Updates & Announcements

Back to School: Clarifications and Resources

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Next week we all head back to school. We don't have any new information for you today, but we do have clarification on some policy questions, resources for you to use this school year, and a very important reminder. First the very important reminder. Each communication we have sent to you over the summer has included the following: Please continue to follow all public health guidelines for the health and safety of your family, and the wider community, so that we can…


Lyonsgate Staffing, Staggered Start, and Info Update

[This is the body of the August 28 “Lyonsgate Staffing, Staggered Start, and Info Update” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Lyonsgate Families, Today we have the 2020.2021 school year new staff update for you, all of the required COVID-19 policy documents, staggered start dates, and a few other notes. New Staff This week we want to tell you about the new, amazing staff that will be guiding and caring for your children, but before we do we want to say a warm, heartfelt goodbye to those…


Remote Learning and Other Updates from Lyonsgate

[This is the body of the August 21 “Remote Learning and Other Updates from Lyonsgate” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Again Lyonsgate Families, If you still have not responded to the "Return Intention" survey, please do so as soon as possible. We hope that the information included today helps to inform your difficult decision-making. We know how hard it is. Please see the Hamilton Public Health resources below for more information that may assist in your decision-making. This week,…


20.21 Cohorts, Schedules, and Return Survey

[This is the body of the August 14 “20.21 Cohorts, Schedules, and Return Survey” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Lyonsgate Families, As promised, we have your children's cohort class lists for you this week, including the daily schedules for each cohort. Next week we will be sharing details of what at-home support will look like this year in cases of extended absences, cohort closures, or full school shutdowns. (Please see the July 31 communication "COVID-19 Exclusion Criteria"  for…


COVID-19 Exclusion Criteria

[This is the body of the July 31 "Information Update from Lyonsgate" email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Lyonsgate Families, Well, things continue to evolve. We had a large piece of communication prepared for you for today. It covered some of the elements for the September return to school that we have been able to plan for based on Ministry of Education legislation and Hamilton Public Health directives. It was the first of a number of planned communications to share a large amount of…


UPDATE: LYONSGATE TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 6. A Message from Lyonsgate About Health in Our Community

UPDATE: The Ontario Ministry of Education "has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. ...Ontario schools have been ordered to remain closed from March 14 through to April 5, 2020." (See full statement here). Lyonsgate Montessori School will be following this directive and both Lyonsgate campuses will remain closed until Monday, April 6. As we embark upon our March Break…


Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, March 6, 2020

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, March 6, 2020 Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families, We hope everyone made it to and from school and work safely in today’s surprise snow storm. Let’s hope that’s the last blast this winter — we do spring ahead one hour on Sunday so that means it’s nothing but warm, sunny days from now on… This is your last update before the March Break. We have a short week next week. March Break begins on Friday, March 13 — there is no school next…


Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families, Happy Friday! Welcome back to winter. Let’s pretend this was the last blast of cold before it warms up for a wonderful and well deserved March Break for all of your hard working Montessori children. This week, your children’s classroom assistants have each focused on a specific material that is meaningful to them. Whether it’s a favourite material to work with, a material that encompasses what…


Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families, Of central importance to all Montessori prepared environments are the Montessori materials. This week, your children’s guides have taken the time to explain the purpose of one of the materials in their classroom. Our hope is that these explanations, coupled with our regular Parent Education events, give you a better understanding of the Montessori method and how it works to help your children grow and…


Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families, We’re giving you all a day off tomorrow — Friday, Feb. 14 — to celebrate Valentine’s Day! It’s actually a PD day that takes us into the Family Day statutory holiday on Monday, Feb. 17. Lyonsgate is closed both days and we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Have a great long weekend whether you’re travelling or staying cozy. Toddler: Grace and courtesy in the…