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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 2, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,
Early/Extended Hours program update
Effective tomorrow, we will offer Early Hours starting at 7:30 a.m. However, we still need to end extended care at 5 p.m.; and we are not yet able to offer occasional use of the Toddler & Casa Extended Hours program. We hope that we’ll be able to offer our regular Extended Hours programming after March Break.

Junior High parents: you will be contacted directly by Shawn Butler about Extended Hours for your children.

Travel rules updates

We just received an update that effective February 28, there will be an easing of on-arrival testing for fully vaccinated travelers.
Children under 12 years old, who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults will no longer need to wait 14 days after their return before attending school or daycare. Travellers will now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result or a molecular test result to meet pre-entry requirements. Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be required to be tested on arrival, then again on the eighth day following their return, and quarantine for 14 days. The Government of Canada will adjust its Travel Health Notice from a Level 3 to a Level 2. (At Level 2, the Government will no longer recommend that Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes.)

Save the Date: Beach Day is March 4

Save the date – and some spare change – for our annual Beach Day CHF Event on Friday, March 4. Students in Toddler through Upper Elementary are invited to wear fun beach attire and bring in loose change to donate to the Children’s Health Foundation. The Junior High students have chosen to wear their favourtie teams’ jerseys on that day.

Camp Discovery opens to MA Families on Friday, Feb. 25!

We’re opening registration for Camp Discovery Adventurers and Camp Discovery Explorers to MA families this Friday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. Register online:

Our Plantables fundraiser is back!

Back by popular demand! We are fundraising with Plantables again this year.  Order your plants and have them delivered to your home when planting season arrives. Proceeds from your order will support renovations to the school’s Library. Visit and use code MALONDON at checkout.

Snow Much Fun is SUNDAY!

Our family event is SUNDAY! If you have purchased the All Access Pass or Children’s Ticket (Lil Climbers) please pick up your passes this week at the Administrative office. If you can not pick up your passes, please email Tonya: See you Sunday!
Thank you, Finan!

Finan Swim School can’t wait to see you at Snow Much Fun! So much so, they just upgraded their sponsorship to Diamond!! Thank you Finan, we can’t wait to see you, too!

International Montessori Week

This week, we honour Dr. Maria Montessori and highlight the impact her method and approach has had on education and children worldwide. If ever there was a global school system, it would be Montessori!

Photos from the week

Olympic fever continued last week…

Westmount Toddler held their Winter Games last week!

Casa 1 celebrated our nation’s champions by making their own Olympic medals!

Casa 3 participated in bobsledding, cross country skiing and curling!
Junior High Olympic Games – Shawn put together this great, short video on the Junior High MA Olympic Games that took place last Monday. It was COLD but the competition was FIRE!

Upper El in action…

It’s been a busy week in UE 1!! Dissecting owl pellets for ecology, making our own marionettes, and chemical reaction experiments!
In UE 2, the kids also loved finding and piecing together rodent skeletons found in owl pellets!

From the community

Vaccination clinics for children

There are still a few vaccination clinics for children being held at local schools.
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