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Montessori Buzz – Jan 22, 2019

News, reminders, notes from the community

Dear MA Families & Friends,



Tuition letter AND 2018 Official Receipts

Watch for the 2019-2020 school year Tuition letter, which will be sent home this Friday, Jan 25, in blue bags.

Also, official Receipts for 2018 tuition will be sent home to all families this Friday, as well. If you have any questions about your tuition or your 2018 receipt, please contact Victoria at  or 519-433-9121 ext. 211.

London Lightning game volunteers needed

Tickets sold out fast and we have nearly 50 choir students to sing the national anthem at the London Lightning game on Sunday, January 27!  In order to help us raise more funds for Montessori Academy, we are also selling 50/50 tickets at the event.

We have some wonderful Junior High students and staff geared up to help sell, but we are looking for a few more volunteers to help!  If you’d like to participate, please email Melissa at (Volunteers don’t get to watch the game from the stands, but we do have a couple of “staff seats” that we can take turns with to watch a quarter!)

Reminder: Choir uniform

For all performances, including Sunday’s performance of ‘O Canada.’ Please have your children wear their choir shirt; and black pants (no jeans or yoga pants), socks and shoes.

Fans of Fundraising!

Do you have a business or connections to an organization that may be willing to donate to our silent auction or Big 10 Raffle? We are currently looking for gift certificates and prizes to further fill our packages for our Winter Silent auction, which will launch at the Boler Mountain tubing event next month, as well as our Big 10 Raffle in June.

Or do you work at an organization that would be interested in sponsoring the Spring Musical?  We are looking for various levels of support for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, taking place at the Wolf Performance Hall on May 14 and 15.

Please reach out to Melissa Parker or 519-433-9121 ext 223 or email with any recommendations.

Reminder: Valentine Craft Party – Toddlers at all locations welcome!

Limited spaces available! To register, please contact the Main Office at 519-433-9121. Payment can be made by cash, or cheque made payable to Montessori Academy of London.

Reminder: Elementary Milk order forms due Friday

For Elementary parents: Please submit your milk order forms to the Front Desk by Friday.

Phys Ed update

Junior basketball
Junior basketball is underway for both the boys and girls teams. With a couple of games under their belts, the teams are excited to participate in their first tournament of the year. The boys are at Blessed Sacrament on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26. The girls play on Friday, January 25 at Mother Teresa.

Junior hockey 
Junior Hockey is for students in Upper Elementary and will begin in mid February. A note will be sent home outlining the details with all students interested in participating in this program.

Toddler tea time

When the weather outside is cold and the air inside is dry, nothing sounds better than a warm cup of tea. The toddlers at Westmount enjoy their tea every morning in the company of their friends while practicing their social skills as well as Grace and Courtesy, which are a big part of a traditional Montessori education. “May I have more tea, please?”

Shady business 🙂

Oxford just had some custom blinds installed on Friday during the PD Day! Pictured are two of the top-notch installers in our Casa 4 classroom.

From the Community

March Break camp: Family Karate

Family Karate is hosting a March Break camp for BOTH weeks of our break! Families can register for either one or two weeks through the Family Karate website: However, please note that single days during those weeks will have to be handled at the location. Check out or email  for more information.

Western Research: Seeking student participants

Researchers at Western’s Department of Psychology are in the process of wrapping up a study, but are still looking for two 6-year olds and one 14-year old participants for their research into development of symbolic numeric processing. See flyers for details/requirements.

If interested, contact Michael Slipenkyj, Department of Psychology, via email: Here is a link to a brief child-friendly video that explain what the research involves:

Western Workshop for parents: March 30

To register or to learn more, contact Leesa Couper at ; 519-661-4257.

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