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Montessori Buzz – April 4, 2017

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Dear MA Families,

FINN! … Have you purchased your tickets yet?


Meghan O’Brien – Upper Elementary Music Teacher and Writer!

As some of you may know, our upcoming musical “Finn’s Montessori Journey” was written by our very own Upper Elementary teacher Meghan O’Brien.  But did you know the concept for the musical came to Meghan one night in a dream?!  She dreamt about the character “Davenjanet” – a two headed gym teacher!  The more Meghan thought about this character, the more the story developed.

Meghan is most excited about the many different talents that the students get to share during this exciting experience, whether they are on stage, helping with costumes, preparing the set, or designing the poster; “Finn’s Montessori Journey” is truly a production prepared by our students!!  

Please join us on April 19 or 20 to see one of the shows!

Tickets available through The Palace Theatre’s website: $5 for seniors, children under 12; and $10 for adults, children 12 and over

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors!

Beach Day

Our Beach Day total from before the March Break was $917.77! WOW! Thank you to all the students and families who donated spare loonies and toonies. Beach Day is always a fun way to kick off the Break… and support the amazing child health programs through our good friends at Children’s Health Foundation and Children’s Hospital

Chess tournament last week

Montessori Academy sent 29 students to this year’s Grade-by-Grade City Chess Championship. Over 1000 students participated from schools across all boards over two days at the London Hellenic Centre, resulting in many hard-fought battles. A special congratulations goes out to our very own Sanjitha and Alec who finished 8th place and 2nd place, respectively! YAY!


Crazy sock day – Down Syndrome awareness

Awareness leads to understanding and acceptance. With that in mind, each year we celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day by wearing crazy socks, and blue and yellow ribbons and armbands. This year was no different, with many of our students and staff donning brightly coloured socks in honour of our friends and family members with Down Syndrome.  



Guest Chef in Junior High

Last week Junior High had Kristen visit as the guest chef; our “guest chef” helps to navigate a group of students in the process of prepping and cooking a lunch for over 50 people. She made her garlic enchiladas over a two-day period with several groups of students and they were a huge success. Some of our Year 7 parents enjoyed as well as they were participating in our observation lunches. Thanks Kristen for all your time and effort. Muy bien!


Elementary Lost & Found Bonanza next Tuesday

The spring thaw always uncovers a TON of clothing, shoes, mitts and other goodies that are looking to find their ways home. Next Tuesday, weather permitting, Amanda D. will place all the missing pieces on the benches in the Elementary courtyard during pick-up so parents can come and claim any lost items.  


Save the Date – Alumni Night on May 25

We invite all alumni and their parents to join us on Thursday, May 25, between 4:15 pm and 6:30 pm in the Junior High Building for an Alumni social and to offer Margaret their best regards as she wraps up her time as Executive Director of the school. If you know of any alumni or past families who would be interested in attending, please let them know the date.

More details and an online RSVP form will be shared in The Buzz and through social media in the near future.

From the Community…

Growing Chefs Newsletter

Our friends at Growing Chefs have a lot of exciting events and initiatives on the horizon. Take a look through their newsletter for details.


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