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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 reminder on the changes coming to the Extended Hours program in September 2023, please review the June 6 Buzz message.
Submit your annual registration for Extended Hours or September 2023 before June 30 to reserve your place through this link:

Thursday and Friday

On Thursday, the office will close at noon so that all staff can gather for a social. Friday, the office will be closed in observance of the Canada Day Holiday. Summer hours begin on Monday, July 3 – 8:30am – 12pm.

Fundraising update: Thank YOU

We have broken records this year in fundraising for the school, thanks to YOU! ALL of the events, your donations and grants received, raised over $200,000 this year for important upgrades and renovations to the school!
Some quick highlights…
  • MA-Zing Circus raised $35,000 in total with the Silent Auction, Mystery Bag game and Donations at the event for the library renovation happening this summer.
  • Gala Sponsorship raised over $20,000 to offset the costs of the MA-Zing Circus.
  • Our Annual Halloween Boo-Ling event had the best turnout yet and raised over $5,000 for the Library Project.
  • Musical Sponsorship raised $3,250 to offset the costs of the production.
  • Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund granted us $100,000 to make Oxford St. an accessible location in the next two years – stay tuned for news about this project!
As a registered charity and non-profit organization, any profit made is always re-invested into the school.  When it comes to our special projects – like this summer’s Library renovation, we rely on community support in donations to help make improvements to our programs and buildings. These enormous projects are only made possible by your donations, thank you. The Elementary building and Library renovation happening this summer is a direct result of your donations. We look forward to sharing the progress of the renovations over the summer!
We cannot thank you enough for your dedication and investment in Montessori Academy of London. Have a wonderful summer!

Junior High Legacy Gift

As a part of this year’s Grade 8 Legacy Gift, Junior High purchased blank canvases with the intention of having students leave behind a piece of art each year that is meaningful to the JH community.
Emily lent her incredible talent to the legacy gift with this beautiful contribution. The piece will hang in our community room as a reminder for future classes to Stay Gold. (From the novel “The Outsiders.”) Thank you Emily, and thank you 2023 Grad families!

Last call: ‘Annie Jr.’ Photos

They’re still available until June 30 on the photographer’s website. If you haven’t downloaded your copies yet, please do so in the next week. Password: Sandy 

Western Fair Tickets Discount Code

We have partnered with Western Fair’s Fair Share Program! The program offers a discounted price on online ticket purchases to Montessori Families and friends.  The discount is only for online tickets.  Buy your tickets online until September 7th.
To access the discount follow this link:
Company/Group: Montessori Academy of London
Access Code: 2023DR7DNVVT
As a bonus, Montessori Academy of London will receive $1 back for every General Admission sold and $2 for every Superpass sold! Happy Summer!

Photos from the Week

Congratulations 2023 Graduates!

Good luck in all of your grand adventures.

Moving Up Ceremonies

There were more Moving Up Celebrations last week.
Lower Elementary 1
Lower Elementary 2

Casa 1 working until the last days of school

The children of Casa 1 wanted to “get ready for the little ones coming in.” There was a lot of cleaning and repairing happening!

Casa 3 picnic in Piccadilly Park

Last week, the Casa 3 class ventured on a beautiful day for a picnic in the park. #peace

Cheers to Summer!

Cheers to the future and all that it brings. Wishing everyone a great summer break from all of us at Westmount Casa!

Upper El roller skating

Junior High’s Peace Garden

Some of our newly minted Junior High students, who are moving up from UE, helped clean up and plant some beautiful plants in the JH Peace Garden last Monday. Later in the week, the Junior High students joined in adding even more plant life to the beautiful, calming outdoor environment.

More photos on our social media…

Be sure to check out our social media accounts for many more photos from last week’s activities and ceremonies.

From the Community

Sensory-friendly Disney Experience at 100 Kellogg

The Disney Experience at 100 Kellogg is offering a few sensory-friendly showtimes this summer:
  • July 9th at 9:30 am
  • August 12th at 9:30 am
During these sensory-friendly viewings, they’ve have made the following adaptations:
  • Reduced sound volume
  • Reduced capacity
  • Comfortable gallery lighting at all times and no blackouts
  • Sensitivity warnings for content
  • Quiet Areas outside the gallery where you can take a break from the show

LPL Summer Reading Clubs

This summer London Public Library is bringing back some old favourites and adding new exciting programs. It wouldn’t be summer without the TD Summer Reading Club and Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Find details online:
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