Events and Info at DVMS | April 23-27, 2018

This week:

Casa Workshop

The next Casa Workshop is coming up on Thursday, April 26, 3:30  – 4:00. This workshop will take a look at the exciting world of mathematics in our Casa Montessori environments. Please proceed to your child’s Montessori environment at 3:30. As always, your children are welcome to play on the playground until the workshop is over. See you there!

Happy Planet Dinner

Elementary Activities

  • Lower Elementary Zumba: 

Lower Elementary students will be participating in one of their favourite activities -- Zumba -- at DVMS, with Maria Isabel Garcia Castro of Maisa Fitness, who has been leading these high-energy classes at DVMS for a number of years. They will have Zumba on Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27. Please ensure children wear or bring clothing they can move and groove in on Zumba days.

  • This Week's Lower Bake Sale:

Will take place during their lunch period on Wednesday, April 25.

  • Upper Elementary Track and Field: 

Upper students will begin track and field at McMaster on Friday, April 13, and will continue on Fridays, April 20, 27, and May 4.Please guide your Upper Elementary child to remember to bring or wear athletic clothing, and their water bottles. For the Mac days, they will need to bring their clean, indoor gym shoes as well as outdoor athletic shoes (they'll be indoors if the weather demands). Students will be transported to and from McMaster by bus.If you would like to pick your Upper Elementary child up from Mac, please be outside the David Braley Centre (use the Sterling St. entrance to McMaster) at 3:00 (after 3:00, children will be bused back to DVMS).

Information and Reminders

  • Summer Casa Camp:

Registration for DVMS Casa Summer Camp is now available.DVMS Casa Summer Camp is held on the grounds of Dundas Valley Montessori School. Staffed by DVMS Montessori trained staff and using our beautiful playground, gym, and multi-purpose room, each week will follow a theme with games, crafts, activities, and community outings. On Fridays we will have a barbecue lunch to end a week of fun and adventure. Our Summer Camp welcomes DVMS students and other children ages 4-6 (or have completed their first year of Casa as DVMS), meeting their developmental needs in a safe, nurturing environment.

  • Humboldt Donation Update:

With the donations from DVMS families that offered to donate amounts for each donation received at DVMS, our grand total came in at $1085. Thank you again DVMS families.

  • Summer Canoe and Kayak Expeditions:

This summer Colin Fox, physical education specialist at DVMS and Strata, is offering 2 seperate and unique outdoor recreation opportunities for DVMS Upper Elementary and Strata Montessori students: canoeing in the Temagami wilderness and kayaking from Killarney Provincial Park into Georgian Bay.Temagami: An 8 day trip through the heart of the Temagami wilderness. August 6-13, Cost: $675Killarney Provincial Park in Georgian Bay: A circumnavigation of Philip Edward Island, visiting the glacial sculpted pink granite Fox Islands in Georgian Bay, part of the largest fresh water archipelago in the world. August 20-24. Cost: $675To participate in either trip, no previous camping or 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

  • Tree Planting:

One of your wonderful Montessori parent peers sent along this flyer calling for tree planting volunteers of all ages to meet at the Churchill Park Bowling Club and Aviary this Saturday, April 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more.           

  • Sloan Tix at DVMS:

As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, Sloan will be playing at DVMS on Sunday, May 13. There are a small number of tickets available in the office if you'd like to pick a few up. $30.00 each.

  • Roller Derby!

Hammer City season opener is Saturday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. at the former Target store at the Centre on Barton (1211 Barton St. East, Hamilton between Marshall’s and The Brick). Click here for Hammer City website.

Hammer City Roller Derby is back for their 13th season in Hamilton, kicking off with a game against the Kingston Derby Girls.Hammer City is excited to host all its home games at Right on Target, the former Target store at the Centre on Barton (1211 Barton St. East, Hamilton between Marshall’s and The Brick).Doors open at 6:00 pm with the first whistle at 7:00 pm.Bleacher seating is limited so we encourage fans to bring their own lawn chair for trackside seating.Essential info:* Collective Arts Brewing beer for sale* Food will be available* Bring a lawn chair to sit trackside for the best view* Kid-friendly event* Fans 17 and under are free with a paid admission* Exclusive Hammer City merchandise for sale* For the quickest service, bring cash – no ATM in the building

  • Smart Phones - Smart Kids?

Another heads up from a Montessori Mom -- Thursday, April 26, 6:30-9:30, at the Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton. Click here for tickets and more information.

Parenting isn’t easy these days. We have the same worries as previous generations, plus the new challenge of raising kids in a digital world.Join us for an evening with Dr. Shimi Kang, a psychiatrist, expert on human motivation, and mom of three. She’ll share insights and stories on how to work with your kids to build a healthy, balanced family life – together!

  • Whaaaaattt!! It's bright! It burns!

It's the SUN!! Have fun outside.


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