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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 4, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,


PD Day on Friday and Holiday Monday

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families and friends! Friday is a PD Day; there is no school for our students. On Monday the school is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a wonderful long weekend. 🙂

Casa AND Toddler Picture Days next week

  • Westmount – Tuesday, Oct. 11
  • Waterloo Central – Wednesday, Oct. 12
  • Oxford – Thursday, Oct. 13
FYI: Picture retake day is November 4.
(EDIT: updated since the Buzz was sent to include Toddler in title.)

Report absences/lateness by phone

To report absences, early/late pick-up, or other messages to your child/ren’s teachers, please call the school and leave a message for the classroom. All class extensions can be found at the back of your Year at a Glance Calendar (PDF)(TIP: Save this PDF on your mobile device for quick access.)
If it is before or after school hours, you can dial the class extension to go straight to their voicemail. If it is during school hours, you will be forwarded to the classroom or their voicemail, if the teachers aren’t able to pick up. Reception is not responsible for forwarding emails to teachers; please call the school directly.

Join us on the Journey to Discovery

Offered every three years, the Journey to Discovery has been a transformative experience for our parents. 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. 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.
We invite families who have not gone on the Journey to join us this year for this two-day event in November. Please note that attendance on both Friday night and Saturday morning is required.

Space is very limited – maximum of 2 people per family.

Halloween Boo-Ling – Only 15 tickets left!

This is going to be our biggest Halloween bowling event yet! We are almost sold out of tickets. There are only 15 tickets left for the 6:40pm bowling time. The party starts at 5pm in the large party room – if you’re bowling at 6:40pm there will still be lots to do starting at 5pm! Join us for pizza, games, the arcade, ping pong and socializing in the Ping Pong room (across from the arcade). Purchase your tickets online
  • Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • Time: 5pm to 8pm
  • Location: Palasad South – 131 Pine Valley Blvd.
For more information or questions please email Tonya at

Sponsors Needed – our 55th Gala 

We are full steam ahead planning a VERY special 55th Anniversary celebration for Montessori Academy of London!
We require sponsors to breathe life into our “MA-Zing Circus” 55th Anniversary Family Gala! This all-ages family event will take place at the Hellenic Centre on Saturday, February 25, 2023 and include dinner, a performance by the Academy – Circus, DJ Rob and more!
View our sponsorship guide here (PDF) and/or contact Tonya Dendrinos, Development Director, at for more information.

FYI: Western Fair “Fair Share” fundraising results

Thanks to a partnership with Western Fair’s “Fair Share” program – we were able to share a discount on passes for the Western Fair to our community this year and a portion of each sale was donated to the school. Your tickets earned $220 for MA!

Free parent online workshop: ‘Intro to Positive Discipline’

Charlotte Peck is a 3-6 certified Montessori guide and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Charlotte has been using Positive Discipline in classrooms and with families for years, and has seen firsthand its powerful impact on children and those who care for them.
With implementing Positive Discipline, parents express feeling more confident and connected with their children, a deeper understanding of their child’s behavior (and their own), and a love for the practical applications of the tools and strategies at home. Find more information and a form to register online:

Photos from the week

Orange Shirt Day

Our Junior High students visited their younger peers throughout the day to read to the students and guide lessons on Orange Shirt Day.

The Pink Tower in Casa 2

Wolfe from Casa 2 loves working with the pink tower. The work helps the students develop visual and muscular perception of dimensions. In this photo, Wolfe is moving the smallest pink tower cube around the ledges of each cube, which helps him to understand the size difference between the cubes (the difference is 1 cm).

Casa 3 food preparation

A student in Casa 3 was so excited to have a lesson on food preparation!! Here he is spreading some jam on crackers that he will share with a friend! Not only is he learning how to safely handle food, but it is also a lesson on grace and courtesy.

Terry Fox Run

Thank you to the parents who joined us for the Terry Fox Run in Piccadilly Park on Wednesday. The rain held off and while it was cool out, the positive energy and support for all our runners warmed our hearts.


UE polling stations

At the polling station. Candidates for class prime minister, Solana Brew and Bren Birch, cast their votes along with their constituents.

From the Music Dept.

Lower El lessons

LE2 was spotted learning about cymatics. Take a peek at this short video on Instagram:

Senior Choir’s first practice

And it was not a bad start to Senior Choir – in this, a Musical year …

Last Call for Friday’s PD Day Camps

NEW: The Academy – Circus

The Academy – Circus is hosting a PD Day Camp for our students on Friday. Find details and register online: Minimum six enrollment to run the camp.


Join us for some fall season fun! For campers in SK-Grade 8 – register and find details on the website:


Hip Hop 101 Day Camp – try your hands at a little bit of DJing/beat making, graffiti, poetry & dance! Find the online registration form with all the details:
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