Thank You For A Wonderful School Year

Dear Lyonsgate Families, As the school year comes to a close, we are gifted the opportunity of both reflection and forward thinking. This has been quite the year! From monitored online screening, mandatory masks, and our Elementary campus providing online learning, to friends across cohorts once again meeting on the playground, and smiles being openly shared. Two words come to mind: resiliency and hope. The children naturally teach us so many wonderfully wise lessons if we truly take the time…


Lyonsgate Classroom Updates, June 17, 2022

Toddler Dear Toddler Parents, This week, our older toddlers have been going over in small groups to visit their new Casa classrooms for next year. I know each of them are ready and eager to embrace new challenges, make new friends, and find out more about themselves and the wider world, but it is bittersweet for the guides in the Toddler room to watch them go. We have had the privilege of observing them build themselves into the independent young people they have become so far. It is…


Lyonsgate Administrative Update, June 17, 2022

🌞Year-End Picnic🌭 Please join us at Dundas Driving Park on Friday, June 24, from 12:00-4:00 to celebrate our Montessori graduates and to enjoy a picnic together with all of the Lyonsgate Montessori families. Bring a picnic lunch for your family, and any pot-luck offerings if you would like to do so (but not required). Please bring your own cutlery. We have reserved Pavilion #1, and Driving Park does have a splashpad area so swimsuits and towels are also a good idea. This is a rain or shine…


Lyonsgate Classroom Updates, June 10, 2022

Toddler Bonjour! First off, I just cannot believe we are already here at the end of our journey; it truly amazes me to see how far your children have come since they first walked through our doors in September. I want to say a sincere thank you to each of you for trusting me with your children, not only to help guide them but to also teach them a new language, and I will say they have all absolutely blown me away with all their capabilities and new language acquisitions. I myself was quite…


Lyonsgate Administrative Update, June 10, 2022

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We have a few administrative updates for you this week: 2022.2023 After School Care Registration Please find the link to register for After School Care for the 2022.2023 school year in today's update email. Also, please remember that, due to the limited spaces available, after school care is intended as a five-day-a-week program for families that require a later pick up time due to work constraints and not as extra time for socialization and play. Thank you. Cost for…


Lyonsgate Classroom Updates, June 3, 2022

Toddler I can hardly believe that the year is almost over. It seems like only yesterday that we were meeting some of the children for the first time. How strange it must have been to be away from home and greeted by strangers wearing masks and shields. It is inspiring how they have been able to grow and thrive during such unusual times. The leaps made by the toddlers never fail to amaze me. The friendships, vocabulary, coordination, and personalities that develop between the beginning and end…


Lyonsgate Administrative Update, June 3, 2022

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Thank you for finding the time to attend the Parent-Teacher conferences today. We have updates for you about hours of operation and After School Care for the 2022.2023 school year. Hours of Operation Please visit https://lyonsgate.ca/hours-of-operation/ for each classroom's schedule for the 2022.2023 school year. You can find this page under the "Parents" tab. After School Care For the 2022.2023 school year, After School Care will be available for Casa and Elementary…


Lyonsgate Classroom Updates May 27 2022

Toddler Hello Toddler Families, I’m excited for the parent-teacher conferences next week and welcoming you into your children’s classroom in person. We’ll talk about all of the wonderful progress they have all made, especially in developing their sense of community. Please bring any questions you have about how your toddler has been spending their days, what they are showing interest in, how they are showing us they learn, and what next  year may look like for them. We will…


Lyonsgate Classroom Updates May 20, 2022

Toddler This week, the Casa children were having their show and share, where they get to demonstrate some of their favourite presentations to their families. It is a wonderful opportunity to welcome families into the classroom and to share in children’s the joy of discovery. This got me thinking about how we measure success in the Toddler room, as well as the difference between wanting and needing help. Some of the biggest, proudest smiles that I have seen on a child’s face have…


Lyonsgate Administrative Update May 20 2022

Announcement Regarding Covid Protocols If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we can’t all agree on how to move forward out of the many protocols we have encountered over the last two years. As you know, Lyonsgate Montessori School has been proceeding with great caution throughout the pandemic. We continue to have windows open with fans circulating the air, we have hepa air filters in each classroom and throughout the school, and we have enhanced cleaning occurring throughout the…