March Newsletter - St. Joseph School Belize
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 4
MARCH 1, 2013
St. Joseph/Simon Lamb Street
email: [email protected]
Calendar of events
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Aamon Segura came in second
place for the District North
Zone Finals on the Coca Cola
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St. Joseph School, Belize City
Children Our Sacred Trust
ST. JOSEPH FEAST DAY
SPECIAL POINTS OF
Lots of food and fireworks will also be part
of this great event. May
March 19th is
rate our patron saint will
take place at
God bless each family in
St. Joseph’s name.
school from the
is invited to parsingers with
11th,to the 18th.
ticipate on this
mariachis will The feast day will The Pallottine Sisters are
celebrating their anniversary
great event. There be there to
at St. Joseph compounds on
be grand. Belizwill be a mass
ean singers with Sunday March 10. We are
every day after
the St. Joseph mariachis
the novena which Shrine.
Students of the upper division
starts on the 11th
Having a workshop on Kite MakMarch. A week of
inaugurate the St.
ing, at the school compound.
activities to commemoJoseph Shrine.
HISTORY ABOUT KITES
The kite was invented Where’s the Chemistry? Chemists have used
3000 year ago.
kites to collect air in the
What is it? A lightweight frame covered
with material that can be
flown in the wind.
atmosphere. They can
History: People in China
discovered kites. Because
they were invented so
long ago, no one knows study the air to measure
exactly by whom or how certain types of chemithey were developed.
cals, like carbon dioxide
Interesting fact: Kites
have been used in many
different ways: to fish,
to help build a bridge
and to deliver messages.
The Librarian wants to correct two of the names placed
on the last issue of the newsletter. The names are Std 4
Mellissa Montejo first place
and Mikayla Wade in second
place. The Librarian Team
offers its apologies to the two
TATA DUENDE BY MS. KELLY LUI
Mrs. Kelly Lui
Hungry Tata Duende by K. Lui
Tata Duende was a hungry creature, he always wanted to eat.
Everybody in the village of Flowers Bank knew about his appetite.
It was as huge as an elephant. He
was greedy too, and always wanted
more than his share of things. So the
people of that village steered clear of
One day a stranger came to Flowers
Bank. His name was Brer Fish. He
was a long way from his home,
which was all the way in Placencia.
He had been swimming all day in the
hot blazing sun, and he was tired and
hungry. So Tata Duende had invited
him into his house and offered him
something to eat. He hated to do it,
but if he didn’t extend hospitality to
a tired traveler it would get around
the village like a wild fire.
Tata Duende said, “There is water
in the well for you to shower. Follow the trail and you’ll get there.
I’ll get the dinner ready.” Brer
Fish turned and dipped some of
the refreshing water over his
body. Then he followed back the
trail. But the trail was dusty since
he was visiting during the dry season. By the time Brer Fish got
back his fins were covered in dust
and dirt again.
To be continued
in the next issue of the
”Belize inheritance from Baron Bliss was $1,850,000.00
DID YOU KNOW ?
Baron Henry Edward Ernest
Victor Bliss, JP. Day, March 9,
Did you know that Baron Bliss original
surname was actually Barretts? He was
born in the Buckingham England on the
16th of February, 1869. His name was
changed to Bliss just about the time
that he acquired the title of fourth Baron
of the former Kingdom of Portugal.
Did you know that the will left by
Baron Bliss is a meticulously worded
document which is quite specific in its
dos and don’ts ? Only the interest is to be
spent and no loans can be raised on the
security. An interesting stipulation is that no
U.S. national is to be a trustee or an employee of any trustee. The money is not to
be used for churches, dance halls or
schools, except agricultural or vocational
Did you know that at the time of his death,
the Baron’s donation to Belize was valued
at One million, eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars? Close to 2 million dollars.
WHAT THE BULLETIN BOARD IS
Our Bulletin Board
Of The Month
Some projects completed in the past century with the help of the Fund were The
Baron Bliss Institute and Promenade, The
Bliss School of Nursing, Belize City Water
Supply System, Intransit Lounge at Belize
International Airport, the Corozal Town Hall
and the purchase of land for the building of
Did you know that the Baron requested
that 100 pounds be set aside annually for a
sea or river regatta in one or two towns in
the country? 100 pounds is equal to
$309.80 bz. At the time of his death that
was a lot of money.
In case you are wondering, the trustees of
the fund are the Governor General, the
Attorney General and the Financial Secretary.
Lent is the time of our lives where we are most especially
called to reflect on our own lives and ask ourselves, how
much do we thirst for an intimate relationship with our loving
Jesus who is just waiting for us to respond to His love? It is
the time that we must deeply ponder how much do we thirst
for a life that is life-giving to others?
Happy Baron Bliss
and Nat'l. Heroes
Day to all !!
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WE’RE ON THE WEB!!
Sports Day is here!
T-Shirts are here!
Cheer leaders are ready with their slogans. Banners are
ready too. ARE YOU READY ??
Competition has started for table tennis, volley ball.
Football and Basket ball.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA VISIT TO BELIZE
Our Lady of Fatima was visiting
the country of Belize. They
brought her from a village in
Portugal called Fatima.
Where it is believed that
the virgin appeared to
three children. While in
Belize City a mass was
offered to her. The mass
was celebrated at Holy
Church. Students of St.
Joseph also took part in
the celebration. Varsha Landaverde, Georgia Henry , Kelsey
Codd, Marceline Ramirez and
Alyssa Godfrey did the
offering . Daniel Turton
and Mark Heredia were
alter boys for this special
The history of Fatima is associated with three children:
Lucia and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto
who, on 13 May 1917, while guard-
ing their sheep in Cova da Iria witnessed an apparition of a lady
dressed in white. Cova da Iria is now
the Chapel of Apparitions. The lady,
later referred to as Our Lady of the
Rosary, indicated that she was sent by
God with a message of prayer, repentance and consecration. She visited
the children each month on the 13th.
The last apparition occurred October
13th and was witness by 70,000 pilgrims.
The statue of Our Lady of the Rosary
now travels the whole world.