2022-03 (March-April) Newsletter

“We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active.”

Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Calendar of Events

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

Classroom Meetings on March 16, 2022.

Please join your child’s guide for an educational event. Information and a link will follow shortly.

Updated COVID-19 Handbook Addendum

The newly revised addendum is now available at mmec.ca.

Missing Boots

Last Tuesday (Feb 15) a child from Casa 3 came home from aftercare with another child’s boots. Hers are black Boggs, size 13 and have a green name tag inside the top back opening. The ones that were left at school are size 12, black on the bottom and grey on the top half.

We have been searching and searching at school and cannot find the size 13 boots with the child’s name tag. Would you please check any boots that you have at home? Thanks!

Nutrition Month

A proper balance of nutrients during the early stages of life is critical for brain development, promoting cognitive development long into our adult years.



Recommended Book: Parent Effectiveness Training

Confidence comes from seeing yourself master the world.

This timeless book by Dr. Thomas Gordon has been part of our practice at MMEC for many years. At our session with Tim Seldon, he also mentioned this parenting philosophy (PET) as being based on the Montessori methodology. If you are looking for a better path forward or want to find an excellent parenting book, please purchase a copy of the book or enroll in a PET workshop

Library News

Did you know that we have a collection of Montessori and Parenting books in our library available to checkout? Some recent additions include:

  • “How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way” by Tim Seldin
  • “The Montessori Toddler” by Simone Davies
  • “The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths” by Lara Honos-Webb

We also have some new titles to help children who might be experiencing anxiety:

  • “What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety” by Dawn Huebner
  • “Hey Warrior: A Book for Kids About Anxiety” by Karen Young
  • “Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety” by Steve Herman
  • “Worry Says What?” by Allison Edwards
  • “Follow Your Breath: A First Book of Mindfulness” by Scot Ritchie

If you are interested in borrowing any of these titles or other books from our collection, please don’t
hesitate to email me at keri@mmec.ca.

Outdoor Soccer Registration

Calgary City FC is beginning outdoor soccer registration for U4 to U16. Early bird discount of 15% until March 1st, 2022. Use Code:EARLYREG22. More information at www.calgarycityfc.ca.

Soccer at MMEC

Thank you to Coach German for his expertise and coaching of the elementary students. Students are taught soccer drills, sportsmanship and rules of the game every Thursday afternoon.

Boxing Classes

Olympus Boxing Club hosted boxing classes for the elementary students, teaching them drills and sparing skills.

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