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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 11, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Legacy gift

Each year, our Graduating Class leaves behind a gift – a donation – to use towards something for future Junior high students. Thanks to the Graduating Class of 2022 we were able to purchase these beautiful picnic tables for the Junior High building. Now students can enjoy outdoor work in the Woodland peace garden (The garden was a gift from the Class of 2021!).

Take the Journey to Discovery

There are still some spaces available for this year’s Journey to Discovery! Please note that attendance on both Friday night and Saturday morning is required.
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Junior High Building at 742 Waterloo St. & Central Locations
  • Attendance is required both days.
  • A light lunch will be served Saturday afternoon.
Space is very limited – maximum of 2 people per family. RSVP through this Google Form:

Our Halloween Boo-Ling event

Tickets are sold out! To be placed on the waiting list please email Tonya at

We look forward to seeing everyone at this fun-packed event!


FYI: MA Parent Portal Tutorials

Based on some parent feedback, we’ve developed a series of very short online tutorials that will guide you through some of the most important places on the MA Parent Portal. More tutorials can be found under Resources /  Portal Tips.
  • Update Your Profile:
The school will send important information and notices via email, text message/SMS and mail throughout the year. Please ensure your contact information on your Contact Card in the MA Parent Portal is correct, and update it when necessary.
  • View the Student Directory:
Want to connect with a family outside school hours? Find phone and email information for your child’s friends in the directory.
  • Use the Portal Calendar:
School-year events can be found online under the Calendar tab.
  • Find your Child’s Classroom Page / Bulletin Board:
Each month your child’s teachers will share important classroom-specific information for the month ahead.

FYI: Forest City Little Music Makers

Did you know that our new Lower Elementary music teacher, Lisette, offers classes for parents and little ones too? Babies sessions are for Newborn to 9 months, and Mixed Ages is for birth to 5 years of age. Learn more on the Forest City Little Music Makers’ website:

Photos from the week

Toddler 1 & 2 baking for their socials

Socials are back this year – hooray! And so is in-class baking! Double-hooray! This week the Waterloo Toddlers in both classrooms practiced their Practical Life Skills baking for their Harvest Socials.
Toddler 2 baked apple crumble muffins, while Toddler 1 (pictured) baked a pumpkin loaf!

Westmount pumpkin project

We are Thankful for Ania (our parent rep) for spending her morning with us yesterday!  Look at the stuffed pumpkins we created!! Thank you for the great idea, what a beautiful centrepiece for the dinner table!

Westmount 1000 Acts / Humane Society visit

Westmount Casa would love to send a big shout out to the London Humane Society for coming to visit our classroom. Thank you for the book you left for our classroom library. We have been busy getting our bags ready so we can return them with donations for our furry friends as part of our #1000ActsofKindness this year!

Casa 1’s phys ed class

Casa 1 had a blast at the Gym during the first Phys Ed class of the year!

Hugs in Casa 3

Two best friends… Enough said. 🙂

Racks and Tubes

Last week, some of our Lower El 3 students were exploring math material – the racks and tubes.


Cross-country meet at Springbank

The UE and JH students headed over to Springbank Park last week for their cross-country meet.
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