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

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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 NorthCasa SouthCasa EastLower Elementary NorthLower 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.ToddlerCasa EastCasa NorthCasa SouthLower Elementary SouthLower Elementary NorthUpper Elementary EastUpper 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.  Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with our skating plans this past month.  However, with the five snow days, we feel that the time they had in the classroom on Fridays was appreciated.


 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

Montessori Model United Nations:  A Delegate's Perspective. 

I think MMUN is about preparing the next generation to help solve the problems of the world. I believe that our experience in New York City helped make us become more aware and inspired us to help the world.  We all want to participate in finding solutions for global issues.

All the preparation that we did before we left helped us to be prepared. We worked hard on the speeches and the political papers.  We also had to be prepared for our partners topic.  This allowed us to participate fully during their committee sessions.  I thought it was pretty cool that there were people from all over the world at the conference. During culture night, we learned more about different cultures.

The world that I want to live in is one where global climate change is no longer an issue.  I want to live in a world where everyone is kind to one another.  I want to live in a world where people feel safe with anyone(even a stranger). I want to live in a world where everyone is kind, helpful and safe.

 By:Hallie Woerner

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Information and Reminders

  • Reminder -- First 2019.2020 Tuition Payments Next Week

By popular request, we are including a reminder that the first tuition payments for the 2019.2020 school year are due and will be deposited on Friday, March 1. If you haven't already come into the office to sign enrolment forms, please do so when payment is submitted. Thank you.

  • Montessori Week

Next week is Montessori Week. DVMS and a number of other CCMA schools will be sharing video posts over the course of the week focusing on Montessori in action.  Please help spread the good Montessori word, and videos, by keeping an eye on the DVMS Facebook page, and by sharing on your own social media. Thank you.

  • 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 after care. 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

  • Level 6's to see Hamlet

Our Level 6s will be heading to Hamilton Performing Arts Academy to watch their production of Hamlet on Thursday February 28.  They will be walking from DVMS to HAPA at 9:30am with the students from Strata and will return by foot to the school in time for lunch.

  • Toddler Parent Education Evening: Feb 28


On Thursday, February 28th from 6:00 - 7:30 the DVMS Toddler Community would like to invite you to attend our Parent Evening on Freedom and Limits - otherwise known as: The Montessori Approach to Discipline.
During this evening we will discuss  Licence vs. Liberty, the Development of the Will, the Three levels of Obedience and how to help our children as they develop self-discipline and learn to control their emotions. There will also be opportunities for you to give examples of your struggles at home and develop strategies on how to best cope.
In preparation for our discussion please read Chapter 4, "Keeping the Peace" in How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way - by Tim Seldin
We highly suggest that one or both parents attend this event - Grandparents, nannies and other caregivers are also welcome. We hope that by having this event a little later in the evening that families are able to settle their children and come join us for food, drinks and a good discussion.
Please RSVP to as to whether you are able to attend, how many adults will be attending from your family by no later than Friday, February 22.

Fun Family Events

There are not a lot of organized family events going on around town this weekend, but we may get a taste of spring weather in between some light showers. We hope you can get outside for some family fun this weekend.


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