HCCY News & Events – November 2019

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Kαλό Mήνα!

Parent Appreciation Day – Saturday, November 2, 2019
HCCY members and HAY parents are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and sweets during the morning drop-off this Saturday at the Greek School. Please stop by and meet your board members and fellow parents.

Special snack for Students – Through the generosity of Peter Eliopoulos and byPeterandPauls our students will be receiving a warm snack to accompany their lunch this Saturday. This includes Tiropita’s and Spanakopita. Thank you Peter!

Daylight Savings Time Ends – Sunday, November 3, 2019
Reminder that Daylight Savings Time (DST) will be ending this coming Sunday at 2:00am. Remember to turn back your clocks by one hour.

Christmas & New Year Carols – Κάλαντα Χριστουγέννων & Πρωτοχρονιάς
The Hellenic Canadian Community of York brought back an old tradition from days gone by. Would you like to have Greek Christmas and New Year Carolers visit your home over the holiday? Perhaps your friends, parents, or grandparents? Between December 27, 2019 and December 30, 2019 students, teachers, and administrative staff from our Hellenic Academy of York Greek School will be organizing a travelling Christmas Carol group to visit friends, family, and loved ones within the greater Richmond Hill area to spread some joy and Christmas spirit. If you or anyone you know are interested in either participating as a Christmas Caroler, or wish to have the group visit a home, please contact us directly via email to info@hccy.ca at your earliest. Καλήν εσπέραν άρχοντες… Αρχιμηνιά κι Αρχιχρονιά…  

Parents are not permitted in classrooms
REMINDER – In an effort to minimize classroom disruptions, we remind all parents and visitors to refrain from entering classrooms when classes are in session. For late arrivals or early departures visitors, parents, and students must report to office to sign-in and sign-out. Note when school doors are locked please remember to press the white buzzer labeled “Greek School” at the front door. Please DO NOT press the silver CALL button for the main school line.

United Way Campaign Donations – Consider this before year end!
Without the generosity and help of our members and community, the Hellenic-Canadian Community of York Region and the Hellenic Academy of York would not be able to deliver such a high quality Greek School program and services for our children. Given that the Greek School (official name York Hellenic Educational Society) is a registered charitable organization, it can be designated as a recipient of your United Way donations. We urge you to please consider directing your personal and/or workplace United Way donations to our Greek School. When completing your United Way donation forms, please designate your donations as follows:

York Hellenic Educational Society
Registration #: 839605755RR0001
9275 Bayview Avenue, Box 31378, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0V7

Finally, we wish to thank all teachers and students who participated in last week’s OXI DAY school assembly. Greece’s brave history from October 28, 1940 was shared and the heroic sacrifices made were remembered. Great work all. Ζήτω Η 28η Οκτωβρίου. Ζήτω Το Έθνος!

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures from the assembly by clicking the link below.
Best Regards,

Helen A. Barbalias
President, HCCY & HAY

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday February 22, 2020
As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary!


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