Atrium School

Excellence with Joy

Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening of "Angst" for Middle School students and parents

Middle School students and parents are invited to a screening of Angst, a cinematic exploration of anxiety and its effects on teenagers. Through candid interviews, Angst tells the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its effects on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition. Small group conversation will follow the film. This event is limited to students in Middle School and older, accompanied by parents. The screening is hosted by Lara Buchanan and will be held in the A Space.

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Mar
13
9:30 AM09:30

A is for Atrium: Atrium Agility with Artemis Yoga

From stretching in poses to relaxing on a mat, children simply enjoy how yoga makes them feel. Led by Tracy Affonso, an experienced yoga instructor and elementary school educator from Artemis Yoga in Watertown, this program will welcome young children and their parents or caregivers to a fun physical practice that includes music, movement, and games. The program introducdes a sense of breath awareness that makes young children feel more calm, confident, and resilient. Starting yoga at a young age builds a lifelong awareness of its benefits to body and mind and we invite you and your child to join us for this new and fun "A is for Atrium" program.

"A is for Atrium" is a series of Tuesday morning programs at Atrium School, 69 Grove St., Watertown, MA. Parking and the school entrance is at 35 Kondazian St. These free programs for young children and their parents or caregivers take place from 9:30-11:00am and include the featured program of the month, the "magical" Gym Bus, a song and story, art projects, and a nutritious nut-free snack.

RSVP appreciated, but not required to: Sandi Dunn, Director of Admissions, (sdunn@atrium.org or 617-923-4156, x125).

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Feb
13
9:30 AM09:30

A is for Atrium: Atrium Amigos

Atrium Amigos, led by our multitalented PreK–Grade 8 Spanish teacher Susanna Lara-Roth, will offer young participants a snapshot of what our children learn and experience in our creative and joy-filled sessions. Through language, movement, song, and art, we will give you and your child a taste of Atrium's Spanish program!

"A is for Atrium" is a series of Tuesday morning programs at Atrium School, 69 Grove St., Watertown, MA. Parking and the school entrance is at 35 Kondazian St. These free programs for young children and their parents or caregivers take place from 9:30-11:00am and include the featured program of the month, the "magical" Gym Bus, a song and story, art projects, and a nutritious nut-free snack.

RSVP appreciated, but not required to: Sandi Dunn, Director of Admissions, (sdunn@atrium.org or 617-923-4156, x125).

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Feb
9
4:30 PM16:30

When Children are Anxious

This is a follow up session for parents - especially for those who attended the parent talk on January 18 and who want to think more closely about the anxieties that children can experience.  These parents will be joining Merry Murray Meade and Bob Dowling for some conversation. Parents in need of child care can sign up for the After School program.

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Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

What Parents Want to Know About Bilingualism

This gathering for Atrium parents will be hosted by Susanna Lara and led by Gigi Luk, Atrium parent and active researcher in the field of bilingual language development.  Parents with bilingual children often have concerns about their child’s bilingualism.  With Gigi, parents will read a recent article on the subject  and talk about the most common questions. Parents in need of childcare can sign up for the After School program.

 

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Perfect Storm: Executive Functioning & Anxiety, and What to Do About It with Judith Stein, PhD.

Executive function is an important issue for all children and their parents. Every child must learn how to plan, focus attention, follow instructions, and multitask, all of which can be difficult. Stress and academic anxiety can easily derail the executive function processes that are so important to our children’s academic success, self-regulation, and emotional well-being. In this talk, we will highlight the ways that academic anxiety can affect our children’s ability to cope with the demands of school, family, and friends. Parents will learn specific ways to help their children manage the stresses in their lives at home and at school, using fun and effective activities.

Hosted by Atrium School, facilitated by Kathy, Merry Murray and Bob. This event is free and open to the public.

About Judith Stein, Ph.D.

Judith Stein is a Licensed Psychologist at the Institute for Learning and Development. She received her Doctorate in Psychology from Boston University with a specialty in Clinical Psychology. She completed a Fellowship at Children’s Medical Center in Boston and a Post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the Lahey Medical Center. Dr. Stein provides individual and group therapy for children and adults, comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, school consultations, and parent education. She is a contributing author of several books including Parent Guide to Hassle-Free Homework (Scholastic, 2007) and Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (Guilford Press, 2010).  Her special interests are working with parents of children with learning and attentional problems, treating anxiety and mood disorders, providing consultations in the area of nonverbal learning disorders, and teaching mindfulness.

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Jan
16
9:30 AM09:30

A is for Atrium: Atrium Alligator LEGO WeDo

Instructors from Einstein's workshop will help you and your young robotocist build and program a LEGO alligator. You will build with a motor and program it using tile-based click commands.

"A is for Atrium" is a series of Tuesday morning programs at Atrium School, 69 Grove St., Watertown, MA. Parking and the school entrance is at 35 Kondazian St. These free programs for young children and their parents or caregivers take place from 9:30-11:00am and include the featured program of the month, the "magical" Gym Bus, a song and story, art projects, and a nutritious nut-free snack.

RSVP appreciated, but not required to: Sandi Dunn, Director of Admissions, (sdunn@atrium.org or 617-923-4156, x125).

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Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

"Atrium in Action" Tours for Prospective PreK - Grade 8 Families

Please take a tour of our academically challenging, innovative, and creative Lower and Middle School classes, taught by extraordinary faculty in the areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies/Humanities, Spanish, Art, Music, Theater, Library, and Physical Education (on and off campus opportunities). You will see that our students experience EXCELLENCE WITH JOY each and every day! RSVPs are appreciated but not required to: Sandi Dunn at sdunn@atrium.org or call 617-923-4156 x125.

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Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

35th Anniversary Film Festival

In celebration of our 35th anniversary, Atrium School presents our Film Festival, featuring the award-winning works of Atrium alumni and alumni parents. Please join us at the Wasserman Cinematheque at Brandeis University for The Young Armenian by director, producer and filmwriter Noah Bartel '08; My Louisiana Love by director, co-producer and co-writer Sharon Linezo Hong; Lost in the Bewilderness by filmmaker Alexandra Anthony; and MUDBOUND by cinematographer Rachel Morrison '90.

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