HI! My name is Diana Jabour, and I am Alexa's mom (and momma to Austin, who is in the Phoenix classroom). I volunteered to be room parent this year and I am so excited for the opportunity and I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you! I have to say my husband, Stephen and I love the Athena community and have been so happy with the classroom energy and stellar teachers. I am still getting the hang of what I need to be doing to help you and the school, but here is a quick overview of some of the things I get to do, and what you'll be hearing from me via short newsletters like this one:

  • Sending you information about what is happening at Athena, such as the upcoming Cultural Fest (October 17th). These notes won't replace the official updates from Athena, but just in case you got too busy to read the whole newsletter, I'll mention the important ones.
  • Recruiting Volunteers! I want to make sure you know every opportunity available to take part in our classroom activities and community events.
  • Planning meet-ups outside of school hours, such as the Central Market Playground, Zilker Park Train, or a fun meal at Hat Creek on Bee-Caves or Phil's Icehouse. (Or maybe my favorite: mom only time to get together at a relaxed environment to exchange ideas …wine included of course!)
  • Requests for $$$ for specific reasons, such as Staff Appreciation Week, holiday gifts, or special Birthday surprises for our Guides.


Cultural Fest 2015

Saturday, October 17
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

$10/adult (Children are free)

Athena Main Lawn

The heart of Cultural Fest is a pot- luck feast in the spirit of Thanksgiving where families are invited to bring a dish to share that reflects their heritage. When the dish is brought to the table, they are asked to fill out a small table card that explains the name of the dish, the country or culture it is from, and the ingredients.

Hummingbird Parents, we need your help! Visit our SignUp Genius page to learn how you can help and volunteer for a shift at the "Bracelet Making Station"! Our classroom is in charge of this fun station, so lets represent for the Hummingbirds!

We are also in need of donations of cupcakes for our cakewalk! If you would like to donate to the cakewalk, click "I Wanna Donate!"

Thank you for being a part of our community,


Please feel free to reach out to me for more information about volunteer opportunities, ideas you have, or anything else related to our Hummingbird classroom! If I don't know the answer…I will find it! Email is best, text is second, and phone might be last if you reach out after 4 pm. You know how it is after hours with kiddos.

Hummingbird October Newsletter