HCCY News & Events – September 2019

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Happy late summer greetings to all and we hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer vacation filled with good times and everlasting memories.

Time is fast approaching and we are looking forward to welcoming students back to a new and exciting school year at the Hellenic Academy of York. This year promises to once again be full of new learning experiences and discoveries. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please note the first day of Greek school for the 2019/2020 session at the Hellenic Academy of York is Saturday, September, 14, 2019.

If you have not already registered your children for Greek school, we urge you to do so at your earliest so that we may ensure prompt classroom allocation and to avoid unnecessary delays on the first day of school.

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 later in September.

School Calendar Now Available Online
The new 2019/2020 HAY School Calendar is ready and available on our school website. You may view and download the new school calendar here. We suggest you print off a copy and post it in your homes for easy access.

HAY Lunch Program Registration – Coming Soon
We are busy putting the final touches on our optional HAY lunch program for this year. Please be on the lookout for a follow up email soon once the online registration for the lunch program is available.

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

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 to our school principal.

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 new ideas 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.

REGISTER NOW – Registration for the upcoming 2019/2020 AHEPA Toronto Basketball Program is now OPEN and accepting registrations for the upcoming season.  Please click here to register. The team already has a strong commitment of returning players for the Girls team and the Boys Intermediate team (age 16-18) but will need more boys age 13 to 15 and boys/girls age 9 to 12. For more information and to register please call Jim at 647-225-5515. First day of practice is Friday October, 4 2019.

HCCY – New Web Site Coming Soon…
ALMOST READY – 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! 

Family in Need of Support
Please take a moment to click here and read about 19 month old Michael Pirovolakis’s race to find a gene therapy cure. We ask that you please share this story and show your support in anyway possible.

On behalf of the Hellenic Canadian Community of York Region and the Hellenic Academy of York, best wishes for the remainder of the summer and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Best Regards,

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

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