Montessori Buzz – Sept. 19, 2023
Dear MA Families & Friends,
Choir shirts: Year 1-JH
If you have a performance shirt that’s in good shape from past years, there is no need to purchase a new one this year. In fact, if you have extras that are too small or that you no longer need, read on…
Choir shirt swap
If you are looking to make space in your ever-growing, MA-wear closet, please donate your gently used choir shirt(s) to another littler student. Drop-off at the Main Office from September 18 to 22.
Get a new-to-you shirt
Families looking to pick up a free, gently used choir shirt can stop by the main office veranda on Monday, Sept. 25, from 3:00-4:00PM. Available shirts will be given to families on a first come, first served basis. Quantities are based on how many donations we receive.
If you have ordered a shirt but find one at the shirt swap – we will gladly cancel and refund your order.
Save the date: Qdoba school dinner – Beaverbrook location
Buy your dinner at Qdoba’s Beaverbrook location on Thursday, Sept. 28 between 4pm and 8pm, and the school will receive 25% back as a donation!
Take-out or Dine-in orders all qualify as long as you show the QR Code at the register.
You can also order online from the Beaverbrook location using the Digital Code: QDOBAGIVES
Why not make it an event? Get your family and friends together and Dine in at the restaurant, or have a take-out party!
*Please note: Only orders taken at the QDOBA at 1371 Beaverbrook Location will count towards this fundraiser.
Accessible ramp and doors at 718 Waterloo!
We are thrilled that we can say our 718 Waterloo St. location now has an MA-zing new ramp and accessible doors! This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund. Funding partnerships like these are critical in helping us move towards our goal of making our school buildings barrier-free.
At Montessori Academy of London, we are committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We commit to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and we are committed to meeting the needs for people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s Accessibility laws.
And we’re not done yet. Stay tuned for more updates on our projects. In the meantime, as we work towards making all of our buildings barrier-free, we invite you to contact the school if you require accommodations when you visit our Montessori learning environments.
Visit our website: https://montessori.on.ca/accessibility/ for information on our commitment to accessibility.
UPDATED: Montessori Academy Terry Fox Run 2023
Montessori Academy is hosting a Terry Fox Run on Monday, September 25, 2023, in Piccadilly Park. This Run is for our Elementary and Junior High community. Students will run/walk with their class at a predetermined time at Piccadilly Park. Casa will host their own events at their locations. We ask students and teachers to bring in loose change so that the school can make a donation to aid the Terry Fox Foundation in cancer research. Parents, please come and join us and help carry the legacy of Terry Fox into the future.
Updated Montessori Academy Terry Fox Run Schedule!
1 lap of our school park is 400m… Our goal is to run 1000km as a school community!
Halloween Boo-Ling: Tickets selling fast!
Halloween Boo-Ling is our most popular annual event; we’ve sold over 100 tickets already! There are only a handful of bowling spots left for the 5:15 pm time slot. Book your tickets today before they are all gone! Find all the details and purchase tickets: Montessori.on.ca/Halloween
Thursday, Sept. 21, is the United Nations International Day of Peace. It is “a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.” Dr. Maria Montessori’s Peace Education is woven through traditional Montessori programs — from Toddler through Junior High; the goal is to support the development of the interpersonal skills needed to be a good citizen. This is encouraged throughout our curriculum through activities, discussion, self-reflection, conflict resolution and problem solving.
Photos from the week
Westmount Toddler work
Our Toddlers are getting into their practical life work. Practical life skills are an important part of the Montessori Toddler program. Children of this age have a natural desire to imitate the adults around them. Toddlers strive for independence and naturally love order and organization! Activities are carefully selected and prepared to be home-like, reflecting the activities of the adults they observe.
What a beautiful sight for our Westmount students! A full rainbow!
Toddler balancing act
Our Waterloo Toddlers spent some time last week finding the balance in life.
First music class of the year? Sounds good to us!
Upper Elementary math
Our Year 4 students have been making big numbers… into the quintillions!
UE collaborative art
Community is important in the Montessori environment. In Upper El, the students recently collaborated to create this art piece. This art piece was re-shared by Living Montessori Now, a leading source of Montessori information and resources, on its social media account as a beautiful example of Montessori art.
From the CCMA
Alumni input requested
The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators is looking for input from Montessori alumni: Montessori Alumni Voices (google.com). If you are alumni, or if you have an MA grad at home, this survey is for you!
From the Community
Kids Learn and Play – programs and PD Day Camps
We tried to align several of our PD Days with TVDSB this year, KLP is offering PA Day camps for several of our shared PD Days. Learn more on the KLP website: kidslearnandplay.ca