All parents and guardians of Athenian students are members of the Athenian Parent Association (APA), which works to support the school’s mission of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution. The APA promotes a strong sense of community by facilitating communication between the parent body and the school. We host speakers, serve as a resource to parents, and encourage volunteerism. APA leaders and volunteers play a vital role in coordinating and running school events, which have historically included International Night, family potluck socials, faculty and staff appreciation luncheons, and celebrations of student milestones.
To stay informed about APA activities and to find out about opportunities to volunteer, read the Weekly every Friday, and come to our regularly scheduled all-parent meetings. All-parent meetings inform parents of volunteer, social, and community-building opportunities.
For example, Athenian's successful and active Book Club and Walking Group allow parents to build lasting connections and contribute to the greater Athenian community. Our goal is to have families find many ways to get involved, and we look forward to seeing your energy in our community!
Currently we are selling all SpiritWear online until further notice. We have expanded our shop to include a wide range of items that all can be delivered to your door. Please check back with us regularly for any spirit wear or Owl Outlet updates.
All parents of Athenian students are welcome to join a socially distanced hike. For our kick-off walk, we will meet at the Lafayette Reservoir for a lovely 3 mile (~50 min) walk. We will provide a Sign-up Genius to parents so they are able to join staggered start times to accommodate small groups. We thank you in advance for wearing masks and remaining 6ft apart. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for a sign-up link as we get closer to the date!
The APA, in partnership with the DEI Taskforce, will host a virtual event in support of our community’s commitment to anti-racism and social justice. This event combines our usual fall CES and Equity and Inclusion Night events. We will be joined by race and gender equity advocate, educator, and speaker, Dr. Connie Wun, and Athenian faculty member, musician/artist, and social justice activist, Sanjev deSilva. This event is open to all members of the Athenian community.
Please join fellow parents for a discussion of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This book examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Zoom invitation to follow.
For more information about the APA Book Group please email Jill Miller and Rose Cohen at email@example.com
Board Members APA President: Caroline Gates VP Community Enrichment: Beth Goldberg VP Community Events: Leslie Widmann Treasurer: Tracey Bracco Secretary: Megan Ware US Coordinator: Olga Larner MS Coordinator: Clarissa Ingersol