|Dear MA Families & Friends,
FYI: 2018-2019 March Break and Holiday Dates Online
March Break and Holidays for 2018-2019 are on the school’s website online calendar: http://montessori.on.ca/events/. PD Days for the 2018-2019 school year will be decided in the next month or so, and will be shared via the Buzz. Stay tuned!
Parenting Puzzle – Registration Deadline is Tomorrow at 4 pm
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is your last day to register for this new workshop series hosted by Tina Sartori and Angela Matthews! There are only a few spots left, so register through this online form today! All the details are on our website: http://montessori.on.ca/parenting-puzzle-workshop-series/
Amazing Race – Junior High
In case you missed it on social media… Last Tuesday, Junior High wrapped up their Amazing Race project with a HUGE surprise for the students. For the last month the students individually designed an entire season of the Amazing Race Canada including all of the routes, challenges, and even travel costs! Such a cool project deserves a cool celebration when it’s all done…and we did just that! Dave from Season 1 of the Amazing Race Canada (remember Dave and Jet?) showed up and surprised the students. He answered a lot of questions about his time on the show and stayed long enough to take pictures, chat with the students, and sign all of their projects!
But wait! There was one more surprise! We reached out to Kenneth and Ryan, Team Give’r from last season, and they were really excited to hear about the projects! So much so that they sent over a video message especially for our students. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/262015562/4c0a6ac2c6 AWESOME!
Passover Celebration in Casa 3
Last week, Juliet from Casa 3 gave her peers a lesson on Passover and shared some matzah!
Elementary Ecology Presentation on Thursday
Greg Balch joined us last week for an engaging and informative ecology presentation. He shared with the students how these animals of Ontario are all connected and their place in the food chain. He also shared many interesting historical facts that impacted our ecology and populations of different animals.
Upper El Chess Tournament(s)
The Year 5 and 6 students attended the Grade by Grade Chess Tournament on Wednesday. They all did very well. Alec Tweddell came in 6th place overall for the Grade 6 boys! Congratulations Alec!
The Year 4’s had a mini tournament on Thursday among the nine of them. Congratulations to Emilie who took home the trophy!
In case you missed it on Facebook… Among Junior High’s many community-based activities, our Year 7 & 8 students visit Parkwood Hospital to perform music, play board games and socialize with the residents. Junior High teacher Shawn shares a memory of a Junior High trip to perform for the veterans at Parkwood that embodies the importance and impact such activities have on our students.
From the Community
Save the Date: Yellowbird PD Day Camp
April 20 is our next PD Day, and Yellowbird Learning Centre is supporting our community with another retreat for our students. The theme will be Stimulating the Senses and the price is $50 per child for the day. Camp will run from 8:30 am to 4 pm with extended hours care for families if needed. The registration deadline is Friday, April 13.
Summer Camp Info…
Montessori’s Camp Discovery
Online registration is open for our Camp Discovery. Camp Discovery Explorers is exclusively available to our Toddler students, and Camp Discovery Adventurers is open to the public for children ages 4-6.
FYI: Session 4 of Camp Discovery Adventurers is now full, and there are only a few spots left in Session 1 for Adventurers. Find all the details on our website: http://montessori.on.ca/programs/camp-discovery/
Onward Camp 2018
Onward Camp focuses on Social Skills Enrichment for children ages 7-14.
The four-week program runs from July 9-Aug. 17. For more information on the camp, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-641-4781.
Budding Artists summer camps
Our good friends at Budding Artists are holding several summer camp sessions for students in elementary through high school! Take a look…
From the Public Health staff
Thirsty? Choose Plain Tap Water!
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. Tooth enamel can be weakened by acidic food and drinks, and acid produced by bacteria breaking down sugars in the mouth. Drinks like pop, sports or energy drinks, and carbonated drinks can be high in sugar and give bacteria lots of fuel. Sugar-free drinks and flavoured water can also be quite acidic and do direct damage to tooth enamel. Your best bet is good ol’ tap water… Try this instead:
- Keep pitchers of cold water and milk in the fridge for a quick and healthy thirst quencher
- Choose water, unflavoured milk and unflavoured fortified soy beverages
- Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks