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Montessori Buzz – May 14, 2019

MA’s musical debuts tonight!

Dear MA Families & Friends,

TONIGHT & TOMORROW: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka!

Last-minute tickets to our musical are available at the door — the box office is located down the hall from the theatre. Can’t make it tonight at 6:30 p.m.? You can also get tickets for Wednesday’s two showings at the door, by calling Wolf Performance Hall at 519.661.5120, or online through Eventbrite. (Please note, the Eventbrite service charge is about $3 per ticket versus about $1.50 per ticket via the box office.) Get all the details on our school website: 

Getting there
Wolf Performance Hall is located across the hall from the Main floor of Central Public Library at 251 Dundas Street in Citi Plaza.

Parking at Wolf Performance Hall
Dundas Street from Wellington to Richmond is closed for construction until November. Follow this link to find nearby parking and prices:

There is also metered street parking along Clarence and King Street.

Concessions for sale – cash only!
Keeping with the theme of our musical, “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” we will sell sweet treats to help raise further funds for our Junior High kitchen renovations and improvements.

  • Gold-wrapped locally made milk chocolate bars – $3
  • Wonka candy grab bags – $2
  • Water – $1

These will be available at all three performances and we will accept cash-only as payment.

Feeling lucky? A golden ticket is hidden inside one of the candy grab bags at each performance. The holder of each golden ticket will win some sweet MA swag

(Please note: Our Montessori Academy Golden Willy Wonka bars contain no tree nuts, but are processed in the same facility as products that contain tree nuts. The facility is cleaned between processes, but as with any packaged food, we cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination.)

Thank you to our MA-zing musical helpers behind the scenes!

Over the past few weeks, our Art Room has become Wonka Central while sets and props have been created for our upcoming musical. The creative hands that have assisted Jenn to get this show looking great visually have ranged from students, teachers, and even parent volunteers! We are so grateful for the community we have.

Friendly reminder: No photos or videos, please
Please sit back and enjoy the show. We’ve hired a professional photographer and a videographer to capture the musical, so you don’t have to; we will make those photos and the video available to families in a few weeks! Stay tuned to the Buzz!

Thank you in advance for understanding and adhering to this request.

Job posting: Elementary French Teacher (Grades 1-6)

Veranika, our Elementary French teacher, has shared with us that she will be moving on at the end of the school year. We have enjoyed the four years Veranika has been at our school; we will miss the passion she exudes for French and has shared with our students and staff. We wish her all the best with her future endeavours.

We have posted this opportunity via our school website and our social media accounts.The posting is also available on several local job boards and hiring sites. If anyone is aware of a qualified person who might be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to share the postings. Thanks!

MA Bike Scavenger Hunt Challenge – Only a few spots left!

Join Tina, Dave and Janet for this bike adventure through London! Kids will crack clues and read maps to get to our numerous stops and complete a task before moving on to the next destination. We will start and end at the Elementary courtyard.

Kids must be confident bike riders to take part in this event. Please bring your bike, helmet, a water bottle and a small backpack. One of the clues will guide you to a mystery dinner destination before returning back to school!

Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 4:00-6:30PM

Registration cost is $45 per student. To register, please contact the Main Office by e-mail ( or phone 519-433-9121.

ACT-i-Pass Program: Year 4 Students

You and your Year 4 child are invited to participate in the Child and Youth Network’s ACT-i-Pass Program. The ACT-i-Pass is a card that grants your child (and for some programs, plus one friend, family member or chaperone) FREE access for many of London’s recreation centers and programs from July 2019-June 2020. The purpose of the program is to increase a child’s ability to participate in physical activity, which can improve health, lengthen life, decrease illness, reduce screen time, and increase play!

Registration forms were sent home on Friday; however, you can also register online here:

Tell your friends: Westmount Open House – May 25

We’re opening the doors to our beautiful, historic Westmount location on Saturday, May 25. If you have any friends or family members who’ve always wanted to see a Montessori learning environment up close or have never seen our Westmount location at 362 Commissioners Rd. West, come out and say ‘hi.’

Find Open House details online:

Postcards for this event are available at the Main Office if you’d like a few to share with friends!

Casa phys ed

To develop their gross motor skills, flexibility and muscle coordination, Casa students participate in many physical activities within their classroom, at the Colborne St. Gym and outdoors.

From the Community
Geranium Heritage House Tour is taking place around Victoria Park and Woodfield this year! Visit the EventBrite page for details:

  • Sunday, June 2 – noon-5pm
  • $25 advance; $30 the day of

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Tours of MA!

Share your love for Montessori by sharing our Info Session & Tour schedule with friends and family members! Information on how to register is on our website:

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