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The PTO Update - September 3, 2023

September 3, 2023
Upcoming PTO Events

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

Wed. Sept. 6, 08:30-09:30: PTO Meeting Join us in the Upper Elementary Atrium for our first PTO meeting of the year. RSVP now. Summary of Agenda:

  • Introduction of members of the PTO and Leadership team

  • General information about PTO

  • 2022-2023 Engagement survey

  • Upcoming events

  • Ideas and suggestions

  • Volunteer positions needed

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

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

A new feature for the PTO Update is the sustainability corner. This will be a place where we offer readers with sustainability tips and ideas.

The Amazon rainforest is the biggest one on Earth and it's quickly disappearing. Help protect its trees and biodiversity by trying to eat less meat (meat-free Mondays), plant a tree, join organizations that support indigenous groups fighting to save the rainforest, or use 100% recycled paper and toilet rolls sold with the FSC logo.

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.

ES and MS 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.

ECC Music Club, Tuesdays in the ECC Music Room, contact

Playball for students K-G4, Wednesdays in the ECC Gym, contact

Playsport: Field Hockey for UE & MS Students, Wednesdays on the HS field, contact

Ballet Class for ECC Students, Mondays in the ECC Gym, contact

Modern Dance for UE & MS Students, Tuesdays in ABF room 3, contact

Community Events

Open Monument Day Sat. Sept. 9: Various monuments in Wassenaar are open from 11:00 - 16:00. These include windmill Windlust, the garden of the Baljuwhuis, Council House De Paauw, Bunkercomplex Rijksdorp, the Hertenhuisje and Farm Raaphorst. The day, organized by Rotary Club Wassenaar and Historical Association Oud Wassenaer, will open at 10:30 on the Evenementplein (corner of Langstraat/Achterweg/Van Hogendorpstraat). There will also be a special cycling route. More information can be found here.

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 for Expats - Dutch absolute beginners (level 0 to A1-) - Thurs 10:00 - 12:00, starting Sept.14 Dutch beginners+ (level A1- to A1) (continuation of absolute beginners' course that ended in April) - Wed 10:00 - 12:00, starting Sept. 13.

More information can be found at under courses.

KinderSpeelCafe: Looking for an indoor play option for kids 0-7? KinderSpeelCafe offers opportunities for sensory play, 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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