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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 24, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Photo Retakes – sign-up form

Photo retake day this year is Friday, Nov. 3. If you would like your child/ren to retake their photo (or if they missed the original photo day), please fill out their information in this Google Sheet.
The location for retakes will be mentioned in next week’s Buzz, so please look out for that!

Halloween Boo-ling is Thursday!

The party starts at 5pm at Palasad South – 141 Pine Valley Blvd, London, ON N6K 3T6. Regardless of your bowling time, plan to come for the entire party! There will be games, activities and pizza in the Ping Pong room.
These FUN fundraising activities at the event will help raise money for Junior High’s new Digital Media Lab:
  1. Trick or Treat Spider game – Pick a spider off the web for $5 a play. Every spider wins a prize. Top prizes are gift cards for the Arcade, Fortnite, Roblox, Cineplex, Seychelles Swimwear, Palasad and Nintendo; 16 Trick or Treat Cups and 9 Trick or Treat Bags hold all kinds of surprise goodies.
  2. 50/50 Draw – If you missed out on advance tickets, 50/50 Tickets will be on sale with the draw at 7:50pm. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. One winner will win 50% of the ticket sales!
  3. These “Spooky” centrepiece arrangements will be on Silent Auction.

We will accept cash or cheques at the event. We can’t wait to see everyone in costume!

Register for the Journey to Discovery

NEW MA Families: This engaging hands-on activity presents the spectrum of traditional Montessori work to parents – taking you on an abbreviated version of your child’s Montessori journey from Toddler through Junior High.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 18, 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.
We invite families who have not gone on the Journey to join us this year for this two-day event in November.

Parent Board member — share your expertise with us!

MA-zing parents: Tomorrow is the deadline to apply to become a member of our Board of Governors. The Board has one vacancy for a parent governor this year. If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply via email with your CV and covering letter
All the details can be found on our website:

Photos from the week

1000 Acts of Kindness update

Casa donations for the foodbank have been accumulating! This week, Casa 1 helped pack up the big green van. Thank you to all of our families who donated so generously to this initiative.
Meanwhile, Junior High’s collection of new socks began last week, and they’re almost halfway to their goal of 519 pairs! Way to go, JH!


Toddler activities

Our Toddlers have been busy stacking, sorting, building and playing.

Casa Field trip – more horsing around

Thank you to Circle R Ranch for hosting the first Casa field trip of the school year! It was a perfect fall day for a wagon ride through the trees! What a great experience it was for many of our children who were able to overcome their fear of getting up on and riding a pony on their own for their very first time!  We hope to visit again!

Casa 3 – Halloween preparations!

Casa 3 is busy preparing for Halloween! Carving a pumpkin is such a fun sensory experience!


Upper El Culture lessons…

The Year 5 students recently finished up their study on Ancient China with a tea party and dumplings. They also performed some tai chi and learned about various topics to share with one another.


The Year 6 students studied the Black Plague. During the lesson, some of them fell ill and died. <eek emoji>

Safe food handling lesson in JH

We thank Jim from the Middlesex-London Health Unit for stopping by Junior High to increase the students’ knowledge of safe and responsible food handling!


From the community

Shaking the Movers workshop on Nov. 12

The Department of Childhood and Youth Studies at King’s University College at Western would like to share an exciting FREE opportunity for children ages 8- 13 years old to be involved in an initiative called ‘Shaking the Movers.’ This workshop developed by Senator Landon Pearson (Canada’s former Senator for Children) provides a fun, interactive opportunity for young people to become informed about their rights and share their opinions on matters that impact children’s lives.
This year’s theme focuses on Reconciliation and Places Where We All Belong. Ideas shared by the participants will be passed onto decision makers across Canada in an effort to better our world and ‘Shake the Movers.’
  • When: Sunday, November 12 – 10 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: The Boys and Girls Club London
  • Registration is required and FREE
  • FREE opportunity for children ages 8- 13 years old
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