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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 11, 2020

Reminder: 2020-2021 Re-Enrolment is due this Friday

If you have not yet submitted 2020-2021 Re-Enrolment for your child(ren), please login to the MA Parent Portal to complete the online forms.  Once the online forms are complete, please submit post-dated cheque(s) for the balance of tuition to the Main Office.  Full instructions for re-enrolment can be found in the “Resources” section of the MA Parent Portal.

The 2020-2021 Re-Enrolment deadline is Friday, February 14.  Placement cannot be guaranteed after this date as there are applicants waiting for space at the school.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s enrolment, please contact Victoria Little at 519-433-9121 ext. 211 or

SNOW Much FUN: Thank you, Sponsors!

SNOW Much FUN is less than 2 weeks away!  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of this very special event. Without you, SNOW Much FUN would not be possible!

Diamond Ice Sponsors

  • Beck Hearing Aids
  • HRdownloads
  • Mercedes Benz London
  • BMO 


  • Finan Swim School
  • Palasad



  • Stinson Security

SNOW much FUN: Raffle baskets! 

Thank you to our amazing MA families for donating prizes for the raffle! Thanks to your generous donations of games, crafts, sports equipment, baking and science, we have been able to put together 9 INCREDIBLE prize baskets for the SNOW Much FUN Raffle. Check out some of the baskets in person, on display at the front desk!

Can’t make it to SNOW Much FUN? You can buy your raffle tickets at the front desk. We will contact you after the event to claim your prize. Tickets are $3 Each, 2 Tickets for $5, or 5 Tickets for $10. Please note a parent or adult (18+) must be present to purchase raffle tickets.  

  • Draw date: February 23, 2020
  • Location: Stronach Community Centre – SNOW MUCH FUN Winter Carnival
  • Draw times:  11:30 am – Prizes #1 to #4 and 1:30 pm – Prizes #5 to #9 will be drawn. 


  1. Arts and Crafts Basket
  2. 3M Gift Basket
  3. Little Chef Basket A
  4. Little Chef Basket B
  5. Sports Basket
  6. Sports Pack
  7. Mad Science Basket
  8. Family Games Night Basket A
  9. Family Games Night Basket B (pictured)
Family Games Night Basket B

Happy Long Weekend! 

The school is closed for the Family Day holiday on Monday. Have a great long weekend! We’ll see everyone on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

FYI: 2020-2021 school year breaks

We’ve had a number of inquiries about breaks for next year. We’re currently working through our Year at a Glance for 2020-2021. So far, the breaks have been established. 

  • Winter Break is December 21, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021. School re-opens on January 4, 2021.
  • March Break will be the weeks of March 8 and March 15, 2021.

 We’ll provide a full list of PD Days once they are finalized. Thank you for your patience. 

Thank you, Casa 2 visitors! 

We are so grateful when family members and friends visit our classrooms. The children LOVE interacting with their loved ones and introducing them to their classmates. Casa 2 has enjoyed several special guests over the past few weeks. Thank you to all the parents and friends who spend time with our students!

UE1 acorn planting for ReForest London

At the beginning of the year, we did something that everyone in Upper Elementary enjoyed. With Reforest London, we planted trees in a park. It was such a fun experience. We learned how to plant trees and worked as a community to help save the Earth from climate change. Every student was able to make the world a better place. Then, in late January, we also planted acorns. They were donated by ReForest London. We learned how to plant a seed and they are still currently growing. Everyone in Upper Elementary planted one. We all contributed to this project and by doing this we are building a better environment, step by step. Once the oak tree seedlings are strong enough we can take them home to plant in the spring. 

Writeup by: Evelyn M.

Beecuz at Junior High has worked with our Upper El students for a few years. Last week they joined our Junior High students for a workshop as part of a 12-week program. 

Beecuz develops and facilitates innovative skill-based workshops and educational curricula that provide youth with the tools they need to proactively address and care for their mental health with confidence and autonomy. 

Over the course of 12 weeks, students will work through six, two-week modules. Activities provide students with valuable resources and skills that they can independently apply in the future to manage challenging circumstances. Although minimal, students may sometimes be assigned homework relevant to their learning. 

Anova staff visit Junior High

This year the adolescents of Junior High have maintained a strong relationship with Anova. Throughout the year the students have practiced their communication skills by calling Anova and asking what they need help with. The Anova staff replied and asked for christmas/holiday bags for one of their community dinners. The Junior High students got right to it and stuffed the bags with various objects, such as gloves, candies, school supplies, and chocolates. Once finished some of the students went to Anova headquarters on Wellington St. and gave them the bags.

After the visit the students invited some of the Anova staff for lunch. The Anova staff who came were Sandy, Carlyn, and Zariah. Before the lunch started Carolyn gave a very inspirational speech about giving and kindness. The Anova staff really appreciate what we do to give other adolescents some hope and an opportunity for happiness.After lunch, as part of writer’s workshop class follow up of article writing, some of the Junior High students gave the Anova staff an interview getting their perspective about how Anova has affected their lives and how they perceive the world differently. 

Junior High visitors discuss the IB program

Earlier this week, Junior High hosted an informal Q & A about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Pieter and Sara, who graduated from MA in 2017, joined the students who were interested in learning more about education options post-MA.

Interested in learning about IB programs? Visit the Thames Valley District School Board’s website for more information: 

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From the Community

Growing Chefs! Ontario Know Your Roots summer day camp

Registration now open for this camp for kids ages 9-13. Find details online:

Workshop from Western’s Brain & Mind Institute

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