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Montessori Buzz – April 16, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Grandparents Day: more details soon…

We can’t wait to see our Grandparents and Special Friends in May! Please watch for a letter with either a sign-up Google form link or details on what your classroom’s visit will look like that day. Letters will be sent to you via your Parent Reps this week.


Primo Parent Social is May 1!

Calling all MA Parents! There’s only one week left to get your tickets! Mix, mingle and learn to cook an amazing Modern Italian Feast with Growing Chefs! Ontario, then sit down for an intimate meal for 24 MA parents! What a fantastic way to get to know your parent community while supporting Growing Chefs and Montessori Academy of London. Note this is an adult-only, licensed event with very limited spots! Feast your eyes on the menu (and get your tickets) here. Ticket Sales close next Tuesday, April, 23.


The Elementary Library’s new chapter

We are so grateful to you for helping us complete the Library and Elementary renovations! This incredible undertaking was a $750,000 project! Thanks to you, we raised over $100,000 in donations over the last two years towards this project. We are pleased to announce that the renovations are complete – the NEW Library and Elementary building are being enjoyed by our students!
These incredible additions and improvements are only possible because of your support. Thank you!
For those who haven’t had a chance to walk through the new Library hallway, take a peek at this video of the new library space. Thank you, Rob, our Librarian, and Year 6 students Juliet and Brynne for this tour of our beautiful, new learning environment:

Your peek inside: stay tuned…

There are still some final touches to make to the Library, but we’re working on plans to invite families to see the space in person. Stay tuned to the Buzz for more details.


We appreciate our volunteers!

Thank you, parents, guardians and friends of the school. Each volunteer contribution means so much, whether you are on a committee, driving our sports teams, or helping out on a field trip – we could not do it without each and every one of you. Thank you!


Our Spring Assembly is Wednesday, April 24

If you haven’t returned your RSVP form, please do so ASAP. Thank you! Students in Casa, Elementary, and Junior High will perform. Please have your children at Centennial Hall by 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – 6 p.m. start.
  • Centennial Hall – 550 Wellington St, London
  • There is no extended hours programming after school that day except at our Toddler locations.
    • Toddler students will not perform at this event.
There is parking in various lots close to Centennial Hall, including at Central High School; under City Hall (paid lot); St. Peter’s Cathedral (paid lot); and the Canada Life lot to the left/north of the venue (not available until 4:30 p.m.).

The JH Micro-economy at the Spring Assembly!

Hey Parents! Micro Economy will be making a return with some fun products to sell at the Spring Assembly next week! Cash sales. More information coming soon…


LE Sports camp: spaces available

Our MA-zing phys ed teacher Janet is hosting a summer camp for current Lower Elementary students (Year 1-Year 3)! There will be plenty of movement and fresh air — morning activities will take place outside and include your favourite sports – soccer, tennis, volleyball and baseball. In the afternoons, the campers will head to the Junior High building and enjoy board games, STEM activities and more.
Camp Sessions 
  • July 15 to July 19
  • July 22 to July 26
The camp is open to LE students and their friends (ages 6-9). Families can register for either or both sessions. We need a minimum of 10 campers per session to run the camp, with a maximum of 20. Find details online and register by May 1:

MA families in the news

Congratulations to MA parent George Athwal for being named in the MacLean’s Magazine Power List 2024: Health Care. MA alumna Maggie Mac Neil is also named in The Power List: Sports.

Photos from the week

Toddler practical life skills

Practical life activities are a fundamental part of a Montessori program. Last week our youngest students prepared a snack for themselves.

Waterloo Casa activities

The beautiful weather last week meant Waterloo Casa’s children were outside exploring, enjoying the sunshine … and looking for potato bugs! Waterloo Casa also thanks our families for stopping by to see our classroom last week.

Casa 3: We “heart” sunshine!

More of this, please, Mother Nature!

Lower El Heritage Potluck

There was a true world of flavours happening at the Lower Elementary Heritage Potluck. What a beautiful (and delicious) tradition. Thank you to all the families who shared a taste of their cultures with everyone.

From the Community

London Artists’ Studio Tour

On April 19, 20, and 21, the Annual London Artists’ Studio Tour takes place. This free, family-friendly event offers the public a unique opportunity where local artists open up their studios to the general public. You can meet local artists, see their work and environments and gain insights into their creative processes. This year there are 31 artists participating, with four in the Old North neighbourhood near Montessori, but there are stops all over the city.
For more more information on the tour, a map and bios and examples of work from each participating artist, visit

Rummage Sale at Colborne St United Church

In support of UCW, donations for the upcoming Rummage Sale will be accepted from April 1-21. We’re looking for books, collectibles, kitchenware, shoes, spring/summer clothing, household items, and jewelry.
Volunteers also needed. The Rummage Sale is April 27 from 9am-12pm.
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