Lyonsgate Montessori Toddler student visiting his new classroom and teacher in preparation for September, when he will be a Lyonsgate Montessori Casa student.

Lyonsgate Update, June 14, 2024, Summer!

Dear Lyonsgate Families, Lyonsgate Montessori Toddler student visiting his new classroom and teacher in preparation for September, when he will be a Lyonsgate Montessori Casa student. The weather has been a strong indicator that the end of the school year, and start of the summer break, is fast approaching. As a teaching staff, we always find the end of the year full of mixed emotions. We feel excitement and pride in the children's development over the year, and while we feel sad to be saying…


Lyonsgate Montessori Casa student working with the colour tablets in the Montessori Colour Box 3 material.

Lyonsgate Update June 10, 2024

Good Morning Lyonsgate Families, We have a few reminders for you as we head into the final two weeks of the school year: TODAY!: Elementary Cultural Fair from 3:15-4:15. See the Elementary section below for details. Welcome to Elementary Orientation: Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 – 4:15pm. See your Lyonsgate calendar for details. Last Day of School: Thursday, June 20, is the last day of school, and we hope to see you all at Dundas Driving Park on Friday, June 21, for the year-end picnic! See…


Lyonsgate Montessori Casa students enjoyed a morning at the park last week.

Lyonsgate Update June 3, 2024

Hello Lyonsgate Families, This Friday is a PA Day to accommodate year-end Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you haven’t already done so, please select a conference timeslot. The link is in your update email. Elementary parents: please also see your update email to sign up for the Elementary senior sleepover, and see the Elementary section below for details. Please see updates from your children’s Montessori levels below, and a staff update for the 2024.2025 school year. Toddler Casa…


Lyonsgate Montessori Toddler students chasing bubbles.

Lyonsgate Update May 27, 2024

Good Morning Lyonsgate Families, Year-end Parent-Teacher conferences are on Friday, June 7. Lyonsgate is closed to students on June 7, but childcare is available during your conference. Please see your update email to select a Parent-Teacher conference timeslot (some classrooms have a few after school timeslots earlier in the week). See below for updates from your children’s Montessori levels, including a summary of last week’s Casa Parent Education event. Toddler Casa Elementary…


Lyonsgate Montessori Elementary student working on subtraction with the Montessori Large Bead Frame.

Lyonsgate Update May 21, 2024

Good Morning Lyonsgate Families, The Casa Parent Education event, “The Brain and Body Connection: How Movement Impacts Brain Development” is this Thursday, May 23, from 3:45-4:30. Please enter through the glass doors off the parking lot (rain day doors). Toddler siblings are welcome to stay with Toddler staff that day to accommodate your attendance at the Casa Parent Education event. Please see your update email for the RSVP link. Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up on June…


Lyonsgate's Montessori Casa students all ventured to the neighbourhood park on a sunny warm day this week.

Lyonsgate Update May 13, 2024

Happy Monday Lyonsgate Parents, Reminder: Friday this week is a PD day that leads into the Victoria Day long weekend and both Lyonsgate campuses will be closed on Friday, May 17, and on Monday, May 20. Toddler Parent Education: The Toddler staff will be hosting a Parent Education event this Thursday, May 16, from 3:00-3:30 in the Toddler classroom. They will be discussing “Toilet Learning The Montessori Way.” Please enter through the glass doors off the parking lot (rain day…


Lyonsgate Montessori Casa students enjoying a sunny, warm morning at a neighbourhood park.

Lyonsgate Update May 6, 2024

Good Morning Lyonsgate Families, We have a few warm weather reminders: Please apply sunscreen, or have your  independent Montessori child apply their own sunscreen, each morning before school. We/they will reapply before mid-day outdoor play. Please send a bottle of your preferred sunscreen (no aerosol/spray bottles please) to use at school, and make sure it is clearly and permanently labelled. Thank you. Please ensure students wear sturdy, closed-toe outdoor shoes to school each day.…


Lyonsgate Montessori Toddler student engaged in the Montessori Flower Arranging activity.

Lyonsgate Update April 29, 2024

Good Morning Lyonsgate Families, A few items to note over the next few weeks: Elementary Parent Education: Thursday, May 2, 3:30-4:15 p.m. (see below or the school calendar for details). Kirkendall Food Drive: Elementary students will be distributing donation bags throughout the neighbourhood. If your family lives outside the neighbourhood but would also like to donate, you are welcome to send in nut-free food and/or hygiene product donations with your child by Friday, May 3, to both…


Lyonsgate Montessori Elementary student charting the needs of a plant.

Lyonsgate Update April 22, 2024

Good Morning Lyonsgate Families, Parents of Casa students, you may have heard your children speaking about “Ms. Goruk” over the last few weeks. Stef Goruk is a Montessori Guide coming back to work after taking time off to start a young family. Ms. Goruk is covering recess periods for both Casa classes and is also our new on-call supply teacher. Ms. Stef Goruk, top right, with a picture of what the Casa students think she would look like if she was a mermaid. Please see below for…


Lyonsgate Montessori Casa student peeking through his construction with the Montessori Roman Arch material.

Lyonsgate Update April 15, 2024

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Now that March Break, early Easter, and the eclipse are behind us, we are back to regularly scheduled programming. You’ll be happy to know that there are no important dates to know for the next couple of weeks (and yes, stating that means something will probably come up). The Spring/Summer lunch menu starts today for Casa and Toddler students. You can always find the lunch menu here: https://lyonsgate.ca/lyonsgate-lunch-menu/ and you can check which week we are…