Events and Info at DVMS | June 11-15, 2018

This week:

DVMS Summer Camps

  • Summer Casa Camp:

Brochure_Page_1Brochure_Page_2(Click images for larger versions)Registration for DVMS Casa Summer Camp is now available.Some of the weeks are almost full, so please sign up as soon as possible so you don't miss out. 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.

  • DVSA Camp for Last Week of June:

Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA) will once again be hosting an art camp for DVMS students ages 4+ (all the way up to our 12-year-old Upper Elementary students) for the week of June 25-29. This is the week that classes at DVMS are over, but the staff is still in finishing up some year-end tasks. See the DVSA poster below for more info. To register for DVSA art camp, please click here to visit the DVSA website  (under the "Choose Your Program" dropdown menu, select "Children & Teens" and scroll down to the "Head StART! A Montessori Program" selection options; there is a morning and afternoon session; sign up for both for full days).(Click image for larger version)DVSA-Montesorri-Art-Camp-2018

Upper Camp-Out Information

The Upper Elementary students are heading off on their year-end camping trip this week. Here's all the info:
  • Camp: Rocky Ridge Ranch in Milton, Ontario
  • Depart by bus from DVMS on Wednesday, June 13.
  • Return to DVMS by bus, ready for pickup on Friday, June 15.


  • In addition to the packing list emailed to you this week, students will require a bagged lunch for the first day.  All other meals/snacks will be provided at camp.
  • Rocky Ridge Camp makes provisions for vegetarian diets.  If your child has other food concerns that have not yet been addressed, please send us a note with your concerns.
  • Please do not send any additional food, snacks, or treats as it is strictly prohibited in the cabins because it attracts unwelcome visitors.


  • If your child requires an Epi-pen, please be prepared for them to wear it on their person at all times while at camp.
  • If your child will require medication while away, please contact the office to fill out a medication form prior to departure day.

Other things to bring, or not:

  • No treats, money, food, electronic devices, or toys please!

Elementary Activities

All of the Upper and Lower Friday activities have now been completed for this school year. We hope they had fun and discovered some new activities they might want to pursue.
  • The Lowers had a blast at their year-end sleepover camp-out this week:

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  • And the Uppers had a great track and field event with their friends from Fairview Glen Montessori:

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Information and Reminders

  • DVMS Apparel Orders:

Online ordering of DVMS apparel is open. Click here to visit the online store. Items you purchase will be shipped to your home (please ignore the note about shipping to the school; it will be removed). This is a good time to get new t-shirts if kids have outgrown them; they'll need them for field trips and sporting events, etc. next year.

  • Tiger Key:

Anyone lose a cool tiger key? Found on the playground this week.WP_20180604_001

  • Montessori Academy of London Video:

Our friends at Montessori Academy of London made a great little video in celebration of their 50TH!!! anniversary. (DVMS Upper Elementary guide Kathleen taught DVMS Casa guide Shalyn during her Upper and adolescent years at MAL; I am required to tell you that Kathleen was 12-years-old when she started teaching and will be celebrating her 29th brithday this year).

Fun Family Events

  • Ancaster Heritage Days:

Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9. Click here for the event website. (Note: this event will include some road closures in Ancaster this weekend).

Ancaster Heritage Days has been a staple in Ancaster for almost 40 years, and we are proud to help carry on the tradition. Ancaster Heritage Days includes a parade, KidsWorld, music and much more. Fieldcote’s 30th Anniversary will be the theme for this year’s Ancaster Heritage Days Parade in beautiful downtown Ancaster. Bring the whole family!Check out the Ancaster Heritage Days web site for all the exciting happenings.

  • Soul Saturday:

Saturday, June 9, from 1:00-9:00 p.m., on King William St. in downtown Hamilton.

King William presents Soul Saturday! King William and Hughson will be shut down for a block party featuring live jazz and soul performances, interactive art installations, a Collective Arts beer tent, and street food from King William's vast array of restaurants. Bring the kids, there will be fun for all ages at this event.

  • Opening Weekend At Wild Waterworks:

Click here for the Wild Waterworks website.

What better was to kick off your summer than with Wild Waterworks?! Ride the waves, take the plunge down our slides or float around the Eazy River! Kids will love Little Squirt Works!Hungry? We have you covered at Breakers, Waves and Ollie's Landing with everything from pizza, burgers, fries and ICEE drinks to funnel cakes, candy, ice cream and healthy options too!Splash around at Wild Waterworks and enjoy a day in the summer sun!Buy tickets online and save $2.00 off general admission!

  • Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Dundas 2018:

Coming up on Saturday, June 23. Click here for details, including registering a team to fundraise.


We've been showing you your kids hard at Montessori work all year, but as we head into the end of the year we tried to capture a few of the more lighthearted moments. For those of you with children moving up to a new Montessori level next year, you'll see them in some new and exciting environments as they spent their mornings visiting the classrooms at their new level this week. The older Casa children helping the toddlers was just about the best thing ever.As always, let us know if you would like the full version of any photos of your children, or if you have any questions about the Montessori materials or jobs the children are working with. (If you hover your cursor over the photo you should see a file number).[gallery size="large" type="slideshow" ids="24100,24101,24102,24103,24104,24105,24106,24107,24108,24109,24110,24111,24112,24113,24114,24115,24116,24117,24118,24119,24120,24121,24122,24123,24124,24125,24126,24127,24128,24129,24130,24131,24132,24133,24134,24135,24136,24137,24138,24139,24140,24141,24142,24143,24144,24145,24146,24147,24148,24149,24150,24151,24152,24153,24154,24155,24156,24157,24158,24159,24160,24161,24162,24163,24164,24165,24166,24167,24168,24169,24170,24171,24172,24173,24174,24175,24176,24177,24178,24179,24180,24181,24182,24183"]