Events

Throughout the year, we host guest speakers, galas and FUNdraisers for the members of our community. All events offer an excellent opportunity to get together and work towards a common goal. We hope to see you out at many of our events!

Upcoming Events


Parent Education Night: Odyssey Trip/Urban Adventure Student Presentation and Curriculum Overview

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Element High School, 425 Marche Way Unit 201 (Lansdowne Park)

Join us for an overview of our e1/e2 program, where we will review specific routines and share with you how our guiding principles address the needs of adolescents in today’s world.

  • Who is the changing adolescent and how do we meet their needs?
  • Why are independent work periods (IWP) important?
  • Will my student be prepared for the real world?
  • What role does the Ministry of Education curriculum play in our lesson planning?Please bring your own questions as well, as this is designed to be an interactive evening.

Harvest Feast

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street


The Element Halloween Party

Date: Friday, October 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Element High School

Join us for a night of board games, dancing, scary movie screenings, and more! Snacks and refreshments are provided.


Parent Education Night: Technology and its Use at The Element

Date: Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Element High School, 425 Marche Way Unit 201 (Lansdowne Park)

Technology looked significantly different when Maria Montessori developed her system of education in the early 1900’s. How does today’s technology fit into a curriculum that has stood the test of time? Learn how we use technology from our philosophical approach to the specific applications and programs we use.


Parent Education Night: The Road to Middle School

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street


Parent Education Night: Montessori at the High School Level, Advisors, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Element High School, 425 Marche Way Unit 201 (Lansdowne Park)

Join us for an evening that focusses on our e2 program. We will share with you our vision for our Montessori High School and the philosophical tenants that we hold as we deliver an engaging and interdisciplinary curriculum that meets the needs of adolescents today.


Parent Education Night: Assessment in the Montessori Classroom

Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street

As a medical doctor and scientist, Montessori believed it was important to scientifically evaluate the effectiveness of her evolving methodology by administering to her rest students the same examinations given to their peers in the city schools. But how do Montessori schools assess student progress today? Join us for an informative discussion on all the ways Montessori teachers employ both formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress.


The Element’s Dramatic Performance

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, March 7th and 8th, 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Element High School

Students at The Element participate in an intensive ve week dramatic study, culminating in a 40 to 60 minute theatrical production with matinee and evening performances. Working with a professional director, all students learn lines and practice staging. Students are also responsible for all the technical aspects of the production. In groups, they develop the sets, props, lighting and sound, costumes, publicity and programs. Every other year, the language changes. This year, the performance is in French.

Parents are invited to attend the evening performances on Wednesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 8th at The Element. We promise you will be entertained!


Annual Gala

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 p.m. till late

Location: Sala San Marco

Join us at the Annual OMS Montessori and Element High School Gala at Sala San Marco. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction! All funds raised during this evening will go towards the betterment of our school!


Parent Education Night: Guest Speaker (TBD)

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori Gymnasium, 335 Lindsay Street


Spring Fair and OMS Open House

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street

Friends, neighbours and family are welcome! Join us for a variety of activities, including a used book sale, as well as a inside look into OMS Montessori, where you can explore our space and discover all about the programs we offer!


The Element’s End of Year Celebration

Date: Friday, June 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Element High School


Past Events


June 8th, 2017: Dinner and Odyssey Trip Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, June 8th for dinner and our Odyssey Trip Meeting. This will be an opportunity to meet new classmates and their families in an informal setting; it will be the first gathering of our e1 class for 2017/2018!

Dinner

The Element Entrepreneurship Events Group will be providing a dinner at 5:00 p.m. The students will be serving chicken Caesar salads, with our homemade Element Caesar salad dressing; garlic bread and fruit crumble for dessert. Our vegetarian option is a roasted chickpea Caesar salad. Please follow this link to reserve your spot RSVP for dinner. The cost of the full meal is $12.00. Please bring cash with you to pay at the door.

Odyssey Trip Meeting

The Odyssey Trip meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. One of the MHO Adventures guides will be joining us to discuss the trip details, go over risk management, provide a gear list and answer any questions you may have. This will be your only opportunity to meet one of our guides as they will not be travelling to Ottawa in September but meeting us in Cochrane.

You will be asked to sign consent forms at the meeting. Therefore, it is mandatory that every student and at least one of their parents are present for the Odyssey Trip meeting.

The Odyssey Trip

This year’s Odyssey trip is paddling part of the Moose River up to Moose Factory and Moosonee. It is a trip we have done numerous times before. This trip is an extremely unique opportunity for our students to travel on a historic waterway that, connecting Lake Superior with James Bay, was used by the Voyageurs and Fur Traders as a link to the Old World. With Moose Factory, the oldest settlement in Ontario, being the site of the second Hudson’s Bay Company outpost, established in 1673, this trip will allow students to experience first-hand what life was like for our earliest settlers, while still enjoying the comforts and safety of our modern-day equipment. As Moose Factory is a Cree settlement the students will be exposed, via a tour of the Cree Cultural Interpretive Centre, to the history of the Cree people, their traditions and cultural history while simultaneously introducing them to present day life in the remote north of Ontario.

This trip will expose students to the environments and peoples they will be discussing in their studies on the history of Canada pre-confederation. Furthermore, the students will be exposed to Ontario’s sub-arctic climate and ecological zone.


January 21st, 2017: The Element High School’s Open House 

The Element High School’s Open House will take place on Saturday, January 21st, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you have yet to visit our new campus at Lansdowne, this is the ideal opportunity to do so!

At our Open House, you can tour our high school (grades 7 to 12), receive an admissions’ packet and meet our Administration, Faculty and Students. No matter how old your student is, we would love for you to attend our Open House to learn how The Element High School is unique (besides being located at the dynamic Lansdowne Park).

If you plan to attend our Open House, please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing or by calling us at (613) 862-8578. We hope to see you there!

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016: 50th Anniversary Gala

OMS Montessori is in its 50th year of service. We will be celebrating all year, but will also host a formal 50th Gala on Saturday, May 28th at Centurion Centre.

This Gala will include a formal three course meal, live entertainment and a DJ. We are thrilled to announce that alumni student Jonathan Estabrooks will be performing for us. Ottawa native and OMS Montessori alumni, Jonathan Estabrooks, who currently resides in New York City, continues to make waves with theatre and opera companies around the world including Vancouver and Seattle Symphonies and most recently stepping in last minute as Bum Phillips in a Texas opera premiere. Traveling to the famed Westlake Studio, he released his debut album with legendary producer Dave Reitzas (Groban, Streisand). Fusing elements of classical, pop and classic musical theatre, Jonathan’s performance is guaranteed to be compelling and energetic.

Tickets

Tickets for our Gala are on sale now at the OMS office. Tickets are $100 per person, or $720 for a table of 8. Please call the office at 613.521.5185 to purchase a ticket. You can pay by credit card, cheque or cash.

We hope you will join us to celebrate 50 years of service!

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Dr. Steven Hughes at OMS Montessori

Renowned speaker and pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Steven Hughes will present “Building Better Brains: How School and Home Life Can Build Higher-Order Cognitive Ability in Children (but generally don’t!)” at OMS Montessori in May. Steven J. Hughes, PhD, ABPdN is a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of The Center for Research on Developmental Education, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He speaks about education and brain development at conferences, universities, schools, and training centers all over the world.

If you are unfamiliar with the works of Dr. Hughes, here are a few videos to introduce you to him:

Part 1: Dr. Steven Hughes Discusses Montessori

Part 2: Dr. Steven Hughes Discusses Montessori

The event will talk place at OMS Montessori (335 Lindsay Street) on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. To reserve a spot, you can purchase your ticket below. Note: If you use the button below, please specify in the “comments” box that you are purchasing x amount of tickets for Dr. Steven Hughes. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015: Growing Together Gala

On May 28th, our Board of Directors we will be hosting a fundraising cocktail reception in the heritage Cereal Barn at the Canadian Experimental Farm. The reception will feature an appetizer supper, drinks, entertainment and more! Tickets are $100 and proceeds will help us to “grow” our technology resources at both our OMS and Lansdowne campuses. The ticket will include a partial tax receipt.

You can purchase a ticket at the OMS office or you can purchase a ticket below (and we will send the ticket home with your student). Note: If you use the button below, please specify in the “comments” box that you are purchasing x amount of tickets for the Growing Together Gala. We look forward to seeing you there!