N E W S L E T T E R                    NO. 144                    FEBRUARY 5, 2016




Please find attached a LETTER OF INTENT and the new fee schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents who are interested in enrolling their children for the new school year must submit a LETTER OF INTENT along with a $1,330.00 (full day Casa/Elementary) or $1,480.00 (Adolescent) or $880.00 (half-day Casa) deposit by Friday, February 19, 2016. This deposit constitutes the down payment towards the 2016-2017 tuition fee.


If you decide to pay on a monthly basis, you will be deducting this $1,330.00 or $1,480.00 or $880.00 from your September 2016 tuition fee. If you elect the annual tuition fee, you will be deducting $1,330.00 or $1,480.00 or $880.00 from your full payment, which is due by Friday, June 3, 2016.


We will hold a spot for your child until Friday, February 19, 2016.  After February 19, 2016 all remaining spaces will become available to the new applicants.  Please let the office know if your child will not be returning this September.


Primary (CASA) Program Registration:

Half-day children who will turn 4 in 2016 should advance this coming September to a full-day class. However, half-day children who will turn 3 in 2016 may continue in either the half-day or full-day class. Children who will turn 4 or 5 in 2016, and who are presently attending full-day classes, should continue in a full-day class in the new school year. It is essential that children complete the cycle of work awaiting them in the primary class, and remain in a Casa class until they reach the age of six.


Elementary Program Registration:

Children who are turning 6 this year (2016) will be ready to move to a 6-9 Lower Elementary class. Children who will turn 9 this year (2016), and who completed a three-year cycle in the 6-9 class, may be registered into the 9-12 class.


Adolescent Program Registration:

All graduating students from the 9-12 level are invited to join our Adolescent class in September 2016.


Please contact the office for information regarding registration for all levels.




The September 2016 fee is paid with Letter of Intent by February 19, 2016. Remaining outstanding fees for September 2016 for After School Program, Meal Plan or Bus if applicable, should be submitted on Sept. 6/16 (first day of school).


Post-dated monthly cheques for the period October 2016 to June 2017 including Monthly Tuition fee and After School Program fee, Meal Plan fee, Bus fee if applicable should also be submitted on September 6, 2016 (first day of school).




The Deposit towards the Annual Tuition is paid with Letter of Intent by February 19, 2016. Please deduct this deposit and Prepayment Discount from your Annual Tuition fee which is due by Friday, June 3, 2016. If you wish to prepay the annual tuition for second or third child, only 10% Sibling Discount applies. All remaining fees for period September 2016 to June 2017 for After School Program, Meal Plan, or Bus if applicable, should be submitted on September 6, 2016.        




We will continue to provide a summer day camp program for our students during the summer months. This year the summer camp will begin on Monday, June 20, 2016 and finish on Friday, August 26, 2016. There will be no camp from July 18 to August 5, 2016 (summer break for staff) and from August 29 to September 2, 2016 (staff education and new school year preparation week).  Registration forms for the summer camp will be available in April. Following the new government regulations this program will be available for children who are 4 years old and older. Summer day camp program for children younger than 4 years will be available at our daycare at 411 Clendenan Avenue.




We will continue our Casa program for children ages 2 years 6 months to 3 years 8 months at Humberside Daycare at 411 Clendenan Avenue during the regular school year.  Once Casa children turn 3 years 8 months they can join our school location at 121 Kennedy Avenue. Our summer day camp program for children younger than 4 years old will also be available at our daycare location.  

Registration for the summer camp will be available in April.



We are excited to tell you that Humberside Montessori School will be opening a new 9-12 class in September 2016. Kim Smith will be joining us as a new 9-12 Elementary teacher and she will be opening this class in September. Kim spent time living abroad in France and the UK, where she obtained two university degrees in music. She completed her AMI Elementary Montessori 6-12 Teacher Training in Toronto. Kim used to work as a Music Teacher in the Adolescent Program at Humberside Montessori. She is presently working as a 6-9 Elementary teacher in another Montessori school, and is very eager to join our  9-12 level. Kim’s son is attending our Casa program


VALENTINE’S DAY – at Humberside Montessori on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016


As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, we would like to inform you of how we will be celebrating the holiday.


Casa information - we are asking that cards not be distributed throughout the school due to the many problems that arise within the classes. Past experience has shown that young children can become very frustrated for several reasons – not receiving valentines, the inability to read what is written and who the card is from, and the difficulty of distributing the cards themselves to name just a few. Please be assured that Valentine’s Day will be discussed and celebrated within the classes in an age and developmentally appropriate way. The celebration will vary depending on the class. Thank you for your cooperation.


Elementary and Adolescent information - the elementary and adolescent students are older, and therefore are able to celebrate this occasion on a different level. They do really enjoy writing and reading their greetings. Therefore, the exchange of cards in the elementary class will take place inside the classroom. Please make sure that your children make their own valentines or, if they have already purchased store-bought valentines, to write a personal greeting or a poem on the back.


Happy Valentine’s Day!


P.A. DAY – FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016 & FAMILY DAY, MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016


There will be no classes on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 due to our Professional Activity Day and Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 as we will be celebrating Family Day.