Director of Christian Education Report Annual Meeting January 2010
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.
· 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.
· 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.
· A teacher’s meeting was held to discuss upcoming ideas, concerns and plans for the church school program.
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.