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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 7, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Re-Enrolment due this Friday, February 10

Re-enrolment is due this Friday to secure your child(ren)’s space for the 2023-2024 school year.  All required forms are available in the MA Parent Portal and take less than 5 minutes per child to complete.  If you have questions about enrolment or tuition for the upcoming school year, please feel free to contact Victoria at or 519-433-9121 x 211.

Board message on Thursday: Strategic Direction 2022-2027

Watch for an email on Thursday from our Board of Governors introducing our Strategic Priorities that will guide the school over the next five years.


Board recruitment – Community Member

Our Board of Governors seeks a community member to join their board to replace an outgoing Governor completing their term. A ‘community member’ is not directly related to the school (ie. not a current parent or staff member), but could include Alumni and Alumni parents or a member of the greater London and area community. The board seeks candidates with expertise in Human Resources, Information Technology and Board governance. In addition to these areas, the Board would value any experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that a candidate could bring.


If you know anyone in your professional or personal networks who has the skill set the board seeks and is interested in sharing their expertise with our Board of Governors, please encourage them to reach out. The full posting is on Pillar Nonprofit’s website:

Save the date: Winter Concert – new date and time

We’ve set a new date and time for our Winter concert: Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6pm. More details to come.

Carnaval – A message from Megan and Nathalie

Le Carnaval de Québec is coming to Montessori Academy! On Friday, February 10th we will be holding our own version of this beloved Québecois celebration. Elementary and Junior High students have been studying the history and traditions of this world renown festival and are très excités to experience a unique afternoon of team-building winter games, cultural activities and delicious treats. Even Bonhomme Carnaval is coming, all the way from Quebec City!
The festivities will be taking place outdoors regardless of weather conditions. Please ensure that students are dressed appropriately to spend the entire afternoon outside. Therefore, extra socks and mittens will be essential.
We are looking forward to a formidable afternoon of fun, culture and friends! Joyeux Carnaval!

FYI: Carnaval in Toddler and Casa

Our Toddler and Casa classrooms will host their own Carnaval celebrations next week. Please refer to your classroom’s monthly letter or calendar on the MA Parent Portal for details.


Photos from the Week

Bring on Spring!

Waterloo Casa celebrated Groundhog Day last week.

Casa 1 friends doing big work

This duo is doing big work together. (PS: Look at all the beautiful Montessori material!)

Year 3 Art

The year three students took inspiration from Elizabeth Coatsworth poem, ‘Cat on a Night of Snow,’ and created a cozy image of a cat warming himself by the fireplace. Some students even wrote the poem out in cursive to accompany their artwork.

Lower El math material

Some of our Year 2 students are hard at work completing their double-digit multiplication on the Montessori checkerboard.



These students are in Years 1 through JH. On Monday, they combined forces to roll this big snowball across the tennis courts at the park. Bravo! Video:


Renaissance Fair in UE2

The UE2 students presented their Culture projects for their Renaissance Fair.

UE1 mummification

As part of their study of ancient Egypt, Carroll led a mummification for the students in UE1.

Family Skate Night

The night was near perfect for an outdoor event. Thank you to all the families who joined us for our Family Skate Night at Storybook Garden’s Skating Trail.

Day Camps for our February PD Day and March Break

We have collected some information on PD Day Camp options, as well as March Break camps.
Also, if MA families are looking for care for younger children, you can contact the Front Desk to ask for a list of Junior High students who are babysitters and may be available.

Feb. 17 PD Day Camps

Please visit their websites to find details and to register online.

School of Hip Hop PD Day Camp

The Academy Circus PD Day Camp

PD Day Camp – Simply Sewing with Kelly

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March Break Camps

Camp Kee-mo-kee

Offering 2 weeks of March Break Camp for our students.

The Academy Circus

Offering 2 weeks of March Break day camp programming for our students.

Simply Sewing: 1/2 day camp sewing camp

Camp available for Week 2 of the March Break:

ArtVenture: 1/2 day camp Art camp

Circle R Ranch March Break Camp

Week 1 of March Break – March 13-17: Register online
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