Dear MA Families & Friends,
Willy Wonka: Thank you to our sponsors!
With MA’s performance of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka set to open next week, we would like to take a moment to thank our Sponsors for our performances:
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to ensuring that our students receive the best Montessori education possible, and an extraordinary arts and specialties program that is unique to MA!
Haven’t gotten your tickets yet? You can purchase them online; by calling Wolf Performance Hall at 519.661.5120; or visiting the Box Office in Citi Plaza. Visit our school website to learn more about what to expect and read Willy’s Wramblings!
No photos, please
We ask families to refrain from taking photos and videos during the performance; we don’t wish to distract the MA-zing performers!! Instead we’ve hired a photographer and a videographer to capture this year’s musical performance!
Tag us in your photos….
If you capture any of the pre-musical buzz, you can share it online and tag the school with the hashtags: #mawillywonka #maofLondon The school is on Twitter and Facebook! (While the school isn’t on Instagram, we will check in with the tags on IG, too, if you tag and share your photos publicly.)
Art for Charity event – May 9
There’s still time to RSVP! This Thursday, May 9, please join us for an art show and open house. Junior High parent Dr. Wei Jing Loo will transform her Dermeffects offices into a gallery to showcase her incredible art and also feature a behind-the-scenes look at her practice.
- Where: DermEffects – 1560 Hyde Park Road
- When: Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm
There will be refreshments, door prizes and special offers. Proceeds from the art sale will be shared with Montessori Academy of London, the United Way, and Relay for Life. RSVP at email@example.com
*Additional parking is available in the lot next door. Please enter through the back side door for DermEffects.
In Bloom Challenge – results!
Thank you to all our incredible families and friends that helped us DOUBLE our goal for the In Bloom – Matching Gift Challenge! Our Board of Governors will match $6,000 of this challenge, bringing our total over $18,000 for just two weeks! WOW! Our main focus for fundraising this year continues to be the Junior High kitchens, which will be getting an overhaul in the summer. Gifts can, however, be directed to other funds such as our Financial Aid or Programs.
If you haven’t made your contribution, our deadline for the Academic Year is June 30, 2019.
NEW DATE: Flower Bouquet Teacher Party
Upper Elementary students will enter the floral design studio of Lisa and Angela to create a beautiful spring bouquet! A light snack will be offered to all designers.
- When: Thursday, June 13
- Time: 4:00-6:00PM
- Ages: Upper Elementary students
- Location: Junior High Art Room
- Cost: $30.00
Reminder: Grandparents’ Day RSVPs due Friday
Please return the tear-off form to the school this week to help the teachers prepare for this very special occasion.
Save the date: Family & Friends Event – June 6!
Flyers for this whole-school event went home Friday in blue bags; the RSVPs with Pizza orders, which are due May 31. Even if you do not order pizza, we ask you to respond (svp), so that we know how many to expect!
Can’t find your form? Download a PDF from our school website: https://montessori.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MA-FF-JUNE2019-FINAL.pdf
We’re also looking for a few parent volunteers to help with set up and tear-down at the event. If you can spare some time during the event, please sign up via this Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhQMijflBp1XIKt3oDE5AYpD80_p_WXLn7tyoPyr-eyEuMGw/viewform
MA Summer Art Camp – there are still spaces!
There are still some spots left in our first-ever art camp that will be co-hosted with The Cottage Pottery Studio. Register today to secure your spot. This camp is also open to the public, so if you know of any friends or neighbours who would be interested in having their children attend, please share this information with them!
Find details on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/montessori-academy-of-london/summer-art-camps-ma/2647659745249063/
Phys Ed update
Congratulations to the Senior Girls basketball team on winning the C Division final last week against St John. After some back and forth play the girls went on to a 22-14 victory. Way to go, ladies!!
Track and Field
Year 4-8 in-school track meet will take place this Friday, May 10 at Piccadilly Park. The meet should begin around 9:45 am and conclude around 3 p.m. Students will take part in events such as the 400m, 100m, 50m, ball throw, shot put, and high jump. There is no rain date for this event.
The Western track meet is on Tuesday, May 28. Athletes will be given their event soon after the in-school meet and a schedule will be posted on the Junior High and Upper Elementary websites closer to the date.
LUSO presentation on culture & acceptance
Leroy Hibbert from LUSO Community Services
joined the Elementary and Junior High students on Monday to present about culture, acceptance and respecting each others’ values and beliefs.
Mine 101 donation
The mine 101 committee would like to thank everyone that donated to our clothing drive. We have received a ton of clothing and we appreciate everyone who took the time to bring them in. We delivered the clothes to mine 101, and sales of these clothes are going to support the children’s program at Anova.
– Kennedy, Holly & Nicole
Toddler Teacher Party photos!
Toddler 2 hosted the Toddler Keepsake Gardening Party on Saturday. Antoinette and Amanda want to thank everyone for coming and enjoying painting ladybug pet rocks, planting sunflower seeds and eating lunch with us. We all had a great time!
Escape Room Teacher Party
The group of escape artists was able to solve the puzzles and riddles in an astonishing 41 minutes! Incredible! And thank goodness they were able to find Shawn before the time ran out so he can resume his regular duties at Jr. High!
Afterward, they all celebrated by making their own pizzas and washing them down with a delicious ice cream sundae. Thank you to the students and their parents for supporting the school in such a fun and meaningful way.
There are still some spaces in upcoming Teacher Parties. Contact the office if your child is interested in joining one! https://montessori.on.ca/teacher-parties-2018-2019/
Where in the World is MA?
Dominic was pretty proud to wear his Montessori school shirt in Turks and Caicos! He said: “Mom, can you send this to Tina!”
Elementary lost & found items
We have been accumulating lost and found items over the past few months. Found items include numerous prescription glasses(!!), sunglasses and a wallet.
Please look around the Lost & Found behind Rob’s desk in the Elementary Library and in the Lower Elementary cubby areas. Anything left after the long weekend, will be donated to charity.
MA alumnus Alex Lyttle has a new book coming out – The Rise of Winter! Also, his first book – From Ant to Eagle – was just awarded a Rocky Mountain Book Award gold medal. Congratulations, Alex!
Happy Mother’s Day!
… and a special Happy Mother’s Day to this mama robin spotted outside the Main Office…
According to JourneyNorth.org: “Until they’ve laid a full clutch, robins allow all the eggs to stay cool so the babies don’t start to develop. That’s pretty smart! It means all the babies hatch close to the same time. Mother robins may start incubating their eggs during the evening after the second egg is laid, or after all the eggs are laid. They sit on the eggs for 12 to 14 days. The female usually does all the incubating. Even in good weather, she rarely leaves her eggs for more than 5 to 10 minutes at a time.”
From the Community
Sports Discovery Camp
Here’s a great option for families looking for camps for older children: https://sportsdiscovery.camp/ The camp has a special available: Get a week of camp for free – find details on their website’s blog.
Science Rendezvous Western on Saturday
Western will host their third Science Rendezvous event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Come out and share in the joy of discovery with our hands-on activities, and complete a Science Chase for prizes! Admire our exciting stage shows with fun and engaging demonstrations from various scientists. This event is for all ages, does not require registration, and is free! More details found here: https://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/event_sites/western-university/
MLHU notices for May