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As the field of peace education develops, scholar-practitioners increasingly consider and debate who the founders of this field might be. For a field simultaneously as old as Confucius and as young as the United Nations, this is not a clear cut task. Major spiritual leaders such as Buddha, Muhammad, or Jesus Christ are sometimes considered “peace educators,” as their lives and teachings are considered by millions to be examples of ethical and peaceable living.

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Albrook Graduates: Izzy

Hi I’m Izzy. I’m 12 years old. I enjoy making bracelets and skateboarding, and every Saturday I go ice skating with Lexie. Next year I’ll be going to the Mount Olive Middle school which is near my house. I don’t know much about the school yet, but I will find

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Albrook Graduates: Alexis

Hello everyone!  My name is Alexis. I’m 12 years old and graduating from Albrook. Next year I’m going to The Willow School. Ok, I’m going to start off with how amazing this school year was! I enjoyed so much time with my new and old friends! Making food and going

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Albrook Graduates: Hudson

Good morning. My name is Hudson. I have been going to Albrook for 5 years now. I came here in 2nd grade after my brothers got into a high school nearby. I was not expecting just how much Albrook would change my life. First, I want to address the incredible

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Kindergarten Graduation

The kindergarten class of 2022 prepared for the graduation play and al-bum ceremony on June 10th at 9:30. The children performed the Play, Oobleck, in front of their immediate family and grandparents. Traditionally at Albrook, the kindergarten year culminates with a play where everyone has at least one line to

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The SPIRIT of Albrook!

On Tuesday, May 17, the sun shone, and there was a lovely breeze. It was a perfect setting for our Spirit Day celebration. The Albrook students gathered around Building B playground as Mrs. Lipman reflected and shared the many ways we as a community have touched the lives of others

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PAMBE Ghana/Albrook School Fundraiser

By Aarya, Shelby, and Izzy  The Upper Elementary students have raised $7,051 and PAMBE Ghana/La’Angum Learning Center (LLC) in Africa has raised $4,203. The money Albrook raised will be split between both schools. We will be using our half of the money to honor our school Co-founder, Ms. Anita Albers

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Heifer International

As part of the kindergarten curriculum on the basic needs of man, the children read the book, Beatrice’s Goat. They learned how the basic needs of people are different throughout the world. The kindergarten class did extra chores at home to earn coins for Heifer International. Some families need support

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First Aid Lesson from a Former Student

Former Albrook student, Allie, returned to The Albrook School on May 25th with two of her classmates to pre-sent a school project on the role of an EMT. Allie was in the Preschool program at Albrook in the Matisse Classroom with Mrs. Fritsch and Mrs. Johnson. Allie reviewed a Power

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Assisting Ukrainian Refuge Families

In March, my daughter Zoey and I invited the Albrook staff to help raise funds for Ukrainian families that fled their home because of the ongoing war. Many Ukrainians found a safe place to stay in Poland, the country that I grew up in. Many Polish people opened their doors

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Stepping Stones Plus Spring Break 2022

B y this point in the school year, our Stepping Stones Plus group has become like a family. The children have moved from parallel play to associative and co-operative play. During a recent school break, together a few of the children created a palace and out-door terrace out of blocks

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Anita’s Birthday Celebration

by Julie Kaniewski  Ms. Albers turned 93 years young on April 17, 2022 and the students and staff celebrated her special day here at Albrook on April 25th. Everyone gathered outside in the Building B playground along with Ms. Albers, and each class presented lovely hand-made cards to her one

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Reflections on the School Year

Dear Parents,  Reflection is a part of growth, and as we reflect on the 20212022 school year, we have grown as individuals, a community, and global citizens. The obstacles we face in our lives present challenges, but it is how we conduct ourselves in the face of those challenges that

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2022 Spring Event

On Friday May 13th, the Albrook community gathered for the Spring Event. We’d like to thank everyone for joining the event and supporting the school. A little rain didn’t dampen anyone’s ability to have a fantastic time!  This year’s annual theme of “Better Together” came to life at the event

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Maria Montessori’s Contribution to Peace Education

By Cheryl Duckworth, Teacher at the Northern VA Juvenile Detention Center    Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of educators. —Maria Montessori As the field of peace education develops, scholar-practitioners increasingly consider and debate who the founders of this field might be. For a

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Better Together: Monet Classroom

In November, the Monet Class lived our school theme of “Better Together” as we learned about a celebration from India called Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Two of our parents joined us on ZOOM, and using puppets along with a storybook; they told the children the tale of the…

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Better Together: Stepping Stones

Most of our Stepping Stones students were born in late 2018 or 2019. Due to the pandemic, most of them have had limited social interactions as far back as they can remember. Now that they are settled in, they enjoy social interactions with their classmates and understand how much…

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How Developmentally Appropriate is Sharing?

The Montessori classroom is all about letting children play and explore at their own pace. To help with concentration and in-depth discovery, Montessori teachers encourage children to play with one item or material at a time. This also limits the need for children to constantly exchange their item with…

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