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.

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

School Photos

Today — Friday, Nov. 16 — is the deadline to submit Casa and Toddler school photo orders if you want to order them through the school. If you miss this deadline, school photos can still be ordered online.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Remember that parent-teacher conferences are coming up at the end of the month and they may require some schedule juggling. 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:

Lost Sweater

Has anyone found a sweater that looks just like this, but grey. It is Cat & Jack (Target) brand and is size S (6/6x). It was brand new, being worn for the first time, and the child thinks it went home in someone else's bag. It's safe and happy return would be very much appreciated.

lost sweater

Clothing Store Extension

There have been a few updates to the Lyonsgate clothing online store, so the deadline has been extended until Sunday, November 18, at 10:00 p.m.

Click here to access the Lyonsgate clothing store

All purchased items will be shipped as a single bulk order and Lyonsgate will pay the duty. The shipping address has been pre-filled; under "Shipping Method" please check the "Ship to U.S. Address" option (it should be the only option). You will have to enter your billing address when paying by credit card.

It's sweater weather!

Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

This week, we want to give you a perspective on your children's Montessori environments from their classroom assistants. Montessori assistants have a vital role in the environment — they help children work to master materials they have been presented, help to manage the room when the guide is engaged in giving presentations, perform a plethora of daily housekeeping duties, help your children learn French, and form part of the team of Montessori educators that are constantly guiding your children's development through observation, engagement, and collaboration.

Toddler parents, Mlle. Noordham has your update for you this week. Casa North parents will find an update from Mr. Davis, and Casa South's comes to you from Mlle. Paul. Elementary families have an update from Jason.

Observations Continuing

If you haven't signed up for an observation time in your child's Montessori environment, you can still do so. Click here to read the Lyonsgate "Observation Guidelines" and to select a timeslot.

One Way Parking Lot Reminder

We had another close call this past week. Please remember that the synagogue parking lot is one way. Please enter the parking lot off Cottage Ave. and exit through the laneway to Mountain Ave. Thank you.

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