Montessori Buzz – August 2018

August Mailing packages are ready! Plus, more news and updates Dear MA Families & Friends, August Mailings – ready for pick-up Our August Mailing packages for families are ready to be picked up at the Main Office – 719 Waterloo Street. Reminder – our summer office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. If you […]

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ECE Supply Staff 2018-2019

Supply Staff – Early Childhood Educators Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Toddler and Casa staff, MA seeks Supply Teachers with early childhood education experience to work on a casual, part-time […]

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Yard Staff 2018-2019

 Yard Staff for the 2018-2019 School Year Do you enjoy working with children and a fun, energetic environment? Montessori Academy of London seeks candidates for yard/playtime staff to supervise students over lunch 11:15 am-1:45 pm (Pre-school/Casa) or 11:45 am -1:45 pm (Grade 1 – Junior High) and after school 3:30-5:30 pm.  We require candidates to […]

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FUNDRAISING & FOUNDATION NEWS

School Garden Project – Walter J. Blackburn Foundation Over the summer the garden gnomes will be busy building a new Greenhouse and Perennial garden at our Elementary location thanks to a grant from the Walter J. Blackburn Foundation! The purpose of the project is to contribute to a healthier and greener environment by practising sustainable […]

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Summer Hours 2018

Summer Hours start Tuesday, July 3 – Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We hope all our families and friends enjoy a fun, relaxing summer!! See you on Tuesday, September 4!

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Montessori Buzz – June 26, 2018

Your last Buzz of the school year Dear MA Families & Friends, We’ll see you again in August for our August mailing update. Have a fantastic summer! A Message From Tina What a phenomenal year – thanks to you, our amazing community of parents, students and faculty. I am filled with gratitude as I reflect […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 19, 2018

A few reminders … and photos galore! Dear MA Families & Friends, Educating Change-Makers! Hot off the presses…. Today the Junior 1 students hosted Councillor Tanya Park – our ward Councillor, who is also running for London City Mayor. The students wrote her letters recently to ask her to install recycling bins in Piccadilly Park. […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 12, 2018

Survey heads-up, Extended Hours invoice reminder, photos and much more! Dear MA Families & Friends, Heads-up: Parent Engagement Survey We’re looking for your input. Watch your email soon for a link to a short survey that will help us better understand how we’re doing. Your time and input is appreciated. Reminder: Invoices for Occasional Use […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 5, 2018

Big Fund a Need results from the Gala, Track & Field update and more Dear MA Families & Friends, Staffing News We are excited to welcome Jenn Neron back to the Art program for September! Over the last couple of years Jenn has been a part of our Elementary Art program teaching at both the […]

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What We Believe

For the school’s 50th anniversary, Junior High teacher Shawn Butler was tasked with creating a video that encompasses what our school believes fundamentally – and shows the world what we believe education can and should provide our children. The results of his efforts…? See What We Believe for yourself right here…

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Montessori Buzz – May 29, 2018

  Our 50th anniversary weekend is here! Plus, a big WE Club tally and a Parenting Puzzle recap Dear MA Families & Friends, It’s finally here! Our 50th anniversary weekend! Join Us Friday for ARTexpo 2018 Monday Morning Montessori Madness! Did you catch Shawn and Kristen on Fresh FM Radio Monday morning? Kristen was chosen […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 22, 2018

Dear MA Families & Friends, Upper Elementary parents: Hot lunch next week Because of the Upper Elementary track meet on Tuesday, May 29, UE1 & UE2 will enjoy their Growing Chefs lunch on Wednesday, May 30. The Lower Elementary classes will have their lunch on Tuesday, May 29, per usual. 50th Updates REMINDER: Fresh 103.1 […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 15, 2018

Reminders, photos and community news Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Extra-long Weekend Coming Up Friday is a PD Day – there is no school for our students; Monday is Victoria Day – the school is closed for the holiday. Happy unofficial start to summer! Reminder: Register for Thursday’s Workshop on Financial and Estate Planning […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 8, 2018

Extended Hours invoices due, Silver Sponsors thanks, and link to WE trip memories  Dear MA Families & Friends,   Thank you, MA teachers! A round of applause for our incredible faculty that brings Dr. Montessori’s vision to life each day! Reminder: Invoices for Occasional Use of Early/Extended Hours If you are a family that uses […]

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Ecuador 2018

On March 2, a group of  24, including Montessori students, parents, plus Dave Ratcliffe and Kristen Crouse, embarked on a 10-day adventure of a lifetime to the beautiful country of Ecuador. During this service trip with the WE organization, we participated in both working in a village and experiencing the culture of the Rainforest and the city […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 1, 2018

Staffing news, 50th Anniversary update, photos and more Dear MA Families & Friends, Staffing Update – September In September, we have a number of MA staff who will be returning to the school after a year away. We will welcome back Tara Protopapas to Oxford Casa, Marty Kolls to our Music program, and Meghan O’Brien […]

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50th Anniversary News Update April 2018 – Alumni Message

50th Anniversary Event Update! Dear Alumni & Friends of Montessori! Our 50th anniversary plans are taking shape! We hope you’ll join us if you’re in London during the weekend of June 1 & 2. There’s going to be plenty going on at our Downtown locations AND at Brescia University College’s Mercato Room in Clare Hall. […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 27, 2018

Assembly is Thursday a.m., Estate Planning workshop; 50th anniversary updates and much more Dear MA Families & Friends, Spring Assembly is Thursday Thursday morning is the Elementary & Junior High Spring Assembly at Colborne St. Gym. Join us for coffee and tea before the assembly starts at 9:15 a.m. See you soon! Estate Planning Workshop […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 17, 2018

Thank you, MA Volunteers! News, reminders, photos, and … bunnies! Dear MA Families & Friends, Thank You to our Volunteers! For some people, volunteering is about giving. But for many of our parents, it is a way of living. Thank you for all that you do to support our community! On April 9, we had […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 10, 2018

Extended Hours update, wear a jersey on Thursday, Phys Ed updates, and photos Dear MA Families & Friends, Invoices for Occasional Use of Early/Extended Hours If you are a family that uses Early/Extended Hours on an occasional basis, please remember that invoices for this service are sent home with your child(ren) monthly.  Invoices for the […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 3, 2018

Last call for Parenting Puzzle Workshop, plus photos and summer camp information Dear MA Families & Friends,   FYI: 2018-2019 March Break and Holiday Dates Online March Break and Holidays for 2018-2019 are on the school’s website online calendar: http://montessori.on.ca/events/. PD Days for the 2018-2019 school year will be decided in the next month or […]

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Amazing messages as Junior High wraps up their Amazing Races

The Junior High teachers wrapped up their Amazing Race project with a HUGE surprise for the students. For the last month the students individually designed an entire season of the Amazing Race Canada including all of the routes, challenges, and even travel costs! Such a cool project deserves a cool celebration when it’s all done…and […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 27, 2018

A new face at the front desk, upcoming events, & fun photos from before the break Dear MA Families & Friends, Welcome, Tameka! MA has supported various programs at Fanshawe College by providing students placements in both the Accounting and RECE programs. These placements have been so successful in supporting the school, we are happy […]

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Parenting Puzzle Workshop Series

Parenting IS the hardest job, and we have some tips to make it easier! Register online through this Google Form! We welcome you to join facilitators Tina Sartori and Angela Matthews in The Parenting Puzzle workshop. In this workshop, you will learn how to stop squabbles, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage each person to do their […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 6, 2018

New parenting workshop series, Camp registration, Endowment fund and more Dear MA Families & Friends, NEW: ‘Parenting Puzzle’ Workshop Series Parenting IS the hardest job, and we have some tips to make it easier! We welcome you to join facilitators Tina Sartori and Angela Matthews in The Parenting Puzzle workshop. In this workshop, you will […]

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Endowment Fund Announced

Support for education choice in London grows long-term with new Endowment Fund Montessori Academy of London introduces new Endowment Fund to support school initiatives and financial aid for students. March 6, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London (MA) took a big step to secure the long-term development of the school with the Montessori Academy Endowment […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 27, 2018

Reminders and a TON of fun photos! Dear MA Families & Friends, 2018-2019 Re-Enrolment Re-Enrolment for current MA students is now closed.  If you have not yet submitted the required re-enrolment documents and postdated cheques for tuition, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact Victoria at 519-433-9121 ext. […]

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MA named Innovation 800 ‘world-class educator’

February 26, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London has been named an elementary ‘Pioneer’ and ‘World-class Educator’ in the University of Cambridge Cambridge Strategies: Innovation 800 campaign celebrating 21st Century education and highlighting the most innovative education institutions in the world. The school’s elementary program was noted for its commitment to offering education for real […]

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Gala tickets sold out

  Gala Tickets are now sold out! Dear MA Families and Friends, Due to the tremendous response to the Gala, we are now sold out of tickets! To join the waitlist for tickets contact Tonya at tdendrinos@montessori.on.ca or 519-433-9121 ext. 233. To those who have purchased tickets, we look forward to seeing you there!! 50th […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 20, 2018

Reminders, last chance for Gala tickets, and fun photos from an eventful week! Re-Enrolment for 2018-2019 due Friday This is the final week for all MA families to complete re-enrolment for the 2018-2019 School Year.  When completing the online re-enrolment form, please make sure you have selected the “submit” button at the end of the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 13, 2018

A few reminders, a trophy and a March Break Open House Dear Montessori Families & Friends, Upcoming PD Day & Holiday A friendly reminder that Friday is a PD Day, and on Monday the school is closed for the Family Day Holiday. Enjoy your extra-long weekend! Re-Enrolment / Admissions for 2018-2019 School Year Re-Enrolment packages […]

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Early Bird Gala tickets sold out!

Early Bird Gala tickets sold out Dear MA Families & Friends, We have had a tremendous response to Early Bird Gala tickets!  Early Bird Tickets are now sold out! This popular event is selling out quickly. We are over 65% sold out with only 40 regular price tickets remaining. Tickets can still be purchased for the […]

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Alumni message – 50th Anniversary Weekend

Our school is turning 50! Are you ready to celebrate?  Dear Montessori Alumni, Alumni Families and Friends!  Our amazing school is hitting a major milestone – Montessori Academy of London/ Montessori House of Children is turning 50! We want YOU to be part of our celebrations! Join us on June 1 & 2, 2018, for […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 30, 2018

Gala tickets on sale now! Plus, reminders and photos… 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 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 23, 2018

Our 50th anniversary presenting sponsor; camp and sibling application info and more  Dear MA Families & Friends, Presenting Sponsor for our 50th Anniversary events! We are excited to announce Cornerstone Architecture as the Presenting Sponsor of all of our 50th Anniversary Events! Cornerstone Architecture has been a longstanding partner with Montessori Academy of London, having completed […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 16, 2018

  Admissions and Development updates, plus community camp information Dear MA Families & Friends, Admissions Update Our current families are offered priority enrolment for both current students and their siblings wishing to enrol at MA.  Current families who have children they would like to enroll, need to complete an online sibling application by January 26 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 9, 2018

Staffing news, Financial Support deadline, and Golden Anniversary sponsor announcement Dear MA Families & Friends, Welcome to 2018! Extended Hours voucher and occasional use changes Per the email that was sent right before the break, we’re updating how families pay for our Extended Hours (Early and After-school programs). Here’s a link to the e-mail for […]

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Extended Hours Voucher Program – changes & enhancements

Early/Extended Hours vouchers program – changes and enhancements Dear MA Families,  We understand there have been some frustrations both from parents and the staff with the voucher system for families who use early or extended hours on an occasional basis. We are going to implement some changes that will hopefully make things very easy for […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 19, 2017

Holiday wishes and a wonderful gift round out 2017!  (Plus LOTS of fun photos and activities!) Dear MA Families & Friends, A Message from Tina With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to revisit the idea of the three gifts I spoke about at our Winter Concert. If you haven’t had the chance to give any […]

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Sifton Family Foundation grant

The Sifton Family Foundation has given Montessori Academy of London a generous donation to purchase new Science Tables for our Junior High program! These new chemical and fire resistant tables will be an incredible addition to the program.  Thank you, Sifton Family Foundation! https://www.facebook.com/SiftonProperties/  

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MA in the news: L’express de Toronto

Although there are several Montessori schools in London, Ontario, Montessori Academy of London’s French program is unique to our school. We support our students’ development of French as a second language, but we don’t teach it in a silo. Like much of traditional Montessori, our French lessons interconnect with other areas of studies, including Humanities […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 5, 2017

Holiday Concert is tonight! Plus, financial support and sibling application info and fun photos Dear MA Families and Friends, Winter Celebration is tonight! Join us tonight for our Holiday Concert at Forest City Community Church at 3725 Bostwick Rd. Doors open at 4:15 p.m., and the performance starts at 4:30 p.m. Please do not park in […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 28, 2017

Ways to give on #GivingTuesday, Holiday Concert reminder and fun photos! Dear MA Families & Friends,   #GivingTuesday This Giving Tuesday we wanted to take the time to thank you for all that you have given to our school. Without you, we would not have been able to come this far! Whether you are volunteering […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 21, 2017

Staffing news, Illness policy reminder, Oxford used toys request and much more Dear MA Families & Friends, Thank you, Barb! From Whitehills to Oxford and now Waterloo, many of our locations have been impacted by the work of Barb Gerber. She is an inspiration to our staff and has provided hundreds of Montessori students a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 14, 2017

Annual Appeal, photo retake deadline, winter weather policy reminder, and plenty of photos Dear MA Families and Friends, Guest Speaker – Parent Session last week We are so pleased that Amy Kelton joined us Thursday night for a fantastic Parent Session. The topic, “helping our children navigate self-esteem and social struggles” really resonated with the parents […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 7, 2017

719 Waterloo entrance enhancement, Spirit Wear, reminders and parent resources Dear MA Families & Friends, Enhancement to Main Office Entryway at Elementary (719 Waterloo Street) The Health and Safety Committee identified the need to maintain consistency when accessing buildings across all of our locations. As a result, a buzzer and intercom system will be installed […]

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Montessori Booooo’s – Oct. 31, 2017

Online survey coming soon; reminders and fun photos Dear MA Families & Friends,   Community Survey: Your opinion matters! Now that we’ve released our Strategic Plan 2017- 2022, the school is seeking input from our parent community on key priorities and initiatives. Watch for a separate email coming soon with a link to a survey looking […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 24, 2017

Updated directory, photo order deadline, sports news, & fun photos Dear MA Families & Friends,     Directory Updated Oct 2017 Because of the incredibly positive response, we’ve updated the first online Student Directory; it is on the school website under Forms and Policies. If you need the password, please contact your Class Parent Rep. Please […]

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Board of Governors – Welcome Message 2017

Welcome to the new school year! Dear Montessori Academy of London Families and Friends, Welcome to the school’s 50th year! As we get ready to celebrate, we are reminded that John and Ann Marie Harding’s vision and desire for the best start in life for their three children has led us to this milestone. The […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 17, 2017

Fun photos, parent session from Child Reach, and some interesting reading Dear MA Families & Friends, Board message – coming soon Watch for a message from our Board of Governors, coming soon to your inbox. It’s been an exciting summer with the transition in leadership, new members joining the board, and final touches being put on […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 10, 2017

Pasta dinner, Mine 101 donations, and photos of amazing activities! Dear MA Families & Friends,   For elementary parents – Extended Hours reminder In the last few weeks, we’ve noticed that children who are not registered for Extended Hours are being dropped off early and picked up late. Unless you’ve registered for the early morning […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 3, 2017

Guest speaker in Nov., Photos Days for Toddler & Casa, and much more! Dear MA Families & Friends, Welcome back, Rachel! You’ll recognize a familiar face at the front desk starting this week! Rachel Nguyen has returned from her leave to the Role of Administration Support. Her email has changed along with her last name: rnguyen@montessori.on.ca; […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 26, 2017

Reminders, fundraising news, and photos galore! Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Elementary Activity Fees are due by Monday, October 2 Lower Elementary (Year 1-3) = $100 Upper Elementary (Year 4-6) = $400 Jr. High (Year 7-8) = $800 If parents have questions, please contact Victoria Little, Registrar, vlittle@montessori.on.ca or 519-433-9121 ext. 211. Development Update […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 19, 2017

Reminders, photos and some excellent parent resources! Dear MA Families & Friends, Elementary & Junior High Photo Days last week Please keep an eye out for photo proofs to be sent home with students within the next week!   Some Friendly Reminders Extended Hours – Vouchers available We offer before- and after-school programs for our families. […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 12, 2017

Photo Day reminder, calendar updates, Parent Social Night and more Dear MA Families & Friends, Welcome to Week 2! Things were probably a bit chaotic in all our homes last week with the return to the daily school routine. Recently I read a timely article from Alyson Schafer called “Managing Back to School Expectations.” Here are […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 5, 2017

Happy First Day of School Dear MA Families & Friends,   Message from Kristen Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of our families as we move into our 50th school year! We are very […]

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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 […]

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Supply Staff – Early Childhood Educators

Early Childhood Educators – Supply Staff Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Toddler and Casa staff, MA seeks Supply Teachers with early childhood education experience to work on a casual, part-time […]

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Yard Staff for 2017-2018

Yard Staff for the 2017-2018 school year Do you enjoy working with children and a fun, energetic environment? Montessori Academy of London seeks candidates for yard/playtime staff to supervise students over lunch 11:15 am-1:45 pm (Pre-school/Casa) or 11:45 am -1:45 pm (School Aged – Junior High) and after school 3:30-5:30 pm.  We require candidates to […]

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MA welcomes Tina into leadership role

Tina Sartori, Montessori teacher and administrator, named Executive Director of the school July 4, 2017 – London, Ontario – Montessori Academy of London officially welcomed Tina Sartori, a longtime teacher and administrator, into the role of Executive Director on July 1, 2017. Sartori joined the school as a preschool/Casa teacher 16 years ago, and moved […]

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Camp & Summer Hours – July 3, 2017

Montessori Academy’s office will be closed on Monday, July 3… HOWEVER, the counsellors will be ready and rarin’ to go with our Camp Discovery Explorers and Adventurers. Please bring Adventurers to the Elementary courtyard. Explorer Camp takes place at our Toddler location – 718 Waterloo starting Monday. Summer Office Hours officially start on Tuesday, July […]

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Ontario education choice

Ontario families deserve education choice By Tina Sartori, Montessori Academy of London, Executive Director as of July 1, 2017 Earlier this week, The Fraser Institute released a report noting that “the share of Ontario students attending independent schools increased 24.5% over a 15-year period, despite not receiving any financial support from the provincial government.” The conclusion […]

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Year-end Message 2017 – MA Board of Governors

Board of Governors year-end message Dear Families and Friends of Montessori Academy, Each year we look back at the past school year to thank the community for their support. This year is a bit different as we say goodbye and thank you to the Executive Director of our school – Margaret Whitley. How do we […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 27, 2017

Your final Buzz of the year: plenty of photos, videos and information Dear MA Families and Friends, A message from Margaret   Thank you and what’s next! Although I have had the opportunity to express my deep gratitude to many of you, there is not a person past or present; adult or child; that I […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 20, 2017

Year-end celebration is tonight! Also, reminders and a ton of photos. 🙂 Dear MA Families: Welcome to the second-last Buzz of the 2016-2017 school year. We’ll send a final “wrap-up” Buzz next Tuesday at its usual time. In the meantime, here are some reminders and plenty of photos of all the activities that have been […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 13, 2017

Lots of reminders and fun photos! Final Call for the Annual Appeal This is the last chance to make your donation count for this year.  Our Annual Appeal ends on June 30! Your gift makes an incredible difference in the experience our students have every day here at MA. Please consider supporting our appeal by making […]

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Development Assistant – Fundraising

Development Assistant – Summer Student 7 Week Contract – Canada Summer Jobs Montessori Academy of London seeks a summer student to work with us as our Development Assistant for a 7 week Contract through Canada Summer Jobs. The Development Assistant will work with the Development Director to update the school’s Alumni engagement program. Hourly Wage: […]

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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 […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 30, 2017

Phasing-In and Track update, Raffle tickets due Friday, and plenty of photos and community info Track meet update – Thursday We have decided that the Year 4 through 8 students who were supposed to attend today’s London District Catholic School Board Track Meet, will participate in the re-scheduled track meet at Western on Thursday. This decision impacts […]

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UE and JH track meet – May 30

Our Upper Elementary and Junior High students will take part in the Hans Janssen Memorial Track Meet on May 30. Download or view a PDF of the meet’s program here. Good luck to all of our athletes!!!!!!

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Montessori Buzz – May 23, 2017

Construction on Waterloo, raffle tickets reminder, and tons of photos Dear MA Families, Construction on Waterloo south of Pall Mall There will be construction on Waterloo at Hyman (just south of Siskinds) scheduled from May 22 through June 6. Please keep this in mind for drop-off and pickup. Thanks for your patience during this road […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 16, 2017

Finn video, Big 10 Raffle reminder, and plenty of activities (and photos!) Dear MA Families, FINN video – now available to stream or download! Families have been provided a link and password to download or view the performance online. “Finn” photos: Also, a reminder that our professional photos from the performance are available online until […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 9, 2017

Big Ten Raffle, PD Days for 2017-2018, and MA in the news Dear MA Families, The Big Ten Raffle is Back! We had so much fun last year (thanks to all of you!) we are ready to launch the raffle again. Your raffle package with four tickets and all the details will be sent home […]

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MA in The Londoner – Waste program

This past fall, officials at Montessori Academy London faced a trash problem at their main campus buildings on Waterloo and Piccadilly Streets. Already pushing the boundaries of curbside pick up limits, the new three-container threshold that took effect in January was going to be nearly impossible to meet. To make matters worse, “a lot of […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 2, 2017

A thank you to our volunteers; news and photos Thank you, amazing MA Volunteers In case you missed it on social media, thank you to our parents and friends who volunteer their time and energy to support our programs and students! Elementary Lost and Found Items are located in the back room/cubbies of the Elementary library. […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 25, 2017

Annual Appeal reminder, teacher party for Casa, Phys. Ed update and Earth Day stories! Bravo, Finn and Company! Another round of applause for our students, teachers and staff who helped to put on a fantastic show that truly captured the spirit, humour and energy of our amazing school! Thank you again, to all of our […]

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We’ve reduced our landfill waste by 85%

Earth Day 2017 release Local school trashes its curbside waste in the first months of a new composting program Montessori Academy students and staff reduce school’s landfill waste by 85% April 20, 2017 – London, ON – Montessori Academy of London introduced a new waste management program in February. The waste reduction program is part of a […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 11, 2017

Construction on Waterloo St., Annual Appeal launch, Finn tickets, and Phys. Ed news Dear MA Families, Construction on Waterloo St. sidewalk Please be aware that construction is beginning on Waterloo Street right out front of the Elementary building. It is only expected to last a few days, but the sidewalk may not be usable during […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 4, 2017

News, activities, and photos 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 […]

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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 […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 7, 2017

Plenty of reminders, photos and more Dear MA Families, March Break Office Hours The school and office will be closed the week of March 13-17; during the second week of the Break, March 20-24, the office will be open from Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Have a wonderful Break filled with fun and family time. See you […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 28, 2017

Camp Discovery, Montessori Week, and plenty of fun photos  Dear MA Families: Camp Discovery online Registration opens Wednesday! Register online starting tomorrow, March 1! To register and to find details on our summer programs for both Explorers (2-3 years) and Adventurers (4-6 years) visit our website: http://montessori.on.ca/programs/camp-discovery/ Please note that registration for Camp Discovery Adventurers will […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 21, 2017 – Re-enrolment reminder

Re-enrolment due today; photos, events and more…. Dear MA Families: Today’s the day: Re-enrolment packages are due! Please ensure that all re-enrolment packages are returned to the Main Office by today to ensure your child’s spot in his or her program in September. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Little, Registrar, at vlittle@montessori.on.ca or 519-433-9121 ext. 211. […]

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Montessori Buzz Feb. 14, 2017

Re-enrolment and Focus Group reminders, some upcoming events and fun photos Dear MA Families: Registrar’s update: Re-enrolment due next Tuesday The online re-enrolment form and all supporting documents must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by Tuesday, next Feb. 21, to confirm your child(ren)’s place in his/her program for the 2017-18 School Year. Visit https://schoolforms.montessori.on.ca/re-enrolment […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 7, 2017

Lots of news: a job opportunity, Re-enrolment, a Toddler Open House and much more… Dear MA Families, Job Opportunity: Development Director! With Tina’s transition into the Executive Director role next year, we are now taking applications for a Development Director. Please see the full posting (PDF) for details. And please circulate to anyone you think might […]

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Development Director – Job Opportunity

 Development Director Montessori Academy of London offers something unique in London: traditional, accredited Montessori education that we believe gives children the best start in life. To support our efforts to provide families in the area a world-class alternative education option, the school seeks an experienced, dynamic and intuitive Development Director with a minimum of five […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 31, 2017

Focus groups, staffing news, Ecuador meeting and Chinese New Year photos Dear MA Families, School Community Focus Groups – February 8-15 Montessori Academy families, teachers, and staff were recently invited to participate in an online survey that will help to confirm the School’s strategic priorities for the next five years. Based on the survey responses, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 24, 2017

Finn’s Montessori Journey news, reminders for Elementary and some fun photos Dear MA Families, Save the Date: Boston Pizza Celebrity Server Night It’s back! Our Boston Pizza Celebrity Server night will be Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Hyde Park Boston Pizza –1275 Fanshawe Park Road West. Come out and enjoy a fun evening with MA […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 17, 2017

Upcoming events, sports updates and more! Dear MA Families, Your opinion matters: Survey update and upcoming focus groups As Chair of the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, which is conducting a review of Montessori Academy’s five-year strategic priorities, I want to thank those of you who took time out of your busy schedules to participate in our […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 10, 2017

Welcome back! Some reminders of upcoming events… Dear MA Families, Welcome back! We hope everyone had an enjoyable, restful winter break! We have a number of events and deadlines coming up in the next few weeks… Financial Support applications are due this Friday! Financial support is available through Apple Financial Services to families with children […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 20, 2016

Happy Holidays from Montessori Academy of London Dear MA Families, There’s much to be grateful for this year, and as always, we wish all of MA’s families and friends a happy holiday season! Let there be peace on earth.  From the Main Office Winter Holidays start Friday Friday is a PD Day for our students. Staff will […]

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Progress reports delayed

Progress reports delayed Dear MA Families, Because of server and email outages this week, we are a few days behind on proofreading and printing progress reports. We expect that the reports will be sent home on Tuesday. Unfortunately, our school-wide email and server are still experiencing issues. Please note that throughout this online disruption, no school […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 13, 2016

A few reminders and activities galore! Dear MA Families, FYI: School-wide email is not fully functional yet. In the meantime, please contact us by phone. We will send an update tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Final Reminder: Parent Survey This Friday is the deadline for our Parent Survey. Your input is important to us, and […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 6, 2016

Music and Admissions updates, a survey reminder and more Dear MA Families,   Music updates Thank you to the students and teachers for their hard work putting together a spectacular winter concert last night! Bravo, everyone! And thank you to the parents and volunteers who helped clean up after the performance! Music reminder: There is no […]

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PJ Day raises $1200 for CHF

Montessori Academy raises more than $1,200 for Children’s Health Foundation! Students, families and staff of Montessori Academy of London raised more than $1,200 for Children’s Health Foundation last week during their annual PJ Day charitable giving event. Last Tuesday, several of the Junior High students visited CHF’s office to present the school community’s donation that […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov 29, 2016

Musical auditions, PJ Day tally, upcoming parent survey and fun photos! Dear MA Families,   Our school-wide Concert is Monday! Next Monday is our Winter Celebration at Forest City Community Church on Bostwick Road (click here for a map). The concert starts at 4:30 p.m., doors open at 4:15 p.m. Get there early to get a […]

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Finn’s Montessori Journey

Playing April 18-20, 2017 Tuesday: tech day Wednesday: dress rehearsal during during the day and 6:30 p.m. performance Thursday: 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. performances Tickets now on sale through The Palace Theatre’s website: https://mytickets.palacetheatre.ca/ Schedule – check back here for updates: UPDATE: Pickup at the Theatre Wednesday and Thursday nights Parents whose children are in […]

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WE service trip 2018 Info session

In 2014 and 2016, the Academy served the world community through WE organization’s service trips to Ecuador. And we want to do it again in March of 2018! WE service trips are an incredible experience – and an opportunity for students to do hands-on charitable work and learn about a different culture. Want to learn […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov 22, 2016

Upcoming events, reminders and photos! Dear MA Families,   Winter Concert is Monday, Dec. 5. Our Winter Concert – The Places We Will Go! – is Monday, Dec. 5 at Forest City Community Church on Bostwick Rd. Students in Casa through Junior High will perform! The students will be bused to the church for the concert. […]

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Teacher Parties 2016-2017!

We have some amazing Teacher Parties for students this year! Please note, the parties are listed by age/level, not by date. For all the details, see the Front Desk or this PDF of our Teacher Parties 2016-17 Booklet! Yoga Tods – For Toddler students (postponed – new date TBD) Bring your little one to us for a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 8, 2016

Teacher parties sign-ups, assembly on Friday, and many acts of kindness! Dear MA Families, Sign up for our Teacher Parties! Our Teacher Parties officially opened and participants are filling up the roster spots. All parties have a limited number of registrants, so be sure to call Sara at Reception to get your child signed up. […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov 1, 2016

Friendly reminders: Family FUN night, photo retakes, and more… Dear MA Families, Family FUN Night is Thursday The countdown is on! Two more days until our Family FUN Night. We are looking forward to sharing the evening with you. You can check if there are any tickets still available through this link. However, if the form […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 25, 2016

A job opportunity, reminders and fun photos from a busy week Dear MA Families, FUN Night – Come and party with us! Tickets are 60% sold out for our Family Fun Night!!  If you want to get in on the fun while tickets are still available, sign up through this link and then pay for your tickets ($20 each) […]

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Elementary Music Teacher

Part-time Choir Director/Elementary Music Teacher (1-year contract) Are you a dynamic musician and performer who can ignite a passion for music in elementary aged children? Montessori Academy of London seeks an enthusiastic, highly qualified applicant to teach our students vocal music and movement. This is a part-time Elementary Music teaching opportunity beginning in February 2017 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 18, 2016

Palasad party details, sports update, parking reminders, and fun photos Dear MA Families, Development update – Come and party with us! Our Family FUN Night at Palasad North on Nov. 3, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. We hope you can join us for this event. Sign up online through this link and then pay for your tickets […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct 11, 2016

Family FUN Night details, some reminders and Parent Education opportunities Dear MA Families, Family FUN Night – Nov. 3! Come and join us at the Palasad North for a night of FUNraising and activities for the whole family on Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Each $20 ticket gets you in the event, bowling from 7 […]

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Coffee with Margaret

New monthly Parent information sessions Each year, many of our families find themselves struggling to know how to support their children’s healthy development toward independence and self-differentiation. At the same time, increasing numbers of our youth are struggling with the expectations of life as they move past high school. What do these two things have […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 4, 2016

Waterloo St. lane closures, new date for Winter Concert, and more Dear MA Families, Today & tomorrow: Waterloo St. lanes closed Bell is doing some service work today and Wednesday in the area of Waterloo St., north and south of Oxford. Please be aware that there may be delays at drop-off and pick-up times. Thanks for your patience. NEW DATE: Winter Concert […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 27, 2016

Development update, some save the dates and photos from an exciting week Dear MA Families, International Day of Peace Dr. Montessori said “…we must gather together all the elements of the world and organize them into a science of peace” because she recognized children as the redeeming factor in the evolution of humankind. Peace Education […]

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Montessori Buzz Sept. 20, 2016

    News and photos from a busy week of learning and connecting Dear MA Families, The International Day of Peace is Sept. 21 Tomorrow is the International Day of Peace. “Peace Education” is a unique element of traditional Montessori education. It’s woven into everything we do. From the closing address of Dr. Montessori’s first […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 13, 2016

  Storybook snacks, a Save the Date and some reminders Dear MA Families, Storybook –snack and drinks reminder A reminder that all families are asked to bring enough of the following for 12 people: Toddler, Waterloo Casa and Westmount – Washed and sliced vegetables Oxford – washed and sliced fruit Elementary /JH – drinks (no […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 6, 2016

  Welcome back to school! Dear MA Families, Welcome back! A message from our Academic Director I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back both our returning families and our new ones. We are all very excited to be […]

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Yard Staff for 2016-2017 School year

Do you enjoy working with children and a fun, energetic environment? Montessori Academy of London seeks candidates for yard/playtime supervisors for lunch 11:15 am-1:45 pm (Pre-school/Casa) or 11:45 am -1:45 pm (School Aged – Junior High) and after school 3:30-5:30 pm.  We require candidates to have experience working with children, plus current First Aid and […]

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Montessori Buzz – August 2016

    August Mailing packages are ready to be picked up! August mailing packages are ready, staffing updates, and courtyard photos!! Dear MA Families, We hope you had a great long weekend, and are enjoying fun with family and friends this summer. Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to at the school. August mailing packages Our […]

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Admin Support – 12-month contract

Administrative Support (full-time, 12-month contract) Montessori Academy of London (MA) seeks an experienced, meticulous and resourceful Administrative Support with at least 3-5 years of experience in clerical and administrative duties to cover a 12-month maternity leave. The successful candidate is responsible for the Academy’s administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors, supporting all areas […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 14, 2016

Please note: the UE field trip is running a bit late – students are expected to return between 5:15-5:30 p.m. today. UE field trip arrival delayed until 5:15 p.m., plus photos of recent activities! Dear MA Families, Today’s Upper Elementary field trip – running late The UE students are expected back around 5:15-5:30 p.m. today.  […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 7, 2016

Raffle winners, Lovable Labels sale starts, and lots of gratitude! Dear MA Families, Raffle Winners Announced!!! The names have been drawn, and the phone calls have been made. Congrats to all our Raffle Winners! $500 Cash – Dave Edgell 2016-17 Gold Level Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets & Red Wing Tickets & Club Pass – Mabel […]

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