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PA Supports Students' at the Model European Council 2017

PA Supports Students' at the Model European Council 2017

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The Parents' Association is proud to have provided financial assistance for travel and lodging to students attending the Model European Council in Strasbourg in March. Ten students participated and it took place in the prestigious buildings of the Council of Europe.

The participating students represented Austria and Belgium as minsters during council sessions dedicated to amending draft legislation. There was also a student from our school who participated in the first MEC Media Team. Students heard from key note speaker Nadia Murad, current holder of the Sakharov Prize, and survivor of the IS Yazidi genocide. Students also were taken on a walking tour of Strasbourg, participated in urgent debates and press conferences and met students from other schools throughout Europe.

The Parents’ Association is proud to help students at the school with experiences that enhance their global learning experience.

ES Bergen Students outside the buildings of the Council of Europe.

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Euromarkt Needs Your Help

Euromarkt Needs Your Help

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To ensure that this year will be as successful as ever, we are looking for your support in many areas at the Euromarkt. If you have time, ability and talent, email us with your contact information and include which of the following opportunities you'd like to help with.

Book and Technik Markt - We are looking for books in all languages and varieties, videos, cd´s, dvd´s, games for pc and consoles, PlayStation, radios, and boxes to place them in. We need many helpers to sort before selling the books during the day from 11.00 until 16.00. Please include in your email whether you can help with the organization before and/or sell on the day of the event.

Gameland - a play area for children who visit the Euromarkt (ages 4-6 and 7-11). We are searching for parents and/or secondary students who want to help us this year between 11.00 and 16.00. We are also searching for volunteers to set up (9.00-11.00) and clean up (16.00-18.00). We also need supervision and help with the games/activities, and to assist the students.

Entertainment - we are in need of all sorts of entertainment, bands, theatre, comedy, pantomime… on stage or walking around. Let us know what sort of show you would like to have or can organize!

Set up and Cleaning - for this we need ALL the help we can get on the actual day of Euromarkt, to set up and clean up. If you can come early (from 8.00-10.00) or stay and help clean-up (from 16.00-17.00), please contact us with your name, email, phone number and the area where you can help. We need help with moving tables, chairs and other “heavy” items around the school. Bring all your husbands, brothers, sons and friends to show off their strength!

Food tables- the main attraction of the Euromarkt! It´s a large culinary area with food stands selling delicious food from all of the nationalities represented at our school. Attendees enjoy culinary treasures made by YOU from your cultures. Past Euromarkt events included Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch, Scandinavia, American tables, just to give some examples. You can also combine a region- for example - Asia or the Middle East. While we do have some confirmed tables, we are looking for much more so we need you!

As you can see, this flagship event needs help from all parents to be a success. Thank you so much for the support you have given us all year!

If you have any questions, please contact Karen ten Tusscher or Wiebke Schmitt at!

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Helpful Links for New Parents

Helpful Links for New Parents

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Whether you're new to the area or just new to the school, we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources of some of our favorite places to help you get settled and begin enjoying life here in Noord Holland.

Real Estate Agencies

Bos & Craenenbergh Makelaars o.g.


Organic Food for You

Helpful City (Gemeente links)

Bergen Gemeente 

Bergen App (community info and events)


De Bergense Huisartsen

JJ Kramer Huisarts


Tandartspraktijk Avelli


JPC Optiek

Language Courses

(for parents and additional help outside class)



Things to Do

Vue Cinemas


Dierenpark Van Blanckendaell (Zoo)

Child-friendly Restaurants

Zilte Zoen 

Duinvermaak (Bergen)

Fermento (Alkmaar)

Julie! (Bergen)

Montagne (pizza, dine-in or delivery to Bergen and Schoorl)

Student Activities & Resource Centers

Swimclub Alkmaar

Manege Van Poelenburgh (horse riding lesssons)

Artiance (art, music & dance)

Saturna (gymnastics)

Alcmaria Victrix Voetbal Association (soccer, softball and baseball)

Attitude Ballet School

De Beek (swimming, Aikido and more)

Be Quick Bergen (gymnastics for kids in Bergen)

*This list has been procured by members of the Parents' Association and is not a complete list of services or providers in the area. This is not a recommendation or endorsement of any business or service. The ES Bergen Parents' Association is not responsible for the validity or content of external links. If you would like your business to be added, please contact to be considered.

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