Our third graders have been studying China, and this week they celebrated Chinese New Year. They wore red, a symbolic Chinese color, and paraded through our school holding their beautiful dragons. Traditional Chinese music played over the intercom. Our first graders lined the second floor hallway and greeted the third graders by playing their hand held drums. After their parade, the boys and girls enjoyed some delicious Chinese food. Gong Hei Fat Choy to all!
Olympia Amaxas of class 8-308 and Eliana Varkoutas of class 8-306 represented our school at the Archdiocesan District Spelling Bee this year. The girls did very well at what the director called, “the most competitive Spelling Bee ever.” On behalf of the Loukoumi Foundation, Nick Katsoris presented a scholarship to both Olympia and Eliana. Archbishop Elpidophoros spoke to the participants about the importance of education and presented them with a cross as a memento of the event and a certificate for their participation. Congratulations girls!