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The PTO Update - March 10, 2024

March 10, 2024
Upcoming PTO Events

Wed. March 13, 2024, 8:45 – 9:45: PTO Meeting – Join us in the Main Campus Mezzanine for an update on current and upcoming PTO activities, learn how you can get involved in big and small ways, and to voice your opinions about other items and priorities. RSVP now so we have a headcount.


Mon. March 18, 2024: Mindfulness in Nature Walk in Meyendel, 09:35 – 11:30 – Give yourself the gift of slowing down when you join Kimberly Knight on a mindfulness in nature walk at the beautiful Meyendel Park in Wassenaar. During the walk you will be invited to awaken your senses, slow down, be present and reconnect to the natural frequency and rhythm of your surroundings. The cost is €20 per person. Register now.


Mon. March 25, 2024, 10:00 – 12:00, Paint Your Own Delft Blue Tile Workshop – Join us for a trip to Delft Pottery for a tile painting workshop. The workshop takes place in the characteristic painter's room, and a professional painter will guide you through the process. The workshop fee of €38.50 includes all materials for tile painting. Carpooling will be arranged. Reservations close on Tues., March 19. RSVP now space is limited.

Bingo Night - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, we need to postpone Bingo Night. Be on the lookout for a new date.

International Festival

Planning is taking shape for another great International Festival. So far, we have confirmed participation from the following 38 nations: Albania, Argentina, Australia / New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela. If your country is not listed and you want to participate, please contact the festival organizing committee ASAP.

Pre-order your 2024 International Festival t-shirt by March 17 and be one of these light blue, limited edition t-shirts. Make sure you get the size you want. Order now.

Spirit Wear Updates

SALE, SALE, SALE! We have exciting new merchandise coming, so we need to clear some shelf space. Any IN-STOCK tees or sweats with the ASH Trojans logo are on sale.

€25 - kids crewneck and hoodies

€30 - adult crewneck and hoodies


At the Summer ASH Experience, ASH kids from kindergarten to high school can have fun while learning a new skill or extending current skills and knowledge. There will be two sessions - June 17-21 and June 24-28.

Day Camp - learn a new skill or extend your knowledge

Sports Camp - games will vary and include less traditional sports

MS/HS Photography and Design - hands-on studio masterclass in portrait photography and magazine design

MS/HS Robotics - build your very own robots, learn mechanical engineering concepts, and master CAD

Research Writing for Year 2 IB Students - learn research writing skills, get support for your Extended Essay and any summer IB Internal Assessments

Full program descriptions can be found here. Contact Jennifer van 't Hof with questions. 

ARTScapade 2024

Have you been captivated by the allure of pARTy or dazzled by performances at Extravaganza or Night to Remember? Brace yourself for a wider and more diverse Arts spectacle with ARTScapade 2024 – an arts extravaganza poised to take you on a journey of artistic exhilaration! Immerse yourself in the enchantment of this event that seamlessly blends the harmonious notes of musical and dramatic performances, awe-inspiring visual displays, and captivating interactive workshops.

Student-Run Activities

A group of 8th-grade students are organizing a community-wide St. Baldrick’s event on March 14. Support the fundraiser by donating, or sign up to shave your head or cut your hair to donate it (30 cm minimum) to people battling cancer (deadline to sign up March 3). The funds raised will support cancer research and treatments at Princess Maxima Center for Childhood Cancer in The Hague. The event has raised €5,184 so far, which means Mr. Richards and Mr. Davison will shaving their heads. If we reach €6,000 in donations, Mr. Mattson will also shave his head. Please consider joining the event and/or donating to the cause.

Community Events

Sun. March 17, 15:30 - YAKK (high school vocal ensemble) and the ASH Community Choir will perform at the Messia church in Wassenaar during their Sunday matinee.  All are welcome, and entrance is free. 

Sat. April 13, 09:00 - Iyengar yoga focuses on the body's structural alignment through the practice of asanas (poses). It differs from other styles of yoga in three ways: precision, sequence, and the use of props. This will be a special lesson for ASH parents and staff, €18 (refreshments included). Contact Roza at 06-42635252 for more details and to reserve your space.

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