Parents, Teachers Support Watertown Armenian School at Soiree Fundraiser

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WATERTOWN, Mass.—St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School (SSAES) recently hosted its annual fundraising event at the historic Sanborn House in Winchester, Mass.

Parents and teachers from the robust Armenian school community took the night off to show their support in a testament that proves the longstanding and vital role that St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School holds in the Armenian community of the Greater Boston Area.

Guests enjoyed delicious food catered by anoush’ella and exquisite desserts made by pastry chef and SSAES alumnus, Arthur Davtian. Artist and SSAES kindergarten teacher Alik Arzoumanian attracted a great deal of attention with her live, beautiful painting of the Armenian alphabet that was subsequently auctioned at the end of the event.

In his remarks, SSAES board member Ara Balikian Esq. thanked everyone for their collective efforts in making St. Stephen’s a successful educational institution, including the “Soiree” Committee headed by Taline Kebadjian, R.Ph. and Nanik Yacubian, the Parent Teacher Organization, the SSAES Board, Principal Houry Boyamian, Preschool Director Maral Orchanian, staff and faculty. Then, he invited the community at large to follow their lead in supporting the school, reminding everyone that SSAES is the only Armenian day school in all of New England.  

Exhilarated by the success of the evening, parents and friends of the school danced into the night to the sounds of DJ Argishti.

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Founded in 1984, St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School is a private pre-kindergarten through grade five school dedicated to educational excellence in an environment rich in Armenian culture. St. Stephen’s is fully accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), which has commended the school for “creating an environment where all the students love to read and appear committed to academic excellence."

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