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The PTA Update - Jan. 22, 2023

January 22, 2023
Upcoming PTA Events

Mon. Jan. 23 - Sat. Jan. 28: Fitness Week

Keep those new year's resolutions going with Fitness Week 2023! Check out the various free fitness classes offered. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Find full details below.

Tues. Jan. 31, 11:00-13:00: Escher in het Paleis Guides Tour

Join us for an amazing guided tour of the Museum Escher. Explore ‘Escher in the Palace’ (Escher in het Paleis), in the historical heart of The Hague. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands. The cost is 18€. RSVP now

Wed. Feb. 1, 09:00-10:00: PTA General Meeting

Join us for our next PTA General Meeting. We will provide a PTA update, committee updates on upcoming events including the talent show, international festival and spring bazaar, fundraising ideas end of year event ideas, and volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you there. RSVP now

Mon. Feb. 6, 10:00-12:00: Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory

We will participate in a cheese-making experience, clog-making demonstration, cheese tasting, and wonderful apple pie and tea/coffee. The farm also has a gift shop filled with hand-made cheeses, Dutch-themed items, and clogs available for personalization. The cost is 18.50€ RSVP now

MMN Fitness Week 2023

Mon. Jan. 23, 11:30 – BODY SHAPE, Aerofit Health Club. Come join us for a FREE total body workout. This fun energetic class includes muscle strengthening and cardio exercises for the whole body. All levels are welcome. Guests are welcome to arrive at 11 am for a coffee and tour. RSVP

Tues. Jan. 24, 09:00 – RUNNING WASSENAAR. RUNNING WASSENAAR is a ladies social running group. The member-led group was created to find running partners and make friends in Wassenaar. Join them for a relaxed 5k through the beautiful De Paauw park. All paces and experience levels are welcome. RSVP

Tues. Jan. 24, 13:00 – ART OF BALANCE YOGALATES (Class is full). Come join a free Yogalates class. This exercise is a brilliant combination of the gentle stretch of yoga and the core-building strength of Pilates, yogalates is quite simply the perfect East meets West fitness answer for just about everyone.

Wed. Jan. 25, 08:50 – ZUMBA (Class is full). Looking for a fun cardio workout, with good Latin/ International music to fuel up with high positive energy without noticing you are exercising? Then, come try a free Zumba class and check out the good vibes community. All levels are welcome. RSVP

Thu. Jan. 26, 11:00 – POINTEWORKS BALLET CLASS (for adults). Come and try out a free ballet class. Taking up ballet classes as an adult is a great choice if you are looking for a way to improve your posture, flexibility, tone your muscles and gain the poise and elegance of a ballerina. RSVP

Fri. Jan. 27, 09:00 – Beach and Dunes Workout. This is an amazing opportunity to exercise with your friends at the beach. This unique fitness class combines running and strength exercises while taking you through the dunes and onto the beach where you can plank to an ocean view. Rain or shine it's always beautiful. RSVP

Fri. Jan. 27, 09:30 – ZUMBA TONING in The Hague (Class is full). This class combines body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio workout to Latin/International music. With lightweight dumbbells, you will tone all target zones: arms, abs, and thighs. All levels are welcome. Free parking. RSVP

Sat. Jan. 28, 09:30 – YOGA (Registration closed). Get your zen on with Roza for a free introductory Iyengar yoga class. This class focuses on the art of structural alignment and posture precision using props to help people of all levels enter a pose. RSVP Contact Roza for event address and registration. or 06 42 635 252.

Sun. Jan. 29 – BACK IN SHAPE - Fit Start 2023. Do you want to start 2023 with a program that teaches you how to form healthy habits? Then join the 4 Week FIT GROUP CHALLENGE. This challenge offers 4 weeks of personalized meal plans, weekly check-in with Q&A and daily nutrition & lifestyle tips. RSVP for more info.

Parent-Staff Talent Show Sign-Ups

Sign up now for the Parent-Staff Talent Show. There was a great response to our interest indicator, but sign-ups have been limited. If you are on the fence, don't miss out. Can you sing? Juggle? Anything that can be shown on stage? The deadline to sign up is Jan 27. The event will be held on Feb 11. For questions or other information Email José Beltrán.

International Festival

Help us make the 2023 ASH International Festival a success. The event will be held on March 25, 2023, and many volunteers are needed to help make it happen. Sign up here to help. There are opportunities to help before, during, or after the event. If you have questions, email

Volunteer Needed

The PTA needs a volunteer to help with meeting invitations, writing agendas, and taking minutes at general meetings. Can you help? Email PTA President Frances Joseph at with questions or to volunteer.

Community Events

Monday Clay Club: This seven-week series of after-school classes, held from 16:00-17:15 beginning Feb. 6, will offer students in grades 3-5 the chance to make decorative and functional pottery - plates, cups, planters, or other useful ceramics. Students will be guided through projects using demos, instruction, and templates (as needed), and will be taught building techniques like pinching, coil-building, and slab-building. Students will also get to glaze their own work. The class fee includes all materials including clay, tools, work boards, and kiln firings, as well as a wide selection of glazes that the students will choose and use for glazing. Click here to register or for contact details.

Drawing Club with Ms. Molina: Is drawing your Passion? Do you want to get better? The Drawing Club will give you tips and tricks to improve your drawings, learn new strategies, and expand your understanding of drawing. Each week you will have a new challenge to solve, you will work on it in class and perfect it as you go. Black pens, charcoal, Ink, and watercolor will all be part of your drawing experience. Classes will be held on Mondays, starting Feb. 6 from 16:00-17:00, and are open to middle school students. Contact Ms. Molina with questions or to register.

Yoga Classes: Juli Skyum is offering mixed-level yoga classes Wednesdays from 20:00-21:00 (Voorschoten) and Fridays from 09:00-10:00 (Wassenaar). With more than a decade of experience spanning Asia, the U.S., and Europe, her classes are alignment-based Hatha and Flow style. Stretch, strengthen, balance, and flow guided by your breath, including modifications as needed and options to challenge yourself. Click here to register or for more information. During January, purchase three private sessions at the discounted price of €150, contact Julie directly for details.

Red Cross Used Book Market: The quarterly market will be on Feb. 25 from 10:00-16:00 and Feb. 26 from 12:00-16:00 at the Warenar, Kerkstraat 75, Wassenaar. There will be both Dutch and English novels, children’s books, cookbooks, and comics. This is the organization's main fundraiser and proceeds are used to cover the cost of first aid lessons, resuscitation courses, and first aid staff at events. You can donate books or magazines, at the Red Cross office at Warenar, on the Van Heeckerenstraat side, Tuesdays from 09:00-11:00. For more information, contact the Red Cross by email or phone at 070-5113 992.

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