- Published: 11 November 2020 11 November 2020
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Christmas in a Shoebox
Weihnachtspäckchen für Kinder in Not
Our school participates every year in the charitable event known “Christmas in a Shoebox" (Weihnachtspäckchen für Kinder in Not). The goal of this campaign is to collect Christmas gifts for children in need, who otherwise would not get any presents at all. The organization Kinderzukunft collects the parcels to be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Kinderzukunft is an established organization in Germany and it supports around 70,000 children in need in countries such as Romania, Bosnia Herzegovina, and the Ukraine. The packages are distributed to orphanages, hospitals, schools, and poor areas. For most of these children, this present might be the only one they receive for Christmas.
You can watch the way of the collected Christmas presents of 2019 here.
You can find the happy children’s photos of 2019 here.
During the collection we ensure compliance with all the Covid measures and with the Hygiene Plan of the school. Further instructions will be clarified in this regard by the school and communicated to you afterwards.
We start the collection of the presents this year on 30 November 2020. As soon as the Christmas trees are put up in the school, your children can place their presents under them. Because of the pandemic situation, parents are not allowed to enter the school.
The presents will be picked up from the school on 11 December 2020.
How to Pack a Shoebox?
- Get an empty medium sized shoebox (maximum size: 37,5 x 30,0 x 13,5 cm) and fill it with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies and clothes. If possible, include one or two special items you know a child will love such as a doll, toy trucks or cuddly toy.
- If you don’t have a shoebox you can buy DHL parcel (size M) at the post office.
- Personalize your shoebox by including a handwritten note, a handmade Christmas card or a photograph of yourself, or your family. (Please write in English!)
- Wrap your shoebox in wrapping paper.
- Download and print the appropriate boy/girl/neutral label. (Also attached.)
- You can find the GIRL LABEL here.
- You can find the BOY LABEL here.
- You can find the NEUTRAL LABEL here.
- Mark on your label if your gift is for a boy or a girl and select an age category on your label: 0-6, 7-12 or 13-18. (Please be aware that most of the children are 6 to 12 years old.)
- Attach the label to the top of your shoebox.
- Send your shoebox with your child to the school between 30 November and 10 December. She/he may leave it in the foyer of the school building under the Christmas tree.
What to pack and what not in your shoebox?
You can find the FAQ of the Kinderzukunft here.
Do you have any questions?
- Official website of the campaign is
- General information regarding the Corona virus and the campaign is here.
- E-mail: email@example.com
Last year we collected more than 700 gifts. Why don’t we try to collect even more this year?
- Published: 08 November 2020 08 November 2020
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This invitation has been sent to all PA members via email. Please contact us if you are a member and you have not received it.
to the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Parents’ Association of the European School Frankfurt
which will take place on
25th November 2020 at 18.30.
via Webex videoconference.
Due to the special circumstances and current preventive measures in place, the annual general assembly will be organised remotely, via Webex videoconference. Voting will be organised by using online tool Live Vote.
Instructions about registration to the meeting, access credentials to connect to the Webex, as well as to the voting system will be distributed in due time, prior to the meeting.
- Published: 11 October 2020 11 October 2020
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On 18 September, the Parents Association arranged its Annual Welcome Coffee, where new parents were invited to get to know to the school better, meet other parents, and to gather information about the school and extra services, as well practical information about the life in Frankfurt and Germany.
Many interested parents attended to the event and we believe everyone enjoyed themselves and left satisfied, though they had to hide their smiles behind their masks this year.
- Published: 20 October 2020 20 October 2020
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In the context of the closure of the school in March 2020, and of the rapid organisation of distance learning, the ECB charity EuroHope has played a key role in supporting students and teachers with appropriate IT equipment.
Between mid-April and end-June, more than 230 laptops have been distributed to students and teachers, both from primary and from secondary.
This operation would not have been possible without the incredible involvement and dedication of volunteers from EuroHope, who managed within few weeks to increase the stock of laptops available from 70 to more than 200.
Given the limited number of laptops originally available, the Parents Association launched surveys in order to identify who were the students in secondary and then in primary who most urgently needed a laptop. Once the most urgent cases identified, an email was sent to the whole school community and all students and teachers who asked for a laptop received one.
All laptops were distributed after a minimum donation of 175 euros for the first set of laptops available (Lenovo, Generation 1), and 200 euros for the remaining machines (Lenovo, Generation 2). In total, EuroHope has raised more than 50,000 euros which has been distributed to several charities in Europe fighting Covid-19.
In addition to this massive operation, the ESF Parents Association wanted to show solidarity with our neighbour schools (Ernst Reuter Schule 1 and 2). In this context, the Board of the PA has approved the donation on its behalf of 20 laptops to students at both schools, for a total amount of 3,500 euros. In addition, EuroHope has also offered an additional 20 laptops to ERS 1 and 2.
The ESF PA would like again to thank EuroHope for having supported the school community under these difficult circumstances. Thanks to this unique collaboration all requests received by the PA have now been satisfied. The PA and EuroHope will continue working together to provide students with IT material.
Your Parents’ Association
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We are happy to announce that EuroKids services are planned to resume with the 2020-2021 new school year. The health and safety of the children remains our top priority and we will be introducing additional hygiene measures in light of current circumstances. Parents registered for EuroKids services will be contacted regarding specifics for their children.
Although EuroKids, as a childcare institution, is subject to looser hygiene regulations than schools we will be ensuring that our health and safety practices go over and above the statutory regulations and mirror that of the ESF as much as practicable.
We will be doing our best to ensure services resume as normally as possible for the children and stand prepared to react flexibly to any potential changes to state regulations and ESF guidelines.
Wishing you and your family a healthy start to the school year.
Your EuroKids Team.