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Dundas Valley Montessori School
June 2014 Events and Information

Dear ,

It's June! We're almost there, but there are still a few things to keep track of and plan for this month.
 
We do want to highlight the change we have made to the Parent-Teacher interview process this year.
 
As you saw at the end of your child's Year-End Report, interviews are by request this year. If you would like to sit down with your child's Montessori guide, please email the guide at their classroom email by the end of the day (4:00 p.m.) on June 5.
 
In that email, please let us know if you prefer to come in on the evening of Thursday, June 12, or the morning of Friday, June 13. Please note, we cannot accept or guarantee requests for specific times in the interview request emails.
 
On Friday, June 6, we will create time-specific sign-ups for each room based on how many people have requested an interview on each day. If you requested an interview, you will receive a link to the sign-up page via email.
 
Please stick with the day you requested for your interview.
 
If you have not yet received your child's report, please stop by the office.
 
Thank you.
 
See below for important dates and event details for the LAST MONTH OF SCHOOL! (Don't forget to have good look through the Lost and Found; anything remaining at the end of the year will be donated).
June 2-6, 2014

Monday June 2 - Tuesday June 3 -- Parent Observations: Sign-ups for observation timeslots are available here.

Parents of students moving up at DVMS have the option of observing at the next level. Please choose to observe in your child's current room OR in one of the rooms at the level they are moving up to.

Please note: observations at the Upper Elementary level are for third year Lower Elementary families only, and take place during the second week of observations.

 

 Monday June 2 - Friday June 6 -- Upper at Luna:

  • Upper West (Kathleen) will attend Luna from Monday, June 2 to Wednesday, June 4. Kathleen's year 6 children will be staying at Luna for the full week, Monday - Friday.
  • Upper East (Terrence) will attend Luna from Wednesday, June 4, to Friday, June 6.
    (Kathleen's year 6 children will be staying at Luna for the full week, Monday - Friday.)

Thursday June 5- Friday June 6 -- Lower at Crieff: The Lower Elementary children will attend their year-end campout at Crieff Hills again this year. The children will travel to and from Crieff by bus. Please ensure your child is at DVMS by 8:45 a.m. on Thursday. They will return to DVMS in time for regular pick-up on Friday. Details were distributed in your weekly update a couple of weeks ago. See:

Friday June 6 - Saturday June 7-- 3rd-Year Casa Sleepover: The children will be staying at school from Friday afternoon until 9:00 am Saturday morning.  They will need to bring all their sleeping gear with them Friday morning when they come to school.  Please do not bring flashlights or any electronics. Please resist the temptation to pop in after school on Friday for last minute hugs and kisses as this can lead to unhappy children.

Please see the email sent to each 3rd-year family on Friday, May 30, for details.

 

June 9-13, 2014
 

Monday June 9 - Tuesday June 10 -- Parent Observations: Sign-ups for observation timeslots are available here.

Parents of students moving up at DVMS have the option of observing at the next level. Please choose to observe in your child's current room OR in one of the rooms at the level they are moving up to.

Please note: observations at the Upper Elementary level are for third year Lower Elementary families only, and take place during the second week of observations.

 

Tuesday, June 10 -- Year 3 Lower Trip to Westfield: All 3rd-year Lower Elementary children will be travelling to Westfield Heritage Village. The children will travel to Westfield with DVMS staff and will be there from approximately 10:30 - 2:00. We will be enjoying a picnic lunch, so please ensure your child's lunch that day will not need to be microwaved. Please also send along a water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing and supplies (sunscreen, rain boots, etc.).

 

Wednesday, June 11 -- Bake Sales!: The final round of child-spearheaded bake sales will be in support of cancer research and the Save the Chimps organization. Join us at the gate from 3:30-4:00 to do a good deed and enjoy some yummy treats. If you would like to donate baked goods, please bring them in on June 10. Thank you all so much for all of your support of the children's efforts to help people and animals in need this year.

 

Wednesday June 11 - Thursday June 12 -- Movin' On Up: 3rd-year Casa and Lower Elementary children will be spending some time in the classrooms at their next level on these days.

 

Thursday, June 12 -- Final Upper Tennis: The Upper Elementary students will finish tennis at the Dundas Tennis Club on Thursday June 12 (June 13 is Parent-Teacher Interview day). Please remind your child to dress appropriately and to bring their racquet, if they have one.

 

Thursday June 12 - Friday June 13 -- DVMS Parent-Teacher Interviews: Please see the note at the top of this newsletter. Parent-Teacher interviews are by request this year.

 

Friday, June 13 -- DVMS is Closed: for Parent-Teacher interviews.

June 16-20, 2014
Monday, June 16 -- Movin' On Up: 3rd-year Casa and Lower Elementary children will be spending some time in the classrooms at their next level.
 
Thursday, June 19 -- Last Day!: Last day of classes for the 2013-2014 school year!
 
Friday, June 20 -- DVMS Family Day BBQ lunch: Please join us from 10:00 - 2:00 for our annual year-end BBQ lunch at DVMS. As always, DVMS will provide burgers and dogs (courtesy of our fine friends and DVMS family at Morden's Organic Farm Store), as well as water and, hopefully, sno-cones. Please bring any other foods and snacks you would like for your family, as well as re-usable drinking bottles and picnic chairs and blankets. More details to follow closer to the event.
June 23-Sept. 2, 2014
Summer Camps:

 

First Day of School: the first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year is Tuesday, September 2.

DVMS.ca Calendar
Thank you for taking the time to read the DVMS Event and Information Parent Newsletter. Please add this important information to your calendar. All of the event details can also be found on the DVMS website calendar at the link above. The website calendar is a Google calendar, so you can easily add important dates directly to your own.
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