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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 12, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Masking requirements for adults

With new restrictions coming into play for the province today, we want to remind our Casa and Toddler families, who are still coming onsite, about the current provincial guidelines for wearing masks. Masks are required to be worn at any business or organization that is open. This means for drop off and pick up times at our Casa and Toddler locations, adults must be masked. If you are unable to wear one, please consider having your child dropped off by someone who is able to wear a mask.

We expect that Elementary and Junior High students will return on Monday, January 25, and we will ask parents at those locations and levels to wear masks as well when they are on our property. Thank you for complying with the provincial regulations and helping to keep our staff, students and fellow parents healthy.

Sibling Applications due this Friday

Applications to MA for siblings of current students are due by this Friday, January 15, to reserve a spot in our programs for the 2021-2022 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: or 519-433-9121 ext. 211. 

Elementary Hot Lunch credit

Lunches ordered up to Thursday, Jan. 21, will be credited to the next order form. Please contact Tameka at the Main Office with questions. 

Seeking Raffle Committee Volunteers

The Big 10 Raffle is coming back! While the raffle will not launch until the spring, we are looking for a small team of parent volunteers who would like to help solicit prizes and drive ticket sales! 

The Big 10 Raffle’s goal is to raise $20,000 for the school this year. In order to achieve this, we need a team of motivated volunteers who are willing to safely connect with local businesses to request prize donations. 

The raffle committee will meet virtually – either by Zoom or email, for 1 to 2 hours every other week leading up to the raffle. Volunteers will help solicit prizes by contacting local businesses, as well as promote raffle ticket sales once the raffle is launched. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help drive the success of The Big 10 Raffle, please contact Tonya Dendrinos at or 519-433-9121 ext 233 by this Friday, January 15!  The first Zoom meeting will be held the week of January 18.

Moving Up on-site tours cancelled 🙁

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel the planned Moving Up Tours this year. We had already postponed them from the PD Day due to the area’s current COVID-19 lockdown. Please disregard any mention of the tours in your January classroom Letters on the MA Parent Portal; they are cancelled. 

Families whose children will move up to the next level of the school in September will receive an email with details of Moving Up information during the last week of the month! 

From the Library

Welcome back! News from Angela in our Elementary Library, about goings-on in the London Public Library and their winter programming. There are two EXCITING online reading programs happening at the Library that started on January 4.

If your family or child doesn’t have an account at the London Public Library, parents can register them to join this program, or they can register themselves. As an added incentive, there are weekly prizes! Ideally, children ages 4-14 years old should get parental consent before creating an account. Some of our students may already have accounts if they took part in the summer reading program, and can use this same account.

Photos from the week

If you have any photos from your at-home learning, feel free to email them to Linda at We’d love to share what you’re up to. 

Happy New Year from Casa 3!!

Casa 2’s first week back

Casa 2 welcomed the New Year by studying ways Canadian animals survive winter. We talked about hibernation, migration and adaptation. We decided to make bird feeders and we committed to helping our birds until Spring arrives. 

From the Community

Growing Chefs! at Home

The new Growing Chefs! At Home videos on their Youtube channel are here to help engage your kids in the kitchen, building their skills and confidence while expanding their food choices! You can choose from a growing library of recipe and resource videos that are made especially for grown-ups cooking with kids.

Subscribe to the Grow Chefs! Ontario YouTube channel to see all of the new Growing Chefs! at Home videos!

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