Montessori Buzz – Jan. 10, 2023
Dear MA Families & Friends,
Sibling applications due Friday
Applications to MA for siblings of current students are due by this Friday, January 13, to reserve a spot in our programs for the 2023-24 School Year. We would like to provide priority to our current MA families before new admissions are offered in March.
If you would like to submit an application for a child in your family, please login to the MA Parent Portal. The online application can be found in the Resources section. Offers of Admission for siblings of current students will be provided shortly after re-enrolment closes in February. Please feel free to contact Victoria with any questions: email@example.com or 519-433-9121 ext. 211.
Elementary Hot Lunch Registration for January-June
Elementary hot lunch and milk orders for January 30 – June 23 are now available online. The deadline to order is Tuesday, January 24. After the deadline has passed, the orders will be closed. If you need assistance with ordering, please contact the Main Office before the deadline. NOTE: Some items require you to select different options for the meal, so please read each item carefully, as the order will not be able to be adjusted after submission.
IMPORTANT: Please review your complete balance when you place your orders online at https://mahotlunch.campbrainregistration.com/ to ensure that everything is paid in full. Payments can be made online (after you submit, go to Home and click View Details to pay). Or, you can drop into the Main Office to pay by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Apple Pay.
At the time of this writing, CampBrain is experiencing technical difficulties with its site. If the link is not working for you today, please try again tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Summer Camp update
We will offer programming for both Toddler and Casa students this summer, however it will be for currently registered and returning students only. The Toddler summer program will function similarly to what it has in past years, which is in line with their school experience; however, there will be some additional changes to our Casa summer program beyond making it available to current MA students only. These changes will accommodate the large renovation project we hope to be undertaking for the 711 Waterloo Elementary building this summer. We will provide families more information on both summer programs in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Family Skating at Storybook on Monday, Feb. 6!
Our Family Skating at Storybook Skate Trail is back! We still have a few spaces open for this event; registration is required. Join us February 6 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Find details and register through this Google Form.
Reminder: Moving Up sessions
Our Toddler to Casa Moving Up session is Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in Oxford Casa 4’s classroom. This session is for parents of second-year Toddler children. Parents will be introduced to our Casa program.
The Casa to Elementary Moving Up session is next Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. in Lower Elementary 2’s classroom (above Reception). Senior Casa parents will learn about how our Lower Elementary program builds upon the foundation established in the Casa learning environment.
Please park on the street.
Photos (from before the Break)
Toddler 2 Gingerbread party
Toddler 2 had an amazing time celebrating the holiday season with a gingerbread party before the break. We loved decorating gingerbread people and snacking on the ‘decorations.’ We thank our wonderful parents for all their support and love during the first term.
Casa 1’s year-end activities…
Casa 1 had an eventful last day. We had an awesome Phys.Ed. class with our favourite gym teacher, Dave! So much parachute fun and epic dance party. On the way back to school we saw a garbage truck and recycling truck! Last, we enjoyed a classroom family holiday meal together.
Reindeer games in LE3!
Literally, tho. LOL
UE Canada Projects and Poetry Escape Room
During the last week of school before the break, UE1’s Year 6 students took part in a poetry escape room! In both UE classrooms, the students presented their Canada projects to their classmates.
UE2 holiday spirit!
The students (and teachers) in UE2 were decked out in their holiday finest before the break.
Newly minted babysitters!
Congratulations to our most recent Babysitting graduates (minus a few students who were, unfortunately, away due to illness).
More photos from before the break…
From the Community
London Community Votes
We were nominated for the Parenting & Child Care category. Thank you to our nominators!
If you are so inclined, we’d love your support in this annual local initiative: https://london.communityvotes.com/
String Quartet performance on Friday
MA parent Sharon Wei’s string quartet is stopping in London for a concert this Friday, January 13, at 7:30pm at Wolf Hall, and tickets are free for students. They will perform 5 Indigenous Songs with singer Marion Newman, Ravel’s String Quartet and Elgar Piano Quintet. The other members of the quartet are the concertmasters of Toronto and Montreal Symphony and our cellist is the principal cellist of Montreal Symphony.
Find more information online: http://www.jefferyconcerts.com/season2223/concerts2223.html