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Montessori Buzz – February 6, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends,
Reminder: Re-enrolment is due Friday!  
Re-enrolment for the 2024-2025 school year is due this Friday, February 9. Please log into the MA Parent Portal to complete the online process – it takes about five minutes. Submitting post-dated cheques for the balance of tuition is also appreciated by Friday.  Questions? Please contact Victoria at or 519-433-9121 x 211.

2023 Receipts

Receipts for tuition, Extended Hours and Camp for the 2023 calendar year were sent to families on Monday and Tuesday this week. Please check your email and spam folder and save these receipts.

Have your say: Mission/Vision refresh online survey

The school’s Mission and Vision statements help guide the board and school. After more than 10 years, it’s time to revisit and refresh these guiding principles, and we want your input!
If you weren’t able to sign up for our parent focus group, you still have the opportunity to share your thoughts and help shape the future of our school. Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by Friday, Feb. 23:
Your feedback is anonymous and will be included in a confidential summary report. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Heads-up: April PD Day Moving to Monday, April 8

With the upcoming solar eclipse in April, TVDSB has shifted its April PD Day to Monday, April 8. As a result, many PD Day camps have moved their programming as well, which is impacting our families. To help provide our parents camp programming, we will also move our PD Day to Monday, April 8.
Casa 3 families: This change impacts Casa 3’s Parent-Child visits noted in the Year at Glance Calendar – which will move by one week to Monday, April 15.

Winter Family Fun Fest Prizes needed

We need your help! We are collecting prizes for the Winter Family Fun Fest to help raise funds for the school.  We are not asking for you to buy anything – rather, if you have new children’s items taking up space in your house, gift cards you have been holding onto for too long or have a small balance remaining, please consider donating them for our fundraiser.
New items we are looking for:
  1. Beads (All shapes, sizes, and materials – For making bracelets)
  2. Stretchy string (For bead bracelets)
  3. Small prizes for games– pencils, bouncy balls, squishy balls, small fidgets, stickers, slime, playdoh etc.
  4. Medium to large prizes for Fundraising Activity:
  • Stuffed animals, Toys, Games, Puzzles
  • Large fidgets
  • Gift cards
  • Art and Craft supplies (Paint, paint brushes, paint markers, craft kits, markers, pencil crayons, clay, craft paper, glitter, etc.)
  • Treats – candy, chocolate bars etc.
Items and gift cards can be sent to your child’s classroom from now until Thursday, Feb. 15. Thank you for supporting this exciting family fundraising event! If you have any questions, please contact Tonya Dendrinos at or 519-433-9121 ext. 233.


Photos from the week

Casa 3’s Gym class

For our Gym class last week, Casa 3 enjoyed some serious fun thanks to our Junior High helpers. We LOVED the new games we played!

Westmount Casa

The sun is out! The groundhog didn’t see his shadow and nice weather is what we are all waiting for. This is a great time to begin our study of South America and its colourful birds! We can’t wait to start to bring more colour to the grey days.

Happy Lunar New Year

Waterloo Casa spent time last week working on some beautiful red lantern art in honour of the Lunar New Year. See the video on Instagram:

LE2 Timeline of Life

The Year 2 students just completed their study of the Timeline of Life by creating their own timelines.

UE Ecology Culture study

The Year 5 students made food chains and food webs as part of their Ecology Culture unit.

JH Boler Mountain Skiing

On Wednesday, our Junior High students took a Phys Ed field trip to the slopes of Boler Mountain.
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