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Montessori Buzz – March 28, 2017

News about FINN! Plus photos and
parent resources from the community

Dear MA Families,

Rob – one of our choreographers

Many of you may know Rob Loebach from our Elementary courtyard and hot lunch program. But did you know he is a breakdancer?

Rob has been dancing professionally for over 11 years and is a part of a professional break dance crew called “ill at will”. They are based out of London but also travel to compete, judge, teach workshops and perform at shows. Rob’s crew also runs a break dance program at O.N.E Hip Hop Dance Studio.  For information on their camps or weekly classes feel free to contact Rob through the website:   

Rob is very excited to help out with the musical and share his passion for dance, and also see the kids have fun and showcase their new skills!


Tickets available online 

Because of limited seating at each show, we ask families and friends to purchase tickets through The Palace Theatre’s website: 

Prices are $5 for seniors, children under 12 and $10 for adults, children 12 and over. To purchase tickets online: Click “Buy tickets”; Select the section you want; Click on the individual seats you want and then click the “Reserve seats” button. You will be able to choose the price of the tickets in your shopping cart. Please contact the Palace with any questions about online ticket purchases. 

Finn’s Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this student-led performance.


…Before the Break…

Year 6s – VIP program presentation

In Early March, Grade 6 students from about a dozen area elementary schools participated in the daylong Values Influences and Peers event in association with London Police Services. As part of the VIP program, our students attended a presentation where they learned about positive life choices and heard stirring stories about the consequences of bad life choices.



Heritage lunch

On Thursday, March 9, all Lower Elementary students and their parents had a wonderful smorgasbord lunch at the gym. Students brought food from their families’ cultures and heritages to share with all. This is the sixth year we have done the Heritage Lunch and students, parents and staff have a wonderful time coming together to break bread.


Alumnus visits JH … with pizza! 

Junior High offers a big thank you to alumnus Jake Allison (2002), the owner of Pizza Projekt, for supporting our Junior High cooking program! The Thursday before the break, the students enjoyed delicious pizza.

… We’ll have an update on Beach Day and our charitable giving total for CHF in an upcoming Buzz.


Congrats, Miss Marty and family

Marty Kolls welcomed her second daughter, Violet Lynn, to the world recently. Congratulations Marty, Mark and Scarlett.


MA on Ice!

Claire R., Claire A. and Hannah E. (L-R) competed in a figure skating competition in Chatham this weekend and did Ilderton proud.


Parent Education

Reminder: Coffee with Margaret session on Friday

Sign-up for another great Coffee with Margaret session on Friday, March 31. This one-hour parent information session tackles the overarching theme of “How to Support Our Children So That They Have the Confidence to Support Themselves”. In each session, an article, book or alternate resource will be referenced which parents can refer to after the conversation. Please see below for the next session’s details!

  • Date: Friday, March 31
  • Time: 8:45-9:45 am
  • Topic: Navigating the Social Stuff Through Elementary
  • Location: Elementary Library

To register, please contact Sara Heald at the Main Office via e-mail:, or phone 519-433-9121. Space is limited so sign-up today!

Please note: We’ve moved the next Coffee with Margaret session to the first week of May –  Thursday, May 4. The topic is a hot one: “Don’t bail them out! … Even if it may seem unfair!” You won’t want to miss that one.

Screening of “Most Likely to Succeed” documentary

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM,  Fanshawe College

Presented by London District Christian School, “Most likely to Succeed” is a documentary based on the book of the same name by Paul Tough, which Margaret has referred to in the most recent Coffee With Margaret sessions.

Tickets are free but a limited number is available, so if you’re interested in attending, register online through this EventBrite link:

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