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Montessori Buzz – June 6, 2017

Our Raffle winners, 50th Anniversary save the date, upcoming events and more!

Dear MA Families,

Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our Big Ten Raffle!!! Prizes are available for pickup at the office; we will contact the winners directly with details.

This year’s raffle raised just over $15,000! Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraising initiative!

Save the date! 50th Anniversary Celebration next year

Our 50th anniversary Weekend is June 1 & 2, 2018!

More information will be shared throughout next school year. In the meantime, if you’re interested in volunteering or getting involved with one of the planning committees, please read through the descriptions under How You Can Get Involved and sign up through the online form on our 50th Anniversary microsite: https://sites.google.com/montessori.on.ca/mhcma50

Staffing Update

With Christopher Okeaz Ikeakhe departure in March, school leadership took the opportunity to see how we could re-structure the work of the Admin team. Next year, we will not replace the Toddler/Casa Coordinator role, but rather Kristen, Tina and our CCEYA Site Supervisors will take on this additional work. To manage the increased responsibilities, Kristen and Tina will need further support in their roles.

We are excited to announce that Sara Heald will take on the role of Executive Assistant in October once Rachel has returned from her maternity leave. Sara will not only provide administrative support to both Tina and Kristen but she will also continue the work she has taken on with supporting Admissions and Development, as well as some of our Human Resource processes.

Nature Hike Teacher Party! – Last Chance, Limited spots!

You are invited to go on a beautiful Nature Hike with Halina and Basia from Casa 2. After a Summer Safety Lesson we will experience the beauty of the trail, join in a scavenger hunt and stop for a homemade picnic lunch. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Parents are responsible for bringing their child and picking them up from the location.

  • Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Time: 10:00AM-2:00 PM
  • Location: Coldstream Conservation Area, Quaker Ln, Middlesex Centre, Ontario (20 min. away from London)
  • Age: Casa and Year 1
  • Cost: $35

To register, please call 519-433-9121 or e-mail reception@montessori.on.ca by Thursday, June 8 at 4:30 PM.

Junior High Bistro

Sports Update

Track and field

Students in Years 4-8 took part in an in the city track meet at UWO on Thursday, June 1. After being postponed due to weather earlier in the week, our athletes finally got the chance to compete against other schools to cap off their track season. Throughout the day there were many Montessori successes as students achieved personal bests and even podium finishes. Thank you to all of the teachers that helped get the athletes to their events and a special thank you to all of the parents that came out to cheer us on. To all of our athletes who competed last week, thank you for working so hard and giving your best. Congratulations on a great day!!

Jr High Soccer

Jr high soccer players will participate in a one-day tournament on Wednesday, June 7, at the North London Soccer Fields. A schedule will be posted on the Junior High website.

Junior Basketball

Please return your jersey if you have not done so.

Reminder – Gym Wear forms due next week!

Drop by the Main Office to try on sample sizes and then submit the form to Sara by next Wednesday, June 14.

WE Club: Plant Sale on Friday

On Friday, June 9, WE Club is holding a tomato plant sale. We will be outside in the courtyard from 3-4:20 PM selling tomato plants. Each plant costs $5. All money that we raise will support the LUSO Community Services. LUSO helps families in need here in London, Ontario. A group of us will go to buy some food and supplies for families in need, which we will deliver to LUSO. Thank you! – By Claire A.

JH Trip to Water Treatment Plant

Junior High students took a trip to the Waste Water Management facility on Adelaide Street last week to connect to our Water Study unit in science class.  The students learned a ton about how our waste water in London is treated and where all of our “stuff” goes when we flush the toilet and use our sinks and showers.  Everyone left the tour extremely grateful to have clean water and with a lot of respect for the people that work very hard to make sure we are kept safe.  Without facilities like these we would have no clean drinking water and no clean beach to swim in!

MA in the Community…

Montessori Podcast with Margaret

In case you missed it on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, Margaret was recently featured in a podcast from White Paper Press https://www.facebook.com/whitepaperpress/ & Science, Montessori & Parenting. You can listen to it through Soundcloud’s site https://soundcloud.com/stream or app, or download it through Apple Podcasts.

From the community

Budding Artists Art Camp

Our good friends at Budding Artists are hosting a summer camp program. For three weeks in July, Budding Artists  will be holding ½-day and full-day art camps in Old South London.

  • Cost: 1/2 day $125 and Full-Day $200. Includes HST supplies, snacks.
  • Price includes lunch for full day camp.
  • Limit 6 artists per half day and 12 artists in each full-day session. Before and after hours care can be arranged.

For more details and registration: https://buddingartists.ca/art-camps-summer-2017/

LEAP Camp at CCH

From one of our former students, Andrew, who is part of the LEAP (Leaders in Exercise and Athletics Program) program in his high school, the students will run a camp at the end of August, with options for older students…

https://www.ldcsb.ca/school/CCH/Programs/SHSM/LEAP/Pages/default.aspx

Growing Chefs! Ontario – Know your Roots Camp

Our good friends at Growing Chefs! Ontario have a new week-long camp program that’s an opportunity for children ages 7-11 to get hands-on experience in everything from growing to cooking to serving good, healthy food! Click on this link to download the full information package.

Summer at London Public Library – Centre Branch

Special Canadian festivities at the Children’s Library at Centre Branch this summer. Click on this link to download a PDF of the detailed information.

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