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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 the FIRE PARKING areas at the church, or you will be towed (and that’s not very festive…).

Reminder: Yummy goodies for sale tonight!

In case you missed it on our Facebook page, the Junior High elves have been busy getting ready for the sale at the Holiday Concert!  Don’t forget your cash so you don’t miss out on…

  • Vanilla Flurry Popcorn
  • Milk Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with Toppings -Classic gingerbread man cookies
  • Unique handmade pure chocolate bark with various goodies inside

Help local charities by supporting the Junior High micro-economy program! All you have to do is purchase some tasty treats!

No choir until January

Please note there is no more choir for the rest of the calendar year. The first choir practice when we come back will be on January 9, and the rest of choir will resume after that.

Financial Support for 2018-2019

Information regarding the Anne Marie Harding Financial Support Program was sent home to all families last week. Financial Support is available to families with children in second-year Casa through Junior High, and who have been enrolled at the school for at least two consecutive years. For more details, follow this link to a PDF of the Financial Support program letter. Or, contact Victoria Little at if you have questions.

Sibling Applications due Jan. 26

Applications to MA for siblings of current students are due by Friday, January 26, to reserve a spot in our programs for the 2018-2019 School Year. Due to CCEYA and programming requirements, spots in some programs are limited, and we would like to provide priority to current MA families.

If you would like to submit an application for a child in your family, please contact Victoria Little at or ext. 211 to receive your username and password and begin the application process. Our online application for new students can be found here:

PJ Day Tally and donation to OTP

Thank you for participating in Pyjama Day. The CHF committee sorted, rolled and counted all of your generous contributions. We are happy to announce a total of $1,332.10 will go towards Opportunity to Participate (OTP) program through Thames Valley Children’s Centre! WOW!

What is the OTP program? Here’s a short writeup…

WE club spreads holiday cheer!

On Nov. 27, the WE Club ventured over to Mount Hope Retirement Residence to help bring some cheerful holiday spirit into the common gathering areas. The students decorated five differently themed Christmas trees, much to the delight of the residents. We are looking forward to future visits in the New Year.

Cell study in Upper Elementary

Last Thursday, Maitlyn and Jenyvette’s parents, Heather and Cyrus, joined Upper El as guest speakers, and engaged the Year Four students in various cell activities, including looking at their hair through a microscope, cell jeopardy, decorating ‘cell cookies’, and labelling parts of the cell. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we truly appreciate the time Heather and Cyrus spent enhancing this study.

Oliver at CBC

One of our students made his way down to Dundas Street to visit CBC Radio London last week to deliver a donation, record a promo … and, according to Mom, offer his opinion on the music programming at the station. Great job, Oliver. Good luck in the draw for the “A Christmas Carol” Grand Theatre tickets.

From the Community
Dec. 22 PD Day Camp – Twisted Willow
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50th Anniversary Celebration!
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