Updates & Announcements

Lyonsgate Update April 1, 2022: No Foolin', It's Spring

Welcome to the spring term Lyonsgate families. We’ve been happy to hear that many good times, fun times, and restful times were had over the March Break. It’s always great to see all of the students back at school, and to see how much the Toddlers have grown in just two weeks. Your children’s Montessori guides have introductions to the spring term for you. This week, the $10/day child care agreement — Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care System (CWELCC) — was signed and…


Lyonsgate Update March 11, 2022: March Break + COVID Updates

Happy March Break Lyonsgate Community, We’re wishing you all fun times, restful times, and healthy times over the next two weeks. The first day of the spring term is Monday, March 28. We have a few items for you this week as well as a larger than usual gallery of photos from the Primary campus. COVID-19 Updates As you all know, most COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario are being lifted as of March 21. This means there will be some changes when we return from March Break. While we know some…


Lyonsgate Update March 4, 2022: Winter Term Wrap Up

Good Afternoon Lyonsgate Families, We are heading into the end of the winter term and March Break is coming up. Lyonsgate will be closed March 14 to March 25. The first day of the spring term is Monday, March 28. This week, your children’s Montessori guides have some term wrap-up messages for you. Next week, we will outline any changes to COVID-19 protocols that may be in place following the March Break. We are expecting some changes, and this week we received notice from the provincial…


Lyonsgate Update Feb. 25, 2022: French Materials & van Gogh

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Well, another bit of a surprise snow day today. Hopefully that is the last one for this school year. This week, your Casa and Toddler children’s French language assistants are speaking to how they use Montessori materials in their French instruction. The Elementary students were finally able to embark on their first field trip in quite a while. Please see the Elementary section below for an explanation of the importance of learning beyond the classroom for the…


Lyonsgate Update Feb. 17, 2022: Anecdotes and Stories

Happy Family Day Long Weekend Everyone, Remember, tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 18) is a PD day and Monday is the Family Day holiday. This week, we sought out some great stories and moments from your children’s teachers. Enjoy! (Here’s one from today: lunch was a quiche-type entree and one student said, “It looks like pie.” “You’re right it does. Do you like pie?” “Yes.” “What’s your favourite type of pie?” “Cake pie, with…


Lyonsgate Update Feb 10, 2022: Culture and Holidays

Hello Lyonsgate Families, This week, your children’s Casa and Toddler Montessori guides have information for you about the Culture areas of the classrooms and their relation to holidays and celebrations. Valentine’s Day is Monday and we’d like to remind everyone that if your child wants to give out Valentine’s cards at school we ask that you have one, homemade card for each child in the class and that they do not have names on them (only your child’s name). Please do not send…


Lyonsgate Update Feb. 4, 2022: French, Parent Ed., Public Health, & Planning

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We hope you are all enjoying the unplanned long winter weekend. As you know, Lyonsgate follows the lead of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board in announcing weather-related school closures. We do this to take advantage of the school board's ability to assess the road and weather conditions across the whole of Hamilton and surrounding area. Lyonsgate students and staff travel from all parts of Hamilton, and beyond, so following the lead of HWSDB allows…


Lyonsgate Update Jan. 21, 2022: Back to Class

Hello Lyonsgate Families, COVID updates to a minimum this week. Instead, we've got messages from your children's Montessori guides about the commencement of the winter term. Quick COVID update: rapid test kits for home use for symptomatic students have arrived at the Primary campus for Casa and Toddler students. There are not enough for every student but if a child is required to leave school due to symptom development they will be sent home with a kit containing two rapid tests. If a child…


Lyonsgate Update Jan. 14 2022: Latest Info and Elementary Return

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We are continuing to receive updated guidance and information as the Omicron wave continues, and as our Elementary students head back to in-person schooling on Monday. As you know, there have been significant changes to testing and to case and contact management. Lyonsgate will continue to keep you as informed as we can about any cases amongst students and staff. Please know, however, that the information we receive is significantly less than before the winter break.…


Lyonsgate Update Jan. 7 2022: COVID and Other Info

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Well, that was an eventful first week back! Thank you all for all of your patience and cooperation as we returned, or did not return, to school amid a myriad of changing protocols, requirements, and closure. There's been a lot lately so I'll try to keep this brief: Screening Forms The updated screening forms were released Thursday evening. You will find the updated Lyonsgate screening forms on the Home page at lyonsgate.ca . Every student and staff member must submit a…