Sunday School starts on Sept. 9th.
Registration will begin August 4th and continue each Sunday before classes begin in September 9th. K-3 students must be 3 years old by September 1, 2012 to be registered
All who attend Sunday School must register even though they have registered last year..The registration form is on the St George website and can be downloaded and brought to registration..
Download registration Form and bring to Sunday School Registration.
Registration Form (pdf)
Sunday School Calendar
Sunday, September 8: Sunday School Begins with Aghiasmo in Cathedral 9:30 AM
Saturday, November 9: St. Nektarios
Sunday, December 1: Family Sunday
Sunday, December 15: St. Nicholas Day Celebration/Santa’s Luncheon
Sunday, December 22: Christmas Program
Sunday, December 29: Family Sunday
Sunday, January 5: Sunday School Returns/Vasilopita
Sunday, February 2: Godparent’s Sunday
Sunday, March 9: Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday, March 23: Sunday of Holy Cross
Saturday, April 12: Saturday of Lazarus-Pancake Breakfast/Making of Palm Crosses
Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 20: Pascha- Family Sunday
Sunday, April 27: Last Day of Sunday School
Sunday, May 4: Sunday School Graduation
June To Be Announced: Carowinds SS Trip
and Staff 2012-13
Spiritual Advisor.....Rev. Tom Pistolis
Parish Council Liaison.....Mr. John Palmer
Youth Director.....Marla Palmer & Fr. Polycarp
Superintendents.....Bessie Skenteris, Jim Navarro, Dea Johnson
Teachers (2011-2012 roster)
3rd & 4th Grade
7th & 8th Grade
9th & 10th Grades (Meets in library)
11th & 12th Grades
We are blessed in our community to have conscientious and responsible teachers.
They can only do their work when your children are brought to Sunday School on
a regular basis. Of course, they cannot in any sense carry out the full load
of religious instruction. The home is the best teacher. Your home must
reflect the church. Your home must be “the light of Christ” which
enlightens all men.
An Orthodox Christian consciousness begins from the earliest days of childhood
by the example of the parents and by the home atmosphere in general. As a parent,
you are encouraged to learn with your children and to apply what you learn into
your daily life and home life. You are further encouraged to go beyond what your
children may learn so as to strengthen your personal relationship with Jesus
and your personal prayer life. You can do this through reading the materials
available in “Our Cathedral Library, Book store, The Saint George Greek
Orthodox Website, and the Archdioceses website”.
Regarding your children’s Religious Education in our Cathedral you can
participate as follows:
a. Taking an active interest in your child’s Religious Education by encouraging
promptness and regular attendance each Sunday.
b. By discussing Religious Feast Days, and important events
during the week while at home.
c. By making application of their lesson in their daily life.
Sunday School Schedule
Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 a.m. promptly.
All Students along with their parents are kindly asked to attend
the Divine Liturgy. The Church Leaders of our Faith believe that
being part of the Church Service is very crucial. When we are participants
of our Faith we are given the opportunity to grow Spiritually, and
we are able to better understand the teachings of the church when
we are in Sunday School.
1. All Students are kindly requested to attend the Divine Liturgy
Service at 10:00 a.m. promptly. Being on time is crucial.
2. During Holy Communion, all Sunday School
Students that have prepared themselves to partake of the Holy Sacrament
will proceed forward for Holy Communion under the direction of Father
Tom. All Students not receiving Holy Communion will go directly to
their Sunday School Classrooms under the guidance and supervision
of the Sunday School Directors, & our Junior/Senior Girls.
3. All Parents are to remain in the Cathedral
until Father Tom’s dismissal.
4. The Sunday School Students and Staff will
be greeted by an acolyte in the Educational building downstairs.
The acolyte will be holding a bowl with andideron. This will allow
all Students & Teachers an opportunity to receive their andideron.
5. Students will then proceed to their classrooms.
6. All Students will be provided
with refreshments in class.
7. At 12:15 all students will be dismissed.
Grades K3- 8th will
be escorted upstairs to the back part of the gymnasium
were parents can pick up their children.
8. When Coffee Hour is in the Small Hall the
procedure will apply. Children will be dismissed at
12:15 and Grade K3-8th will be escorted to the Small
Hall were parents can pick up their children.
Currently being revised.
Attendance Policy (Updated 9-1-13)
All Classes will be held in the Hellenic Center classrooms beginning after Communion. Sunday School ENDS at 12:15 PM
Attendance is taken September through April. Students with perfect attendance will be recognized at the graduation ceremony and are invited to go to the Carowinds trip in June free of charge. All other students must have at least 50% attendance to attend the Carowinds trip.
If a student misses Sunday School at our church due to being out of town and he/she attends a worship service in another city, credit will be given for that Sunday, provided the student brings in a dated bulletin signed with authorization from the visited church. This notification must be turned in to the Sunday School office within 2 weeks of the absence.
A student may also make-up classes on Family Sundays. The student must sign and date the attendance book provided in the narthex to receive credit.
Students must sign in BEFORE 10:30 AM to get credit.
Altar boys must also sign in using the book in the altar, especially if they are substituting for another altar boy.
Policies for Teachers
Teachers must arrive early and attend the
Divine Liturgy. This will serve as a wonderful example to our children
that promptness is encouraged and important. Teachers, you are truly
one of the students’ major role models. They look up to you,
and worshipping in the Cathedral where the students can see you reinforces
your love to God for them.
The attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. Students
are to be marked tardy if they come to class late. Please refer
to roster for the students that are serving in the Altar. You are
to leave your Attendance Book on top of your desk. The Superintendents
will collect all Attendance Books during the week and record all
attendance on the Master Sheet. You will find your Attendance Books
on your desk and ready to go the following Sunday. If a student
brings a bulletin from another church or a letter signed by the
Priest, Teacher or Superintendent from another church, place the
bulleting or signed letter in the Attendance Book so that we may
give the student credit for attending that church the previous
The Superintendents will help all teachers with necessary materials.
We implore upon all our teachers to give us at least one week’s
notice in regards to materials needed for class. You may email
us or just leave the materials that you may need printed for the
following Sunday on top of your desk in the Materials Folder, along
with the Attendance Book. The Superintendents will have everything
prepared for you and ready to go the following Sunday. This is
also the procedure to follow for any type of materials that you
may need for a special project or supplies that you may be low
Teachers, we truly appreciate your Loyalty
and Devotion, and we would like in every way possible to lessen your
pressures, because we are aware that you are all involved in your
daily careers, routines, and some of you are also parents. This will
allow you to spend more time on preparing your lesson plans. Teachers,
please be aware that our students are very intelligent and tend to
grasp if teachers are not prepared.
The Superintendents will have many resourceful
materials that they will pass out to you each month. We would like
for you to please implement the materials along with your lessons.
The materials that you will receive will have enough copies for all
students on their level, and they will be mostly about special feast
days, saints days, and major ecclesiastical holidays.
Teachers, you are to have an Opening Prayer and a Closing Prayer
during each class time. Prayer is one of the most important means
of communication with GOD.
The classrooms are to be left clean after each class. Reserve
the last 3 minutes of class time for pick-up and for preparatory
prayer. If your classrooms need special attending, please let the
Superintendents be aware of your needs.
Please do not suffer in silence - if something is bothering you,
talk about it with the Superintendents. We understand the sacrifice
you are making in giving of your time and talents to teach, and we
want to resolve any problems as soon as possible to help make your
experience a positive one.
We are truly blessed in this community to have very good students.
Our students demonstrate respect for their teachers, classmates,
classrooms, and books while in Sunday School. However, we know that
discipline problems do arise. Please send any and all disruptive
students to the Sunday School Office. Please do not involve other
teachers, students, or parents. Remember to keep all matters minor
or serious in total confidence.