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APF Digest: May
APF Digest: May

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

Montessori Parent Night

May 3, 2017, 7:00-8:15 PM - 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.)

Muffins & Montessori

May 16, 2017, 9:00-10:15 AM - Aidan Annex, Floor 4, 2627 Connecticut Ave, NW

Soft Skills Are Hard to Learn

While not negating the importance of academic and intellectual skills, it is noted that soft skills are critical for success in the workplace and in relationships. These competencies include the ability to navigate unfamiliar environments, to communicate kindly and clearly, to be responsible for one's actions, to work in a team & more. Let's chat about how a Montessori education supports these traits and what you can do (and are doing) in your family to focus on these personal attributes.


May 23, 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 - Open to all Aidan families

May 23, 8:00-10:00 AM OR May 24, 9:00-10:30 AM - Can you host either? Let us know.

Gardeners and Carpenters by Alison Gopnik

Are you nurturing your child or constructing a human being? Let's discover together how to incorporate the latest science into our "work" - that great Montessori concept - so it isn't so labor-intensive or goal-oriented. Get ready for the summer fun of messy play and unpredictable imaginative activities by affirming your intention to preserve the secure loving environment that you've already established.