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The PTO Update - September 24, 2023

September 24, 2023
Upcoming PTO Events

Mon. Oct. 2, 09:00-11:00: Distinctively Dutch - Where do the happiest moms (and dads) in the world live? You guessed it, the Netherlands. Join Ms. Gera, our Dutch expert from ASH. Gera will help familiarize us with Dutch social etiquette so we can understand the local culture and assimilate into life in the Netherlands. Gera has advice on Dutch kisses, birthdays, and gezelligheid as well as your Dutch neighbors! The MMN committee will provide typical Dutch treats and snacks. Tot ziens. RSVP now

Mon. Oct. 9, 08:45 – 11:00:Living Abroad: This Mobile Life - Living abroad is much more than moving to another country: it is about feeling at home in a new place and thriving. In this week’s session, we will explore culture shock and the emotional toll that comes with it, providing tools, tips, and strategies to navigate its challenges so you and your family can feel good and thrive living abroad. This session is for everyone whether you consider yourself an ex-pat, a love pat, a repat, a global nomad, or an ATCK. RSVP now


Trunk-or-Treat volunteers needed: Are you creative? A great organizer? Always dreamed of directing traffic? We have a variety of ways to get involved! We need help pulling it all together, so please review the available slots below and choose a role that suits you! Some opportunities are only for the night of Trunk-or-Treat, and others start many weeks prior, and may or may not actually be needed the night of. SIGN UP NOW!

Pumpkin Carving Contest! Buy your pumpkins and carving kits online through the Spirit Wear Store, by Oct. 5, carve a creepy creation, enter the Jack-o-lantern contest! The top 3 pumpkins win a PRIZE!

Candy-collecting monsters have scattered about the campus to collect yumminess for Trunk or Treat! These hungry monsters can be found at the entrances of the ECC and UE, as well as the main entrance, through Oct. 22. We would greatly appreciate donations of wrapped candy to fill their tummies!

Funky TRUNKS Contest! Give away spooky treats and trinkets from your creatively decorated car or bakfiets! The top 3 Trunks win a PRIZE. SIGN UP HERE *Candy provided and free wristbands for participating families!

Yummy food POPS savory dinner options. PofferChickies gourmet poffertjes and waffles on a stick! DeKoffiebak coffee cart featuring pumpkin spice lattes & hot cocoa! Cooking for a Cause bake sale.

Halloween Costume Swap!

Full details will be posted in next week's newsletter, but dig through bins of old costumes and get ready!

FREE FACEPAINTING / TATTOOS sponsored by Silvias Feestwinkel

Community Events

Adult Volleyball at ASH - Monday evenings: ASH Parents and Staff are invited to play recreational volleyball! Mondays from 19:00 - 20:30 in the Sports Hall. Interested players should contact Arnaud Gadai or join the Monday night volleyball WhatsApp group chat.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Wed. Sept. 27: Come and join us for a Coffee, Cake, and a Chat, all in aid of a great cause, Macmillan Cancer Support. Any donations of cakes, pastries raffle prizes are gratefully received. For more information contact

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