LE News for January!

What’s Happened:

LE Students have jumped right back into routines after the holidays. Students have enjoyed looking at the year ahead, creating New Year’s resolutions and Vision Boards. Thank you to Lisa Cantelon, a KMS parent , who volunteered her time to help us create our vision boards. 

A highlight for this month was ski day! The weather was perfect and the students represented our school proudly. We look forward to our second ski day in February! 

Culture day also happened during the month of January. Prior to the day, students learned all about the scientific method and the importance of questioning and wondering in science. A number of experiments were done using the scientific method. Students then became experts in one particular experiment and demonstrated their findings to the KMS community during Culture Day. 

What’s Coming Up:

February will be a fun month for us as we will be preparing and hosting Pancake Day for the rest of the school! TRACKS will be back again this month to do some more outdoor learning.  We will also have Valentine’s day in there where we will be talking about kindness and love! We look forward to a fun month ahead! 

Tip/ Reminder:

Don’t forget there will be no school on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th due to Family Day Weekend.  

Montessori Week is the last week of February! Please spread the word about how great the Montessori philosophy is and encourage friends and family to visit our school! 

Casa March 25th-29th

This week:

This week we gave a warm welcome to our new friends who joined our classrooms! We had a blast making carrot soup and exploring the lower field in the sunshine.

Tip of the week:

Please say “Hello” to our placement student Nanae if you see her in the hall. She is with us for two more weeks! We do like to spend time outside so thank you for sending your children in weather (and mud) appropriate clothing! We have had a lot of fun!

Next week:

Our Public Open House is next Saturday, April 6th from 10am-12pm! Please feel free to share this information with any friends or family interested in learning more about our school.

Casa Feb.4th-8th

This Week:

What an icy week! This week we spent some time learning about the Chinese New Year and took a walk to our lower East field to play for recess!



Next Week:

Monday, February 11th:  PEG initiative Staff Appreciation Potluck.  Please contact a PEG member, (a.joshi@arteri.ca ) if you have any questions or refer to the information email.

Friday, February 18th: P.A. Day



Tip of The Week: 

We are hoping for better weather next week to be able to play outside. Please consider sending an extra pair of mitts if you haven’t already. Have a great weekend!


Casa News: Week of January 14th-18th

This Week:

Some Casa children chose to participate in our annual KMS ski day! The conditions were great and the weather was beautiful.

As a staff, we enjoyed meeting with some of you at our Parent Education Session. We hope you found the session valuable. If you weren’t able to make it, we have sent home some information in your child’s file for you to read at your leisure.

Next Week:

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Cassidy, introduce yourself at pickup next week! She is a Fleming Student completing her Early Childhood Educator practicum in Casa!


Registration goes out on Monday. Please feel free to contact any of the teachers or office administration with any questions you may have.

We also have a Parent Open House on Saturday January 26th, 2018. Please tell your friends and family to come and see KMS!

Casa News Nov. 25th-30th

This Week:

We can’t believe it is the last week of November!

We had a busy week here in Casa with lessons and beginning to practice singing and signing our Christmas songs.

We have gathered a number of clothing items from the week. Please see the picture of the Casa Lost and Found!

Next Week:

Santa Shop is happening next Thursday. Students will get a chance to go shopping with their Upper Elementary friends to buy gifts for their family members.  Stay tuned for more communication around this.

On Friday next week, “Gummy” Molly Harris’s grandma is coming in to do some Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments with both Casa Classes.

We are looking forward to getting in the Christmas spirit with both of these fun activities.


‘Tis the season for colds and flu. Please make sure to keep your child home if they are sick in order to refrain from spreading germs.

Secondly, please ensure you have all your child’s winter clothing labelled.   Also please double check backpacks for items that may not belong to you!




Week of : November 12-16

This week:

We spoke about the importance of Remembrance Day through conversation and books. A special guest came in to help us make our own Poppies to hold at the Remembrance Day Ceremony .

Thank you to all who were able to join us for another successful Parent/Child Open House! It fills our buckets to see your children taking pride in sharing their work with you 🙂


Next Week:

Picture orders due next week!


Tip of the week:

With the cold weather here and unpredictable weather conditions happening, PLEASE send your child in weather appropriate clothing for outside. Coat, hat, mitts, boots are in affect!

Casa News- Week of Oct 22nd–26th

This Week:

Happy PA DAY!

Making Stone Soup with Aimee’s mom, Anne, was the highlight of the week! Students enjoyed bringing in their vegetables and preparing it for the soup. Most students even enjoyed trying the Soup!

 Next Week:

Dig out your Orange and Black colours for Halloween on Wednesday! We will be talking all about Halloween safety next week and making a Halloween craft! We ask that you please save your costumes for Halloween night!


With the winter season fast approaching, please ensure all your child’s belongings are labelled!

Also, please send your child with appropriate clothing for the weather (ie mitts, hats etc). We only have so many extra pieces of clothing to lend out.


Casa News: week of Oct.1-5

This Week:

During circle time and while decorating our mason jars, we have enjoyed sharing the people, places and things that we are thankful for. We often share these things throughout our whole year, not just Thanksgiving, but it was an extra highlight with the holiday weekend approaching 🙂

Next Week:

Join us for the AGM next Friday and the Fall Parent Social following. It is a great night to get acquainted with the Board of Directors and other Parents. Details are on the calendar and in an email sent from the office.

Tip/ Reminder:

A reminder that we post pictures on the password protected section of the KMS website each week.  You will not get an email notification when we post them so please check in every once in a while to see if there are new pictures of the students.  You may notice that the photos from last year have been archived so hopefully they will load faster now. In case you forget the steps to login, please see them below:

  • http://kawarthamontessori.com
  • Hover your mouse over “KMS Parents’ Page” until the drop down appears
  • Hover your mouse over “Classroom Pages” and then click “Casa”
  • Enter the password 

Remember, if you signed the photo restriction form when you registered, your child’s photo will not appear on the website. If you would like to remove this restriction, please see Dianne in the office.

CASA News: Week of April 16th-20th

This Week:  

The Canadian Weather has hit yet again with an ice storm and more snow!  It was a quiet day around here on Monday. The few Casa children who were here spent the afternoon in Casa South’s classroom.

It was also a busy week with with multiple visitors. We had Stephanie from Under One Sun here to talk to us about a fundraising opportunity for our school. Stay tuned for more information about this.  Today’s Earth Day celebration was a favourite for our students. We had Glen from Camp Kawartha in to sing songs and preform a puppet show. Glen has also donated a number of trees to our school, which we will be planting when the ground thaws.


Next Week: 

It’s the last week of April!  Time sure flies around here! We will begin to start talking about Mother’s Day and showing our appreciation to all the mothers out there. We will be having our monthly fire drill practice sometime next week and let’s hope the warmer weather is on its way!



Please spend some time appreciating our beautiful Earth that we live in.

Here are some ideas that our Casa students came up with:

  • Pick up garbage
  • Plant a tree
  • Recycle
  • Turn off your lights when you’re not in the room
  • Compost to make good soil
  • Try to reduce waste (Litter-less lunches)
  • Do not waste paper products as these come from trees
  • Protect nature

Have a great weekend!