Ukrainian School Newsletter Saturday, October 25, 2014

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  Ukrainian School Newsletter
Saturday, October 25, 2014


As October comes to a close - we have several things to share with you.

A Batkom Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 15 at 9:30am in the cafeteria.  Please plan to attend!

Duty Stations: There are still plenty of Duty slots after the Christmas holidays that are available, so please visit Sign-Up Genius HERE to select your days.
Duty Schedule for 10/25/14: 



bohdan bodniewicz  



Terenia Chornodolsky Miller 

Hall Monitor 1 
outside the cafeteria 


Svitozar Nenyuk  

Hall Monitor 2 
far end of hall 


Svitozar Nenyuk




Dec. 20th at Holy Family Church in Washington, DC 

We're looking for volunteers to contribute yummy food for our 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar! Please contact Lada Onyshkevych ( or any of our coordinators if you can make baked goods, varenyky, vushka, borshch, or holubtsi.

See our Bazaar website for details and for photos from previous years:


BORSHCH for the Bazaar:

Do you make good borshch? We plan to serve hot borshch by the cup at our holiday bazaar (Dec. 20) once again this year. We will have kitchen access at Holy Family(Sviata Rodyna) to heat up the borshch.  We need a few more borshch makers so that we have enough. Please join us in providing a warm and nutritious lunch for the bazaar crowd!

Contact Borshch Coordinator , or Lada Onyshkevych,, if youcan contribute. 


Bake Sale for the Bazaar: It's not too late to let the world know what a fabulous baker you are!  If you have been waiting for the right time to let me know that you would love to bake for the December 20th bake sale, now's the time.  It's not too late.  Help our school while basking in the glory of all of the comments raving about your wonderful creation.  You know you want me at if you can help.  Thank you. Sarah Tweed, Bake Sale Coordinator


Varencyky & Ushka Parties for the Bazaar: 

The next party will be held on Saturday, November 8 during Ukrainian School and hosted by Natalka Breslawec.  Please join us for a little work and a lot of fun!  We sell out of varenycky and ushka at the bazaar every year - so the more we make the better!  
Contact Natalka at:  

I am pleased to announce that the season's first Varencyky and Ushka making took place this past Saturday and we are off to a good start.  We managed to make 14 bags of Varenycky and 11 bags of Ushka.  Each bag contains 25 items.  So all in, we managed to make 625 units in total!  Not bad.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers:  Emma Yanevskyy, Lesia Worobec, Amy Kirner-Bodniewicz, B Chuchra, Lada Onyshkeych, Lida Martinets, Veronica Chornodolsky, Margaret Huber & daughter, and Lida (whose last name I don't remember) and a special thanks to my clean up crew that showed up later: Tania Karpinich-Kohut and my Tato, Boris Hlynsky who hand washed everything that didn't fit into the dishwasher.  Everything we made that day sold!!


We are still trying to find additional hostess for parties and some people have asked me to garner interest for a party on a Sunday.  If you would like to host or would like to volunteer for another party please let me know.  I will be in school this Saturday.

Once again thank you to everyone who helped out.  

Donya Kolcio, V&V Coordinator


Mykolai Show Preparations:

Parents of students in our younger grades: we need your support in preparing for the Mykolai show! Please help your child learn the lyrics to the songs. The lyrics were handed out to all students two weeks ago, and are also available on our school website (along with YouTube videos where you can hear the melodies):

Students who would like to sing an additional song are asked to learn "Spy malenkyi kozachok" (Sleep, little kozak). The lyrics and video with the music are also available on the same webpage.


Дорогі батьки!

Велике прохання до батьків молодших класів допомогти у підготовці до свята Миколая, а саме, просимо щоб діти вчили слова пісень до свята. Всі слова були роздані кожній дитині два тижні тому. Ви також можете знайти слова та музику на нашому website. 


Ті діти які бажають співати ще одну додаткову пісню - прошу вчити пісню "Спи маленький козачок" - слова і музика якої є також на вебсторінці.


Дякуємо пані Ладі Онишкевич за прекрасний website!



Please support and take part in the "Ukrainian Yard Sale" fund-raiser that will take place during Ukrainian school this Saturday, October 25th. I am sure, every family has some Ukrainian items that are not used anymore, but could become a treasure in other hands: Ukrainian books, embroidered shirts, wreath, souvenirs, etc.


All collected money is going to be spent to buy warm clothing for Ukrainian soldiers, such as gloves, hats, jackets, sleeping bags, etc. Goods will be transported to the volunteer group "MechMath Goes to War!". This volunteer group (created by professor Yuri Golovaty) emerged within the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics ("MechMath") of the Lviv Franko National University, that I have the honor to graduate from. You can find more info about the Volunteer group below:


Let's keep reminding ourselves that the war is not over and the soldiers need our help! Winter is around the corner!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and suggestions:

Ulyana Stasiuk: e-mail:, phone: 571-442-2531


At the beginning of the school year I set up similar fund raising at school. All raised money ($310.00)was transferred to the volunteer group "MechMath Goes to War!" to buy necessary medicines (Celox Gauze Roll, OLAES Modular Bandage, HALO Chest Seal) for the first aid kits. More details you can find


Let's support our Ukrainian heroes, who are sacrificing their lives for Ukrainian integrity and freedom from Russian aggression by participating in Ukrainian Yard Sale!!!


Glory to Ukraine!

Ulyana Stasiuk


As educational institution, our school is participating in a "LABELS FOR EDUCATION" Program, where we can convert our loyalty to the brand products into supplies for our school. The Program is designed to collect "Labels for Education" as well as UPC codes ("piano" bar codes) on the products. With enough labels we can purchase supplies, books and electronics for our school. We will have a box at the entrance to collect labels each Saturday. Please check out this website for participating products For more information contact Halyna Mudri at Disclaimer: While we strive to collect more labels this year it is a casual quest for "free stuff" - "No purchase necessary".  


Photo Use Disclaimer: In the course of school activities, Ukrainian School staff and parents will occasionally photograph or videotape students, or make public their names, likenesses, or school work, for display or use to a public audience.  Such exposure could occur in print, on TV, or by electronic means such as the internet or social media.  If you object to the foregoing exposure, please let one of the Directors know orally and via email as soon as possible.  Unless you exclude your child from such exposure by opting out, we will assume we have your permission for the 2014-15 school year.


Washington, DC Zabava 2015  

A reminder that the date is set for Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.   

*Do you know of anyone considering being a Debutante at our event?*  Please have them contact Roman Ponos at  All are welcome! 

Plast Koliada    

It's not too early to start thinking and planning! Help make this year'sPlast Koliada a success! Last year, thanks to our gracious hosts and generous donors, Plast Washington raised three thousand dollars to support our youth activities and events.  Please consider opening your home for an open house, festive holiday Koliada party in December / January.  Ideally, we need three different party dates and three different party homes - Baltimore, Northern Virginia and DC.  Contact Andrea Bilaniuk, Plast Pryat, for info about hosting this exciting, family-friendly fundraiser in your home.


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The Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies of Greater Washington will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation and will comply with federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations.  This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the School's programs and activities.  


The Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is dedicated to providing its students with educational experiences in Ukraine's history, language, and culture. Classes, ranging from pre-K to Grade 11, are held in Ukrainian or Ukrainian/English, and enable children to grow, learn, and play in a Ukrainian environment.

The Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies is located in the 
Westland Middle School 
5511 Massachusetts Avenue 
Bethesda, Maryland


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