As President of the PTA, Jacqueline Janse I would like to extend a warm welcome to all.

How can I help?

This is one of my frequently asked questions as a parent, a PTA member and a citizen of the community. There is always something to do and I am always open and ready for the challenge.

Being a member of PTA means opportunity, team work and humbleness. This is my second year being part of the PTA and I must say that it brings challenges and fun at many different levels.

We are a team of approximately 9 members, where seven of us are parents/guardians and two are teachers.

Our Objectives for the School Year 2016/2017:

Lack of parental involvement has been an ongoing issue. And one of our main objectives is to decrease the lack and increase involvement of parents, whether it be through parents being a member of the PTA, helping out at workshops, joining the reading program at school or simply paying routine visits to the teacher to know how their child(ren) is doing at school. Habits are hard to break and if children get the room to build habits, it might be too late when we decide to pay attention to those habits. Simple things go a long way when it comes to the development of our children.

Another one of our objectives for this school year is to get air conditioners for all the classrooms, so that our children may be able to concentrate in a cool and relaxed atmosphere.

How will we get there?

In order to get parents more involved, the parent(s) first have to want it. We will not pressure or make the first step if you are not interested to walk the rest of the way with us. We too are parents with responsibility and through asking, observing and taking initiative we get one step deeper into our child’s life and so can you!

Where the air conditioners are concern, this year we want to do as much fundraisers as possible. Just to name a few of our fundraisers/events;

  • Movie Night
  • Kids Fun Day
  • Walk-a-ton
  • Christmas raffles
  • Talent shows
  • Bingo Night
  • Workshops (for the parents)

Message to the parents:

You are just as important to your child and your child is important to you. Your role as a parent is just as important as the teacher’s role. Do not be afraid to approach the teacher one morning and ask her if you can just sit in for a few minutes. Build a bond with your child’s teacher. What is practiced at school should be practiced at home as well.

“Parents, Get Involve and watch your child Evolve”.


If you have any questions for me or the PTA Team, do not be afraid to contact us.

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Contact Info

Sint Marie Laurence School

Address : Ellis Drive #1
Middle Region
Country : Sint Maarten
Phone : 54 75752
Fax : 54 75752
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