- Published: 22 November 2021 22 November 2021
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"Christmas in a Shoebox" charitable event
Weihnachtspäckchen für Kinder in Not
Every year our school participates in the “Christmas in a Shoebox" charitable event (Weihnachtspäckchen für Kinder in Not). The goal of this campaign is to collect Christmas gifts for children in need who otherwise wouldn’t get any presents at all. The organization Kinderzukunft collects the parcels to be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Last year we collected 905 gifts and this year we would like to make it to 1000. That would mean one thousand children would receive a present this year thanks to ESF.
We believe, together we can make 1000 children smile this Christmas.
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 some of these children, this present will be the only one they receive for Christmas.
- Published: 10 November 2021 10 November 2021
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to the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Parents’ Association of the European School Frankfurt
which will take place on
Monday, 29th November 2021 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 the Live Vote online tool.
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: 15 October 2021 15 October 2021
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Created two years ago at the ESF on the initiative of parents, we imagined this activity as a way to create a dynamic between the practice of a sport activity and a friendly space open to parents of all ages and all language sections.
We will meet on Tuesdays and/or Fridays at 9:00 am in the Nidda Parc, a few steps from the school. Classes will be held in German and French, but English speakers are also welcome.
The activity is supervised by a private coach and is at the expense of the participants (not subsidized by the PA).
A medical form must be filled out before the activity starts.
For more information on this activity, please send an email to email@example.com.
- Published: 26 October 2021 26 October 2021
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Organic cotton sports bags with the ESF logo are on sale in the primary and secondary school libraries.
Your children can buy them for 8€.
The Parents' Association would like to thank Bärbel McWilliams and Stephanie Von Selchow, the librarians, for their support in this project.
- Published: 11 October 2021 11 October 2021
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As in years past, the Parents Association invited all new parents for a Welcome Coffee on Friday, 17th September. Luckily, we were able to host the event outdoors at EuroKids, so we could offer real coffee and even some breakfast items for the interested parents.
After the registration and checking the 3G rules, every guest had the chance to look around and collect all the information they need to get around better in Frankfurt and to make their and their children’s life easier in the school.
Firstly, Ms. Floriana Grimaldi, the president of the PA Board, welcomed the guests and introduced the Board members. Then Ms. Marja Korpimäki, the Coordinator of the Secondary Counseling shared some words about the school’s anti-bullying project. Mr Ferdinand Patscheider, the director of the school, followed by greeting all the new parents and emphasized how nice is to celebrate multilingualism together. Speeches continued with Ms. Minna Laatu, the Deputy Director of the Secondary school and Ms. Anastazija Avsec, the Deputy Director of the Nursery and Primary school. They both expressed how happy they are we began the new school year with everyone in the school building, and they do hope - as all of us do - we will be able to continue with in-situ teaching. This year we even had the chance to learn why is it good to be a student at ESF with the help of Gianluca Commisso, an S7 student. He told us how much he likes the sport and music activities and how much extra credit it gives to you if you study in an international school as the ESF. Last but not least, Mr. George Betts, the General Manager of the Eurokids, briefly introduced the services offered, and he invited every interested parent on a walk to get to know the Eurokids premises better.
This year, we also had many special guests helping the parents with gathering information. Ms. Ombeline de Bridier from Usborne Publishing arrived with some beautiful children books. Ms. Christelle Felix invited us to join to the PA’s Nordic walking group and Ms. Christelle Pilot gave useful information about the mindfulness activity she is offering every year for the ESF students. Ms. Bénédicte Kérébel from the Francort Accueil gave us some tips what to do around Frankfurt. Damaris Brun, the Président of Dys à Francfort was also present. They have a good collaboration with the Educational Support group at ESF about the topic of children with learning difficulties. Unfortunately, the librarian, Ms. Stephanie von Selchow couldn’t join to the event, but she is asking every enthusiastic parent to help her in the library.
After the speeches, the participants had the chance to talk to the PA Board members, ask their questions from the management of the school and Eurokids and to collect useful information from our special guests.
All in all it was a very successful event and we hope people left satisfied not only because of the coffee smell (which we could not serve last year).
The PA would like to say thank you for all the participants and helpers.
If you are interested in more details, please watch our video about the event here.