HCCY News and Events – July 2019

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HAY – 2019/2020 Greek School Registration
REGISTER NOW – Please note that online registration for the upcoming 2019/2020 Hellenic Academy of York Greek School year is OPEN and we are accepting registrations for the fall. Please visit our website at www.hccy.ca for further details or click the link below to register today. Note that the optional lunch program sign-up will be made available in September.

First day of school is Saturday, September, 14, 2019.

Click here for HAY school registration

HAY End of School Year Celebration – Saturday, June 8, 2019
Our annual end of school year celebration took place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The program kicked off with the Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony where the hard work and efforts of our graduating class were recognized.  The Hellenic Academy of York graduating class of 2018-2019 received their diplomas.  The event followed with a variety of song, dance, and theatrical performances by students from each grade level. Following the class performances a BBQ picnic was held behind the school where parents, students, and volunteers celebrated the end of the school year and the start of the summer break. Thank you for all who attended and participated in making the festivities another huge success. Congratulations to the Hellenic Academy of York Graduating Class of 2018-2019.

HCCY Boat Cruise – Saturday, July 27, 2019
All aboard for the inaugural launch of the HCCY Boat Cruise. Enjoy a summer evening of music, drinks and good conversation while taking in the beautiful sites of the Toronto Harbour and Lake Ontario aboard the Yankee Lady IV.  Come sail away with us on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Boarding begins at 9:00pm, we set sail from 9:30pm to 12:30am, and disembark at 1:00am. Don’t miss out, reserve your tickets today. Tickets are only $50 per person. Proceeds of this adults only (19+) event will support program enrichment of our Greek School, the Hellenic Academy of York.

Click here to reserve boat cruise tickets

In preparation for the new school year in September, we are looking for Greek School Teachers, Assistants, and Volunteers. Interested and qualified applicants are requested to contact us directly at 905-313-1000 and forward your resume via email to info@hccy.ca

Ζητείται Προσωπικό
Η Ελληνική Ακαδημία του Γιόρκ ζητάει έμπειρους δασκάλους/λες για το Σαββατιανό Ελληνικό σχολείο στο Richmond Hill. Παρακαλούμε υποβάλετε το Βιογραφικό Σημείωμα και τη Συνοδευτική σας Επιστολή στην ακόλουθη ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση: info@hccy.ca   Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες τηλεφωνήστε στο: 905-313-1000

Greek Language High School Credit Program – September, 14, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the York Region District School Board will be providing Greek Language High School Credit Courses once again this year for grades 9/10 thru 12 in the fall. The courses will be held at Richmond Hill High School on Saturday mornings starting on September 14, 2019 from 8:45 am – 12:30 pm. The credit course program will run from September until June.

Important details when signing up:

Course Subject: Greek
Course Codes:
LBG BD  – Level 1 (Grade 9/10)
LBG CU  – Level 2 (Grade 11)
LBG DU  – Level 3 (Grade 12) 

School Name:  Richmond Hill H.S.
School Address:  201 Yorkland St., Richmond Hill

For further details including eligibility, prerequisites, and registration forms, please visit:

York Region District School Board website
Click here for additional credit course information

Family in Need of Support
Please take a moment to read a heart felt message below from a family within our greater community. We ask that you please show your support and consideration in anyway possible.

On April 2nd our lives changed forever! Our beautiful and amazing son Michael was diagnosed with a devastating ultra-rare disease. Over the last couple of months we have gone through some tough times. Telling our friends and family about our sons disease and asking for your help is probably the hardest thing we have ever had to do.

We are asking for your support to
1. Please watch the video (links below)
2. Donate what you can
3. Share our story with anyone that will listen

We love our son more than life itself and will do whatever we can to change his fate. With your support we can Cure Michael and other children affected by this disease! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Terry, Georgia, Zoe, Zach & Michael #CureSPG50, #CureMichael #JourneyToCureMichael

Please visit:
https://CureSPG50.org (Canadian Tax Receipt)

HCCY and HAY Needs Your Help
The Hellenic Canadian Community of York Region and the Hellenic Academy of York needs your help. We are looking for new dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. We need passionate volunteers to come on board with fresh newideas and the energy to take our community to the next level. If your time is limited, we are also looking for volunteers to join our special committees including: Events, Fundraising, Membership, and School Lunch Program. If you have the desire to give back to your community, meet new people, and make a difference to your child’s education, I urge you to please make that first contact today. Please email info@hccy.ca or call 905-313-1000.

HCCY – New Web Site Coming Soon…
Our Hellenic Canadian Community of York Region website will be changing soon. A fresh new look with dynamic page design for ease of use on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices, along with a host of new features and functionality is right around the corner. Stay tuned for the launch this summer!

Once again a sincere thank you to all students, parents, teachers, community members, and friends for your support and hard work this year. Congratulations HAY Graduates and best wishes in all of your future endeavours.

We wish you all a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing you back at the Greek School in September.

As always, your comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated.

Best Regards,

Harris Gratsias
President, HCCY & HAY
Tel. 905-313-1000

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