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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 15, 2020

Dear MA Families,

2020-2021 Student Directory on the MA Parent Portal

The 2020-2021 Student Directory is now available on the MA Parent Portal! Please follow the steps below to access it:

  • Hover over the ‘Directories’ tab at the top of the screen.
  • Select ‘Student Directory 2020-2021’
  • To search for individual students, type in the student’s first or last name in the search bar.
  • To filter by classroom(s), select the checkmark(s) beside the Homerooms listed in the right column.

*NOTE: Families that opted out of the Student Directory during August Mailing have not been included in this directory**

YAAG Staff directory updates and changes

There are a few changes or clarifications to the staff directory

Office & Elementary
Amanda D. – ext. 204
Lisa E. – ext. 204
Extended Hours – ext. 230 
Angela – ext. 230 
(She’s so nice, we listed her twice 🙂 … but ext. 230 in the Library is where you will find Angela this school year.)

Junior High
Shawn – ext. 402
Kerry and Megan C. – ext. 405


Hot Lunch & Milk Forms due Friday

Reminder: We’re excited to begin our hot lunch and milk programs again in October. These forms are due with payment on or before Friday, September 18. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit, Visa, MasterCard or ApplePay. Please contact the Main Office at (519) 433-9121 or Tameka at if you have any questions.

Heads-up: Board message on Thursday

Watch your email on Thursday for a welcome message from our Board of Governors. 

First Week Photos!

Elementary Phys ed

It was so nice to see all of our students get back running cross country, playing soccer and frisbee and having fun together. 

UE Culture studies underway!

Upper Elementary classrooms are buzzing with excitement as kids work together on their first Culture projects of the school year. The Year Fours are learning their way around an atlas for their Mapping unit, while the Year Fives are creating giant cardboard displays of the layers of the atmosphere. The Year Sixes are taking things seriously; researching about our Canadian Government, but they still like to play with Lego. Just check out their awesome version of the Parliament Building!

To keep all this fun rolling, Carroll is busy sanitizing our tables and chairs! Good, clean fun in Upper Elementary!! 

From the community

Child & Youth Development Clinic, Western University upcoming events include:

Virtual Parent-Led Strategies for Child Anxiety (Anxiety Education/ Training 101) – join us Wednesday September 30 from 7-9 p.m. for this free virtual event. Registration opens Tuesday September 15 and is limited to 60 families. Register through this Eventbrite link:

READ-UP (Junior & Senior) – a 20-week program through the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region. The Read-Up program improves reading skills, promotes wellness and positive thinking; improves social-emotional skills for school success and is delivered 1:1 online by trained tutor/mentors. Please visit for further information or to register.

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