WHAT IS EUROMARKT?
The annual EUROMARKT, organized by the Parents’ Association, is a fund-raising event that prides itself on the beautiful culinary journey one makes, while purchasing food and drinks from many different countries in the world. In the past we have had a variety of tables; German, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, Dutch, Scandinavian, just to name a few.
Apart from all the tasteful food and drinks there will also be a large Flea and Book market, Sports activities, a Gameland and a lot more!
The profits gained at the Euromarkt are used to help subsidize various activities for our school and students by bringing the school community and public together!
If you are interested in participating or want to know more, please come to this meeting to find out!
*Remember the date – Sunday, June 23rd from 11:00 – 16:00*
The Parents’ Association
VVN – Cycling Diploma
Big congratulations and well done to all P5 pupils, they took part, passed their bike exam and they have received their cycling diploma. Be careful and cycle safely!
European Citizens’ Initiative for a High Quality European Education for All
MEET, the Movement towards a European Education Trust, believes the future of Europe depends on Education. Common education goals should be at the heart of a solution to the challenges that face our continent today. MEET calls upon the European Commission to create an Education platform to stimulate debate on how to improve schools and boost the European dimension of education in line with the EU’s 2020 strategy. To achieve this, MEET uses the vehicle of the European Citizens’ Initiative to gather a million signatures in one year.
Go to http://euroedtrust.eu/home to learn more about MEET and the petition
Bergen School Chess Championships 2013
The European School has once again succeded in securing a second place and silver medal in the Bergen primary school chess championships. This year it was extremely exciting throughout the day as before the final round it was still possible for us to win or lose any medal but in the end it was the Teun de Jager school who won by beating us with a mere half point. Well, strictly speaking Teun de Jager is in Schoorl so I guess one could say the European School was the best in Bergen …
It was a fabulous and exciting day and every single player one at least one game. Martin Spencer was unbeatable today and won ALL his games and naturally also picked up the trophy for best boy.
Team Europese 2 also played extremely well especially taking into account many of the players just started playing chess some weeks or months ago. This is also thanks to the chess training Mrs Whealer has arranged for her class and indeed, the entire Team 2 came from P3E.
In the silver team Europese 1 were playing:
Stefano Jakaubek (S1N), Aaron Holmberg (P5N), Martin Spencer (P5E) and Khaled El Khiri (S1N).
In team Europese 2 in thirteenth position were:
Robert Cowles (P3E), Tim Spencer (P3E), Quinten Verdegem (P3E) en Alex Dutton (P3E).
The silver team has also qualified for a place in the North-Holland finals on 16 March 2013. More information to follow soon.
Pictures from the day and the exact results can be found through the following link:
Thanks again to all the players, supporters and promotors and see you next year !! (Team 1: see you March 16)
Best regards, Andreas
Membership contribution reminder
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We send this message to you to highlight the importance of your Parents Association Committee (PAC) and how your PA Membership contribution directly benefits our children at school.
How much is the PA Membership contribution:
The cost to each family is €25 per year
Why is your contribution so vital:
Your €25 family contribution enables the Parents Association Committee to subsidize and organize various school activities for the benefit of our children in the Nursery, Primary and Secondary sections. Examples of such activities include;
- School trips
- Contribute to Parties
- Extra curriculum activities & other events within the school
- Library supplies
- Through a PA membership, you can support the work of the parents’ association. Membership fees enable the PA to voice the parent’s needs inside the school on school boards and education committees.
- We present ESB at Interparents, the umbrella of all PA’s, allowing to have input to the Board of Governors, the governing body of theEuropeand Schools”.
So the Parents Association Committee would like you to continue to support all these memorable and important activities.
How can you support your PAC:
If new to ESB, or have previously never joined, we invite you to please register and join your Parents Association Committee and learn about all work the PAC is doing via the PA website at: http://europeanschool-parents.nl/membership/
Additionally, for parents who are already members, we thank you for your continued support and request you to continue promptly making your €25 contributions at the beginning of each school year. This will ensure we can continue to support our children’s activities as mentioned above.
How else can you pay your PAC Contribution:
You can make a transfer to;
Account number 46 88 24 057 (ABN Amro bank)
t.n.o ‘ de Oudervereniging Europese School Bergen’ .
Do not forget to mention your child (rens) name and class when making the payment. As always, we appreciate your support and thank you.
The Parents’ Association Committee
Herewith you receive our latest newsletter. Please read it carefully, it contains a lot of information again!
Have fun reading!
New Opening Time for AllesKits
As from October 1st Alles Kits will open its doors in the morning at 07:30 instead of 08:00 o’clock. This means that from now on we offer 1.5 hour pre school care at the European school.
For the rest of this year the hours charged for pre school care will stay the same, but as from January 1st the hours will be adapted to the new opening hours. We will send everyone who uses pre school care a new contract at the end of this year.
We hope by expanding these hours to offer you a little extra service in the morning. Through the years we have had several requests for an earlier opening and today we are happy to finally be able to give you this to you.
So please join us at 07:30 in the morning, we will be waiting with breakfast!
Order hot meals now for Winter term .
Menus will vary frequently with a lot of children’s favourites: pasta, pizza, foccacia, as well as fish, meat, vegetables and desserts.
In order for the transition to go smoothly, we will take care of the ordering and paying process for the children from Nursery school until P5.
Secondary school students are encouraged to go directly to the kitchen and purchase their lunch.
Prices for the time being are; 3€ for a small portion and 4€ for a large one.
The company Luna Rossa will soon work out their own methods of ordering and paying for small children and the prices may be adjusted in the future.
Please note that the hot meals are on a pre-paid basis. The payment is accepted by bank transfers only.
The instructions of your payment are as follows: 1. Choose either a small portion (3€) or a large portion (4€) and the day(s) for the hot lunch.
2. Calculate your amount: 10 Mondays * small OR big = AMOUNT and/or 12 Tuesdays * small OR big = AMOUNT and/or 12 Thursdays * small OR big = AMOUNT
3. Transfer the calculated amount to “Luna Rossa” Account number: RABO 126.96.36.1990 Remember to mention First & Last Name & Class of your child
4. Email Jing at email@example.com and let her know that you paid.
Only owners of Luna Rossa have access to the bank account so it is crucial that you let Jing know of your order!
The helpers at the cafeteria will try to encourage every child to finish his/her plate; nevertheless, they cannot guarantee the result due to the amount of children having hot lunch every day.
Helpers are still needed at this point, but for approximately 1 hour and for the same rate of discount (30%)! If you can help, please email us or call Elselique!
Yours Sincerely, Parents’ Association
Orders and payments: Jing 06 10 75 63 74, hotlunchBES@gmail.com
Helpers coordination: Elselique 06 47 22 74 76,hotlunchBES@gmail.com
Minibus Service between Amsterdam area and the European School Bergen
The European School Student Bus Association is the main coordinator of this service, which is fully outsourced to Amsterdam Vogel, a transport company. Our association keeps the School and the Parents Association informed about our services and conditions. Here is a description of the sort of ‘door-to-door’ service Amsterdam Vogel offers, using 8 seater cars: Each car picks up children living in the same area, either directly from home or at a nearby central pick-up point (depending on how far each family lives from each other). Children are brought back home or at this central point in your neighborhood. For more information visit Transportation section.
Dear Parent/Guardian, As you all know, Alles Kits agreed upon a contract with swimming pool ‘de Beeck’. Basically this was set up to offer your children swimming lessons during after school child care and, most of all, organized as a service to the parents. However, not all children need A, B or C lessons as they already have their certificates. But swimming is also fun! So for all professional swimmers we offer you on Thursday afternoons: snorkel lessons. From 17:00 – 18:00 hours we will bring the children to the Beeck and bring them back to the location European School around 18:30. In order to start we need a minimum of 4 children. We did already hang out posters for this event. If you want to join and want to know more, please let us know! We will inform you about the conditions and possibilities. Best regards, Marit Kriek General Manager Alles Kits www.alleskits.org