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Montessori Buzz – August 2017

August mailing – ready for pick-up! Plus volunteering opportunities and news…

Dear MA Families & Friends,


August mailings are ready for pickup

Your family’s August mailing packages are now ready to be picked up in the Main Office. They will be available here for pickup through Friday Aug. 11. Any packages that are not picked up will be mailed on Monday, Aug. 14. Please note there are some forms that need to be returned by Aug. 25.

FYI: The printed Year at a Glance Calendars will be sent home with students the first week of school. 

Reminder: Office Hours

Please keep in mind our summer hours if you pop by to pick up your August Mailing packages:

  • Summer Hours are in effect until Friday, Aug. 25 – Monday-Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Regular Office Hours resume Monday, Aug. 28 – Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Volunteer with MA!

We love our parent volunteers! They provide our students so much wisdom and real-life experience, and assist our teachers with lessons, hot lunch, and many other activities. They are an invaluable part of our school community. And you can be one of them! If you wish to volunteer with the school this year, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page of our website for more information:

50th Celebration Volunteers wanted! There are plenty of opportunities to help out this year as we prepare for our big 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 1 & 2, 2018. Sign up for one of our 50th anniversary committees under the Get Involved link on our 50th Anniversary microsite:

Vulnerable Sector Checks: For the safety of all of our children and in accordance with new regulations, we require volunteers to complete our Volunteer Application and Self-declaration form (PDF) every school year. Only the self-declaration is needed every year. The Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC) are only required every five years.

If you’ve submitted a full PVSC since 2012, we ask you to check the self-declaration box on the application form and submit the form to your child’s classroom teacher or Reception. If you need a PVSC, residents of London can apply for one online: London Police Service, Police Background Checks. Please note there is about a four-week waiting period in London for PVSCs to be processed.

Please contact if you would like a letter from the school to accompany your PVSC application.

Parent Drivers: Parents who want to provide transportation are asked to submit an Application to Transport MA Students (PDF) with relevant license and insurance details.

New August Parent Orientation Sessions

For many years, we’ve had new-to-Junior High parents join us for an Orientation session in late August. So this year, we’ve added sessions for new parents at all levels. If your child is new to the school or starting a new level, please plan to join us during the last week of August to learn all about what to expect in your child’s new level.

All sessions run from 3:30-4:40 p.m.

  • August 28 – New Toddler Parent Session
  • August 29 – New Casa Parent Session 
  • August 30 – Year 4 & New Upper El Parent Session
  • August 31 – Year 1 & New Lower El Parent Session
  • August 31 – Year 7 Parent Session

Lovable Labels is back!

Order your labels from Lovable Labels and 20% of your order will be donated to Montessori Academy of London.

  • Go to
  • Shop online for labels.
  • Checkout and support our school! During checkout, the site will ask: “Is this related to an agent or fundraiser.” Select Montessori Academy of London.

… And receive your customized labels in 2 to 10 business days, just in time to label your child’s items before school begins! Happy Shopping!

Job Opportunities – Yard Staff and ECE/Toddler & Casa Supply Staff

As we gear up for the new school year, we’re looking for Yard Staff to support our Elementary and Toddler & Casa programs and Supply Staff for Toddler & Casa. Details can be found on our website. If you know anyone who might be a good fit for either roles, please share these opportunities with them. Thanks!


The Big 5-0!

Notice anything different about the header above? While we don’t turn 50 until September 2018, we will celebrate our milestone anniversary this June. You’ll start to see our anniversary logo across our communications as we gear up for our 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 1 & 2, 2018.

As the festivities draw closer, we will share updates and details of the celebrations through our 50th Anniversary site:

Share your Montessori memories with us! We’d love to hear about your time as friends, families or students of Montessori House of Children/ Montessori Academy of London. Send us an email to with the subject line “Montessori Stories” and we’ll add them to the Montessori Stories section of the site. It doesn’t matter if it’s from two years ago or 20 years ago, we’d love to hear from you!

Changes happening around MA

There is plenty going on at MA this summer, including renovations and improvements at several locations. Junior 3 is getting a major renovation; the Outdoor Learning Environment at Oxford now has sturdy turf; and the porch of 707 Waterloo (Upper Elementary) has been replaced. There’s also a new fence at Westmount, improvements in Waterloo Central’s Toddler/Casa yard, and other touch ups around the school. Thanks to your donations, we have been able to check a lot of capital improvements off of our list this summer. Thank you!

And we have a bold, beautiful new school brochure… 

Know anyone who is interested in learning more about Montessori or our awesome school? This brochure offers a great introduction. Ask for a copy at the Main Office or view and download a PDF of it online:


FYI: The next Buzz eNewsletter

… will be sent on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Enjoy the rest of your summer break!! 
See you in September!

Join Montessori Academy’s Online Community
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Want to know what’s going on at MA? Check out our new online calendar:

Celebrate 50 years of

Join us on June 1 & 2, 2018 for our
50th Anniversary Celebration!
Find more details on our
50th Anniversary Microsite!

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