Thursday, April 29, 2010

ACES Hosts Spelling Bee Contest

The Ambergris Caye Elementary School hosted a spelling bee contest on Wednesday April 28th, in an effort to encourage students to be competitive and introduce them to the art of public speaking. The Students from the Infant 1 class competed.

Participating from the class of Infant 1 are, Caroline Sersland (1st place); Hailey Haylock (2nd place); Naomi King (3rd place); Hussein Harmouch, Rhiannie Tillett and Tiare Medina.

“Our Environmental Cleaning”

Submitted by Miguel Hernandez, Principal, New Horizon School
New Horizon School would like to acknowledge staff, parents, students and friends who worked diligently to make Sunday April 25th 2010; “Environmental Cleaning Day” a huge success. Students, teachers and volunteers were able to clean the main streets of the D.F.C Area within three hours and gathered approximately thirty bags of garbage.
The management and staff take this opportunity to encourage residents of the D.F.C Area to continue this effort by maintaining their subdivision clean and healthy, that it may serve as an example to surrounding neighborhoods.
New Horizon School also extends a heart-felt thanks to all involved for their exceptional support and contribution which made the Bar B Q sale a huge success. Proceeds from the sale will be used to assist in the completion of the school’s bathrooms.
As a continuation in the efforts to encourage a cleaner island, the management of New Horizon School has planned a cleaning day for the school on Sunday May 2nd 2010. Principal expressed “This is a chance to show pride in the place we spend most of our waking moments at”. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend and be equipped with rakes and garbage bags. As last week’s Bar B Q sale was such a success, the management has organized another sale to accompany the cleaning efforts.

South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch host 2010 Sign Painting Party

Last Saturday, thirty young people spent a very busy, productive afternoon lending their creativity to improve the cleanliness and safety of South Ambergris Caye. With a rainbow of colors, they painted more than twenty signs with catchy slogans such as: “Way to Go, Drive Slow”, “La Isla Bonita Y Limpia”, “No Mess is Best” and (the favorite) “Slam Dunk the Junk”. Older participants painted signs as well; while younger children were kept busy with a fun program of art projects lead by Ardeth Jamison. Some well deserved snacks, sodas, hotdogs and sweets (lots of cupcakes and brownies) were served whilst all were completing their art works.
This took place at Joe’s Grocery and Grill. The young participants came from all over San Pedro for this South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch (SACNW) project.
These signs will soon be installed by the roadside. They are to remind people to drive safely and not to litter.
All involved deserve lots of thanks. It was a team effort of the sign committee Janet Goff, Diana Banks, Ardeth Jamison, Laura Schmidtt, and Josie Nunez, with special thanks going to sponsors Matt and Bonnie Fowler of Mr Joe’s Grocery and Grill, as well as Velie Paz for the extra chairs and tables, San Pedro High School, Amanda and the kid brigade, Jan Brown and Escalante Neighborhood Watch (ENW), Reynaldo Arzu, Oscar Chub, Steve Lee, Bob Utsman, Maria Escalon, Fidelia Tun and the many others who dropped by to help.