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St. Thomas Hellenic Afternoon School Begins Classes with Agiasmos

CHERRY HILL, NJ. – photos by Steve Lambrou

On Thursday, September 8, the St. Thomas of Cherry Hill Hellenic Afternoon School students, families and staff began the 2022-2023 school year with the Agiasmos blessing.  Following the Blessing of the Water service, Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis, Chancellor of the NJ Metropolis, Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas, parish priest and Anastasius Efstratiades, Chairman of the Education Committee, welcomed the students, parents and teaching staff.   

The Hellenic School of Saint Thomas starts the new school year with 105 students and 9 teachers. The new principal Mrs.Margarita Zografos Vrettos assured everyone that the school was in good hands because of the support, love, and cooperation that she has witnessed from the Metropolis of NJ, Fr. Avgoustinos, parish council members, teaching staff and parents who are dedicated to the promoting and preserving the school and the Hellenic language. The previous principal, Mrs. Panagiota Delimaris and Mrs. Vrettos have been working together for the smoothest transition possible for the students and staff. 

After the Agiasmos, students and families were invited to the Danielle Kousoulis Cultural Center for a meet and greet with the classroom teachers. 

The evening ended on a sweet note as the St. Thomas Hellenic School PTO, led by the new PTO President Athena Poulathas, treated the Greek School families to a special visit from the Kona Water Ice Truck. 

Classes started on Monday September 12.