HCCY News and Events – January 2019

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Kαλό Mήνα και Καλή Πρωτοχρονιά!

On behalf of the Hellenic Canadian Community of York Region and the HellenicAcademy of York we send best wishes to you and your families for a joyous, prosperous, and healthy New Year for 2019. Χρόνια Πολλά, Καλή Χρονιά, και Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος.

HAY Classes Resume – This Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMINDER – The first day of class for 2019 will be held this Saturday, January 5th, 2019. We hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season filled with good times, friends, and family. We look forward to welcoming back our students and teachers for 2019.

Parent Appreciation Day – Saturday, January 5, 2019
HCCY members and HAY parents are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and sweets during the morning drop-off at the Greek School. Please stop by and meet your board members and fellow parents.

2018 Christmas & New Year Carols – Κάλαντα Χριστουγέννων & Πρωτοχρονιάς
We are very happy to report the Κάλαντα sing-along caravans were a huge success. Over 25 Hellenic Academy of York singers visited many homes including a long term care facility, spreading Greek Orthodox Christmas Cheer in our communities. Congratulations to all involved for taking the time out from your busy holiday schedules. Your efforts taught our young participants the importance of giving during the holiday season and brought much joy and happiness to so many families. At times it was an emotional and touching experience, which I am sure provided memories that will not soon be forgotten. It is our hope that this tradition be continued for years to come. Once again thank you to all participants.

Hellenic Academy of York – Christmas Yiorti 2018
Congratulations once again to all students, teachers, and assistants who participated in our Christmas Yiorti on December 15th, 2018. The show was filled with memorable performances and entertaining presentations. We are so proud of all our students, and we thank you for providing your children with the support and encouragement needed as they embrace their Greek language, culture, and heritage at our school.

HCCY Annual Karnavali Dance – Saturday, March 2, 2019
Tickets now on sale! The HellenicCanadian Community of York Region (HCCY) is pleased to announce we will be hosting our Annual Karnavali Dance at Bellagio Boutique Event Venue on Saturday, March 2, 2019. As always, we encourage all to dress up for your chance to win best costume prizes. Don’t miss your chance to attend this spectacular event by reserving your tickets today. Year after year tickets for this event sell quickly and the event is always unforgettable. Masqueraders young and old will dine and dance the night away. Featuring a three course dinner, open bar, live entertainment featuring our very own HAY student dance performers, a Levendia-X Hellenic Dance Group performance, music featuring DJ Kosta, and many valuable prizes to be won. Tickets are only $85 for Adults, and $40 for children (ages 12 and under). Proceeds from this event will support program enrichment for our Greek School, the Hellenic Academy of York.

Notice for Students & Parents – Grade 1 to Grade 8
Simone Gavros, our HAY Dance Instructor would like to inform you of the following: Grade 1 to Grade 8 Hellenic Academy of York students will be performing this year at our annual Karnavali Dance on March 2. In order to have an accurate count dancers for preparations, Simone would need to know who will be attending. Kindly notify Simone by email, send children name(s) and grade to simonegavros@gmail.com. For the dance presentations, all performers (boys & girls) are reminded to wear white long sleeve dress shirts, with black dress pants/skirts and black dress shoes.

Help Wanted – Music Teacher
The Hellenic Academy of York in Richmond Hill is looking for a Music Teacher to teach on Saturdays, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Interested and qualified applicants are asked to please submit your resumes at info@hccy.ca. For more information please contact our school principal or call 905-313-1000.

Ζητείται δάσκαλος/λα μουσικής από την Ελληνική Ακαδημία της Κοινότητας του Υόρκ, για να διδάξει το Σάββατο 9:30 πμ-2:30μμ. Εάν σας ενδιαφέρει η παραπάνω θέση εργασίας, υποβάλετε το Βιογραφικό σας στην ακόλουθη ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση info@hccy.ca. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες τηλεφωνήστε στο: 905-313-1000

Attention All High School Students – Volunteers Needed
Did you know… The Ministry of Education requires all secondary school students to complete 40 hours of community involvement activities in order to graduate from secondary school? Students may complete these hours at any time before graduation, beginning the summer following Grade 8. For more information, please click here.  Interested in fulfilling your community involvement hours requirement while helping your local Greek Community and Greek School? Click here to download our volunteer application form. Please forward your completed volunteer forms to info@hccy.ca or in person at the school.

Harris Gratsias
President, HCCY & HAY

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