Greek School

Kimisis Tis Theotokou

Greek School

2019-2020

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel, NJ Afternoon Greek School

Greek School classes are held once a week every Tuesday, Thursday.

They run from 5:15 PM to 7:15 PM for 2 hours

Blessing of 1st week of classes by Reverand Economos Father Panagiotis Lekkas –Tuesday, September 17th & Thursday, September 18th, 2019.

Wednesday class can join Open House & Blessing of the school year any of the 2 days.

Tuesdays

  1. Pre-School Mrs. Despina Markos
  2. Kindergarten Mrs. Maria Maroulis
  3. 2nd Grade Mrs. Katerina Antonatos
  4. 4rth Grade Mrs. Roula Tsoukaris
  5. 5th Grade Mrs. Eugenia Manekas
  6. 6th Grade Mrs. Amalia Vapheas

Wednesdays

  • Adults Conversation Class Mrs. Amalia Vapheas (from 6pm to 7:30 pm)

Thursdays

  1. 1st Grade Mrs. Maria Maroulis
  2. 3rd Grade Mrs. Roula Tsoukaris
  3. 4rth Grade Mrs. Eugenia Manekas
  4. 7th Grade Mrs. Amalia Vapheas

 


Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church

Greek School Registration Form (see above for link to WORD version

          2019–2020 School Year (732) 319 6532 (Amalia) or 732-739-1515 (office)

Registration Information: Please complete entire form. If you are registering more than one child, kindly include the information for each child. If you have any questions, please contact Greek School Director Amalia Vapheas, at av4531@att.com and email her a copy of your form.

 

Student(s) Information PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

First and Last Name: ________________________________ Date of Birth: _________

First and Last Name: ________________________________ Date of Birth: _________

First and Last Name: ________________________________ Date of Birth: _________

First and Last Name: ________________________________ Date of Birth: _________

Please list any Medication/Allergies for child(ren):   _______________________________________________________________________

Student’s grade in American school for 2019-2020 school year: _______________________

Has child(ren) attended Greek school/lessons in the past?   Yes   No _________________

Do you give permission to publish kids’ photo in social media?……Yes……..                No

Greek Language Background:

Is Greek spoken at home?   Yes     No   (please circle one)

Is child(ren) baptized in the Orthodox Church?   Yes     No     ______________________

List places in Greece your family is from _______________________________________

Parents Information:

Father’s Full Name/Cell Phone: _______________________________________________

Mother’s Full Name/Cell Phone: ______________________________________________

Parent’s E-mail Address/Home Phone:__________________________________________

Parent’s Home Address:_________________________________________________

Are you a steward of Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church as of March 1, 2019?    Yes   No

Payment Information:

Full Payment by September 22nd: $400 for 1st child; $350 for 2nd child; $300 for 3rd  child

-Payment after 9/22:                    $450 for 1st child; $400 for 2nd child; $350 for 3rd  child

Tuition for non-stewards incurs additional $100 per child

Registrations on Sunday 9/8, 9/22 in the gym after church liturgy. First Day of class 9/17

Make checks payable to the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church.  Please write “Greek School” in Memo section.         Please attach full payment, or discuss payment plans with the Director Amalia Vapheas or Father Panagiotis Lekkas

Parent’s Signature: _______________________________               Date: _____________

For School Use:

Method (choose from above):______________________________________________________

Amount paid: _________      Check # ______      Online_____   Date paid: _________          Total

Students Registered per family: ______


Kimisis Holmdel Greek School Calendar (2019-2020)

 

Tuesday           September 17, 2019                Classes Begin (Agiasmos & Open House)

Thursday         September 19, 2019                Classes Begin (Agiasmos & Open House)

Sunday            October 27, 2019                    Greek School Program (OXI DAY)

                                                                      The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius

Tuesday           November 12, 2019                Report Cards- Back to School Night

Thursday         November 14, 2019                Report Cards- Back to School Night 

Sunday            November 24, 2019                Greek School Coffee Hour and Bake Sale

Tuesday           November 26, 2019    Thanksgiving Activities for Tuesday &Thursday

 

Thursday         November 28, 2019                School Closed – Thanksgiving

Sunday            December 8, 2019                   Greek School Christmas Luncheon

Tuesday           December 24, 2019                 School Closed – Christmas Recess

Tuesday           January 7, 2020                       School Re-opens all classes to celebrate Epiphany & cut Vasilopita

Sunday            January 26, 2020                     Three Hierarchs Day Celebration     

Tuesday           March 3, 2020                      Report Cards – Parent Teacher Conference

Thursday         March 5, 2020                      Report Cards – Parent Teacher Conference

Sunday, March 22, 2020   “March 25th Program & Greek School”                                                                                                   Coffee Hour & Fundraiser

Sunday            TBD                                     Greek Independence Day Parade NYC

                                          Attendance of Higher Grades strongly recommended

Tuesday           April 7, 2020                            Easter/ Spring Activities

Thursday         April 9, 2020                             Easter/Spring Activities

Sunday            April 21, 2020           Palm Sunday Greek School sells Tsourekia

Tuesday           April 14, 2020                        School Closed – Holy Week

Thursday         April 16, 2020                        School Closed – Holy Week

Tuesday           April 21, 2020                        School Re-opens

Friday              May 29, 2020            Graduation Diplomas in Church                   

 


Greek School Kimisis Tis Theotokou

Welcome to Greek School of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel!

Our approach to teaching is through activity-based learning and interactive lessons. Our native speaking teachers bring many years of experience and passion to teaching our Greek language, history and culture. Our goal is for each student to reach their highest potential in the pursuit of Greek education. In order for our students to have maximum exposure to the Greek language, our teachers emphasize speaking only Greek in the classroom.

 

Καλώς ήρθατε στο Ελληνικό Σχολείο της Κοίμησης της Θεοτόκου στο Holmdel!

Η προσέγγισή μας στην εκμάθηση και τη διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής γλώσσας περνάει μέσα από το παιχνίδι και η διδασκαλία της γλώσσας επικεντρώνεται στην επικοινωνία. Οι δασκάλες μας γεννημένες και μεγαλωμένες στην Ελλάδα έχουν πολλά χρόνια εμπειρίας και διαθέτουν μια αγάπη και ένα πάθος στη διδασκαλία της ελληνικής γλώσσας, της ιστορίας και του πολιτισμού μας. Στόχος μας είναι κάθε μαθητής να πετύχει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα στην εκμάθησης της Ελληνικής. Οι δασκάλες μας δίνουν έμφαση στη συνομιλία μέσα στην τάξη ώστε οι μαθητές να μάθουν κανόνες επικοινωνίας.

 

Meet Our Teachers

 

Amalia Vapheas – Lead Teacher and Director of Kimisis Greek School

Amalia was born in Larisa, Greece. She received her BA in Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. She completed 2 Master’s degrees, one MA in Financial Economics at the Aristotle University and a second MA in Environmental Economics at Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France and completed 2 years of PhD. She then met her husband and moved to America, raised 2 beautiful girls (fluent Greek speakers) by the shore in New Jersey and have been working for AT&T for 20 years.  

 

She taught Ancient and Modern Greek in Greece for more than 8 years and taught Greek and French at the Language School at Red Bank for 5 years. She was a Greek school teacher in Saint George Asbury Park and Kimisis tis Theotokou and run the adult conversation class for AXEPA. She tutors in French and she is a member of the Hellenic Link and the French Association of Monmouth County. Her language teaching experience with her technology studies led her to become the director of the Kimisis Tis Theotokou and she is very passionate about spreading Greek culture to our community!

Roula TsoukarisAssistant Director of Kimisis Greek School

Roula has been teaching at Kimisis Greek School for the past 10 years.  Prior, she was assisting at Greek School in Brooklyn, NY and Falls Church, VA.  Mrs. Tsoukaris implemented the first program for Kimisis students to take the Examination in Modern Greek given by the Archdiocese.  She was born in Astoria, NY and was raised in Chios, Greece.  

Eugenia Manekas

Eugenia has been teaching at Kimisis Greek School for more than 15 years. She holds a MA in Tourism and has extensive teaching experience with Greek Language, culture and history. She is very passionate to share her knowledge and teach our kids.

 

Maria Maroulis

Mrs. Maria Maroulis grew up in Athens where she finished High School. She studied Accounting at Saint George College of Athens. Here in the U.S.  completed a CPI training and earned the PRAXIS certificate.

She has tutored many kids in Greek language and has taught in Greek School in Lincoln NE. She is married to Seraphim Maroulis and she has 3 kids that they are fluent in Greek.

Mrs. Maroulis is teaching K and 1st grades here in Kimisis since 2017, and she is a current employee of East Brunswick High School.

Despina Markos

Despina Markos has been teaching Greek school for 8 years. Last summer (2018) she got certified after attending the Archdiocese Greek School Seminar in Cyprus. She loves working with children and her teaching philosophy is to make learning fun with lots of hands on activities.

Katherine Antonatos

Katerina has a B.A. in English Psychology and an M.A. in English from University of Indianapolis, Athens, Greece campus (2004). Katerina has lived in Greece for over 10 years, and is fluent in the Greek language, culture, and customs. While living in Greece, she worked as an ESL teacher to Greek speaking students. She also worked as substitute teacher for the Woodbridge board of education.

 


 

2018 Greek Parade in NYC

 


Click below (Greek School SP2018) for photos and events of 2017-2018 as they appear in our Kimisis Journal

Greek School SP2018

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek School

2017 – 2018

***Scroll down for photos from 2017***

Greek Parade Greek School

 

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel, NJ Afternoon Greek School

GREEK SCHOOL DIRECTOR: AMALIA VAPHEAS

Greek School classes are held once a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

They run from 5:15pm to 6:45pm for 1 hour and 30 minutes

Blessing of 1st week of classes by Reverand Economos Father Panagiotis Lekkas

Tuesdays

  1. Pre-School Miss Angela Maroulis
  2. Kindergarten Mrs. Maria Maroulis
  3. 3rd Grade Mrs. Manekas
  4. 4th Grade Mrs. Roula Tsoukaris
  5. 5th Grade Mrs. Amalia Vapheas

Thursdays

  1. 1st Grade Mrs. Maria Maroulis
  2. 2nd Grade Mrs. Eugenia Manekas
  3. 2nd Grade Mrs. Roula Tsoukaris
  4. 4th Grade Mrs. Amalia Vapheas

Wednesdays

  •  8th Grade/Regents Test PREP Mrs. Amalia Vapheas 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Adult Conversation Class Mr. George  from   6-7:30 PM

*Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and subject to changes based on registrations

Email your questions to: Amalia

You may pay Greek School Registration Fees and Greek School Tuition online with a credit card or direct debit to your checking or savings account.

Go to ONLINE GIVING, set up an account, and select the Fund. There are two Greek School Funds. Select Tuition “Gs Payment/Tuition”.


Mission of Greek School of Kimisis Tis Theotokou, Holmdel, NJ

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Afternoon School of Holmdel recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each child. Our primary mission is to foster a love for learning of the Greek language, and to preserve and promote Greek culture through different teaching techniques

In class we teach the students through conversation, activities, videos, crafts, and games that explain Greece’s history and heritage. We teach the students about Greek civilization and the Hellenic-Christian ideas of our holy heritage as well as the values for the generations of today and tomorrow. We want all our students to be excited to learn, and we try to make the lessons enjoyable.

We emphasize oral and conversational practice, reading, writing and other school activities such as songs, poems, plays, and fieldtrips. Parents and teachers who share the same vision to preserve the language, faith, and culture, provide the enthusiasm and support we need to help run our school and events. We have 70 students from about 400 families, and our classes start from Pre-School to Eighth Grade. Our advanced students take the NYS Regents exam of Archdiocese, to certify their knowledge of the Greek as a foreign language, and we are proud to have a 100% success rate. We also offer small group adult classes for anyone who would like to learn Greek; it’s never too late!

Our native speaking teachers bring many years of experience and passion to teaching language and culture. The teachers are able to show the students how Greek is spoken in Greece, with correct usage of grammar, and can even teach them expressions and slang. We hope the students take pride in their heritage, and will continue to the tradition, visit Greece, and teach Greek to their children.

 


Top to bottom: Three Hierarchs Honorees 2017; Greek School Graduation 2017;Grade 8 Regents 2017; Second Grade Class 2017

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Kimisis Tis Theotokou Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimisis-Tis-Theotokou-Greek-School/312953938880315

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Education / Ελληνική Αρχιεπισκοπή Αμερικής Πρόγραμμα Ελληνικών Σπουδών

http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/education/links

-Mythology – Μυθολογία

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/greek-mythology

-Ancient Olympia – ΑρχαίαΟλυμπία

http://www.olympia-greece.org/

-Acropolis Museum – ΜουσείοτηςΑκρόπολης

Acropolis Museum

http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/content/archaic-colors-1

Greek Independence Day Parade

http://www.hellenicsocieties.org/PARADES.html

 

 

Three Hierarchs Celebration 1-27-2019

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