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The PTO Update - April 30, 2023

Updated: May 7, 2023

April 30, 2023
Upcoming PTA Events

Fri. May 5: Staff Appreciation Lunch

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTO is sponsoring the Build-A-Burrito Truck to provide a delicious burrito or bowl, and a beverage for ALL staff! The truck will be at the main campus for lunch and the ECC staff will have theirs delivered to save time. Parents - please remember to say thanks to our amazing ASH staff this week.

Mon. May 8, 08:45-11:00: Navigating Transitions in International Life - Leaving and Staying

The international lifestyle brings an inevitable transition as we approach the end of the school year. Whether your family is “staying” or “going,” how can you navigate the changes while parenting from a place of stability and connection with your kids? An interactive presentation workshop by Kate Berger, MSc, child and adolescent psychologist, and founder of The Expat Kids Club. Register now.

Mon. May 15, 10:00-13:00: Chocolate Workshop

Join us as we head to Hop and Stork to learn about chocolate and make our own Dutch bonbons (aka chocolate pralines). Our workshop is 3 hours and will begin with coffee/tea, followed by an explanation and theory of chocolate. Then we will learn how to fill molds, how to remove chocolate from molds, different techniques, and finally taste our very own chocolate bonbons. The cost is €6. Register now.

Spring Bazaar

It is almost time for our much-anticipated spring bazaar. Check out the amazing lineup of vendors. There will be something for everyone.

And like any great event, we need some helping hands to make it a success. You can help in the craft zone, at the welcome table, bouncy house, serve as a photographer, provide general support, or help with clean up. Sign up here to help! All volunteers will be treated to a FANCY COFFEE OR TEA from the De Koffiebak mobile coffee cart.

Yard Sale Sign-up

Participate in the spring bazaar and yard sale by booking your yard sale table now. Limited tables remain. The tables are 160 cm x 80 cm and are €20 each. All proceeds from the table registration go to support Scouts BSA Troop 141 at ASH.

Saturday 13 May, 2023

Set-up at 09:00, sale from 10:00-16:00

Questions? Contact via WhatsApp at +31 621 373532 or

Spirit Wear

Do you have retail experience? Or do you just love clothes?

Cashiers needed for Spirit Store! Set your own hours! Work in our campus store and fill online orders. Not ready to volunteer regularly? Come and help us at the Spring Bazaar!

The PTO will provide brief, easy training to get you started. Get in touch today at

ASH Summer Experience

This year's Summer School Experience will take place.

Monday 19 June - Friday 23 June

Monday 26 June - Friday 30 June

Day Camps | €600 Per Week (Full Days) The program aims to provide an opportunity for students to have fun learning a new skill or extend their knowledge over a range of activities. It is possible to sign up for both weeks. Kinder - high school.

Activity Camps | €350 Per Week (Mornings and/or Afternoons) These 1/2 day courses (3 hours) will differ from day camp as students will sign up to take part in a particular activity. Grade 1 - high school.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen van 't Hof. Click here to register.

International Festival 2024 Theme

After a hugely successful International Festival, plans are already in the works for the next one, scheduled for March 2024.

The planning committee is looking for ideas for the next theme.

Ideas should be formulated in short slogans like "Сultures of Colors," "Green is More Than A Color," etc. Ideas can be submitted to email to until May 23.

ECC Library Spring Book Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Spring Book Drive this week. Our goal was to collect 100 high-quality, gently used, English-language children's books... and we've done it! Our total is now sitting at 133 books.

Our book drive is active until Friday, May 12. Please keep sending in any English language children's books you have, that your children may have outgrown and which your family is happy to give. We will continue accepting books for the next two weeks.

Contributions to ASH Applications

Contributions to ASH (CTA) are a way for the PTO to use funds raised by events and sales to provide monetary support for educational and extra-curricular programs. CTA is intended for programs, equipment, and other purchases that will have a long-term or lasting impact on the school and our children. We are especially looking to support initiatives that are environmentally sustainable and impact the highest numbers of students.

All ASH faculty, staff, parents, and students are eligible to submit CTA applications. The deadline for the Spring 2023 CTA applications is Sunday, May 14. Click here to access the application. For questions, please contact Frances Joseph.

Community Events

On May 6, 2023, the 3-month anniversary of the earthquake in Turkey, there will be a run & walk fundraising event to support the Children Amputees of Türkiye. Details can be found at

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