Kindergarten graduation and “stepping up” from elementary to middle school are two very important milestones for our kindergarteners and fifth graders. Despite the circumstances, we were determined to celebrate with our Spyropoulites and their families! On Monday, we cheered for our tiniest graduates as they received their diplomas during our first ever Kindergarten Graduation Drive-In! On Tuesday, we applauded our fifth graders and welcomed them to our junior high school at their Stepping Up Drive-By. Congratulations boys and girls!
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.