Saint Nicholas

Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas travels to our schools in North Hollywood, Orange County en San Diego every year to visit the children. Around December 6, the school organizes a wonderful Sinterklaas celebration. The arrival of Saint Nicholas and the meet & greet with Sinterklaas is always a special moment. The children have a lot of fun with arts & crafts, playing Dutch games, meeting St. Nicholas, receiving a present and play together with their friends. And let's not forget the delicious pepernoten and chocolate letters.

For the parents it is a great celebration, too. A lot of childhood memories are involved. There is also a lot of fun, the opportunity to meet other international parents and to enjoy a fantastic buffet with Dutch and Flemish food.

The Sinterklaas party is a fundraiser for our school and a big event for the Dutch community in Southern California. Each year, beautiful baskets are given away through silent auction and raffle. The proceeds go entirely to our school to buy new teaching materials and books for our library.

Click here if you want to receive our invitation for the annual Sinterklaas party.

Invitation for our Sinterklaas party on Saturday Dec. 3rd 2022


On Saturday December 3rd Sinterklaas is coming to our to our 3 schools to meet you and the children!


Program

The party starts at 10:30 am. Sinterklaas and the Pieten arrive at 11 am! The program includes a meet & greet with Sinterklaas, arts & crafts, games, a potluck lunch (pizza for the children) and lots of “pepernoten en gezelligheid”. For the children there will be a chocolate letter. The party will last until 1:30 pm.


Registration*

Please register below for the location you will join (pay attention that you select the right school):


  • North Hollywood school

https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/89b6068b-095c-4e88-aa56-5ccc8437ac73


  • Orange County school

https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/e5cc7d22-c2fb-42f2-b2fa-be2d7c145d14


  • San Diego - please write an email to Laura via lligthart@dutchschoolsocal.org and the invitation will be sent to you.


* The deadline to register is Tuesday November 29.

* This year we are using Zeffy as a platform for registration. This is entirely FREE for the school and for you, since we are a nonprofit organization. Zeffy automatically adds a service fee at the end but you can opt out/or reduce the amount by selecting "other amount" and type in "0" or any other amount.


Important

- please bring a dish for the potluck (this can be a main course, side dish or dessert)

- the school will provide coffee, refreshments, pepernoten, speculaas and pizza for the children.

- for parents with children: please bring a wrapped gift (value $15-20) per child with his/her name on it and their age.

- this year we are allowed to invite some families outside the school. So if you know of some Dutch/Belgian families with children who would like to join please feel free to give them the registration link.


Fundraiser

Sinterklaas is an important fundraiser for our school. Any donations are highly appreciated. Any amount helps…small or big! There will also be a silent auction with some amazing items to bid on, such as a trip to Mexico!

If you have any ideas about silent auction items, you know a company who could offer our school something or you can offer the school something nice yourself, please let us know. All help is greatly appreciated!


We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible!