Meet our UPK Director – Ms. Carol Moore

Mrs. Moore has a successful 40+ career in the Public School system, beginning as a Physical Education teacher and culminating as Principal of The Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented.  While teaching at PS 95 in Brooklyn, Ms. Moore started the 1st parent chapter at an elementary school for the “Council of Unity”, an organization at promoting tolerance, racial harmony, and understanding.  During her tenure at Mark Twain, a large percentage of students were accepted to specialized High Schools including Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech and LaGuardia, a Performing Arts School to name a few.  Ms. Moore collaborates with our UPK Teachers and ensures the implementation of quality early childhood curriculum, reviews educational plans, and provides reflective leadership through the coaching and mentoring of teachers.

Kindergarten: “Whatever the problem—be part of the solution!”

Our Bridge to the World is a S.T.E.M. activity, that had student research 3 different types of bridges: arch, suspension, and beam, and work together to build our own using various materials.  Building this beam bridge with thin wooden planks was not so easy, because the planks would not stay up long enough to complete the whole bridge. Their first idea was to glue two planks together so the beams could be more sturdy. Glue however, was not an option because we would ruin the planks. So, then they thought of using tape and rubber bands. They learned first-hand that giving up is NEVER a “solution”!

French Immersion Summer Camp at Fantis!

Summer is almost here, are your plans all set? Bonjourny will be having camp located at A. Fantis for kids ages 3.5 to 11. Their program ensures children spend 2/3 of their time outside! See a list of our activities here and attend the next Open House event on Saturday May 12th at 10:30am, and May 23rd at 6:30pm.  Bring your kids along! For more information, please RVSP or call 646-588-5068.

PTO Spring Gala Event!

5/12 at 7pm: Join Fantis parents, alumni and church members at a fine dining Gala event hosted at the Greek restaurant Thalassa Restaurant in Tribeca. Dinner, DJ Dancing, Auction and Goody Bags all to support the PTO in raising funds for capital improvements. Tickets $150 per person, buy online or questions?  Contact our PTO at [email protected]

One Day is Not Enough…

Our entire school celebrated Administrative Professional’s Day on April 25th by showering the incomparable Ms. Stelene with cards, gifts, flowers and more. (Yes, she has six arms in the picture on the card they made as is required for her daily work.) We cannot express our immense gratitude and appreciation for everything Ms. Stelene does to make Fantis a special place!

Student News

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Our illustrious seventh and eighth grade students absolutely wowed the audience with compelling speeches about their faith in this annual competition. The winners will be reciting their speeches this month during liturgy on May 21st.


Greek Independence Day Parade

Blessed with a gorgeous day and large crowds, Fantis Families, Faculty and Students marched with the Church Community down 5th Avenue!


1st Annual Poetry Recital

Fantis spent an afternoon sharing great poetry with families and faculty. From published authors to creative pieces, students shared poems that made us laugh, cry, and everything in between.


Annual Gala Event

May 12th at 6pm: Join Fantis parents, alumni and church members at a Gala event hosted at Greek restaurant –Thalassa Restaurant in Tribeca.

Annual Greek Festival

June 4-9th: Enjoy traditional Greek Food, rides and games. Watch our Greek dancers in K-8th grade perform traditional Greek dances!

Movies @ A. Fantis!

May 4th at 6pm for current and prospective parents (and alumni!) RSVP [email protected]

A. Fantis Alumni Spotlight

Ms. Kristiana Poulon
Class of ’06

Kristiana Poulon is an ENL (English as a New Learner) teacher at PS 102 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Her value of Greek heritage and language inspired her to obtain a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Her elementary years at A. Fantis have allowed her to emulate those valued teaching practices into her Kindergarten and Second grade classrooms. Kristiana has deep roots in community as her mother, Ms. Yvette Poulon, is also a graduate of A. Fantis (’79) and has been the Physical Education Teacher at Fantis for almost 15 years. Kristiana currently serves as a member of the Board of The Trustees at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral and the Fantis School Board. Kristiana is planning her upcoming wedding for this summer to Stelios Neonakis, Fantis Class of ’02.

A. Fantis Alumni

We want to hear from you!  Please send updates to [email protected] to be included in next month’s newsletter!

Donate to the A. Fantis
Annual Fund!

Help make education affordable! Donate here for the fiscal year July 2017-2018 annual fund, or mail a check to: A. Fantis, 195 State Street, Brooklyn,  NY 11201 OR check with your employer to find out if they offer company matches.


If you would like to get involved to help A. Fantis grow, please contact our PTO at [email protected]

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