Lyonsgate Update Oct. 15, 2021: Parent Webinar and Staff News

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and had the chance to spend some great time with family. There are a few items to update you all on this week. Free Parent WebinarThe Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) is offering a free webinar for parents on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m. The topic is "Montessori Education & Inclusion - Do the pieces fit?" a webinar exploring the opportunity to include students with disabilities in Montessori schools.…

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Long Weekend Update: Someone’s Getting Married

Have a great long weekend Lyonsgate families! Lyonsgate is closed on Friday, Oct. 8 (PD Day) and on Monday, Oct. 11 (Thanksgiving holiday). (Please find a message from Hamilton Public Health about safe gatherings attached to the email of this post) A Couple of School Notes:No Parent Observations: parent observations were on the calendar for November; unfortunately, we have had confirmation from Hamilton Public Health that we will not be able to welcome parents into the classroom yet.…

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Lyonsgate Update, Sept. 24 2021

Hello Lyonsgate Families, A short update for you this week with reminders about sick students, fall weather and ventilation, and Parent Education events for Casa and Toddler families next Thursday. Please do not send children to school when they are sick. A few symptoms were removed from the provincial COVID-19 screening tool this school year (runny noses, sore throats, and fatigue). Please remember that even if a child passes the screening they should not come to school if they are sick.…

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Public Health and Truth and Reconciliation Info

Hello Lyonsgate Community, We have a few updates for you this week from Hamilton Public Health, and some information about the upcoming National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. Public Health UpdatesValidation of screening will continue to be required until at least the end of October. No changes to what you are already doing; please continue to complete the relevant screening form(s) found on the Home page of lyonsgate.ca before arriving to school each day. Public Health…

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Updates from Lyonsgate

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We are so excited that another school year is about to begin.  The staff are busy setting up the classrooms and getting ready to warmly welcome your children into their care.  While we would have liked a “normal” return to the school year we realize the world is far from that, and we hope you will understand the special circumstances that we all find ourselves in to keep the children, your families, and the community as safe as possible.  Thank you for your…

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School Year Update from Lyonsgate Montessori

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We know you are all anxiously awaiting information about the upcoming school year. We have received information from the Ministry of Education and Hamilton Public Health and can now tell you about some of the changes and requirements for the coming 2021.2022 school year at Lyonsgate Montessori School. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to impact regular school operations, although there are changes to some requirements. Here are the highlights, but please take the time…

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Year End and Youth Vaccination Info

I wanted to take this time to really thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in us this year. It has been quite a year, lots of handwashing, cleaning,  learning to put masks on and off safely and new words for all of us, like "cohorts!" We have gotten through it all with grace and dignity and always with the utmost respect for the child. We are looking forward to next year with anticipation of a little more normalcy. Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you and your…

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Ontario Parent Survey

McMaster University’s Offord Centre for Child Studies is conducting a follow-up Ontario Parent Survey. The initial survey took place 3 months into the pandemic. Both studies general themes focus on the well-being and health of children and parents/caregivers, family stressors, family relations, and how COVID has had an impact on individuals and families. “This follow-up study will help inform community practice on how to assist families through these very challenging times, now and in the…

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Parent-Teacher Conference Info

Hello Lyonsgate Families, This upcoming Friday, May 21, is a PD day leading into the Victoria Day long weekend. Lyonsgate will be closed on Friday, May 21, and on Monday, May 24. In-person at the Primary campus (Aberdeen Casa and Toddler) and remote learning for Elementary students will be closed on both days. Parent-Teacher Conferences The next PA day is Friday, June 4, for Parent-Teacher conferences. Both campuses — in-person at Primary and remote for Elementary — will be closed to students.…

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Lyonsgate Update: Post-April Break Information

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Below are the details we know regarding the Elementary campus closure and other information related to the ongoing pandemic response. As you know, case numbers are escalating and new measures are being announced frequently. As of Friday afternoon, April 16:Elementary campus is closed indefinitely. Elementary families have received their children's online learning schedules and groups. Material pick-up will take place on Monday, April 19, at the Elementary campus,…

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