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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 1, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,

1000 Acts of Kindness

Toddler & Casa

Our Toddler & Casa locations collected donations for the London Middlesex Humane Society over the past month. Thank you to all of our families who brought it goods to support the animals in the LMHS’s care right now.

Lower Elementary

WOW! We came into work on Monday and the donations had grown exponentially! Thank you to everyone who donated to the Lower Elementary 1000 Acts of Kindness drive for Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre.

Photo Retakes are this Friday, Nov. 4!

A few reminders about Photo Retakes on Friday:
  • Retakes will take place in front of the Main Office. Photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis. (Those who signed up will receive priority.)
  • Parents MUST accompany their children for the retakes, as teachers cannot leave their classrooms.

Elementary Lost & Found pick-up

Elementary parents – please stop by the Courtyard on Thursday and Friday this week to peruse the many lost items that long to come home.


Coming soon: What’s for Dinner?!

What’s for Dinner is back with some of your favourite menu items! Orders start next week – November 7 to 18. You can pick up your orders on December 1 at the Growing Chefs HQ. Watch for details in next week’s Buzz!


Contact parent reps via email only

We remind families to email your classroom’s parent reps with any questions or requests; please do not send them text messages.


Home Alone Course in UE

By Katelin Bain
For the last 4 weeks, the year 5 students have been doing a Home Alone course taught by Kristen Crouse. Here we learned about daily routines and how they help keep you organized, stranger danger, talking on telephones with adults, what to do when feeling scared and what to do in emergencies. We also talked about what to do in the face of fires and storms, basic first aid and internet safety. At the end we had a little quiz to challenge us and test us on what we had learned. We all then received certificates to show we completed it.

Halloween Boo-Ling!

Thank you to everyone who attended Halloween Boo-ling!  The family engagement was tremendous! It was so wonderful to see our community dressed up, having fun and spending time with each other outside of the school environment. We were sold out with 160 people, our largest Halloween Boo-Ling yet! The event raised $2,200 (NET) for the school which will help the school as we plan for renovations to our Elementary building, including the library and resource room. We hope you had a spooktastic time.

Photos from the week

Casa 1 Concentration

There was lots of concentration on display this week in Casa 1 as the children worked independently and with each other.

LE 3 Timeline

Lower El 3 students working with the Year 3 Timeline of Humankind – Australopithecus Africanus!


Year 6 Math in the Middle Ages

Here’s the result of our Year 6 geometry lesson on surface area … in the Middle Ages!

Junior High safe food handling

Thank you, Jim from the Health Unit, for joining the Junior High students to give them a food handling course now that we are back in the kitchen preparing our lunches.


JH Islamophobia lessons

In Junior High we are committed to recognizing and continuing our learning about Islamophobia. Thanks to Evelyn and Sophia, for bringing awareness to the prejudice and hate towards Islam and Muslim people. This is the continuing of the conversation, it does not stop here.

Halloween at MA

It was another fun-filled Halloween celebration at school yesterday.

From the Community

Western presents – Parent-led Strategies for Child Anxiety

Find information on this upcoming session and register through this link: Parent-led Strategies for Child Anxiety (PDF)

Growing Chefs! Monthly Kids’ Cooking Classes

Registration for December’s Kids’ Cooking classes opened today. Find details through their November newsletter.

FYI: PD Day Camp for Nov. 18

Junction Climbing is hosting a PD Day camp on Nov. 18. If parents are interested, they can find details and register at
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