Fresh Ideas Team

Got Fresh Ideas?

We are dedicated to welcoming new ideas that make a difference in our community. Various projects and initiatives we’ve implemented have come from ideas shared by teachers and parents like you.

Activities and Events Inspired by Fresh Ideas

Waste Separation & Recycling Program

The Parents’ Association Fresh Ideas Team (FIT) worked with the school administration to begin implementation of a waste separation and recycling program. We have partnered with the school providing funds, coordination and volunteers to help implement the plan throughout the school. You may have seen the large, triple bins for paper, plastic and cans were

PA Supports Secondary STEM Event

Thirteen ES Bergen female students and two teachers traveled to a Greenlight for Girls event in Brussels at the International School in November. They learned about cutting-edge technology and were invited to showcase the importance of its role in educational and STEM resources to members of Parliament.The Parents’ Association made this trip possible by providing

Donate Food and Support Voedselbank (Food bank) Alkmaar

Support Act2Aid with a donation to the Alkmaar Food Bank. The student volunteer organization, Act2Aid, is holding it's 3rd annual food drive to benefit Voedselbank (Food bank) Alkmaar. Please consider donating food and bringing it to school  Monday December 11 - Tuesday, December 19. Voedselbank (Food bank) Alkmaar supports local families in need. Donation Collection Sites &

PA Supports ES Bergen Career Guidance Group

Internships enhance our students’ educational experience in many ways. The Parents’ Association is supporting the ES Bergen career advisors by helping identify potential employers and contacts at organizations that would consider S5 students for internships. We are also helping identify parent professionals to share their experiences during a career night for S6 parents and students (Fall 2017). Please help us make an impact on our students’

Parents' Association Logo Competition

The Parents’ Association FIT team invited all pupils to participate in a PA logo competition. We aimed to encourage and stimulate the creativity of all children in our school, and to teach them how to express their talent through the launch of this contest. Congratulations to Carlotta Moya for her winning concept! We were overwhelmed by number and quality

Support the Food Bank Alkmaar and Act2Aid

During the Christmas preparation period, the Parents’ Association is very enthusiastic to be helping Act2Aid (the ES Bergen student charity group) to support the volunteer action group Voedselbank, or Food Bank, in Alkmaar. Many thanks in advance for supporting this excellent initiative to help people in our community.

Spiegelzal Gets a New Look

The Spiegelzal is used for lots of extra curricular activities and the FIT team felt it needed new life and a new look. With the help of volunteers and Parents' Association funds, the Spiegelzal was cleaned, received new curtains, some custom art, and hangers for the students to hang coats and their sports equipment. The

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Nicole GottholdFresh Ideas Team