Dear Parents of the Greek School of St. George,

            We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and created new family memories. As summer is drawing to a close, thoughts of returning to school are on the minds of parents and children alike. With the 2021-22 school season fast approaching, we write to provide an update on Greek School Instruction and Registration.

Our 2021-22 Greek School program begins on September 13th, 2021.

Register now your children for Greek School for the 2021-22 year.

2021-2022 Greek School Schedule

 

UPCOMING -- Guidelines for Parents & Students return-to-school 2021-22

Please contact the church office at 732-463-1642 or email the office for further information.

 


ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΑΠΟΓΕΥΜΑΤΙΝΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ ΑΓ. ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ
ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΣΧΟΛΙΚΟΥ ΕΤΟΥΣ 2021-2022

 

ΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΟΥΝΤΑΙ ΟΙ ΓΟΝΕΙΣ ΝΑ ΚΡΑΤΗΣΟΥΝ ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ
 ΓΙΑ ΟΛΟ ΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΙΚΟ ΕΤΟΣ

 

Αγιασμός στην Εκκλησία: Κυριακή 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021
Πρώτη ημέρα του Σχολείου: Δευτέρα 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021

 

ΔΙΑΓΩΝΙΣΜΟΙ

                          1ο   Τετράμηνο: Διαγωνισμοί            10-14 Ιανουαρίου
                                                           Έλεγχοι                       24-28 Ιανουαρίου

 

                        2ο   Τετράμηνο: Διαγωνισμοί             16-20 Μαίου
                                                       Έλεγχοι                     6-10  Ιουνίου

 

ΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ ΘΑ ΠΑΡΑΜΕΙΝΕΙ ΚΛΕΙΣΤΟ:

 

  • 24-26 Νοεμβρίου:
Ημέρα των Ευχαριστιών (το σχολείο ανοίγει 29 Νοεμβρίου)

  • 23 Δεκεμβρίου μέχρι 1 Ιανουαρίου:
Διακοπές Χριστουγέννων (το σχολείο ανοίγει 3 Ιανουαρίου)

  • 25 Μαρτίου:
Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου

  • 18-25 Απριλίου:
Διακοπές του Πάσχα (το σχολείο ανοίγει 26 Απριλίου)

  • 10-13 Μαΐου:
Φεστιβάλ

  • 30 Μαΐου:  
Ημέρα των Ψυχών

 

ΣΧΟΛΙΚΕΣ ΓΙΟΡΤΕΣ:

Γιορτή  Οι Τρεις Ιεράρχες, Κυριακή 30 Ιανουαρίου 12:00 μ.μ.
Γιορτή της 25ης Μαρτίου, Σάββατο 26 Μαρτίου 11:00 π.μ.
Γιορτή Εξετάσεων, Σάββατο 11 Ιουνίου 11:00 π.μ.

 

ΥΠΕΝΘΥΜΙΣΕΙΣ:

  • Οι έλεγχοι και τα διαγωνίσματα θα δίδονται στους γονείς την επόμενη εβδομάδα των διαγωνισμών ώστε οι δασκάλες και οι γονείς να έχουν την ευκαιρία να συζητήσουν την πρόοδο και εξέλιξη των παιδιών.
  • Την εβδομάδα που θα δίδονται οι έλεγχοι, η διδασκαλία τελειώνει 30 λεπτά νωρίτερα (6:00 μ.μ.).
  • Σας παρακαλούμε να τηλεφωνείτε στο γραφείο της εκκλησίας (732) 463-1642 (ή στις δασκάλες των παιδιών σας) όταν είναι ημέρα με κακοκαιρία, για να μάθετε αν το σχολείο θα λειτουργήσει. 
  • Με απόφαση της Σχολικής Επιτροπής, τα παιδιά του Ελληνικού σχολείου είναι υποχρεωμένα να λαμβάνουν μέρος στις Σχολικές Γιορτές της 25ης Μαρτίου και στη Γιορτή των Εξετάσεων. 
  • Το σχολείο αρχίζει τα μαθήματα στις 4:30 μ.μ. ακριβώς.  Όλοι οι μαθητές πρέπει να είναι στην τάξη τους το αργότερο στις 4:25 μ.μ.
  • Τελευταία ημέρα του Σχολείου θα είναι η 10η Ιουνίου 2022.

 

ΚΑΛΗ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ



GEORGE GREEK AFTERNOON SCHOOL
SCHEDULE FOR TESTS REPORT CARDS AND HOLIDAYS
SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022

 

PLEASE KEEP THIS CALENDAR UNTIL
THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

 

Blessing at the church: Sunday, September 19, 2021
First day of school:  Monday, September 13, 2021

 

TESTS

                                    First Quarter:                          January 10-14
                                    Report Cards:                      January 24-28

           

                                    Second Quarter:                   May 16-20
                                    Report Cards:                         June 6-10

              

THE SCHOOL WILL REMAIN CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

  • November 24-26:
Thanksgiving Day (School reopens on November 29)

  • December 23 until January 1:
Christmas Holidays (School reopens on January 3)

  • March 25: 
Annunciation of the Theotokos

  • April 18-25:
Holy Week (School reopens on April 26)

  • May 10-13:
Greek Festival

  • May 30:
Memorial Day

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS:

Sunday, January 30    The Three Hierarchs 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26:   Celebration of Greek Independence Day 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 11:       Graduation Celebration, 11:00 a.m.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The report cards and tests will be given to the parents the week following the tests so that the teachers and the parents have the opportunity to discuss the progress of their children.

  • During conference week the school will dismiss its students 30 minutes earlier (6:00 pm).
  • You are kindly requested to call the church office (732) 463-1642 or your child’s teacher during bad weather so you can be informed if classes will be held.
  • As a result of the decision of the Greek School Committee, all Greek School children are required to attend the March 25th and the Graduation programs.
  • Greek School begins at 4:30 sharp. We ask that all children be in class by 4:25, so that class is not interrupted. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
  • Last day of school will be June 10, 2022.

 

HAVE A GOOD YEAR



Seeking a Greek School Teacher - OPEN POSITION
If interested, please email the office at StGeorge@gocnj.org

Greek School Teacher

The role of the Saint George Greek School teacher is to be responsible for the administration of the relevant curriculum (as enhanced in collaboration with the Greek School Committee). The applicant must be able to educate enrolled children to be able to read, write and speak the Greek language by employing effective and interactive methods that foster Greek School objectives.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in Greece or in the United States.
  • Fluency in the Greek language.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in education including instruction, supervision, and administration of educational programs, and knowledge of curriculum and programmatic development.
  • Experience with online programs and learning platforms; proficiency in using the Whiteboard, share applications, photos, and URLs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and implement policies, programs, curriculum activities in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student.

 
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: Competitive

Work authorization: United States (Required)


Please attend the 2021 Greek School Graduation on Saturday, June 12 @11a at St. George 





Greek School - Greek Independence Day Celebration 2021

Dear parishioners,

It is with great pleasure that I send you the link to this year’s Greek School program, in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Greece’s independence from the Ottoman yolk. This year’s program is being held virtually, due to the pandemic. We pray that this will be the last time that we are forced to have our Greek School program virtually.
Congratulations to our students for an excellent job.

ΖΗΤΩ Η ΕΛΛΑΣ!
+Archim. Nektarios 

Please click here to view updated version of Greek School presentation




Greek School Staff

  • Principal: Toula Karamarkos
  • Teachers: Katerina Kourti, Chrisoula Plias, TBD
  • Director of Greek School: TBD


Greek School Committee

  • Very Reverend Nektarios Cottros, Presiding priest
  • TBD - Chairman
  • Katerina Makridaki-Rompos - Vice-Chairwoman
  • Georgette Boulegeris - Secretary
  • Dr. Kosmas Kasimatis - Member
  • John Papanastasiou - Member
  • George Petrantonakis - Member
  • Dora Vasilatos-Hionis - Member 


Registration

            You may register your child/children for this school year by stopping by the Church on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, September 7th: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM & 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, September 8th: 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, September 9th: 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Friday, September 10th: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM & 4:30 - 7:00 PM

             Please remember that before you can register you must be members in good standing of the St. George Community and have fulfilled your 2021 stewardship obligation to the Church in full. Furthermore, as we said before, the Community heavily subsidizes the Greek School, thus, we expect that you will also pay the tuition in full upon registration. If applicable, please Click here to fulfill your Stewardship obligation

             During the registration process, please provide us with the following information so that we can reach you when necessary.

1) your current address
2) your current telephone number(s)
3) current e-mail address

Click here (see payments for "Greek School Tuition") to register for the 2021-22 Greek School and\or fulfill your Stewardship obligation.

Click here to view the 2021-2022 Greek School Schedule

Books

            The books to be used this year have arrived at the Church office and you must pick them up upon registration.

 Pamphlet 

            The Greek School Committee has prepared a pamphlet (UPCOMING - click here) to provide you with additional information related to the coming school year (this and next semester, assuming we can resume classes at the Church).

 Teaching

            As stated before, instruction will be “virtual” (non-physical presence; remote teaching) for the first semester. To that end, the teachers have received instruction on how to effectively teach/distribute the material remotely, via the Internet. We intend that all the teachers follow a commonly adopted approach for the dissemination of the materials and for related interactions, so that all students have the same learning experience.

            We understand that this process puts an extra burden on you all. However, under the current circumstances, we have no option but to take this “wait and see” approach.  We count on your patience and perseverance to teach our children the Greek Language while going through this difficult time. We thank you in advance for your time and dedication to this difficult task.

Sincerely,

Dr. Vassilis Keramidas
Greek School Committee Chairman


Additional Registration Information:

For a family to register their child(ren) to attend any class, beginning with the pre-kindergarten class up to the 7th Grade (Regents) class, the minimum stewardship must be paid. The minimum amount required will be $400 for the St. George Community per family. For cases of financial difficulty, the family must contact the President or the Priest of the St. George Community to make alternate arrangements.

For the pre-kindergarten class, the child must be must be four (4) years old by 1 November for the school year beginning that September and also must be under six (6) years old. The child must be toilet-trained. A copy of the child's birth certificate must be shown prior to registration. Thus, the child must have been born by 1 November four years before the September of that school year so that they may register, otherwise they cannot register for the class that year but may do so next year that they meet the age requirements.

The annual tuition for each student of the Greek School will be as follows, per family: $350 for the first child, $300 for the second child, $250 for the third, and free for the fourth. This tuition is required for each student enrolling in any grade from the pre-Kindergarten Class to the 7th Grade Class (Regents).

Registration for the Greek School and all its classes, and any information requests will be provided by the St. George Community Office. The family may telephone for any such information.

Click here (see payments for "Greek School Tuition") to register for the 2021-22 Greek School and\or fulfill your Stewardship obligation.

Please contact the church office at 732-463-1642 or email the office for further information.


Click here to view the 2021-2022 Greek School Schedule

Click here to download the 2021-2022 Registration form



Donations

Donations of the following types of materials are needed and welcomed from the St. George Community for our Greek School's pre-Kindergarten classes:

  • Toy musical instruments
  • Map of Greece and Cyprus
  • A chart of the alphabet in Greek letters with numbers in Greek
  • Charts with shapes, colors, the weather, and seasons and their names in Greek
  • Markers with washable ink
  • Paint brushes
  • Washable paints
  • Papers for painting
  • Construction paper of different colors
  • Pencils for coloring and writing
  • Miniature theatre with dolls
  • Balls
  • Hula hoops
  • Toys
  • CDs with Greek children's songs and stories
  • General interest books (for example, history and geography) with pictures
  • General interest books with Greek text