Greek Language School 2019-2020

 

 

The Greek Language School is part of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Buffalo, New York.  It is the second longest running Greek School in New York State and one of the oldest in the United States. Founded in 1916 by George Phillies, today the school continues its tradition and dedication to teaching the Greek language, history, culture and arts in Buffalo and Western New York.

Classes are held on Saturday mornings at the Family Life Center in Lancaster from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Address: 5992 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY.

For information about our classes and programs, please contact the principal of the school, Dr. Maria Tsompana at mtsompana@gmail.com or call the church office at 716-882-9485.

You can find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GreekLanguageSchooloftheAnnunciationBuffalo/

Download our Application and Registration form here

 

          

Faculty

Pre-K: Evanthia Aronis, Assistant: Angela Klentos
Group 1: Fotini Koutsandreas
Group 2: Hara Kati Anastasopoulou
Group 3: Bobby Afionis and Konstantinos Apostololakis
Group 4: Dr. Maria Tsompana
Dance: Niki Varvakis
 

School Board of Directors

Principal: Dr. Maria Tsompana
Vice Principal: Hara Kati Anastasopoulou
PTO Secretary: Edward Batchelder
PTO Treasurer: Tim Klentos
 
 
 
          

2019-2010 Student Roll

Pre-School                                       

  1. Leonidas Koutsandreas 
  2. Isla Czaskowski 
  3. Markos Albarran 
  4. Theseus Batchelder 
  5. Alexandros Koutsandreas 
  6. Lambros Apostolopoulos 
  7. Dimitri Carroll 
  8. Leontios Kollidas 
  9. Michael Stroze

Group 1 (Kindergarten/Level 1)

  1. Achilles Batchelder 
  2. Theodora Apostolopoulos 
  3. Gia Klentos 
  4. Christina Kesidis

Group 2 (Levels 2, 3, and 4)

  1. Anastasia Anastasopoulos 
  2. Evangelia Afionis 
  3. Alexis Stroze    

Group 3 (Level 5)

  1. George Varvakis 
  2. George Klentos 
  3. Vasili-Evan Klentos 
  4. Christopher Tsulos 
  5. Demetre Buck 

Group 4 (Level 6 and Regents)

  1. Denise Dimopoulos 
  2. Aris Dimopoulos 
  3. Iasonas Alexandridis     

 

2019-2020 School Calendar 

SEPTEMBER- 4 weeks of classes

  • September 7, First Day of Classes, School Registration
    • Agiasmos by Father Christo @ 10:30am
    • Class and School Photos @ 11:00am
    • Welcome Back Barbecue @ 1pm, patio area of FLC
  • September 14, Classes, PTO Meeting @ 1pm
  • September 21, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • September 28, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice

OCTOBER- 4 weeks of classes

  • October 5, Classes, PTO Meeting @ 1pm
  • October 12, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • October 19, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • October 26, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • Sunday, October 27, Demakos Center Hall (146 W Utica Street)
    • OXI DAY Presentation
    • Coffee Hour Following Liturgy Sponsored by Greek School

 NOVEMBER- 3 weeks of classes

  • November 2, Classes, PTO Meeting @ 1pm
  • November 9, Classes, First Midterm Exam, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • November 16, Classes cancelled due to Effie’s wedding
  • November 23, Classes, make up Exam
    • Parent–Teacher Conferences. Teachers will coordinate times with parents
    • 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • Sunday, November 24, Greek School Pastes Sale Following Liturgy, Demakos Center Hall (146 W Utica Street)
  • November 30, No Classes, Thanksgiving Weekend

DECEMBER- 3 weeks of classes

  • December 7, Classes, PTO meeting @ 1pm
  • December 14, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • December 21, Classes, Christmas Party @ 11:30am
  • December 28, No Classes, Christmas Break

 JANUARY- 4 weeks of classes

  • January 4, Classes, PTO meeting @ 1pm
  • January 11, Classes, Vasilopita Cutting @ 11:30pm
  • January 18, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • January 25, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • Sunday, January 26, Attend Church (146 W Utica Street)
    • Three Hierarchs. Presentation in Church by students
    • Coffee Hour in Demakos Center sponsored by the Greek School

 FEBRUARY- 4 weeks of classes

  • February 1, Classes, PTO Meeting @ 1pm
  • February 8, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
    • Apokriatiko Dance @ 5:30pm (Family Life Center, Large Hall)
  • February 15, Classes, Second Midterm Exam, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • February 22, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • February 29, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice

MARCH

  • March 7, Classes, PTO Meeting @1pm
  • March 14, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • March 21, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • March 28, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • Sunday, March 29, Attend Church (146 W Utica Street). Greek Independence Day Celebration Following Liturgy, Demakos Center Hall

APRIL

  • April 4, Classes, PTO Meeting @1pm
  • April 11, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • Sunday April 12, Attend Church (146 W. Utica St). Lambades sale in Demakos Center following Liturgy
  • April 18, No Classes – PASHA Break
  • Sunday April 19, PASHA
  • April 25, Classes, 1pm Greek Dance Practice

MAY

  • May 2, Classes, PTO Meeting @1pm
  • May 9, Classes, Final Exams, 1pm Greek Dance Practice
  • May 16, Last Class, Makeup exam, Greek School Graduation and Moving up Ceremony
  • June 13, Family Life Center, End of Year Barbeque

 

2019-2020 School Pictures