2022-01 (January-February) Newsletter

“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”

Maria Montessori

Calendar of Events

The above calendar information is from a “Google Calendar” and can be added to any Google Account.

Happy New Year!

We look forward to sharing a year full of optimism, hope and joy with our students and families.

Important COVID Update

Education Minister Adrianna LeGrange has announced that Alberta Education students will be on winter break for an additional week, until January 10, to allow schools time to plan for schooling during the Omicron COVID wave. This does not impact our casa and toddler children.

  • All elementary and erdkinder students will remain at home until January 10.
  • Our kindergarten children are part of our licensed program cohort; as such, they can return to MMEC for their usual program hours from January 4-7. 
  • All toddlers and 3&4-year-old children will continue their programs and hours as usual from January 4-7.
  • Before and After Care will continue to operate for these younger children from January 4-7.

We know you have many questions about this announcement. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Current information on this announcement is available on the government’s website.

Daily COVID Screening

Please continue your diligence in monitoring symptoms daily and keeping children who are unwell at home. See pages 2&3 for COVID symptoms in children

If you have access to rapid tests, please test your child as close to their return to school as possible. Alberta education will provide tests and masks to K-12 students and staff in the coming weeks.

Registration 2022/2023

During the week of January 4th, each family will receive a re-registration package for the 2022/2023 school year. This package will include a Letter of Confirmation and a tuition and payment plan outline. To apply for a sibling, please find applications on our website.

To confirm or register a student, please complete all necessary forms and return them to Catharina as soon as possible and not later than January 27th, 2022. Registration for new families is ongoing, but consideration and acceptance of new applicants will begin after February 1st.

Priority is given to current students and their siblings. However, please understand that we cannot hold your child’s placement beyond January 27th without a signed Letter of Confirmation and initial non-refundable deposit. Please see the following tuition and fee schedule and note that tuition and fees have slightly increased this year to meet the demands of MMEC’s increasing costs.

As per the email sent to primary families on December 21, 2021, MMEC will participate in the Alberta Early Learning and Childcare Agreement and tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly. Further information on how we will implement this program for the 2022/2023 school year will be released the week of January 4th.

Thank you for your continued commitment to and support of MMEC!


The following tuition rates apply for the 2022/23 school year. A 3-month tuition/fee deposit is due at the time of enrollment. 

Half-day Program
Full-day Program
19 to 36 months
( 8:30am – 11:30am )
( 8:30am – 5:00pm )

Half-day Program
Full-day Program at Main Campus
Full-day Program at cSPACE
3 and 4 year olds
( 8:30am – 11:30am )
( 8:30am – 6:00pm )
( 8:30am – 5:00pm )

Full-day Program
5 and 6 year olds
( 8:30am – 3:30pm )

Lower Elementary
Grades 1 to 3
Ages 6 to 9
( 8:30am – 3:30pm )

Upper Elementary
Grades 4 to 6
Ages 9 to 12
( 8:30am – 3:30pm )

Grades 7 to 9
Ages 12 to 15
( 8:30am – 3:30pm )


Before and After Care

PROGRAM (All rates are per child, ages 5 – 12)    HOURS  RATE
Before School Care at Main Campus7:00 am – 8:30 am$1,920.00
After School Care at Main Campus
After School Care at cSPACE
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Before and After School Care7:00 am – 6:00 pm$4,700.00


  • Please ensure that your child’s indoor shoes are either plain black or navy. Decals or sports emblems/logos are not permitted. Shoes should be well-fitted.
  • Kindly ensure that your child is prepared for winter weather as all full-day children play outside every day (snow pants, jackets, mitts, hats, scarves, warm boots, etc.)
  • Kindly label all your child’s personal belongings with their first name and last initial. Mabel’s Labels is a great option for all ages.
  • Please ensure that your child’s clothing follows the MMEC Dress Code. Clothing should be clean, well maintained and properly fitted. Please see below:
TopsPlain, solid white or navy tops. This can be in golf shirts, polo shirts, turtle necks, dress shirts, or blouses with long or short sleeves. All shirts, except turtle necks, must have collars.
Vest/SweaterA solid navy or white vest or sweater allows children to adjust their layers. Hoodies are not appropriate during class.
PantsSolid navy or khaki pants, in simple cuts with flat fronts or pleats and subtle pockets. Cargo pants are not acceptable.
Shorts, Skirts, and SkortsSolid navy or khaki bottoms hemmed within 3″ of the knee. Cargo shorts and skirts are not acceptable.
Tunics and JumpersSolid navy, or khaki, hemmed within 3″ of the knee.
Footwear/HosierySoft-soled, solid black or navy shoes for indoor use with non-marking soles. Hosiery (socks, tights) must be plain navy or white.
Jewellery and AccessoriesSmall stud earrings, religious or medical necklaces and bracelets are acceptable. Fashion accessories are not permitted at school.Simple hair ornamentation such as barrettes, elastics, and plain headbands are allowed. Cosmetic products should not be visible.
Backpacks/ Lunch bagsPlain products without distracting logos or images.

Annual Parent Survey

Thank you to the many families who participated in our annual survey. Please read the document and contact the school office at any time with questions.

Annual Education Results Report and Audited Financial Statement

Please see the updated documents at: 

Ten Things You Can Do at Home to Support the Development of Your Child’s Movement

Aid To Life https://www.aidtolife.org/
Enabling movement is fundamental to the Montessori approach: Children need to be able to move in order to bring the world around them within reach of their senses. Movement collaborates with their senses, enabling them to absorb impressions of the qualities of everything they see, touch, hear, taste and smell. In this way, they build brain networks that provoke further exploration. Your child was born to move, and helping them move freely right from the moment of birth is vital to the building of their intelligence. This resource provides ten tips on how to help your child become familiar with how their body moves right from birth, which harnesses their natural motivation and builds confidence in them to explore and learn more.

Tax Receipts

Tax receipts will be issued this month for students registered in programs under our Care License. This includes toddler (half and full day), the afternoon portion of the full-time 3 and 4-year-old program, and before/after school care. Receipts for other primary programs are available upon request. Please contact Catharina at catharina@mmec.ca with any questions.

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