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Montessori Buzz – April 27, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Our 50 to 100 Challenge: Matching Gift Campaign

It’s the last leg of the race. We are at 60% of our fundraising goal, and we still have big dreams for updating our Elementary Lunch kitchen this summer. We want the capacity to increase the Elementary Hot Lunch program to five days a week, so much so, the Board of Governors will match every donation – dollar for dollar starting NOW until May 11 (up to $6,500!).

Donate online today and we will apply it to the Matching Gift Program:

Prefer to send in a cheque?  Print off a donation form here: Donation Form – 50 to 100 Challenge FINAL.pdf

Thank you to all the families that have given already to our appeal.  Your generosity will help with the kitchen renovation! Although the matching gift deadline is May 11, donations to this year’s annual campaign will continue until June 30, 2021.


Two job opportunities for 2021-2022

As we continue to plan for the next school year, we have two job vacancies available.

We’ve shared posts about these two positions on our social media feeds. Please feel free to circulate within your networks if you know of anyone who might be interested in either position.

FYI: We will be posting two Kitchen Support Staff positions for next year in mid-May.


MA Summer Camp Registration

Elementary Sports Camp

Montessori Academy will host an Elementary Summer Sports Camp with Janet this year!

  • Week 1: July 12 – 16, for Lower Elementary students currently in Years 1-3
  • Week 2: July 19 – 23, for Upper Elementary students currently in Years 4-6.
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • No extended hours.
  • Cost is $215 per week.
  • Lunch is not included.

We’ll open registration to the public tomorrow, so be sure to secure your spot! There is a maximum of 20 students in each camp session.

Register online through our camp registration link:

Camp Discovery Explorers (Toddlers)

There are still a few spaces available for our Toddler camp program in Sessions 3 and 4:

*Session 3 – Aug. 3-13: Diving Into the Deep Blue Sea

**Session 4 – Aug. 16-25: Going on a Safari

Please note: Camp is closed Monday, August 2, for the Civic Holiday, and Camp Discovery Explorers Session 4 will end on Wednesday, August 25, to provide time for Toddler Home Visits.

Register online through our camp registration link:

Photos from the Week


Westmount Toddler Earth Day song

We’ve got a responsibility to Planet Earth because….

Toddler 1’s Developmental Aid Activities

Unlike in Casa, we don’t call it the “Sensorial area”; instead, in Montessori Toddler, we call it Developmental Aid. The activities in this area are to help refine the children’s hand-eye coordination, pincer grasp and their development.

Here are two of our toddlers working with bead stringing and putting chips in a slotted box.

Ramadan Mubarak from Casa 3!

Casa 3 celebrated Ramadan last week.

Year 1 Art

Year One’s had a great morning in Art completing their Lion King pieces. So glad we were able to continue with our projects.

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