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The PTO Update - September 10, 2023

September 10, 2023
Upcoming PTO Events

Mon. Sept. 11, 08:45-11:00: Cooking, Shopping and Recycling

Join us for a chat about where and how to do your weekly shopping, along with tips on finding products familiar to you and local products that you've got to try. Have you ever tried karnemelk, stamppot, or bitterballen? We will learn about all of the delicious Dutch foods and where to buy them. RSVP now

Mon. Sept. 18, 08:55 – 12:00: Field Trip - Butcher, Fish Specialist, Yang's Oriental Toko, and more... Join us for a walking tour of the Luifelbaan, with its abundant specialty food stores in addition to restaurants, health and beauty shops. Meet the local butcher to figure out the best cuts of meat for your recipes - and what they are called in Dutch! The fish specialist will tell us about the types of fresh fish and seafood available. Kelly, of Kelly’s Expat Store, will give us an overview of her store which carries a wide range of products originating in the US or UK. And we will have a few other surprise stops. Meet us outside Yangs Oriental Toko. The tour is roughly 3 hours and space is limited. RSVP now

SALES END TUESDAY - 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.

Sustainability Corner

The ozone layer makes life as we know it on Earth possible but how much do you know?

Take this Ozone quiz to test your knowledge!

  • World Ozone Day 2023 - Montreal Protocol: Fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change

  • 20 Questions and Answers

Special ECC Spirit Wear Pick-up - Thursday

For parents attending the ES parent coffee on Thurs. Sept. 14, 08:30 - 10:00 in the ECC Atrium, we will have a special spirit wear pick-up opportunity (for all in-stock items). Get your orders in by noon Tues. Sept. 12 and indicate in the notes section that you would like to pick it up at the ECC on Thurs. It's as simple as that. Order now - kids and adult sizes.

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 Color House Days, or everyday wear to showcase your school pride! Only available for purchase online - kids and adult sizes.

Community Events

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.)

Girl Scouts of The Hague - Wed. Sept. 20: Join us for a virtual open house on Wed. Sept. 20, 19:00-20:00 to learn more about the program for girls in grades K-12. Girl Scouts girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of community through a wide variety of activities including camping, first aid training, community service projects, STEM projects, and arts and crafts. For more information contact

KinderSpeelCafe: Looking for an indoor play option for kids 0-7? KinderSpeelCafe offers opportunities for sensory play, and activities to help develop gross and fine motor skills, as well as help with cognitive development. They are open for playdates and parties or are just the place to go when you need to work from home but still have the kids. They also have a cafe for all your snacking needs.

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