On March 2nd, Καθαρά Δευτέρα, all the students and faculty of the William Spyropoulos School marked the beginning of Lent with a service in our Church. At lunch, our fabulous PTA treated our students to tasty laganes and halva, and during recess, everyone participated in flying kites, a widespread custom in Greece and Cyprus. Although the weather was sunny and warm, it wasn’t as windy as we had hoped, so getting the kites to soar high in the sky was a bit of a challenge. However, our Spyropoulites would not give up, and neither would Father Paul. Eventually we were all able to get our kites in the air! Thank you to our PTA for purchasing the kites and helping us start this beautiful new tradition at our school. Καλή Σαρακοστή!
School unity and school pride are what SPIRIT WEEK is all about! Spyropoulites celebrated by watching classic movies with beautiful messages on Monday. Tuesday was Class Color Day, and our classes showed their unity through color. Our students’ humor was expressed through wacky socks on Wednesday, and on Thursday, students enjoyed spending some leisure time playing board games with their classmates. Spirit Week ended with Favorite Jersey Friday. Students sported their favorite team jerseys and were excited to share and talk about their favorite teams. We hope that everyone enjoyed the week and the important messages of school spirit, friendship and love.
Lambrini Xerakias, a fourth grade student in our school, organized a pajama and sock drive for Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children. Thanks to the generosity of our Spyropoulos families, we were able to donate 26 boxes filled with pajamas and socks! Lambrini and our Junior and Senior Student Councils played a huge part in making this drive such a success! Thank you to all who participated, and a special thank you to Lambrini who spearheaded this very worthwhile project.