PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 2019-2020
Welcome to St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School’s 64th academic year!
Administration and staff are ready and anxious to begin the 2019/2020 school year. Registrations are open online at armenianschool.ca
The first day of school is on September 14, 2019, 9:30am-1:30pm at Forest Manor Public School (please see the school calendar for important dates).
The mission of St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School is “to create an environment where students have the opportunity to connect with and immerse in their Armenian heritage by exploring its dimensions through the study of the Armenian language, literature, history, music, arts and culture”.
Once again, we will continue working with the International Languages Program of the Toronto District School Board (ILE TDSB). We greatly appreciate TDSB’s support and supervision of our morning program. Our teaching staff continues to plan collaborative, interactive, and project-based activities in order to make classes engaging and student-centered.
Together, at St. Sahag & St. Mesrob, we work very hard to improve our Saturday program and to ensure the well being of our students, parents, instructors, volunteers, and staff.
I am grateful for your ongoing support and dedication to making our beloved school a true Armenian community. I appreciate the sacrifices you make for your children through your persistence in helping them reach their full potential. Let us continue working together towards building a school where the environment is always happy and comfortable for everyone, where we come to learn enthusiastically, where our students’ intellect is challenged, and where they develop a keen interest and a deep love for all things Armenian.
We value parents’ involvement in students’ activities, both in monitoring their learning progress and in enforcing the Code of Conduct of the school. Please work with them in order to continue sustaining a community where we come to create, learn, teach, and socialize in meaningful ways, and thus strengthen our Armenian identity.
The Parents’ Council encourages all parents to get involved in the events and activities planned for this year, such as celebrations and special school events, monthly hot lunches for students, lahmajoun sales, breakfast social for parents, Christmas gift drive and party, the Grade 8 Armenia Trip. Let us aim to have parent representatives from each of our classes! Please fill out a Volunteer Form on registration day or download the file from the school’s webpage and email it to us.
I encourage you to check the school’s webpage regularly for activities and important announcements. We will post weekly reminders online in hopes that this will be an easier means of communication between administration and parents.
If you would prefer to avoid the registration rush on September 14th, please register online. You can sign up your children for extracurricular activities and hot lunches online as well. Payments are accepted through PayPal or in person at the school’s office (cash, cheques, credit cards, or debit cards are accepted).
I look forward to collaborating with you and ensuring a very successful and happy year.
Dr Arpi Panossian Muttart (B.A., B.Ed., TESOL, M.Ed., PhD)
Principal of St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School
ADMINISTRATION & SCHOOL COUNCIL
The Principal of the School is Dr Arpi Panossian Muttart and the Vice-Principal is Mr Ara Ter Haroutiunian. 7 School Council members are appointed to take care of administrative and pedagogical needs of the school in 2019/2020. The School is part of the Canadian Armenian Community Services – Barev Centre, a not-for-profit organization, which is in turn part of the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Toronto presided over by Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian.
Dr. Arpi Panossian Muttart, Principal
Ara Ter Haroutiunian, Vice-Principal
Armineh Boyadjian, Treasurer
Mary Darakjian, Parents Committee
Mosi Minassian, Advisor & Yearbook
Elina Sinani Panossian, Advisor
Kristine Khancharyan, Advisor
Arpi Sarmazian, Advisor
Hayk Nar, Advisor
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The teaching team consists of 26 teachers, 10 teaching assistants, 6 extracurricular instructors and many volunteers.
Marieta Gasparian, Instructor Emeritus
Natalya Navasardyan, Music
Grace Melkomian, Pre-K
Sossi Barounian, Senior Kindergarten
Sona Jorbajian, Junior Kindergarten
Julieta Khachtryan, Ani Pre-K & Junior Kindergarten
Arminé Hovhannisyan, Ani Senior Kindergarten
Lena Torossian, Grade 1
Tamara Shahverdyan, Ani Grade 1
Irma Geukjian, Grade 2
Titar Chorbajian, Grade 2/3
Anna Paytyan Karamian Ani Grade 2
Maria Panossian Abajian, Grade 3
Eliza Badalyan, Ani Grade 3
Loucine Mangassarian, Grade 4
Anna Tonoyan, Ani Grade 4
Maria Bedirian Donoian, Grade 5
Angela Harutyunyan, Ani Grade 5
Betty Panossian, Grade 6
Arminé Zilfugharyan, Ani Grade 6
Vanda Kafessian, Grade 7
Gayané Ispiryan, Ani Grade 7 & 8
Anna Movsisian, Grade 8
Arminé Zirakyan, Secondary
Mosi Minassian, Secondary
Arda Der Hagopian, Secondary