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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 10, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Friendly reminder: pick-up and drop-off 

Please be mindful of where you stop or park your vehicle when you’re picking up or dropping off your children. The Driveways & Parking procedures are outlined in the Parent & Child Responsibilities section – blue tab – of your printed Year at a Glance calendar. Please be aware of our neighbours’ driveways, and refrain from parking in or blocking their access to their driveways and property. 

The parking and drop-off protocols and procedures that were sent to parents as part of your August mailing packages, are also on the website on our Forms and Policies page

Thank you to all of our parents for demonstrating patience and courtesy during these busy times of day, and for helping to ensure safe drop-off and pick-up for our children and our neighbours.

Progress reports on the MA Portal on Friday

Thank you for your support as we continue to increase our use of the MA Parent Portal. On Friday, you will experience another benefit of this enhanced student information system: the ability to have your child’s report delivered digitally, with the option to print it!

Watch for an email on Friday with more about the enhanced progress reports, including how to access them through the MA Parent Portal. 

Extended Hours Program – November Invoices

This is a reminder that invoices for occasional use of the Early / After-school Extended Hours program are sent home to participating families following the end of each month. Invoices for November were sent home with students on December 6, and are due to be paid by December 20. If you have questions, please contact Victoria at 519-433-9121 ext. 211.  Thank you!

Save the date: SNOW MUCH FUN Winter Carnival!

Our NEW Winter Carnival will raise funds to help with this year’s renovations to our Elementary buildings including the library and music room! Join us for a fun day with inflatable rides, indoor and outdoor snow games, food, prizes and more!

  • When: Sunday February 23rd, 2020 from 10am to 2pm
  • Where: Stronach Community Centre from 10am to 2pm
  • Who: Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends and neighbours.
  • Details: We’ll continue to add more details about the event on the school’s website:

Seeking event sponsors

We are currently looking for sponsors for this exciting event. If you are interested in supporting our Snow Much Fun fundraiser please contact Tonya Dendrinos at 519-433-9121 ext. 233 or 

Last Chance to Make a Donation for the 2019 Tax Year

Did you know you can receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation to the Annual Appeal? We are still collecting donations to renovate our Elementary building – the last piece of the puzzle, and other areas of need within the school. If you would like a tax receipt for the 2019 tax/calendar year, donations must be dropped off in person at the school before the school closes for the holidays December 20th, or donate online before December 31, 2019. 

You can DONATE ONLINE here:

The Annual Appeal will continue until the end of the school year.  Donations made after the December deadline will receive a tax receipt for the 2020 calendar year.  

If you have any questions regarding your donation, please contact Tonya at or 519-433-9121 ext. 233. 

Reminder: Library books due before the holidays

Westmount Casa Culture Study – Africa

Our Westmount Casa students are excited about our African-inspired masks. This wraps up our continent study of Africa for the school year. For the rest of December, we look forward to talking about all of the wonderful celebrations that happen during this festive time of the year. Kwaheri Rafiki from all of us!

Casa 4 Physical Education

Last week Casa 4 had an enjoyable gym class with Dave. Using the parachute, we created a tent around the class.  Such good fun!  Many had different hair styles compliments of the static!

Presenting our Home Alone program graduates

All the grade fives in UE1 and UE2 completed a Home Alone Course. We learned many things that were helpful, such as, how to keep your house key safe, not to answer the door if you’re alone and being careful while answering the phone. We also had a homework assignment where we had to check our house for noises, so we don’t get scared. We learned about danger signs on bottles and cans, important contacts and also to have a fire escape plan with our family. We also learned to call 911 if ever really hurt, scared, etc. After we were done the course the grade fives had to do a test. Everyone passed and received a certificate. 

By Charlotte M. & Emily M.

Upper Elementary sewing club

Some of our UE students have started a sewing club. It’s so great to see the students return to this practical life skill they first learned during their Casa days! 

Winter PLAYlist ideas

If you’ve got any fun ideas for the winter break to share with the community, visit our Facebook page and add them under the Winter PLAYlist post 

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