2020 2021

ST. SAHAG & ST. MESROB ARMENIAN SATURDAY SCHOOL

St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School was founded in 1956. It is the oldest Armenian language school in Toronto. The School is currently in its 65th academic year. It is a vibrant educational institution. Enrolment continues to increase every year. Student number in 2020 was 366.

The School offers classes from Kindergarten to Grade 10. Classes are instructed in both Western and Eastern Armenian dialects, in their respective classrooms.

The morning program of the school is part of and subsidized by the International Languages Elementary Program of Toronto District School Board (ILE TDSB).

GRADES 1 TO 8 TEACHING APPROACHES

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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STUDENT OF THE WEEK

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GABRIEL BEDROSIAN

Grade 4

Was polite

MICHAEL BEDROSIAN

Grade 4

Was disciplined and attentive

LINDA STEPHAN

Grade 4

Was diligent

EMMA MARAL KESHISHIAN

Grade 4

Was dutiful

LARA ANI KESHISHIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and helpful

MIA MALKHASSIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent

SARKIS AGOP

Grade 2

Was diligent

ISABEL HABTIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and polite

ANAIS CHOCHIAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and polite

TAMSIN SARINE HOPYAN

Grade 2

Was diligent and polite

NARA AREVIK KARAM

Grade 2

Was dutiful

EVA AINTABLIAN HENAO

Grade 1

Was diligent

CARINE HAGOPIAN

Grade 1

Was diligent

HAYK HARUTYUNYAN

Grade Ani 6

Best student

FLORA POGHOSYAN

Grade Ani 5

Best student

SHAHE DIBAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Respect and Friendliness

ANGELIQUE ARZUMANIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Dutifulness

SAMANTHA PLEAU

Grade 4

Demonstrated Dutifulness

VAHRAM BUCHAKJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Respect and Friendliness

STEPHAN TOSSOUNIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Dutifulness

NOUSHIG ABAJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Kindness

ARARAT ANOUSHIAN

Grade 2

Demonstrated excellent participation

ZAVEN JAMJIAN

Grade 2

Demonstrated diligence

NATALIE TOROSSIAN

Grade 2

Demonstrated diligence

SARKIS GUIRAGOSSIAN

Grade 1

Demonstrated the virtue of Diligence

YEZRAS YEGHIAIAN

Grade 2-3

Was studious and hardworking

LUCUS KULIDJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated attentiveness and tidiness in his work

CHRIST ARMOUDJIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated attentiveness and tidiness in his work

SASUN (SYLVAN) KOMEDISSIAN

Grade 1

Demonstrated diligence

TATEV AVAGYAN

Grade Ani 5

Demonstrated Cleanliness and Tidiness

NYRI AJEMIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Cleanliness and Tidiness

MARIE ARSLANIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated Cleanliness and Tidiness

ADEN ELBE

Grade 1

Demonstrated Dutifulness

VATCHE IRITSYAN

Grade Ani 3

Demonstrated Diligence

LILIT KIRAKOSYAN

Grade Ani 8

Demonstrated Dutifulness

AREG KOSTANYAN

Grade Ani 8

Demonstrated Politness

IRINA SARGSYAN

Grade Ani 7

Demonstrated Kindness

NARE KHANCHARYAN

Grade Ani 7

Demonstrated Dutifulness

LENA ETTIBARYAN

Grade Ani 7

Demonstrated Creativity

NIKOLAS THEODORA KOPOULOS

Grade 4

He was an exemplary student

SEVAG ELIA MORA

Grade 4

He was an exemplary student

HOVIG GULAGHAIAN

Grade 5

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

ANYA KIFOURKIAN

Grade 5

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

DARON VASILYAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

EMMA MARAL KESHISHIAN

Grade 4

Demonstrated respect and friendliness

ALICE OHANIAN

Grade 3

She was very respectful and caring

PROGRAM

9:30am - 1:30pm

Regular classes (Language, History and Culture, and Music) will start on September 14, 2019, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, and will end on June 13, 2020.

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LANGUAGE

Language is the foundation of one’s identity. The Armenian language program implements the communicative approach of teaching. The overall goal for our students is to develop oral and literacy skills in the Armenian language and to inspire in them the love for the Armenian language. Teachers, students, and parents collaborate to create opportunities for meaningful communication and engagement with the Armenian language.
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HISTORY AND CULTURE

The goal is to instill the pride of the Armenian heritage in our students. Armenian history and culture solidify our students’ Armenian identity. Through interactive methods, such as drama and storytelling, teachers engage their students in learning not only the ancient history of Armenians, but also encourage students to learn about their own family histories.
Music

MUSIC

Learning Armenian songs and being part of the school choir is mandatory for all students. Music is part of our efforts to teach Armenian culture and the arts. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” - Plato

1:30 - 2:30pm

Extracurricular activities (Dance/Drama, Chess, Drawing, and Sports) will start on November 2, 2019, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, and will end on May 23, 2020.

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DANCE/DRAMA

Dance and drama are part of our physical education program. This activity provides students the opportunity of speaking Armenian with like-minded peers. Students express themselves not only orally, but are also given the opportunity to enhance their non-verbal communication skills and refine their creativity. Furthermore, students learn public speaking skills and overcome the fear of performing in public.
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CHESS

Chess develops logical and critical thinking of students and in turn, expands their capacity to learn. Students learn to concentrate, to be patient, to be courteous, to be responsible, to solve problems calmly, to build self-esteem, to experience the consequences of good and bad decisions, and to set goals and work towards accomplishing them.
Drawing

DRAWING

Students learn when they are interested and actively involved. Art classes expand imagination and provide students a space to interact with like-minded peers. Students are given the opportunity to learn about Armenian art and develop their own style of expression. Learning to draw is learning to see, understand and make sense of one’s environment.
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SPORTS

This program is designed based on the interest of students. Students are given the opportunity to play organized sports, to learn to follow instructions, to compete fairly, to strengthen their muscles, to develop their endurance, to make new friends, and of course, to express themselves in the Armenian language through an activity that they are interested in.

CALENDAR

october, 2020

03oct9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

10octAll DayThanksgiving. School is closed(All Day: saturday)

17oct9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

24oct9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

31oct9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

november, 2020

07nov9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

14nov9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

21nov9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

28nov9:30 am1:30 pmOnline classes9:30 am - 1:30 pm

SEND YOUR INQUIRIES

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GRADE 8 PILGRIMAGE TO ARMENIA

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers & Registration Form

OUR FAMILY

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Thank you for sending us your pre-registrations; the next step is to register with TDSB.
 
 Even if your children will not participate in the Fall program, please register them for the year so that arrangements are made and support is received from the ministry.  Each class must have 23 registered students to insure that an instructor is assigned to a class and is funded to teach. 
 
 No fee for online classes.  If we return to on-location schooling, we will inform you as to the new fees. 
 
 Face-to-face instruction will be for 30-40 minutes, ounce a week followed by independent work and communications through Google Classroom with the teachers.  Instructors will provide you the necessary details of teaching times, etc.
 
 Online school days: October 3, 17, 24, 31;  November 7, 14, 21, 28;  December 5, 12, 19  
 
 Online registrations with TDSB are open from September 12—26, 2020.  Please go to https://ereg.tdsb.on.ca/public/ilelogin.aspx and complete the form so that you receive an @TDSB.on.ca email account at a later date for the Google Classroom use. 
 
It is recommended to use Firefox or Microsoft Edge, but if you encounter challenges, please call their help desk.
 
Registration will not be complete without an Ontario Education Number (OENs are found on students’ day-school report cards). If your children go to a private school and do not have OEN, please call Carmela at International Languages (416) 254-8521 for manual registration.
 

The 2020-2021 registrations for Armenian Language Credit Courses LYRBD1 (Level 1) and LYRCU1 (Level 2) are open until October 9, 2020 only.

www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Going-to-High-School/Night-School-and-Summer-School/Saturday-Credit-Program

– TDSB students have to click to Login to e-Reg to complete their registration.

– Non-TDSB students have to complete the Registration Form first; then the students will receive an email with further instructions.

If you encounter challenges, please call their help desk, or contact your instructor, Arminé Zirakyan at armine_zirakyan@yahoo.com

– When registration is complete, students will receive an @TDSB.student.on.ca email account to join the classes through Google Meet.

– Fall 2020 online school days: October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19

– Instruction times: Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. You will receive the necessary details from your instructors.

** It is important that you register NOW, even if you are not sure that you will participate fully. At this time, if the enrolment number is less than 25 students, a class will not be opened.

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