Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Only one more week (and a bit) for parent observations in the Casa and Elementary Montessori environments. Observations in your child's classroom are 20 minutes in duration and occur during the morning work cycle. Before your observation, please review the Observation Guidelines for Casa, and/or for the Elementary program.

Please click the relevant link(s) below to schedule your observation:


Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria! Lyonsgate staff are observing at other Montessori schools today or are spending the day at the Primary campus developing the Montessori environments (we're never done). We'll see you all on Tuesday.


Parent Observations are continuing in the Casa and Elementary Montessori environments until June 4. Observations in your child's classroom are 20 minutes in duration and occur during the morning work cycle. Before your observation, please review the Observation Guidelines for Casa, and/or for the Elementary program.

Please click the relevant link(s) below to schedule your observation:


Apologies, I was sick this week, so not many photos.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Happy Mothers' Day! We're wishing all of our wonderful Montessori moms the very happiest of Mothers' Days. Be sure to remind your family you spoil you, and make sure they have all the ingredients to make you brunch, and show them how to clean up properly afterwards, and where everything is to help with the other household chores, and let them know where the closest flower shops are, and what time they open on Sunday morning, oh, and be sure to remind them that they need to make you a card too, and where the craft supplies are, and how to clean up glitter, and remind them to not fight or melt down or freak out on Mothers' Day, and to make sure they get everything ready for school and work on Monday, and what you would like for dinner (and again, make sure they have all the ingredients, and instructions, and awareness of the need to clean up afterwards), or which restaurant to go to, and to make reservations 'cuz it's Mothers' Day, and to put on the going-for-a-nice-dinner clothes without arguing, (and make sure those clothes are clean and ready to wear), and don't forget to remind them to call the grandmas.

Enjoy your day of relaxation!

Moms are the best. Thank you.


Parent Observations are continuing in the Casa and Elementary Montessori environments until June 4. Observations in your child's classroom are 20 minutes in duration and occur during the morning work cycle. Before your observation, please review the Observation Guidelines for Casa, and/or for the Elementary program.

Please click the relevant link(s) below to schedule your observation:


This week, your children's Montessori guides are sharing the importance of food in the classroom and how it functions as more than just sustenance. Be sure to read their updates to learn about food work in a Montessori environment.

We would also like to share our new Nutrition Policy with you this week. One of our big projects this year has been to review and update all of our Ministry of Education-required policies to align with new legislation. We will have more to share with you as the project progresses, and some things mentioned in certain policies will come into effect at a later date.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

This week, Lyonsgate began our participation in the annual Kirkendall Food Drive in support of Mission Services. Elementary students were out distributing collection bags to our neighbours this week, and both Lyonsgate campuses are drop-off locations for donations through Monday, May 6. Please remember that non-perishable donations coming to either Lyonsgate campus must be nut-free, and that personal hygiene items are very welcome.

  • Mission Services serves more than 900 families each month through its Good Food Centre.
  • In 2018, they served 12,900 meals to children

kfa items needed

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Thank you to all of you that were able to attend the Parent Education evening last night. It was wonderful to see so many Lyonsgate parents being actively involved in learning more about how Montessori education works and understanding how your children work to acquire knowledge. For those that couldn't make it, we understand. Life is busy and there are other evening activities and sometimes we're just tired and once we're home for the night, that is where we're staying. We will have another series of Parent Education evenings for you next year. We have been planning the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year over the last few weeks and once everything is finalized we'll get it you so plans and schedules can be made.

If you ever have Montessori related questions, whether it's something your children are talking about, something you see in the weekly photos, something you see in the classroom, or something you are curious about how Montessori approaches and teaches, please don't hesitate to ask. We love talking about Montessori.


 Reminder: please refrain from sending candy or chocolate to school around holidays (such as Easter — the chocolate holiday!). Thank you.

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