UPDATE FROM SCHOOL JACKSON FIELD TRIP
On March 4th, a group of almost 40 parents and children went to a field trip in Jackson. Two dorms were rented and the KSS hall. Jackson visit started with a visit to Kennedy Mines where children were able to try gold panning and push rail cars etc. We conducted with the visit to the Amador County museum, lunch at Mel’s Diner. We had a beautiful lecture with Protodeacon Triva Paul about the history of Jackson Parish, life of St. Sebastian Dabovich and efforts to bring his relics from Serbia to Jackson. We finished a day with a great fellowship at the KSS hall with board games, cards and soft music. Sunday we participate in the Sunday of Orthodoxy Liturgy with the new priest, Fr. Marko as well as Fr. Steve. Finally, we joined the parishioners for lunch.
COOPERATION BETWEEN ST. SAVA SERBIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL AND
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
THE OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH THE DIASPORA AND SERBS IN THE REGION
A project the team from St. Sava School created to contribute to the school curriculum and help children and families in our parish maintain Serbian tradition, language and culture was selected by The Office for Cooperation with Diaspora and Serbs in Region under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Serbia to receive financial support. A contract of financial support was signed in October 2016 and in November 2016 the school received a 400,000 dinar grant from The Office for Cooperation with Diaspora and Serbs in Region to improve its work.
After two months working on project activities, the school is better supplied and equipped with good quality school materials, books, tables, cabinets, white boards, sound system, laptop etc. With help through the grant from the government of Serbia, the school is also arranging an overnight field trip to Jackson, California. The children from our school will be able to see the first Serbian Orthodox Church in the Western Hemisphere, the mines where the first Serbian immigrants worked during the Gold Rush, and learn about the rich history of the Serbian community in Amador County.
The school began folklore classes, had historical lectures, had an art competition and will have a few art workshops. The school now has increased the number of parents involved in school activities, and increased the number of children enrolled in school. We are honored to be cooperating with The Office for Cooperation with Diaspora and Serbs in Region, privileged to be recognized as worthy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Serbia and looking forward to continuing this cooperation in the future!