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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