|Dear MA Families and Friends,
Gala Tickets On Sale Now
It’s time! Early Bird tickets are on sale now for our Golden Anniversary Gala on June 2! Ticket order forms will go home this Friday OR you can purchase tickets online. You will receive a printed ticket. Early Bird pricing is available only until March 9 with a limited quantity (50!) of Early Bird tickets available.
Join us for dinner, dancing and live entertainment as we celebrate 50 years of our amazing school! Hosted by Layne the Auctionista and featuring Kevin’s Bacon Train, we’ll celebrate on June 2, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Mercato Room. This is an Adult Only event. Come with friends, grandparents and other family members! Assigned seating is available if you purchase a table of 8.
For all the details on the event, and a link to the ticket sales page, visit: www.montessori.on.ca/gala
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Observation Week tips for parents…
Observation Week is coming up quickly. This is a unique opportunity that Montessori provides parents. You are encouraged to sign up for a session, and pop by to be a fly on the wall as the children work. Click on this infographic from ClassrooMechanics to see some tips for parents.
Photo policy changes for 2018-2019 school year
We are updating our photography policy, which affects our re-enrolment process. We are no long distinguishing between web photos and print photos taken during the school year because most of our print material is made available as PDFs on our website. The online re-enrolment form will reflect this new option for families to complete:
[NEW] Photographs: Throughout the year, photographs are taken of the students for classroom displays, parent and educational presentations, special events, marketing material, and our website.
YES/NO: I give permission for my child’s photograph to be taken and used for school purposes.
Yearbook photos: Students will have their photo taken by a professional photographer for our yearbook (individual and group photos), UNLESS parents specifically request that they do not participate. Please contact Victoria Little, Registrar, via firstname.lastname@example.org, if you do not want your child to have his or her photo taken for the school yearbook.
Lost & Found: Helmet
A helmet was left behind after the Family Skate in December, and no one has claimed it. If this is your helmet, please contact the Front Desk.
FYI: other items that have been collected over the past few months at our Elementary location are in Lost & Found downstairs from the 711 Elementary back doors.
Waterloo Toddler activities
The students of Toddler One Waterloo are busy painting, matching objects to pictures, diapering, pouring into funnels, colouring with pencil crayons, whisking, transferring water with sponges, collaging with tape and glue, opening and closing wallets and cases as well as putting things in and taking them out.
Evie hair donation
In case you missed it on our Facebook page, Evie donated her hair last week! Doing good never looked so good. Thank you, Evie, for such a thoughtful gift.
Long division in Lower El
How’s this for lonnnnng division? Great work, Tom!
From the Community
Some reminders of PD Day camps for our students….
Junction Climbing – February PD Day Camp
Deadline to register for their February Montessori PD Day Camp is Friday, Feb. 9.
Open House: Yellowbird Learning Centre – Feb. 10
Interested in learning more about Yellowbird Learning Centre, which will host a March Break camp for our students – during the second week of the break? They’re opening their doors for an Open House on February 10.