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 The Parent Teacher Organization 

The American School of the Hague PTO is a non-profit, parent-led, volunteer organization, serving the parents, students, families, and teachers of ASH. The PTO is entirely self-funded and serves in three main ways: hosting Flagship Events, facilitating Community Engagement, and Giving Back the school. The overall goal of the PTO is to enhance the ASH experience for students and their families.


Our current Flagship Events include Halloween, the International Festival, and the Winter and Spring Bazaars. This year we hope to introduce a few new events as well.

Our Community Engagement programs include Parent Welcomers, the Spirit Wear Store, Monday Morning Networking, Grade-level Coordination, and International Parent Ambassadors. We also advertise and share information from parent- or staff-run businesses, charities, and clubs.

We Give Back to the school by funding extra-curricular clubs and programs, purchasing equipment and supplies requested by teachers and staff, assisting in ASH-led charitable endeavors, and hosting Teacher Appreciation activities.


All ASH parents are automatically part of the PTO, no separate membership is needed. There are volunteer opportunities to suit everyone's talents and schedule - join us! To keep up to date with our activities and programs, subscribe to our newsletter.

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Frances Joseph


Liaison with ASH Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, External Relations, Facilities, and HR. Ensures the PTO operates within the framework of PTO Bylaws, as well as EU, Dutch and ASH regulations. Plans, oversees, and ensures implementation of PTA events, programs, and special projects.


Laurel Clucas

Vice President

Assists President with planning and implementing PTO events and programs. Coordinates and manages event committees, and delegates tasks. Organizes monthly PTO meetings, sets agendas, takes minutes, manages volunteers, and manages PTO documents.


Janneke Philipsen

Creates and manages the PTO budget, processes reimbursements, payment requests, and invoices, and acts as liaison to the ASH Business Office.


Michelle McCormick

Communications Chair

Manages, updates, and creates content for all streams of PTO media: website, newsletter/blog, and social media accounts. Creates forms and sign-up sheets for volunteers.

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