Sports bags on sale in the school libraries
- 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.
A Nordic Walking activity for ESF parents
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESF PA Webinar: The burnout we can't talk about, or when parenting becomes a nightmare - 5 October 8pm on Zoom
- Published: 28 September 2021 28 September 2021
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Dear Parents, Teachers and School Staff,
The Parents Association is happy to invite you to a Zoom webinar 'The burnout we can't talk about' hosted by Clinical Psychologist & Neuroscientist Dr. Slava Guergova, on October 05th, 2021 at 8pm.
Parental burnout, or when raising kids becomes a nightmare: exhausted, empty, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Raising children constitutes a major source of stress for parents and the Covid 19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation for many of us. Identifying and acting on this stress is essential to prevent it from turning into real burnout.
- What exactly is parental burnout and how is it different from stress and depression?
- What signs and symptoms should we pay attention to?
- What makes us vulnerable to parental burnout and how can we change that?
- What can we do to avoid mental and physical exhaustion?
Dr. Slava Guergova presents an interactive webinar to address these questions and provide parents with specific tools and guidance.
Dr. Guergova is a French-Bulgarian Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Neuroscientist and an expert in Educational Sciences. She has been serving the international community of Frankfurt and its region since 2013 as psychotherapist for adults and adolescents.
If you would like to take part in the conference, please write an e-mail to email@example.com
The conference will be interactive but if you have specific questions related to the topic that you would like Dr. Guergova to answer during the webinar, please email them directly to her until Sep. 30th at the latest.
A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the conference.
Looking forward to seeing you in attendance.
Your Parents Association
New Family Welcome Coffee - this year with ACTUAL coffee!
- 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.
Join our Nordic Walking group at ESF
- Published: 28 September 2021 28 September 2021
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The Nordic Walking activity is back on track : join our ESF group.
Created two years ago at the ESF on the initiative of parents, we imagined this activity as a way of creating a dynamic between the practice of a sporting activity and a convivial space open to parents of all school levels and all language sections.
We will meet on Tuesdays and/or Fridays at 9.00 am in the Nidda Parc, close to the school (Nidda Kiosk, Praunheimer Landstraße 228.).
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. 14€ for 1 session or 12€ for 10 sessions card (not subsidised by the Parents Association).
A medical form must be filled in before starting the activity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the necessary information.