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The PTO Update

March 13th, 2022


Upcoming PTO Events

Sat., Mar. 19th, 6:30 pm: Moms' Comedy Night

Tickets are still available for a night of laughter and fun at the famous Boom Chicago comedy theater. Bring along your mom-friends to experience the delights of their Improv show, complete with audience suggestions and uproarious action. We will meet at this Amsterdam venue for a drink first. Carpooling is available!

Mon., Mar. 21, 9:00 am: Spring Wreath-Making Workshop with MMN

Bring Spring straight into your home with a beautiful floral wreath, handmade by you! Florists from Wassenaar's Boeketterie will guide you in how to design and construct this unique decoration. The cost is €40 and spots will fill up soon, so reserve yours today!

Reminder: Applications for CTA grants still open!

Attention parents and students, this is not just for teachers! If you have an idea for a project or program you would like to see implemented at ASH, and which will benefit a lot of students, you are eligible to receive a PTO grant. Applications are due March 25th. If you are not sure if your idea is suitable for this grant, please inquire with The application is brief and straightforward. Check it out!


ASH Community Events

ABF Recreational Soccer and Baseball Registration Open RIGHT NOW

Let your little one practice soccer in a fun, non-competitive setting. No external games. Girls and boys aged 4-10 are welcome, and practices start this Saturday (March 19th).

There are also still openings for some league-play baseball teams:

T-Ball for 5-6 year-olds, Mondays at 5:30

Baseball for 10-13 year-olds with 0-2 years experience, Wednesdays at 5:30

Baseball for 10-13 year-olds with 3+ years experience, Tuesdays at 5:30

Sign up today at

Wed., Mar. 16th, 4:00 pm, ASH Chess Club begins

If your elementary student enjoys chess, or may have an interest in learning, sign up for the ASH Chess Club. Students will learn the rules of the game, play chess with their peers, and participate in the club championship! Sessions are every Wednesday at 4pm in the UE Atrium. For questions and to sign up, email

Parent-Counselor Book Club

There is plenty of time to catch up with the amazing counselor-led book club. The next virtual meeting is April 6th at 9:00 am. Understand the power of feelings and engage in meaningful discussions about it. There is no pressure to be caught up to a certain page at any meeting, so read at your own pace and come to listen, learn, and share your thoughts. The book is available on Amazon, Bol, or you can download a free digital copy at this LINK. To join, email

Mon., Mar. 28th, 12:30-2:30 or 6:30-8:30: Intro to Visible Wellbeing Workshop

As part of ASH's "Being Well, Doing Well" initiative, the ASH Family Wellbeing Hub will be hosting several virtual workshops on "Visible Wellbeing." In this workshop you will have a chance to assess your own family's wellbeing and plan appropriate steps for improving it using the six SEARCH wellbeing pathways. It is also an opportunity to seek support and learn about available resources. Sign up HERE. Additionally, check out the new Family Wellbeing Hub, full of activities, ideas, and resources to help your family be their absolute best!


What to do on the Weekend?

Panorama Mesdag

This teeny-tiny museum is one of the best hidden gems in The Hague. Come see the biggest, most astounding masterpiece by Hendrik Willem Mesdag, a 360-degree panorama painting. Feel like you are inside it and let yourself get carried away. Awe is guaranteed! Along with the panorama, the small museum contains additional works by Mesdag, plus other special exhibits. Come on by!

Scheveningen Beach Bars/Restaurants

It is March. And what does that mean? The Scheveningen Beach Clubs are now open! With 50 restaurants to choose from, sit on the sandy terraces, or inside at a sea-view table for a diverse selection of cuisines and atmospheres. Stroll along the boulevard, then pop in anywhere for a drink, an hors d-oeuvre, or a hearty meal. If the kids aren't hungry, they can play in the sand while you munch and sip--many of the clubs have their own playground equipment. As the days get warmer, you can also rent beach lounge-chairs for the whole family. It's the busiest boardwalk in northern Europe, so banish those winter blues by heading to the beach! Check out this map selection or visit the official Beach Club website.

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