2020.2021 Health and Safety Measures

[This is the body of the August 7 “Info Update from Lyonsgate: Health and Safety + Calendar” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Lyonsgate Families, It's been nice to get a break from the heat this week, and some rain. Hope all of your gardens survived and you've been able to safely enjoy some much needed sunshine with your wonderful children. This week, we have information about the health and safety measures that will be in place at both Lyonsgate campuses in September, and the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Feb. 7, 2020Hello Lyonsgate Community, We are halfway through this short winter term and this week we have updates from some of your children’s classroom assistants. Enjoy! We also have some info about school and illness for you. T’is the season and germs are being shared; we’ve had an upswing in the number of children and staff coming down with colds recently. You will also find a letter from Hamilton Public Health regarding coronavirus.…

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Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 Happy Friday Lyonsgate Families, Thank you to those of you who made it to the Parent Education event this week. We host Parent Education events so you can learn a little more about the Montessori education you have chosen for your children, and this one gave you a chance to ask questions of kids who have made their way through full Montessori programs or joined Montessori after some experience in public or other educational systems. Lyonsgate…

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Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Jan. 17, 2019

Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Friday, Jan. 17, 2019 Parent Education: Montessori Outcomes: Looking Ahead (The Days are Long but the Years are Short) Many people associate Montessori pedagogy with early years education and are most familiar with Montessori environments at the Toddler and Casa levels.  Montessori is an evidence-based, whole-child education theory that applies to all four planes of development, from infancy through age 24. Please join us for a parent education evening with the…

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