Montessori Buzz – June 11, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Happy Father’s Day We wish all of our fathers and father figures an incredible Father’s Day. Thank you for the love and caring you provide for our children. Friday is the Elementary Drop-in & 711 Waterloo Open House! Here’s your chance to take a look through our recently renovated spaces. […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 4, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Family & Friends is Thursday! We can’t wait to see everyone at Storybook! There will be food for sale in the Village Square, or you can bring a picnic to enjoy. The rides and splash pad will be open, so pack a swimsuit and towel. Some notes: No extended hours […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 28, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Our Artisan Market is Friday! This Friday, swing by the gym right after you pick up your children from school! There will be 24 amazing local vendors selling handmade products, delicious baked goods, treats, coffee, and plants. Plus, we’ll have glitter tattoos and a used book sale!  www.montessori.on.ca/artisan-market/ Friday May 31, […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 21, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Our Family & Friends event is June 6 We hope to see you at the Family & Friends event at Storybook Gardens on Thursday, June 6! There will be food for sale in the Village Square, or you can bring a picnic to enjoy. The rides and splash pad will […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 14, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Art Expo is tomorrow! Join us in Brescia’s Mercato Room in Clare Hall between 6-8pm. Parking in all the lots around Clare Hall is free during this event. Thank you, Gold sponsor Iceberg Digital Marketing! We are thrilled to announce Iceberg Digital Marketing as a Gold Sponsor of the 2024 Art Expo.  Iceberg Digital […]

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Board opportunity – Community Member

BOARD OF GOVERNORS  1 community member The Governance of Montessori Academy is the responsibility of a volunteer board consisting of a committed group of alumni, alumni parents, current parents, community members and ex-officio school officers with a passion for education and the growth and development of children. To learn more about our current Board members, […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 7, 2024

Thank you, Art Expo Sponsors! Thank you to all our Art Expo sponsors! These special events are only made possible by your support. Don’t miss Art Expo 2024 next Wednesday, May 15, 6-8 pm, at Brescia’s Mercato Room! Community Match Campaign update Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Community Match Campaign so […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 30, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Art Expo is May 15 Join us for an MA-zing night of creativity and community! Art Expo 2024 is Wednesday, May 15 at Brescia’s Mercato Room between 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will feature the artwork and creation of students in Senior Casa through Junior High! Thank you, Gold Sponsor MS2! […]

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Community Match Campaign

Will you rise to the Challenge? Dear MA Families & Friends, Rise to the Challenge! Join our Board of Governors in helping us reach this year’s goal. At the beginning of this school year, we sent home a letter asking for your help with the upcoming 2024 Summer Repair Schedule. As we continue to invest […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 23, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Our Spring Assembly is tomorrow Join us Wednesday for our Spring Assembly. Students in Casa, Elementary, and Junior High will perform. Please have your children at Centennial Hall by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – 6 p.m. start. Centennial Hall – 550 Wellington St, London There is no extended hours […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 16, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Grandparents Day: more details soon… We can’t wait to see our Grandparents and Special Friends in May! Please watch for a letter with either a sign-up Google form link or details on what your classroom’s visit will look like that day. Letters will be sent to you via your Parent […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 9, 2024

ear MA Families & Friends, Save the date: Art Expo is May 15! Join us for an MA-zing evening of creativity and community! It’s going to be an art-rageous interactive experience featuring the creative projects of students in Casa through Junior High. “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 2, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Monday is a PD Day We’ve moved our April PD Day to Monday, April 8. See the message from the Health Unit below for information on how to enjoy the Total Solar Eclipse safely. Interim Reports – Casa, LE & UE Reports available Friday at 3 p.m. On Friday, […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 26, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, The school is closed Friday and Monday Welcome back from March Break… we have a few more days off coming right up! The school will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Our April PD Day is now Monday, April 8 to align with the TVDSB and LCSB. Save […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 5, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, March Break The school is closed for our two-week March Break, including the administrative office. School resumes on Monday, March 25. Enjoy your break! Heads-up for when we return:   On March 29 and April 1 – The school will be closed for the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays. Monday, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 27, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Elementary Hot Lunch Registration Opens Friday The last round of hot lunch will begin on March 25 and run until June 21. The deadline to order your child/ren’s lunches is March 18. Most items require you to select different options for the meal, so please read each item carefully, as […]

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Montessori Buzz – February 20, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Winter Family Fun Fest is Sunday! This is the last week to buy tickets. Get your tickets for THIS SUNDAY’s Winter Family Fun Fest! Don’t miss the Magic Show, Obstacle Course, Games, Prizes, DJ Rob, 519 School of Hip Hop and more!  Buy your tickets online today at https://montessori.on.ca/funfest/ (Psst…. It’s […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 13, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Friday is a PD Day, Monday is Family Day Friendly reminder that Friday is a PD Day and there is no school for our students. On Monday, the school will be closed for the Family Day holiday. Last call: PD Day Camps for Friday Academy Circus: https://www.theacademycircus.com/events 519 School of Hip […]

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2024-2025 PD Days and Holidays

Key dates for 2024-2025 First Day of school – Tuesday, Sept. 3 PD Day – Friday, Oct. 11 aligns with TVDSB PD Day – Friday, Nov. 15  aligns with TVDSB Winter Break Last day of school is Friday, Dec. 20 Week of Dec. 23  Week of Dec. 30 – School resumes on Monday, Jan. 6 […]

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Montessori Buzz – February 6, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Re-enrolment is due Friday!   Re-enrolment for the 2024-2025 school year is due this Friday, February 9. Please log into the MA Parent Portal to complete the online process – it takes about five minutes. Submitting post-dated cheques for the balance of tuition is also appreciated by Friday.  Questions? Please contact Victoria […]

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ECE Supply Staff – Casual/ On-call

Supply Staff – Early Childhood Educators Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Toddler and Casa staff, MA seeks Supply Teachers with early childhood education experience to be on-call to work on a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 30, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Winter Family FUN FEST tickets are on sale now Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 10am to 2pm at BGC London Join us for a day of family fun! The Winter Family Fun Fest is an indoor fun fair with a unique and exciting Magic Balloon Show, inflatables, games, prizes, DJ […]

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MA Tuition letter for 2024-2025

Dear MA Families, “The purpose of education must be to elevate the individual … the children of today will make the discoveries of tomorrow.”  ~ Dr. Maria Montessori, The London Lectures 1946   What an incredible, yet exciting role we have to elevate the students here at MA. I am so grateful to be a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 23, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Re-enrolment messages this week It’s that time of year! Re-enrolment opens on Friday. Keep your eyes out for two important emails this week: Wednesday afternoon – Tuition letter and school update from Tina. There’s a lot of important information in this message. Please take a few moments Wednesday afternoon to read […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 16, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, New Payment Method: E-Transfer We are now accepting e-transfers to payments@montessori.on.ca.  This method of payment may be used for donations and fees such as enrolment deposits, lunch fees, activity fees, extended hours, etc.  When using this method of payment, please include your child’s name and payment/donation details in the message section. Due […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 9, 2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, Sibling applications are due Friday Applications to MA for siblings of current students for the 2024-2025 School Year are due by this Friday, January 12.  We continue to receive a high volume of applications for our Toddler and Casa programs, and would like to provide priority to our current MA […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 19, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Our Winter Concert is tonight! Our students in Casa through Junior High have been practising regularly in preparation for tonight’s performance. Please bring your performers to the venue for 5:30 p.m. The concert will start at 6 p.m. There is parking in various lots close to Centennial Hall, including: Central […]

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December 2023 Reports are ready

Dear MA Families, How did we get to December?! Time seems to be flying by this year as we have moved into a full calendar of activities across the school; it feels so good to see our community thriving. We are so grateful to have our parents in our classroom spaces – thank you for […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 12, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Progress Reports will be ready Friday Watch for an email with a link to the MA Parent Portal on Friday afternoon. Moving Up Parent Information Sessions: RSVP by Friday Families with a student moving up to a new level in September 2024 are invited to attend our Parent Information Sessions […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 5, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, 2024-2025 Financial Support Applications Now Open Applications for Financial Support opened last week on Friday and are due by Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.  All families currently enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to apply.  Full details on how to apply, along with a Financial Support FAQ can be […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 28, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Financial Support for 2024-2025  Applications for Financial Support will open on Friday, December 1, through Apple Financial Services, and are due by Monday, January 8, 2024. All families currently enrolled in Toddler through Junior High are eligible to apply for support. Full details on how to apply, along with a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 21, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Pajama Day is Friday! By Evie, Emma and Solana On Friday, November 24, there will be a special event that our school holds every year, Pajama Day! Children are encouraged to wear their pj’s to school and bring in any loose change they can find around the house to help […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 7, 2023

Reminder: Monthly Extended Hours Families who want care for the month of December must register by November 15. We cannot guarantee the availability of space if registration is not received by then. Please register through the following link: https://montessoriacademy.campbrainregistration.com/. School Closure Communication policy – Severe Weather In the event of severe weather, the Academy will make […]

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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 […]

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Spirit Wear Orders are Open!

Dear MA Families & Friends, Great news! Trailblazer Spirit Wear is now available to order! Show your Montessori pride with our new team logo on sweats, T-shirts and hats. Order yours using this PDF form or complete the printed flyer coming home in Blue Bags today. Orders are due on Nov. 10. Payment accepted at […]

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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 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 17, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Policy reminder: Delayed Start As noted in the 2023-2024 Parent Handbook and your printed Year at a Glance Calendar (PDF), in the case of extremely bad driving conditions (ie. due to ice, not fog; and when TVDSB buses to city schools are cancelled), the school leadership may decide on a ‘delayed start’ to […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 10, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Monthly Extended Hours Reminder Families who want care for the month of November must register by Sunday, Oct. 15. We cannot guarantee the availability of space if registration is not received by then. Please register online: https://montessoriacademy.campbrainregistration.com/. Elementary/JH Remembrance Day Assembly Elementary and Junior High families: please join us for our […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 3, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, PD Day and Thanksgiving Our first PD Day of the school year is Friday; there is no school for the children. On Monday the school is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Outdoor Movie night is Thursday: Encanto We are excited about Thursday’s Outdoor Movie Night at our Oxford location. We’ve […]

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MA Board of Governors Welcome Message 2023-2024

Dear MA Families & Friends, “Welcome!” to those of you who are new to our community and “Welcome Back!” to our returning families. It’s so wonderful to have you here! For those of you who might not know me yet, I am Melissa and I am the President of the Board of Governors – the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 26, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, There is a lot of important information in this Buzz for all levels of the school. Please take a few minutes to read through this Buzz. Thanks! Elementary Construction reminder With the progress on our renovations, we have a change in routine for Elementary Early Hours and morning drop-off for […]

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3 New Board Members – volunteer opportunity

Update: New deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct. 25. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  The Governance of Montessori Academy is the responsibility of a volunteer board consisting of a committed group of alumni, alumni parents, current parents, community members and ex-officio school officers with a passion for education and the growth and development of children. To learn more […]

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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 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 12, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Elementary Photos this week… Yesterday Lower El families received a text about photos being postponed until Thursday. Upper El photos will be taken on Wednesday as planned, weather permitting. The weather outlook is calling for partly cloudy skies with a low chance of rain on Wednesday and Thursday — perfect […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept 5, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, A message from our Principal Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both returning and new families to what I feel is the most amazing place to be – our School!! This […]

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Montessori Buzz – Aug 30 Update

Hello MA Families, To say we are excited to welcome your children back to our school on Tuesday, Sept. 5, is an understatement. We are thrilled to be opening our doors to kick off another MA-zing school year and extend a most sincere welcome to our new families and students! Remember back in June when […]

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Elementary yard staff – 2023-2024

Do you enjoy working with children, and a fun, energetic environment? Montessori Academy of London seeks candidates for yard/playtime staff to supervise Elementary age students from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday. Candidates must have experience working with children, plus current First Aid and CPR training, a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check, and […]

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RFP – Vision and Mission Statements 2023

Experienced marketing communications agencies are invited to submit a proposal to Montessori Academy of London (MA) in response to the Request For Proposal linked below for support and guidance developing new Vision and Mission statements for the school. MA seeks a partner to re-envision and re-define our Vision and Mission statements, which were developed before […]

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August 2023 Info is ready on the portal

Dear MA Families, This August Buzz is always a long message, but it replaces a BIG mailing that we used to send home with important information and forms to complete. Please take a few minutes to carefully read through this Buzz, complete the online forms, and review the August letter for your children’s classrooms on […]

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ECE Yard Staff 2023-24 school year

Do you enjoy working with children, and a fun, energetic environment? Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Toddler and Casa staff, MA seeks experienced candidates for yard/playtime staff to supervise students […]

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The Last Buzz of 2022-2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Extended Hours for 2023-2024 Reminder: Annual Extended Hours registrations for the 2023-2024 school year are due by this Friday, June 30.  Families who want care on a monthly basis must register no later than the 15th of the previous month (ie. Register for October by Sept. 15). For a […]

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Board Year-end Message June 2023

Dear Montessori Academy of London Families & Friends, As the 2022-2023 school year comes to an end, it is an opportunity to reflect and celebrate an MAzing year. For some, like myself, it was a year of firsts. For those of you who have been part of this special community for some time, it was […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 20, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, June Final Reports available Friday! For our Casa, Elementary and Junior High students, June Final Reports will be available in the MA Parent Portal on Friday at 3 pm. How to access your child’s progress report: Login to the MA Parent Portal https://montessori.myschoolapp.com Select your child’s name in the top […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 13, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Register by June 30 for Extended Hours Please submit your annual registration online for Extended Hours for September 2023 before June 30 to reserve your place: https://montessoriacademy.campbrainregistration.com/ Friends and extended family – Buzz permission If you are an extended family member or friend of the school, please email Linda, Communications […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 6, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Family & Friends is Thursday; no after-school Extended Hours that day We hope to see you at the Family & Friends event at Storybook Gardens on Thursday! There will be food for sale in the Village Square, or you can bring a picnic to enjoy. REMINDER: There is no after-school Extended […]

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FILLED: EA for Private Client – Grade 6 student

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity; the job has been filled.   Do you have interest in teaching neurodiverse children? One of our families is hiring an Educational Assistant to work with an amazing 12 year old, in Grade 6, who happens to have Down Syndrome. Are you organized, confident, physically fit, self […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 30, 2023

Gym Wear orders for 2023-2024 For students in Elementary and Junior High, please complete the PDF form linked below, and return it to Tameka at tbrown@montessori.on.ca on or before June 23. Reminder: we now accept cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Apple Pay. Tameka will have samples in the office until Wednesday, June 21. If you need […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 23, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Annie Jr.: That’s a wrap! Wow, just wow. Thank you to the hard-working students and faculty who put together a truly magical musical performance this year! Families and friends of the school raved over the performances by our incredibly talented students. One of our parents commented: “It’s evident how Montessori […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 16, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Musical: Opening night is tonight! Last call for TICKET SALES! Purchase tickets online now to book the best available seat and avoid disappointment: https://Montessori.on.ca/musical. If you haven’t gotten your tickets already for tonight’s show, tickets will be available for sale at the Box office when you arrive – if there are […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 9, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, The Musical is next week! Sets have been built. Rehearsals are happening. The students and staff are working hard this week in preparation for the big show that premiers next Tuesday!! Seats are filling up, so book your ticket now to get the best available seats! www.montessori.on.ca/musical/  Thank you, Carfax – Gold […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 2, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Musical: ‘Annie Jr.’ is just 2 WEEKS away!! The students and faculty have been working around the clock to bring ‘Annie Jr.’ to the stage in a special musical production and cannot wait for you to see it! Buy your tickets online today to make sure you get a great […]

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FILLED: Job Opportunity: Toddler Teacher (RECE) for September 2023

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity in our school; the vacancy has been filled. FILLED: JOB POSTING – TODDLER TEACHER Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. If you see the potential in every child and aspire […]

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New Community Board Member

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: BOARD OF GOVERNORS COMMUNITY MEMBER The Governance of Montessori Academy is the responsibility of a volunteer board consisting of a committed group of alumni, alumni parents, current parents, community members and ex-officio school officers with a passion for education and the growth and development of children. To learn more about our current Board […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 25, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Musical tickets on sale now! Leapin’ Lizards! “Annie Jr.” is coming to the Wolf for three shows: May 16 at 6:30 pm, May 17 at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm! Tickets available online: https://montessori.on.ca/musical/ or https://www.eventbrite.ca/cc/annie-jr-2054509   Thank you, Iceberg Digital Marketing We are pleased to announce Iceberg Digital Marketing has joined Annie Jr. as a Gold […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 18, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Musical tickets are on sale! Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming school musical, “Annie Jr.,” taking place on May 16 and 17 at Wolf Performance Hall! Performances & times: May 16 – 6:30 p.m. May 17 – 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online on The Wolf’s EventBrite […]

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FILLED: Job Opportunity – EA for UE student (private client)

One of Montessori Academy’s families is hiring for an Educational Assistant for their child who is moving up to Grade 4 in September 2023.  WHERE: Montessori Academy of London in London, Ontario WHEN: to start September 2023, with all school holidays and MA PD days off; annual contract position HOURS: Minimum of 25 hours per […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 11, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Save the date: Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day is May 26 We’re so excited to have our Grandparents and Special Friends join us on May 26 for short visits in the classrooms! We recently sent home two postcards – one for each side of the family. You’ll receive a letter with […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 28, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminders: Pick-up We kindly ask parent to promptly move on after retrieving your child during pick-up so more families can access parking spots. We also appreciate your help in being good neighbours; please do not turn around in or block our neighbours’ driveways along Piccadilly. Plantables sale in support of […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 7, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, CHF Event is FRIDAY! Beach Day (Toddler-UE) and Jersey Day (Junior High) are this Friday, March 10! Our Junior High students can “sport” a jersey of choice, either their own or of their favourite sports player. Students in Elementary and Casa can dress in appropriate beach attire (no bathing suits) […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 28, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Winter Concert is tonight A friendly reminder that our Winter Concert is tonight at Centennial Hall starting at 6 p.m. Parents are responsible for picking their children up from school or extended hours and taking them to the venue for 5:30pm. Doors will open at 5:45pm. See you there! Camp Discovery registration […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 21, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Camp Discovery registration opens on Friday at 9 a.m. MA Toddler and Casa families can register for Camp Discovery 2023 starting at 9 am on Friday through the MA Parent Portal. 2022 Tuition Receipts Please watch your email inbox this week for 2022 receipts for Tuition, Extended Hours, and Camp. […]

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PD Days and Holidays – 2023-2024

October 6 – aligns with TVDSB November 17 – aligns with TVDSB Last day of school is December 22 Winter Break: December 25-January 5 First day back is January 8, 2024 February 16 March Break: Week 1 – March 11-15 – aligns with TVDSB Week 2 – March 18 April 19 – aligns with TVDSB […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 14, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Friday is a PD Day & Monday is Family Day The office will be open on Friday, though teachers will be in all-day sessions; the office will close at 3 p.m. on Friday so that the faculty and staff can gather together as our staff holiday gathering was thwarted by […]

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MA Strategic Direction – 2022-2027

Dear MA Families and Friends, On behalf of our Board of Governors, we are pleased to share Montessori Academy’s Strategic Direction for 2022-2027. This document provides a high-level view of the school’s priorities for the next five years, and represents the culmination of a year-long process to review, reconsider and recalibrate our direction as we […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 7, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Re-Enrolment due this Friday, February 10 Re-enrolment is due this Friday to secure your child(ren)’s space for the 2023-2024 school year.  All required forms are available in the MA Parent Portal and take less than 5 minutes per child to complete.  If you have questions about enrolment or tuition for the upcoming school year, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 31, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, 2023-2024 Re-Enrolment is now open! Re-enrolment for the 2023-2024 school year opened last week on Friday and is due by Friday, February 10.  Please login to the MA Parent Portal to confirm your child(ren)’s space for the upcoming school year.  Full instructions for re-enrolment are available here, or on the “2023-2024 Re-Enrolment” resource […]

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Re-enrolment for 2023-2024 is now open

Dear Montessori Academy Families, Re-enrolment is now open, and we are already planning for the new school year! We invite you to complete our online re-enrolment to confirm your child’s place in our program for the 2023-2024 school year. The deadline to complete the following steps is Friday, February 10, 2023; the process takes about five […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 24, 2023

Re-enrolment opens on Friday Online re-enrolment for current families opens on Friday. Watch for an email with a link Friday afternoon. The deadline to re-register your children for the 2023-2024 school year is Feb. 10. Tuition letter for 2023-2024 Please see this year’s Tuition Letter from Tina Sartori, our Executive Director: MA Tuition Letter 2023-2024.pdf Elementary Hot […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 17, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Moving Up sessions UE to JH session is Thursday Our Moving Up: Upper Elementary to Junior High session is this Thursday at 3:45pm. This session is for parents of our Year 6 students; please join us at the Junior High building to learn all about this level of our […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 10, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Sibling applications due Friday Applications to MA for siblings of current students are due by this Friday, January 13, to reserve a spot in our programs for the 2023-24 School Year. We would like to provide priority to our current MA families before new admissions are offered in March.   […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 20, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, PD Day and Winter Break Friday is a PD Day; there is no school for the children. The Office will close on Friday at 11 a.m. so that faculty and staff can attend their holiday social. The school is closed from Dec. 26-Jan. 6. First day back is Monday, Jan. […]

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Progress Reports are Ready – December 2022

Dear MA Families, Thank you for your continued support as we traverse through yet another interesting year! I really hope I can stop saying this in the near future…. no one expected the end of fall to be filled with so much illness, of all different kinds. We can appreciate the pressure and exhaustion it […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 13, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Save the Date: Winter Concert in February There is no Holiday Concert in December. Instead, we’ll host a Winter Concert on Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at the Forest City Community Church. More details will be shared in the Buzz and on classroom calendars closer to the date. Progress Reports ready […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 6, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Last chance to get Early Bird Gala tickets! Today is the very LAST DAY to purchase your tickets at the Early Bird pricing.  Almost 200 tickets are gone already! Don’t miss out on the biggest celebration of the year! Buy your tickets today at the Early Bird pricing! https://montessori.on.ca/gala/ For more […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 29, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Financial Support applications open Friday Applications for Financial Support will open on Friday, December 2, through Apple Financial Services, and are due by Monday, January 9, 2023. NEW for 2023-2024: Families are eligible to apply to the program after completing only one year at Montessori Academy instead of two. All families currently enrolled […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 22, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, The MA-Zing Circus – 55th Anniversary Family Gala Presented by the Hannay Family EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES STARTS TODAY! Don’t miss out on Gala tickets for your family or the early bird pricing! Purchase your tickets online at Montessori.on.ca/gala The first 55 Early Birds will be entered in to win a free […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 15, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Heads-up: Drop-off Wednesday We’ve been informed by the City that Waterloo Street, from Piccadilly to Kenneth, will be blocked Wednesday morning; but access to these streets will still be available for drop off, it may just be a bit busy. Please plan accordingly. Thanks in advance for your patience. Masking […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 8, 2022

What’s for Dinner?! – Holiday edition “What’s for Dinner?!” is a frozen meal pick-up event in partnership with Growing Chefs’ Ontario.  Montessori Academy of London and Growing Chefs’ Ontario have partnered to bring your child’s favourite hot lunch meals home for dinner. This year’s Holiday Special is a Gingerbread Cookie Dough Kit, with everything required […]

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FILLED: Job Opportunity: Toddler Teacher

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. The position has been filled. JOB POSTING – TODDLER TEACHER Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. If you see the potential in every child and aspire to guide them in […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 1, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, 1000 Acts of Kindness Toddler & Casa Our Toddler & Casa locations collected donations for the London Middlesex Humane Society over the past month. Thank you to all of our families who brought it goods to support the animals in the LMHS’s care right now. Lower Elementary WOW! We came […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 25, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Photo Retakes – sign-up form Photo retake day this year is Friday, November 4. 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 the Google Sheet linked below. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xZjRCEirtlCAoW5DrJmfeZIKxEb6vwh3YYCWH8m_K7s/edit?usp=sharing The location for retakes will be […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 18, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,   Update on CWELCC for Toddler and Casa Toddler and Casa Families: Please see the following PDF attachment/letter from Tina Sartori, Executive Director, about the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) program. Montessori Academy CWELCC Communication – FINAL.pdf Changes to our Financial Support program Updated information regarding 2023-2024 applications […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 11, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Legacy gift Each year, our Graduating Class leaves behind a gift – a donation – to use towards something for future Junior high students. Thanks to the Graduating Class of 2022 we were able to purchase these beautiful picnic tables for the Junior High building. Now students can enjoy outdoor […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 4, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminders 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 […]

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Board President’s Welcome Message 2022-2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, If you are new to our school community – ‘Welcome!’ We are so happy you are here. To our returning families – ‘Welcome Back!’ How wonderful and comforting to begin the school year embracing the normal we have all missed these past couple of years. Never have the words welcome back been […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 27, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Message from Kristen Piccadilly Park protocols Over the past year, there has been more of the homeless population spending time in Piccadilly Park. Since our Elementary and Junior High students use the park at playtime Tina, Rob (our Yard Staff Supervisor) and I met with an officer from the London […]

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FILLED – EA for Year 1 student (private client)

thank you for your interest in this opportunity – the role has been filled. One of our families is hiring for an Educational Assistant for their child in Year 1 at our school. Please contact the parents (Natalya and Igor: karp.natalya@gmail.com and igor.karp@gmail.com) directly with questions or to apply for this opportunity. Thanks! WHERE: Montessori […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 20, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Family Boo-ling Halloween Party – get tickets online! Join us for our Annual Halloween Boo-Ling Party! Connect with other MA families and friends at this FUN, Family, Fundraising Party for Montessori Academy of London! Thursday, October 27, 2022 5:00pm to 8:00pm Palasad South 141 Pine Valley Blvd, London, ON N6K 3T6 […]

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Board recruitment: New community member

DEADLINE EXTENDED until December 2, 2022 Montessori Academy of London’s Board of Governors Montessori Academy of London’s Board of Governors seeks a community member to join their board to replace an outgoing Governor completing their term. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise and knowledge in Human Resources, Information Technology, and/or Diversity, Equity and […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 13, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Picture Day is tomorrow – Elementary & Junior High Elementary and Junior High students will have their photos taken Wednesday. Toddler & Casa students will have their photos taken in October. MA Outdoor Family Movie Night! Back by popular demand! We will be hosting an outdoor family movie night for […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 6, 2022

Dear MA Families and Friends, Message from Kristen Crouse, Principal Welcome! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both returning and new families to what I feel is the most amazing place to be! Our School!! This year we […]

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Montessori Buzz – Aug. 30, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Message from Tina Sartori, Executive Director Welcome back to the best school community in the city! We can’t wait to see our returning families and establish connections with those parents and students who are new to MA on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 6. The fall is filled with […]

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August Info is now available

Dear MA Families & Friends, ACTION REQUIRED: August information and forms are ready to be reviewed August Classroom letters and forms that need to be completed prior to the start of school are now available on the MA Parent Portal. All items must be reviewed and completed as necessary by Friday, August 26. Follow the […]

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FILLED — Maintenance Staff – full-time position 2022

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS OPPORTUNITY WITH OUR SCHOOL, THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Montessori Academy of London (MA) seeks an experienced, professional, maintenance worker for a hands-on day position performing all necessary repairs and maintenance to multiple school buildings and properties, including several updated century homes. MA supports 330 students ranging from […]

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The Last Buzz of 2021-2022!

Dear MA Families & Friends, ATTENTION: Returning MA Families Login changes coming soon to the MA Parent Portal Our platform provider for the MA Parent Portal (Blackbaud), is updating their security measures.  This will affect how parents login to the MA Parent Portal moving forward.  In mid-July, we will send you an email with an […]

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Board Year-end message June 2022

Dear Montessori Academy of London Families, As I’ve been contemplating my message for this 2021-2022 school year, the words vitality and reconnection kept entering my thoughts. Vitality as “the state of being strong and active” and reconnection, “to be joined again.” September saw a return to the classroom and throughout the school year things started […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 22, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, (Corrected) June Progress Reports available THURSDAY For our Casa, Elementary and Junior High students, June Progress Reports will be available in the MA Parent Portal on Thursday at 3 pm. (This has been updated since we originally sent the Buzz with the wrong day noted). How to access your child’s […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 14, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Staffing Update We are excited to welcome Kristine Musgrove to our MA-zing teaching team to assist in our Upper Elementary music programs. Kristine has a Ph.D. in Music Education from Western, as well as a Master of Science in Music Education from Florida International University in Miami. Kristine brings to […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 7, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Family & Friends at Storybook is Thursday! The registration form closed on May 30, but don’t worry if you didn’t fill it out. Any MA families can still join us on Thursday for this year-end social! 🙂 Registration was to provide Storybook Gardens a rough number of attendees because they’re selling food […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 31, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Purple and Green Shirt Day is June 6 From the Junior High students: On Monday, June 6, 2022, we will honour the five members of the Afzaal family by wearing purple or green shirts. A committee of Junior High students in partnership with the Youth Council Combating Islamophobia (YCCI) is […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 24, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Our Artisan Market is Friday!  We’ve timed this event so you can head to the market right after dismissal! The Artisan Market will take place between 3:30pm to 8:00pm at Colborne St. Church (711 Colborne) in the gymnasium. Please enter off of Piccadilly. Bring Cash! Vendors will only accept cash, and […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 17, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Friday is a PD Day and Monday is a holiday Friday is a PD Day; there is no school for the students, but the school is open. The school will be closed on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday. Enjoy a safe and happy long weekend! See you on Tuesday! Used […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 10, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Art Expo is tomorrow Tomorrow is our biennial school art show, Art Expo! Showcasing the work of our Senior Casa through Year 8 students, it’s going to be a fun night of visual art, dance, improv and much more! The event takes place between 6-8 p.m. in the Mercato Hall […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 3, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Art Expo is May 11! The Year 2 students are studying Pablo Picasso and are creating portraits inspired by the cubism style. Marcus exclaimed that this was the best piece of art he’s ever done. “I’m an Artist! Will you put this in the Art Expo, Meghan?” Oh my goodness! […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 26, 2022

Pick-up in Elementary Courtyard Now that restrictions have eased, our Elementary parents are invited back into the courtyard at dismissal! We’ll continue to walkie talkie from the sidewalks as necessary, but you are welcomed to come through the gate to meet your children after school! 🙂 Thank you, MA Volunteers! Happy National Volunteer Week! We […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 19, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Art Expo 2022! The time was erroneously noted in last week’s Buzz. Please join us for Art Expo 2022 on May 11 between 6-8 pm as we celebrate an MA-zing year of creativity and community!   Golf for Education – Early Bird Registration! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $175 if you register before […]

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Register for the MA Golf Tournament

Register Now for Montessori’s Charity Golf Tournament REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 30 FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING, AND TO BE ENTERED INTO OUR EARLY BIRD DRAW Join us for Montessori Academy of London’s first Charity Golf Tournament! All proceeds from this tournament will support our school’s Library project. REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 30, 2022, TO RECEIVE: EARLY BIRD […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 12, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, The school is closed on Friday and Monday The school is closed on Friday and Monday in observance of the Good Friday and Easter Monday stat holidays. School resumes on Tuesday. Enjoy your long weekend! 🙂 Welcome back, Sara Heald! If you popped by the Office last week you may […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 5, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, A message from Tina For over two years, on so many different fronts and levels I have battled COVID and actually find it fitting, it literally finally got me. I mean it has broken me many times, but now it is the real deal! I tested positive on a RAT […]

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Interim Reports are Ready – April 1, 2022

Dear MA Parents, Today in the MA Parent Portal you will have access to your child’s Interim Progress Report if they are in Casa or Years 1 to 6. These reports are a checklist style and provide a high level review of your child’s experience in the classroom and academic progress from January to the […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 29, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Updates from Tina I have a bunch of items to share with you and thought some short and sweet bullets would do the trick for all the scanners out there! Monday, April 4  Although our continued masking requests ends on this date, anyone is welcomed to continue wearing them. COVID […]

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2022-2023 PD Days and Holidays

The Year at a Glance is finalized in early July each year. The school year events can be found on this website under Calendar/Events and on the MA Parent Portal under the Calendar section. Sept. 6 – First day of school Oct. 7 – PD day Nov. 18 PD day (same as TVDSB) Dec. 22- […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 22, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: 711 Waterloo St. renovation plans delayed It was our hope to complete a significant renovation this summer on the main and lower level of 711 Waterloo Street – our Elementary location – as well as some work to the LE1 learning environment. Unfortunately, this will not be able to […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 18, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, I hope the last two weeks offered just what each of you needed; whether it was quiet time away, days filled with adventures or just enjoying the fact that there was no pressure from daily routines. Most importantly, let’s celebrate that for the first time in two years, we ARE returning […]

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Job Posting: Summer Day Camp Counsellors – Camp Discovery 2022

Montessori Academy of London seeks day camp counsellors to provide stimulating, enriched programming to campers ages 4-6 in July and August. Camp Discovery inspires young campers to explore, learn and discover their world through stimulating and engaging activities. It’s a day camp in the Montessori tradition. Camp sessions are held at Montessori Academy’s downtown location […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 1, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Talking to children about current events We are aware of the impact current events can be having on families – and on our children. Our hearts go out to any families and friends of the school who may be impacted directly or indirectly by the conflicts in the Ukraine, Syria, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 2, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Early/Extended Hours program update Effective tomorrow, we will offer Early Hours starting at 7:30 a.m. However, we still need to end extended care at 5 p.m.; and we are not yet able to offer occasional use of the Toddler & Casa Extended Hours program. We hope that we’ll be able […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 15, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Family Day holiday The school will be closed on Monday for the Family Day holiday. We hope you enjoy the long weekend!!   2022-2023 PD Days and March Break Sept. 6 – First day of school Oct. 7 – PD day Nov. 18 PD day (same as TVDSB) Dec. 22 […]

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Montessori Buzz- Feb. 8, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, PD Day on Friday Friendly reminder that there is no school for our students on Friday. 2022-2023 Re-Enrolment due this Friday Re-enrolment for the 2022-2023 School Year is due by this Friday, February 11.  The online re-enrolment forms must be completed through the MA Parent Portal, and post-dated cheques for the […]

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Montessori Buzz – February 1, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Casa/Toddler Extended Hours Moving into February, we continue to be mindful of the health of our Toddler/Casa staff and students, as well as staffing ratios. Therefore, we will not offer Occasional Use of our Early and Extended Hours, and the program will continue to operate 8-5pm until February 25. Updates […]

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Re-enrolment for 2022-2023 is now open

  Dear Montessori Academy Families, Online Re-Enrolment for the 2022-2023 School Year is now open! We invite you to complete the steps outlined below prior to the deadline of Friday, February 11, 2022 to secure your child’s place for the upcoming school year. We have an overwhelming number of applications for new students to join […]

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Montessori Buzz – January 25, 2022

A Message from Tina Dear MA Families and Friends, Our Toddler and Casa students are in Week 4 and our Elementary and Junior High students are entering Week 2 on the return to school. Here is what we have observed as far as absenteeism is concerned, from highest to lowest: Students are away by parent […]

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Montessori Buzz – January 18, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Moving Up families: optional survey Because we’re not able to host our in-person Moving Up sessions this year that are noted on the Year at a Glance Calendar, Parents and Guardians with children moving up in our program received an email yesterday with information about the next level of your […]

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Montessori Buzz – Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, I have to be honest with you, having ⅓ of the school onsite and ⅔ online this week has been a nightmare and beyond challenging for me for so many reasons. I know I am not alone in feeling this way – this week has been a beast for many. […]

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Montessori Buzz – January 11, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, In-class learning resumes on Monday; symptoms and testing info There has been a flurry of information (and a bit of snow!) over the last couple days. There is a LOT of information here and your brain is going to be swimming, so take your time to review and digest it […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 4, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, Update from the health unit Hi there. Me again! 🙂 You didn’t think at a time like this you would get away with only hearing from me once this week, did you?! I had the opportunity to be on a Stakeholder Update with the MLHU this afternoon and this is […]

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Montessori Buzz – January 3, 2022

Dear MA Families and Friends, To say the last few days have been a whirlwind is an understatement. With the announcement today, this only impacts our Elementary and Junior High Students. Toddler and Casa students will return to school on Tuesday. Elementary and Junior High students will move to online classes Wednesday. Our skating event […]

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Montessori Buzz – December 31, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, I almost kept my promise to you!! At least I made it to the last Friday until you heard from me. There is a LOT of information in this message, so do take your time to read and digest it all. Delayed Return for ALL Students – First day of […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 14, 2021

A message from Tina Dear MA Families,  Three days left – we can do it! I know it feels like things are changing rapidly in the city and many are feeling unsettled. Below are some new pieces of information and developments I can share with you. Winter Break Rapid Antigen Testing Program The school was […]

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PCR COVID tests now available

Dear MA Families, The school has received the registration codes for the PCR Test Kits that we were waiting for. This testing option is available to symptomatic students (**updated: ie. students who have failed screening.**) and staff as well as asymptomatic high-risk contacts/exposures. Please note: these are NOT rapid tests. To arrange to receive a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 7, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, COVID UPDATE: PCR tests for students We have had some recent inquires regarding the media reports of Rapid Antigen Testing for students that is happening over the winter break and whether or not we are also receiving them. At this point, we are not and it is for publicly funded […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 30, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Elementary Hot Lunch Online Orders: January 3 to April 1! Elementary hot lunch orders for January 3 – April 1, 2022 are now available online. The deadline to order is Friday, December 17. Please place your orders online: https://mahotlunch.campbrainregistration.com/. Payments are to be made online, or you can drop into the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 23, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, A message from Tina There is a lot of information to share with you, so you may want to grab a coffee, glass of water or that piece of chocolate you were saving for later….. A number of announcements and memos came out on Friday, the most exciting news was […]

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ECE Supply Staff 2021-2022

Supply Staff – Early Childhood Educators Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Toddler and Casa staff, MA seeks Supply Teachers with early childhood education experience to work on a casual, part-time […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 16, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Piccadilly Park – Community Use of the Space We are aware that some families have been wondering about the increase, at times, of homeless people walking through or spending time in Piccadilly Park while our students are also accessing the space. With the housing crisis that is happening in London, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 9, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, COVID information update The University of Waterloo has recently released an FAQ about COVID vaccines for children ages 5-11. Please see this PDF handout for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/sites/ca.pharmacy/files/uploads/files/faq_covid-19_vaccines_for_children.pdf Friday is a PD Day There is no school for the children on Friday for our November PD Day. The staff will be […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 2, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: COVID information updates Vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds The school does not have any current information on the status or roll out plan for vaccinating 5- to 11-year old students, but hopefully the COVID-19 vaccine will be available very soon.  In the meantime, in addition to your own primary care […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 26, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Updated: Health Guidelines for non-COVID illness The health unit is seeing a rise in illnesses that are not COVID-related, and has in turn increased the time away. Before returning to school, a child must be: 48 hours symptom-free for gastro illness (ie. vomiting/diarrhea) 24 hours of improvement for other non-COVID […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 19, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, A message from Tina We have some updates to share with you regarding the COVID self-screening process: Everyone is still required to screen your children everyday (and staff too!) before arriving at school. If you fail the screening due to a COVID symptom, please read the entire information section of the […]

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Montessori Buzz – October 12, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Daily screening notes 1) Texts will stop next week Please set your own daily reminder for self-screening. Daily screening reminders will stop after Friday. However, we still need families and staff to self-screen each day before arriving at school…. Until we’re told we no longer need to. 2) Absences: screening […]

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Montessori Buzz – October 5, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Message from Tina Dear MA Families and Friends, We received notification late Friday that there have been updates made to the online COVID-19 school and child care screening tool. The changes are to provide clarity to users. Some of you may have already noticed! Updates to the screening tools include: […]

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FILLED: Job Opportunity: Maintenance Staff

Maintenance Staff – full-time position at independent school Thank you for your interest in this role at our school. The position has been filled. Montessori Academy of London (MA) seeks an experienced, professional, maintenance worker for a hands-on day position performing all necessary repairs and maintenance to multiple school buildings and properties, including several updated […]

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Orange Shirt Day is Thursday

Dear MA Families and Friends, This Thursday, September 30, will be the first time the school has recognized Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation across all levels of the school. It has always been a part of our higher level programs, but this year we are taking it school-wide and engaging our students […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept 28, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: Message from Tina tomorrow We’ll share a special message from Tina Sartori, our Executive Director, on Wednesday about our first school-wide Orange Shirt Day in recognition of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The message includes resources available online to assist families with discussing Indigenous […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 21, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Screening (and text reminders) to continue – Toddler through JH Because so many parents seem to be relying on the daily text reminders, parents and staff will continue to receive a 7:15 am daily text for the next few weeks. Why is screening continuing: The school administration has not received the […]

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ECE Kitchen Support Staff (Contract) – Repost

Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our students’ daily program, MA is seeking an individual to facilitate our lunch program at one of our CCEYA licensed sites. The opportunity is a part-time roles, maternity leave coverage […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 14, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Message from Tina Screening, restrictions and protocols – oh my! We are very aware the start of the school year has required a lot of reading and understanding what has to happen when and where for the various levels of the school. It is important to know that for our […]

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Montessori Buzz – September 7, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, A Message from Kristen Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their families. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both returning and new families to what I feel is the most amazing place to be! Our School!! Although we still may not […]

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MA COVID update – Sept. 2, 2021

Dear MA Families, It’s Thursday, so you know what that means – one more day until the weekend! It also means we have some COVID protocol updates for you… The Middlesex-London Health Unit released local guidance updates for London school’s this morning. Some of the changes we already decided to implement, so what you will […]

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MA COVID update – Aug 30, 2021

Dear MA Families, Faculty Week is here! We met as a full staff this morning outside in the courtyard, and oh my goodness, did it feel good to reunite the team again. 🙂 We spent a large chunk of time in a workshop re-connecting with each other, and we can’t wait for your children to […]

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MA COVID Guides for parents – August 24, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, MA COVID-19 Parent Guides available We know parents have had many questions about what to expect in September. Our Parent Guides are now available online and provide details on procedures, such as drop-off and pick-up times, Extended Hours programming, and illness at school. ACTION REQUIRED: Please read through your guide(s) carefully. […]

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August 2021 Information is ready

Dear MA Families, Action Required: August Information is ready on the Parent Portal Documents that are required to be returned prior to the start of school are now available on the MA Parent Portal. Please ensure all items are completed or returned (if applicable) by no later than Friday, August 27. Please follow the instructions […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 29, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, A message from Tina We made it. I would say barely….but we did it. Saying “thank you” for the support you have provided us doesn’t even seem to be the right word to share with all of you, for what we have navigated together over these last several months. I […]

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Board of Governors Year-end Message 2021

Dear Montessori Academy of London Families & Friends, As the 2020-2021 school year draws to a close and I reflect on the past months, a few words come to mind – perseverance, resilience and hope. It has been a year where we have all needed to persevere to simply keep moving through to get beyond. […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 22, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: One more Buzz… We will have one more Buzz of the school year next Tuesday with updates on the fun activities going on this week. (And it’s a lot! Stay tuned!) Staffing Update Angela Matthews, our school Librarian, has been on an extended leave from her role at the […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 15, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Friendly reminder: Last day of school/PD Day update As noted in Friday’s message from Tina, we’ve re-instated our PD Day on Friday, June 25, at all levels of the school. The last day of lessons for students – online and in person – is Thursday, June 24. The teachers will begin their […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 8, 2021

Message from Tina Dear MA Families and Friends, I woke up early Monday morning to a flurry of messages on my phone asking me if William and I were ok. I live very close to the Hyde Park and South Carriage Rd. intersection and cross it numerous times in a week. Physically, we were ok. […]

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Remote learning to continue

Dear MA-zing Parents and Friends, I cried a LOT yesterday for so many reasons. You can ask my Junior High son, William. He so kindly cuddled me on the couch for a solid 15 minutes yesterday afternoon. Hearing the announcement from Ford was devastating. I was sad for our students and staff, angry for the […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 1, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Returning to school: more to come Wednesday… we hope We are all holding our breath today as we wonder what is going to happen with the re-opening of schools. The final vote with Ford’s cabinet is Wednesday afternoon. This school closure was mandated by the province for all schools – […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 25, 2021

Vaccine eligibility: ages 12 and older From the MLHU: Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement Friday afternoon, the Middlesex-London Health Unit will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to youth 12 years of age and older starting Sunday, May 23rd at 8:00 a.m. How to book an appointment: • Book online at https://www.covidvaccinelm.ca/. New appointments open daily […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 18, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, PD Day & holiday this week There are no lessons/Zoom sessions (zippo, zero, zilch!) for the students at all levels on Friday so that the teachers can participate in PD Day activities. We are also very aware of the additional strain on well-being this lockdown has put on everyone and as […]

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Kitchen Support Staff – 2021-22 (Elementary- repost)

NOTE: Application Deadline Extended to Friday, May 28, 2021. Kitchen Support Staff (Contract) – Elementary location Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our students’ daily program, MA is seeking an individual to support our Elementary location […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 11, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, From 50 to 100 Challenge – Last Chance! Today is the last day to make your donation to Montessori Academy of London have DOUBLE the impact! The matching gift campaign ends tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We are just $1,000 away from our matching gift […]

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Job opportunity – Kitchen Support Staff 2021-2022 (2 roles)

Kitchen Support Staff (Contract) – 2 positions Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our students’ daily program, MA is seeking two individuals to facilitate our lunch program at 2 locations: one of our CCEYA licensed sites […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 4, 2021

Dear MA Families, I hope this message finds you well. I have to be honest with all of you, I am finding this lockdown to be far more difficult than the prior one. Are you feeling it too? I can’t quite place my finger on why exactly. Maybe it is just the fact, like many […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 27, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Our 50 to 100 Challenge: Matching Gift Campaign It’s the last leg of the race. We are at 60% of our fundraising goal, and we still have big dreams for updating our Elementary Lunch kitchen this summer. We want the capacity to increase the Elementary Hot Lunch program to five […]

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FILLED: Job Opportunity – CCEYA Site Supervisor

CCEYA Site Supervisor – Montessori Casa Program Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. If you see the potential in every child, and aspire to guide them in developing independence and confidence, then this may be the ideal opportunity […]

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FILLED: Job Opportunity – Upper Elementary teacher

Thank you for your interest in this position. It has been filled. Upper Elementary Montessori Teacher Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. If you see the potential in children, and aspire to guide them towards valorization, this may […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 20, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends,   Staffing Announcements for 2021-2022 With new enrolments continuing to come into the school and internal shifts, we have had to make some adjustments with roles in different classes and locations. We are so grateful for the skills, experiences, passion and the openness to change that resides in our MA-zing […]

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Message from Kristen Crouse – April 18, 2021

Dear MA families, We hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break week!  We are all very eager to see the students again, some in person and others via Zoom. What to expect this week:  Toddler and Casa students will continue to come to school as per usual with the same hours. If you are […]

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Montessori Buzz – Spring Break Message

Dear MA Families and Friends, We have been asked by the Ministry of Education to share the following information with you: “Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 6, 2021

Beach Day is Friday! The second Charitable Giving event, Beach Day, will occur on April 9, 2021. All students can dress in appropriate beach attire (no bathing suits) for an enjoyable “day under the sun”. We will be accepting any loonies or toonies for the Children’s Health Foundation programs. Through this Charitable Giving as a […]

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Interim Reports are now available

Dear MA Families and Friends, With the long weekend upon us, we are asking for your continued diligence in supporting the public health measures that have been put into place by the MLHU with regards to gatherings and especially with the tighter restrictions that are on the way. We are so extremely grateful for all […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 30, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Potential announcements from the Province We are aware that Premier Ford and Minister Leece could potentially make some announcements on Friday regarding the April Break that will impact schools. As usual, when this happens, we are put in a holding pattern until we receive the memos from the two different […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 23, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Staffing Updates We have a couple of staffing updates we wanted to share with the parent community, especially given that families rarely get to see our staff this year. Bethany Payne, who works at our Oxford Casa location, began working with us in the fall as a yard supervisor. She […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 16, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Junior High Interim Reports Junior High Parents: You should have received an email from Shawn Butler on Friday afternoon with instructions on how to access the JH report cards that were made available online. If for some reason you did not receive this email, please reach out to Shawn at […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 9, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Artisan Market Volunteers Wanted! We are still planning to host the Artisan Market in May. Stay tuned for a new weekend date!  In the meantime, Tonya is looking for volunteers to help with the planning as well as on the day of the Artisan Market. Volunteers will meet virtually once […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 2, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Camp Discovery Registration update Thank you to the Toddler and Casa parents who have registered for Camp Discovery 2021. An update on the two camps: Adventurers Camp (ages 4-6) is full!  Explorers Camp for our Toddler students still has a few spaces in each session. If you wish to be […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 23, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Camp Discovery registration opens March 1 at 9 a.m. Registration for our Explorers Camp (Toddler students) and our Adventurers Camp (Casa students) opens on Monday.  Our Camp platform has been upgraded for a more parent-friendly registration experience, allowing for easy registration of multiple children and flexible payment options (including payment […]

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COVID Screening Update – Feb. 22, 2021

Dear MA Families,  On Friday we received new information regarding changes to the daily screening process and isolation requirements for household contacts. All our screening forms are being updated today and will reflect these changes. As these changes are now also province wide, the provincial school and child care screening tool has also been updated.  […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 16, 2021

‘March’ Break update Dear MA Families,  On Friday, we received communication from both divisions of the Ministry of Education – the Private School Division and the Child Care Early Years – regarding the direction we are to follow for March Break.  It is clear the expectation regarding moving March Break to April is to be […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 9, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Re-Enrolment for September 2021 due this Friday Re-Enrolment is due this Friday, February 12, to secure your child’s place for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Please login to the MA Parent Portal and view the re-enrolment resource board for full instructions.  As a reminder, post-dated cheques (or a direct debit form […]

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Board seeks new member

Montessori Academy of London, a not-for-profit school and registered charity, has an opening for a community member to join its Board of Governors. Established in 1968, Montessori Academy is one of London’s oldest independent school, and became a registered charity in 2010. While all applications will be considered, priority will be given to a candidate […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 2, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Increasing classroom experience for the year We are in the process of determining how we can increase our students’ time in the classroom in the months ahead. This is to help support the loss of the experience with the materials and time interacting within our learning environments, since school was […]

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2021-2022 Re-enrolment is now open

Dear Montessori Academy Families,Online Re-Enrolment for the 2021-2022 School Year is now open! We invite you to complete the steps outlined below prior to the deadline of Friday, February 12, 2021 to secure your child’s place for the upcoming school year.  There has been a lot of interest in many of our programs, and following […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 28 – Great news

Dear MA Families & Friends, A couple of updates below…. Message from Tina: We’re back in school on Monday! Dear MA Families,  I am thrilled to share with you that all of our Elementary and Junior High students will be returning to class on Monday, February 1! We can’t wait to welcome them back to […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 26, 2021

Annual Tuition and Fees message Please see the attached letter from Tina about this year’s tuition fees. (Make sure to read to the end for a special treat – a link to an incredible video.)  Montessori Academy of London Tuition Letter 2021-2022.pdf Reminder: Re-enrolment opens on Friday We will send an email on Friday with […]

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February 10 potential re-start date

Dear MA Families,  Late yesterday we received notification that in-class learning for Elementary and Junior High private school students will also be February 10. We understand that this is frustrating news, knowing all that our school community is doing to maintain a safe learning environment for our students. We will continue to keep you informed […]

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Delayed start update – Jan. 21, 2021

Dear MA Families,  Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced yesterday, January 20, 2021, that most school boards, including the Thames Valley District School Board will continue with remote learning. We have not yet received any communications from the Private Schools Division, but at this point we are assuming, our Elementary and Junior High students will […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 19, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, PD Day on Friday; half-day for Elementary and JH There is no school for our Toddler and Casa students this Friday, Jan. 22. Our Elementary and Junior High students will have Zoom sessions in the morning and have the afternoon off so that the teachers get a half-day of Professional […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 12, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Masking requirements for adults With new restrictions coming into play for the province today, we want to remind our Casa and Toddler families, who are still coming onsite, about the current provincial guidelines for wearing masks. Masks are required to be worn at any business or organization that is open. […]

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Elementary and JH delayed restart of in-class learning

Dear MA Families,  With the announcement yesterday from the provincial government, we wanted to confirm with all of you, that our students and teachers from Years 1 to 8 will continue in our home-based learning program until Friday, January 22. It has also been confirmed this morning that our Toddler and Casa students are not impacted, and […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 5, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Moving Up tours postponed until Saturday, Jan. 30 Unfortunately, we have to postpone our on-site tours for parents with children moving up to a new level in our school. The new date for our parent tours will be Saturday, January 30. Watch for an email next week with a link […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. restart update from Tina

Dear MA Families,Late Monday afternoon we received direction from the Ministry of Education, both the Private School division as well as the Child Care division, which oversees programs licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA), to understand when classes will resume at MA after the Winter Break. Toddler and Casa students will […]

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Message from Tina Sartori – Dec. 17, 2020

Crystal ball, anyone?? Dear MA Families,  I am writing to you today from the place of the magical unknown. This is not one of my favourite places to sit in, but I am learning how to roll with it because we are living in uncertain times where things can change at the drop of a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 15, 2020

Holiday hours… The school will be closed for the Winter Break from Monday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. See you in the New Year! No Monthly Attestation starting January We will no longer require the monthly attestations starting in January because our community has been excellent with following our COVID protocols and procedures […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 8, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, COVID-19 Middlesex-London Health Unit updates   Today we received updated information from the MLHU regarding local quarantine changes due to London moving into the Orange/Restrict level. This will impact when students can come to school. Quarantine guidance for situations when a household member has COVID-19 symptoms: but has not yet been […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 1, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, Applications for Financial Support Applications for Financial Support open this Friday, December 4, through Apple Financial Services, and are due by Monday, January 4, 2021.  The Ann Marie Harding Financial Support Program provides tuition support for families enrolled from second-year Casa through Junior High and who have been enrolled at […]

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Elementary Yard Staff – through June 2021

Elementary School Yard Staff Do you enjoy working with children, and a fun, energetic environment? Montessori Academy of London seeks candidates for yard/playtime staff to supervise students from 11:30 am to 1:45 pm Monday through Friday. Candidates must have experience working with children, plus current First Aid and CPR training, a current Police Vulnerable Sector […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 24, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Monthly Attestation due before Monday Thank you for continuing to follow the many COVID processes and policies – for everyone’s health and safety. We want the in-school learning to continue! Please remember you must complete one attestation form per level (Toddler/Casa, Elementary/Junior High), as applicable to your family. The […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 17, 2020

Fundraising and Development updates 1) Annual Appeal Watch for this year’s Annual Appeal letter being sent home this Friday, November 20. Colour in the pizza toppings on the back of the Annual Appeal letter and send it in with your donation. We will add your favourite topping to the large pizza in the front lobby! […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 10, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, Friday is a PD Day Friendly reminder it is a short week. Friday is a PD Day, so there is no school for the children.  Please note the Office will be closed from 9:00-11:00 am so that all staff can attend a Zoom PD session.   New on the Portal: Past […]

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Job posting – Classroom Assistant /Kitchen Support Staff

Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Casa (pre-school) staff, MA seeks an Assistant with either RECE or Montessori credentials to support: teachers within the Casa classroom(s),the All Kids Belong (AKB) program […]

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Job posting – Toddler Teacher

Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. If you see the potential in every child and aspire to guide them in developing independence and confidence, then this may be the ideal opportunity for you! Montessori Academy of London seeks […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 3, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Shortened Extended Hours this year Because of COVID-related staffing limitations, our Early Hours program starts at 8 a.m. and After-School Hours ends at 5 p.m. this year. There is no one at the school to greet the children and let them in if you drop them off before 8 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 27, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, Notes from the Middlesex-London Health Unit COVID notes The Health Unit has shared a new decision-making tool for parents: COVID-19-decision-tool-for-parents-caregivers Oct.26.pdf Flu shot Getting the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic The flu vaccine will not protect you from COVID-19 or increase your risk of COVID-19 illness. Some of the […]

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Montessori Buzz October 20, 2020

Dear MA Families and Friends, Reminder: Contacting teachers / No-emails policy To report absences, early/late pickup, or other messages to your child/ren’s teachers, please call the school and leave a message for the classroom. If it is before or after hours, you can dial the class extension to go straight to their voicemail. If it […]

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COVID Update – Oct. 15, 2020

Dear MA Families, Thank you for your patience and support as we made our way through the first six weeks of school. This was no easy task, but we all did it together, and this provided a successful start to the school year. Recently, we have observed there has been an increase with parents gathering […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 13, 2020

Reminder: Picture Days Waterloo Toddler and Casa – Wednesday, October 14 Oxford Casa – Thursday, October 15 What’s for Dinner?! Thank you to everyone who supported our “What’s for Dinner?” Fundraiser!  Growing Chefs is busy preparing your orders for pick up this Friday, October 16, at their Headquarters – 460 King St., London, ON (links […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 6, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, We are thankful The school is closed on Thanksgiving Monday. Our gatherings may be smaller than usual this year, but our reasons to be grateful are plentiful.  Reminder: Our Board seeks parent members We have several board members who are completing their terms, leaving opportunities for up to two MA […]

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COVID update Oct. 2, 2020

Dear MA Families, Ontario has updated its at-home COVID screening tool as of October 1: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/  Summary of the changes There are now two groupings of symptoms. If a child has any new or worsening symptoms in the first grouping (fever, cough, shortness of breath, decrease in taste or smell), they fail the screening as […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 29, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: Safety at the Waterloo/Piccadilly crossing Now that we’re a few weeks into the school year, we’ve receive some friendly reminders from our crossing guards at Piccadilly and Oxford:  When arriving for drop off/pick up, while driving south on Waterloo, please do not turn left onto Piccadilly while the guard […]

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Board of Governors seeks parent members

Dear MA Families, The school is seeking new members to join the Board to Governors to replace departing members next year.  Our bylaws require that the majority of the positions are filled with volunteers from the community at large.  However, there will be a vacancy for up to two parent volunteer members, so I am […]

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COVID updates – Sept 24, 2020

Dear MA Families, We’ve received more updates and clarifications on our COVID processes. 1) Updated 9/24/2020: If a sibling or parent is sick…  If one child has COVID-19 symptoms and fails the screening, only the child that has COVID-19 symptoms will be required to stay home from school (NOT the sibling as well). However, if the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 22, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, NEW: Monthly attestation for October must be completed by Sept. 30. We are requiring parents to complete our COVID attestation form monthly to affirm that you have read and understood our COVID-19 policies and procedures. This attestation needs to be completed before the first of every month. The ‘Toddler & […]

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COVID Updates – Sept. 18, 2020

Dear MA Families, We’ve recently received some updated information to share with parents. The first two items apply to all families at the school; we also have an update for our Elementary and Junior High parents – a new online screening tool from the Ministry of Health.  We expect to receive more updates next week […]

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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 […]

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Montessori Buzz – September 8, 2020

A message from Kristen Crouse, Academic Director Dear MA Families, Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their family. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both returning and new families to what I feel is the most amazing place to be: our school!! The start of this […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 2, 2020

Phasing In! Happy Phasing In to our students, who will be visiting their classrooms and teachers this week!  We’ve missed you!  Mask update Last Wednesday we shared some information about our approach to masks this fall for “school-aged” children in response to questions from parents who had heard news about what Thames Valley District School […]

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Montessori Buzz – Aug. 25, 2020

A message from our Executive Director  Dear MA Families, I can appreciate the amount of information that has been coming at you over the last couple of weeks, not only from the school, but from numerous Ministry of Education announcements. I want to assure you, we will be starting school on Tuesday, September 8, and […]

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2020 Parent Guides and August mailing now online

Dear MA Families, MA COVID-19 Parent Guides available We know parents have had many questions about what to expect in September. Our Parent Guides are now available online via the school’s website and the Parent Portal Resource Boards. These guides provide details on procedures, such as staggered drop-off and pick-up times, early and late hours […]

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September 2020 FAQ now available

Dear MA Families,  You have often heard us say that a Montessori education prepares our children for life. This has never been more true as we reimagine the education for today’s – and tomorrow’s – world. As we grapple with important things such as health and safety, constantly changing directives from authorities, curriculum models, and […]

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Executive Assistant job opportunity – CLOSED

Thank you to those who submitted applications for this opening at the school, the position has been filled. Executive Assistant (18 month Maternity Leave Coverage) Montessori Academy of London (MA) seeks an experienced, meticulous and resourceful Executive Assistant with at least 3-5 years of experience in clerical and administrative duties to cover an 18-month maternity […]

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PD Days 2020-2021

The PD Days – 2020-2021 are: Oct. 2, 2020 Nov. 13, 2020 Jan. 22, 2021 April 23, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 25, 2021 The Last day of the 2020-2021 school year is June 24, 2021.

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Board Year-end Message June 2020

Dear MA Families, Greetings everyone. It has been quite a year for the Board of Governors. The year began in a very quiet manner. Enrollment was solid and events unfolded as they were expected to. We were able to continue to tidy up some of our governance rules and models, and probably the biggest issue […]

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The last Montessori Buzz of 2019-2020

Message from Tina Sartori, Executive Director Dear MA Families,  It is hard to believe the school year has come to an end! Having the chance to connect with everyone, by curbside or school item pickup visit, allowed our community to have that final connection and close the year, before we move into the summer.  Looking […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 16, 2020

Message from Kristen Crouse, Academic Director Dear MA Families, This week is bittersweet. Normally it is a week that is full of excitement for the students as they finish their last week of school. It is a time of fun activities, signing of year books, our Year-End Celebration and the Year 8 Graduation, to name […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 2, 2020

A message from Tina Sartori, Executive Director Dear MA Families, The love and joy that was spread through our community on Friday was phenomenal! The visits were a fantastic highlight from the last 10 weeks. The pictures that were shared on our social media pages allowed so many to follow the ribbon of happiness that […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 26, 2020

Message from Tina Sartori, Executive Director Dear MA Families,  This week my schedule has finally allowed me to jump into Zoom classes! I can’t tell you what a wonderful experience it has been for me to see and hear your children again. My visits will continue over the coming days until I have been to […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 19, 2020

Message from Tina Sartori, Executive Director Dear MA Families, I am sure all of you are as excited as I am with the warm weather forecast ahead of us! It looks like Spring has finally sprung. I hope all of our families get an opportunity to get outside and do what serves you best; play, […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 12, 2020

A message from Tina Sartori, Executive Director Dear MA Families,  I hope this past Mother’s Day weekend was filled with connection and love — something each one of us needs as our time at home increases. This element of connection, heightened by close proximity we have with our immediate family, is an interesting paradox. I am […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 5, 2020

A Message from Kristen, Our Academic Director Dear MA Parents,               This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I feel that we need to recognize wholeheartedly our unsung heroes: our teachers. Not only should we appreciate all they have done for the students for the whole year, but most significantly over the last seven weeks. Our teachers […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 28, 2020

A message from Tina Sartori, our Executive Director Dear MA Families, “How are you doing?”  This common greeting has taken on a whole new meaning over these last several weeks and no longer seems to be a question that is swiftly answered. It depends not only who is asking, but also how vulnerable are you […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 21, 2020

An Update on Recent CCEYA Regulatory Order — affecting Toddler and Year-One Casa families  In our school, the students who fall under the CCEYA (Child Care and Early Years Act)-defined age category for child care are our Toddler and first-year Casa students. As noted last week in the Buzz, these are the same families who […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 14, 2020

A message from Tina Sartori, our Executive Director Dear MA Parents,  I hope this holiday weekend offered you moments of connection to family members in ways that were still meaningful (although done at a distance) and you found ways to maintain traditions that brought your family much needed joy. I am sure eggs were still […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 7, 2020

A Message from Tina, our Executive Director Dear MA Families,  Spring is here and I don’t know about you, but I have been immensely grateful for the sunshine and to feel its warmth surrounding me. Spring is a time for new beginnings and it is apparent our greater society is figuring out how to collaborate […]

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Tuition Refunds – April 2, 2020

Dear MA Families,  Yesterday the MA Board of Governors approved tuition refunds to families for the current closure of the school for the month of April. The decision on the amount of funds we are able to disperse was achieved with the following considerations: Keeping the school a viable, sustainable organization over the long term […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 31, 2020

Message from Tina, Our Executive Director Dear MA Families,  Thank you. Thank you for your patience and being here with us as we continue to find ways to support you and your children. Thank you for sharing your moments of goodness happening in your homes. We realize this past week has not been easy for […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 24, 2020

Message from Tina, our Executive Director  Dear MA Families & Friends, I am writing to you from Day Six of self-isolation with my family, as a member of a high-risk population for COVID-19, and still anxiously awaiting for my in-laws to make it home safely from South Africa. For the first time in 19 years, […]

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MA Update – March 20, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, We wanted to share a quick update to let you know what we have been up to today and what is coming your way. We spent the day meeting digitally as a whole staff, then by level, and finally the MA Board of Governors; it was so great to connect […]

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Provincial Order – School Closures

Dear MA Families & Friends, We have continued to follow the updates from health authorities pertaining to COVID-19, as well as being committed to provincial and federal recommendations and guidelines during this time. We are aware of the provincial order to close schools from March 14 to April 5; Montessori Academy of London will be closed as well.  We […]

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Coronavirus, travel advisories & recommendations

With families travelling over March Break we wish to remind parents of precautions and best practices for good health, and avoiding contagious illness, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   What we’re doing as a school As a school, we have an established set of policies and procedures to help prevent the spread of communicable illness. We always […]

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MA Sports Camp 2020

Upper El sports camp: Online registration is open! MA’s MA-zing gym teacher Janet will host a Summer Sports Camp for Upper Elementary students currently in Years 4-6. The camp will run during the weeks of July 13 and July 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There are no Extended Hours for this program.   Sports and activities […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 3, 2020

Camp Discovery registration is open! Online registration is open through our school website: https://montessori.on.ca/programs/camp-discovery New this year: Payment for camp sessions may be made by cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Apple Pay.  Thank you to the Toddler and Casa parents for your patience as we dealt with technical issues that affected the registration page […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 25, 2020

Camp Discovery online registration opens on Monday! Take a peek through the Camp Discovery sessions and get ready to register on Monday, March 2! montessori.on.ca/programs/camp-discovery/ It’s Montessori Week! Each year, Montessori schools around the world celebrate Dr. Maria Montessori and her immeasurable impact on education and child development. Watch for posts through our social media […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 18, 2020

2020-2021 Re-Enrolment Re-Enrolment for the 2020-2021 School Year was due last week on Friday! If you have not already submitted the enrolment deposit for your child(ren) and post-dated cheque(s) for the balance of tuition, please provide these items to the Main Office as soon as possible. THIS IS IT!! Snow Much Fun this Sunday!! Join […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 11, 2020

Reminder: 2020-2021 Re-Enrolment is due this Friday If you have not yet submitted 2020-2021 Re-Enrolment for your child(ren), please login to the MA Parent Portal to complete the online forms.  Once the online forms are complete, please submit post-dated cheque(s) for the balance of tuition to the Main Office.  Full instructions for re-enrolment can be found […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 4, 2020

2020-2021 Re-Enrolment is open! Re-Enrolment for the 2020-2021 School Year opened last week on Friday! To secure your child’s place for September 2020, please login to the MA Parent Portal and complete the required online forms prior to Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.    All instructions, policies, and documents relating to Re-Enrolment for 2020-2021 can be […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 28, 2020

Re-enrolment opens this Friday, Jan 31 Re-Enrolment for the 2020-2021 School Year opens this Friday, January 31 through the MA Parent Portal!  Please watch your inboxes on Friday afternoon for instructions on how to re-enrol your child(ren). 2019 Official receipts for tuition 2019 Official Receipts for tuition will be sent home this Friday with the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 21, 2020

Tuition email arriving on Thursday Please watch for an email message on Thursday with information on tuition for the 2020-2021 school year. FYI: Re-enrolment opens on Friday, Jan. 31, through the MA Parent Portal. Friday is a PD Day There is no school for the students. The Main Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 14, 2020

Sibling Applications due this Friday, January 17 Applications to MA for siblings of current students are due this Friday to reserve a spot in our programs for the 2020-2021 School Year. Certain programs have limited space and we would like to provide priority to our current MA families. If you would like to submit an application […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 7, 2020

Save the date: Snow Much Fun – February 23! New this year! We are so excited to announce our first school-wide Winter Carnival, Snow Much Fun. The event will bring students, families of our school and the broader community together for a day of fun, snow-themed family activities.  SNOW MUCH FUN – Winter Carnival Date: Sunday, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 17, 2019

Winter Break Friday is the last day of school before the holidays. The school will be closed for two weeks over the Winter Break. See you next year!    Admissions update: Sibling Applications Applications to MA for siblings of current students are due by Friday, January 17, to reserve a spot in our programs for the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 10, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, Friendly reminder: pick-up and drop-off  Please be mindful of where you stop or park your vehicle when you’re picking up or dropping off your children. The Driveways & Parking procedures are outlined in the Parent & Child Responsibilities section – blue tab – of your printed Year at a Glance […]

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Montessori Buzz – Dec. 3, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, You’re receiving your Buzz a bit early today because of our Winter Concert tonight at Forest City Community Church. We hope to see you there! TODAY: The Winter Concert at 4 p.m. Join us tonight at 4 p.m. for our annual Winter Concert at Forest City Community Church – 3725 Bostwick […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 26, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends,  Reminder: Our Winter Concert is next Tuesday! Our Winter Concert is only a week away! RSVPs are due Thursday. Please note the time of this year’s performance — it starts at 4 p.m. The students performing will be bused there earlier in the day. There is no after-school Extended Hours […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 19, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, Early / Extended Hours Program – Occasional Use Invoices This is a reminder that invoices for occasional use of the Early / Extended Hours program are sent home to participating families following the end of each month.  Invoices for October were sent home with students on November 8 and are […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 12, 2019

Updated 2019: Weather-related school closure policy  The school follows the Thames Valley District School Board in the event of weather-related school closures – if the public school board closes its administrative offices and all city schools, Montessori Academy will close, too.  As noted in your printed Year at a Glance Calendar, in the event of […]

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Response to water testing news reports

Earlier this week news outlets reported on lead levels in the water at daycares and schools across Ontario. Health Canada has made a new recommendation in 2019 that lead levels should be 5 ppb, whereas the current provincial  standard is 10 ppb.  The report included a link to search schools and daycares by name to see […]

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Montessori Buzz – Nov. 5, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends,  Elementary & Junior High Remembrance Day Assembly is Friday Please join us for our annual Remembrance Day Assembly Friday starting at 9:15 a.m. at Colborne Street United Church Gymnasium. Our Junior High band and all choirs are performing in the assembly, so please ensure your performer comes dressed in the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 29, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends,   Photo retakes on Friday Photo Retake Day is this Friday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m. All students are to sign in at the Front Desk, as photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Tameka will have a sheet available for you.  Testing urgent messaging Thursday morning […]

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Fibre optics installation Thursday & Friday

Dear MA Families & Friends,    Starting Thursday morning around 7 a.m., the installation of fibre optic lines at our downtown buildings will begin. This will cause traffic disruptions around our Office, Elementary, Waterloo Central and Junior High buildings.    Because of the nature of the work and the number of buildings the installation affects, […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 22, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends,     Reminder: Friday is a PD Day There is no school for the students on Friday.   Photo Retakes: contact the Front Desk If you wish for your child/ren to have their photos retaken, please contact Tameka at 519-433-9121 or email reception@montessori.on.ca to let her know.  Artisan Bazaar – Winter Edition Please join […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 15, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, MA Parent Portal Last week, we announced the launch of our MA Parent Portal!  Letters were sent home to all MA families with information about the system and instructions for logging in. A copy of the letter can be found here (PDF). If you have not yet logged in to the […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 8, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, Your Buzz is arriving a little earlier than usual because of tomorrow’s cross-country meet for our students in Years 3-8. Rescheduled: Years 3-8 cross-country meet is tomorrow morning Our Year 3-8 students will participate in a cross-country meet on Wednesday at Springbank Park. This is in place of the LDCSB meet […]

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Cross-country meet cancelled for Tuesday

Cross-country meet cancelled for next Tuesday; JH volleyball affected Dear MA Families & Friends, The current labour situation with The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Thames Valley District School Board does not impact the operations of our school. However, our sports program relies on the London District Catholic School Board for off-site […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 1, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, Toddler and Casa Photo Days Here is the schedule for Toddler and Casa picture days next week: Westmount – Tuesday, October 8 Waterloo – Wednesday, October 9 Oxford – Thursday, October 10 Photos begin at 8:30 a.m. We hope to see some great big smiles! Choir and concert shirts Students […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 24, 2019

Reminders, photos and more! Dear MA Families & Friends, Elementary photo orders due this week Some really awesome photos taken of Lower and Upper Elementary and Junior High students were sent home this week! Our spectacular bird, bee & butterfly garden made for a great backdrop! Please make note that the date to return orders […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 17, 2019

Halloween Boo-wling event returns, list of PD Days, and fun photos from Week 2 Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: PD Days and holidays 2019-2020 This year, we’ve aligned several of our PD Days with the public and Catholic school boards to help families find care. Here’s an overview of the dates, along with holidays. […]

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Board Welcome message 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year Dear Montessori Academy Families and Friends, The summer is over and it is back to school for the Montessori community.  I want to welcome everyone returning for another year.  I also want  to extend a special welcome to those families whose children are joining us for their first time.  […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 10, 2019

Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: Overview of Academic and Social Dates The school’s Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC) is made up of faculty members from across all levels of the school and has created an Overview of Academic and Social Events (PDF), which features two charts that highlight the opportunities for families to connect with […]

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Bird, Bee & Butterfly garden update

By Lisa Eastick, Literacy Enrichment Teacher, Plant Whisperer If you haven’t taken a peek at our Montessori Bird, Bee & Butterfly Garden recently, it would be worth a trip to the Elementary courtyard to see what’s in bloom. This week, we had some fun re-creating the picture of the garden (taken in the late spring) […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 3, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Dear MA Families & Friends, From the Academic Director: Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled summer with their family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both returning and new families to what I feel is the most amazing place to […]

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Montessori Buzz – Aug. 23, 2019

New-Parent Orientation sessions, End of Summer social, and office hours update Dear MA Families & Friends, Reminder: New-Parent Orientation sessions 2019 Orientation sessions for parents of new students and students who have moved up a level are this week and take place in your child’s new classroom! No need to RSVP. New Toddler Parent Session Monday, Aug. 26 3:30-4:30 […]

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Montessori Buzz – Aug 6, 2019

August packages are ready for pickup! Dear MA Families & Friends, August packages are ready! Our August Mailing packages for families register for 2019-2020 are ready to be picked up at the Main Office – 719 Waterloo Street. Reminder: Summer Office Hours are 9AM-1PM weekdays. If you are away on holidays and unable to pick […]

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Development Update

Development Update Dear MA Families & Friends, We would like to send a HUGE thank you to our supporters throughout the 2018-2019 school year who made contributions in the way of sponsorships and donations. We are so grateful to have a strong community of people dedicated to ensuring the success of our programming and betterment of […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 25, 2019

Last Buzz of the year! Happy Summer! Dear MA Families & Friends, Thank you to all of our families for a fantastic school year. This is the final Buzz newsletter for 2018-2019. We wish the best of luck to our graduates and our students who are not returning to MA next year. Office closed early […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 18, 2019

Your second-last Buzz of the year Dear MA Families and Friends, Year-end Assembly – 6 p.m. at Banting tonight! Our senior students at each level will receive their certificates tonight in this fun wrap-up to the school year. There are no Extended Hours tonight – Casa through Junior High – so staff can join us […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 11, 2019

Survey feedback, our new Elementary French teacher, event recaps and more! Dear MA Families & Friends, Survey feedback from Tina Thank you to our families who took the time to respond to our survey. Overall, our families are unanimously satisfied with their child’s experience at the school. This parent feedback is very valuable to us […]

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Montessori Buzz – June 4, 2019

Family & Friends Event is Thursday – and our Artisan Bazaar is Saturday! Dear MA Families & Friends, Family & Friends Event is Thursday Join us Thursday for this school-wide event that starts at 4 p.m. The weather forecast is looking good – mix of sun and cloud; high of 22C (feels like 24C). There […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 28, 2019

Big 10 Raffle, Grandparents’ Day photos, and community news! Dear MA Families and Friends, The Big Ten Raffle is here! This year we hope to raise $20,000 through ticket sales to raise money for the school.  Students will bring home a package from the school this week with 4 raffle tickets to either purchase, sell or […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 21, 2019

Musical wrap-up, news and fun photos! Dear MA Families & Friends, The Musical: Take a bow! Was that a week or what? Thank you to EVERYONE who lent a hand last week for our musical performance of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka”! To the students who put on an incredible THREE shows: Bravo! Thank you, MA […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 14, 2019

It’s SHOWTIME! MA’s musical debuts tonight! Dear MA Families & Friends, TONIGHT & TOMORROW: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! Last-minute tickets to our musical are available at the door — the box office is located down the hall from the theatre. Can’t make it tonight at 6:30 p.m.? You can also get tickets for Wednesday’s two showings […]

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Job Posting – Elementary French Teacher (Grades 1-6)

Applications are now closed for this opportunity. Thank you for your interest in Montessori Academy of London. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.    Montessori Academy of London seeks an enthusiastic, highly qualified applicant to fill an Elementary French teaching opportunity within our well-established school for the 2019-2020 […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 7, 2019

Another big Buzz… So. Much. Good. Stuff. Dear MA Families & Friends, Willy Wonka: Thank you to our sponsors! With MA’s performance of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka set to open next week, we would like to take a moment to thank our Sponsors for our performances: Chocolate Sponsor – Mercedes Benz Lollipop Sponsor – Seychelles Swimwear Licorice Sponsors […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 30, 2019

News, reminders and last round of Teacher Parties! Dear MA Families & Friends, FYI: New naming conventions for our Lower El classrooms Lower Elementary parents and senior Casa parents may notice something’s different in their class placement letters for the 2019-2020 school year. We’ll now officially use new names for our Lower Elementary classrooms to […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 23, 2019

Survey reminder, summer art camp, matching gift Dear MA Families & Friends, Parent survey reminder: Have your say by Friday Our Parent Engagement Survey closes this Friday. Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback through it – your time and input is appreciated. After the survey closes, we’ll gather and review the comments, and […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 16, 2019

News, reminders, photos and more Dear MA Families & Friends, Heads-up: We wish to hear from you! Coming soon to an inbox near you… our 2019 Parent Engagement Survey! FYI: Musical tickets service charges We’ve spoken with the Wolf Performance Hall about the service charge that has been attached to the tickets sold through Eventbrite. Unfortunately, […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 9, 2019

Musical tickets now on sale! Dear MA Families & Friends, Musical – tickets now on sale! Tickets to our upcoming musical performance “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” are now available online! (Tickets sold online via EventBrite.) Tuesday, May 14 – 6:30 p.m. tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/roald-dahls-willy-wonka-tickets-58675229190 Wednesday May 15 – 12:30 p.m. tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/roald-dahls-willy-wonka-tickets-59588015358 Wednesday May 15 – […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 2, 2019

Save the dates, Spirit Wear, and more! Dear MA Families & Friends, Save the date: Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day is May 16! Families recently received a postcard invitation in blue bags. A letter will be sent home soon with more details about your child(ren)’s classroom visiting times and an […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 26, 2019

Reminders, teacher parties, sports and more! Dear MA Families & Friends, Screening: Inside Montessori: Education Has a Future – RSVP Deadline is Monday! Join us for a screening of this new documentary next week! WHEN: Thursday, April 4 from 4:00-5:15PM WHERE: Junior High (742 Waterloo Street) *RSVP DEADLINE*: Monday, April 1 What should the purpose […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 5, 2019

Reminders, teacher parties, and lots of photos! Dear MA Families & Friends, March Break The school is closed, including the office, during the first week of the break – March 11-15. During the second week of the break, the office will be open for reduced hours March 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb 26, 2019

RSVP for screening of ‘Inside Montessori’; Camp Discovery info; and lots of photos Dear MA Families & Friends, Happy Montessori Week! Throughout the school our students are celebrating the life and work of Dr. Maria Montessori. MA and other CCMA schools will be sharing Montessori stories from different levels of the program through social media. […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 19, 2019

Reminders, Valentine activities and more Dear MA Families & Friends, Last call: 2019-2020 Re-Enrolment Re-Enrolment for the 2019-2020 school year was due last Friday.  If you have not yet completed your child(ren)’s re-enrolment for September 2019, please complete the online form immediately and submit all supporting documents to the Main Office.  MA cannot guarantee placement after […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 12, 2019

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Updated fever policy, reminders, photos and plenty of community news Dear MA Families & Friends, Re-Enrolment due Friday Re-Enrolment for the 2019-2020 School Year is due this Friday, February 15.  If your child’s re-enrolment has not been received by this date, we cannot guarantee placement […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb 5, 2019

Reminders, good reads and community news Dear MA Families & Friends, Re-Enrolment for 2019-2020 Re-Enrolment packages for the 2019-2020 School Year were sent home last Friday.  To confirm your child(ren)’s re-enrolment for September 2019, please complete the following items by Friday, February 15: Complete the online Re-Enrolment Form: https://schoolforms.montessori.on.ca/re-enrolment (Username and Password are enclosed in […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. 29, 2019

Re-Enrolment opens Friday, Observation Week notes, plus fun photos from a variety of activities! 🙂 Dear MA Families and Friends, Re-Enrolment for 2019-2020 opens Friday! Re-Enrolment for the 2019-2020 School Year will open this Friday, February 1. Please look for your family’s Re-Enrolment package, which will be sent home with your child(ren) this Friday. This […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 22, 2019

News, reminders, notes from the community Dear MA Families & Friends,     Tuition letter AND 2018 Official Receipts Watch for the 2019-2020 school year Tuition letter, which will be sent home this Friday, Jan 25, in blue bags. Also, official Receipts for 2018 tuition will be sent home to all families this Friday, as […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 15, 2019

Reminders, news and photos! Dear MA Families & Friends, Thank you! Thank you, again, for the kind words, positive reviews, and outpouring of support last week. We are truly grateful that you continue to provide your children a traditional Montessori education — and that you are part of our school community. Sibling Applications due Friday […]

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Official statement: Online allegations against Montessori Academy

Online allegations against Montessori Academy of London Dear MA Families and Friends, Recently a person unknown to the school left messages and reviews of the school on various social media platforms, claiming that some time over a decade ago his friend had a negative experience as a student here. We have made numerous requests that […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 8, 2019

i London Lightning tickets, reminders, and photos from before the break Dear MA Families & Friends, London Lightning Game – Jan 27 There are limited seats available for the London Lightning game in the afternoon of  Sunday, January 27! Join in the fun and help raise funds for Montessori Academy of London! Tickets are $15 […]

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Board begins recruitment cycle

Board begins recruitment cycle Dear Montessori Academy Families and Friends, The school seeks three new members to join the Board to Governors to replace departing members next year.  Our bylaws require that two of these three vacancies are filled with volunteers from the community at large. However, there will be a vacancy for a parent volunteer […]

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Job Posting – Development Director – Contract – FILLED

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in this position. The role has been filled. Development Director (full-time, contract) Montessori Academy of London offers something unique in London: traditional, accredited Montessori education that we believe gives children the best start in life. To support our efforts to provide families in the area a world-class alternative […]

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Job posting – PT Elementary French Teacher – FILLED

This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest in this role within our school! Part-time French Teacher – Elementary (Grades 7-8) Montessori Academy of London seeks an enthusiastic, highly qualified applicant to fill an Elementary French teaching opportunity within our well-established school for the 2018-2019 academic year. Qualifications and Skills Applicants should have: […]

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Job posting – Learning Support Teacher (part-time) – FILLED

Please note: this role has been filled. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Learning Support Teacher – Elementary (Grades 4-8) Montessori Academy of London seeks an enthusiastic, highly qualified applicant to fill an Elementary Learning Support Teacher (LST) opportunity within our well-established school for the 2018-2019 academic year. Responsibilities The primary role of […]

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FUNDRAISING & FOUNDATION NEWS

School Garden Project – Walter J. Blackburn Foundation Over the summer the garden gnomes will be busy building a new Greenhouse and Perennial garden at our Elementary location thanks to a grant from the Walter J. Blackburn Foundation! The purpose of the project is to contribute to a healthier and greener environment by practising sustainable […]

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What We Believe

For the school’s 50th anniversary, Junior High teacher Shawn Butler was tasked with creating a video that encompasses what our school believes fundamentally – and shows the world what we believe education can and should provide our children. The results of his efforts…? See What We Believe for yourself right here…

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Amazing messages as Junior High wraps up their Amazing Races

The Junior High teachers wrapped up their Amazing Race project with a HUGE surprise for the students. For the last month the students individually designed an entire season of the Amazing Race Canada including all of the routes, challenges, and even travel costs! Such a cool project deserves a cool celebration when it’s all done…and […]

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Parenting Puzzle Workshop Series

Parenting IS the hardest job, and we have some tips to make it easier! Register online through this Google Form before October 5 We welcome you to join facilitators Tina Sartori and Angela Matthews in The Parenting Puzzle workshop. In this workshop, you will learn how to stop squabbles, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage each person […]

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Endowment Fund Announced

Support for education choice in London grows long-term with new Endowment Fund Montessori Academy of London introduces new Endowment Fund to support school initiatives and financial aid for students. March 6, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London (MA) took a big step to secure the long-term development of the school with the Montessori Academy Endowment […]

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MA named Innovation 800 ‘world-class educator’

February 26, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London has been named an elementary ‘Pioneer’ and ‘World-class Educator’ in the University of Cambridge Cambridge Strategies: Innovation 800 campaign celebrating 21st Century education and highlighting the most innovative education institutions in the world. The school’s elementary program was noted for its commitment to offering education for real […]

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Gala tickets sold out

  Gala Tickets are now sold out! Dear MA Families and Friends, Due to the tremendous response to the Gala, we are now sold out of tickets! To join the waitlist for tickets contact Tonya at tdendrinos@montessori.on.ca or 519-433-9121 ext. 233. To those who have purchased tickets, we look forward to seeing you there!! 50th […]

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Early Bird Gala tickets sold out!

Early Bird Gala tickets sold out Dear MA Families & Friends, We have had a tremendous response to Early Bird Gala tickets!  Early Bird Tickets are now sold out! This popular event is selling out quickly. We are over 65% sold out with only 40 regular price tickets remaining. Tickets can still be purchased for the […]

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Alumni message – 50th Anniversary Weekend

Our school is turning 50! Are you ready to celebrate?  Dear Montessori Alumni, Alumni Families and Friends!  Our amazing school is hitting a major milestone – Montessori Academy of London/ Montessori House of Children is turning 50! We want YOU to be part of our celebrations! Join us on June 1 & 2, 2018, for […]

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Extended Hours Voucher Program – changes & enhancements

Early/Extended Hours vouchers program – changes and enhancements Dear MA Families,  We understand there have been some frustrations both from parents and the staff with the voucher system for families who use early or extended hours on an occasional basis. We are going to implement some changes that will hopefully make things very easy for […]

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Sifton Family Foundation grant

The Sifton Family Foundation has given Montessori Academy of London a generous donation to purchase new Science Tables for our Junior High program! These new chemical and fire resistant tables will be an incredible addition to the program.  Thank you, Sifton Family Foundation! https://www.facebook.com/SiftonProperties/  

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MA in the news: L’express de Toronto

Although there are several Montessori schools in London, Ontario, Montessori Academy of London’s French program is unique to our school. We support our students’ development of French as a second language, but we don’t teach it in a silo. Like much of traditional Montessori, our French lessons interconnect with other areas of studies, including Humanities […]

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Supply Staff – Early Childhood Educators

Early Childhood Educators – Supply Staff Montessori Academy of London (MA) provides something unique in London: high-quality traditional Montessori education that truly puts the needs of the child first. To support our team of highly qualified Toddler and Casa staff, MA seeks Supply Teachers with early childhood education experience to work on a casual, part-time […]

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MA welcomes Tina into leadership role

Tina Sartori, Montessori teacher and administrator, named Executive Director of the school July 4, 2017 – London, Ontario – Montessori Academy of London officially welcomed Tina Sartori, a longtime teacher and administrator, into the role of Executive Director on July 1, 2017. Sartori joined the school as a preschool/Casa teacher 16 years ago, and moved […]

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Ontario education choice

Ontario families deserve education choice By Tina Sartori, Montessori Academy of London, Executive Director as of July 1, 2017 Earlier this week, The Fraser Institute released a report noting that “the share of Ontario students attending independent schools increased 24.5% over a 15-year period, despite not receiving any financial support from the provincial government.” The conclusion […]

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Development Assistant – Fundraising

Development Assistant – Summer Student 7 Week Contract – Canada Summer Jobs Montessori Academy of London seeks a summer student to work with us as our Development Assistant for a 7 week Contract through Canada Summer Jobs. The Development Assistant will work with the Development Director to update the school’s Alumni engagement program. Hourly Wage: […]

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UE and JH track meet – May 30

Our Upper Elementary and Junior High students will take part in the Hans Janssen Memorial Track Meet on May 30. Download or view a PDF of the meet’s program here. Good luck to all of our athletes!!!!!!

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MA in The Londoner – Waste program

This past fall, officials at Montessori Academy London faced a trash problem at their main campus buildings on Waterloo and Piccadilly Streets. Already pushing the boundaries of curbside pick up limits, the new three-container threshold that took effect in January was going to be nearly impossible to meet. To make matters worse, “a lot of […]

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We’ve reduced our landfill waste by 85%

Earth Day 2017 release Local school trashes its curbside waste in the first months of a new composting program Montessori Academy students and staff reduce school’s landfill waste by 85% April 20, 2017 – London, ON – Montessori Academy of London introduced a new waste management program in February. The waste reduction program is part of a […]

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Development Director – Job Opportunity

 Development Director Montessori Academy of London offers something unique in London: traditional, accredited Montessori education that we believe gives children the best start in life. To support our efforts to provide families in the area a world-class alternative education option, the school seeks an experienced, dynamic and intuitive Development Director with a minimum of five […]

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Progress reports delayed

Progress reports delayed Dear MA Families, Because of server and email outages this week, we are a few days behind on proofreading and printing progress reports. We expect that the reports will be sent home on Tuesday. Unfortunately, our school-wide email and server are still experiencing issues. Please note that throughout this online disruption, no school […]

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PJ Day raises $1200 for CHF

Montessori Academy raises more than $1,200 for Children’s Health Foundation! Students, families and staff of Montessori Academy of London raised more than $1,200 for Children’s Health Foundation last week during their annual PJ Day charitable giving event. Last Tuesday, several of the Junior High students visited CHF’s office to present the school community’s donation that […]

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Elementary Music Teacher

Part-time Choir Director/Elementary Music Teacher (1-year contract) Are you a dynamic musician and performer who can ignite a passion for music in elementary aged children? Montessori Academy of London seeks an enthusiastic, highly qualified applicant to teach our students vocal music and movement. This is a part-time Elementary Music teaching opportunity beginning in February 2017 […]

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Admin Support – 12-month contract

Administrative Support (full-time, 12-month contract) Montessori Academy of London (MA) seeks an experienced, meticulous and resourceful Administrative Support with at least 3-5 years of experience in clerical and administrative duties to cover a 12-month maternity leave. The successful candidate is responsible for the Academy’s administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors, supporting all areas […]

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