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Dear Greek School Parents,

As the scholastic year winds down, we would like to thank all the parents, teachers, and volunteers for an amazing year.  We were able to offer a fun-filled year with both traditional and new cultural events for the children because of the community’s fundraising and volunteering efforts.

One of our new, exciting events that took place in April was the Greek Village.  The children enjoyed visiting various stations, practicing their conversational Greek, and partaking in interactive activities.  The church hall was transformed into a mini village that included seven stations focused on different themes. These included the beach, zoo, grocery store, department store, restaurant, Greece, and even a kafeneio for the adults! Our students had a great time as they were offered the opportunity to utilize their Greek language skills in reading, writing, and of course, learn about their culture!

The PTO has proudly prepared all of the tiropites for the annual church festival.  We would like to thank all of the volunteers who offered their time to help us meet our goal.  During the festival, the PTO is also responsible for selling car raffles as part of the church’s fundraising.  We encourage our PTO families to volunteer and help support our church.

Our end of the year party will be along with the Sunday School on Sunday, June 3rd after church. We hope you can all attend this fun family day that will include lunch and outdoor games for the children.  Greek School graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 5 PM.  Congratulations to all of our graduates (and their parents!) for their commitment to the Greek School.  We wish them continued success in their future endeavors.

A friendly reminder that Greek School Registration is due by June 30th, and we are reserving seats on a first come first serve basis.  For your convenience, a PayPal account has been set up so you can pay the full tuition directly online through the church website.  In addition, please remember that a Stewardship Commitment for 2018 must be paid in full prior to registration.

Download and complete the registration form and return to the Church office.  For your convenience we also now accept credit card payments through PayPal.  Just click the button below to pay registration fees.


 

 

We are proud to announce that the funds we have raised this year will be put towards cleaning, remodeling, and painting our Greek School over the summer to provide up to date classrooms.  We will also use the funds to purchase new furniture and rugs the classrooms may need, as well as other essentials in the classrooms. The remaining funds will go towards the bathroom remodeling fund.

Looking back on a fulfilling year, we want to give a special thank you to Father Anargyros, Kyria Sophia Stamatiou, and Mr. Vasilios Fikaris for their support.  It has been our pleasure to serve our community and work diligently to provide all of the cultural events so that our children could learn our Greek traditions, customs, and language.  We hope that the next generation, will too, cherish their Greek School memories like many of us have!

On behalf of the PTO,  we would like to wish everyone a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating summer!

Kalo kalokairi!!!

Sincerely,

Despina F. Shikar, OD / Debbie Poulis

PTO President / Co-President

For more information: pto@stathanasiosnj.org