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Montessori Buzz – May 3, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Art Expo is May 11!

The Year 2 students are studying Pablo Picasso and are creating portraits inspired by the cubism style. Marcus exclaimed that this was the best piece of art he’s ever done. “I’m an Artist! Will you put this in the Art Expo, Meghan?”
Oh my goodness! Of course this will be on full display at the Art Expo. Who could deny such a request?


Junior High’s Micro Economy Returns! (at Art Expo)

Junior High’s Micro Economy is excited to announce that we will have a booth at the upcoming Art Expo, May 11. We will sell the P.A.C (Plant, Art, and Challenge) Jar for $10, cash only. They are decorative jars containing either a spider plant or succulent and tied with a mix of mindfulness exercises, jokes, quotes and eco-friendly challenges. We hope that the purchase of a P.A.C Jar will bring serenity to your mind and brighten your day, as well as encourage environmental awareness and opportunities to make a local impact. Please remember to bring cash. We hope to see you there!

Artisan Market is May 27

Donations for book sale at the Market

We’re still looking for book donations for the book sale at the upcoming Artisan Market. If you have children’s, YA and adult books you no longer need or want, please drop them off at your child’s location. There is also a white bucket at the Main Office. Thanks for your support!

MA-zing student donation to the Library Project

These MA-zing UE students took the initiative to raise funds for our Library Project. They hand-made and sold bookmarks and raised $80.20 to support the upgrades to the Elementary Library. Our librarian, Rob, was excited to receive such incredible support from the students. (And how clever is the cardboard cash box?! Love it!) Way to go, friends!!

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing all of our MA-zing moms and mother-figures a wonderful weekend filled with love, laughter and joy! Thank you for loving and supporting our students!

Bear Witness Day is May 10

In the spirit of Reconciliation, we’re sharing information on Bear Witness Day on May 10. Bear Witness Day is a day both to show support for First Nations youth and to call on the federal government to address the longstanding discrimination faced by First Nations children.


May 10 is Spirit Bear’s birthday and an important date in the history of Jordan’s Principle at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
The video ‘Spirit Bear and Children Make History’ is available online:, and tells the true story about how Spirit Bear and his friends stood with First Nations children to help make Jordan’s Principle a reality. The film is by Spotted Fawn Productions and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society.
To learn more about Bear Witness Day visit:

MA in the Community

Montessori break dance crew alert!

Quinton, Spencer, Mikki, and Ronin all participated in the 519 School of Hip Hop Kids Battle! All four boys did an amazing job! Quinton and Ronin participated in the Junior Battle! And Mikki and Spencer competed in the Senior battle. Competing against kids as old as University Students! Well done boys! David, was one of the event judges, and Rob, was DJ at the event.



Photos from the Week

Toddler 1’s Open Class

The children in Toddler 1 welcomed their parents into the classroom last week. There was lots of excitement and activity as the students showed their parents their work.

Toddler 2’s trip to the park

Toddler 2 took a walk to the park on Friday. We couldn’t resist the warm sunshine and cool breeze. We all loved the purple slides, caterpillar and ladybug rocker.

Casa 3 fishing lesson

Casa 3 had another special guest visiting! Former Montessori student (and Cathy’s son), Vaughn, gave a little lesson on fishing. Students learned about  Ontario game fish, and the equipment necessary to go fishing! Thanks, Vaughn, for visiting Casa 3!

Waterloo Casa trip around the sun

It was a beautiful day to hold this Montessori tradition outside. Happy Birthday! Here’s to another trip around the sun.

UE1 water filtration experiment

The Year 5s in UE1 are studying the hydrosphere and are conducting water filtration experiments.

From the Community

Circle R Ranch PD Day Camp May 20!

A PD Day Camp is being offered at Circle R Ranch on Friday, May 20, 2022. Register on our website: Programming runs from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm.
Activities planned for the day include horses, campfire, arts and crafts, hay ride, outdoor games, hiking, nature connections (some programs are weather dependent). Please consider joining us for some springtime fun!

CHF Carnival on Saturday

Join the Children’s Health Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Group on May 7th, for our Spring into Summer Carnival! The event will be held at Eagle Heights Public School on Saturday, May 7th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.. Purchase tickets for a day full of family-friendly activities for all ages at
Tickets purchased will support TVCC’S Participation program. Active participation provides a sense of belonging, promotes growth and development, and is just plain fun! This program provides clients the chance to get involved in opportunities and activities that they are unlikely to otherwise experience.
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