Calypso Montessori News & Information

Supporting our classmate Rachel Spotzl

Posted: Oct 15th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Today I am reaching out to all of you in support of our classmate Rachel Spotzl.

Rachel attended Calypso Montessori in the 2015 school year.

Last November, when Rachel was seven years old, she was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of blood cancer, leukaemia. Rachel has now spent over 250 days at the BC Childrenâs Hospital facing endless challenges. Rachel lives in our schoolâs neighbourhood but has not been able to be home or attend school for almost one year.

Since November 2017, she has received six rounds of chemo therapy, but relapsed in June of this year.

This October, her five year old sister Hayley donated her bone marrow to Rachel to help save her sisterâs life.

There is nothing more devastating than seeing your child suffer. In the face of these devastating circumstances, her family is showing great courage and resilience. They are turning their sorrow into strength by raising funds to fight cancer for their daughter and everyone around the world. Please help us support them and their cause.

I am addressing all of you because we can all feel the pain this family is going through.

If you would like to help, please consider a donation of any amount. At the end of our fundraiser, we will hand over a cheque to Rachelâs family and let them decide how they would like to use the funds.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you.


Cynthia and Ingrid


Posted: Jun 14th, 2018

Dear Parents

We have some exciting news.

As many parents have been requesting to add Mandarin to our program we will
include Mandarin into our curriculum starting September 2018.

We will teach the children Mandarin twice per week through stories, art, role play and songs as well as games.

Ms. Chen will use her previous teaching expertise, as she was an instructor at Richmond Mandarin school for Children Preschool age to grade 2.

We are are very excited about this and looking for ward to the coming school year .

Cynthia and Ingri