Pythagoras Children's Academy 2nd Annual Gala

Pythagoras Children's Academy 2nd Annual Gala - Jan 31, 2015

The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Demetrios

893 North Church Road· Elmhurst, IL 60126 • 630.834.0477

Dear Fellow HellenelPhilhellene:

For the past 16 years, Pythagoras Children's Academy (PCA), a Greek-American day school, under the guidance of The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios in Elmhurst, has strived to uphold the values of faith, family and education. On this mission, PCA not only provides a high quality education for its students, but does so while entrenching them in the Orthodox faith and Hellenic heritage. At PCA, we are dedicated to "Embracing Our Past While Educating Our Future." This makes the existence and need for institutions such as PCA more essential and invaluable than ever.

At Pythagoras Children's Academy we are making great strides forward each year. PCA is on par with State Standards as our curriculum is aligned with Common Core and also includes the University of Chicago's Everyday Math program. This year, PCA incorporated "The Daily 5" and "The CAFE" reading programs in conjunction with the Fountas & Pinnell level reading system for guided and independent reading. PCA provides computer-based learning enhancements such as !XL and has adopted valuable assessment tools such as MAP and Aimsweb testing. PCA also offers technology in the classroom to enhance student learning and enrichment via computers, Smart Boards and interactive whiteboards. And, this year, our first-ever 4th grade!

Last year, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, our 1st Annual Pythagoras Children's Academy Gala was a great success! With last year's Gala proceeds we were able to purchase many necessary items for our school, some of which included: laptops for all the teachers Kindergarten through 4th grade; locking storage cabinets for each classroom; several new student desks; and importantly, a new Phonemic awareness program for Pre-K through 4th grade to enhance our reading curriculum.

We have much more to accomplish and need your help! Our mission is to be one of the finest institutions of early elementary learning--servicing pre-school through 5th grade -- while developing strong academic, spiritual and cultural foundations, in an effort to preserve Orthodoxy and Hellenism. This mission is not a small feat and requires a great amount of resources, both monetary and otherwise. PCA needs your support to ensure it will be able to continue to educate and guide young Greek-Americans for many years to come.

Click to the right for the "Save the Date" flyer for our 2nd annual Gala on January 31,2015, as well as an Event Sponsorship form. Please offer your kind support to PCA by becoming a sponsor and joining our effort to continue embracing our past while educating ourfuture.

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you on January 31st!


Pythagoras Children's Academy