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Montessori Buzz – March 16, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Junior High Interim Reports

Junior High Parents: You should have received an email from Shawn Butler on Friday afternoon with instructions on how to access the JH report cards that were made available online. If for some reason you did not receive this email, please reach out to Shawn at ext. 402 or email him at

Please note: The Interim Reports for Casa through Upper Elementary will be available on April 1, as noted in the printed Year at a Glance Calendar, while our Toddler families receive progress updates during parent conferences.

Junior High Grad photo retakes on March 24

If you want your child to retake their grad photos on Wednesday, March 24, please call the Main Office or email Tameka at to add your name to the list.

Elementary Hot Lunch forms and payments due Friday

Elementary hot lunch forms and payments are due this Friday, March 19. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Apple Pay.

Reminder: Downtown drop-off/pick-up

A friendly reminder to avoid blocking or using our neighbours’ driveways to turn around, especially during the very busy pick-up and drop-off times. The Office has recently received complaints from residents on Piccadilly. We appreciate everyone’s help in being good neighbours and demonstrating the Grace and Courtesy we instill in our children.

‘What’s for Dinner?’ Spring Edition

Our Spring ‘What’s for Dinner?’ event is here! Proceeds from each order will support Montessori Academy of London’s renovations of the Elementary Lunch Kitchen this summer, so we can expand our Elementary Lunch program to Five Days a Week!


Spring is in the air and Executive Chef Katherine has selected some AMAZING dishes from our popular lunch program that will make your family’s hearts blossom. Including a special treat!

  • Order Deadline: Friday, March 26
  • Pick Up Date: Thursday, April 1
  • Time:  Your selected time
  • Pick Up Location: Growing Chefs Headquarters – 460 King St. London, ON

The Spring Menu…

Entrees – $35 (Each order serves 4 to 5 people)

  1. Turkey Sausage Penne Bake
  2. Butter Chicken and Rice
  3. Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Turkey Burgers (12 Frozen Burger Patties)
  5. Beet Burgers (12 Frozen Vegetarian Patties)

By the Litre

  1. Pulled Pork – $20
  2. Roasted Tomato Soup – $16


  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Spelt Dough Pucks – 2 Dozen Frozen Cookie Dough Pucks* – $20
  2. Carrot Raisin Oatmeal Muffin (Batter) Pucks  – 1 Dozen Frozen Muffin Pucks* – $20
    *Cookie dough pucks and muffin pucks are oven-ready. Place them on your cookie sheet or drop them in your muffin tray and pop them in the oven.
  3. Carrot Cake – $40 – Serves 8+, or several hungry bunnies. Everything but the kitchen sink carrot cake! This cake is dressed with a classic cream cheese frosting, and has it ALL (except nuts!): candied pineapple, coconut, ginger, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and of course carrot! (Note: Carrot Cake is not frozen, it is frosted and ready to be served!)

As always, quantities are limited.  Get your orders in early to avoid disappointment!

MA Board seeks community member

Our Board of Governors has an opening for a member of the London community to join the board’s finance committee. Specifically, the board is looking for someone with experience in finance, and has the ability to read financial statements, connect the financial dots and challenge our executive team on financial and strategic planning. Working closely with the school’s Finance Director, this person will provide strategic oversight and input on the school’s finances.

If you know anyone in your network who would be a good fit for this role, please share our full posting on Pillar Nonprofit’s website with all the details, and invite them to contact Executive Director Tina Sartori directly. Thank you!


Babysitter course concludes

By Gabrielle, Daria & Aya Grade 6’s of UE2, graduates of the babysitters’ course

Kristen Crouse taught us the Babysitter’s Course in our classroom cohorts. In this  course, we learned many helpful things such as how to handle a misbehaving child, how to hold a baby, how to handle a sick child, and some basic first aid, such as how to prevent scrapes and falls and what to do if this does happen.

We learned about the characteristics of all ages of children from birth to over six years old and how to interact, play games and take care of each of these groups.

Because of the babysitters’ course, we now know how to feed a baby, how to warm up a bottle, how to burp a baby, and the proper sleeping position for infants.  We learned we should protect children at all times (child safety), and never let them out of our sight. We learned the importance of knowing fire evacuation procedures and what to do in that situation as well.

We had to write an exam and we all passed! We received our Babysitting Certificates to prove we did the program.

The babysitters’ course was also extremely efficient; we were finished in a manner of weeks and still learned so many helpful things. We would highly recommend this program.

Photos from the week…

Waterloo Toddlers take a walk!

Toddler One enjoyed all the sunshine Thursday with a walk around our neighbourhood.

Westmount Toddlers working… Instagram video

Chawezi spent time matching animals to their pattern:

Waterloo Casa’s squirrel feeder

We have been enjoying feeding the squirrels since the fall. Problem was the squirrel-sized picnic table was outside our classroom door so we couldn’t see our furry friends eating. Bill and Gregory to the rescue!!! They mounted our table up on a post at our classroom window. We were so happy when our first customer showed up that morning for a snack!


Casa 3 Woodworking

Our senior students continue to enjoy our most challenging Practical Life activities. Here a student is learning the importance of safety goggles, a C-clamp, and a hand drill.


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