iPad Conference For Parents
- Published: 20 March 2023 20 March 2023
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On Thursday 16th March 2023 the ESF Parent association organised a zoom conference for parents to meet Mrs Magali Netrval, an expert on dyslexia and dyspraxia, who presented DYS therapies, support, and assistive technologies (especially the digital tablet), contextualising it within the latest support changes and initiatives in the European Schools.
Mrs Netrval has shared the main benefits of assistive technologies during school hours and at home for such students, with concrete tips and examples. She has also recalled how the use of iPads / tablets are embedded in the revised Educational Support Policy of the European Schools; Mrs. Chatzivasilliadou, among others Educational Support Coordinator at the ESF Secondary, has also provided a short overview of how such tools can be introduced at school.
The ESF PA is very thankful to Mrs. Magali Netrval for giving the ESF parents the opportunity to learn more about the use of Ipads and look forward to next chances to cooperate in this area.
For parents of the school, the pdf of the evening is available here.
Prominent guest at the European School Frankfurt
- Published: 06 March 2023 06 March 2023
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Paralympics winner Franziska Liebhardt gives a breathtaking talk about her sporting success, her handicap and her personal motivation to be successful in achieving anything.
Sports halls and stadiums: these are places where Franziska was often to be found. After her sporting successes, Franziska Liebhardt, who won the gold medal in the shot put at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio and took silver in the long jump with her handicap, can be found at the European School Frankfurt in the European Hours, among other places, where she shares her impressive story. You might be wondering now how it all came about? Carina Neupert, who is a three-time world champion in Ju-Jutsu, is a physical education teacher at ESF and teaches on the topic of "Paralympics- "Yes you Can" as part of the European Hours.
No one could be more supportive than Franzi, a multiple organ transplant who suffered a stroke as a result of her multiple transplants, which made her eligible to participate in Para-sports. She fought her way through with an iron will and achieved the unbelievable: Gold in Rio in the shot put.
This story is simply too fabulous not to share: In lessons that build on each other several times, the children learn more about people with disabilities in everyday life and what makes Paralympic sport so fascinating.
EuroKids - Door to Door Minibus Services
- Published: 21 November 2022 21 November 2022
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Based on parent feedback, we are pleased to announce we will be launching EuroKids Minibus services which will be operating door to door from 9th January 2023, dependent on parent interest.
Potential lines have been created for Riedberg, Offenbach and Oberursel, based on parent demand. We are aware that many parents living in areas which are outside of these places may be interested in these services and we have created an application to address this. Parents can communicate a non-binding ‘expression of interest’ through our Minibus application.
The more parents use the minibus services, the more cost effective these services will be and the more parents we will be able to serve. In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Wishing you and your families all the best,
Your EuroKids Team
Christmas in a Shoebox
- Published: 24 November 2022 24 November 2022
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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 almost 800 gifts. Thank you for all of you.
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.
You can watch the photos of the distribution of our presents from 2021 here and here.
We will start collecting the presents this year on Monday, 28 November.
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 Monday, 12 December.
- Published: 21 October 2022 21 October 2022
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The PA is working to get the most benefits for the students of the European School. Also, for this school year we have put together an updated internal database of ESF students willing to provide babysitting services for their younger schoolmates.
In order to benefit from this service, you must be registered as a member of the parents' association.
In this case you will have access to the database once you have logged in with your credentials.
You can access the list by following this link:
You will find all the contact details that you need to get in contact with an ESF student and manage to get babysitting services.
In order to protect minors, you will first get in contact with the students' parents.
This year's call for students was a success as more than 25 students from all parts of Frankfurt and its surroundings offered their services, so don't hesitate to contact them. The fees will be set directly by the students, the parents' association is not involved in this.
We hope you will enjoy our project and that you will be comfortable with the babysitting programme we have built for you.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
With our best regards,
Selene Dall’Olio and Cristina Triandafil
On behalf of the Parents' Association