Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Last week, Mrs. Lyons attended the "55th Anniversary of Montessori in Mexico" conference at Colegio Montessori de Chihuahua. This is one of the largest Montessori schools and training centres in Mexico and the conference celebrated the achievements of the Montessori community in Mexico and their vision for the future. The conference offered some of the most renowned Montessori experts as presenters, and gave attendees the chance to see one of the biggest and most authentic Montessori schools — multiple buildings encompassing toddler to adolescent Montessori environments, with a full size sports field and farm animals. These conferences are always very inspiring and Rachel came home with lots of ideas for the present, and to work towards in the future. Enjoy a few photos of the campus below, including the Casa bee material — yes, the Casa children work with functioning hives and harvest their own honey, warm, Mexican weather outdoor spaces, and the adolescent program's dining hall and chickens.

Also, be sure to read the "Next Week" section. There is information about school photos next Tuesday, Oct. 23, and online sign-ups for November parent observations.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, or otherwise enjoyed a great long weekend together. That's it for short weeks for a little while.

Show-N-Share and Open House events are coming up on Thursday, October 18. These are opportunities for you to spend some time with your children in their Montessori environment, and for them to show you some of the work they have completed or materials they enjoy working with.

  • Toddler Show-N-Share: 3:30-4:00 in the Toddler environment.
  • Casa Show-N-Share: 3:30-4:30 in your child's Casa environment.
  • Elementary Open house: 3:30-4:30 at the Elementary campus on Locke St.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please remember that Lyonsgate Montessori School will be closed on Monday, October 8, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope everyone finds time to get together with friends and family over the long weekend, as well as time rest and recover from turkey/tofurkey feasting.

We'd also like to thank everyone for heeding the synagogue's request to not use the main glass doors to the parking lot when exiting the school these past rainy days. One other request: we'd also like to remind everyone that the synagogue parking lot is one way; please enter off Cottage Ave. and exit the parking lot through the laneway at the east side of the lot. Thank you.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Next Wednesday, Oct. 3, is your first Parent Education Evening at Lyonsgate. These evening events are very important and we strongly encourage you to attend. At Parent Education Evenings, you will learn a little more about Montessori education and what goes on in the classroom, and why. Childcare is available during the event. Please scroll down to the "Next Week" section for event details and to register for childcare.

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Sept. 21, 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

We want to thank everyone for accommodating to the alternative pick-up and drop-off schedules we needed this week for the field trips. We know it can be difficult to change daily routines and we very much appreciate everyone's efforts. Thank you.

The children all had fun and valuable experiences on their trips. Field trips are not just a fun day out, they also become touchstones for future presentations and learning. Montessori guides will ask questions such as, "Do you remember when we went to the farm and learned about/saw/smelled/watched/felt/tasted..." when presenting material that can be related to the various field trip experiences.

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