Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Next week is the last week before the winter holiday break. See below for details of the Winter Concert on our last day — Thursday, Dec. 20 — and we are back for the winter term on Monday, January 7.

Over the break, please take a few moments to complete your registration for the 2019.2020 school year, if you have not done so already. We will be building next year's class lists and offering spots to people on our wait lists soon.

Please click here to complete and submit your application form, one per child. [Please Note: if you're using form autofill features, please double-check that the information is correct.]

Fee Schedules and payment information can be found here (scroll down to the 2019.2020 section), or as attachments to your Dec. 3 "2019.2020 Lyonsgate Registration" email.

Thank you for continung to choose Montessori education for your children, and for trusting Lyonsgate to provide an authentic Montessori experience for your children.

In the spirit of the season, our Elementary students want to thank you for all of your generous donations to their Hamilton Out of the Cold charitable ventures. Our small community managed to compile an impressive amount toothbrushes and paste, hot drink mix, and other essential items to help make those in desperate need a little more comfortable.

 You will have one more  opportunity to help on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Elementary students will be holding a "Holiday Art and Decoration" sale at both campuses starting at 3:15. They are working hard on creating an inventory of unique decorations. They will also be accepting donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and  hot drink mix (as well as other essentials) that day.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Thank you all for making the time come in and meet with your children's Montessori guides last week, and for taking the time to observe in the Montessori environments throughout the month.

We are back to regular updates from your children's guides this week with notes about what's new and exciting in the classrooms, reminders and requests, and what Montessori materials and activities are in heavy rotation.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

It's been a busy month, and a busy week this past week with observations and parent-teacher conferences taking place. That said, we're giving your children's Montessori guides a break from the updates this week as they have been putting in a lot of extra time preparing to meet with you.

We do have photos of your little Montessorians engaged in their Montessori work this week, including an adorable treat for you in the Toddler section.


Parent-teacher conferences are coming up at the end of November. Conferences with your child's Montessori guide will take place on Friday, Nov. 30. There is no school that day. Both Lyonsgate campuses will be closed for the conferences. There are a few after school timeslots available earlier in the week, but the majority will take place on the Friday, starting at 8:00 a.m. Childcare will be available during your conference timeslot.

Please click the relevant link to select a conference time in your children's Montessori environments:


Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

Parent observations are continuing for one more week, and parent-teacher conferences take place on Friday, Nov. 30. Remember, both Lyonsgate campuses will be closed on Friday for the conferences. There is no school that day, but childcare will be available during your conference timeslot. If you still need to sign up for an observation or a conference time, it's not too late.

Please do your best to be on time for your conference, and do not stay longer than your selected timeslot. In order to keep everyone on schedule, we have to be strict with the 20-minute allocations. Thank you.

The December Scholastic catalogues are coming home today, Friday, Nov. 23. These are the Christmas ones. To ensure arrival of any gift items in time for the holidays, the due date for orders is Wednesday, Nov. 28 (both online orders and returned paper forms, with cheques; please do not send cash with paper orders). If you would like to keep any  Scholastic gift orders secret, please let us know; we'll let you know when they arrive so that you can sneak them home.

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