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The PTO Update - August 20, 2023

August 20, 2023
Upcoming PTO Events

Mon. Aug. 21, 08:45-11:00: Monday Morning Networking Welcome Meeting Welcome new and returning ASH families! Please join us for our first Monday Morning Networking (MMN) meeting of the 2023-2024 school year. We will have coffee and Dutch treats to share. Come learn about MMN's weekly meetings, fun events, and some initial tips and tricks to help you adjust to life in the Netherlands. This event is open to all ASH parents - new and returning. Join us at 8:45 am for coffee, a short presentation will begin at 9:00 am. RSVP now.

Mon. Aug. 28, 08:45-11:00: Driving, Biking, and Public Transportation Join us for a discussion about driving and biking in the Netherlands. We'll discuss basic rules and safety measures along with options for public transport. RSVP now.

Save the Date!

PTO General Meeting - September 6, 08:30 – 09:30

Join us to learn more about the ASH PTO, what is planned for the year, and how you can get involved.

Adults Only Trivia Night - September 15, 18:30 – 22:00

Form your team of up to 6 people in advance or at the event. No team, join us and we will pair you up. Tickets are on sale now.

Trunk or Treat - October 28, 17:00 – 19:00

Bring your costumed kids to trick-or-treat at parent-decorated cars.

Spirit Wear

Limited Edition ASH70 Spirit Wear- ASH70 - celebrating our past, present, and future! Be sure to order a piece of our limited edition ASH70 spirit wear in celebration of the school's 70th anniversary. Perfect for Spirit Weeks or Color House Days, or everyday wear to showcase your school pride! Only available for purchase online - kids and adult sizes. Looking to get more new ASH gear, the spirit wear store will be open starting this week on Tuesday, 15:15-16:00 on the main campus. Orders purchased online can be picked up at the store, or come by and check it out for yourself. In-person payments by PIN cards only.

ECC and Elementary After School Activities

Again this year ECC and elementary students have the opportunity to participate in a number of excellent enrichment activities. Here are just a sample of the offerings. A complete list can be found on the ASH portal.

Middle and high school clubs and activities can also be found on the portal.

Big Bang Science Club - Thursday 15:45-16:45, Contact Jessica Semkin

Chess Club - Wednesday 15:00-16:00, Contact Alexander Barash

ECC Cooking Club - Thursday 15:30-16:30, Contact Keri Puckett

Fall Maker Club - Tuesday 16:00-17:00, Contact

Magic Club - Tuesday 15:45-16:45, Contact

My Gym: Ballet - Monday 15:30-16:30, Contact

My Gym: Modern Dance - Tuesday 15:45-16:45, Contact

Private Music Lessons - open to students in all grades, Contact Jennie Andreasen

Tiny Trojans - Thursday 15:45-16:45, Contact Gareth Richards

Community Events

Basketball Clinic The Hague: Since 1992, Basketball Clinic The Hague has been offering training on basketball fundamentals to beginner and intermediate/ advanced players, along with those looking to play more competitively. They pride themselves on offering a great experience, excellent training, lots of action, and massive amounts of fun! Coaches have experience in both playing basketball and training kids of all levels. For more information.

Dutch absolute beginners (level 0 to A1-) - Thursday 10:00 - 12:00, starting Sept.14 Dutch beginners+ (level A1- to A1) (continuation of absolute beginners' course that ended in April) - Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00, starting Sept. 13 More information can be found at under courses.

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