Yesterday afternoon was the annual Greek School Advent party.  The PTA provided the food – the picture below shows some of the dozens of pizza that were donated – as well as the decorations and help for the event.  We had an opening prayer – with the students thunderously reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Greek – and then, after the food, a special presentation of icons to the students in the senior class.  And Santa, or rather Agios Vasilios (St. Basil, the Greek Santa) himself made an appearance to distribute gifts to the students.  The children and their hard-working teachers have been diligently practicing for this Sunday’s Greek School Christmas program, so the party was a nice break.  The program this year will be held in the church at 4pm rather than in the under-construction auditorium.  This is very appropriate, for the poems, songs, and skits that the students perform are all solemnly religious, as is appropriate for the Advent season.  Please come by if you can to support our students.