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!
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!
Date: Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: OMS Montessori Gymnasium, 335 Lindsay Street
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!
Date: Friday, June 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Element High School
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!
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.
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!
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 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!
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:
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!
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!