KMS Casa Discovery Camp

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We are proud to announce that for the first time, we will be providing two weeks of Casa Discovery Camp, specifically for 4-6 year olds!

July 16-20th – 8:30-4:30pm
July 23-27th – 8:30-4:30pm

This day camp is open to the community, so if you know someone who is looking for an opportunity for their 4-6 year-old child, please pass this along!

Learn more here!


REMINDER–Sign up for our KMS Staff Appreciation Potluck

The following event is being organized by the volunteers of PEG:

To celebrate our amazing staff at Kawartha Montessori, and tying in with our 35th Anniversary, PEG would like to launch our 1st Annual KMS Staff Appreciation Potluck.

Date: Monday February 12th

Time: 11:30pm

What to Bring: Please sign up for one of the following categories, indicating what you are bringing. We request that you make/bring enough to serve around 4-5 staff members with your dish.

Sign up here!

Points to Consider: We have some staff with dietary considerations. We would like to have all staff be able to partake in our lovely luncheon, so we request some of the following items:

• meatless dishes
• gluten free dishes
• dairy free dishes
• gluten AND dairy free dishes


KMS Families! We Want to Hear from You!

To our KMS families,

As KMS celebrates its 35th year, we are working hard to align our school and community planning with the needs and desires of our KMS families. We can’t achieve this without gaining a better understanding of our KMS community, and that’s why we have created the survey linked below. We want to learn more about you, our community members, so that we can effectively meet your needs, while efficiently leveraging the resources we have in our extended school community.

Click here for survey.

Please take a few minutes to answer this survey–we thank you for your time and participation. We are asking for submissions to be completed by Friday, January 19th at noon.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Lisa Cantelon or Wendy Morgan.


Holiday Gratitude

Message from Ugette Vanderpost, KMS Principal
To our amazing community of KMS families,
Life is always so busy at this time of year and it can be hard to slow down, but as the Principal of KMS, I want to reach out to all of you, our students, their families, and the community at large – to say thank you.
I am very grateful for Kawartha Montessori School. It is an incredible place to work and learn. I am proud to be the principal, and I truly do believe in the potential of every single child that attends our school.
I see it every single day: our students are engaged, inspiring, and independent learners who embrace their curiosity and then use it to move forward and achieve incredible academic and personal growth. And at a time when we hear that students in the public system are falling behind in certain subjects, we continue to see that Montessori works–our students are experiencing success in every subject, and at every level.
It is true that we have high expectations, but we also know that children will strive to meet those expectations when given the enriched environment to do so. I am grateful to work with our highly trained, educated, and loving staff. The continuous cycle of teaching and learning is experienced by everyone who works here. Our KMS families also bring such love and trust to our school. We all work hard, together, in particular, our Board of Directors, a group of parents who are deeply committed to the vision of our school. We simply wouldn’t be where we are as a school without the 35 years of parents, staff, and children behind us.
We believe so deeply in our practice, and we know being authentically Montessori is the only way to truly respect a child’s love of learning. We take the name and Maria Montessori’s work seriously. Our incredible inside and outside learning environments are rich with joy and give children the freedom to develop and grow as individuals. The academic success of our students sets us apart and the positive, nurturing community is our greatest strength. My gratitude is rejuvenated every day when the children of our school walk through the doors.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone. And, if you don’t know already…
Thank you.

UE News – September 18-22

Culture is the backbone of our Elementary Classroom.  The cultural lessons provide the foundation for our learning in other areas, and many other weekly work springs from our studies in culture.  The 4’s are studying Needs and Wants, and are classifying the Fundamental Needs of man.  If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you NEED?  What would you WANT?  What is the difference?  How would you group the NEEDS?

The 5’s are studying the Timeline of Humans.  They are discovering that there were different groups of humans in the past, sometimes living in the same time period, and that these humans evolved over time.  They are also learning about where these human ancestors originated, and how and why they moved out of Africa, across the continents.

The 6’s are studying Ancient Civilizations.  They are practicing their research skills by finding out certain information from book and internet sources about their chosen Civilization.  They needed to work together to come up with appropriate and agreed-on areas for study in order to later compare the different civilizations (more on that, next week!)