Sinterklaas 2020 – online
This year the Sinterklaas culture day will be taking place online. The day will start at 10:00 am with a joint opening in which we will welcome Sinterklaas and after that the pupils can visit Saint Nicholas per class. The preschoolers will be the first to visit Sinterklaas, then the kindergarteners and finally the primary school group. In the meantime, the teachers will provide fun and educational Sinterklaas activities. After the visit to Sinterklaas, the day will end. More information on this is also to come next week!
We are, of course, disappointed but everyone is doing their best to make it a fun day for the kids.
Sinterklaas songs video
SongsPiet is making a video of De Esdoorn families singing songs for Sinterklaas. Don’t forget to upload your video of the Sinterklaas song to the Google Photos folder before end of day Monday November 23rd. If you haven’t requested your song yet, please send SongPiet an email ASAP!
Sinterklaas is a rich and important tradition in the Netherlands and Belgium, and each year he is invited to come to Canada with the Piets to visit. Will he come again this year?
First time meeting Sinterklaas? Expect around 100 kids with their families in a nice big hall with games, Dutch food, and more. Doors open at 10, Sinterklaas arrives at 11. Sint and the Piets can be visited on stage and will also mingle. De Esdoorn teachers will help sing songs and tell a story.
Here are some tips to prepare for Sinterklaas coming to Cloverdale this year:
1. Sign up for present giving
Fill out the form, and bring a present with you to Cloverdale. Discreetly hand off the present to Pakjes Piet. When it’s your time slot, get in the line with the other kids and Sinterklaas will present the gift to your child and take a photo with Sint and the Piets.
2. Practice your Sinterklaas songs
There’s nothing better than a room full of people singing together! Learn the songs ahead of time with your kids.
3. Follow Sint and the Piets
Watch the Sinterklaas Journaal — a daily news cast chronicling the misteps and adventures of Sint and the Piets — with your kids and get wrapped up in the fun.
See you in Cloverdale!