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Class Rep Workshop - Tuesday 23 May

24 May 2023

On behalf of the parent association I'd like to thank all class reps who came to the Class Rep Workshop yesterday evening. Everyone was well prepared and full of questions. It was a constructive moment of problem-crunching and sharing of experiences across levels and sections. We had four overall subject matters and lots of concerns, trouble-shooting and bright ideas for the future of our children here at the school. 

 

Now begins the real work for the board of the parent association and we will do our best to get back to you with useful conclusions and follow-up before the summer holidays begin.

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Class Rep Workshop - Tuesday 23 May

5 May 2023

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Time to brainstorm and co-construct at the Class Rep Workshop

Tuesday 23 May at 6 PM all class representatives will gather to;

  • brainstorm on current challenges 

  • find constructive solutions 

  • and share best practices

 

We count on every one of you to inform your class reps of any topic(s) you'd like to have on the table of this workshop. 

We can't wait to have your feedback (through your class rep).  

Green Easter Market at the school - 12th of April 12:00-15:00

12 April 2023

Thank you to all the students (S1-S5) who very kindly helped sell cakes, drinks and hotdogs and to PromoUkraina for showing us how to paint an Easter egg using wax, dye and a candle! And thank you to all the parents for supporting this year’s Easter/spring market.

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Green Easter Market at the school - 12th of April 12:00-15:00

28 March 2023

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Dear families, teachers and friends, 

 

The APE-EES, the studentboard and periscolaire cordially invite you to our Easter Market, on the 12th of April, from 12:00 to 15:00, at the school, in front of the main entrance. 

 

We hope that you can join us and also contribute some home made food.

 

Please follow the link bellow to sign up for

Green Easter Cake and Egg Sale + Pissanky Workshop: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z92e9wsc2CJI2l2Wb0RnKoi8_pAyPhhk4H_Ssd1g7Nc/edit?usp=sharing

 

All profits will be given to PromoUkraina + other selected charities.

Teacher Appreciation Day - 11th of April

28 March 2023

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Last year we started this wonderful tradition of showing our appreciation to the teachers from our school. 

This year, we will celebrate this event on the 11th of April. 

What you can do:

  • Grab or make a card (10x15 cm)

  • Write/draw what you think is special about teachers (not any one teacher, we appreciate them all!)

  • Return your paper before Thursday 6th of April at drop off.

 

More info will follow by e-mail soon…

GREEN CHRISTMAS MARKET on 16 December at 15:00

6 December 2022

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Dear families, teachers and friends,

We are organising our 2nd GREEN CHRISTMAS MARKET on 16 December at 15:00 (so we won't disturb any students during their exams).
I know it's the last school day but we hope that you can join us and also contribute some home made food or gifts in the spirit of X-mas and a more sustainable world for our children.

You could help by contributing 

- Homemade bredele, biscuits, cakes, savoury snacks to eat on site
- Homemade food as gift to sell (oils, salts, jams, x-mas biscuits, etc)
- handmade gifts (decorationsor gifts of any kind)
- already wrapped gift for a child (with age/ boy/ girl/ unisex label) to donate to a children's charity

Our ECO-DÉLEGUÉS will further offer FUROSHIKI style 'cloth gift fabric' you can buy - and reuse!
The brilliant Ukrainian Artist STAS FEKETE will entertain us live and we also hope to have the EES choir or individual students to sing Christmas Carols.

Thursday 15 December - collections of all YOUR DONATIONS at both maternelle & main entrance.


PROGRAMME - 16 December 22

11:30 setting up
15:00 all stalls (food/ warm drinks, gifts, charity, Furoshiki, etc)
13:30 EES student choir (tbc) - for pupils only
15:20 Stas Fekete
17:30 Event Finish


We will hope to see you there to share the festive spirit and our green ethos whilst supporting good causes before leaving for your Christmas holidays.


With our best GREEN wishes - your APE-EES Go-Green Team

Mushroom picking

21 November 2022

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Dear GO-green Friends,

Next Sunday we close the season for mushrooms pickings. It will be our last search for mushrooms day. It starts getting cold but we have a good chances to find at least yellowfoot/ chantrelle mushrooms.

Day: 27 November

Time; 10:00

To participate please send me an e-mail for more details; nadia.banno.gomes@gmail.com

 

Best regards,

APE-EES Go-GREEN Team

APE-EES's St. Martin Lantern Festival Fundraiser

18 November 2022 from 15:00

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Dear Families,

THE APE-EES ‘Socials Projects’ Team is happy to invite you (after 2 years of COVID break) to our traditional ST MARTIN lantern festival & fundraiser - this year in solidarity with Ukraine and in the name of peace.

WHEN: FRI, 18 NOVEMBER from 15:00
WHERE: École Européenne Main Entrance
WHY: To fundraise for Ukraine, celebrate our cultural diversity and advocate global peace
HOW: bake a cake/ savoury dish and the ‘Männele’ class competition (bake 20 ‘Männele’ for your class and label your best to enter the competition. Best 3 Männele will win a price) ... or make extra lanterns to sell (for ecological reasons we will only sell a few remaining lanterns and plastic poles we still have from last year) ... all followed by ...

at 17:00 by fun activities at the PERISCOLAIRE (until 20:00) and at 18:00 Lantern Procession to the Parc d’Orangerie (or earlier in individual smaller groups)
Lantern theme: PEACE & Solidarity with Ukraine
As always we cannot run this event WITHOUT parent & student volunteers.
Children need to be under the supervision their parents when outside the school building at all times. Please dress according to the weather and bring your homemade lantern for the procession (and torch/ light for safety reasons).
All profits will be given to PromoUkraina + other selected charities.

THANK YOU!
Your APE-EES Special Projects Team

Newsletter No. 01 for the School Year 2022-2023 - Back to School

1 September 2022

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Dear Parents,

As we are starting the new school year, the APE-EES has also prepared some actions for you!

Meet us now - the September morning coffee with APE takes place every morning from Friday 2ndof September through till Thursday 8th between 8.00 and 8.30 AM. We will be waiting for you withcoffee and croissants in front of the school (both entrances).

This will be a great opportunity to get to know us, Ask any questions you might have or share any new bright ideas as to the type of actions weshould focus on in the new school year!

General Assembly - General Elections We cordially invite you to our annual Ordinary General Assembly meeting which takes place on the13th of September in the Aula. During the meeting APE-EES members will elect new representativesto the board.

The elected board members participate in the works of various school bodies, organise events and act on your behalf in cooperation with the school administration.

Perhaps you'd beinterested in joining too? We are always looking for reinforcement.

2021-2022

NEWSLETTER - HELP FOR UKRAINE - Updated april 2022
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Dear parents and EES community,

We have so far been working in liaison with PromoUkraina  , a Ukrainian association based here in Strasbourg,  who is coordinating all the aid and is also collecting all the donations as well is listing on their website what AID is needed most urgently at present.

UFCV Spring hoidays

The UFCV proposes a reception for the spring holidays, PROGRAMME FROM 11 TO 22 APRIL

NEWSLETTER - HELP FOR UKRAINE
MARCH 2022

Dear parents and EES community,

We have so far been working in liaison with PromoUkraina  , a Ukrainian association based here in Strasbourg,  who is coordinating all the aid and is also collecting all the donations as well is listing on their website what AID is needed most urgently at present.

For DONATIONS of Wed, 9 Mar until 18:00 or Fri, 11 Mar until 18:00, 

NEWSLETTER - BACK TO SCHOOL
OCTOBER 2021

Dear Parents

​So, we are all back to School!

The APE-EES starts the year with lots of activities, from elections to picnics and Go - Green events :).  

ELECTIONS to the ADMINISTRATION BOARD of the SCHOOL: COUNTDOWN STARTS

​As every year, all APE-EES members elect their representatives to the Administration Board of the School (Conseil d’administration - CA). As you can see, there is one list with 14 members-candidates. The list can only be elected in its entirety, you should not mark/cross etc. any names. We need many votes, so that we have a strong mandate, so every vote counts! 

You vote by putting your envelope into the ballot box in the main entrance of the school. Your child can also drop your envelope for you.

3 DAYS LEFT! VOTING ENDS ON FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER AT 12.00

 

EVENTS: GO-GREEN ON THE GO, PICNIC AT APOLLONIA

​We are seizing the long-awaited opportunity to meet you! The General Assembly on the 13th September gathered about 70 parents and ended with a nice social moment. The picnic on 24th September in Apollonia gardens offered great opportunities for kids to play and parents to chat over some food and drink. Moreover, our beloved Go Green events have already started and have activities pencilled in for almost every Sunday until the end of the year - you can sign up here.

2020-2021

Update 29/08/2021 - General Assembly
CONVOCATION FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Dear families, the Parents' Association of the European School of Strasbourg cordially invites you to its Annual General Meeting on

​Monday, 13.09.2021 at 6:00 pm at the School

Our members who have a sanitary pass may attend our meeting. As every year, we will keep an attendance list. We are also looking into providing a video broadcast to members who are unable to attend in person. We will inform you about this in due time.
You will find all important documents attached. Please direct any questions exclusively to the Parents' Association info@ape-ees.eu, not to the school. We look forward to seeing you.

Update 19/06/2021

Dear Members,
The APE statutes need to be updated, in particular:
✓ Article 2: reference to the APE's membership of CAPEEA (Coordination des Associations des Parents d'Elèves des Ecoles Européennes Agréées), as a founding and active member.
✓ Articles 5, 7, 8: definition of member of the APE and conditions of membership, exclusion and procedure to join the APE
✓ Article 11: to authorise the online holding of the General Assembly in exceptional situations and in accordance with the legal requirements (for registration, voting rights and participation).
✓ Address of the APE

 Thank you for your support.

Susanne CAMARA, President APE-EES

19/04/2021 SPRING APE-EES Newsletter

Dear Parents
We hope that you had a good Easter break and made arrangements for these peculiar holiday weeks. The APE has been active on your behalf - please find underneath an overview of the activities in the last months.

Périscolaire - UFCV

We informed you last November that UFCV had to hire more staff for the EES periscolaire, in order to organise smaller groups and remain in line with the COVID protocol. This has been reflected in the price of the services. We would like to thank you all for footing the slightly higher bills to accommodate these expenses.

As per email from 06/04/2021, all our afterschool care services are closed from Tuesday April 6 until April 23, inclusive (invoice will be adapted accordingly, with no costs incurred during the period of school closing). You will be informed about the opening modalities in a timely manner.

For the school year 2021/2022, the APE is planning some novelties together with the team of the UFCV: the registration procedure will be simplified, new and past, artistic and sports activities for the children are being discussed in order to make their in the after-school care even more exciting. And of course, together with the school, we are looking at better room possibilities. The after-school care team will update you on the developments.


GO Green Events

The APE GO-GREEN team is back again, with Green Events! You can read about the initiative in EnglishFrench and German. OTHER GREEN ACTIVITIES are in the making (see and sign up in the calendar) and we may also be able to repeat activities in case of big requests. One activity, herb picking in the Robertsau forest already took place on the 21st March. If YOU also want to organize a green activity yourself, please contact: gogreen.ape.ees@gmail.com

 

Cooperation with other European Schools - CAPEEA

​By decision of the Bureau du Secrétaire Général des Écoles européennes the three oral examinations for the 2021 session of the European Baccalaureate are cancelled: the european baccalaureate will consist of five written examinations and the A grades. The information on CAPEEA can be found here.

 

School establishment plan 2021-2025

​In January 2021, the APE invited parents to share with us their ideas regarding the future development of the School. We forwarded these as a letter to the management. Thank you for participating!

Save the date - September 2021

We cordially invite you to the annual general meeting, which takes place at the beginning of September,
as it does every year. Perhaps you are interested in getting involved in the APE - we are always looking
for reinforcements, e.g. in the board, in the working groups after school services and GoGreen.
We wish you all the best - you are always welcome to contact us!
Your APE

19/12/2020 - letter to parents

SEASONS GREETINGS: Information Letter to Parents

​Dear Parents, dear Families

​We hope that you are well, that your families are healthy and safe - and that you are looking forward to the holiday season. 

This year is very special and will certainly stay in the memory of our kids and families for a long, long time.

We at the APE are keeping business as usual, supporting the School, parents and kids in their endeavours. Alas, we can’t organise our very popular events such as the St Martin parade, Christmas market, workshops, picnics, which were always a great opportunity for families to meet and for kids to play together. So, for now, we work more in the back office, cooperating with the School Administration, keeping the after school service alive (more below), guaranteeing the functioning of the Lunch-Box service and looking for creative ways to connect the school community together. So if you have good ideas, drop us an email to info-ape@ees.eu or write on the Facebook page of the APE or visit our (new) website, where you can find the latest news.    

Parents' Association members and elections to the Administrative Council of the EES

​The APE General Assembly elected in September the composition of the APE board for 2020/2021.

Subsequently, the election of parents´ representatives to the Administrative Council of the EES took place in October. Many thanks to all of you who participated in the exercise and voted for the APE list (354 parents have cast their vote, with 279 valid votes, 0 blank votes and 75 invalid votes). You can learn more about the “new” and “old” APE board members and the participation in the works of the School in the Who we are and What we do sections on the APE website.  

At present, the French Education Ministry examines possibilities of using new technologies for voting. We remain hopeful that for next elections in 2021 we will use at least some elements of e-voting in order to reduce the carbon print of the operation and also alleviate the human resources required to prepare the election material.

News from from the Périscolaire Working Group of the APE/ UFCV

​First of all, we’d like to thank you for all your patience and understanding in these strange times of Covid. And thank you also for continuing to trust that the UFCV team is doing what is necessary to care for your child/children according to all the latest recommendations. 

​As you can imagine, the current and ongoing sanitary crisis is quite a challenge to the organisation and running of the afterschool activities. It impacted the daily life of the school. As groups across ages are not allowed to mix, and more social distancing is required, the UFCV had to split the groups differently and hire extra staff. Several physical activities are no longer permitted. New initiatives and activities as well as creative thinking are much needed.

​The APE Périscolaire working group remains in weekly, sometimes daily contact with the UFCV team, always looking for best solutions to new challenges, such as the new planning for the S1-S4 Lunch-Box (as the usual premises are being used to conduct exams in the two last weeks). We really appreciate yours and your child’s/children’s flexibility, adaptability and willingness to make things work for the health and safety of everyone. 

​Should you have any questions regarding the measures taken, the activities offered or the lunch box arrangements, please don’t hesitate to contact the UFCV-Team directly or the Périscolaire working group info-ape@ees.eu

 

Security questions 

​Security issues  are an important topic discussed amongst the APE CD members, as well as with the EES direction and that took a large part of the last Administrative Council. The security report mentioned in some discussions will not be circulated as by nature the issue has to remain undisclosed. However, all measures have been taken and the issue is still under scrutiny with local authorities as well as the Education. The APE is following the issue very seriously and is working very closely with the school. Our coordinate action also consists of putting pressure if necessary to help the school obtain appropriate measures.

​Bac and exams 

The school is working, together with other European schools, the parent’s representatives and the Secretary General to organize the Bac 2021 with the current situation in mind. The exams took place as usual in December for S5 and S6 and the pre-bac will be organized in January.

​Dear EES families, stay healthy, enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones, even if it may be only with the help of technology.  And remember - we isolate now, so that when we meet again, no one is missing.

Merry Christmas/ Seasons’ Greetings from your APE

​Susanne, Carolyn, Robyn, Muriel, Anna, Alexandros, Erik, Beatrice, Annette, Joanna, Marcos, Astrid, Jennie, Nadia, Aniello, Anca, Eleni, Banu, Vidor, Christos

10/11/2020  Periscolaire/after school care - new sanitary rules

The periscolaire applies the new EES safety protocol related to COVID pandemics.

Thus, children can only play in smaller and strictly defined groups. The School provided additional rooms so as to accomodate the subsequently larger number of these groups.

Therefore, the UFCV had to hire more personnel, which resulted in a small increase of the monthly fees to be borne by  parents. These changes will be reflected in upcoming invoices.   

General Assembly 2020-2021

The last APE-EES General Assembly has been held on  Thursday the 10th of September 2020 at 6 p.m.

The parents have been asked to renew a part of the Management Committee of the Association of Parents of Pupils.

 

In the view of the current health situation, the General Assembly will be held according to the government instructions, physical distance will be strictly respected, disinfectant will be proposed and we recommend members to bring their mask.

Dear parents, dear members of APE-EES,

In accordance with the statutes of the APE-EES, I have the pleasure to invite you to attend the Ordinary General Assembly of our association.

The Ordinary General Assembly will take place on Thursday the 10th September 2020 at 6 p.m. on the premises of the Strasbourg European School, 2, rue Peter Schwarber, Strasbourg.

The members of the board will be available from 5.30 p.m. onwards to register your presence and verify proxies. According to our status you can have up to three proxies per member present at the General Assembly.

Before the official beginning of our AG we invite you to discuss with us at different tables about the work of the APE. Topics like after school service, Lunchbox, financial activities, events, how to participate as a parent and how to candidate for open positions at the APE will be discussed. We invite you to become more active in your association. And for the new school year we are looking for parents who are willing to work as secretary, as substitute treasurer, website responsible, helping with the after school service and others.

On the APE site https://www.ape-ees.eu/ you will find the membership form, the candidature form, the proxy form and the link for the online payment

Our new address is now working again. Contact us if you have any questions at: info@ape-ees.eu.

I would like to remind you that only members who have paid their membership fee might take part in the General Assembly. You can pay the fees online on the APE site https://www.ape-ees.eu/

If you are unable to attend, you may be represented by another member to vote on your behalf. A proxy form is included. Please note those members attending in person may have no more than three proxies each.

You will find the agenda of the meeting below. Should you wish to add any further discussion points please let me know as soon as possible by e-mail at: info@ape-ees.eu.

At the end of the General Assembly, all members are cordially invited to come and have a drink with us. We would greatly appreciate it if you can let us know whether we can count on your presence.

 

Best regards,

Susanne CAMARA - PRESIDENT OF THE APE

Preparation for the the election of the administrators board 2020-2021

Dear parents,
the election of the parents’ representatives to the Administration Board of the school is coming! It is the representative body of the school community and the school's decision-making body.

The parents' association APE presents a list of 14 members, of which 7 are full members and 7 are deputies.

The procedure:
On 2nd October 2020 the students will receive an envelope (containing the ballots and written explanations) from their teachers.

Please verify that your child brought home those documents.

In previous years you or your child could return the envelope with the ballot paper to school. This year, due to current situation and restrictions, it will no longer be possible for parents to physically access the school for this purpose so that the envelope with the ballot paper will be put in the ballot box by students.

Do not forget to give your child the envelope - last day of election is 9 October 2020!

​Preparation of the election - we need volunteers for 30 September!

The APE is responsible for preparing the election documents.

The preparation of the election documents by volunteers will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 6 pm in the school auditorium. During this time voting letters for all families of the EES must be prepared. The school provides the material. A maximum of 12 people can be in the auditorium at the same time. Volunteers have to register in the attached doodle. Several time slots (of minimum 1
hour) can also be booked. You need to wear the mask at all times. All volunteers’ names will be registered at the school reception so that they can enter the auditorium.

​We thank all parents in advance for their support. Please register yourself at the following doodle link

​The EES APE team

2/10/2020 Election 2020 - Administration Board

Here you find more info about the administrators board election 2020.

2019-2020

World Cafe 6. February 2020

We say thank you to all parents representatives.

Parents Letter July 2020

Dear parents,

We need you !!

Would you like to be a real part of the school life? Would you like to know more about the place, where your kid or kids spend nearly 8 hours per day? Are you keen to help them for events, parties or the after-school services (périscolaire)? Or, if you are more a number person, helping to keep the books of the APE? Or, if you are more the geek type, giving a hand to embellish this website?

Every one of you are most welcome to become a part of the parent’s association. We really need more mothers and fathers actively involved in our organization.

All the talks and thoughts about participation: this is an opportunity to make it happen!

Its maybe not well known amongst all parents but the APE organizes the Lunchbox and the after-school service, and there are always things needed to be done!

If you want to invest some time and energy in a very helpful job that would take you around 10 hours per month, please contact us and send the attached application form at info@ape-ees.eu.

And if you would like to become a full member of the APE-Team, we invite you to present your candidacy at the beginning of next school year. Once a year, at the general assembly, the APE Team is elected.

We invite all parents for our next general assembly on September 10th, 2020 at 6 p.m. at school. Please save this date. From August, you can pay your membership fee again on our homepage www.ape-ees.eu.

We would also like invite you for a picnic in a new format on September 18th, at 5 p.m. Please save this date as well.

We are looking very much forward to making life at the EES even more attractive for our kids with your help.

 

Thanks so much in advance and see you soon,

Your APE Team

General Assembly 2019-2020

The next APE-EES General Assembly will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. You will be asked to renew a part of the Management Committee of the Association of Parents of Pupils.

In accordance with the statutes of the APE-EES, we have the pleasure to invite you to attend the Ordinary General Assembly of our association. The Ordinary General Assembly will take place on Tuesday 10 th September 2019 at 6 p.m. on the premises of the Strasbourg European School, 2, rue Peter Schwarber, Strasbourg. The members of the board will be available from 5.30 p.m. onwards to register your presence and verify proxies.

We would like to remind you that only members who have paid their membership fee may take part in the General Assembly. You may renew/pay your fee up to the beginning of the GA. If you are unable to attend, you may be represented by another member to vote on your behalf. A proxy form is included. Please note those members attending in person may have no more than three proxies each. You will find the agenda of the meeting below.

Should you wish to add any further discussion points please let me know as soon as possible by e-mail at: contactapeees@gmail.com.

For families who are unable to find an alternative solution, the APE-EES will organize a child minding service during the evening. Please complete the attached form in order to help us organize this service in the best possible conditions.

At the end of the General Assembly, all members are cordially invited to come and have a drink with us. We would greatly appreciate it if you can let us know whether we can count on your presence. 

CAPEA conference 2019

The Accredited European School Parents Associations’ Coordination Conference took place this year, 26 September 2019 in Club du Vieux Port, Marseille.

The APE-EES was represented by Banu and Carole. The minutes of the meeting with Agenda points and discussions is available and can be read by following the link below.

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