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The PTO Update - August 27, 2023

August 27, 2023
Upcoming PTO Events

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.

Mon. Sept. 4, 08:45-11:00: Healthcare in the Netherlands

Join us to learn about the Dutch healthcare system. We will discuss medical (huisarts), dental (tandarts), pharmaceutical options, and after-hours/urgent medical care. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Louyse Dumas Correia, International Health Centre the Hague. RSVP now

Parent and Staff Trivia Night

Join us for a FUN night of trivia. Form your team of up to six people in advance or at the event. No team, join us and we will pair you up. Get your tickets now, space is limited.

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.

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.

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

Clay Club - Monday 15:45-16:45, Tuesdays 15:30-16:30, Contact Zareen Isaac

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.

Open Monument Day: Sat. Sept. 9 - Various monuments in Wassenaar are freely accessible between 11:00 and 16:00. These include windmill Windlust, the garden of the Baljuwhuis, Council House De Paauw, Bunkercomplex Rijksdorp, the Hertenhuisje and Farm Raaphorst. There will be a special cycling route.

The day will open at 10:30 on the Evenementplein (corner of Langstraat/Achterweg/Van Hogendorpstraat). Monument Day is organized by Rotary Club Wassenaar and Historical Association Oud Wassenaer.

Filmhuis Wassenaar: Tues. Sept. 12 - It’s Barbie Night! This special event includes a welcome drink, a viewing of the newly released Barbie Movie, and a drink and snacks during intermission. The welcome drink begins at 19:30, and the film begins at 20:00. Movie is in English with Dutch subtitles. The event is €17.00 (library members receive a €1 discount.)

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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