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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 5, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, 

Elementary & Junior High Remembrance Day Assembly is Friday

Please join us for our annual Remembrance Day Assembly Friday starting at 9:15 a.m. at Colborne Street United Church Gymnasium. Our Junior High band and all choirs are performing in the assembly, so please ensure your performer comes dressed in the proper choir attire. 

  • Black Pants (no skirts, tights or yoga pants, please)
  • Black shoes and socks
  • White choir polo shirt 

Coffee and tea will be available starting at 9 a.m. See you there! 

Urgent messaging test check in…

Did you receive the school’s test message via text and email on Thursday morning? If you did not, we ask you to double check your junk/spam email folder and the information in your Contact Card via the MA Parent Portal. You can also make any adjustments to how you wish to receive the information. 

We have noted through our testing that SMS/Text is quicker and more consistent than email.  

TIP: You may want to add these sources to your contacts on your mobile device to help ensure messages are received:

  • Urgent text message: 424-201-2061
  • Urgent email message: 
  • Montessori Buzz emails: 

Artisan Bazaar: Last call for vendors 

We still have a few spots open for our Artisan Bazaar on Saturday, November 23.  Are you an artisan looking to sell your wares? Have a friend or family member that might be interested? 

There is a $40 table registration fee and small donation to our door prizes.  The event hosted approximately 150 people when we held it in the summer and with the draw of the upcoming holiday shopping season, we expect to do better this time around! Our own Junior High students will also be flexing their entrepreneurial muscles in designated spaces for their creations.  They will also host a hot chocolate bar with tasty syrups, marshmallows and candy canes! Please contact Melissa Parker at if you’re interested in taking part in our 2nd Artisan Bazaar!  

Budding Artists Deadline: Nov. 11

Don’t forget that the deadline for Budding Artists is this coming Monday, November 11! This is a wonderful opportunity to capture the imagination of your child at this point on their Montessori journey. Use the art code in the top right corner of your form to order online at

Battery Club in UE

Upper Elementary has started a battery club. The battery club is where we recycle batteries, and compete with other schools across Ontario to recycle the most batteries. This club was made so that we can recycle our batteries instead of putting them in the trash, because if we recycle our batteries, not a single piece of the battery will go to waste, and we are saving the planet.

If you have used batteries at home, you can bring them into school to the front office to recycle. Put tape over the ends of 6V and 9V batteries to prevent fire and put them in the bin! The challenge lasts until April 22.

Also, if you would like, you can sign onto the website called Ontario School Battery Recycling Challenge and start your mission and become an ultimate battery boss.
A family uses over 100 batteries a year so start recycling your batteries and make a difference and save our planet from getting covered in the landfill.
Thank You!
Cameron, Gabrielle and Adeleine 

Save the date: PJ Day is Nov. 22

Our annual pajama/pyjama/PJ Day is coming up! Donations to this event support our Charitable Giving Program. 

Casa 4 Halloween photos

The children of Casa Four had a lovely celebration on Halloween.  They were very excited to share their costumes with their friends and partake in the different activities of the day.  It was a great opportunity for a class “show and share”. Take a look through their individual costumes in our Halloween 2019 photo album

Speaking of Halloween…

The students and staff definitely embraced the Halloween spirit this year. Check out the album of photos from all levels of the school: Halloween 2019 photo album.

Westmount Toddler autumn activities

The Toddlers at Westmount took advantage of all the wonderful things that Autumn has to offer – raking leaves, playing with pumpkins, hammering pumpkins, making apple sauce, carving pumpkin and, of course, dressing up for Halloween.  Happy autumn, everyone!

Casa student sewing

One of our 3-year-old students demonstrates concentration and hand-eye coordination as she sews a poppy for Remembrance Day:

Marty’s release party

Save the Date to join Miss Marty for her all ages music video screening and music release event – Nov. 22 at Museum London! 

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