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Words of Inspiration
Jesus said: "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him."
John 14: 23
A word from the School Manager:
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Sr. Borgia Elementary School,
We congratulate our students on their second report cards. They are now going into their final trimester and we wish them lots of success with this term. They can do it.
May Our Lord grant us all the graces we need and desire.
Afternoon School registration
There will be an online registration for Afternoon school for the upcoming school year 2016-2017. Afternoon school begins on August 15th, 2016.
Below is the link to register online.
Student Support Services Division Workshop:
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs is organizing an informative session entitled,
“Help! I am feeling the pressure!”
The workshop is intended for the general public especially parents of preteens and teenagers.
For additional information click on this link.
Mother’s Day Raffle
The Post-Mother’s Day Raffle Winners in aid of Group 8 Educational Trip to Santo Domingo.
1st Prize à 015 Suzanne Tjon Tam Pau
2nd Prize à 102 Catherine
3rd Prize à 123 Mrs. J. Holiday
4th Prize à 108 Juliette Gibs
Congratulations to all winners you can collect your prizes at the school’s office.
Mother's Day Essay Contest For 4th & 5th Graders.
Write a short essay of max 300 words about why your mom deserves a dream vacation. Every Friday, a representative of Soualiga Service Point Will Collect the essays at the school. Start date is: April 15th. For additional information please see our April Newsletter .
Every Friday from April 1st, 2016 until June 24, 2016 the students are allowed to come dressed on Fridays in jeans (long blue jeans). The cost to wear the jeans will be $1.-. The jeans should be in line with our regular rules. If your child rather wear the school's uniform that is not a problem.
Keeping you informed- Updates-Click the link(s) below:
PBS: What is PBS?
News in a nutshell: May 2016
Religion: Pentecost message
Students Care: Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline
Have a great week.
Foundation Catholic Education St. Maarten recognizes regular, purposeful homework as an essential component of the instructional process in all Catholic schools. Homework is an integral factor in fostering the academic achievement of students and in extending school activities into the home and the community.
Regular homework provides opportunities for developmental practice, drill, the application of skills already learned, the development of independent study skills, enrichment activities, and self-discipline. Homework should provide reinforcement and extension of class instruction, and should serve as a basis for further study and preparation for future class assignments.
In light of the major purposes for homework, it is not to be assigned as punishment for students for disciplinary reasons.
No homework will be given in groups one and two.
1. Keep my eyes open
Sometimes we notice that something does not feel right with a child but we get distracted. We are all very busy, it’s true. We have great pressures and responsibilities pulling us in too many directions. The child who seems a little ‘off’, not himself, snappy or more quiet than usual is trying to tell us something. But it is easy to tuck this information away in a back pocket and only realize that something is wrong when a crisis occurs. We then think back and recognize that the signs were there, we were just too preoccupied to pay attention.
Don’t allow problems with your child to fester and grow. Open your eyes and observe if a child seems sad, withdrawn, distant, more moody than usual, or angry. Recognize if there seems to be greater confrontation between this child and siblings, if friends stop calling or coming over, or if the child can’t seem to find his place in school. Because before you know it, half the year can go by and what could have been a small problem has now become a ‘situation’ that requires major time and investment and causes terrible aggravation.