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APF Digest: April & Early May
APF Digest: April & Early May

Here's what's coming up from the APF this month:

Muffins & Montessori: Establishing Values

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:00-10:15pm - Your House?

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Establish values

How do you want your family to live? What has been passed down to you and what do you wish to pass to your children? How do you manage it when something un-valuable creeps into your home, either from the media or from a classmate? How does our Montessori community support the code of behavior you are seeking? Let's explore ways to solidify the bond that makes your family unique by using specific tools to determine your core beliefs and create a plan to live by them.

Caregivers' Appreciation Reception

Monday, April 10, 2017, Arrival-9:30am - School Lobby

All of us at Aidan would like to express our appreciation and gratitude for the work you do. Come celebrate with us and get a chance to visit your child's classroom! (Toddlers are viewed through the one way window only).

Please register for this event via email to


Tuesday, April 11, 8, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Aidan Lobby

Volunteers of all ages are needed to clean up our block, 27th Street between Woodley Road and Cathedral Avenue. Please come out and help fulfill our promise to the Office of the Clean City Initiative.

Book Study Group

April 26, 8-10pm - Your House?
April 27, 9-10:30am - Your House?

The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know – Your Kids by Paul Raeburn & Kevin Zollman

Start with a common dilemma, like "you're not the boss of me" or "it's not fair." Sound familiar? Raeburn and Zollman walk us through the schemes and strategies that our children devise, where those go wrong – for all of us – and what we can do to keep the peace. Get advice that mirrors tactics and solutions from the business and economic worlds that can be put into action and that change those clever negotiators into ambassadors of harmony. Game on!

Montessori Parent Night: Bridges

May 3, 2017, 7:00-8:15pm - Ms. Hernandez' Room

The Aidan Bridge – the Structures Needed for Getting From Here to There

Open to parents of Toddlers & Primaries

Every day your child traverses several bridges - physically, emotionally and academically. Stroll (or drive speedily) with us across that divide whether it's over the Primary, Full Day, or Lower Elementary Spans as we discover what awaits on the other side or on the next floor. We'll explore the necessary links: the Montessori exercises of practical life, sensorial, language and math and how they are the foundations for successful passage. At the final destination of the night you'll receive a prize of 10+ Thing to Do at Home over the summer. Bridge the gap. The only toll is 75 minutes. (EZ Pass accepted.)

Family Harmony Podcast

Love of Self - At this link

Before loving others, you must love yourself. How do we explain that to our children ? Listen to Jessica Kwerel and Denise Merkel from the Aidan for tips on teaching your child to love herself.