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Welcome to the Sister Borgia Elementary School

   

Welcome to the Sister Borgia Elementary School  

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 Words of Inspiration

We Cannot Do It Alone

If we have so much we forget about God

And think we succeed on our own,

It’s time to look at ourselves again.

We cannot do it alone. 

It’s God that blesses our efforts each day

As we toil and work toward a goal.

He protects us and cares for each of his own,

As a shepherd with his sheep in a fold. 

Do today we say again to the Lord,

We thank You for all You do,

And we will try to live each day 

To be loyal and true to You.

 

Ash Wednesday February 10th, 2016. Lent begins.

The lent season has begun.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection and fasting which prepares us for  Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

Why we receive the ashes?

Following the example of the Nine vites, who did penance in sackcloth and ashes, our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and reminds us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when we are told "Remember, man is dust, and unto dust you shall return."

Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice.

The Ashes

The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. The ashes are christened with Holy Water and are scented by exposure of incense. While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts. His Divine mercy is of utmost importance during the season of Lent, and the Church calls on us to seek that mercy during the entire Lenten season with reflection, prayer and penance.

 

Class visits:

Super Host is giving presentations in different classes about the Friendly Island St. Maarten. Groups 4 & 5 are on February 11th, 2016. 

Mid-term Report:

The 2nd, Mid-term report will be handed out on February 11th, 2016. Please ask your child for it. It should be signed and returned to the teacher. In this way we will know that you have seen it. 

Sports Day

Sports day is on February 12, 2016. Your child is to wear the appropriate color T-shirt with his/her gym pants and sneakers.

 

Happy Valentine's Day

      

 

Keeping you informed: Updates

News in a nutshell:   February 2016

Religion: Lent

Students Care: Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline

Gallery - School year 2015-2016:  Ash Wednesday Prayer Service; EPIC- groups 1,2,4,5 and 7; Open House Catholic Schools Week

 

Have a great week.

 

Kind regards,

Ms. Jacobs

Three Kings' Day

For many Christians, the holiday season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas known as the “Feast of the Epiphany” or “Three Kings' Day”.

The holiday marks the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three Kings, also referred to as three Wise Men or Magi. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the men found the divine child by following a star across the desert for twelve days to Bethlehem. Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar -- representing Europe, Arabia, and Africa respectively -- travelled by horse, camel, and elephant in order to present baby Jesus with three symbolic gifts.

 

The gold offered by one of the wise men is a symbolic acknowledgment of Jesus’ royal standing as “King of the Jews,” while the frankincense manifests the divine nature of the baby’s existence, since he is not an earthly king but the Son of God. And finally the myrrh, often used to embalm corpses, was gifted to the newborn as a symbol of Jesus’ mortality -- foreshadowing his death as a means to cleanse humanity of its sins.

 

Contact Info

Sr. Borgia Elementary School

Address : P.O. Box 294, Philipsburg
Country : Sint Maarten
Phone/Fax : 5423440
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