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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 31, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends,

Photo retakes are Friday

On Friday, please arrive at the Main Office (719 Waterloo) between 8:50-9 a.m. Photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Those who signed up will receive priority. A few reminders about Photo Retakes on Friday:
  • Parents MUST accompany their children for the retakes, as teachers cannot leave their classrooms.
  • Parents MUST ensure that their child(ren) arrive at their buildings after their photo is taken.

Parent-Child Visits!

We welcome our Casa parents into our classrooms to see Montessori in action starting this week. Please let your teachers know if there are siblings that require after-school care on your Parent-Child Visit so that we can plan for staffing.
  • Casa 3 – November 1
  • Casa 4 – November 2
  • Cas 2 & Waterloo – November 6
  • Casa 1 & Westmount – November 7
  • Elementary – November 15

Holiday Cookie Kits are now on sale

We are partnering with Growing Chefs for your Holiday Baking with our Holiday Cookie Kits! Each kit includes FROZEN cookie dough, cookie cutter, royal icing mix, piping bag & tip, and the complete recipe, and makes approximately 24 cookies … or one gingerbread house!
Our Gingerbread Cookie Dough Kits are $30. Online orders are due by Tuesday, November 14, 2023:
Pick up your order on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the school’s Administrative Office (719 Waterloo St.) after 3pm, and then keep it in the freezer until you are ready to bake!
Every purchase supports both Montessori Academy of London AND Growing Chefs! For questions about cookie dough orders, contact Tonya at or 519-433-9121 ext. 233.

Halloween Boo-ling wrap-up

One night every year MA-Zing Witches, Wolves, Unicorns, Bees, Dinosaurs, and even Mario and Luigi emerge for a night of bowling, fun and good friends. This year we had over 200 people attend, our largest turnout for Halloween Boo-Ling!
Thanks to you, we raised $3,000 for Junior High’s new Digital Media Lab! And thanks to the generosity of Joel Mclean and Infotech, plus a grant from the Jack and Barbara Hay Foundation, the lab is fully equipped with Macbooks and iMacs.  Funds raised at this event will be used to purchase microphones, controllers, headsets and other technology needed to allow students to design, create and record music, videos and other digital media content.  Thank you for making this happen!
See all you Ghosts and Goblins next year…

50/50 Raffle – Prize Winner

Louise Stevens, an MA grandparent, won the 50/50 Draw! Congratulations Louise! The total prize was $1,112.50. Thank you to everyone who participated. The remaining $1,112.50 will support the new Digital Media Lab at Junior High!

1000 Acts of Kindness Month

Casa 4 wanted to send out our sincerest and heartfelt thank you for your generous food bank donations through our 1000 Acts of Kindness month.  The children delighted in filling up our tubs and giving to others in need.  We were beyond touched by the outpouring of kindness.  What a special community we are part of.


In UE, the Year 6 students helped load the London Food Bank van with their 1000 Acts of Kindness donations!


Photos from the week

Happy Halloween

Keep your eyes on our social media accounts for more fun photos from today’s festivities!

Casa 1 activities

The Casa 1 students have enjoyed playing in the fallen leaves in the Oxford yard.


Halloween preparations

Last week some of our Casa students were practising their hammering skills while getting a pumpkin-ready for Halloween!


On Friday, Lower El 3 decorated pumpkins!

Westmount Casa’s first Gym class

Hip-hip-hooray! Westmount’s first gym class was so much fun — from the bumpy bus ride to the dance party at the end! Thanks, Dave, for making this morning so much fun that we can’t wait to come back soon!!

Lower El Montessori material and activities

Lower El 1 using some beautiful Montessori material and activities.
“What the hand does, the mind remembers.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori
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