The Parents’ Association will be carrying out its annual bicycle inspection for the Primary and Secondary students next week and so we invite you to encourage your children to arrive by school on their bike.
The primary intention for this event is to ensure our children’s bicycles are winter proof and to offer advice where needed. This also offers an opportunity to allow your children to be proactive in ensuring their bicycles are roadworthy.
It takes only a few minutes to check a bike. During the event lights, brakes, chain, tyres, etc will be checked and a “check card” completed and given to the student to take home. Any repairs due will be listed on the card, but not carried out on the day. This event aims to raise awareness to ensure our children commute safely to and from school; it does not aim to repair broken bikes.
ESB Parents’ Association is providing a voluntary service for bicycle inspection according to guidelines set by VVN (Netherlands bicycle safety standards). Parents carrying out these inspections are not professional inspectors, and therefore cannot be held liable for bicycle safety or issues following this inspection.
For the Primary students this check will take place on the morning of Monday 9th January 2017. For Secondary students the inspection will take place on the morning of Tuesday 10th January 2017.
Should you also be interested in helping with the inspections please contact ESBPAevents@gmail.com.
We extend our thanks in advance for your support.
Karen & Wiebke – Events Team ESB Parents’ Association[:]
Nicole GottholdPrimary and Secondary Bike Inspections Offered
[:en]The Parents’ Association supported the nursery & primary event on 15th December by providing warm festive refreshments and cookies in the P3,4,5 playground after the sing-a-long. All primary & nursery families were welcome.
The event was received well by pupils, parents and teachers alike. The combination of the sing-a-long and the refreshments proved highly successful and there was a real feeling of togetherness and of festive cheer.
The secondary students’ council organised the secondary Live Aid event on 16th December in the AULA another memorable event to mark the end of term in secondary.
Further to our earlier communications here is a brief summary of some of the key events planned by the Parents’ Association for 2017:
w/c 9th January - Bicycle Checks – all pupils w/c
16th January - Road Awareness Campaign – all parents & pupils
7-16th February - Logo Competition Entries Exhibition – from Secondary down to Nursery 17th February - Carnival – Primary
7th May - Euromart - all
In addition to the above we are proactive in partnering and supporting many other events, for example Battle of the Bands, Alkmaar Food Bank with Act2Aid.
For the latest updates to our event calendar, log on to our website. And don’t forget we are always open to suggestions and invite you to share any ideas or suggestions that you have.
We really enjoyed sharing the festive moment with some of you on 15th and thank you for your participation. We look forward to representing you in 2017.
Karen & Wiebke Parents’ Association Events Team
December is a short month for school this year with the celebrations of Sinterklaas on 6th and Santa Lucia on 13th the focus for Christmas falls on 15th and 16th just as schools breaks up for its Christmas holiday.
The Parents’ Association will be supporting the nursery & primary event on 15th December by providing warm festive refreshments and cookies in the P3,4,5 playground after the sing-a-long. All are welcome.
This year we had hoped for a bigger event but due to the early schedule of the Christmas holidays the proposal of the children’s Christmas Market was sadly not realisable with the preparations for preceding celebrations mentioned above.
Further to our communication at the end of October we are pleased to share with you some of the confirmed events planned for 2017:
w/c 9th January - Bicycle Checks w/c 16th January - Road Awareness Campaign 7-16th February - Logo Competition Entries Exhibition 17th February - Carnival 7th May - Euromarkt
To keep updated with the latest information make sure to check our events calendar. And don’t forget we are always open to further suggestions and invite you to share any ideas or suggestions that you might have.
We look forward to celebrating with you on the 15th December.
Karen & Wiebke
Parents’ Association Events Team