Over the next few weeks, Theresa and Jen will be meeting individually with you to chat about your child in the Atrium. You'll receive a call or an email to set up a time for this.
Overall, things are going very well. It takes time to acclimate to the routine and structure of how things work in the Atrium. We have many new children this year, and at this point most of them are settling and working well. One way you can help us is to remind them that Atrium is like children's church. We are quiet and we move slowly and carefully. This quiet time helps us pray. Our work is our prayer.
Thank you so much for allowing us to work with your children each week. They are wonderful, and they continue to teach us with their beautiful ways of seeing the world as children do.
We will be hosting two upcoming Open House events for the Atrium. Please pass these dates on to new families who may be interested in having their children attend Atrium next year.
Sunday, March 24th at 2pm
Thursday, April 18th at 7pm
For more information, please call Theresa Bruton at 540-882-3047
The Stanmeyer family has so graciously hosted The Joyful Child Atrium for its first two years. They have spent toil and treasure to provide us with a beautiful space and environment, and we thank them for helping The Joyful Child Atrium to get started, thrive, and grow. And grown it has! In order to accommodate the growth and to let the Stanmeyers have their private home life back, the atrium will be moving this summer. We do not have a final location yet, but we are hoping to land in Purcellville. As this process moves forward, we will keep you informed of the latest.
The level one children are deep into the Parables of the Kingdom of God. We've been having wonderful discussions about the Mustard Seed, the Pearl of Great Price, The Hidden Treasure, and now the Leaven. Through these discussions, your children have understood the Kingdom of God to be very beautiful, something that grows, and that it's worth giving up everything to have it.
This week we will be moving into another season of preparation (Lent), and our prayer table cloth will change to purple.