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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 28, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Financial Support for 2024-2025 

Applications for Financial Support will open on Friday, December 1, through Apple Financial Services, and are due by Monday, January 8, 2024. All families currently enrolled in Toddler through Junior High are eligible to apply for support.
Full details on how to apply, along with a Financial Support FAQ can be found in our website: or view and download the Letter and FAQ here

Winter Concert on Dec. 19 RSVPs

A printed invitation, with an RSVP tear-off, was sent home Friday with students in Casa through Junior High for our upcoming Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Please complete the tear-off form and return it to your child’s classroom teachers before Dec. 8. One RSVP per child.
NOTE: There is no after-school Extended Hours on Dec. 19 for Casa through JH. However, there will be after-school care for Toddler students.

MA Day at the Factory passes

MA Day at The Factory is Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024! Passes are selling quickly! Only two weeks left to get your Rock All Day pass at a discounted rate and join your classmates, friends and MA families for pizza and fun at the Factory. Tickets on sale until Dec. 12:


Magic of Lights London discount code

We’re a sponsor of the Magic of Lights London exhibition that’s now open in Longwoods Conservation area through January 6! If you go, look out for our illuminated sign that was installed on Saturday.
  • Location – 8348 Longwoods Rd.
  • Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 9:00pm
  • Friday – Sunday 5:30 – 10:00pm
    • Starting DECEMBER 1, Magic of Lights is open nightly until 10:00pm.
  • Purchase tickets online through this link: Magic of Lights – LONDON
As a sponsor, we have a special discount code – LEARN – for our families that will take $3 off the regular price of a Weekday ticket or an Any Day ticket when used online. Some fine print regarding the code and tickets:
  • Discount code: LEARN
  • The discount code is valid for ticket online purchases made between now – Jan 6. No discounts are available for tickets purchased at the gate.
  • The discount code will take $3 off the regular price of a Weekday ticket or an Any Day ticket when entered online.
  • Weekday tickets are only valid for entry on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (exclude the weekends: Friday through Sunday).
  • ANY DAY tickets can be used any day of the week (Monday-Sunday).
  • The event runs until Jan 6, 2024, 7 days/week including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve. Show opens nightly at 5:30pm and closes at 9pm (10pm on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays).
  • Ticket holders can come to the show any day that works with the ticket type they’ve chosen.
  • Tickets are per carload (not per person), valid for 1 standard vehicle entry.

Photos from the week…

PJ Day

Thank you to all of the families who donated generously on PJ Day!

Casa 1 milestones!

Big moments in Casa! The Trinomial Cube blindfolded, reading to a friend, completing the hundred board, and the bank game with your best bud.

Casa 2 culture lesson

There was lots of excitement in Casa 2 last week as we learned about Mexico through listening to music, exploring beautiful artifacts, having fun while doing Mexican hat dance, and sampling delicious foods.

Elementary Art

Taking inspiration from a kaleidoscope…

UE cell model

Here’s a very cool Upper El science project: a 3D model of an animal cell!

Babysitting course

Our Executive Assistant, Sara Heald, who is on maternity leave, stopped by with wee Audrey last week to assist with the UE Babysitting course.

Lonnnng division

Some BIG math work in Upper El! 62 digits divided by 8!

Year 6 trip to the foodbank

The Year Sixes headed to the Food Bank last week to drop off and sort donations. Thank you, students … and thank you MA families for your generous donations.

From the community

Some love on social media…

We received some very kind words from an Instagram follower who viewed the MA-zing video Shawn Butler made for our 50th anniversary in 2018. “The introductory video depicting what you and all your pupils believe is one of the best videos I have ever viewed, thank you for that gift, which allowed me to believe in the possibility of a great future, for a while.”
If you have never seen the video, or haven’t seen it recently, take a peek right here:

Free carousel rides in Festival Square

Looking for free holiday activities? The City of London presents the Festive Carousel at Golden Jubilee Square, located at the corner of Talbot Street and King Street just outside of Budweiser Gardens! Find details online:
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