Atrium School

Excellence with Joy

Dec
14
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 Stanley; and MUDBOUND by cinematographer Rachel Morrison '90.

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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
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
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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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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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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Dec
12
9:30 AM09:30

A is for Atrium: Atrium Actors with Watertown Children's Theatre

Watertown Children's Theater will lead an exciting workshop which will include acting, music, movement, and dance in a fun format based on group activities and games. Costumes and scenery will help to set the stage for this fun and educational program geared for young children.

"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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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Blindspots, with Tessa Charlesworth

Everyone wants to believe that we see the world objectively, making accurate and fair judgments. While being objective is a worthy goal, every day we make choices and form opinions that are grounded in hidden biases: Our minds have blindspots. This talk will explore evidence of such biases and the illusions of our perceptions. We will consider how automatic biases emerge about people based on their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, weight, and disability. As we examine implicit stereotypes and how they manifest in educational settings, we will discuss research on the best ways to address our blindspots.

This free event is co-hosted by Atrium School's Board of Trustees Diversity Committee and the PTA, and is open to the public. Parking is at 35 Kondazian St. in Watertown.

About Tessa Charlesworth:

Originally from Victoria, Canada, Tessa Charlesworth received her B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University in New York City. Tessa is now a second year Ph.D. student in Harvard’s Department of Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Mahzarin Banaji, co-author of Blindspot. Her research focuses on when, why, and how implicit attitudes change. Tessa explores change by looking at both natural change across development and across cultural time, as well at induced change following targeted learning and interventions.

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Admissions PreK - Grade 8 Arts Open House

This Open House is for prospective families for all grades: PreK - Grade 8. Please join us for a tour and in-depth look at our incredible classrooms and art, music, and theater programs! Meet Atrium's outstanding faculty, students, and families and learn about, and experience Atrium's progressive, innovative, project-based, and theme-based education. Academics, the Arts and Athletics abound at Atrium! For further information, please contact Sandi Dunn, Director of Admissions, at sdunn@atrium.org or call 617-923-4156 x125.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Admissions PreK - Grade 8 Open House

This Open House is for prospective families for all grades: PreK - Grade 8. Please join us for a tour of our dynamic school and beautiful facility. You will meet Atrium's outstanding faculty and students and will learn about and experience Atrium School's progressive and innovative PreK-5th and Middle School education and welcoming community. At Atrium, Academics, the Arts and Athletics abound! For further information, please contact Sandi Dunn, Director of Admissions, at sdunn@atrium.org or call 617-923-4156 x125.

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Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

A is for Atrium: Atrium Active Animals with Puddlestompers

Come explore the animals that continue to be active as the season changes from fall to winter! Discover all the animals you may see this winter in your neighborhood and what they will be eating and where they will be sleeping. Learn how bunnies eat bark, squirrels move freely from leafy tree nests to tree cavities, coyotes camouflage in wait for their prey, and winter birds feast on winter berries! Puddlestompers teachers will gently guide your child's discovery of nature and inspire curiosity in the animal world.

"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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Nov
9
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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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Admissions PreK - Grade 8 Open House

This Open House is for prospective families for all grades: PreK - Grade 8. Please join usfor a tour of our dynamic school and beautiful facility. You will meet Atrium's outstanding faculty and students and will learn about, and experience Atrium School's progressive and innovative PreK-5th and Middle School education and welcoming community. At Atrium, Academics, the Arts and Athletics abound! For further information, please contact Sandi Dunn, Director of Admissions, at sdunn@atrium.org or call 617-923-4156 x125.

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