Earth Day on Monday, April 24, 2017

April 22, 2017 is Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2017 is Environmental and Climate Literacy. To commemorate this event our teachers and children will be having an in depth discussion on this theme and their role in helping to preserve our environment on Monday, April 24, 2017. Our mission is to encourage the children to appreciate Mother Nature and therefore we will have a “Help Preserve Our School Community Program” on Monday, April 24, 2017.

The children will be helping to pick up litter and dried leaves and others around our school. Please provide a home shirt/blouse and a pair of gloves for this event. Thank you for your support. Parents are encouraged to join in this program. Please check with the individual classroom on their outdoor schedule if you are participating.

Summer Camp 2017 Registration

The enrollment for Summer Camp 2017 is now open. Deadline for registration is April 30, 2017.

Download a copy of the Application form here. Please register early to secure a spot for your child.

Program Highlights: 

Week 1 June 26 – June 30 Oodles and Doodles of Arts and Crafts
Week 2 (4 day week) July 3 – July 7 Celebrating CANADA 150 years
Week 3 July 10 – July 14 Fun with LEGOs and Block Play
Week 4 July 17 – July 21 Journey with Robots
Week 5 July 24 – July 28 Music Makers – learn through music & play
Week 6 Jul 31 – Aug 4 Little Gardeners (Plant and grow)
Week 7 (4 day week) Aug  7 – Aug 11 Sports Play (Handball, Badminton, Basketball…)
Week 8 Aug 14– Aug 18 Superhero Week (who is your superhero?
Week 9 Aug 21 – Aug 25 Little Bakers (Make It, Bake It)

MARCH Break (Casa & Elementary) from March 13 – 17, 2017

Sunrise March Break

A reminder that the coming Sunrise Montessori March Break is from March 13 – 17, 2017. School is closed for the CASA and Elementary students ONLY. The Toddler and Infant programs will continue as usual and will not be affected by the March Break. Additional childcare services are provided for those who had signed up and for the children who are registered with the York Region Childcare Services.

Parent Workshop – Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Parent Workshop

A workshop is being organized for all parents on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. It will be held in all the individual classrooms. The main objective of this workshop is to present the curriculum and to introduce the teachers to all parents / guardians.

Parents and/or Guardians -> Please RSVP to your child’s classroom teachers to confirm your attendance.

Pigmania Field Trip – Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pigmania at Markham Theatre (All Classes)

Pigmania – The Hilarious Family Musical.  Rock along with a sax-playing Mama Pig. Party-loving Frankie and Woody join their whiz-kid sister, Brainella, and set out to make a life of their own. But sixties-throw-back Big Bad Wolf has some other ideas. High-energy fun, audience participation, and a large singing and dancing cast starring Juno Award winners, Judy & David!

Date : Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Age : 2.5 years and above
Time : 9.15 a.m. departing from School and arriving back at 12.30 p.m.
Location : Flato Markham Theatre – 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham ON, L3R 8G5

Pink T-Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying) – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Support Anti-Bullying Campaign


    Pink T-Shirt Day

    Anti-Bullying Campaign

      Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sunrise Montessori is strongly supporting this event by educating our students on the attributes of kindness and to establish a caring school community. We would like all our students, teachers and all staff to wear a pink T-shirt to symbolize our mission. We are also seeking sponsorship from parents, companies, SMS Parent Council, business organizations to sponsor this event by CASH sponsorship which will be used to provide free T-shirts to all and to all anti-bullying initiatives.

A sponsorship letter will be emailed out to all parents for their attention. We will be screening anti-bullying films (in all kinds of animation) throughout the day at our Gym. Children will also be provided with healthy pop-corns while watching these films.

All parents are invited to come and join in the fun. We can’t do it without our School Community Support !!

Snow Tubing Field Trip – Friday February 17, 2017

Snow Tubing at Lakeridge Ski Resort

Enjoy the fun and excitement of inner-tubing at the Lakeridge Resort Tubing Park. Great for children, families, and groups looking for a thrilling ride that doesn’t require fancy gear or lessons.

Click here to see videos for Tubing Runs

Have Fun !!

Date : Friday, February 17, 2017
Age : 4.0 years and above
Time : 9:15 a.m. departing from School and arriving back at 2.30 p.m.
Cost : $ 45 per child and $45 per adult (inclusive of transportation & admission fees and lunch)
(Please note that this field trip is subject to a min of 50 students)


Effective Parenting Workshop – Wednesday, February 8


Effective Parenting Workshop

Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Venue: Indoor Gym
Admission: Free
Speaker: Satish Verma

~~ Organized by SMS Parent Council

Speaker: Satish Verma
Bio of the speaker :  Satish Verma is president and CEO of “ Think and Grow Rich Institute” that conducts courses, seminars and workshops on success principles. These principles were developed after twenty years of research on the minds of those individuals who shaped the destiny of our world. These principles are based on applied psychology of human behavior that deals with success in personal and professional life of individuals. Personal life area includes relationships between employer and employees, between parents and children, between spouses and above all the relationship with your own-self. Mr. Verma took very extensive courses in the area of building relationships and had been counselling parents and children for over 20 years. He specializes in helping parents build confidence and high self-esteem in their children. He helps parents to help their children live up to their fullest potential. He also helps individuals and corporations to inspire and motivate employees to be more productive to live up to their full potential.