Dutch after-school language classes will be offered from August 21st, 2017 at the Atlanta International School [AIS] as part of their new Heritage Language program. Below follow some interesting points and the contact details of Hermine Morrell who is coordinating this exciting program. Make sure to enroll quickly if interested!
The program is also open to non AIS families.
Classes meet twice a week, meaning 3 hours a week. The basis for the tuition fees is $25 per class. By charging $25 the groups can be self-funding with only three students which allows greater individualized support for your child and makes it possible for us to offer a greater range of languages and age groups.
The tutor will be an experienced native speaker, in partnership with De Molenwiek which will enable us to have access to their teachers.
The curriculum will be designed by AIS, inquiry based (with STEAM components) and inspired by the IB curriculum. AIS’s framework will not match the requirements of the R1 classes offered by De Molenwiek.
5K – Grade 2
3 – 4.30pm
8/21 to 12/13
Grades 3 to 5
Tues & Thurs
3 – 4.30pm
8/22 to 12/14
Contact Details: Hermine Morrell, Heritage Language Coordinator / French Language Acquisition Teacher | ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 – Direct phone (404) 841-2060 | email
On June 1st, a complimentary seminar regarding doing business in Europe will be organized by Frazier & Deeter and Arnall Golden Gregory. What are some of the key business considerations to understand before taking the leap across the pond? This panel of experts will accelerate your learning curve.
The event starts at 8 am with Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter and Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory as moderators.
The program is as follow:
8:00 – 8:05 Welcome and introduction – Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter and Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory
8:05 – 8:10 Belgian Consul General Comments – William De Baets, Consulate General of Belgium
8:10 – 8:15 UK Consul General Comments – Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consulate-General
8:15 – 8:45 UK Discussion – Dom Fiore, PKF London
8:45 – 9:15 Belgium Discussion – Kurt DeHaen, PKF Belgium
9:15 – 9:45 German Discussion – Wolfgang Van Kerkom, PKF Germany
9:45 – 10:15 Break and networking
10:15 – 10:45 Ireland Discussion – Patt Flynn, Flynn O’Driscoll and Micheal Smith, IDA Ireland
10:45 – 11:30 European Legal Discussion – Kai Westerwelle, Taylor Wessing
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch and networking – Ania Lackey, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
1:00 – 1:30 Eastern Europe Discussion – Dieter Natlacen, Taylor Wessing
Fancy a trip to Greenville, SC? Why not tackle along the Kortrijk Sister City Delegation in Greenville, SC from May 9th – 13th?
The main purpose of the ‘K2G’ delegation visit is for both cities to learn more about -and be inspired by- each other’s people, ambitions, approach and accomplishments. In addition, it’s all about:
exploring shared interests and mutual opportunities related to government, urban development, education, arts, and business.
establishing many new and valuable relationships between community, educational, and business leaders in Kortrijk/West Flanders and Greenville/The Upstate, that are excited about helping to maintain and develop this sister city relationship, while providing new opportunities for them-selves and the organizations or companies they represent.
developing the Kortrijk-Greenville bridge as a unique gateway between our both countries.
For the epicureans, enjoy a “Belgian Beer Dinner” on Wednesday May 10th at 7 pm at The Trappe Door, downtown Greenville. This “fusion” menu is a mix of Belgian with Southern specialities. The cost per person is $70 all-in (without alcohol: $50 per head), including meeting those Belgian Delegation participants:
Mr. Vincent Van Quickenborne, Kortrijk Mayor and Member of the Belgian House of Representatives
Ms. Kelly Detavernier, Kortrijk City Council Member
Ms. Dominique Viaene, Sister Cities Coordinator for Kortrijk
Mr. Stijn Debaillie, Coordinator at DesignRegio Kortrijk
Mr. Matthieu Marisse, Regional Director for VOKA South-West Flanders
Mr. Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder & Managing Director of MyMachine Global Foundation
Ms. Isabelle Pertry, Head of the Internationalization Department at Howest
Mr. Roel Vandommele, Director of Education at Howest
Ms. Isabel Vanslembrouck, Director of Research and Development at VIVES
Ms. Patricia Waerniers, Director of Education at VIVES
Dr. Petra Huyst, Staff Member Research at KULAK
Prof. Dr. Ir. Wim Thielemans, Provincial Chair of Advanced Materials at the Renewable Materials and Nanotechnology Research Group at KULAK
Mr. William de Baets, Consul General for Belgium in Atlanta
Mr. Wim Van Cauteren, Trade Commissioner at Flanders Investment & Trade
Mr. Anton Mertens, President of the Belgian American Chamber of the South
Mr. Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten, President of the French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas (and a Belgian!)
Of course, a number of “Greenville VIPs” will also be in attendance, and it will be a very relaxed and enjoyable event; no formalities or black tie…. Only 32 spots remaining for the dinner, out of a total of 80 – First come – first served [invitation has not yet been extended to the general public].
Since 2002, De Molenwiek offers Dutch/Flemish language and culture classes for kids from the age of 2.
You are kindly invited to attend their open house and silent auction – to help secure a bright future for the school – in Dunwoody, on Saturday March 25th at 7.30 pm. Expect a fun event with Belgian beer, Hollandse bitterballen and dance the night away!
When – Saturday March 25th at 7.30 pm
Where – “The Branches Clubhouse” in Dunwoody | 1318 Winding Branch Circle– Atlanta 30338
Entry – $25 via Paypal, tickets to be booked in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets include food and drinks for the evening. Advanced ticket purchase only.
Join Heidi and Geert for their Mardi Gras party in their backyard on February 25th from 7 til 11 pm. And we are in Georgia so the weather should be good however check your email for any change of plans notification [this could be last minute]. Let your imagination go, get creative … because you will need to dressed for the occasion!
When: Saturday Feb 25, 2017 from 7pm till 11 pm
Where: Heidi & Geert’s patio [full address in RSVP]
A little bit over the venue – The Foundry at Puritan Mill, located in the King Plow Arts District, is a 12,000 square feet event space with original pine beams, expansive skylights, and polished concrete floors. The foundry, built in 1921, was constructed and operated by Puritan Chemical Company until 1996. In 2000, the location was purchased, restored and converted into a mixed-use facility.
Nuit Belge’s other stops are New Orleans on 2/3, Nashville on 3/18 and Charleston on 3/25.
When: Saturday February 25th, 2017, from 7- 10 pm.
Where: The Foundry at Puritan Mill | 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Ticket prices range from $99-$149 and include entry, tasting glass, festival program, and unlimited food & beverage samples.
This is a 21+ event and proper ID is required for entrance.
Dress to impress (no shorts,t-shirts,or flip flops).
A French-Belgian co-production largely shot in Belgium. With Belgian actor Stéphane DE GROODT as Jean, who said about his role in the movie: ‘This is the first time I’ve done a period film and the more I continue in this business, the more I want to erase our friend Stéphane de Groodt, who I know well, in favor of characters who are damaged, tortured, hidden and complex.‘ Bruno MULLENAERTS is police chief… and we have a brochette of Belgian kids: Igor VAN DESSEL student at Lycee Martin V in Louvain-La-Neuve as Maurice, Lou LAMBRECHT as Rachel and Fantine HARDUIN, as Erika, from Mouscron…
About the Film – Based on Fanny Ben-Ami’s autobiographical novel, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.
Saint Nicolas/Sinterklaas will reach Roswell on Saturday December 3rd at 10 am. The Legend will have bags full of presents of all kinds (provided by you, dear parents) and goody bags.
This fun morning, organized by beATL and De Molenwiek, is open to young and young at heart.
When: Saturday December 3rd from 10 am til 12.30 pm
Where: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
Presents [not more than $15/present/child]: must be dropped in advance [see locations days and times below]. Bring a wrapped present for your child(ren) clearly marked with their full name(s).
Registration sheet [write on a piece of paper in block letters 1/ the details of the person in charge in your family with email address and 2/the first and last names of each person in your party] + payment [checks payable to de Molenwiek] must accompany all presents with at the latest with the name(s) of your child(ren) and including all adults attending the party.
Cost: $5.00 per person (child(ren) and adult(s)) – kids aged 2 and under are free but must be registred.
Drop off locations:
Tuesdays 11/8 and 11/15 between 3.45 pm and 6.15 pm at st. Davids Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd., Roswell, GA 30076
Fridays 11/11 and 11/18 between 9 am en 12 pm: Bethel United Methodist Church, room D12, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068
All other days at the frontdoor of de Molenwiek, 1007 Applegate Dr., Roswell, GA 30076
We have only one National Day so join beATL for a lovely afternoon at the beach with your fellow compatriots on Sunday July 24th from 12 to 6 pm.
beATLe Diane has reserved a covered pavillion at the Atlanta Yacht Club where we will have our National PicNic, rain or shine! There will be fun for the whole fam: you can hit the waves, play in the sand, compete in a game of volleyball or petanque, go kayaking or simply relax.
beATL is excited to announce a very Special Guest: the Belgian Waffle Exchange! beATLes Chris and Kathy will spoil us with some yummy Belgian waffles towards the end of the afternoon. Keep them in mind for your corporate events, birthday parties, family reunions, weddings and other fun get-togethers!
Please read carefully the Logistics, especially the waiver … and be courteous: use our RSVP system even if you are not joining us…
WAIVER: beATL and the Atlanta Yacht Club will not be responsible for in any and all activities associated with the event. Your family and guests are your sole responsibility and your participation is voluntary. So no claim for any injury, incident, illness, loss, liability, damage, claim or cost, including actual attorney fees and costs that may arise from or in any way be in connection with the activities of beATL’s and the use of the property and facilities of Atlanta Yacht Club. There is no lifeguard on duty!
When: Sunday July 24th from 12 to 6 pm – gates won’t open before 12 pm! Drive slowly towards the gates for access.
Where: Atlanta Yacht Club | 7120 Yacht Club Dr, Acworth, GA 30102 – Directions. Be aware of road works populating I-75…
Parking: Parking is available on the grass around and in front of the Club House. Park sensibly to leave enough space for others and do not block any boats! For your convenience, you can drop off your material and attributes at the pavillion upon arrival.
What to bring (list is not exhaustive):
picnic basket to feed your family and guests … food, snacks, cups and plates, silverware, utensils, if needed, napkins, paper towels,…
cooler with an assortment of kid-friendly and adult beverages and plenty of ice. Don’t forget water, corkscrew or bottle opener if needed!
if you want to use the grills, bring everything to that effect … charcoal, matches but also cleaning material! You will be responsible to clean it after use.
beach games, ball (beach, volley,…), petanque, frisbee, other sports gear
swimming attributes including bathing suit, floaties, water air mattress, kayak, lifejacket (a must if you go outside the swimming area),…
pail and shovel, bucket, other beach toys, book, magazine, binoculars,…
towels, extra clothes, flip flops …
beach chairs, beach umbrella and remember hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug repellent.
What not to bring
Weapons of any kind, pets, motorcycles.
More to know
the Club House has restrooms including a changing station for babies
if you intend to go outside the swimming area, you must wear a life jacket
for the sun sensitive souls, there are plenty shady spots under trees or pavillion. The pavillion has fans and there is an additional portable one.
I can’t believe that beATL made its debut 2 years ago, right after the 2014 World Cup! Time flies.
The 2016 European Championship games start tomorrow …
Join beATL and Red Devils USA in the heart of the action at Fado’s BUCKHEAD for memorable and crazy moments. Enter Fado – with your Belgian attire – and keep going straight … You will find us, at the bar with eyes glued to the screens.
Here are our games, the ones you don’t want to miss!
beATL Steven has organized a pronostic ‘game’ … It’s not too late to participate for free or for $10, the choice is yours! Rules and instructions are revelead here or Excel file.
For those closer to Decatur, Three Taverns Brewery – with beATL Joran – will show all the Belgian games + some other important games as well. Entry fee is $14 (you must be 21) and it includes tastings for up to 36 ounces of their beer on tap and a souvenir glass.