Church of St. John of Damascus

Church School

2017 - 2018 Church School

May 21, 2017

Hello Church School Families and Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful day at Graduation! I was so pleased to spend time with everyone celebrating the children of our parish!! I hope the children are enjoying their class gift as they start to create their Orthodox Toolkit! 

If you were unable to attend Graduation, I have extra t-shirts. Please let me know!

I am relieved to have one year under my belt as your Church School Director and I'm looking forward to year number two. 

Now that Graduation is over, I'll be busy all summer preparing for next fall! I have been brainstorming with our staff and Fr. John and will be making a few exciting changes to our programming for next year! Stay tuned! 

If you are interested in teaching, co-teaching, or being an assistant, please let me know! All are welcome! 

In order to ensure that I have updated information about each child, I am asking that every family register their children in the Church School online. I will be using these lists for a multitude of purposes, so it is important that you take the time to complete this quick form

If you are unable to register online, please email me with your phone number & I will contact you in order to gather the necessary information! 

Register Online Here

Don't forget to join our Church School Facebook page using the link to the right! 

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Thanks so much for a great year!

In Christ,
Andrea Finch
Nancy Close

Church School Director

Church School Staff

Church School Director Andrea Finch - Co-Director
Nancy Close - Co-Director
Preschoo Rachel Bradley & Katie MacNeil
Kindergarten / Grade 1 Bertina Kurker
Grade 2, 3 & 4 Joan Teebagy
Grades 5 & 6 Carol Hazerjian
Grades 7 & 8 Caitlin Bradley & Jimmy Chalhub
Grades 9 & 10 Robert Kurker & Derek Tawa

Church School



Mark your calendars! The Church School Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018.


Last week, students should have received an entry form for this year's annual t-shirt contest. Students can enter as many times as they like. Official rules and requirements are on the entry sheet. Additional entry forms are located in the church school hallway across from the church school office. Entries can be submitted to Andrea in person or via email deadline for t-shirt contest entries is Sunday, April 22.


In order for children to benefit from our Church School program, regular attendance at the Divine Liturgy and in class is essential. The continuity provided by weekly attendance makes it possible for students to understand, appreciate and embrace our Orthodox faith. All students who have attained at least 50% attendance during the school year will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible for other awards at graduation.

If you have questions regarding your child's attendance record, please email Andrea.

Contact Info

To contact the Church School, either e-mail the Church School Director or call or e-mail the church office

2017-2018 School Year

Church School Begins

  • Sep 10, 2017

No Classes on these Sundays

  • Nov 26,2017- Thanksgiving
  • Dec 24, 2017 Christmas
  • Dec 31, 2017 - New Year's Eve
  • Feb 18, 2018 - School Vacation
  • Apr 1, 2018 - Palm Sunday
  • Apr 8, 2018 - Easter / Pascha
  • April 15, 2018 -School Vacation

Church School Graduation

  • May 20, 2018