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…

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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…

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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…

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Lyonsgate Classroom Updates May 13, 2022

Toddler Glorious Spring weather is upon us! All of the local gardens are rapidly growing back and bursting with colour and our toddlers are showing rapid growth and development simultaneously. My grandmother had a theory that children grew more rapidly in the Spring and Summer and I am now thinking she might be right about that. We are witnessing an explosion of language and communication, and a drive for independence skills in the Toddler community this Spring. There are many new toilet…

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Lyonsgate Administrative Update May 13, 2022

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Starting this week we are splitting our weekly updates. There will be a Classrooms Update each week with information from your children's Montessori guides, French-speaking assistants, and English-speaking assistants on a rotating basis, and an Administrative Update, if necessary, that will impart information about events, dates, policies, reminders, and anything else that comes up and is not specific to a particular classroom. Your weekly update email will consist of…

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Lyonsgate Update May 6, 2022: Show & Share & Updates & Worms

Hello Lyonsgate Families, This week, we have information about Casa Show & Share and details of the month to come in Elementary. We also have an update about the updates, an event for kids at HAAA this Saturday, and a note about a recent COVID development. Show & Share Parents of Casa students will be welcomed back into the classrooms from May 16-19 for Show & Share. Show & Share is an opportunity for Montessori students to invite their parents into the classrooms to show them…

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Lyonsgate Update April 29, 2022: Supporting French & Elementary Literature

Happy Friday Lyonsgate Families, This week, your Casa and Toddler children’s French assistants have some information about how they, and you, can support French learning beyond the traditional classroom materials, and the Elementary Montessori guides have a beautiful summary of the practice and purpose of literature in the Elementary program. Show & Share (No Observations) Thank you for your patience while we deliberated whether or not to host parent observations in the Casa…

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Lyonsgate Update April 22, 2022: Community

Good Afternoon Lyonsgate Community, This week, your children’s Montessori guides are speaking to the concept of community in Montessori, and they have some beautiful things to say. Mask Requirement Extension While we are certainly doing better in terms of illness relative to a couple of weeks ago, there are still positive COVID cases among students and Lyonsgate families that indicates the ongoing presence of community spread. Lyonsgate is extending the requirement for all staff and…

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Lyonsgate Update April 14, 2022: Extra Long Weekend Edition

Happy Easter Long Weekend Everyone, This week your children’s English language assistants have updates for you about the spring term and their roles in the classroom. We also have information about an upcoming Elementary Parent Education Event. Lyonsgate is closed on Good Friday, April 15, and on Easter Monday, April 18. Safe and healthy travels to those who may be visiting family or otherwise adventuring this weekend. Reminder if you travel internationally: For 14 days upon return you…

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Lyonsgate Update April 8, 2022: Apprendre le Français

Hello Lyonsgate Families, This week your children’s Casa French teachers are speaking to the acquisition of French in a Montessori context, where children learn at their own pace. Elementary students are continuing their botanical studies. Due to illness, we do not have a Toddler update for you this week. Casa Graduation Photos On Thursday, April 28, Lifetouch will be at Lyonsgate to take graduation photos of the third-year Casa students. They will provide caps and gowns for the photos.……

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