). There will always be a link to the most recent “Events and Info” on the home page of the school website, and you can find all “Events and Info” posts under the “Parents” tab. We also send you the contents of the post via email (likely how you are reading this right now). The email does not contain all of the features and updates of the web post, so be sure to check the website.

All of the events are also posted on the calendar at You will have already received some automated notification emails from the calendar regarding upcoming events. The calendar is set to send reminders 3 days and 1 day before each event on the school calendar. If you are good to keep track of school events and would like to minimize inbox traffic, just let Jason know at, with the email address(es) you would like removed, and we can take you off the auto-notification list.

On to what’s happening:

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Welcome to the 2017/2018 DVMS School Year

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Here are your important dates for August and September, as well as some general housekeeping and reminders, including staffing changes and class lists for the 2017.2018 DVMS school year. There is a lot of information here, so please refer to this post for reference (it was also emailed on August 16). Scroll down for details of each dated item.

Important Dates


  • Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31,  9:30-11:00 a.m.: New Casa Student Orientation Days.


  • Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.: New Upper Elementary Student Interviews. Please sign up online.


  • Wednesday, August 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.:  Upper Year 6 Student Leadership Meeting.


  • Thursday, August 31, 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Toddler Community Open House (new Toddler Community families are welcome to drop in).


  • Tuesday, September 5, 8:30 a.m.: First day of school!


  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 4:00 p.m.: Lower Elementary Parent Orientation


    • Casa North: September 13
    • Casa South: September 14
    • Casa East: September 15


  • Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Welcome Back to School Picnic at DVMS (bring your picnic lunch and chairs). Weather dependent.  If it rains…it’s cancelled.


  • Monday, September 25, and Tuesday, September 26: School Photo Days.



  • Wednesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 28: Toddler Community New Student Parent-Teacher Interviews. Please sign up online.


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Events and Info: June 19 – 23, 2017, at Dundas Valley Montessori School


This is it, the final “Events and Info” of the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you for reading along and enjoying the photos this year. I hope we were able to keep you up to date on all of our goings on and comings up.

We especially want to thank you all for your incredible support of the DVMS/Strata Benefit last night. From ticket purchases to auction item donations to auction bids to charitable donations, it was a very successful event. Enjoy some photos from the night, you well-dressed, good-lookin’ bunch o’ Montessori moms and dads.

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