Tag Archives: Montessori environment

Events and Info at DVMS | March 5-9, 2019

IMG_0292

This week:


March Break


This is your last “Events and Info” post for a few weeks.

March Break runs from March 11 to March 22 this year. DVMS will host a March Break camp for children during the second week of March Break: Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22.


March Break Camp: 

DVMS will host a March Break camp for DVMS Casa children during the second week of March Break: Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 23.

DVMS will host a March Break camp for DVMS children during the second week of March Break: Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22.  This camp will be run by Kathy Cope from The Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Valley School of Art.  The camp will be at DVMS.

Camp will run full day 9:00-3:30.  There is no before or aftercare. Cost for the week is  $230.

Children will require a packed, healthy, litterless lunch each day, and all children should bring healthy snacks for morning and afternoon.

Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Click here to register.

Please make cheques payable to “DVMS.” Payment by E-Transfer may be sent to admin@dvms.ca.


Show Me Day


  • Show Me Day takes place Wednesday, March 6, from 9:00-11:00, for Casa and Lower Elementary children and their parents. Show Me Day is a chance for you to spend part of a morning with your children in their Montessori environments. During your 20-minute visit, they will show you some of their favourite Montessori jobs and/or some of their favourite pieces of work that they have completed or are working on. This is always a very exciting day for the children as they have the opportunity to invite you into their Montessori worlds.  We are requesting that children remain at school after your visit.  Having some children leave and others stay part way through the day is disruptive to the children’s work cycle.  Thank you for understanding.
  • Parents of Upper Elementary students, your children will be presenting speeches later on in the term.Click on the links below to sign up for your time:Casa North

    Casa South

    Casa East

    Lower Elementary North

    Lower Elementary South


Parent-Teacher Interviews


  • Parent-Teacher interviews will take place during the evening of Thursday, March 7, and the morning of Friday, March 8 (DVMS is closed on Friday; there is no school). As always, childcare will be available during your interview. (Note: if you were asked to pre-book an interview, you do not need to sign up again). If you haven’t already done so, please click the link below to sign up.

Toddler

Casa East

Casa North

Casa South

Lower Elementary South

Lower Elementary North

Upper Elementary East

Upper Elementary West


Elementary Activities


  • There are no Elementary Activities planned for March because of the PD day for conferences and a two week March Break.  We are looking forward to Track and Field for the Upper Elementary students and Dance for the Lower Elementary students when we return from March Break.

                  Elementary Talent Show 


  • Some Upper Elementary students are hosting a talent show in the school gym on March 7th at 10:00 am-11:30 am. Upper and Lower Elementary parents are welcome to come and watch the students performing their talents. If you would like to donate we will be collecting donations for next years Montessori Model United Nations Conference.

         Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

         Ella Boylan, Chloe Speziale, Alexia Gamble, Yazmeen Deschenes, and Ruby Hudecki


Information and Reminders


  • Parking Reminders:  Our parking lot poses challenges on the best of days.  With the piles of snow that have been plowed, it is even more precarious.  We are asking that ONLY Toddler and Casa Parents use the lot to drop off.  If you have an Elementary child, we are asking you to drop them off at the bottom of the driveway and let them walk up.  Please also note that parking along the walkway fence is not permitted as it is a fire route and also makes it impossible for cars to maneuver in the lot. Thank you for understanding.

 

  • DVMS Parent Looking for care: After school care needed for a 2-year-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. Ideally looking for someone close to the school.  If in walking distance I can provide a stroller, or if by car, I can provide a car seat.I’m sending this message out in the hopes that a fellow Montessori parent has the patience (strength? endurance?) to add another little one to their after-school activities for less than two hours a shot.

Thanks

Tara Crugnale (Tristan Miu’s mom).

905-541-3986.   t_crugnale@yahoo.ca

  • 3rd Annual DVMS/Strata Canoe, Kayak and Mountain Bike Camps for Summer 2019.

This summer, Justin Metz (Strata guide) and Colin Fox (PE teacher at DVMS) are offering 3 unique outdoor recreation opportunities for DVMS Upper Elementary Students, Strata Montessori Students, and parents:  Canoeing in Algonquin, kayaking in the Minks and McCoy Islands of Georgian Bay, and a Mountain Bike Camp in Dundas Valley.  To participate in any these trips, no previous camping, nor paddling experience is necessary, although all participants would benefit from being physically fit with a positive attitude.  For more information on these, and other outdoor recreation trips visit Silver Fox Expeditions and complete the Sign-Up form.    


Fun Family Events


  • Maple Syrup Festival:

Sundays at Westfield Heritage Village starting this Sunday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here for details and directions. https://westfieldheritage.ca/uncategorized/the-sweet-taste-of-spring-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

The Maple Syrup Festival is an annual tradition for many including the volunteers at Westfield. When visiting us there are a few things that you may want to keep in mind. The Festival is taking place on Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, as well as Wed. March 13 and Thursday, March 14 during March Break. Our hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The St. George Lions Club is looking after our pancake house. Their menu is as follows: Pancakes – 1.00, Sausage – 2/1.00, Ham – 1.00, Syrup – .25 cents, Butter 2/.25 cents Coffee, Tea, Juice, Hot Cider, Milk, Pop, Water- $1.50.  The Lions group is only able to take cash so you will want to bring some extra cash to enjoy the delicious pancakes. The pancakes are available from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Photos!

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


 

Events and Info at DVMS | Feb. 25 – March 1, 2019

IMG_6451This week:

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Feb. 18-22, 2019

Photo 2019-02-14, 9 41 39 AMThis week:

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Feb. 11-15, 2019

Photo 2019-02-05, 12 38 44 PM

This week:

  • Statutory holiday next week
  • March Break Casa Camp
  • Lower Skating
  • Upper Skating
  • Valentine’s Day:
    • cards & stuff
    • Upper lunch
  • Show Me Day
  • Parent-Teacher interviews
  • Casa Workshop
  • No Photos this week, sorry.  Two Snow Days and a PD day made it difficult
  • Don’t forget to check the DVMS calendar to stay up to date.

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Feb. 4-8, 2019

IMG_6793This week:

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Jan. 28 -Feb. 1, 2019

Photo 2019-01-24, 9 56 10 AMThis week:

  • MACBETH
  • Lower Skating
  • Upper Skating
  • Upper Boys Basketball
  • PD. Day
  • Late
  • DVMS Re-Enrolment
  • “Montessori Morning”  Video Hits 1 Million Views
  • Photos!

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Jan. 21-25, 2019

IMG_6723

A Perfect Canadian Recess

This week:

  • Parent Education Evening
  • Lower Karate
  • Upper Rock Climbing
  • Upper Boys Basketball
  • Strata Play
  • Kids Lit
  • Re-enrolment
  • Movie Night
  • March Break Camp
  • Photos!

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Jan. 14-18, 2019

Photo 2019-01-11, 9 23 42 AM

First week as a Casa student. Thank you Toddler Room for a great start.

This week:

  • 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
  • Photos!

Continue reading

Events and Info at DVMS | Jan. 7-11, 2019

Photo 2018-12-14, 9 41 37 AM

 

  • WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • Lower karate
  • Upper curling
  • Upper basketball

 

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

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.  


Elementary Activities


Lower Elementary

  • Lower Elementary students will be participating in Karate this month.  Students are asked to come prepared with clothing that is appropriate for movement and proper shoes.  

Upper Elementary

  • Upper Elementary students will be participating in curling this month at the Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club.  Students are required to bring with them, clean indoor shoes.  Soles must be free of any dirt or grit as it will damage the ice surface.  Students will be bused to the club for 1:30 and we are asking parents to please pick up at the club at 3:30.  If you are unable to pick your child up, please arrange with a friend.  This is always a fun activity!

  • Upper Boys Basketball Team: Practices will continue this week on Tuesday morning at 7:30.   A reminder that we have our first game on Thursday, January 10th at St Lawrence school.  The game is at 4:30pm.  We are asking for parents to help drive to the game.  Come on out and support the boys!

Information and Reminders


  • Winter wear: Please ensure you send warm outdoor clothing, boots, snow pants, etc. It looks like it may rain on our first day back so please send in rain gear as well (esp. muddy buddies) as always, we try to get outside if possible.

 

  • Indoor Shoes and Clothes: As the seasons change, please remember to send in the appropriate indoor clothing for the weather and also the correct size.  It is also a good time to check the sizing of your child’s indoor shoes to make sure they are not too small.  You are welcome to pop into your child’s classroom after school to do so.

 

  • Morning Drop Off: Just a reminder that there will be some tears on Monday (could be tears of sadness or joy depending on whether you are the child or the parent).  Two weeks holiday is a long time for some of the little ones and getting back into a routine will take some time.  The best course of action is to give a quick goodbye at the door and reassure them you will see them soon.    Also, remember that there is no left turn out of our parking lot during drop off and pick up.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

 

 

 

Events and Info at DVMS | Dec. 17-21, 2018

Photo 2018-12-14, 9 23 45 AM

 

This week:

  • Strata Holiday Market
  • Lower Jan activities
  • Upper Jan activities
  • Upper boys basketball
  • Holiday concert details
  • DVMS clothing at concert
  • Upper clothing drive
  • Toy Drive – last day is Tuesday, Dec. 18
  • Toddler Tea
  • Lost and found
  • Bucket of Cheer

Continue reading