n 2012 - Theophany School


n 2012 - Theophany School

Theophany School Welcomes Newest Teacher, Cori Katinas

We are happy to welcome Cori,

our newest preschool teacher, to

� eophany School. She has over

11 years of experience working,

not only with children with special

needs, but also as a preschool

teacher. She graduated from

Stonehill College with a B.S. in

Accounting. She grew up in the

Orthodox Church and has been






a Sunday School teacher, camp

counselor and youth advisor for

the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Cori her husband, Father Jim

Katinas, and their three children,

make their home in Norwood. In

her free time, she enjoys cooking,

gardening and spending time with

her family.


� eophany School is busy enrolling children for Fall 2012-2013. Please be sure to let friends and family know about

our school and about some of the opportunities available to see our program � rst-hand. Below are just a few ways to visit;

for a complete list with times, topics and dates, visit the “Happenings” section of our website at www.� eophanySchool.org

or give us a call at 781.444.3058.

Schedule a Tour

We would love to show you our program at a time convenient

for you. Call and schedule a visit today!

Coffee Talk “Raising a Reader”

Wednesday, March 28, 9:15am Please RSVP.

These Coffee Talks present a great opportunity for new parents,

with their children, to meet current Theophany families while

exploring a variety of engaging parenting/school topics.

2012 Open House Weeks

March 27-29 & November 13-15


Classroom Visit

Thursday, May 10, 1:00pm-2:00pm Please RSVP.

Spend an hour with your child in the classroom and see fi rst-hand what sets

Theophany apart from other programs. You will have the opportunity to meet

the teachers and ask questions during your visit.

Return Service Requested

754 Greendale Avenue

Needham, Massachusetts 02492

Theophany School

Board of Tr ustees

Lia Sgourakes, Chair

Michele Markatos, Vice Chair

Taso Markatos, Treasurer

Mary Kazis, Secretary

Albert Daly

Socrates Deligeorges

Daniel Gioffre

Sophia Giontzis

Erin Kimmett

Jennifer Nahas


Leeann Plouffe


Melissa Sayeg

Lead Teacher

Emily Pappas


Cori Katinas


spring 2012

Working Together, Making a Difference

You may remember the old adage

the whole is greater than the sum of

its parts. This certainly holds true at

Theophany. Every member of our

family- our children, our families,

our teachers, our volunteers, our

board members, our donors- plays

a vital role in helping Theophany

thrive. It is only through the unique

contribution of each individual that

our full potential is achieved.

Who are some of these “parts” that

work together for the greater good

of Theophany School?

Daniel Gioffre, board member

for seven years and board chair

2009-2010, is a teacher at Bishop

Guertin High School where he

currently serves as chair of the

World Language Department.

Daniel faithfully drives down from

Nashua, NH where he lives with

his family to attend monthly board

meetings and countless committee

meetings and special events. Daniel

logs in over 1000 miles a year to

participate in board activities. When

asked why, Daniel highlights his

conviction that education, if it is

truly to encompass the whole

person, must be accomplished in a

prayerful, Orthodox environment.

(continued on page 2)

754 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 / www.TheophanySchool.org / 781.444.3058

2012 EVENTS:




Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Apollo in Norwood


Saturday, September 15, 2012

8:30am Kids Fun Run

9am 5K Run/Walk

9am-12 Family Fun & Food



We are actively searching for

a larger home for Theophany.

Do you have land? a building?

Are you looking to donate?

lease? sell? Need a tax writeoff?

Give us a call and share

your ideas with us.



Theophany is happy to accept

your tax deductible stock gifts.

Also, check with your employer

to see if they offer matching

gift programs and make twice

the impact with your gift!


Please visit our website to

view our Wish List and to

check out other ideas for

helping Theophany.


Working Together, Making a Difference (continued from cover)

Mary Lou and Bill Catelli serve on

various Theophany committees. Mary

Lou, a retired Special Education teacher

with 35 years of experience, brings a

wealth of knowledge to our Education

Committee; her passion for education

and love of children is contagious.

Bill, a long-time supporter and board

member of the Boys and Girls Club

of Rhode Island, brings invaluable

expertise to Theophany’s Development

Committee, especially as we make final

preparations for our capital campaign

kickoff. When asked why they are so

committed to our school, Mary Lou

sums it up beautifully: “Theophany

School offers an opportunity for

children to live their life as an Orthodox

Christian joyfully and thoroughly

experiencing our faith.”

Theophany School alumni Anastasia

and Athanasia Kourtis, Timothy

Markatos, Caroline Saba, and Victoria

Sayeg (to name a few) are all regulars

at Sonia’s Run, helping out by selling

hot dogs and sodas, painting faces,

volunteering on the course or running/

walking the run. Co-founders Nick and

Jane Kourtis along with other past and

present teachers and board members

have combined to make the annual

event a huge success.

Parents Kara Yeomans, Toni Ann

Simmons, and Elizabeth MacNeil

recently ran our first-ever Christmas

Cookie Tray in-house fundraiser. Kara

explains, “I was inspired by all of the

William & Helen Abril

Mrs. Stella Alland


J. Aoude

Daniel Atkinson

Elias, Lourde & Omar Audy

A-Z Auto Center

Fredy & Rima Audy

Labebe Awde

John & Pat Ayoub

Phil Ayoub

Evelyn Ayoub

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Ayoub

Steven & Jeanna Ayoub

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen & Lauren Barber

Mr. & Mrs. William Barber

Dn. Nicholas Belcher

Cam Benoit

Michelle Boyle

Keith Brown

Paul R. Buckley

Rev. & Mrs. Alkiviadis Calivas

Tessie & Costa Caris

Bill & Mary Lou Catelli

Stephen Chludzinski

Michael & Bridie Chwalek

Abigail Codis

David Conner

Robert & Eleanor Corraro

Crossfi t Craic

delicious homemade pastries at our

annual benefit evening and how popular

they were. When it came time to

brainstorm about fresh ideas for an inhouse

fundraiser, the Cookie Tray idea

seemed a perfect fit for our parents to

come together and support the school.”

Through the efforts of all who baked,

sold, and bought cookies, $800 was

raised for our program.

Last year, Myrna Jreige collected $100

from her classmates at Newton Country

Day School. On Fridays, students at the

school are allowed to wear jeans if they

contribute a dollar to be donated to a

particular cause, and Myrna suggested

Theophany School.

Musician Phil Ayoub has repeatedly

entertained us all at our Annual

Fundraising Event. Producer/Director

Constantine Nasr, a friend of many

members of the Theophany School

family, has donated numerous

Hollywood items to help make our

auction both exciting and successful.

The whole is indeed greater than

the sum of its parts. At Theophany

School, this is more than a tired cliché:

it is a statement about the powerful

connections between students, teachers,

trustees, and benefactors, extending

across great distances and between

generations, that makes Theophany

more than just a school. We here at

Theophany are truly thankful for all of

your contributions.

Many � anks to our 2011 Donors and Sponsors

Maureen Daley

Daly Foot Care

Drs. Albert & Jack Daly

Alberto & Mona Daly

Tony & Eliane Daly & Family

Charmaine Darmour

Ms. Priscilla Deban

Mr. & Mrs. George Deligeorges

Socrates Deligeorges

Leslie DeSanti & Karekine Matossian

Ronald & Diane DiGiorgio

Kenneth Dobbins

Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Donoff

Ms. Patricia Dukakis

Karen Dunnett & Richard Murphy

Gabriel & Victoria Easa

Eldamaa Accounting & Tax, LLC

Mr. & Mrs. Fawaz El Khoury

Rassem El Massih

Dolores T. Elias

V. Rev. Fr. & Mrs. Michael Ellias

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Esper

Joe & Loretta Eysie

Yacoub & Azize Fadel

Rich Fannoney

Gerald Freedman

Kathleen & Philip Fujawa

Natala Gahm

Marilyn Ganame

Estate of George L. Garfi nkle

Nan Garfi nkle, Exec.

Helen Eleni Geanon

Building with blocks takes on a

historical twist when creating a

model Sphynx.

Amalie Ann George CPA PC

Dunkin Donuts Walpole

Glaropoulos Family

Richard, Timothy & Rita Gwinn

Bassam and Yolla Haidar & Family

Karen Hanna

Sam & Joan Hanna & Family

Nabil & Amal Hourani

Andrew J. Howard

Ron & Ann Howard

Helen Jabbour

George Jabour & Family

Mr. & Mrs. Luke Jacobs

Georges Y. Jarjoura

Ibrahim Jeha

George & Susan Jreige & Family

Dr. & Mrs. Stefanos Kales

Homer Karalekas

Grammenos & Panagoula Karanou

James Karloutsos

Danielle Kayal

Bill & Mary Kazis & Family

George & Catherine Keches

Robert & Mary Khoury

V. Rev. Fr. & Mrs. Joseph Kimmett

Frank’s Custom Tailors

Frank & Christina Kopellas

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kourtis & Family

Rev. Fr. Nick & Presv. Elaine Krommydas

Charalambos & Eleni Kyriacou

Gregory & Deborah Laham

Robert Laham & Family

Lara M. Lakis

Rev. Fr. Michael & Mrs. Renee Lambakis

Vasilia Laskaris

Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Frances Lilla

Chafi c & Rima Maalouf

Mabbett & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Arthur Mabbett

Emmanuel Maginas

Jenelle Mallios

Al & Marlene Mamary

George Mansour

Taso & Michele Markatos

George & Sophia Marmanides

Pat & Toni Marshall

Andy & Suzy Martignetti

David & Lisa McAvoy

Rev. Luke & Pms. Marusia


Fadi Metri, DMD

Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos

Aristotle Michopoulos

Mike’s Shipping Line

Mr. Scott A. Miller

Montrose School

Gloria Moskos

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Apostola &

Mrs. Maria Mossaides

Mr. C’s Truck Stop, Inc.

Constantine Nasr

Mr. Peter Nassiff & 7th & 8th grade

Sunday School Class, St. Mary

Antiochian Orthodox Church

Pres. Theodora N. Paleologos

Thanasi Pantazelos

Constantine Papademetriou

George Papayannis

Emily Pappas

Downtown Recovery & Towing Co.

Mr. James G. Peters

Dr. Judith & Jonathan Pratt

Putnam Investments

Dennis & Lillian Rawan

Fr. Jason & Presv. Sandra Roll

Jarrod Russell

John & Janet Ryan

Matthew Ryan

Joseph Saba

Faris Saba

Mr. & Mrs. Marwan Sabbouh

The Pulse Network

Nick, Stephen & John Saber

Melanie Sabtchev

Rev. John Salem

Khalil & Mariah Samara

Pamela Samara

Marlene Samra

Michael Sarkis

Steve & Judy Sarkis

Pierre Saroufi m

Mr. Raymond Sayeg

Jordan Sayfi e

David & Jacqueline Shahood

Dianne E. Shalbey

Amalia Sgourakes

St. Demetrios Philoptochos,

St. Christine Chapter

Leo & Fran Stack

Vivian Stameris

Butch Stearns

Annie Swehla

Law Offi ce of Fred Tannous

Mr. Fred Tannous

Mr. George Tatakis

The Plymouth Rock Foundation

Bernard & Helen Thornberg

Vera Timko

Mary Toomey

The Tsingos Family

Bill, Martine, Evan and Otis

Aaron & Amelia Walker

Bacem & Emilene Wehbe

Krattenmaker, O’Connor & Inger, P.C.

Ms. Mary Winstanley O’Connor

Nadine Youssef

Rev. Dn. John & Evangeline Zarras



AAA of Southern New England

Antiochian Village

Areti Bratsis The Art of Photography

Atlantic Beach Club

Beantown Comedy Vault

Berkshire East

Blue Ginger

Boston by Foot

Boston Duck Tours

Bubbling Brook

Cape Playhouse

Center for Asian Martial Arts

During our Rainforest thematic unit,

students went on a safari searching

for indigenous creatures.

Charles European Salon

Children’s Museum at Holyoke

Children’s Museum in Easton

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Decordova Museum & Sculpture Park

Dellaria Salon-Needham/Norwood

Dellaria Salon-Brookline

Favor on Line

Frank’s Custom Tailors

Gracie Barra Boston Brazilian

Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Healthworks Fitness Center for Women

Hy-Line Cruises

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

and Museum

Kelley Greens

Kids’ FUN Stop

Lake Compounce

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Marriott Hotel

Mass Audubon


Metropolis of Boston Camp

Multy Concepts

New England Aquarium

New England Coffee Company

Nicholas’ Pizzeria

Old South Meeting House

Old Sturbridge Village

Paul Revere House

Peabody Essex Musuem

Petit Robert Central

Plimoth Plantation

Quassy Amusement Park

The writing center provides students

opportunities to not only build upon

their languagge skills, but to also

develop self-expression.

Rama Wine & Spirits

Revolution Rock Bar Lounge

Roche Bros. Supermarkets

Sheraton Needham Hotel

Six Flags

SkinCare Physicians, Inc.

Southwick Zoo

Sports Museum of New England

Stash’s Pizza

Stephanie’s Flowers

Sterling Golf Management

Stone Hearth Pizza

Studio Mathewes

The Huntington Theatre Co.

The Medieval Manor

USS Constitution Museum

Waterville Valley Resort

Zoo New England

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