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At Athenian, we believe in creating an inclusive school community that involves the whole family. We welcome parents into the educational community through special parent get-togethers, family events, and volunteer opportunities. The Athenian School has a robust parent association that would love your participation. 

Some of the ways in which parents have contributed in the past include helping in the library, throwing a Grad Nite party after graduation, supporting athletics and performing arts programs, and hosting a live auction fundraiser.

Current parents: forms and information on the 2013-14 school year can be found here and in the menu above.
Articles of Interest: Education and Parenting
Athenian faculty and staff often come across articles that may be of interest to Athenian's parent community. Here, you can find recent articles recommended by Athenian's educators. If you have an article to share, please send to athenianstoryteller@gmail.com with a sentence or two describing why the article may appeal to parents.
  • A quick 6 minute TED talk to remind us ALL that we "lead" each and every day. And perhaps, we don't even know it! 
  • A very eloquent reminder or "refocuser" that WHY we do something is more important than pretty much everything else. I believe, with this focus, it will actually provide us with, well, more focus and effectiveness!
  • A favorite of mine from legendary basketball and life teacher John Wooden: simple yet powerful foundational reminders of the difference between winning and success. 
--Recommended by Matt Zahner, Middle School Faculty and Men's and Women's Soccer Coach

Here is an inspiring Ted talk about a virtual choir project that included more than 2,000 people from 58 countries. The conductor’s/composer’s observations about what participants experienced (at about 11:12 minutes in the talk) and participant reflections about what it meant to be involved in the project (collected via Facebook) give an indication of the potential of online collaboration.
--Recommended by Suzanne Falkenstein, Director of Technology

Lauren Brown, MFT, School Program Coordinator of the Danville Police Department, spoke to the APA about drug and alcohol abuse in teenagers. Take a look at her presentation for tips and resources on working with young adults on these issues. 

Officer Vince Richards and Officer Matt Roderick, School Resource Officers at San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School, respectively, gave a presentation to parents in October on areas of concern for parents of kids and teenagers. Topics included cyber safety, bullying, alcohol, drugs and driving safety. This presentation has helpful tips that give parents an understanding of legal responsibilities and consequences, as well as tools for helping kids make good decisions.

"The research on successful schools and good teaching, he said, highlights the importance of relationships among the people in a school: administrators and teachers and students. “None of these studies identify technology as decisive.” Where technology makes a difference, it tends to do so in places with a strong organization dedicated to improving teaching and where students closely engage with teachers and one another. “A device that enhances such interactions is good,” Anrig said."
--Recommended by Jim Sternberg, Library Director
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Parent Events
Author Talk
4/17/2014
7:00 PM
A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran. Authors Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd will be on campus to talk about their expereince and sign books.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

CFTA
Contact: Jim Sternberg

MS Parent Coffee
4/22/2014
8:15 AM
8:15-9 a.m.

Urban Conf. Rm.-Dase Center
Contact: Vicki Fleming
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8th/9th Grade Parent Coffee with College Counseling
4/23/2014
8:15 AM
8:15-9:15 a.m.
Urban Conf. Rm. - Dase Center
Location: Urban Conf. Rm.
Contact: Mark van Warmerdam
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US Coffeehouse Evening
4/24/2014
7:00 PM
7-9 p.m.

Commoms
Contact: Leslie Cushner

Faculty/Staff Talent Show
4/25/2014
8:00 PM
CFTA
Contact: Mark Friedman
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Senior Ball
4/26/2014
7:00 PM
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Krutch Theatre-Berkeley
Contact: Amy Wintermeyer

Blood Drive
4/30/2014
9:00 AM
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bloodmobile-Gym

Parents Welcome
Contact: Mark Friedman

Long Weekend Begins/Dorms Close-NO HOMEWORK WEEKEND
5/1/2014
5:30 PM

Long Weekend
5/2/2014
   to 5/4/2014
No Homework Weekend

Admin on Duty:

Advanced Choir Disneyland Trip Returns, 4 p.m.

Boarders Return
5/4/2014
5:30 PM
Dorms Open: 5:30 p.m.

Boarder Reception: 6:00 p.m., Hosts:

Boarders Return by 10:30 p.m.

MS Social
5/9/2014
7:00 PM
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Carter MPR - Dase Center
Contact: Chris McCulloch

Spring Film and Arts Festival
5/9/2014
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Peter Tamaribuchi
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AMGEN Tour de California
5/13/2014
10:00 AM
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Library Research Room, Urban Conf. Rm. - Dase Center (4-8 pm only)
Contact: Nancy Nagramada

US Concert
5/15/2014
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Stephen Herrick
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US Concert
5/16/2014
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Stephen Herrick
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US Cabaret
5/17/2014
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Stephen Herrick
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US Spring Sports Award Dinner
5/19/2014
6:30 PM
Main Hall, Middle Field 1, Urban, House 2, Orchard A, B,C,D

Parent Contact: Taryn Sievers

Contact: Darek Cliff
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APA Meeting
5/20/2014
8:15 AM
Urban Conf. Rm. - Dase Center
Contact: Darlene Almogela
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10th Grade People's Project Event
5/21/2014
7:00 PM
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Contact: April Smock

US Performing Arts Celebration Dinner
5/22/2014
6:30 PM
Main Hall
Contact: Stephen Herrick
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APA Pizza Supper
5/23/2014
5:30 PM
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Main Hall
Contact: Darlene Almogela
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MS Concert
5/23/2014
7:00 PM
CFTA
Contact: Ian Heung
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Memorial Day Holiday
5/26/2014

9th Grade "This I Believe" Presentations
5/27/2014
7:00 PM
Dinner:  5:00 p.m.
Dessert: 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Speeches - Main Hall
(Middlefield 1, Orchard A, Dase Music Rm, Dase Choral Rm., Urban Conf. Rm.)
Contact: Sam Shapiro

APA MS Pizza Lunch
5/28/2014
11:30 AM
Contact: Darlene Almogela
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APA Fac/Staff App. Lunch
5/29/2014
11:30 AM
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Urban Conf. Rm. - Dase Center

8th Gr. Musical-"West Side Story"
5/30/2014
7:00 PM
CFTA
Contact: Nancy Nagramada
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US Special Schedule
6/2/2014
US Exam Schedule

8:10-9:30          D Per. Exams
[9:30-10:10]      (Extension)*
9:40-10:30        Break
10:40-12 noon   C Per. Exams
[12:00-12:40]    (Extension)*
12 noon-1:00     Lunch

Buses roll at 1 pm

*for qualified students only

APA Refreshment Break for US
6/2/2014
9:30 AM
Contact: Darlene Almogela

No US Classes
6/3/2014

MS Early Dismissal
6/3/2014
12:50 PM
Buses Roll at 1 p.m.

Book Buy Back Day
6/4/2014
8:00 AM
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

MS Canopy and Commons
Contact: Debbie Schafgans
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8th Grade Escape Day
6/4/2014
9:30 AM
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US/MS Early Dismissal
6/4/2014
12:50 PM
Buses Roll at 1 p.m.

MS Grad Dinner
6/4/2014
5:00 PM
Off campus

No MS Classes
6/5/2014

US Early Dismissal
6/5/2014
12:50 PM
Buses Roll at 1 p.m.

MS Graduation
6/6/2014
9:30 AM
East Lawn

US Graduation
6/6/2014
4:30 PM
East Lawn

Summer Programs Begin
6/16/2014
Contact: Debra Ataman

AWE Begins
7/30/2014
1:00 PM
Main Hall
Contact: Jason Ham

AWE Run-In
8/24/2014
11:00 AM
Contact: Jason Ham

AWE Banquet
8/25/2014
6:00 PM
Main Hall
Contact: Jason Ham

New Boarder Parent/Guardian Info Session
8/27/2014
11:00 AM
Library Research Rm.
Contact: Michelle Park

New Parent Trustee Reception
8/27/2014
6:00 PM
House #1
Contact: Allison Rowe
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Fall Semester Classes Begin
9/2/2014
8:10 AM

RS Delegates Parent Mtg.
9/3/2014
7:00 PM
Urban Conf. Rm. - Dase Center
Contact: Mark Friedman

Middle School Back-to-School Night
9/11/2014
6:00 PM
6:00 p.m.: Light supper available, Middle School Campus

6:30 p.m.: Program begins, Gym
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Upper School Back-to-School Picnic
9/14/2014
2:15 PM
Contact: Gabe Del Real
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10th Gr. Round Square Exchange Parent Mtg.
9/17/2014
7:00 PM
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Urban Conf. Rm.
Contact: Mark Friedman

10th Grade Parent Meeting
9/23/2014
7:30 PM
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Main Hall
Contact: Dick Bradford
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9th Grade Coffee
9/30/2014
7:30 PM
Main Hall
Contact: Sam Shapiro
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Upper School Info Night for 8th Grade Parents
10/21/2014
7:00 PM
Urban Conf. Room - Dase Center
Contact: Dick Bradford
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Faculty/Staff Talent Show
2/27/2015
8:00 PM
CFTA
Contact: Mark Friedman

APA Auction
3/6/2015
6:00 PM
Diablo Country Club
Contact: APA

US Early Dismissal
3/10/2015
12:50 PM
Buses Roll at 1 p.m.

US/MS Early Dismissal
3/11/2015
12:50 PM
Buses Roll at 1 p.m.

US/MS Early Dismissal
3/12/2015
12:50 PM
Buses Roll at 1 p.m.

Interim Activities
3/16/2015

Interim Activities
3/17/2015

Interim Activities
3/18/2015

AWE Run-In
4/2/2015
1:30 PM
Estakhri Sports Field

Open Dress Rehearsal-Spring Musical
4/16/2015
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Peter Tamaribuchi

Spring Musical
4/17/2015
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Peter Tamaribuchi

Spring Musical
4/18/2015
7:30 PM
CFTA
Contact: Peter Tamaribuchi