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The Broken Leg Page

Hello DVMS Community,

As you may know, a young boy from the Lower Elementary world (6-9 years-old) broke his leg earlier this week. He is home now but is beginning summer vacation in a full leg cast and will be non-weight-bearing for six weeks. 🙁

The family is asking if anyone can suggest favourite audio books, book series, family movies, or any creative (non-iPad) ideas to keep him happy and occupied in the next six weeks.

If you have any suggestions, please respond in the comments section below this post so that the family can follow along.

Thank you so much.

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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Events and Info: June 12 – 16, 2017, at Dundas Valley Montessori School


DVMS/Strata Benefit — this week: The Food!

Online Auction Link

Elementary Camping Trips

3rd Year Casa Parent Meeting

Summer Camp Info

Journal of Montessori Research

End of Year and BBQ Dates

A Day on the Bridge

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DVMS/Strata Benefit: The Food


Can’t have a Date Night for Foodies without the food! Here’s what you can expect to satiate your gastronomical desires at the 2017 DVMS/Strata Benefit: Date Night for Foodies.

Mel Athulathmudali (Stratford Chef School who you will remember from the Strata Supper Club events this year) and Scott Friedmann (DVMS and Strata parent, and a Masters in Hospitality from Cornell University) will be offering:

  • Slow Faux Poke Tuna made from compressed watermelon
  • Puffed Wild Rice
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Wasabi Oil and Nori w/ Strawberry & Rhubarb Lemonade

Mel preparing the Strata Supper Club meal in the Strata kitchen

Joe and Lindsey Mrav (DVMS parents and proprietors of the soon-to-open Grain and Grit Small Batch Beer) will be offering:
  • Beer tastings paired with the offered food.


Eric Deschenes (DVMS parent and Pastry Chef at Rousseau House and graduate of Niagara Culinary Institute) will be providing the dessert offerings:
  • Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Ganache served with Southbrook Framboise dessert wine.

Rousseau House

Plus! more gastronomic goodness to come.

Events and Info: June 5 – 9, 2017, at Dundas Valley Montessori School


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This Week:

DVMS/Strata Benefit and Auction

Casa 1st and 2nd Year Interviews

Casa 3rd-year Sleepover

Lower Ultimate

Upper Tennis

Upper and Lower Camping Info

Joanna Had a Baby!

Summer Camps


End of Year Dates


Children’s Choir

Adult’s Choir


Horse Rescue

Plane Pull

Lots and Lots of Photos

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Events and Info: May 29 – June 2, 2017, at Dundas Valley Montessori School


Click here or the image above for tickets and more information.


Summer Camp Stuff

Lower Ultimate

Upper Tennis

Grandparents’ Day Photos

Strata Seedling Sale

Movin’ On Up


Movie Night

Bike to School on Monday

The Art of Parenting

Farm Crawl

Made in Dundas Festival

Trains, Boats, and Meccano

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Events and Info: May 22 – 26, 2017, at Dundas Valley Montessori School

It’s the long weekend! Have great family adventures DVMS community, and we’ll see you on Tuesday.

This week:

Grandparents’ Day

Lower Ultimate

Upper Tennis

MMUN in Action

Casa Workshop

Joanna’s Having a Baby Now

Toddler Garden Party

Upper Soccer vs. Fairview Glen

Summer Camps, Summer Camp Counselors, and late-June Art Camp at DVSA

Movin’ On Up

Ticks (don’t worry)

Fire Dept. Visit

Shoes and Sandals and Lost and Found

DVMS Family Movie Night

Touch-A-Truck (for Paul ;))

RBG Nature Connects

Waterdown Arts and Music Streetfest


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Events and Info: May 15 – 19, 2017, at Dundas Valley Montessori School


Happy Long, Long NEXT Weekend! DVMS is closed Friday, May 19, for a PD Day, and Monday, May 22, for Victoria Day. DVMS staff will be attending the CCMA (Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators) annual conference (ignore the registration page) in Toronto on the Friday. Other things to know:

Parent Education Evening — register now!

Upper Elementary Mother’s Day Tea

Lower Ultimate (beginning after long weekend)

Upper Tennis (beginning after long weekend)

Upper Soccer vs. Fairview Glen

Montessori Model United Nations

Upper Speech Photo Galleries

Grandparents’ Day

Summer Camps

Pink Eyes


Summer Canoe Trip Opportunity

Synchro Skating Tryouts

Strata Benefit June 15

Pssst, Dads and Kids, don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday

Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Show

McMaster Children and Youth University Workshop


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