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Sint Maarten Montessori Celebrates Thanksgiving on the Move

This week, the Upper Elementary class of Sint Maarten Montessori School took their 20th annual Breakfast of Thanks on the road to Philipsburg, where 16 students of levels 4, 5 and 6 delivered gift baskets of non-perishable food and health-care items to the patrons of Bishop Ellis Foundation.

Traditionally, the Upper Elementary class celebrates Thanksgiving by inviting a group of community members to share a buffet breakfast, speeches and entertainment in their specially decorated classroom.

“This year, we decided to assist members of our community who continue to struggle in these times of post-Irma recovery,” says Shelly Jack, principal of Sint Maarten Montessori School. “We believe it’s important for our students to understand that com

munity service is everyone’s responsibility – no matter what their age.”

For the first time, Montessori students celebrated their Breakfast of Thanks off campus. In past, classroom guests have included civil servants, medical personnel, artists, environmentalists and movers and shakers under age 30.

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