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Agia Sophia Academy 14485 SW Walker Road Beaverton, OR 97006

Find us online (www.ASApdx.org)

Change Service Requested

Call us (503.641.4600)

Follow us on Instagram (agiasophiaacademy)

Subscribe to our Blogspot (asapdx.blogspot.com)

~ Available in full color on our website ~ Like us on Facebook School FB Page (ASAPDX) Greek Open FB Page (greekopengolf)

Join Agia Sophia Academy for the 24th annual

Greek Open Golf Tournament

ASA Gala FB Page (agiasophiagala)

Fundraiser with Brewfest, Dinner & Auction

Monday, September 16th

Watch our YouTube Channel (agiasophiaacademy)

at Langdon Farms Golf Club

Own a business? Become a sponsor and promote your company at our event! $125 Golfer Registration

or dinner only @ $50 each

Register online at:

www.greekopen.com

& for additional information

Contact Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein to learn more.

503-641-4600

“This school has given me a great foundation surrounding me with my religion and having me attend the liturgies. I will always miss being able to walk down the hall and high five a priest on my way. I promise to you now in this blue hat I, Stella Gatziolis, will forever treasure the moments here at this school.” ~ Stella Gatziolis (2012-2019) “When it came to math, I got confused, but Fr. Ed never gave up and spent time with me to make sure I understood it. I’m going to miss Fr. Ed the most, but I will remember all his humorous sayings and that he never let us give up.” ~ Lydia Koshkaroff (2013-2019) “Our art teacher Mrs. Perussi gave me a huge experience of creative art, but most of all I will never forget about the glass icons we made, I really appreciate it. Thank you Kyria Maria for teaching me Greek, that I will keep with me my whole life and Kyria Thespina for teaching me Greek Byzantine chant that sounds awesome with the whole class.” ~ Alexander Metodiev (2013-2019) “I still remember the time I fell and every one ran to ask if I was okay. I also remember one day we were playing mountain ball and I kicked the ball so far, everyone congratulated me.” ~ Amillah Gilmore (2015-2019) “I’ve been in this school for 2 years, but in that short time, I’ve had an amazing experience. In my whole life, I’ve been in four states and three schools, but I can say undoubtedly that this one was the best. I just can’t believe that I’m leaving. ~ Thomas Swehla (2017-2019) “Friendship, truth, kindness, and prayer are what we have here at ASA, we work hard at achieving goals high in the sky with our feet on the ground. Every day we learn something new.” ~ Sebastiana Ivkin (2012-2019) Congratulations and many years to our 5th grade graduates! May your future be blessed. To read their full speech, visit our Blogspot at asapdx.blogspot.com.

Agia Sophia Academy Oregon’s Only Pan-Orthodx Christian School

Spring Newsletter 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12, 2019 Name: Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein Phone: 503-641-4600 Email: christina@asapdx.org

Thank you for your prayers, dedication and continued support of this important ministry! We are so blessed to be celebrating 15 years of Orthodox Education and look forward to many more. Below are donations received between 10/21/18 - 06/15/19: St. Basil Society (Monthly Donors) Daniel & Mary Wright Norman & Eleni Goldman* Philip & Diane Sarikas Ted & Janet Deming Michael & Elizabeth Thrift William & Meropi Courogen Anthony & Amy Aivaliotis John Petrakis Thomaida Hudanish $5,000 and Above Anonymous James & Kathleen Ketrenos $1,000 to $4,999 Elia & Kathryn Popovich Daniel & Mary Wright Mary Chios Triantafillou Norman & Elaine Goldman* Frank & Margaret Bitar Foundation Dn. Aleksandr & Olga Ivkin* John & Jennifer Davis

Want to join this list of awesome supporters? Scan the QR code to make a donation online or send a check to: Agia Sophia Academy 14485 SW Walker Road Beaverton, OR 97006

$500 to $999 Philip & Diane Sarikas Demetrios & Evagelia Gatziolis* Joseph & Kathryn Falkenstern Zachary & Vasiliki Stoumbos Thomas & Kim Spathas Ustina Koshkaroff* Alison & Adam Anderson Alpha Railroads and Crossings Andreas Pavlatos Chris & Heidi Stoumbos Christina & Matthew Kemper* David & Liz McAtee* John Lingas Michael & Kathryn Becker Mike & Eileen Kravetz Thanasi & Irini Housiadas

$250 to $499 $100 to $249 (cont.) Up to $99 (cont.) Dave Wiltz & Kim Maher Alexandra Christopoulos & Chris & Beth Perlmutter John & Fotini Souris Kenneth Worstell* Dustin & Linette Armstrong Mark & Brigid Powell* Anna Souza Evangelos & Nancy Fasilis Brent & Katherine Braden Bright Foundation Fr. Robert Stephanopoulos Chris & Kristi Maletis Christina Geist Gerasimos & Theodora Demetri & Othonia Mirras Clifford & Theodora Argue Tsirimiagos Josh & Naomi Knight* David & Jean Shaffer Maria Kamsha Chris & Krista Panoff Dn. Alexey & Elena Kojenov Maur & Vicki Horton Helen Koshkaroff Dn. Innocent & Sandy DuchowMichael & Lindsey Psiropoulos Irene Pavlatos* Pressley Nick & Darcy Cherniskov Jerry & Christine Otto* Dn. Steven & Jenny Bambakidis Nick & Linda Karafotias Jon & Lisa Corazza Fr. Nicholas & Mat. Barbara Letten The Obeid Family Kris & Maria Souza* Fr. Paul & Presv. Stephanie Paris Ronnie & Elaine Wade Petros & Susan Bournelis Frank & Jessica Canepa* Spencer Nordstrom Ted & Janet Deming Georgia Liapes Thomas & Nancy Doulis Bessie Lekas Jim & Cathy Delgado Matthew & Maria Psihogios* Robert & Kristine Patzke Joan Liapes Our Lady of Kazan Skete Sophia Galeev Joseph & Dusanka Lubliner Thomaida Hudanish Dennis & Annie McGowan Kerry Rose Ted Papas Dr. Joe & Linda Weick Kevin & Constanta Gilmore* Billy & Carri Benson George & Lisa Psihogios Mat. Molly Shaw Fr. Edward & Kh. Judy Hillhouse* Michael Kounavis and Ioanna Matei & Magdalena Perussi* Gus Mikilas Mantaka* Mike & Zoeann Dimond Steven & Vasiliki Estes Mike & Vassiliki Foudoulis Nikos & Alexandra Andronikos Dn. Igor & Nina Beskorovaynaya* Network for Good Paul & Christina Blankenstein* Fr. Kevin Lien Peter Hill Ray & Penny Holmgren Fr. Matthew & Presv. Annie Scott Taylor & Sophia Kondoleon* St. George Antiochian Orthodox Swehla* Sophia Stamatis Church Grant Buell Steve & Katie Tussing Stephanos Vertopoulos & Mary Heather Grosz Corey & Tricia Lance* Osborn Katherine Karafotias* Sue Hodge Mary Christopoulos* $100 to $249 William & Meropi Courogen Thomas & Sharon Lilles Bottle Drop YourCause, LLC Sophia Kremidas Maria Economou-Moraiti Christos Mandalides Stephen & Katherine Phoutrides Up to $99 Euphrosyne McKenzie* Mac & Cheri McDevitt Anthony & Amy Aivaliotis Seraphim & Rachel Daniels* Dave & Wendy Smovir Presv. Maria Hillhouse Andrew & Mara Contes* Dmitry & Natalia Kukushkin* Facebook Donations Cora Adams Gracie Woolard & Louis Maltese John Petrakis Lloyd & Charity Reiter Andrew & Elisha Roden In-Kind NIKE Matching Grant Angie Anast A complete list of our in-kind donors Maria Boyer Bala Cadambi will be published in our 2018-209 Michael & Elizabeth Thrift Brian Shick annual report.

Agia Sophia Academy is a 501(c)(3). Your gift is tax-deductible as provided by the law. Our federal tax id is 27-0089608. We strive to ensure an accurate listing of all donations. However, if you notice an error please accept our sincerest apology and contact Katherine Karafotias at katherine@asapdx.org or 503-641-4600.

Thank You!

ASA Alumni - Where are they now?

Check out our 15th Anniversary Alumni Highlights Slideshow ... available on our YouTube channel: youtu.be/rAFoCh6O44M

Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR Celebrates 15 Years Agia Sophia Academy, the only Pan-Orthodox Christian School in the state of Oregon, welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos to their 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction Fundraiser held on June 1, 2019 at the Oregon Zoo. The festive evening, themed Wild About Education, included many ways that the attendees could offer support to Agia Sophia Academy, and through their generosity, they raised over $40,000 to further the mission of the school. Over 200 people from Orthodox parishes throughout the Portland area attended, along with several clergy, all of whom recognize the value of the education that Agia Sophia Academy has provided for the past 15 years. During his Keynote Address, Metropolitan Gerasimos stated, “There are so many negative influences in the world that take us away from those things that are good and holy and joyful. Education is a gift that we can give our children. But an education that we can give them that is also rooted in our faith is one of immeasurable value. The name of your school is perfect for what you are doing – Agia Sophia – Holy Wisdom. For wisdom goes far beyond what can be taught, but rather is gained through discernment, prayer and careful guidance, experience and sound judgment. Even the youngest of your students’ gains wisdom from their time at Agia Sophia, and what they are being taught today will stay with them. Early childhood education is a pivotal time in the development of our children, and you are setting a standard of excellence that will always be a part of their formation.” The pastoral visit of Metropolitan Gerasimos to Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR concluded with a tour of the school and interacting with the students in their classrooms, and also meeting with the teachers, conveying his gratitude for the dedication and love they impart through their instruction. Agia Sophia Academy (ASA) offers a Montessori 3-6 year-old program and Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school program. ASA operates out of Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Beaverton, Oregon. The mission of ASA is to educate the whole child by providing a rich academic and arts curriculum, grounded in Orthodox Christian values, while fostering love of learning, personal responsibility and respect for each person. For more information, visit our website at www.asapdx.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ASAPDX.

Accepting Application for Fall 2019. Schedule a tour online or by calling 503-641-4600.

View all the photos from the “Wild About Education” 15th Anniversary ASA Gala at www.facebook.com/ agiasophiagala


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12, 2019 Name: Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein Phone: 503-641-4600 Email: christina@asapdx.org

Thank you for your prayers, dedication and continued support of this important ministry! We are so blessed to be celebrating 15 years of Orthodox Education and look forward to many more. Below are donations received between 10/21/18 - 06/15/19: St. Basil Society (Monthly Donors) Daniel & Mary Wright Norman & Eleni Goldman* Philip & Diane Sarikas Ted & Janet Deming Michael & Elizabeth Thrift William & Meropi Courogen Anthony & Amy Aivaliotis John Petrakis Thomaida Hudanish $5,000 and Above Anonymous James & Kathleen Ketrenos $1,000 to $4,999 Elia & Kathryn Popovich Daniel & Mary Wright Mary Chios Triantafillou Norman & Elaine Goldman* Frank & Margaret Bitar Foundation Dn. Aleksandr & Olga Ivkin* John & Jennifer Davis

Want to join this list of awesome supporters? Scan the QR code to make a donation online or send a check to: Agia Sophia Academy 14485 SW Walker Road Beaverton, OR 97006

$500 to $999 Philip & Diane Sarikas Demetrios & Evagelia Gatziolis* Joseph & Kathryn Falkenstern Zachary & Vasiliki Stoumbos Thomas & Kim Spathas Ustina Koshkaroff* Alison & Adam Anderson Alpha Railroads and Crossings Andreas Pavlatos Chris & Heidi Stoumbos Christina & Matthew Kemper* David & Liz McAtee* John Lingas Michael & Kathryn Becker Mike & Eileen Kravetz Thanasi & Irini Housiadas

$250 to $499 $100 to $249 (cont.) Up to $99 (cont.) Dave Wiltz & Kim Maher Alexandra Christopoulos & Chris & Beth Perlmutter John & Fotini Souris Kenneth Worstell* Dustin & Linette Armstrong Mark & Brigid Powell* Anna Souza Evangelos & Nancy Fasilis Brent & Katherine Braden Bright Foundation Fr. Robert Stephanopoulos Chris & Kristi Maletis Christina Geist Gerasimos & Theodora Demetri & Othonia Mirras Clifford & Theodora Argue Tsirimiagos Josh & Naomi Knight* David & Jean Shaffer Maria Kamsha Chris & Krista Panoff Dn. Alexey & Elena Kojenov Maur & Vicki Horton Helen Koshkaroff Dn. Innocent & Sandy DuchowMichael & Lindsey Psiropoulos Irene Pavlatos* Pressley Nick & Darcy Cherniskov Jerry & Christine Otto* Dn. Steven & Jenny Bambakidis Nick & Linda Karafotias Jon & Lisa Corazza Fr. Nicholas & Mat. Barbara Letten The Obeid Family Kris & Maria Souza* Fr. Paul & Presv. Stephanie Paris Ronnie & Elaine Wade Petros & Susan Bournelis Frank & Jessica Canepa* Spencer Nordstrom Ted & Janet Deming Georgia Liapes Thomas & Nancy Doulis Bessie Lekas Jim & Cathy Delgado Matthew & Maria Psihogios* Robert & Kristine Patzke Joan Liapes Our Lady of Kazan Skete Sophia Galeev Joseph & Dusanka Lubliner Thomaida Hudanish Dennis & Annie McGowan Kerry Rose Ted Papas Dr. Joe & Linda Weick Kevin & Constanta Gilmore* Billy & Carri Benson George & Lisa Psihogios Mat. Molly Shaw Fr. Edward & Kh. Judy Hillhouse* Michael Kounavis and Ioanna Matei & Magdalena Perussi* Gus Mikilas Mantaka* Mike & Zoeann Dimond Steven & Vasiliki Estes Mike & Vassiliki Foudoulis Nikos & Alexandra Andronikos Dn. Igor & Nina Beskorovaynaya* Network for Good Paul & Christina Blankenstein* Fr. Kevin Lien Peter Hill Ray & Penny Holmgren Fr. Matthew & Presv. Annie Scott Taylor & Sophia Kondoleon* St. George Antiochian Orthodox Swehla* Sophia Stamatis Church Grant Buell Steve & Katie Tussing Stephanos Vertopoulos & Mary Heather Grosz Corey & Tricia Lance* Osborn Katherine Karafotias* Sue Hodge Mary Christopoulos* $100 to $249 William & Meropi Courogen Thomas & Sharon Lilles Bottle Drop YourCause, LLC Sophia Kremidas Maria Economou-Moraiti Christos Mandalides Stephen & Katherine Phoutrides Up to $99 Euphrosyne McKenzie* Mac & Cheri McDevitt Anthony & Amy Aivaliotis Seraphim & Rachel Daniels* Dave & Wendy Smovir Presv. Maria Hillhouse Andrew & Mara Contes* Dmitry & Natalia Kukushkin* Facebook Donations Cora Adams Gracie Woolard & Louis Maltese John Petrakis Lloyd & Charity Reiter Andrew & Elisha Roden In-Kind NIKE Matching Grant Angie Anast A complete list of our in-kind donors Maria Boyer Bala Cadambi will be published in our 2018-209 Michael & Elizabeth Thrift Brian Shick annual report.

Agia Sophia Academy is a 501(c)(3). Your gift is tax-deductible as provided by the law. Our federal tax id is 27-0089608. We strive to ensure an accurate listing of all donations. However, if you notice an error please accept our sincerest apology and contact Katherine Karafotias at katherine@asapdx.org or 503-641-4600.

Thank You!

ASA Alumni - Where are they now?

Check out our 15th Anniversary Alumni Highlights Slideshow ... available on our YouTube channel: youtu.be/rAFoCh6O44M

Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR Celebrates 15 Years Agia Sophia Academy, the only Pan-Orthodox Christian School in the state of Oregon, welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos to their 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction Fundraiser held on June 1, 2019 at the Oregon Zoo. The festive evening, themed Wild About Education, included many ways that the attendees could offer support to Agia Sophia Academy, and through their generosity, they raised over $40,000 to further the mission of the school. Over 200 people from Orthodox parishes throughout the Portland area attended, along with several clergy, all of whom recognize the value of the education that Agia Sophia Academy has provided for the past 15 years. During his Keynote Address, Metropolitan Gerasimos stated, “There are so many negative influences in the world that take us away from those things that are good and holy and joyful. Education is a gift that we can give our children. But an education that we can give them that is also rooted in our faith is one of immeasurable value. The name of your school is perfect for what you are doing – Agia Sophia – Holy Wisdom. For wisdom goes far beyond what can be taught, but rather is gained through discernment, prayer and careful guidance, experience and sound judgment. Even the youngest of your students’ gains wisdom from their time at Agia Sophia, and what they are being taught today will stay with them. Early childhood education is a pivotal time in the development of our children, and you are setting a standard of excellence that will always be a part of their formation.” The pastoral visit of Metropolitan Gerasimos to Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, OR concluded with a tour of the school and interacting with the students in their classrooms, and also meeting with the teachers, conveying his gratitude for the dedication and love they impart through their instruction. Agia Sophia Academy (ASA) offers a Montessori 3-6 year-old program and Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school program. ASA operates out of Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Beaverton, Oregon. The mission of ASA is to educate the whole child by providing a rich academic and arts curriculum, grounded in Orthodox Christian values, while fostering love of learning, personal responsibility and respect for each person. For more information, visit our website at www.asapdx.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ASAPDX.

Accepting Application for Fall 2019. Schedule a tour online or by calling 503-641-4600.

View all the photos from the “Wild About Education” 15th Anniversary ASA Gala at www.facebook.com/ agiasophiagala


Agia Sophia Academy 14485 SW Walker Road Beaverton, OR 97006

Find us online (www.ASApdx.org)

Change Service Requested

Call us (503.641.4600)

Follow us on Instagram (agiasophiaacademy)

Subscribe to our Blogspot (asapdx.blogspot.com)

~ Available in full color on our website ~ Like us on Facebook School FB Page (ASAPDX) Greek Open FB Page (greekopengolf)

Join Agia Sophia Academy for the 24th annual

Greek Open Golf Tournament

ASA Gala FB Page (agiasophiagala)

Fundraiser with Brewfest, Dinner & Auction

Monday, September 16th

Watch our YouTube Channel (agiasophiaacademy)

at Langdon Farms Golf Club

Own a business? Become a sponsor and promote your company at our event! $125 Golfer Registration

or dinner only @ $50 each

Register online at:

www.greekopen.com

& for additional information

Contact Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein to learn more.

503-641-4600

“This school has given me a great foundation surrounding me with my religion and having me attend the liturgies. I will always miss being able to walk down the hall and high five a priest on my way. I promise to you now in this blue hat I, Stella Gatziolis, will forever treasure the moments here at this school.” ~ Stella Gatziolis (2012-2019) “When it came to math, I got confused, but Fr. Ed never gave up and spent time with me to make sure I understood it. I’m going to miss Fr. Ed the most, but I will remember all his humorous sayings and that he never let us give up.” ~ Lydia Koshkaroff (2013-2019) “Our art teacher Mrs. Perussi gave me a huge experience of creative art, but most of all I will never forget about the glass icons we made, I really appreciate it. Thank you Kyria Maria for teaching me Greek, that I will keep with me my whole life and Kyria Thespina for teaching me Greek Byzantine chant that sounds awesome with the whole class.” ~ Alexander Metodiev (2013-2019) “I still remember the time I fell and every one ran to ask if I was okay. I also remember one day we were playing mountain ball and I kicked the ball so far, everyone congratulated me.” ~ Amillah Gilmore (2015-2019) “I’ve been in this school for 2 years, but in that short time, I’ve had an amazing experience. In my whole life, I’ve been in four states and three schools, but I can say undoubtedly that this one was the best. I just can’t believe that I’m leaving. ~ Thomas Swehla (2017-2019) “Friendship, truth, kindness, and prayer are what we have here at ASA, we work hard at achieving goals high in the sky with our feet on the ground. Every day we learn something new.” ~ Sebastiana Ivkin (2012-2019) Congratulations and many years to our 5th grade graduates! May your future be blessed. To read their full speech, visit our Blogspot at asapdx.blogspot.com.

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