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Montessori Buzz – May 25, 2021

Vaccine eligibility: ages 12 and older

From the MLHU: Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement Friday afternoon, the Middlesex-London Health Unit will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to youth 12 years of age and older starting Sunday, May 23rd at 8:00 a.m.

How to book an appointment:
• Book online at New appointments open daily at 8:00 a.m.

  • Call 226-289-3560 between 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and what to expect on the day of
your vaccine appointment, visit:

Read the entire release here: Vaccine Eligibility – PSA12 _FINAL2_210522.pdf

Update: 2021-2022 PD Days & Breaks

The following dates have been set for our 2021-2022 school year. The November PD Day has been moved to coincide with the Thames Valley District School Board PD Day that month.

PD days

  • Fri. Oct 8, 2021
  • UPDATED: Fri. Nov. 12, 2021
  • Fri. Feb. 11, 2022
  • Fri. Apr 8, 2022
  • Fri. May 20, 2022

School Breaks

  • Winter Break: the weeks of December 20 and 27, 2021
  • March Break: the weeks of March 7 and 14, 2022

These dates can be found in the online calendar on the school website under Our Families / Calendar and will be available on the MA Parent Portal under the Calendar tab after you sign in. You will receive a printed 2021-2022 Year at a Glance calendar during the first week of the new school year.

Raffle Tickets on sale at the Office!

Raffle tickets are NOW AVAILABLE to purchase at the front office.  Visit the front desk between 8:30am to 4:15pm to buy your tickets in person. Cash, Credit, Debit and Cheque are all accepted.

Hurry and get tickets for yourself, family and friends before June 10th! 

Prize #4 – A Beautiful Pearl Necklace donated by Endo Jewellers. This gorgeous necklace is valued at $550! For a full listing of prizes and to buy your tickets online, visit Raffle webpage:


Artisan Market cancelled

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel the Artisan Market that had been moved to June due to the restrictions on outdoor gatherings after we come out of lockdown. We are hopeful that next year we’ll be able to resume all of our community-based events.

We thank the parent volunteers and vendors for their support in planning this event.


Extended deadline: Elementary Kitchen Support job posting

We have extended the deadline for the Kitchen Support (Elementary) posting. If you know anyone in your networks who might be interested, please feel free to share this information. The new deadline for submitting a resume and cover letter is this Friday, May 28. Find details of the posting online:

The love letters and hugs are arriving!

Due to COVID, we had to switch up our plans for Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day again this year. The classrooms are writing letters to send to their loved ones! While we miss having visitors in the classroom, this year’s approach means we can reach more people with our hugs and messages!

We received a lovely note from grateful grandparents in Quebec last week who received their Casa “hugs” in the mail:

“I just want to say «Thank you» for the wonderful idea that the teachers have to send us the hand print and hugs from our 3 grandchildren… Please tell the teachers how grateful we are. We didn’t see them since August and by receiving these 3 letters, it was like they were here. Thank you so much.”


From the Community

Fanshawe College survey results

Dear: Montessori School Community

On behalf of our research team, we would like to send our sincere thank you to you and the parents’ who participated in the COVID-19 Return to School Study!

We had a fantastic response and not only were we able to complete our research study, but we were also recognized as one of the Top Three Best of the Best studies of 2021, by the Fanshawe College Research and Innovation Committee. The Infographic (link below) highlights some of the important and rich findings from the study for your review. In addition, the link to view our video presentation of our study has also been provided.

Thank you once again for supporting us in the completion of our Capstone research study for the Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership Degree. Your participation will support the field of Early Childhood Education and Care and future research on this topic!


Stephanie Garrels, Jane Henriques, Shauna Lemieux, and Ashley Shirley
Fanshawe College Student Research Team 

Sandra Lackenbauer, PhD
Faculty Supervisor (

Please click to view the Fanshawe College Research and Innovation Video Presentation Submission:

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