June 10th Update

Dear Athena Community,

It’s hard to believe that this school year has come to an end without our usual touchpoints of final connection: shared tears and tissue boxes, escorting grandparents to Gates of Life ceremonies, flowers and gifts in 3D…I don’t know about you but it’s been a tear-jerker of a couple of days for me. It was bittersweet seeing so many adorable faces sharing goodbyes and I-love-yous over final Zoom calls and virtual Gates of Life ceremonies. So surreal. And yet, so beautiful.

I am so grateful for your continued support through this incomparable school year as we navigated virtual education and community together. I am so proud of my team for their creativity and ingenuity, rising to the challenge of creating meaningful engagement and learning for families in a very non-traditional Montessori way. We are all grateful for your feedback, patience, and faith in our team.

We will continue to send emails and post information to the COVID page of our website to keep you abreast of summer camp plans, 2020-2021 school year details, and anything else that affects our community as we continue to work through unpredictability and uncertainty in the coming months.

For those of you returning…Thank you for your continued faith in us and for continuing to entrust us with your most precious gifts. We look forward to being with you back at school very soon! Things may look a little different this school year, but at least we have each other and we all have Athena.

For those of you unsure…We understand. These are unprecedented times and we are experiencing them with you. We know firsthand how difficult it is to make important decisions regarding our children in the midst of so much continued uncertainty.

For those of you graduating and leaving Athena…Thank you for being part of our school and congratulations on being an Athena graduate! Best wishes at your next school. Please keep us in your hearts and we will keep you in ours. We will look forward to seeing you at a community event on campus, in person, soon! You will always be part of our special community.

To ALL of you…THANK YOU for a wonderful school year and have a great summer!

Huge hugs and enormous gratitude,

Lisl and Your Athena Team