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Director of Christian Education Report Annual Meeting January 2010

Maria Kopulos

Presently the Church School (2009-2010) consists of 53 children and 10 regular teachers. Our staff members are: Toddlers/Pat Harrison, – Preschool & Kindergarten/Suzanne Kopulos, Kristen Bern & Theresa Werbiansky, – Grades 1, 2/ Cheryl Evangelopoulos & Lynn Betsanes, – Grades 3, 4 & 5/ Lynn Rizo & Mary Jo Werbiansky, - Grades 6, 7 & 8 (Junior High) /Aristea Zekios, - High School/Maria Kopulos & Deacon Werbiansky. Additionally, Anthea Lukashonak visits the classrooms with monthly iconography sessions and Angela Tatooles heads the “healthy snack:” program,. Currently, our “YO” (youth organization) is led by George and Cheryl Evangelopoulos and Maria Kopulos.

Spring 2009:

· The Lenten retreat was held on April 5. The theme was named “Stepping into Missions” capitalizing on the numerous St. Luke parishioners who have done missionary work themselves. The speakers were Allison Murphy, Michaelyn Sloan, Clark Wilson and Luke Kopulos. Each spoke of their various experiences and gave a brief presentation on their experiences. It was a great time of learning.
· On April 11, First Confessions were held.
· Pass Hike for Life was held on May 9. A handful of parishioners joined in the march.

Summer :

· The last day of church school was May 24. Church school attendance rewards were handed out on May 31st. There was one high school graduate.

Fall:

· A teacher’s meeting was held to discuss upcoming ideas, concerns and plans for the church school program.
· First day of classes were held on Sept. 13
· Lauren Dandeles retired from the position of YO director due to her professional schedule. Cheryl and George Evangelopoulos, assisted by Maria Kopulos, have taken over the planning of YO activities.
· Two new flat screen TV/DVD units were purchased.
· Plans were made for the revamping of each of the classrooms.
· A new library of DVD’s were purchased, donating our old VHS tapes to Fr. Herman for Sts. Peter and Paul.
· Anthea Lukanshonak has a monthly rotation as Icon Lady. She speaks about American Saints.

Plans for 2010:

Overall Our Mission

To meet the spiritual education and social needs of our youth in order to keep our Church School program viable and growing.

· We are excited for the revamping of our classrooms. Icons have been chosen for each classroom to be put up as murals after the repainting.
· Mount the two TV/DVD units recently purchased in the conference room and kindergarten classroom.
· Purchase a more portable TV/DVD unit to be placed on cart.


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