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Community involvement is key to our collective success and thriving! At AWS, children and adults alike feel welcomed with a sense of interest in learning from and with one another.

Monthly Book Study

Interested in exploring how you can further understand and support others different from yourself? Join us for monthly conversations on the book See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur. Interested? Fill out this Google form to help us determine the best time and place to meet for those wishing to participate.

Ultimate Frisbee: Every Monday & Thursday, behind AWS at 5:00 pm

Join current and alumni families, as well as friends from the community, for a friendly game of ultimate frisbee. All ages welcome!

Weekly Drumming Classes: Every Wednesday at the Blueberry Treehouse Farm in West Falls. Led by AWS parent, Griffin Brady. Classes available for kids (4 pm) and adults (6 pm). Pre-register at (wait for pop-up to register)

New Student & Family Welcome: Monday, July 11, 4:00-6:30 pm at AWS

All new students and their families are invited to AWS to meet one another and spend time on the playground, campus and forest. Early Childhood teachers will offer a Story & Craft Time between 4:00-4:30 pm. Families are welcome to bring a picnic, take a self-guided hike to the creek and/or join the community Ultimate Frisbee game at 5:00 pm. Send any questions to Vicky Lucca at

Alumni All-Class Reunion: Saturday, July 30, 3-6 pm at AWS

All AWS alumni, their families and current and former teachers are invited to spend an afternoon reconnecting at AWS. Come mingle, visit the creek, and play together. Light refreshments will be offered. Please RSVP here.

AWS Community Summer Picnic: Thursday, August 18, 5-7 pm, at AWS

Join us later this summer for a community picnic! Bring your own meal and beverages, along with a blanket or folding chairs. Enjoy good company, a hike to the creek, and/or a game of Ultimate Frisbee.

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts (in Buffalo): Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28th

The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts is back and AWS will be in the Tot Tent! We are thrilled to support this wonderful festival and its organizers, AWS alumni parents Tanya Zabinski and Joe DiPasquale.

During this event, AWS parents will volunteer to help visitors with a simple craft and represent AWS to many families. Sign up here to volunteer!

AWS Early Childhood teachers will perform a puppet show on Saturday morning. We hope to see you there!

For the most up-to-date listing of upcoming AWS community events, please visit our calendar.