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Montessori Buzz – May 15, 2018

Reminders, photos and community news

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Reminder: Extra-long Weekend Coming Up

Friday is a PD Day – there is no school for our students; Monday is Victoria Day – the school is closed for the holiday. Happy unofficial start to summer!

Reminder: Register for Thursday’s Workshop on Financial and Estate Planning

There are still a few spots left! We are thrilled to have Ryan Fraser from Quiet Legacy host this free, one-hour workshop on Financial and Estate Planning entitled “5 Things every Grandparent should know about incorporating your personal values into your Financial & Estate Planning.”

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact Tonya at  or 519-433-9121 ext. 233.  Parents and Grandparents are all welcome.

Reminder: Annual Appeal

This year we launched the Annual Appeal in November with a letter explaining the need for upgrades to our Upper Elementary classrooms.  Last week a reminder letter was sent home as we are 50% of the way towards our goal for completing the Upper Elementary Kitchen Project. We are hoping to start the renovations this summer. The project includes installing two new fully functioning kitchens in both classrooms as well as purchasing new appliances and a commercial dishwasher which will support the entire Elementary hot lunch program.

We need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $65,000 before June 30, 2018 so we can begin the project this summer.

Every donation makes a difference.  If you have not donated, please consider making a donation in an amount that is meaningful to you. You can donate online by visiting or view a PDF copy of the Annual Appeal Reminder letter here and return the donation form to your child’s class. Thank you for your support!

50th Anniversary Updates

Announcing: Our Media Sponsor!
We are also pleased to announce Fresh 103.1 has joined us as our exclusive Radio Sponsor of our 50th Anniversary weekend. Listen in on their morning show on Monday, May 28, to catch Kristen Crouse and Shawn Butler talking about our 50th Anniversary events!

Gala Mystery Bag grand prize!
This beautiful pearl necklace was donated by Endo Jewellers.  The necklace is made with Tahitian pearls, akoya pearls and multi colour water pearls and is held together by a 14K yellow gold clasp.  The necklace retails for $600. This necklace is the GRAND PRIZE for the Mystery Bag game at the upcoming Golden Anniversary Gala! Thank you, Endo Jewellers, for your generous, and stunning, donation!

Need a place to stay? Stay at Clare Hall!
Don’t want to Uber your way to the Gala? No worries. You can stay near the party on Saturday! We’ve booked a group of rooms at Clare Hall at Brescia for a reduced group rate. Book your room online using Promo code: Montessori

  • Private room with 1 queen bed and ensuite for $65+HST or
  • “Conjoined Pair” = 2 rooms, each with 1x queen bed; split by a shared ensuite bathroom for $100+HST ($50 per room)
  • Note: Each room has its own vanity sink, queen bed, work desk, wardrobe and mini fridge

Click here for more information on available rooms, including layouts and pictures.

Visitor in a Half-Shell

Casa 1 Oxford would like to send our thanks to Patrick and his dad, Cristian, for sharing their family pet “Olivia” with us. The students were captivated with the chance to be so close to the red footed tortoise! What a great way to compliment our study of Reptiles.

Upper Elementary Science Fair!

Last Thursday our Upper Elementary students displayed their findings of the science projects they’ve been working on during their Science Fair.

From the Community

Summer Camp

July 9th – 13th 2018 – KIDS BREAK   (6 yrs+ / No experience needed)
July 16th – 20th 2018 – INTERMEDIATE BREAK  (Min. 1 year experience Breaking)
July 23th – 27nd 2018 – ALL AGES BREAK   (6 yrs+ / No experience needed)

  • 9am – 4pm @ O.N.E. Hip Hop Dance Studio
  • 236 Dundas St. 3rd FLOOR
  • Costs: 175 + HST (includes t-shirt)
  • Before/After care available for addition charge

Participants will learn basic to advanced break dancing fundamentals throughout the week. And, weather permitting, we will spend time at the park daily as well & Splash Pad. Other activities include:

  • Graffiti introduction & Local Graffiti Tour in London (how to draw letters, cartoons and other basics)
  • DJ introduction (a local DJ will bring in his equipment to teach turntable/DJ basics, as well as let the kids try them out and experiment with them)
  • End of the Week Showcase

For more information:

45th Annual Geranium House Tour

The 45th edition of the Geranium House Tour is happening Sunday, June 3. The school participated last year and it was an amazing time meeting all the architecture fans from around the city. This year, the tour will take visitors through beautiful Wortley Village, starting at the newly upgraded YMCA headquarters at the Normal School.

  • Sunday, June 3
  • 1-5 p.m.
  • $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Find more information online:

Free movie night at Gibbons Park

Do the kids need something to do with the babysitter while you’re at our Gala? There’s a free movie night at Gibbons Park on June 2 at 8 p.m.

Research study at Western looking for participants…

Join Montessori Academy’s Online Community
We are on Twitter and Facebook – follow and like us to see updates, interesting articles, photos and more. We look forward to sharing our online journey with you!

Tours of MA!

Do you know anyone who’s interested in learning more about Montessori? Our Information Sessions & Tours of our school are open to the public!

Share your love for Montessori by sharing our Tour schedule with friends and family members! Upcoming session dates and information on how to register are on our website: 

Celebrate 50 years of

Join us on June 1 & 2, 2018 for our 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Find more details on our
50th Anniversary Microsite!


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